Blooms Observed in Boy Scout Trail Area, Joshua Tree National Park, on 3 November 2017

See also a list of species seen in bloom at Joshua Tree on 3 and 7 November 2017.

Chamaesyce albomarginata = Euphorbia albomarginata, rattlesnake weed

Chaenactis stevioides, desert pincushion

Monardella robisonii, Robison's monardella

Nicolletia occidentalis, western nicolletia

Mirabilis laevis var. villosa, Bigelow's desert four-o'clock

Baileya pleniradiata, woolly marigold

Ericameria cuneata var. spathulata, wide-leaved rock goldenbush

Bahiopsis parishii, Parish's goldeneye

Muhlenbergia porteri, Porter's muhly
Fig. 1. Some of the blooms from 3 November 2017. Click on the pictures for larger versions.

This is a list of species observed to be in bloom on 3 November 2017, from an exploration of the vicinity of the Boy Scout Trail in its first two miles, and a short excursion south of the Quail Springs Picnic Area by Tom Chester, Walt Fidler, Mike Crouse, Michael Charters and Bill Bulger.

This area had received good monsoonal rain eight weeks earlier, on the weekend of 10 September 2017.

The column with header #Pls gives the minimum number of plants observed on 3 November 2017 to be in bloom, up to a maximum of 99 plants for each species.

For the flora of this area, including species not in bloom on 3 November 2017, see Flora of Boy Scout Trail Area.

See also a list of species seen in bloom at Joshua Tree on 3 and 7 November 2017.

Basic information about the checklist presentation and links:

An asterisk before the Common Name indicates a non-native taxon.

#FamScientific Name
Link goes to the Jepson eflora
(*)Common Name
Link goes to Calphotos
1AmaAmaranthus fimbriatusfringed amaranth99
2AstAcamptopappus sphaerocephalus var. sphaerocephalusgoldenhead1
3AstAdenophyllum cooperiCooper's dogweed30
4AstArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. incomptamountain mugwort50
5AstBahiopsis parishiiParish's goldeneye20
6AstBaileya pleniradiatawoolly marigold99
7AstChaenactis stevioidesdesert pincushion4
8AstEncelia actoniActon encelia50
9AstEricameria cooperi var. cooperiCooper's goldenbush50
10AstEricameria cuneata var. spathulatawide-leaved rock goldenbush99
11AstGutierrezia microcephalasticky snakeweed50
12AstMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelion5
13AstNicolletia occidentaliswestern nicolletia60
14AstPectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed99
15AstPseudognaphalium canescenswhite everlasting1
16AstStephanomeria exigua ssp. exiguaslender wreathplant99
17EupChamaesyce albomarginatarattlesnake weed99
18EupChamaesyce micromeraSonoran spurge10
19EupChamaesyce setilobastarfish (Yuma) spurge5
20EupCroton californicusCalifornia croton50
21FabAcmispon rigidusdesert lotus5
22FabAstragalus lentiginosus var. variabilis freckled milk-vetch99
23KraKrameria erectaPima rhatany40
24LamMonardella robisoniiRobison's monardella5
25LamScutellaria mexicanaMexican bladder sage99
26MalSphaeralcea ambigua var. ambiguaapricot mallow1
27MolMollugo cerviana*carpet-weed99
28NycAbronia villosa var. villosahairy sand-verbena99
29NycBoerhavia coulteri var. palmeriCoulter's spiderling99
30NycMirabilis laevis var. villosaBigelow's desert four-o'clock99
31PolEriastrum densifoliumgiant woolly-star50
32PolEriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star99
33PolEriogonum angulosumangled-stem buckwheat99
34PolEriogonum brachyanthumshort-flowered buckwheat~50
35PolEriogonum davidsoniiDavidson's buckwheat10
36PolEriogonum fasciculatum var. flavovirideCalifornia buckwheat30
37PolEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet99
38PolEriogonum nidulariumbirdnest buckwheat99
39PolEriogonum plumatellayucca buckwheat99
40PolEriogonum wrightii var. membranaceumWright's buckwheat50
41RhaRhamnus ilicifoliahollyleaf redberry1
42SolNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco99
43SolPhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry2
44ZygLarrea tridentatacreosote bush99
45PoaHilaria rigidabig galleta99
46PoaMuhlenbergia porteriPorter's muhly99

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