MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE SEPTEMBER 2003
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Photographs by Michael Charters




In the fall of 2003 I took two field trips to the East Mojave. One was a Jepson workshop and the other was a CNPS outing, both of which were led by Jim Andre of the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, located just north of the 1-40 on Kelbaker Road. The Mojave National Preserve is a huge area and no one or ten field trips can possibly cover it. There is probably no one alive who knows the Preserve and its flora the way Jim Andre does. Even in a rainfall-challenged year, he can usually find some good flora to see, and he and Tasha La Doux welcome all interested people to share in his knowledge and expertise. This was the second of the two Jepson workshops I participated in in 2003.


   
Woolly marigold
Baileya pleniradiata
Asteraceae

[Named after early American microscopist Jacob Whitman Bailey, 1811-1857]


 
Desert horned lizard
Phrynosoma platyrhinos
Phrynosomatidae
  Long-nosed leopard lizard
Gambelia wislizenii
Crotaphytidae


 
Broom snakeweed
Gutierrezia sarothrae
Asteraceae
 
 
 
Apricot mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua
Malvaceae


   
Banana yucca
Yucca baccata var. baccata
Agavaceae




 
 
 
California kallstroemia
Kallstroemia californica
Zygophyllaceae
 
 



 
Cattle spinach, Allscale
Atriplex polycarpa
Chenopodiaceae


 
Wright's spiderling
Boerhavia wrightii
Nyctaginaceae
   
Yerba amarilla
Mentzelia longiloba
Loasaceae
 


 
Cooper's dyssodia
Adenophyllum cooperi
Asteraceae
  Cliff brake
Pellaea truncata
Pteridaceae


   
Coyote melon
Cucurbita palmata
Cucurbitaceae
 
Creosote bush gall
Larrea tridentata
Zygophyllaceae

 
Chinchweed
Pectis papposa var. papposa
Asteraceae


 
Desert baccharis
Baccharis sergiloides
Asteraceae


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