ANTELOPE VALLEY APRIL 2008
Photographs by Michael Charters




An upside-down V symbol next to the common name indicates a taxon that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip.


 
Deltoid balsamroot ^
Balsamorhiza deltoidea
Asteraceae
 
Common linanthus
Linanthus parviflora
Polemoniaceae


   
Creamcups
Platystemon californicus
Papaveraceae
 
Common fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia
Boraginaceae
 
Davis's pitted onion
Allium lacunosum var. davisiae
Liliaceae


 
California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Papaveraceae


 
Grape soda lupine
Lupinus excubitus
Fabaceae
 
Dobie pod
Tropidocarpum gracile
Brassicaceae


   
Douglas's milkvetch
Astragalus douglasii var. douglasii
Fabaceae
 
Pale primrose
Camissonia pallida ssp. pallida
Onagraceae


 
Goldfields
Lasthenia californica
Asteraceae


   
Purple owl's clover
Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta
Scrophulariaceae
 
Yellow comet
Mentzelia affinis
Loasaceae
 
Tansy phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Hydrophyllaceae


Red maids
Calandrinia ciliata
Portulacaceae