Bloom Reports from the Anza-Borrego Desert: Area of PCT North of Scissors Crossing 22 March 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.
Table 5. Number of Plants of Species in Bloom in the area of the PCT North of Scissors Crossing 22 March 2013
JM2 Scientific Name BD Pix (*)Common Name # Pls in Bloom 1 AST Bahiopsis parishii Parish's viguiera 1 2 AST Chaenactis fremontii Fremont pincushion 15 3 AST Eriophyllum wallacei Wallace's woolly daisy 99 4 AST Lasthenia gracilis goldfields 9 5 BOR Amsinckia intermedia common fiddleneck 50 6 BOR Cryptantha barbigera bearded cryptantha 2 7 BOR Cryptantha intermedia var. intermedia popcorn flower 65 8 BOR Cryptantha pterocarya wing-nut cryptantha 1 9 BOR Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora whispering bells 10 10 BOR Nama demissum var. demissum purple mat 15 11 BOR Pectocarya anisocarpa Blair Valley combseed 50 12 BOR Phacelia distans common phacelia 99 13 BOR Phacelia minor wild canterbury bells 20 14 BOR Pholistoma membranaceum white fiesta flower 20 15 BOR Plagiobothrys arizonicus Arizona popcorn flower 99 16 BRA Boechera perennans perennial rock-cress 2 17 BRA Brassica tournefortii *Asian mustard 1 18 BRA Capsella bursa-pastoris *shepherd's purse 1 19 BRA Caulanthus cooperi Cooper's jewel-flower 1 20 BRA Caulanthus hallii Hall's caulanthus 20 21 BRA Caulanthus lasiophyllus California mustard 20 22 BRA Descurainia pinnata western tansy-mustard 50 23 BRA Lepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpum hairy-podded pepper-grass 10 24 BRA Sisymbrium irio *London rocket 1 25 BRA Thysanocarpus curvipes fringe-pod 15 26 BRA Tropidocarpum gracile slender tropidocarpum 25 27 CAC Ferocactus cylindraceus California barrel cactus 30 28 EUP Chamaesyce melanadenia red-gland spurge 20 29 EUP Chamaesyce polycarpa small-seeded spurge 15 30 EUP Ditaxis lanceolata narrowleaf ditaxis 30 31 EUP Ditaxis neomexicana New Mexico ditaxis 1 32 EUP Stillingia linearifolia linear-leaved stillingia 7 33 FAB Acmispon glaber var. brevialatus short-winged deerweed 5 34 FAB Acmispon strigosus strigose lotus 99 35 FAB Lupinus bicolor dwarf lupine 15 36 FAB Lupinus sparsiflorus Coulter's lupine 20 37 GER Erodium cicutarium *redstem filaree 5 38 LAM Hyptis emoryi desert-lavender 1 39 LAM Salvia carduacea thistle sage 5 40 LAM Salvia columbariae chia 50 41 MAL Malva parviflora *cheeseweed 1 42 MON Calandrinia ciliata red maids 30 43 MON Calyptridium monandrum sand cress 3 44 NYC Allionia incarnata trailing four o'clock 10 45 NYC Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsa wishbone plant 50 46 ONA Camissoniopsis ignota Jurupa Hills sun-cups 3 47 ONA Camissoniopsis pallida ssp. pallida pale sun-cup 99 48 ONA Eulobus californicus California suncup 30 49 PAP Eschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflora small-flowered poppy 30 50 POL Gilia diegensis coastal gilia 99 51 POL Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium California buckwheat 2 52 POL Eriogonum inflatum desert trumpet 2 53 RHA Ziziphus parryi var. parryi lotebush 15 54 ROS Prunus fasciculata var. fasciculata desert almond 1 55 ROS Prunus fremontii desert apricot 15 56 RUT Thamnosma montana turpentine broom 2 57 SOL Lycium andersonii Anderson's desert-thorn 3 58 SOL Lycium cooperi Cooper's box-thorn 1 59 SOL Nicotiana obtusifolia desert tobacco 1 60 SOL Physalis crassifolia thick-leaved ground cherry 7 61 AGA Yucca schidigera Mohave yucca 2 62 POA Aristida adscensionis six-weeks three-awn 99 63 POA Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens *red brome 99 64 POA Bromus tectorum downy brome 5 65 POA Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum *foxtail barley 1 66 POA Schismus barbatus *Mediterranean schismus 99 67 THE Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum blue dicks 25 68 THE Muilla maritima muilla 1
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