LOCKWOOD VALLEY/MUTAU FLATS ROAD, VENTURA COUNTY
MAY 2008 PAGE TWO


   
Volcanic gilia ^
Gilia ochroleuca ssp. bizonata
Polemoniaceae
 
Sticky lessingia
Lessingia glandulifera var. glandulifera
Asteraceae
 
Golden gilia
Linanthus aureus ssp. aureus
Polemoniaceae


 
Spearleaf mountain dandelion
Agoseris retrorsa
Asteraceae


 
 
Shredding evening primrose
Camissonia boothii ssp. decorticans
Onagraceae
 
 
Oak violet
Viola purpurea ssp. quercetorum
Violaceae
Bitterroot
Lewisia rediviva
Portulacaceae
   
Pringle's woolly sunflower
Eriophyllum pringlei
Asteraceae
Davis's pitted onion
Allium lacunosum var. davisiae
Liliaceae


 
Mountain blue penstemon
Penstemon laetus var. laetus
Scrophulariaceae


 
 
Common madia
Madia elegans ssp. elegans
Asteraceae
 
Flax-flowered linanthus
Linanthus liniflorus
Polemoniaceae
Chaparral yucca
Yucca whipplei
Liliaceae
   


   
Chicalote
Argemone munita
Papaveraceae
 
Kennedy's buckwheat
Eriogonum kennedyi var. kennedyi
Polygonaceae
 
Kennedy's buckwheat
Eriogonum kennedyi var. kennedyi
Polygonaceae
   
Beautiful rock-cress
Arabis pulchra var. pulchra
Brassicaceae
Western wallflower
Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum
Brassicaceae
   
Beautiful rock-cress
Arabis pulchra var. pulchra
Brassicaceae
Lupine
Lupinus sp.
Fabaceae
   


 
Pursh's milkvetch
Astragalus purshii var. tinctus
Fabaceae


   
Desert parsley
Lomatium mohavensis
Apiaceae
 
Few-flowered woolstar ^
Eriastrum signatum
Polemoniaceae
 
River bar bird's foot trefoil ^
Lotus denticulatus
Fabaceae

I am extremely grateful to Ventura County botanist David Magney of David Magney Environmental Consulting for his help in identifying many of these species which were previously unfamiliar to me and for letting me know about this amazing area which in 2008 is producing a display which due to the con-junction of the fires and the rains is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon.




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