JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MAY 2008
Photographs by Michael Charters




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.


   
Desert senna
Senna armata
Fabaceae
 
Littleleaf rhatany
Krameria erecta
Krameriaceae


 
Ocotillo
Fouquieria splendens var. splendens
Fouquieriaceae


 
 
Windmills
Allionia incarnata
Nyctaginaceae
 
Bladder sage, Paperbag bush
Salazaria mexicana
Lamiaceae
Little gold poppy
Eschscholzia minutiflora
Asteraceae
   
Sweetbush
Bebbia juncea
Asteraceae
Parish's viguiera
Viguiera parishii
Asteraceae


   
Sandpaper plant
Petalonyx thurberi
Loasaceae
 
Cushion cryptantha
Cryptantha circumscissa
Boraginaceae


 
 
Desert milkweed
Asclepias erosa
Asclepiadaceae
 
Creosote bush
Larrea tridentata
Zygophyllaceae
Bladderpod
Isomeris arborea
Capparaceae
   


 
California indigo bush
Psorothamnus arborescens var. simplicifolius
Fabaceae


   
Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus engelmannii
Cactaceae
 
Spiny hopsage
Grayia spinosa
Chenopodiaceae
 
Hairy milkweed
Sarcostemma hirtellum
Asclepiadaceae
   
Goldenheads
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus
Asteraceae

Mojave cottonthorn
Tetradymia stenolepis
Asteraceae

   
Mojave-aster
Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
Asteraceae
Cooper's goldenbush
Ericameria cooperi
Asteraceae