Field Trip To Ione Basin--October 14, 2002

Western Foothills Of The Sierra Nevada

Amador County, California

Here is a brushy clump of Sticky white-leaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida, observed near the famous Lygodium Gulch fossil leaf locality in the Middle Eocene Ione Formation. This is a very common variety of manzanita found within the unique Ione Chaparral botanic association, Ione Basin, Amador County, California. Image snapped on October 14, 2002.

Please note: All fossil localities in the Ione Formation of Amador County, California, presently occur on private property; explicit permission from the land owners must be secured before collecting fossils there.

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