CACTUS SPRING TRAIL APRIL 2017
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Scarlet milkvetch
Astragalus coccineus
Fabaceae
[coccineus: scarlet or bright, deep pink, pronounced kok-SIN-ee-us]
 
 



   
Whitestem blazing star
Mentzelia albicaulis
Loacaceae


 
Bigelow's linanthus
Linanthus bigelovii
Polemoniaceae
  Bird's-foot fern
Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata
Pteridaceae


 
 
Whispering bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora
Boraginaceae
 
 



 
Whitemargin oxytheca
Sidotheca emarginata
Polygonaceae


 
 
Birch-leaf mountain mahogany
Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides
Rosaceae
 
 
 
 
Blue dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
Themidaceae
Western tansy mustard
Descurainia pinnata
Brassicaceae
 
 


   
Chaparral yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei
Agavaceae



   
Chia
Salvia columbariae
Lamiaceae

[columbariae: the only meaning that I have been able to find for this specific epithet is 'dove-like or pertaining to doves.' One source said for resemblance of the inflorescence to a garden dovecote, with the flowers as doves seen from behind.]


 
Bristly pectocarya
Pectocarya setosa
Boraginaceae


 
 
Interior goldenbush
Ericameria linearifolia
Asteraceae
 
   

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