Annual Plant Species of the Borrego Desert: Seedling and Flower Pictures

This is a start of a page containing what we call Baby Pictures of the seedlings, very young plants, of these annuals, as well as pictures of the flowers in their prime. Since the page was just created on 20 January 2012, for some time it will mostly just contain the list of the 175 annual species we've observed in bloom as part of our Bloom Reports pages from 2008 to early 2012.

If a thumbnail picture is shown, click on it to get a larger version. Many pix are not yet present, but for convenience in adding them in the future we've left the links in. So you will see a lot of "missing pictures" on this page. As of 31 January 2016, there are 144 pix of plants in bloom (and 31 missing pix), and 20 baby pix (and 155 missing).

See also baby pictures in larger versions, organized by shape of the cotyledons and first true leaves.

The column #O gives the number of times we've recorded each species in bloom from 2008 to early 2012, and so gives a good idea of how frequently you are likely to see that species in bloom in the Borrego Desert below 3000 feet elevation, from October through roughly March. See also list of annuals sorted by number of times recorded in bloom.

#FAM#OPixScientific NameBaby Pix(*)Common Name
1AMA1Amaranthus albus*tumble pigweed
2AMA5Amaranthus fimbriatusfringed amaranth
3AMA1Amaranthus palmeriPalmer's amaranth
4AST1Ambrosia acanthicarpabur-ragweed
5AST2Baileya pauciradiataColorado Desert marigold
6AST6Calycoseris wrightiiwhite tackstem
7AST5Chaenactis carphoclinia var. carphocliniapebble pincushion
8AST1Chaenactis carphoclinia var. peirsoniiPeirson's pincushion
9AST14Chaenactis fremontiiFremont pincushion
10AST13Chaenactis stevioidesdesert pincushion
11AST3Conyza canadensishorseweed
12AST4Dicoria canescensdesert dicoria
13AST3Eriophyllum wallaceiWallace's woolly daisy
14AST5Filago arizonicaArizona herba impia
15AST5Filago californicaCalifornia filago
16AST6Filago depressadwarf filago
17AST11Geraea canescenshairy desert-sunflower
18AST5Gnaphalium luteo-album*common cudweed
19AST1Helianthus niveus ssp. canescensgray desert sunflower
20AST4Heterotheca grandifloratelegraph weed
21AST3Lasthenia californicagoldfields
22AST24Malacothrix glabratadesert dandelion
23AST3Malperia tenuisbrown turbans
24AST18Monoptilon bellioidesdesert star
25AST38Palafoxia arida var. aridadesert needle
26AST9Pectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed
27AST25Perityle emoryiEmory's rock-daisy
28AST1Prenanthella exiguabright-white
29AST2Psathyrotes ramosissimaturtleback
30AST20Rafinesquia neomexicanadesert chicory
31AST2Senecio californicusCalifornia groundsel
32AST16Senecio mohavensisMojave ragwort
33AST1Sonchus asper ssp. asper*prickly sow thistle
34AST1Sonchus oleraceus*sow thistle
35AST4Stephanomeria exigua ssp. exiguaslender wreathplant
36AST1Stylocline gnaphaloideseverlasting nest-straw
37AST1Stylocline micropoidesdesert nest straw
38AST19Trichoptilium incisumyellow-head
39AST1Uropappus lindleyisilver puffs
40BOR10Amsinckia menziesii var. intermediacommon fiddleneck
41BOR3Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellatabristly fiddleneck
42BOR30Cryptantha angustifolianarrow-leaved cryptantha
43BOR19Cryptantha barbigerabearded cryptantha
44BOR1Cryptantha costataribbed cryptantha
45BOR6Cryptantha decipiensgravel cryptantha
46BOR1Cryptantha intermediapopcorn flower
47BOR26Cryptantha maritimaGuadalupe cryptantha
48BOR6Cryptantha micranthapurple-root cryptantha
49BOR6Cryptantha nevadensisNevada cryptantha
50BOR1Cryptantha oxygonaSharp-Nut Cryptantha
51BOR8Cryptantha pterocaryawing-nut cryptantha
52BOR4Cryptantha utahensisscented cryptantha
53BOR5Pectocarya heterocarpachuckwalla pectocarya
54BOR1Pectocarya linearis ssp. feroculaslender combseed
55BOR1Pectocarya peninsularisBaja pectocarya
56BOR3Pectocarya platycarpabroad-fruited combseed
57BOR26Pectocarya recurvatacurvenut combseed
58BOR4Plagiobothrys arizonicusArizona popcorn flower
59BRA33Brassica tournefortii*Asian mustard
60BRA2Caulanthus cooperiCooper's jewel-flower
61BRA1Caulanthus halliiHall's caulanthus
62BRA14Descurainia pinnatawestern tansy-mustard
63BRA14Dithyrea californicaspectacle-pod
64BRA4Draba cuneifoliawedge-leaved draba
65BRA9Guillenia lasiophyllaCalifornia mustard
66BRA21Lepidium lasiocarpum var. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass
67BRA15Sisymbrium irio*London rocket
68BRA1Sisymbrium orientale*Oriental mustard
69BRA1Streptanthella longirostrislongbeak streptanthella
70BRA5Thysanocarpus curvipesfringe-pod
71BRA3Tropidocarpum gracileslender tropidocarpum
72CAM9Nemacladus glanduliferus var. glanduliferusglandular nemacladus
73CAM1Nemacladus longiflorus var. breviflorusthread plant
74CAM1Nemacladus rubescensdesert nemacladus
75CAM1Nemacladus sigmoideussmall-flowered nemacladus
76CAR11Achyronychia cooperifrost mat
77CHE1Atriplex elegans var. fasciculatawheelscale
78CHE7Chenopodium murale*nettle-leaved goosefoot
79CRA6Crassula connatapygmy-weed
80CUS4Cuscuta californica var. papillosapapillate dodder
81EUP8Chamaesyce micromeraSonoran spurge
82EUP20Chamaesyce setilobaYuma spurge
83EUP10Ditaxis neomexicanaNew Mexico ditaxis
84EUP12Euphorbia erianthabeetle spurge
85EUP1Stillingia spinulosaannual stillingia
86FAB10Lotus salsuginosus var. brevivexillusshort-bannered coastal lotus
87FAB16Lotus strigosusstrigose lotus
88FAB20Lupinus arizonicusArizona lupine
89FAB2Lupinus bicolordwarf lupine
90FAB7Lupinus concinnusbajada lupine
91FAB1Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpuschick lupine
92FAB2Lupinus sparsiflorusCoulter's lupine
93FAB1Melilotus indicus*sourclover
94GER30Erodium cicutarium*redstem filaree
95GER9Erodium texanumTexas filaree
96HYD18Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells
97HYD3Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifidaeucrypta
98HYD4Eucrypta micranthadesert eucrypta
99HYD5Nama demissum var. demissumpurple mat
100HYD4Phacelia cicutaria var. hispidacaterpillar phacelia
101HYD5Phacelia crenulata var. ambiguaheliotrope phacelia
102HYD12Phacelia crenulata var. minutifloralittle-flowered heliotrope phacelia
103HYD23Phacelia distanscommon phacelia
104HYD4Phacelia minorwild canterbury bells
105HYD4Phacelia pedicellatapedicellate phacelia
106HYD8Pholistoma membranaceumwhite fiesta flower
107LAM10Salvia columbariaechia
108LOA4Mentzelia affinisyellow blazing star
109LOA3Mentzelia albicauliswhite-stemmed blazing star
110LOA9Mentzelia involucratabracted blazing star
111LOA1Mentzelia veatchianaVeatch's blazing star
112MAL6Eremalche exiliswhite mallow
113MAL5Eremalche rotundifoliadesert five-spot
114MAL1Malva parviflora*cheeseweed
115NYC24Abronia villosa var. villosahairy sand-verbena
116NYC4Boerhavia intermediafivewing spiderling
117NYC5Boerhavia wrightiiWright's spiderling
118ONA17Camissonia boothii ssp. condensataBooth's desert primrose
119ONA22Camissonia californicaCalifornia suncup
120ONA19Camissonia cardiophylla ssp. cardiophyllaheartleaf sun-cup
121ONA26Camissonia claviformis ssp. peirsoniibrown-eyed primrose
122ONA1Camissonia intermediaintermediate sun-cups
123ONA13Camissonia pallida ssp. pallidapale sun-cup
124ONA6Camissonia refractanarrow-leaf sun-cup
125ONA8Oenothera deltoides ssp. deltoidesdune primrose
126PAP1Argemone munitaprickly poppy
127PAP26Eschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflorasmall-flowered poppy
128PAP22Eschscholzia parishiiParish's poppy
129PLA22Plantago ovatadesert plantain
130POL1Eriastrum diffusumminiature woolly-star
131POL1Eriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star
132POL1Gilia australissouthern gilia
133POL1Gilia diegensiscoastal gilia
134POL7Gilia latifoliabroad-leaf gilia
135POL8Gilia stellatastar gilia
136POL7Langloisia setosissima ssp. setosissimabristly langloisia
137POL2Linanthus jonesiiJones' linanthus
138POL5Loeseliastrum matthewsiidesert calico
139POL1Loeseliastrum schottiiSchott's calico
140POL5Chorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornubrittle spineflower
141POL1Chorizanthe corrugatawrinkled spineflower
142POL4Chorizanthe rigidadevil's spineflower
143POL7Eriogonum davidsoniiDavidson's buckwheat
144POL3Eriogonum deflexum var. deflexumflat-topped buckwheat
145POL2Eriogonum gracile var. incultumslender buckwheat
146POL1Eriogonum molestumpineland buckwheat
147POL19Eriogonum thomasiiThomas' buckwheat
148POL2Eriogonum trichopes var. trichopeslittle desert buckwheat
149POL5Pterostegia drymarioidesthreadstem
150POR2Calandrinia ambiguadesert red maids
151POR4Calyptridium monandrumsand cress
152RES10Oligomeris linifolianarrowleaf oligomeris
153SCR1Antirrhinum filipesdesert twining snapdragon
154SCR13Mimulus bigelovii var. bigeloviiBigelow's monkeyflower
155SCR1Mimulus guttatuscommon monkeyflower
156SCR12Mohavea confertifloraghost flower
157SOL9Datura discolordesert thornapple
158SOL28Physalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry
159URT9Parietaria hespera var. hesperapellitory
160ZYG2Tribulus terrestris*puncture-vine
161POA29Aristida adscensionissix-weeks three-awn
162POA11Bouteloua aristidoides var. aristidoidesneedle grama
163POA6Bouteloua barbata var. barbatasix-weeks grama
164POA3Bromus diandrus*ripgut brome
165POA1Bromus hordeaceussoft chess
166POA10Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome
167POA5Bromus tectorumdowny brome
168POA2Bromus trinii*Chilean chess
169POA2Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum*foxtail barley
170POA1Leptochloa uninerviaMexican sprangletop
171POA2Muhlenbergia microspermalittleseed muhly
172POA1Phalaris minor*little-seed canarygrass
173POA1Polypogon monspeliensis*rabbits-foot grass
174POA21Schismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus
175POA7Vulpia bromoides*brome fescue

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