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Broad-flowered gilia
Gilia latiflora ssp. latiflora
Polemoniaceae


 
Blue dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
Themidaceae
Extensive research has not turned up any definitive answer to the question of why this plant is so named, but it seems likely that its name derived as a nickname shortened from Dick-el-oh-STEM-ma, which was an epithet first published in 1843.


 
 
 
Broad-fruited pectocarya
Pectocarya platycarpa
Boraginaceae
 
 



   
Bristly pectocarya
Pectocarya setosa
Boraginaceae



   
Desert zygadene
Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum
Melanthiaceae



 
Ironclad beetle
Asbolus verrucosus
Tenebrionidae

  Inflated beetle
Cysteodemus armatus
Meloidae


 
 
 
Checker fiddleneck
Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
Boraginaceae
 
 



   
California croton
Croton californicus
Euphorbiaceae




 
 
 
Creosote bush
Larrea tridentata
Zygophyllaceae
 
 
 



 
 
 
Wild-rhubarb
Rumex hymenosepalus
Polygonaceae
[hymenosepalus: having membranous sepals. Right: Five-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata) caterpillar]
 
 



   

Cushion cryptantha
Cryptantha circumscissa
Boraginaceae





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