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GNAA exposes the dangers of hiring Latvians (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653308)

GNAA exposes the dangers of hiring Latvians
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The headline is wrong (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653314)

It's not really extinct. It can be found in California.

Re:The headline is wrong (4, Funny)

Kinky Bass Junk (880011) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653343)

"The Flower Previously Known as 'Extinct'"
Would be a much radder headline.

Re:The headline is wrong (5, Funny)

eclectro (227083) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653479)

It's not really extinct. It can be found in California.

No, submitter is right. By time you read the headline everybody will have been out to get one for themselves. It is indeed extinct now.

It was doomed anyway by global warming and whatnot.

News Update (1)

PerfectSmurf (882935) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653708)

The state of California has mounted a campaign to eradicate the Mount Diablo buckwheat, a flower recently rediscovered after being thought extinct for decades. Lab tests on the flower indicate that it causes cancer in the state of California.

In related news, while trying to rejuvenate his image Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pledged to "Terminate" the cancer causing flower. Later that same day famed California channeler and psychic Lorraine Howard held a news conference during which she channeled the flower and responded to the governor in devilish voice saying, "I'll be back."

Re:The headline is wrong (5, Funny)

jimi the hippie (725322) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653500)

Dateline California: Experts crap their pants when they discover the Mt Diablo Buckwheat growing on the side of Mt Diablo. To quote one horticologist, "We thought it was extinct, afterall in the previous 70 years we have not discovered a single one. Then all of a sudden our intern Steve suggested looking around its namesake mountain. Low and behold it was there after all, you should have seen the look on my face when I had to pay Steve that 20 bucks I bet him."

Re:The headline is wrong (3, Funny)

TRS80NT (695421) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653712)

Good point, jimi. What are the odds of finding Mt. Diablo buckwheat ON Mt. Diablo? It's like what were the odds of Lou Gehrig getting Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Re:The headline is wrong (-1, Troll)

Mr Hurty (868736) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653505)

Jeez thanks for the heads up AC....mighta missed that one loser

He found a *flower* (-1, Offtopic)

FirienFirien (857374) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653322)

News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.

Re:He found a *flower* (1, Funny)

0x461FAB0BD7D2 (812236) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653351)

He's a Berkeley grad student. It's quite obvious what he's going to do with the flower: get Amit Singh to install BSD (naturally) on it.

Re:He found a *flower* (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653436)

oh jeez..

for a second i was hoping to read "cut it open.. let the nice extract seep out.. and smoke it/brew it in some tea to enjoy a nice trip.."

it still shocks me to this day that the nerds have overwhelmed the druggies at UCB..

say, does RMS still smoke opium?

Re:He found a *flower* (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653613)

Berkeley-grads are not what they used to be.

Today, it's all about "GET $$$ QUICK"; see FuckedGoogle [fuckedgoogle.com] for reference.

It's all fagots like Larry Page: no drugs, no moral, no penis

Re:He found a *flower* (0)

Cygnus78 (628037) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653389)

Well, he _looks_ like a nerd.

Re:He found a *flower* (5, Insightful)

Reene (808293) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653395)

So what, botany nerds/geeks don't count?

Re:He found a *flower* (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653472)

I think you meant, "So what, botany nerds/geeks don't count, you insensive clod?"

Re:He found a *flower* (1)

Reene (808293) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653476)

I think it's a given that the "insensitive clod" part is implied. ;)

Re:He found a *flower* (1)

houghi (78078) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653523)

I think it's a given that the "insensitive clod" part is implied.

Should that not be: I think it's a given that the "insensitive clod" part is implied, you insensitive clod. Oh, wait.

Re:He found a *flower* (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653401)

"When I took people out to see it, they just walked right by it," Park said. "They couldn't grok that the thing could be so small and dainty."

News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.

Re:He found a *flower* (4, Interesting)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653529)

Hey, I'm raising my kids to be geeks. Oh, they like computers, that goes without saying. But I'm teaching them to like biology too. Instead of teaching them to react with fear and revulsion when they see I spider, I have them look closely and count the number of pairs of eyes they can find. Once we found a daring jumping spider (Phidippus audax) in our garden. This spider is really cool. It's very active because it chases it's prey, leaping on it and killing it with it's chelicerae (fangs), which are a shiny metallic green. One of my entomologist geek friends (who likes other arthopods too), tells me they make good pets.

Nature is cool, and I don't want them to miss out. But I also have an ulterior motive. Informatics was a great field to work in in the late 20th century. It still is. But the most exciting field in this century is going to be biology and its applications.

Re:He found a *flower* (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653572)

Please tell us more facts about the future. Perhaps they can be used to ensure that our kids don't have to work at all...

Re:He found a *flower* (5, Funny)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653624)

Please tell us more facts about the future.

Sure, no problem. Here's a couple:

You still aren't going to be able to buy a flying car. You will, however, be able to invest in a company which intends to build one.

Some time between 2015 to 2025, expect the cadre of kids now in pre-school to adopt a musical style that current fans of rap will find incomprehensible and offsensive.

Perhaps they can be used to ensure that our kids don't have to work at all...

Well, by the standards of my grandparents and even my parents, what I do hardly counts as work, because it doesn't involve the daily risk of death and dismemberment and is not brutally punishing on my body. I expect that by my grandchildren's time, work will look like hanging around in coffee shop and chatting.

This just in (5, Funny)

el_womble (779715) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653323)

In a rare interview Eriogonom truncatum states "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."

Re:This just in (1)

Ziviyr (95582) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653347)

monty python voice:
"hes getting better"

This just in i'm a wanker (-1, Troll)

Mr Hurty (868736) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653513)

Eriogonom = what the fuck does that mean...oooh i know i'll use a big word and fucked if the mods dont gimme points for it

Re:This just in i'm a wanker (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653558)

It's part of the name of the flower.

RTFA

Re:This just in i'm a wanker (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653642)

This just in... it's the name of the flower, troll. I may be feeding you, but just in case a mod agrees with your sentiment, it's worth attaching this.

It's even in the summary, you don't have to read the article. So I guess it's not "just in." It was in from the beginning.

Re:This just in (1)

CortoMaltese (828267) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653733)

This reminds me of a Far Side cartoon with dinosaurs having a barbeque, and one of them wearing an "Extinct and loving it" t-shirt.

"Extinct" (4, Informative)

gowen (141411) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653324)

You keep using that word, and I don't think it means what you think it does. This flower is self-evidently not extinct.

Clue : the phrase you're looking for is "Wildflower previously thought extinct".

Re:"Extinct" (0)

Mr Hurty (868736) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653530)

ooh lets see what i can get modded up for this insightful wank fest. of course it's nt extinct...it's nailed to the perch t ono tlook likes it's extinct que monty python mod points for me :)

Why is this news for nerds? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653326)

"When I took people out to see it, they just walked right by it," Park said. "They couldn't grok that the thing could be so small and dainty."

Oh.

Re:Why is this news for nerds? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653674)

It's news for herbs.

Re:Why is this news for nerds? (-1, Offtopic)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653747)

That's news for herbs, stuff that manures.

Oh, wait.

It can't be extinct if its been found! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653328)

There is a difference between "extinct" and "very rare".

Re:It can't be extinct if its been found! (0)

koi88 (640490) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653779)

There is a difference between "extinct" and "very rare".

But what an exciting headline that would make: "Very rare herb found in California."
Wow.

Guess its not (0, Redundant)

apathyonline (886926) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653329)

Guess its not extinct now, is it. :)

Extinct? (0, Redundant)

GraemeDonaldson (826049) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653330)

How can it be extinct if they found it growing there?

It's not extinct (1)

3.5 stripes (578410) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653336)

e's just been hiding.

I'm guessing it was reaaaally small flower.

Although seeds can be viable for a really long time, maybe that is the case here?

Grok! (1)

MobileC (83699) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653345)

Well this gets my vote for the best use of the word "grok" by a non computer nerd.

Re:Grok! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653367)

Please eat shit and die.

Re:Grok! (1)

poor_boi (548340) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653373)

nothing really computer-centric about 'grok'. maybe nerd centric. there are definitely botany nerds.

Re:Grok! (0)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653434)

Like, dude, grok was groked first by hippies, and I've got the sandles and beads to prove it. Keep on truckin'!

KFG

Is there anything we can do? (3, Funny)

Council (514577) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653354)

Oh my God.
Following a different routine from his normal survey, he stumbled across the plants - about 20 in all - in full bloom
We must hope that these 20 are the only ones. I hope that they'll move quickly enough to wipe out this terrible scourge once and for all.
"When I took people out to see it, they just walked right by it," Park said. "They couldn't grok that the thing could be so small and dainty."
We never see these horrors coming because deep down, we're just too good to imagine these things growing in our own backyards. We've been blind for too long.
"It was very exciting, and I've spent a few weeks being stunned over this thing," he said. "But I'll be glad when it's over."
We all will, Michael, we all will. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
"At this point, it is really tenuous. Here, it's still hanging on by its fingernails, and the publicity alone could be enough to wipe it out again."
We can only pray.

Oh the irony (4, Funny)

Adrilla (830520) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653355)

Then the ivory-billed woodpecker [wikipedia.org] thought to also be extinct ate it.

Re:Oh the irony (2, Funny)

Gaewyn L Knight (16566) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653681)

and died because it is poisonous to ivory-billed woodpeckers. :}

Re:Oh the irony (1)

Adrilla (830520) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653736)

naturally!

New Headline: Wildflowers invent time travel!! (1)

OneDeeTenTee (780300) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653357)

Yeah, I know it was probably hibernation, I did RTFA of course.

Re:New Headline: Wildflowers invent time travel!! (2, Funny)

dbolger (161340) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653377)

You fool, John Titor brought them back on the soles of his shoes.

Wait, how far back did he go again?

Hmm.. let's see.. (-1, Troll)

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Great! (-1, Redundant)

evenprime (324363) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653363)


Let's feed the flower to the newly re-discovered ivory billed woodpecker! :)

keep it up (3, Funny)

poor_boi (548340) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653366)

1 down, 831 to go. [redlist.org]

Monty Python and the Mount Diablo Buckwheat (0)

dbolger (161340) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653370)

Its not quite extinct...

Re:Monty Python and the Mount Diablo Buckwheat (0, Redundant)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653439)

Maybe it was just pinin' for the fjords.

KFG

It was extinct (0)

noisymime (816237) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653750)

...but it got better

Quick! (3, Funny)

bigmouth_strikes (224629) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653375)

Someone make this a geocache spot so we can stampede it into extinction once and for all!

Well then it's not extinct (-1, Redundant)

syousef (465911) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653386)

Gotta love the wording!

Wildflower extinct? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653393)

I don't think so...Otis Wildflower [slashdot.org] is a frequent poster on Slashdot and is very much alive.

hmm (4, Funny)

davidmcg (796487) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653406)

It is now extinct again when scientists picked it and realised they couldn't keep it alive by putting into a glass of water.

Same flower? (2, Insightful)

FriedTurkey (761642) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653412)

How do we know that the original flower isn't still extinct? A new flower could have evolved back to look like the extinct flower. There is nothing in the article about testing it with a 70 year old sample.

Was it rediscovered OR did it re-evolve? (1, Insightful)

Senor_Programmer (876714) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653418)

Life evolves to fill holes in ecology.
The time scales are seldom conceivable in human terms, because they are long relative to human attention span in some cases and lifetime in others. However, in the end life always evolves to fill holes in the ecology. It's the holes that come and go. Wrap your mind around this like you did the concept of holes in electronics ;-)

Just because some particular life has evolved away (become extinct) doesn't mean that it can't come back given the right conditions. It might come back in a little bit different form. Fossil records don't show continuity of existance, only evolving form. How the hell do we puny humans know, in our quick as a wink relative to evolution of life time, that this is NOT a natural process in evolution?

Come on all you natural philosphers. What do you say?

Re:Was it rediscovered OR did it re-evolve? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653456)

"How the hell do we puny humans know [...] that this is NOT a natural process in evolution?"
You mean like exactly the same flower evolved to fill in what you call a "hole"? You're like I.D.-ers, you've almost grasped it but still waaaay wrong.

Re:Was it rediscovered OR did it re-evolve? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653480)

Well no, the state of things was different this time around. Also, instead of 'native' amerticans clearing away grasses with their annual firings, the rabbits did it.

What's "I.D.-ers" ?

messing with evolution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653464)


sea turtles are laying their eggs on the East coast of USA.

concerned nature lovers are helping these turtles toward extinction by moving their eggs further from the high tide line. 'because the turtles are lazy and don't always pick a high enough spot'

i kid you not.

these nature lovers are breeding failure back into the turtle population. they are also breeding in speed because when the young turtles have a longer trip to the sea, they are more likely to be eaten by snakes, sea birds, feral dogs, feral pigs, coyotes, small childrem, etc. once they get to the sea, they better have good stamina because after that much longer run to the water they still have to elude marine prey.

Re:Was it rediscovered OR did it re-evolve? (2, Informative)

juju2112 (215107) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653573)

It's only been 70 years. Evolution does not work that fast.

Re:Was it rediscovered OR did it re-evolve? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653640)

"Evolution does not work that fast"

If the pink flower is extinct but the blue flower is still about, evolution certainly can work that fast.

It was not clear from the article, and it never is with these things, just how distinct that particular plant is. We've got 'discoveries' of new species of primates based solely on the language they use which IMO is a pretty darn thin distinction and something that could 'evolve' in a few generations, even in primates.

Here's some evolution for you.
Many birds have some to associate the sound of a lawnmower with food. Next time you plan to cut your grass observe what the birds are doing. Now, start your mower but don't start cutting the grass. You'll see a shift in attention and an increase in number among the birds. This is not 'slow' evolution. It's pretty darn fast and has caused a huge change in bird population ratios in urban areas.

Kildeer's nest in open areas with rocks and gravel. The huge nesting area afforded by gravel ballested roofing in industrial parks has led to a population explosion with more kildeers competing for food and squeezoing out other species. If you look carefully you'll notice slight differences in coloration amongst urban and rural kildeers. It's not grime.

Re:Was it rediscovered OR did it re-evolve? (2, Informative)

Matt Edd (884107) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653706)

Here's some evolution for you... blah blah

That is not evolution. That is adaptation.

quincunx (1)

troon (724114) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653581)

What I say is "Slashdot responses are all computer-generated, except mine". Time after time a common thread appears in consecutive posts. In this case, the post before [slashdot.org] also talks about re-evolution.

I think a random subject generator isn't quite working properly.

From now on, I'm going to note these occurrences with a subject of "quincunx", a word that sounds outstandingly profane, but actually isn't [answers.com] .

quincunx AND the Turing test (1)

Senor_Programmer (876714) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653696)

Now you know why Turing requires a "telepathy proof room", for his test.

Re:Was it rediscovered OR did it re-evolve? (4, Insightful)

SubtleNuance (184325) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653659)

Just because some particular life has evolved away (become extinct) doesn't mean that it can't come back given the right conditions

I have two problems with this.

1) It suggests that HUMANS arnt responsible for mass modern extinction, just 'changes in the holes'. Thats nonsense. We are destroying the natural world, in such a way that we are removing these niches that plants and animals formerly occupied.

2) once a plant is gone it doesnt 'rematerialize'. Its genetic advantages are lost forever. in the case of this flower, it didnt just 're-appear in a jiffy' to fill the old niche. it A) probably existed all along or B) formerly dormant seeds germinated and multiplied.

What didnt happen is one plant, sensing the niche vacant, didnt 'give birth' to the SAME species as had been extinct.

Its the same flower. not a newly created flower the same as the old one (?) or someshiat.

Quick get the weedkiller! (1, Funny)

amazeranand (810233) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653421)

/. Headline cannot be wrong. Get some napalm or a molotov if u have any too...

Just goes to show (4, Insightful)

SimianOverlord (727643) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653463)

I imagine plants must be incredibly difficult to "declare extinct", after all - how would you show for sure that none are present in a country the size of America? Whilst plants may seem to be local to a specific area because of their preference for a certain type of soil, pH or shade, it doesn't follow that, because the ones you know about are dead, then the plant is extinct. It's too easy to rush to judgement, especially when environmentalists have an interest in declaring loudly how many species are threatened or are already extinct. After reading "A State Of Fear" recently, and whilst I haven't fallen for all of Crichtons selective misrepresentations, I suspect their motivations a bit more than I used to.

Re:Just goes to show (4, Interesting)

abb3w (696381) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653514)

I imagine plants must be incredibly difficult to "declare extinct", after all - how would you show for sure that none are present in a country the size of America?

Not to mention, how many seeds still are scattered that might yet someday germinate?

Re:Just goes to show (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653548)

It also makes you wonder whether there are species of plants that we're walking by every day that are completely unknown to science.

especially when environmentalists have an interest in declaring loudly how many species are threatened or are already extinct.

Oh, that's an ad hominem. When the public can be made to understand that the issue is the issue is the loss of habitat diversity and its associated genetic information, then we can talk in more sophisticated ways.

I don't see the problem with extinctions. (4, Insightful)

Colin Smith (2679) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653662)

Extinction is the history of the earth. If a species is unsuitable for it's environment it dies out and is replaced by something else. Contrary to popular belief, no species has a right to exist.

It would only concern me if key species that humans depend on were dying out.

Re:Just goes to show (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653705)

> especially when environmentalists have an interest in declaring loudly how many
> species are threatened or are already extinct

Which interest would that be? Protecting the environment? The fiends! Always thinking of other species and future generations! Why don't they just follow whatever line is put out by whoever happens to be in power at the time? They're un-American and anti-human!

Re:Just goes to show (2, Interesting)

dheltzel (558802) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653761)

I imagine plants must be incredibly difficult to "declare extinct", after all - how would you show for sure that none are present in a country the size of America? Whilst plants may seem to be local to a specific area because of their preference for a certain type of soil, pH or shade, it doesn't follow that, because the ones you know about are dead, then the plant is extinct.

Good point. This is obviously a case where there was a rush to judgement 70 years ago. It also tends to be a self-fulfilling prophecy in that few botanists were looking for an "extinct" species. Perhaps that gave it the time to recover. It's also well accepted that seeds can survive for a long time under some pretty adverse conditions and restart a population that was thought to be long gone.

You're also right about the motivations. An extinct species has a certain "cache'". I know because I breed tropical fish and I have 3 species that are "known" to be extinct in the wild. 2 of these are annual fish that lay eggs in the mud, then die when their pond dries out. They don't seem to have as much longevity as plant seeds, but the same principle could bring them back. Since they still exist in the aquaium hobby, we are happily breeding them and the tag "extinct in the wild" does make them more interesting. I'm honestly not sure how excited I would be to find that they were rediscovered. I think I would be pleased, but it's so cool to have such rare fish living and breeding in my basement. They are prolific too, I can assure you they didn't die out from low libidos.

Well, with Diablo on the loose... (1)

Harker (96598) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653469)

After loosing at Diablo II, we all just figured that everything was extinct.

Re:Well, with Diablo on the loose... (1)

110010001000 (697113) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653669)

Wow - you used "loose" correctly but "loosing" incorrectly in the same post. Thats gotta be a first.

Breaking News (1)

1967mustangman (883255) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653478)

Dodo birds not actually extinct just on 330 year vacation...............(nice thought isn't it) Seriously though it is kind of interesting that 2 "extinct" species have been rediscovered in the last couple of months

Re:Breaking News (1, Funny)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653627)

And there was also a Time Traveller convention. Co-incidence? I think not.

In other news... (2, Funny)

xAXISx (855579) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653481)

the Berkeley graduate student's girlfriend was flattered with the flower her boyfriend gave her.

Re:In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653718)

I doubt it. The word dainty was used....

Not Extinct - We have hope yet (1)

ishrat (235467) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653482)

Looks like the doomsday guys need to do a rethink, Maybe we aren't so badly placed after all.
Moreover I feel just like petrol was nothing till the automotives came , the lowly sand or dirty effluents may yet make our day and we may yet have regions of the earth flourishing suddenly as did the arab countries.

Amazing Coincidence (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653483)

What luck! Imagine finding thought to be extinct Mount Diablo buckwheat on the slopes of Mount Diablo? That's got to be one for the record books!

When you go to San Francisco (1)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653487)

Be sure to adorn yourself with, for example, some nonextinct wildflowers known as Mount Diable Buckwheat in your hair.

When you travel to the metropolitan Bay Area, typically you will encounter some nonviolent people attempting to change the world through peaceful coexistence and overpriced real estate.

To ensure your acceptance, decorate yourself with several varieties of attractive vascular plants.

Re:When you go to San Francisco (0, Offtopic)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653639)

All you guys that make fun of hippies are just jealous of the era of free love and STDs that could be cured by sort course of penicillin.

Back in the late 60's early 70's, everything that had a pulse got shagged. Wearing sideburns and bell bottoms was a small price to pay.

Shortly after its discovery (1)

springbox (853816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653508)

An excited grad student accidently steps on the flower

Seems logical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653511)

IANAB[otanist], but doesn't it seem like if you're going to go looking for a flower called Mt. Diablo buckwheat, wouldn't you kind of expect to find it somewhere around Mt. Diablo? Is this seriously the first time anyone's looked there?

Last of the season.... (1)

Himring (646324) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653552)

Sid: "Oh look! A dandelion!" [munch, gulp]
Frank: "Carl, he ruined our salad!..."
Carl: "Take it easy Frank. Let 'im get some distance first...."

What are the chances? (2, Insightful)

aziraphale (96251) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653591)

I find it amazing that, of all the places that Mount Diablo Buckwheat should turn up, it'd be on the slopes of Mount Diablo.

It's funny nobody thought of looking there before...

share the wealth! (1)

FatTony22 (848794) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653592)

"the flower was presumed extinct, she said, because its habitat has been overrun by introduced grasses"

I wish I could introduce some of these grasses to my lawn...

weeds? meet grasses..

Re:share the wealth! (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653650)

The timeworn observation is that all you need to grow healthy grass is a crack in your sidewalk.

The difficult thing about growing an American style lawn is that it is a fight against entropy. I want my grass here, but not there; I want my lawn to consist of exactly one variety of grass, even though this sort of thing doesn't happen in nature. Monocultures deplete one set of nutrients that the species needs, and excretes wastes that are nutrients for another species...

Whoa! (1)

MrP- (45616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653620)

Whoa, if you look at the picture [berkeley.edu] at the bottom it says "Closeup of a fly on the flower of a Mount Diablo buckwheat plant."

I'd say thats a bigger discovery.. a fly that looks like a bee!

Re:Whoa! (1)

Nicolas MONNET (4727) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653647)

It certainly does not look like a bee, more like a wasp.

Re:Whoa! (1)

Letaals (752363) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653728)

Actually some flys look like this, so they can scare birds and other attackers. For us, humans, it does not look like a bee or a wasp.

Re:Whoa! (3, Informative)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653709)

I'd say thats a bigger discovery.. a fly that looks like a bee!

A bit late for that:

Bee Fly [geocities.com]

You can tell it looks like a bee because it's fat and fuzzy, unlike the insect in the flower picture, but here's one that looks like a wasp:

Wasp Fly [crosspaths.net]

Sorry, but science has already been there and done that.

KFG

wow. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12653631)

you'd figure 'mount diablo' would be a good place to start looking for an extinct flower called 'Mount Diablo buckwheat'

Not the only remaining ones (0)

InsaneCreator (209742) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653655)

I saw some of those flowers behind my house the other day when I was taking my pet Dodo for a walk.

Flowers? California? (1)

FLOOBYDUST (737287) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653668)

Hey man, like does that mean the flower children are back at Haite-Ashbury? can i like get one for my hair ? groovy... Cause i like got to get back to the garden....

Slashdot (-1, Offtopic)

LNN (304087) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653730)

News for botanics. Stuff that smells good.

Sightings in CA? (0)

sjsoko (629730) | more than 9 years ago | (#12653749)

Eriogonom truncatum has left the building
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