ANTELOPE VALLEY POPPY RESERVE APRIL 2008
Photographs by Michael Charters




This was a trip to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. The Reserve contains 1,745 acres of low sandy hills situated along West Lancaster Road in an area called Antelope Buttes about 15 miles west of Lancaster. This is high desert, and the elevation there is between 2600' and 3000'. The Poppy Reserve was dedicated to the State of California in April, 1976. An upside-down V symbol next to the common name indicates a taxon that was new to me when I photo-graphed it on this field trip.


 
Deltoid balsamroot ^
Balsamorhiza deltoidea
Asteraceae
 
Common linanthus
Linanthus parviflora
Polemoniaceae


   
Creamcups
Platystemon californicus
Papaveraceae
 
Common fiddleneck
Amsinckia 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

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