PEARBLOSSOM HIGHWAY, MOJAVE DESERT APRIL 2014
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Mojave-aster
Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
Asteraceae


 
Checker fiddleneck
Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
Boraginaceae


 
Chia
Salvia columbariae
Lamiaceae
 
 
 
California wild buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium
Polygonaceae


   
Cooper's goldenbush
Ericameria cooperi
Asteraceae



   
Cushion cryptantha
Cryptantha circumscissa var. circumscissa
Boraginaceae
[circumscissa = from the Latin for "cut around" because the upper half of the fruiting calyx falls away when the nutlets are ripe]


 
Common phacelia
Phacelia distans
Boraginaceae



   
Tansy-leaved phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Asteraceae

[tanacetifolia = with leaves like the tansy, Tanacetum vulgare]


 
Desert alyssum
Lepidium fremontii
Brassicaceae



 
Cooper's jewelflower
Caulanthus cooperi
Brassicaceae
[Named for geologist James Graham Cooper, 1830-1902]
   
Creosote bush
Larrea tridentata
Zygophyllaceae
     


 
Desert cryptantha ^
Cryptantha similis
Boraginaceae

[similis = similar, alike, from resemblance to C. circumscissa]


 
 
 
Desert dandelion
Malacothrix glabrata
Asteraceae

[glabrata = somewhat glabrous]
 
 



 
Painted lady
Vanessa cardui
Nymphalidae
  Gopher snake
Pituophis catenifer
Colubridae


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