SAN DIEGO COUNTY APRIL 2007
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Photographs by Michael Charters




These photos are from a Jepson workshop I attended in 2007 that was supposed to be for eastern San Diego and Imperial Counties which I was really looking forward to because the Algodones Dunes area of Imperial County is such a great place to botanize. Unfortunately it was not to be. I chose the picture above because it represents my idea of much of the area we were supposed to visit, and which we didn't because our trip leader, Jon Rebman, who had scouted the area said there wasn't anything there. That's the way it is sometimes on Jepson workshops which have to be planned a year in advance. But Jon Rebman is as knowledgeable as anyone about the flora of San Diego County, and he adjusted the itinerary. We stayed as planned at Bow Willow Campground which is the southernmost campground in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and botanized up into Anza-Borrego along the S-2 and in the Mountain Springs Grade vicinity. We spent one whole day at Horsethief Canyon between Alpine and Pine Valley south of I-8 in the Pine Creek Wilderness area of the Cleveland National Forest, and we visited other locations and got to see many desert and non-desert species. It wasn't the workshop we had anticipated but nevertheless we saw a lot of plants and a good time was had by all. After the workshop I visited the Crucifixion Thorn Natural Area on my own. This photo gallery isn't the most floriferous I've ever done by far, but you work with what you have.


   
Climbing milkweed
Funastrum cynanchoides var. hartwegii
Apocynaceae

[Named for Karl Theodor Hartweg, 1812-1871]
 
   
Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus engelmannii
Cactaceae

[Named for physician and botanist George Engelmann, 1809-1884]
Beargrass
Nolina bigelovii
Ruscaceae

[Named for botanist Jacob Bigelow, 1787-1878]


 
California fan palm
Washingtonia filifera
Arecaceae

[Named for George Washington, 1732-1799, first President of the United States]


 
 
Crucifixion thorn
Castela emoryi
Simaroubaceae

[Named for René Richard Louis Castel, 1758-1832, and William Hemsley Emory, 1811-1887]
[Picture at lower right was taken at Rancho Santa Ana BG July 2005]
 
 
 
White-stemmed milkweed
Asclepias albicans
Apocynaceae


 
 
 
Wolf's cholla
Cylindropuntia wolfii
Cactaceae
[Named for Carl Brandt Wolf, 1905-1974]
 
 



   
Arizona chalk dudleya
Dudleya arizonica
Crassulaceae



 
Solitary-leaved alkali goldenbush
Isocoma acradenia var. eremophila
Asteraceae
 
 
 
Desert thorn
Lycium brevipes var. brevipes
Solanaceae


 
California barrel cactus
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Cactaceae


 
 
Valley cholla
Cylindropuntia californica var. parkeri
Cactaceae

[Named for Joseph Chamberland Parker, 1834-1910]
 
 



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