Friday, May 21, 2010

A Perfect Poppy

Just found this gem on Wednesday. Isn't it beautiful.
Eschscholzia minutiflora var. twisselmannii
(the flowers on this variety aren't very minute)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Field Trips

There will be two more field trips in May!

This Saturday, May 15th to Silver Mountain, north of Victorville
Saturday-Monday, May 22nd-24th to Tecopa Hot Springs Area

see details at

Where the Streets Have No Names

Another great trip out to the desert! We found seven rare plants (3 of them cacti).
The desert is in full bloom near the Mojave National Preserve. The rare Grusonia parishii, lovingly referred to as 'Dead cactus'.
It is actually alive and well and will bloom soon!A great view of Clark Mountain
Physaria chambersii, the rare Double bladderpod

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Reunion in the Desert

These friends decided to combine a reunion vacation with the Rare Plant Treasure Hunt.
Not only did they find a new appreciation for the desert but they also found this,
the rare Purplenerve spring parsley- Cymopterus multinervatus.