KELSO VALLEY APRIL 2008
Photographs by Michael Charters


The photographs shown here were taken at several locations along Kelso Valley Road in Kern County. 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.


   
Fremont phacelia
Phacelia fremontii
Hydrophyllaceae
 
Parry's linanthus
Linanthus parryae
Polemoniaceae
 
Desert parsely
Lomatium mohavense
Apiaceae


 
Pygmy poppy ^
Canbya candida
Papaveraceae


   
Daisy desertstar
Monoptilon bellidiforme
Asteraceae
 
Pringle's woolly sunflower
Eriophyllum pringlei
Asteraceae
 
Gilia
Gilia sp.
Polemoniaceae


Grape soda lupine
Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus
Fabaceae


   
Desert calico
Loeseliastrum matthewsii
Polemoniaceae
 
Little-leaved Mojave indigo bush
Psorothamnus arborescens var. minutifolius
Fabaceae