RED BUTTE WASH, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FEBRUARY 2008
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.


   
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