MUTAU FLATS ROAD TO THORN MEADOWS, VENTURA CO.
JUNE 2008 PAGE ONE
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.


   
Purple nightshade
Solanum xanti
Solanaceae
 
Narrowpod locoweed
Astragalus filipes
Fabaceae


 
Rock phacelia
Phacelia egena
Hydrophyllaceae
 
Phlox-leaved bedstraw
Galium andrewsii ssp. andrewsii
Rubiaceae


 
 
Mountain golden stars ^
Bloomeria crocea var. montana
Liliaceae
 
 
Venus thistle ^
Cirsium occidentale var. venustum
Asteraceae
Santolina pincushion
Chaenactis santolinoides
Asteraceae
   
White tidy tips
Layia glandulosa
Asteraceae
Golden gilia
Linanthus aureus ssp. aureus
Polemoniaceae


 
Thickleaf yerba santa
Eriodictyon crassifolium var. nigrescens
Hydrophyllaceae
 
Streambank lotus
Lotus oblongifolius var. oblongifolius
Fabaceae


 
 
Plain mariposa lily
Calochortus invenustus
Liliaceae
 
 
 
 
Red mariposa lily
Calochortus kennedyi var. kennedyi
Liliaceae
Purple clarkia
Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera
Onagraceae
 
 


 
Few-flowered woolstar
Eriastrum signatum (= E. sparsiflorum)
Polemoniaceae


 
 
Poodle dog bush
Turricula parryi
Hydrophyllaceae
 
 
White catchfly
Silene verecunda ssp. platyota
Caryophyllaceae
Flax-like monardella
Monardella oblonga ssp. linoides
Lamiaceae
   
Lavender windows
Phacelia exilis
Hydrophyllaceae
Chia
Salvia columbariae
Lamiaceae


   
Dense-fruited monkeyflower
Mimulus constrictus
(albino form)
Scrophulariaceae
 
Parish's broomrape ^
Orobanche parishii ssp. parishii
Orobanchaceae


   
Hill lotus ^
Lotus humistratus
Fabaceae
 
Fremont's phacelia
Phacelia fremontii
Hydrophyllaceae
 
Poverty weed
Iva axillaris var. robustior
Asteraceae