YUCCA VALLEY
AND PIONEERTOWN APRIL/MAY 2008 PAGE ONE
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.


 
Hole-in-the-sand plant
Nicolletia occidentalis
Asteraceae
 
Scalebud
Anisocoma acaulis
Asteraceae


   
White tidy tips
Layia glandulosa
Asteraceae
 
Mojave sun cup
Camissonia campestris
Onagraceae
 
Bigelow's desert four o'clock
Mirabilis bigelovii var. bigelovii
Nyctaginaceae


 
Apricot mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua
Malvaceae
 
Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus engelmannii var.
engelmannii

Cactaceae


 
 
Woolly sunflower
Eriophyllum lanatum var. obovatum
Asteraceae
 
 
 
 
Grape soda lupine
Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus
Fabaceae
Bajada lupine
Lupinus concinnus
Fabaceae
 
 


   
Small-seeded spurge
Chamaesyce polycarpa
Euphorbiaceae
 
Bigelow's monkeyflower
Mimulus bigelovii var. bigelovii
Scrophulariaceae
 
Pringle's woolly sunflower
Eriophyllum pringlei
Asteraceae


 
 
Pale primrose
Camissonia pallida ssp. pallida
Onagraceae
Desert larkspur
Delphinium parishii ssp. parishii
Ranunculaceae
 


   
Fringed onion
Allium fimbriatum var. fimbriatum
Liliaceae


 
Purple mat
Nama demissum
Hydrophyllaceae
 
Woolly daisy
Eriophyllum wallacei
Asteraceae


 
 
Desert calico
Loeseliastrum matthewsii
Polemoniaceae
 
 
Xantus pincushion
Chaenactis xantiana
Asteraceae
Beavertail cactus
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
Cactaceae
   
Star gilia
Gilia stellata
Polemoniaceae
Whispering bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora
Hydrophyllaceae


   
Wild rhubarb
Rumex hymenosepalus
Polygonaceae
 
Interior goldenbush
Ericameria linearifolia
Asteraceae