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 NameBD Pix(*)Common Name# Pls in Bloom
1ASTBahiopsis parishiiPhotograph of flower of Bahiopsis parishiiParish's viguiera1
2ASTChaenactis fremontiiPhotograph of flower of Chaenactis fremontiiFremont pincushion15
3ASTEriophyllum wallaceiPhotograph of flower of Eriophyllum wallaceiWallace's woolly daisy99
4ASTLasthenia gracilisPhotograph of flower of Lasthenia gracilisgoldfields9
5BORAmsinckia intermediaPhotograph of flower of Amsinckia intermediacommon fiddleneck50
6BORCryptantha barbigeraPhotograph of flower of Cryptantha barbigerabearded cryptantha2
7BORCryptantha intermedia var. intermediaPhotograph of flower of Cryptantha intermedia var. intermediapopcorn flower65
8BORCryptantha pterocaryaPhotograph of flower of Cryptantha pterocaryawing-nut cryptantha1
9BOREmmenanthe penduliflora var. pendulifloraPhotograph of flower of Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells10
10BORNama demissum var. demissumPhotograph of flower of Nama demissum var. demissumpurple mat15
11BORPectocarya anisocarpaBlair Valley combseed50
12BORPhacelia distansPhotograph of flower of Phacelia distanscommon phacelia99
13BORPhacelia minorPhotograph of flower of Phacelia minorwild canterbury bells20
14BORPholistoma membranaceumPhotograph of flower of Pholistoma membranaceumwhite fiesta flower20
15BORPlagiobothrys arizonicusPhotograph of flower of Plagiobothrys arizonicusArizona popcorn flower99
16BRABoechera perennansPhotograph of flower of Boechera perennansperennial rock-cress2
17BRABrassica tournefortiiPhotograph of flower of Brassica tournefortii*Asian mustard1
18BRACapsella bursa-pastoris*shepherd's purse1
19BRACaulanthus cooperiCooper's jewel-flower1
20BRACaulanthus halliiHall's caulanthus20
21BRACaulanthus lasiophyllusPhotograph of flower of Caulanthus lasiophyllusCalifornia mustard20
22BRADescurainia pinnataPhotograph of flower of Descurainia pinnatawestern tansy-mustard50
23BRALepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpumPhotograph of flower of Lepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass10
24BRASisymbrium irioPhotograph of flower of Sisymbrium irio*London rocket1
25BRAThysanocarpus curvipesPhotograph of flower of Thysanocarpus curvipesfringe-pod15
26BRATropidocarpum gracilePhotograph of flower of Tropidocarpum gracileslender tropidocarpum25
27CACFerocactus cylindraceusPhotograph of flower of Ferocactus cylindraceusCalifornia barrel cactus30
28EUPChamaesyce melanadeniaPhotograph of flower of Chamaesyce melanadeniared-gland spurge20
29EUPChamaesyce polycarpaPhotograph of flower of Chamaesyce polycarpasmall-seeded spurge15
30EUPDitaxis lanceolataPhotograph of flower of Ditaxis lanceolatanarrowleaf ditaxis30
31EUPDitaxis neomexicanaPhotograph of flower of Ditaxis neomexicanaNew Mexico ditaxis1
32EUPStillingia linearifoliaPhotograph of flower of Stillingia linearifolialinear-leaved stillingia7
33FABAcmispon glaber var. brevialatusPhotograph of flower of Acmispon glaber var. brevialatusshort-winged deerweed5
34FABAcmispon strigosusPhotograph of flower of Acmispon strigosusstrigose lotus99
35FABLupinus bicolordwarf lupine15
36FABLupinus sparsiflorusCoulter's lupine20
37GERErodium cicutariumPhotograph of flower of Erodium cicutarium*redstem filaree5
38LAMHyptis emoryiPhotograph of flower of Hyptis emoryidesert-lavender1
39LAMSalvia carduaceathistle sage5
40LAMSalvia columbariaePhotograph of flower of Salvia columbariaechia50
41MALMalva parvifloraPhotograph of flower of Malva parviflora*cheeseweed1
42MONCalandrinia ciliatared maids30
43MONCalyptridium monandrumPhotograph of flower of Calyptridium monandrumsand cress3
44NYCAllionia incarnataPhotograph of flower of Allionia incarnatatrailing four o'clock10
45NYCMirabilis laevis var. retrorsaPhotograph of flower of Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsawishbone plant50
46ONACamissoniopsis ignotaJurupa Hills sun-cups3
47ONACamissoniopsis pallida ssp. pallidaPhotograph of flower of Camissoniopsis pallida ssp. pallidapale sun-cup99
48ONAEulobus californicusPhotograph of flower of Eulobus californicusCalifornia suncup30
49PAPEschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutifloraPhotograph of flower of Eschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflorasmall-flowered poppy30
50POLGilia diegensiscoastal gilia99
51POLEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumPhotograph of flower of Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat2
52POLEriogonum inflatumPhotograph of flower of Eriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet2
53RHAZiziphus parryi var. parryiPhotograph of flower of Ziziphus parryi var. parryilotebush15
54ROSPrunus fasciculata var. fasciculatadesert almond1
55ROSPrunus fremontiiPhotograph of flower of Prunus fremontiidesert apricot15
56RUTThamnosma montanaPhotograph of flower of Thamnosma montanaturpentine broom2
57SOLLycium andersoniiPhotograph of flower of Lycium andersoniiAnderson's desert-thorn3
58SOLLycium cooperiPhotograph of flower of Lycium cooperiCooper's box-thorn1
59SOLNicotiana obtusifoliaPhotograph of flower of Nicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco1
60SOLPhysalis crassifoliaPhotograph of flower of Physalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry7
61AGAYucca schidigeraMohave yucca2
62POAAristida adscensionisPhotograph of flower of Aristida adscensionissix-weeks three-awn99
63POABromus madritensis ssp. rubensPhotograph of flower of Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome99
64POABromus tectorumPhotograph of flower of Bromus tectorumdowny brome5
65POAHordeum murinum ssp. glaucum*foxtail barley1
66POASchismus barbatusPhotograph of flower of Schismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus99
67THEDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatumblue dicks25
68THEMuilla maritimamuilla1

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