Bloom Reports from the Anza-Borrego Desert: Elephant Trees Natural Area 21 February 2013
See List of Species in Bloom On Each Trip for an introduction to this page. This is a special page that just gives the blooms in one area observed on one day.
The Checklist follows the 2012 Jepson Manual Second Edition (JM2) with only a few exceptions.
The Checklist is sorted first by the eight evolutionary categories (clades) used in the 2012 Second Edition Jepson Manual - lycophytes, ferns, etc., to eudicots and monocots - and then by family and scientific name. The clades are labeled in the Checklist. Note that this changes the order of presentation of the taxa from that of the 1993 First Edition.
The family name is abbreviated to the first five characters in order to save space in the table rows.
An asterisk before the Common Name indicates a non-native taxon.
The column labeled Number of Plants in Bloom gives the number of plants observed to be in bloom for each species on each hike, with a maximum value of 99 plants for each species. The next row under that header is the month number, with the last row in the header being the day number.
The scientific name is linked to the latest online Jepson Manual description for each species, which also gives the months in which each species flowers. That link also gives a map of where the species occurs in California; a plot of elevation vs. latitude for California; and a histogram of the voucher collections by month. A few species may not have working links, if their names have been updated more recently (such as Mimulus diffusus, which is still listed under M. palmeri in the online flora), or if they are reserved-judgment taxa which are listed in the entry for another taxon name.
The common name for each species in the checklist is linked to Calphotos to give pictures of most taxa. Note that the link will not always return pictures, since not every species has pictures at Calphotos, and a number of species still have their Calphotos pictures under the Jepson Manual First Edition Names.
Print version without picture and lines.
Table 5. Number of Plants of Species in Bloom in Elephant Trees Natural Area 21 February 2013
JM2 Scientific Name BD Pix (*)Common Name # Pls in Bloom 1 ACANT Justicia californica chuparosa 1 2 ASTER Bebbia juncea var. aspera sweetbush 1 3 ASTER Monoptilon bellioides desert star 1 4 ASTER Palafoxia arida var. arida Spanish needle 2 5 ASTER Rafinesquia neomexicana desert chicory 3 6 BORAG Cryptantha angustifolia narrow-leaved cryptantha 99 7 BORAG Cryptantha maritima Guadalupe cryptantha 99 8 BORAG Pectocarya heterocarpa chuckwalla pectocarya 10 9 BORAG Pectocarya platycarpa broad-fruited combseed 1 10 BORAG Pectocarya recurvata curvenut combseed 10 11 BORAG Phacelia crenulata var. minutiflora little-flowered heliotrope phacelia 4 12 BORAG Phacelia distans common phacelia 99 13 BRASS Brassica tournefortii *Asian mustard 99 14 BRASS Caulanthus lasiophyllus California mustard 42 15 BRASS Dithyrea californica spectacle-pod 5 16 BRASS Lepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpum hairy-podded pepper-grass 5 17 CACTA Mammillaria dioica California fish-hook cactus 15 18 EUPHO Chamaesyce polycarpa small-seeded spurge 15 19 EUPHO Chamaesyce setiloba Yuma spurge 99 20 EUPHO Ditaxis lanceolata narrowleaf ditaxis 25 21 EUPHO Ditaxis neomexicana New Mexico ditaxis 14 22 EUPHO Euphorbia eriantha beetle spurge 1 23 FABAC Acmispon strigosus strigose lotus 4 24 FOUQU Fouquieria splendens ssp. splendens ocotillo 8 25 LAMIA Hyptis emoryi desert-lavender 10 26 NYCTA Allionia incarnata trailing four o'clock 85 27 NYCTA Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsa wishbone plant 4 28 ONAGR Chylismia claviformis ssp. peirsonii brown-eyed primrose 99 29 PAPAV Eschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflora small-flowered poppy 99 30 PAPAV Eschscholzia parishii Parish's poppy 3 31 PLANT Plantago ovata desert plantain 10 32 POLYG Chorizanthe rigida devil's spineflower 1 33 POLYG Eriogonum inflatum desert trumpet 1 34 POLYG Eriogonum thomasii Thomas' buckwheat 1 35 SOLAN Physalis crassifolia thick-leaved ground cherry 2 36 VISCA Phoradendron californicum desert mistletoe 1 37 ZYGOP Fagonia pachyacantha sticky fagonia 1 38 ZYGOP Larrea tridentata creosote bush 3 39 POACE Bouteloua barbata var. barbata six-weeks grama 5
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