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!
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.