Iltis and the tiniest Violet

Viola liliputana — one of the smallest terrestrial angiosperms discovered — newly published by Hugh Iltis and Harvey Ballard.  First collected 50 years ago in a remote high Andean plateau, smaller than a penny, and named the top new species of the year. Congratulations Dr. Iltis!

 

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/tiny-violet-a-big-find-for-uw-madison-botany-legend/article_f73c4532-bb2a-524a-8207-5c69d6bc7745.html

veg sampling – Michigan

plant ID at Talmadge Creek

plant ID at Talmadge Creek

sampling vegetation in the summer sun . . . walking in the creek, keying out willows, getting your feet wet – not too bad.  A few new plants for me today – Proserpinaca palustris, Bromus secalinus, B. commutatus.