Bloom Reports from the Anza-Borrego Desert: 26 February 2016
See Bloom Reports from the Anza-Borrego Desert: 2015-2016 for an introduction to this page. This is a special page that just gives the blooms in one area observed on one half-day.
This checklist was compiled from a drive down Montezuma Grade (beginning at 3000 feet elevation in Culp Valley), in the column with header S22 and from three areas on the Desert Floor: one location along Henderson Canyon Road; the end of the pavement on Di Giorgio Road; and about one mile farther north of the end of the pavement, in the column with header BS (for Borrego Springs).
The Checklist follows the 2012 Jepson Manual Second Edition with only a few exceptions. The list below is sorted by Scientific Name.
See Information about the links from the Scientific Name and Common Name.
The number of plants in bloom is our best estimate of the number of plants we actually saw in bloom, up to a maximum of 99 plants per species.
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Number of Plants of Species in Bloom on 26 February 2016
JM2 Scientific Name (*)Common Name S22 BS Abronia villosa var. villosa hairy sand-verbena 99 Achyronychia cooperi frost mat 5 Acmispon glaber var. brevialatus short-winged deerweed 99 Acmispon strigosus strigose lotus 1 Bahiopsis parishii Parish's viguiera 1 Chylismia claviformis ssp. peirsonii brown-eyed primrose 99 Cryptantha angustifolia narrow-leaved cryptantha 99 Cryptantha barbigera bearded cryptantha 1 Cryptantha ganderi Gander's cryptantha 6 Dithyrea californica spectacle-pod 99 Encelia farinosa brittlebush 20 Eremalche exilis white mallow 1 Eulobus californicus California suncup 2 1 Fouquieria splendens ssp. splendens ocotillo 15 Geraea canescens hairy desert-sunflower 1 Hesperocallis undulata desert lily 50 Hyptis emoryi desert-lavender 20 Justicia californica chuparosa 10 Larrea tridentata creosote bush 30 Lupinus arizonicus Arizona lupine 10 Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsa wishbone plant 2 Oenothera deltoides ssp. deltoides dune primrose 2 Oligomeris linifolia narrowleaf oligomeris 1 Palafoxia arida var. arida Spanish needle 1 Pectocarya heterocarpa chuckwalla pectocarya 5 Rhus ovata sugar bush 1 Sphaeralcea ambigua apricot mallow 1 Streptanthella longirostris longbeak streptanthella 1
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Updated 27 February 2016