S-2 ROAD TRIP, ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK
MAY 2010 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




Tom Chester planned an excursion to investigate and photograph observed and vouchered specimens of several species of Nemacladus since it appears that this is a very good year for this genus, so I met him, Wayne Armstrong, Mike Crouse, Vince Balch, Jim Adams and Kate Shapiro at a wash along the S-2 just north of Scissors Crossing (which is the intersection of S-2 and the 78). The day consisted of travelling along the entire length of the S-2 down through Box Canyon and on to the Ocotillo area, with numerous stops along the way where we searched for and found four separate taxa of Nemacladus, some beautiful Pholisma arenarium, and many other desert beauties.


   
Smooth-stemmed fagonia
Fagonia laevis
Zygophyllaceae
 
Woolly daisy
Eriophyllum wallacei
Asteraceae
 
Climbing milkweed
Funastrum cynanchoides ssp. hartwegii
Apocynaceae


 
Slender poreleaf, Odora
Porophyllum gracile
Asteraceae


       
   
Red gland spurge ~
Chamaesyce melanadenia
Euphorbiaceae
   
    Lace-fringed spineflower ^
Chorizanthe fimbriata var. laciniata
Polygonaceae


   
Whispering bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora
Boraginaceae
 
 
Coulter's lupine
Lupinus sparsiflorus
Fabaceae


   
Long-flowered threadplant ^
Nemacladus longiflorus var. breviflorus
Campanulaceae


 
Desert woolstar
Eriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicum
Polemoniaceae


 
 
Wild canterbury bells
Phacelia minor
Boraginaceae
 
 
 
 
Fremont's pincushion
Chaenactis fremontii
Asteraceae
Little gold poppy
Eschscholzia minutiflora
Papaveraceae
 
 


   
Arizona chalk dudleya
Dudleya arizonica
Crassulaceae
 



 
 
Everlasting neststraw
Stylocline gnaphaloides
Asteraceae
 
 
Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus engelmannii
Cactaceae
Common fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia
Boraginaceae
Wirelettuce
Stephanomeria exigua
Asteraceae
Rock dudleya
Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides
Crassulaceae


 
Schott's calico
Loeseliastrum schottii
Polemoniaceae
 
White rhatany
Krameria grayi
Krameriaceae