Some Death Valley Plants That Bloom in February and March

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Eudicots
1AmaraTidestromia suffruticosa var. oblongifoliaArizona honeysweetYlw 
2AsterAmbrosia dumosaburroweed-- 
3AsterAmbrosia salsola var. salsolacheesebushWht 
4AsterAmphipappus fremontii var. fremontiiFremont's chaff-bushYlw# Ray 1-2, ~invol; #disk 3-7
5AsterAtrichoseris platyphyllagravel-ghostWht 
6AsterBahiopsis reticulatanet-veined viguieraYlwlvs 3-8 cm, entire; densely tomentose on top
7AsterBebbia juncea var. asperasweetbushYlw 
8AsterCalycoseris parryiyellow tackstemYlw 
9AsterCalycoseris wrightiiwhite tackstemWht 
10AsterChaenactis carphoclinia var. carphocliniapebble pincushionWht 
11AsterCirsium mohavenseMojave thistleLav 
12AsterEncelia actoniActon enceliaYlw 
13AsterEncelia farinosabrittlebushYlw 
14AsterEnceliopsis covilleiPanamint daisyYlwlvs all basal, silvery-canescent, entire; petioles winged
15AsterEriophyllum ambiguum var. paleaceumannual woolly sunflowerYlwdisk corolla lobes glandless; pappus 0 or <0.2 mm
16AsterEriophyllum wallacei var. wallaceiWallace's woolly daisyYlw 
17AsterGeraea canescenshairy desert-sunflowerYlw 
18AsterLeptosyne bigeloviiBigelow's coreopsisYlwdisk fr ciliate, pappus scales 2, 1-5 mm; ray fr glabrous, scales 0
19AsterLogfia depressadwarf filago-- 
20AsterMalacothrix coulterisnake's headYlwcauline lvs gen with ear-like lobes; invol gen spheric
21AsterMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelionYlw 
22AsterMonoptilon bellioidesdesert starWht 
23AsterPalafoxia arida var. aridaSpanish needlePnk/Lav 
24AsterPerityle emoryiEmory's rock-daisyWht 
25AsterPeucephyllum schottiipygmy-cedarYlw 
26AsterPsathyrotes ramosissimaturtlebackYlw 
27AsterRafinesquia neomexicanadesert chicoryWht 
28AsterSenecio mohavensisMojave ragwortYlw 
29AsterStephanomeria pauciflorawire-lettuceWht/Pnk 
30AsterXylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifoliaMojave-asterPnk/Lav 
31BoragAmsinckia tessellatabristly fiddleneckYlw 
32BoragCryptantha angustifolianarrow-leaved cryptanthaWht 
33BoragCryptantha circumscissa var. circumscissacushion cryptanthaWht 
34BoragCryptantha confertiflorayellow cryptanthaYlw 
35BoragCryptantha costataribbed cryptanthaWht 
36BoragCryptantha holopterawinged cryptanthaWht 
37BoragCryptantha maritimaGuadalupe cryptanthaWht 
38BoragCryptantha nevadensisNevada cryptanthaWht 
39BoragCryptantha pterocaryawing-nut cryptanthaWht 
40BoragCryptantha racemosabushy cryptanthaWht 
41BoragCryptantha utahensisscented cryptanthaWht 
42HydroNama demissa var. covilleiCoville's purple matPnk/Lavlf petioled, elliptic to diamond-shaped; pl gen gray-green
43HydroNama demissa var. demissapurple matPnk/Lavlf sessile, linear to spoon-shaped; pl gen green
44HydroNama pusillasmall-leaved namaWht/Pnkcorolla limb < 2 mm diam (vs. 5-14 mm)
45BoragPectocarya recurvatacurvenut combseedWht 
46HydroPhacelia calthifoliacaltha-leafed phaceliaBl/Prplf blades ~entire, as wide as long, base lobed; seeds 30-50
47HydroPhacelia crenulata var. ambiguaheliotrope phaceliaBl/Prpcorolla 5-10 mm; seeds gen 4; calyx lobes glandular
48HydroPhacelia fremontiiFremont's phaceliaBl/Prpfl lavender with yellow throats; seeds 10-18
49HydroPhacelia pedicellatapedicellate phaceliaBl/Prpcorolla 5-7 mm; seeds gen 4; pedicels 5-10 mm in fr
50HydroPhacelia vallis-mortaeDeath Valley phaceliaBl/Prpcorolla 8-15 mm; seeds gen 4; calyx lobes long-hairy
51BoragTiquilia nuttalliiNuttall's coldeniaWht/Pnkannual
52BrassBrassica tournefortii*Sahara mustardYlw 
53BrassCaulanthus lasiophyllusCalifornia mustardWht 
54BrassLepidium fremontiidesert pepper-grassWht 
55BrassLepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grassWht 
56BrassStanleya elataprince's plumeYlw 
57CactaOpuntia basilaris var. basilarisbeavertail cactusPnk/Lav 
58CampaNemacladus orientaliseastern glandular nemacladusWht/Red 
59CampaNemacladus tenuis var. aliformisdesert threadplantWh/Yl/Br 
60CaryoAchyronychia cooperifrost matWht 
61ChenoAllenrolfea occidentalisiodine-bush-- 
62ChenoAtriplex hymenelytradesert holly-- 
63CappaCleomella obtusifoliaMojave cleomellaYlwFls 1 in leaf axils and/or ~terminal raceme
64CappaOxystylis luteaspiny caperYlwFls in axillary heads; style in fr spine-like
65CuscuCuscuta denticulatadesert dodderRd/Or 
66EuphoChamaesyce albomarginatarattlesnake weedWht 
67EuphoChamaesyce micromeraSonoran spurge-- 
68EuphoChamaesyce parishiiParish's spurge-- 
69EuphoChamaesyce setilobastarfish (Yuma) spurgeWht 
70FabacAstragalus coccineusscarlet milk-vetchRd/Or 
71FabacAstragalus layneaeLayne's milk-vetchBl/Prplflets ovate to ~round; calyx hairs mostly black; petals ~white with tips purple; fr 20-65 mm, 3.5-8 mm wide, incurved
72FabacDalea mollissimadowny daleaWht 
73FabacLupinus arizonicusArizona lupineBl/Prp 
74GeranErodium cicutarium*redstem filareePnk/Lav 
75GeranErodium texanumTexas filareePnk/Prp 
76LamiaSalvia columbariaechiaBl/Prp 
77LamiaSalvia funereaDeath Valley sageBl/Prplf spine-tipped
78LoasaEucnide urensdesert bush nettleYlw 
79LoasaMentzelia albicauliswhite-stemmed blazing starYlw 
80LoasaMentzelia reflexareflexed blazing starYlwpetals 8
81MalvaEremalche rotundifoliadesert five-spotPnk/Lav 
82MalvaSphaeralcea ambiguaapricot mallowRd/Or 
83PortuCistanthe ambiguadesert red maidsWht 
84NyctaAbronia villosa var. villosahairy sand-verbenaPnk/Lav 
85NyctaAnulocaulis annulatusringstemPnk/Lavst erect, > 7 mm diam; fr glabrous with 10 inconspicuous ribs
86OleacMenodora spinescensspiny desert oliveWht 
87OnagrChylismia brevipes ssp. brevipesgolden suncupYlwpl hairs spreading; sepals in bud with free subterminal tips; petals not red-dotted
88OnagrChylismia brevipes ssp. pallidulapale suncupYlwpl strigose (spreading-hairy proximally); sepals w/o free tips; petals gen red-dotted
89OnagrChylismia claviformis ssp. aurantiacabrown-eyed primroseWhtlateral lflets gen well developed; plant strigose distally (glandular-hairy)
90OnagrChylismia claviformis ssp. claviformisbrown-eyed primroseWhtlateral lflets gen well developed; plant ~glabrous distally or with a few glandular hairs
91OnagrChylismia claviformis ssp. funereabrown-eyed primroseWhtlateral lflets gen 0 or poorly developed; free tips conspicuous; pl gen strigose distally
92OnagrEremothera boothii ssp. condensataBooth's evening primroseWhtfr 2-3.8 mm wide at base, woody, curved outward but not downward
93OnagrEremothera boothii ssp. desertorumBooth's evening primroseWhtfr 1-1.6 mm wide at base, not woody, gen curved downward
94OnagrEremothera chamaenerioideslong-fruit suncupYlw 
95OnagrEremothera refractanarrow-leaf suncupWht 
96ScropCastilleja applegatei ssp. martiniiMartin's paintbrushRd/Or 
97OrobaOrobanche cooperiCooper's broomrapePrp 
98PapavEschscholzia glyptospermadesert golden poppyYlw 
99PapavEschscholzia minutiflorasmall-flowered poppyYlw 
100ScropMimulus bigelovii var. bigeloviiBigelow's monkeyflowerPnk/Lavdistal lf width gen < basal lvs, distal longer tapered than basal; lower st internodes gen >> others
101ScropMimulus bigelovii var. cuspidatusBigelow's monkeyflowerPnk/Lavdistal lf width gen >= basal lvs, distal gen acute; st internodes gen equal
102ScropMimulus rupicolarock midgetPnk/Lav 
103ScropAntirrhinum filipesdesert twining snapdragonYlw 
104ScropMohavea brevifloragolden desert-snapdragonYlwcorolla 15-20 mm, dark yellow (vs. 25-35 mm, yellow to white)
105PlantPlantago ovatadesert plantainWht 
106PolemAliciella latifolia ssp. latifoliabroad-leaf giliaPnk/Lav 
107PolemGilia cana ssp. tricepsshowy giliaPnk/Blu 
108PolemGilia latiflorabroad-flowered giliaPnk/Lav 
109PolemLangloisia setosissima ssp. punctatalilac sunbonnetWht/Prp 
110PolemLangloisia setosissima ssp. setosissimabristly langloisiaPnk/Prp 
111PolemLinanthus demissusdesert linanthusWhtfl open daytime; lvs opp; corolla lobes white, base with 2 red marks
112PolemLinanthus dichotomus ssp. dichotomusevening-snowWhtfl open evening; calyx not glandular
113PolemLinanthus jonesiiJones' linanthusWhtfl open evening; calyx glandular-hairy
114PolygChorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornubrittle spineflowerWht/Ylw 
115PolygChorizanthe rigidadevil's spineflowerYlw 
116PolygEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpetYlw 
117PolygEriogonum trichopeslittle desert trumpetYlw 
118PolygGilmania luteolagolden carpetYlw 
119ResedOligomeris linifolialineleaf whitepuff-- 
120RutacThamnosma montanaturpentine broomBl/Prp 
121SolanNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobaccoWht 
122SolanPhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherryYlw 
123SolanPhysalis hederifolia var. fendleriFendler's ivy-leaf tomatilloYlw 
124ZygopFagonia laevisCalifornia fagoniaPnk/Prp 
125ZygopLarrea tridentatacreosote bushYlw 
Monocots
126PoaceSchismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus-- 
http://tchester.org/plants/floras/desert/death_valley_bloomers_discriminants.html
Last update: 18 February 2016