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.

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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 NameS22BS
Abronia villosa var. villosahairy sand-verbena 99
Achyronychia cooperifrost mat 5
Acmispon glaber var. brevialatusshort-winged deerweed99 
Acmispon strigosusstrigose lotus1 
Bahiopsis parishiiParish's viguiera1 
Chylismia claviformis ssp. peirsoniibrown-eyed primrose 99
Cryptantha angustifolianarrow-leaved cryptantha 99
Cryptantha barbigerabearded cryptantha1 
Cryptantha ganderiGander's cryptantha 6
Dithyrea californicaspectacle-pod 99
Encelia farinosabrittlebush20 
Eremalche exiliswhite mallow 1
Eulobus californicusCalifornia suncup21
Fouquieria splendens ssp. splendensocotillo15 
Geraea canescenshairy desert-sunflower 1
Hesperocallis undulatadesert lily 50
Hyptis emoryidesert-lavender20 
Justicia californicachuparosa10 
Larrea tridentatacreosote bush30 
Lupinus arizonicusArizona lupine 10
Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsawishbone plant2 
Oenothera deltoides ssp. deltoidesdune primrose 2
Oligomeris linifolianarrowleaf oligomeris 1
Palafoxia arida var. aridaSpanish needle 1
Pectocarya heterocarpachuckwalla pectocarya 5
Rhus ovatasugar bush1 
Sphaeralcea ambiguaapricot mallow1 
Streptanthella longirostrislongbeak streptanthella 1

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Updated 27 February 2016