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Channel Island Morning Glory

Calystegia Macrostegia amplissima

Description:

A large Morning Glory endemic to the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. It is listed as rare and endangered. It is mostly white but many have some pink on the petals. It can cover large areas, especially in the protected valleys with sun and water. It is not found much up on the hills and cliffs exposed to the wind. The Bee in the second picture is of the Family Andrenidae, the Miner Bees. See the spotting for this Bee: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/408....

Habitat:

Santa Cruz Island, just inland from Scorpion Cove, Channel Islands.

Notes:

http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_I...

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you Mark, it also doesn't seem to close up in the bright sun like most Morning Glories do.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Wow that one is different!

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

California, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2014
Submitted on Jun 29, 2014

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