Plants in Bloom in Joshua Tree National Park in November 2017

Cuscuta subinclusa, canyon dodder

Ericameria nauseosa var. mohavensis = Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. mohavensis, Mohave common rabbitbrush

Lupinus andersonii, Anderson's lupine
Fig. 1. Some of the blooms from 7 November 2017. Click on the pictures for larger versions.
See also pictures of some of the species we observed in bloom from 3 November 2017

This is a list of plants seen in bloom in two surveys of Joshua Tree National Park, on 3 and 7 November 2017. The estimated number of plants in bloom is given, up to a maximum of 99 for each species.

On 3 November 2017, Tom Chester, Walt Fidler, Mike Crouse, Michael Charters and Bill Bulger surveyed the first two miles of the Boy Scout Trail area, along with a brief excursion south of the Quail Springs Picnic Area. We recorded at least 2,724 plants of 47 species in bloom. See pictures of some of the species we observed in bloom.

On 7 November 2017, Tom Chester, Walt Fidler, Nancy Accola and Mike Crouse surveyed three areas: near the west entrance station; the drainage 0.4 miles south of the Boy Scout Trail; and an area in Queen Valley about 0.4 miles sw of the Desert Queen Well, along with a brief excursion south of the Quail Springs Picnic Area. We recorded at least 2,776 plants of 60 species in bloom.

On both days combined, we saw at least 3,701 plants of 65 species in bloom.

Not bad for November!

The following table gives the number of plants of each taxon observed to be in bloom on each day.

See also list of all species seen in these surveys.

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
# Pls in Bloom
1AmaAmaranthus fimbriatusfringed amaranth9999
2ApoAmsonia tomentosawoolly amsonia 15
3ApoMatelea parvifoliaspearleaf 1
4AstAcamptopappus sphaerocephalus var. sphaerocephalusgoldenhead110
5AstAdenophyllum cooperiCooper's dogweed3015
6AstAmbrosia dumosaburroweed 99
7AstArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. incomptamountain mugwort50
8AstBahiopsis parishiiParish's goldeneye2099
9AstBaileya pleniradiatawoolly marigold9999
10AstBrickellia desertorumdesert brickellia 2
11AstChaenactis stevioidesdesert pincushion4
12AstEncelia actoniActon encelia5099
13AstEricameria cooperi var. cooperiCooper's goldenbush5099
14AstEricameria cuneata var. spathulatawide-leaved rock goldenbush9999
15AstEricameria nauseosa var. mohavensisMohave common rabbitbrush 99
16AstEriophyllum wallacei var. wallaceiWallace's woolly daisy 2
17AstGutierrezia microcephalasticky snakeweed5050
18AstMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelion52
19AstNicolletia occidentaliswestern nicolletia6099
20AstPectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed9999
21AstPseudognaphalium canescenswhite everlasting1
22AstStephanomeria exigua ssp. exiguaslender wreathplant9950
23AstStephanomeria pauciflorawire-lettuce 1
24AstXylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifoliaMojave-aster 7
25ConCuscuta subinclusacanyon dodder 25
26EupChamaesyce albomarginatarattlesnake weed9999
27EupChamaesyce micromeraSonoran spurge105
28EupChamaesyce setilobastarfish (Yuma) spurge55
29EupCroton californicusCalifornia croton5020
30FabAcmispon rigidusdesert lotus54
31FabAstragalus lentiginosus var. variabilis
32FabLupinus andersoniiAnderson's lupine 40
33FabSenna armataspiny senna 99
34GerErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree151
35KraKrameria erectaPima rhatany4020
36LamMonardella robisoniiRobison's monardella53
37LamSalvia columbariaechia 1
38LamScutellaria mexicanaMexican bladder sage9999
39MalSphaeralcea ambigua var. ambiguaapricot mallow110
40MolMollugo cerviana*carpet-weed99
41NycAbronia villosa var. villosahairy sand-verbena9999
42NycAllionia incarnata var. incarnatasmall-flowered trailing four o'clock 4
43NycBoerhavia coulteri var. palmeriCoulter's spiderling9999
44NycMirabilis laevis var. villosaBigelow's desert four-o'clock9950
45PolEriastrum densifoliumgiant woolly-star5020
46PolEriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star9999
47PolEriogonum angulosumangled-stem buckwheat9999
48PolEriogonum brachyanthumshort-flowered buckwheat5099
49PolEriogonum davidsoniiDavidson's buckwheat1099
50PolEriogonum fasciculatum var. flavovirideCalifornia buckwheat3020
51PolEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat 10
52PolEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet9925
53PolEriogonum nidulariumbirdnest buckwheat9999
54PolEriogonum plumatellayucca buckwheat9999
55PolEriogonum wrightii var. membranaceumWright's buckwheat5010
56PolEriogonum wrightii var. nodosumWright's buckwheat 2
57RhaRhamnus ilicifoliahollyleaf redberry1
58SolNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco992
59SolPhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry210
60ZygLarrea tridentatacreosote bush9999
61PoaBouteloua aristidoides var. aristidoidesneedle grama 10
62PoaBouteloua barbata var. barbatasix-weeks grama 1
63PoaHilaria rigidabig galleta9999
64PoaMuhlenbergia porteriPorter's muhly9930
65PoaSporobolus flexuosusmesa dropseed 1

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