CACTUS SPRINGS TRAIL, SANTA ROSA MOUNTAINS

MAY 2008 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




The trailhead for the Cactus Springs trail is located 8 miles east of the junction of SR74 and SR371 in the Santa Rosa Mts. The round-trip distance to Horsethief Creek is 4-3/4 miles and to Cactus Springs about 9-1/2. An upside-down V next to the common name indicates a taxon that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip.


   
Munz's mariposa lily ^
Calochortus palmeri var. munzii
Liliaceae
 
Acton encelia
Encelia actonii
Asteraceae


 
 
Rattlesnake weed
Chamaesyce albomarginata
Euphorbiaceae
Giant four o'clock
Mirabilis multiflora var. pubescens
Nyctaginaceae
 


 
 
Desert prickly pear
Opuntia phaecantha
Cactaceae
 
 
Desert woolstar
Eriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicum
Polemoniaceae
Hairy yerba santa
Eriodictyon trichocalyx var. lanatum
Hydrophyllaceae
   
Whitemargin oxytheca ^
Oxytheca emarginata
Polygonaceae
Littleleaf rhatany
Krameria erecta
Krameriaceae


 
 
Schott's calico
Loeseliastrum schottii
Polemoniaceae
 
 
 
 
Latimer's woodland-gilia
Saltugilia latimeri
Polemoniaceae
Whispering bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora
Hydrophyllaceae
 
 


 
Riverside spineflower ^
Chorizanthe xanti var. leucotheca
Polygonaceae
 
Desert bluebells
Phacelia campanularia ssp. campanularia
Hydrophyllaceae



 
 
Desert globemallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
Malvaceae
 
White sage
Salvia apiana
Lamiaceae
Scarlet bugler
Penstemon centranthifolius
Scrophulariaceae
   


   
Palmer's milkvetch ^
Astragalus palmeri
Fabaceae
 
Creek monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus
Scrophulariaceae
 
Rock buckwheat
Eriogonum saxatile
Polygonaceae
   
Beavertail cactus
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
Cactaceae
Strigose lotus
Lotus strigosus
Fabaceae
   
Southern Chinese houses
Collinsia concolor
Scrophulariaceae
Woolly indian paintbrush
Castilleja foliolosa
Scrophulariaceae
   

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