HARFORD SPRINGS RESERVE, GAVILAN HILLS, RIVERSIDE
COUNTY
MAY 2012
Photographs by Michael Charters




I returned to Harford Springs about a month after my initial visit with hopes of possibly finding some Munz's onions (Allium munzii) which grow there in clay soils, but unfortunately there were none to be found. I was however able to photograph a few things that were either not seen or not in bloom on the previous visit, the photo gallery for which is online here. Thanks as usual to Hartmut Wisch for the critter id's.


   
Chamise
Adenostoma fasciculatum var. fasciculatum
Rosaceae
  California juniper
Juniperus californica
Cupressaceae


 
Sapphire woolstar
Eriastrum sapphirinum
Polemoniaceae


       
   
Hoary nettle
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea
Urticaceae
   
    San Diego tarplant
Deinandra paniculata
Asteraceae


 
 
Crab spider
Mecaphesa sp.
Thomisidae
 
Common water strider
Family Gerridae
 


 
Mexican elderberry
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
Adoxaceae
   
Indian tobacco
Nicotiana quadrivalvis
Solanaceae
     


 
Deane's wirelettuce
Stephanomeria exigua ssp. deanei
Asteraceae
   



   
Three-spot
Osmadenia tenella
Asteraceae

 
Valley cholla
Cylindropuntia californica var. parkeri
Cactaceae
 
Watercress
Nasturtium officinale
Brassicaceae


 

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