BOX SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESERVE, RIVERSIDE COUNTY
MAY 2012 PAGE ONE

Photographs by Michael Charters




My goal for this outing was to locate Camissoniopsis ignota which was vouchered here in May of 2006, and for which I have been looking for some time. I found the exact place where the voucher was collected and found a Camissoniopsis species there, but alas it turned out to be C. intermedia. So, another failure and another disappointment in this ongoing search. I will next search the Santa Margarita River Trail where Tom Chester recorded C. ignota. Box Springs Mountain Reserve is adjacent to the town of Moreno Valley where the big M is inscribed on the mountainside. The symbol ^ is for a taxon that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip, and an asterisk indicates a non-native species.


   
California wild buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium
Polygonaceae


 
California figwort
Scrophularia californica
Scrophulariaceae


 
 
 
Branching phacelia
Phacelia ramosissima
Boraginaceae

 
 



   
Sacred datura
Datura wrightii
Solanaceae
 



   
Brittlebush
Encelia farinosa
Asteraceae


 
 
 

Hairy bush monkeyflower
Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens
Phrymaceae

 
 
 



 
Common phacelia
Phacelia distans
Boraginaceae


 
 
 
Deane's wirelettuce
Stephanomeria exigua ssp. deanei
Asteraceae
 
 



 
Purple nightshade
Solanum xanti
Solanaceae
 
 


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