MONROVIA HILLSIDE WILDERNESS PRESERVE MAY 2012
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Photographs by Michael Charters




I have not indicated the specific location of this outing because of the rare and endangered plant that grows there, the Braunton's rattleweed or milkvetch, Astragalus brauntonii, which is listed by CNPS as 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere), and is also federally listed as endangered. I have only seen this species in one other location. Some of you may already know where this is, but I didn't want to contribute to its being affected in any way, although it seems to be growing in considerable abundance there. As always in these galleries, an asterisk indicates a non-native species.


   
Short-leaved cliff aster
Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia
Asteraceae


 
Variable checkerspot
Euphydryas chalcedona
Nymphalidae

[On Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum]


 
 
 
Caterpillar phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida
Boraginaceae
 
 



 
 
 

Showy penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis var. subviscosus
Scrophulariaceae

 
 
 



   
California wild buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium
Polygonaceae


Golden yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum
Asteraceae
 
 



 
 
Southern California morning glory
Calystegia macrostegia ssp. arida
Convolvulaceae
 
 



   
California sagebrush
Artemisia californica
Asteraceae
 
Common deerweed
Acmispon glaber var. glaber
Fabaceae


   
Common sunflower
Helianthus annuus
Asteraceae


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