PACIFIC CREST TRAIL FROM CLOUDBURST SUMMIT TO COOPER
CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS
MAY/JUNE 2013 PAGE THREE


 
 
Volcanic gilia
Gilia ochroleuca ssp. vivida
Polemoniaceae
 
 



 
Western morning glory
Calystegia occidentalis ssp. fulcrata
Convolvulaceae



 
 
 
California milkweed
Asclepias californica
Apocynaceae
 
 



 
Scalebud
Anisocoma acaulis
Asteraceae

 
   
Imbricate phacelia
Phacelia imbricata ssp. patula
Boraginaceae


   
Parry's manzanita
Arctostaphylos parryana ssp. parryana
Ericaceae

[The floras indicate that the chief thing that differentiates A.p. parryana and A.p. tumescens is that the latter has a prominent burl and is erect whereas var. parryana has no burl, many multiple stems, and is mounded and usually only 3-4' in height although it often grow higher than that. A.p. parryana has a lower elevational limit, whereas A.p. tumescens is more restricted in elevational range and also in geographic range.]


   
Interior manzanita
Arctostaphylos parryana ssp. tumescens
Ericaceae

[It has taken me a while to understand and be able to observe the differences between these two taxa but in this area between Cooper Canyon and Sulphur Springs they coexist and sometimes are to be found right next to each other.]


 
Blue sage
Salvia dorrii var. pilosa
Lamiaceae


 
 
Indian milkweed
Asclepias eriocarpa
Apocynaceae
 
 
 
 
Smoothleaf yerba santa
Eriodictyon trichocalyx var. trichocalyx
Boraginaceae
Clustered blazing star
Mentzelia congesta
Loasaceae
 
 


   
San Gabriel Mountains hulsea
Hulsea vestita ssp. gabrielensis
Asteraceae
 



 
Scarlet monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis
Phrymaceae
 
 
Columbine
Aquilegia formosa
Ranunculaceae
Young nymph of spittle bug genus Aphrophora
Thanks to Andy Hamilton
 
 
Mountain pink currant
Ribes nevadense
Grossulariaceae
 


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