Saguaro-Juniper

Wildflower walk with Steve McLaughlin

Cascabel, AZ

4 March 2001

From my notes - some families and genera of plants seen in flower today:

Apiaceae / Umbelliferae

                Bowlesia sp.  (1)

                Daucus sp. (1)  wild carrot

Asteraceae / Compositae

                Baileya sp. (1)  desert marigold

                Cirsium spp. (2)  thistle  (spring growth - no flowers yet)

                Eriophyllum sp. (1)  woolly daisy

                Malacothrix sp. (1)  desert dandelion

                Stephanomeria sp. (1)   desert straw  (flowering soon)

               

Boraginaceae

                Amsinckia sp.  (1)  fiddleneck

                Cryptantha spp. (2) 

                Lappula sp. (1)

                Pectocarya sp. (1)

Brassicaceae / Cruciferae

                Caulanthus sp. (1) 

                Descurainia sp. (1)  tansy mustard

                Draba sp. (1)  peppergrass

                Lesquerella spp.  (2)  bladderpod

                xSisymbrium irio  london rocket

                Thysanocarpus sp. (1)  lacepod

                did we see Lepidium ?

Fumariaceae

                Corydalis sp. (1)

Geraniaceae

                xErodium  cicutarium

Hydrophyllaceae

                Phacelia spp. 2

                Eucrypta sp. 1

Leguminosae

                Astragalus sp. (1)  locoweed

                Lotus spp. (2) 

                Lupinus spp. (2)

Labiatae

                Salvia sp. (1)  chia

Loasaceae

                Mentzelia sp. (1)  stickleaf

Malvaceae

                Sphaeralcea sp. (1)  globe mallow

Onagraceae

                Camisonia spp.  (5)

                Oenothera sp.  (1)

Papaveraceae

                Escholtzia sp. (1) poppy

Poaceae / Gramineae

                xBromus (rubens?)  red brome

                Poa sp. (1)

                xSchizmus arabicus  Mediterranean grass

                Vulpia sp. (1)

Polemoniaceae

                Gilia spp. (2)

                Linanthus sp. (1)

Polygonaceae

                Rumex spp. (2)

Portulacaceae

                Calandrinia ?

Primulaceae

                Androsace sp. (1)

Ranunculaceae

                Anemone sp. (1)

Scrophulariaceae

                Castilleja inserta (= old Orthocarpus purpurescens) owl clover

                Mimulus spp.  (2) monkey flower

also pointed out:

fern Astrolepis?

gymnosperm Ephedraceae  Ephedra sp. (1)  Mormon tea, joint fir

 Cascabel photos:

   I put together a folder of 32 jpeg thumbnails that total 1mb for you. They measure 400 pixels on the long side. (I also have them resized to 720 px / ~ 50-100kb each [originals measure ~1400 on a side and average 300kb to 1mb each file]).  The 400s lose too much detail, but you get the idea.  The 720s look pretty nice for a compromise.  If you or anyone involved would like a floppy, or emailed as an attachment, let me know.  You all are welcome to the uncropped higher res originals, just give me the #s for any of interest.

Elaine Nakash