MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE
OCTOBER 2003 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters





This photo gallery is from a CNPS field trip to the Mojave National Preserve which was led by the amazingly knowledgeable Jim Andre. The Preserve is a huge expanse of almost 2,500 square miles and is a great place to drive through and explore all of its little out of the way corners. No one knows it better than Jim Andre. It includes such fascinating locations as Hole-in-the Wall Canyon, Kelso Dunes, the Cinder Cone Lava Beds, Cima Dome, and the New York, Providence, Kelso and Granite Mountains. It is in the Granites that Jim oversees the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center and where he has worked hard for many years on desert plant conservation and writing floras of the East Mojave. When you go on a Jim Andre field trip, you never know where you're going to go because he takes you to wherever the best floral displays are at the time. This is a shorter than usual gallery because many of the species we saw this time were displayed in the Mojave National Preserve September 2003 photo gallery.


   
California evening primrose
Oenothera californica ssp. californica
Onagraceae
 
 
Thyme-leaved spurge
Euphorbia serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia
Euphorbiaceae
 
Slender goldenweed
Xanthisma gracile
Asteraceae
 


 
Mojave desert plum
Prunus eremophila
Rosaceae
  Annual bur-sage
Ambrosia acanthicarpa
Asteraceae



 
 
 
Rose heath
Chaetopappa ericoides
Asteraceae



 
 
Basin sagebrush
Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata
Asteraceae
Sonoran spurge
Euphorbia micromera
Euphorbiaceae
 


 
Desert wishbone bush
Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
Nyctaginaceae
   
Fremont's milkvetch
Astragalus lentiginosus var. fremontii
Fabaceae

[Named for "the Pathfinder," John Charles Fremont, 1813-1890]
 


 
Many-flowered bahia
Picradeniopsis multiflora
Asteraceae
  Woolly bur-sage
Ambrosia eriocentra
Asteraceae


   
Big galleta grass
Hilaria rigida
Poaceae
[Named after Auguste François César Provençal de Saint-Hilaire, 1779-1853]
 
   
Abert's sanvitalia
Sanvitalia abertii
Asteraceae

[Named after Army officer and explorer James William Abert, 1820-1897]
Bush muhly
Muhlenbergia porteri
Poaceae

[Named after Gotthilf H.E. Muhlenberg, 1753-1815, and Thomas Conrad Porter, 1822-1901]






 
Turpentine bush
Ericameria laricifolia
Asteraceae



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