RED BUTTE WASH, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FEBRUARY 2008
Photographs by Michael Charters




This is the first of what I intend to be a series of photo galleries from hikes and field trips that I will take across southern California, and is more or less a follow-up to the series of field trip logs which I wrote and posted online from July, 2004 to April, 2007, including approximately 139 individual outings. My field trip logs can be found here. This photo gallery is comprised of photos taken on two separate visits on Feb. 11 and Feb. 21, 2008, the first of which was with my extremely knowledgeable friend Tom Chester and several others including Jane Strong, James Dillane, Wayne Armstrong, Dave Stith, and Eric Baecht. Red Butte Wash is off Hayfield Rd from I-10 and along the southern park entrance road. It is in the southernmost part of the Eagle Mountains and the floristic province which is best associated with this area is the Sonoran Desert. 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.


   
Ghost flower
Mohavea confertiflora
Scrophulariaceae
 
Booth's shredding sun cup
Camissonia boothii ssp. condensata
Onagraceae
 
Yellow comet
Mentzelia affinis
Loasaceae


 
Strigose lotus
Lotus strigosus
Fabaceae
 
Brandegea
Brandegea bigelovii
Cucurbitaceae


 
 
Desert-fir
Peucephyllum schottii
Asteraceae
 
 
Bladderpod
Isomeris arborea
Capparaceae
Hall's purple bush ^
Tetracoccus hallii
Euphorbiaceae
   
Curvenut pectocarya
Pectocarya recurvata
Boraginaceae
Desert star
Monoptilon bellioides
Asteraceae


   
Desert bluebells
Phacelia campanularia ssp. vasiformis
Hydrophyllaceae
 
Parish's poppy
Eschscholzia parishii
Papaveraceae
 
Parry's lip fern
Myriopteris parryi
Pteridaceae
   
Sand blazing star
Mentzelia involucrata
Loasaceae
Arizona lupine
Lupinus arizonicus
Fabaceae
   
Notchleaf phacelia
Phacelia crenulata var. ambigua
Hydrophyllaceae
Mojave brown-eyed primrose
Camissonia claviformis ssp. claviformis
Onagraceae
   


 
Desert twining snapdragon
Antirrhinum filipes
Scrophulariaceae
 
Spanish needles
Palafoxia arida var. arida
Asteraceae


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