MT. WATERMAN, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE 2015
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Mojave phacelia
Phacelia mohavensis
Boraginaceae


 
Rock buckwheat
Eriogonum saxatile
Polygonaceae



 
 
 
Urn-flowered alumroot
Heuchera caespitosa
Saxifragaceae

 
 
 


 
One-seeded pussypaws
Calyptridium monospermum
Montiaceae


 
 
Plain mariposa lily
Calochortus invenustus
Liliaceae
 
 
 
 
Pine dwarf mistletoe
Arceuthobium campylopodum
Viscaceae
Rock goldenbush
Ericameria cuneata var. cuneata
Asteraceae
 
 


   
San Bernardino mountain onion
Allium monticola
Alliaceae

[Photo taken on previous visit to Mt. Waterman)
 
Silky lupine
Lupinus elatus
Fabaceae


   
Toothed wintergreen
Pyrola dentata
Ericaceae

It appears that this is the only Pyrola species in the San Gabriels but for a long time these plants were listed as P. picta. Pyrola dentata is a species that ranges as far north as British Columbia. One of its common names is Nootka wintergreen, so named because it was thought originally to have been first collected by Archibald Menzies on Nootka Island. However an article by Erich Haber (Taxon 34(3):462, 1985) states that "Menzies' journal for 1792 suggests that the probable collection site is Nipple Summit on West Redonda Island off the mainland coast of British Columbia. It is at the same latitude as Nootka, but about 150 km to the east." Although plants farther north may have toothed leaf margins, our San Gabriel plants are almost all entire-margined, but the picture on the right from near Vincent Gap shows dentate leaves. The flower picture in the middle was taken at Mt. Waterman on 6/28/08.


 
Southern mountain lupine
Lupinus excubitus var. austromontanus
Fabaceae
 
Sticky cinquefoil
Drymocallis glandulosa var. viscida
Rosaceae
 
 


 
Southern bluecurls
Trichostema austromontanum ssp. austromontanum
Lamiaceae
 
Sugar pine
Pinus lambertiana
Pinaceae
 
 


 
 
 
San Gabriel beardtongue
Penstemon labrosus
Plantaginaceae

 
 



   
Small-leaved creambush
Holodiscus discolor var. microphyllus
Rosaceae


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