CORN SPRINGS, CHUCKWALLA MTS MARCH 2009 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




Since there were a few species that have been reported from the Corn Springs area that I didn't see the other day, I decided to go back and do a more detailed survey around the campground area which I didn't get to on my previous visit. This would be a great place to stay if you wanted to spend several days in the Chuckwalla Mts region with its many opportunities for exploration. There are some species duplications with the former Corn Springs Road gallery, but it's hard to pass up a beautiful flower. 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.


   
Holly-leaved burbush ^
Ambrosia ilicifolia
Asteraceae


 
Burrobush
Ambrosia dumosa
Asteraceae

 
 
Cooper's broom-rape
Orobanche cooperi
Orobanchaeceae
 
 
Desert dandelion
Malacothrix glabrata
Asteraceae
Sand blazing star
Mentzelia involucrata
Loasaceae
Rock hibiscus
Hibiscus denudatus
Malvaceae
Yellowheads
Trichoptilium incisum
Asteraceae


 
Narrow-leaf suncup
Camissonia refracta
Onagraceae

 
 
Short-bannered coastal lotus
Lotus salsuginosus var. brevivexillus
Fabaceae
 
 
 
 
Broad-fruited pectocarya
Pectocarya platycarpa
Boraginaceae
Sweetbush
Bebbia juncea var. aspera
Asteraceae
 
 


 
California barrel cactus
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Cactaceae

 
 
Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus engelmannii
Cactaceae
 
Beavertail cactus
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
Cactaceae
Pencil cholla
Cylindropuntia ramosissima
Cactaceae
   


 
Curvenut pectocarya
Pectocarya recurvata
Boraginaceae

       
   
Smoke tree
Psorothamnus spinosus
Fabaceae
   
    Desert mistletoe
Phoradendron californicum
Viscaceae