San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature ConnectionSDNHM Field Guide

May Wildflower Report

9 May 1998, Campo -- Gladys Baird
Campo field trip was led by San Diego Natural History Museum staff Jon Rebman (botanist) and David Faulkner (entomologist).

Adenostoma fasciculatum - chamise
Amsinckia intermedia - rancher's fiddleneck
Arctostaphylos sp. - manzanita
Artemisia tridentata - great basin sagebrush
Camissonia californica - false mustard
Ceanothus sp. - lilac
Eriogonum fasciculatum - flat-top buckwheat
Eriophyllum confertiflorum - golden yarrow
Eschscholzia california - California poppy
Garrya veatchii - silk-tassel bush
Guterrezia californica - broom matchweed
Keckiella ternata - bush penstemon
Lathyrus splendens - Campo pea
Lotus scoparius - deerweed
Lupinus bicolor - lupine
Marah macrocarpus - wild cucumber
Opuntia sp. - desert prickly pear
Opuntia ganderi - Gander's cholla
Penstemon centranthifolius - scarlet bugler
Phacelia sp. - phacelia
Quercus agrifolia - coast live oak
Rhus ovata - sugarbush
Rhus trilobata - basketbush
Salix sp. - willow
Salvia columbariae - chia
Yucca schidigera - Mojave yucca

Mimulus aurantiacus, photo by Dale Clark 1994 5 May 1998, Camp Pendleton -- Melanie Howe
A short day due to rain

Calystegia macrostegia - Morning Glory
Daucus pusillus - Rattlesnake Weed
Eriophyllum confertiflorum - Golden Yarrow
Heterotheca grandiflora - Telegraph Weed
Lotus scoparius - Deerweed
Mimulus aurantiacus - Sticky Monkeyflower
Salvia apiana - White Sage
Sambucus mexicana - Elderberry

1 May 1998, San Diego Wild Animal Park-- Melanie Howe
Plants spotted from the monorail

Chaenactis artemisiifolia - Pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula - Yellow Pincushion
Cryptantha sp. - Popcorn Flower, Cryptantha
Dudleya pulverulenta - Chalk-leaved Liveforever
Eriophyllum confertiflorum - Golden Yarrow
Lotus scoparius - Deerweed
Mimulus aurantiacus - Sticky Monkeyflower
Mimulus brevipes - ? [beautiful yellow mimulus growing in the water]
Opuntia sp. [platy] - Prickly Pear
Phacelia distans - Common Phacelia
Phacelia parryi - Parry's Phacelia
Salvia columbariae - Chia
Selaginella bigelovii


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Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkeyflower), Photo by Dale Clark 1994