WHITEWATER CANYON APRIL 2010 PART TWO
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Photographs by Michael Charters




This gallery includes pictures taken on several visits to Whitewater Canyon during the latter part of April. Areas covered included part of the Canyon Overlook loop trail where I looked for the Lessingia filaginifolia found recently by Aaron Schusteff, the east side of the lower wash from the Whitewater Cutoff Road to Bonnie Bell and a small side canyon across from Bonnie Bell, and the PCT from the Visitor Center to Red Dome and farther up that side of the wash. It's ironic that I who hate wind with a passion have chosen one of the windiest places in Southern California to conduct these detailed floral surveys. The picture above was taken from that small side canyon across the Bonnie Bell area to the west side of the wash. An asterisk next to the common name indicates a non-native taxon, and a tilde (~) indicates an identification about which there remains some uncertainty.


   
Desert woolstar
Eriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicum
Polemoniaceae


 
Brittle spineflower
Chorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornu
Polygonaceae


       
   
Desert sand verbena
Abronia villosa var. villosa
Nyctaginaceae
   
    Schott's calico
Loeseliastrum schottii
Polemoniaceae


 
California wild buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium
Polygonaceae
 
Fremont's pincushion
Chaenactis fremontii
Asteraceae
 


   
Narrow-leaved cryptantha
Cryptantha angustifolia
Boraginaceae
 
California barrel cactus
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Cactaceae


 
California aster
Corethrogyne filaginifolia (= Lessingia filaginifolia)
Asteraceae
 



 
Goldenheads
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus var. sphaerocephalus
Asteraceae
 
 
 
Woolly plantain
Plantago ovata
Plantaginaceae


 
 
Burrobush
Ambrosia dumosa
Asteraceae
 


   
Thomas' buckwheat ~
Eriogonum thomasii
Polygonaceae


 
 
Desert dicoria
Dicoria canescens
Asteraceae
Smallflower cryptantha
Cryptantha micrantha
Boraginaceae