RED ROCK CANYON, KERN COUNTY MARCH 2009 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




This was just a quick 1-hour hop on the Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park on the way back from my field trip to Kern County. Red Rock Canyon is on CA-14 approximately 25 miles north of Mojave. A preliminary flora of Red Rock Canyon by former Ranger Mark Faull is online here. 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, and an asterisk denotes a non-native species.


   
Palmer's monkeyflower
Mimulus palmeri
Scrophulariaceae
 
Desert dandelion
Malacothrix glabrata
Asteraceae
 
Parry's linanthus
Linanthus parryae
Polemoniaceae


 
Desert alyssum
Lepidium fremontii var. fremontii
Brassicaceae

 
 
Mojave brown-eyed primrose
Camissonia claviformis var. claviformis
Onagraceae
 
 
 
 
Red Rock tarplant
Deinandra arida (= Hemizonia arida)
Asteraceae
Woolly daisy
Eriophyllum wallacei
Asteraceae
 
 


 
Mojave owl's clover ^
Castilleja exserta ssp. venusta
Scrophulariaceae
 
Goldfields
Lasthenia californica
Asteraceae


 
 
Caterpillar phacelia ?
Phacelia cicutaria
Hydrophyllaceae
 
 
Booth's desert evening primrose
Camissonia boothii ssp. desertorum
Onagraceae
Bladderpod
Isomeris arborea
Capparaceae
Checker fiddleneck
Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
Boraginaceae
Fremont's pincushion
Chaenactis fremontii
Asteraceae



       
   
Tansy phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Hydrophyllaceae
   
    Yellow peppergrass
Lepidium flavum var. flavum
Brassicaceae


 
cf. Rosy gilia
Gilia sinuata
Polemoniaceae
 
Mojave woolstar
Eriastrum densifolium ssp. mohavense
Asteraceae


   
Desert trumpet
Eriogonum inflatum
Polygonaceae
 
Mojave spineflower
Chorizanthe spinosa
Polygonaceae


 
Pringle's woolly sunflower
Eriophyllum pringlei
Asteraceae