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


   
Checkerbloom
Sidalcea malviflora
Malvaceae
 
Rydberg's horkelia
Horkelia rydbergii
Rosaceae
 
Fringepod or lacepod
Thysanocarpus sp.
Brassicaceae


 
Butterfly mariposa lily (various color forms)
Calochortus venustus
Liliaceae
 



   
Silvery false-lupine ^
Thermopsis macrophylla var. argentata
Fabaceae


 
 
San Gabriel beardtongue
Penstemon labrosus
Scrophulariaceae
 
 
 
 
Indian hemp
Apocynum cannabinum
Apocynaceae
American vetch
Vicia americana var. americana
Fabaceae
 
 


   
Chick lupine
Lupinus microcarpus
Fabaceae
 
Spring lessingia
Lessingia tenuis
Asteraceae
 
Parry's collinsia
Collinsia parryi
Scrophulariaceae
   
Western hawksbeard
Crepis occidentalis
Asteraceae
Royal penstemon
Penstemon speciosus
Scrophulariaceae
   
Interior goldenbush
Ericameria linearifolia
Asteraceae
Large-flowered collomia
Collomia grandiflora
Polemoniaceae
   


   
Sticky lessingia
Lessingia glandulifera var. glandulifera
Asteraceae
 
Clustered tidy lupine
Lupinus lepidus var. confertus
Fabaceae
 
Diamond-petalled clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea
Onagraceae


 
Unusual form of splendid mariposa lily much hairier than those further south
Calochortus splendens
Liliaceae


   
Beautiful rock-cress
Arabis pulchra var. pulchra
Brassicaceae
 
Bracken fern
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
Pteridaceae
 
Whispering bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora
Hydrophyllaceae


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 that 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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