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Floristic List for Mountain Springs Grade,
Imperial County

Listing by Group, Family, and Species

FERNS

Pteridaceae [Polypodiaceae] - Brake Family
Cheilanthes viscida Davenp. Viscid Lace Fern
Pellaea mucronata (D. Eaton) D. Eaton var. mucronata Bird's Foot Fern


CONIFERS

Cupressaceae - Cypress Family
Juniperus californica Carrière California Juniper


GNETALES

Ephedraceae - Ephedra Family
Ephedra nevadensis S. Watson Ephedra, Mormon Tea


ANGIOSPERMS: DICOTS

Anacardiaceae - Sumac or Cashew Family
Rhus ovata S. Watson Sugar Bush


Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed Family
Asclepias sp.
Matelea parvifolia (Torrey) Woodson Spearleaf, Talayote
2 3-1-1 CEQA


Asteraceae (=Compositae) - Sunflower Family
Adenophyllum porophylloides (A. Gray) Strother
Ambrosia dumosa (A. Gray) Payne Burro Weed
Baccharis sergiloides A. Gray Squaw Waterweed, Desert Baccharis
Brickellia frutescens A. Gray Brickellbush
Encelia farinosa Torrey & A. Gray Brittlebush, Incienso
Ericameria brachylepis (A. Gray) H. M. Hall Boundary Goldenbush
Gutierrezia californica (DC.) Torrey & A. Gray California Matchweed
Isocoma acradenia (E. Greene) E. Greene var. eremophila (E. Greene) G. Nesom Goldenbush
Porophyllum gracile Benth. Odora
Viguiera parishii E. Greene


Brassicaceae (=Cruciferae) - Mustard Family
Arabis perennans S. Watson Rock-Cress


Cactaceae - Cactus Family
Echinocereus engelmannii (Engelm.) Lemaire Hedgehog Cactus
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orc. var. lecontei (Engelm.) H. Brav.-Holl.! California Barrel Cactus
Mammillaria dioica M. K. Brandegee Nipple Cactus, Fish-Hook Cactus
Opuntia wolfii (L. Benson) M. Baker Wolf's Cholla


Chenopodiaceae - Goosefoot Family
Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. ssp. canescens Saltbush


Crassulaceae - Stonecrop Family
Dudleya arizonica Rose


Euphorbiaceae - Spurge Family
Chamaesyce melanadenia (Torrey) Millsp. Prostrate Spurge
Stillingia linearifolia S. Watson


Fabaceae (=Leguminosae) - Legume Family
Acacia greggii A. Gray Catclaw
Lotus scoparius (Nutt.) Ottley var. brevialatus Ottley California Broom
Prosopis glandulosa Torrey var. torreyana (L. Benson) M. Johnston Mesquite, Honey Mesquite


Fouquieriaceae - Ocotillo Family
Fouquieria splendens Engelm. ssp. splendens Ocotillo


Geraniaceae - Geranium Family
Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér.* Storksbill, Filaree


Krameriaceae - Rhatany Family
Krameria erecta Schultes
Krameria grayi Rose & Painter


Lamiaceae (=Labiatae) - Mint Family
Salvia apiana Jepson White Sage
Salvia columbariae Benth. Chia
Salvia vaseyi (Porter) Parish Sage


Nyctaginaceae - Four O'clock Family
Mirabilis bigelovii A. Gray var. retrorsa (A. A. Heller) Munz Four O'Clock


Polygonaceae - Buckwheat Family
Eriogonum fasciculatum Benth. var. polifolium (A. DC.) Torrey & A. Gray California Buckwheat
Eriogonum inflatum Torrey & Frémont var. deflatum I.M. Johnston Desert Trumpet
Eriogonum wrightii Benth. var. membranaceum Jepson Wild Buckwheat


Rosaceae - Rose Family
Prunus fremontii S. Watson Desert Apricot


Rubiaceae - Madder or Coffee Family
Galium stellatum Kellogg var. eremicum Hilend & J. Howell Bedstraw, Cleavers


Rutaceae - Rue or Citrus Family
Thamnosma montana Torrey & Frémont Turpentine-Broom


Scrophulariaceae - Figwort Family
Mimulus aurantiacus Curtis Monkeyflower
Penstemon clevelandii A. Gray var. clevelandii Beardtongue


Simmondsiaceae - Jojoba Family
Simmondsia chinensis (Link.) C. Schneider Jojoba, Goat-Nut Pig-Nut


Solanaceae - Nightshade Family
Lycium andersonii A. Gray Box Thorn
Physalis crassifolia Benth. Ground Cherry


Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk Family
Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb. * Tamarisk


Viscaceae - Mistletoe Family
Phoradendron californicum Nutt. Desert Mistletoe


ANGIOSPERMS: MONOCOTS

Agavaceae [Liliaceae, sensu The Jepson Manual, 1993] - Agave Family
Agave deserti (Engelm.) Gentry
Yucca schidigera K.E. Ortgies Mohave Yucca


Arecaceae (=Palmae) - Palm Family
Washingtonia filifera (L. Linden) H. A. Wendl. California Fan Palm


Juncaceae - Rush Family
Juncus acutus L. ssp.leopoldii (Parl.) Snog. Rush
4 1-2-1 CEQA?


Nolinaceae [Liliaceae, sensu The Jepson Manual, 1993] - Nolina Family
Nolina bigelovii (Torrey) S. Watson Beargrass


Poaceae (=Gramineae) - Grass Family
Pleuraphis rigida Thurber Big Galleta
Sporobolus airoides (Torrey) Torrey Alkali Sacaton


Themidaceae [Liliaceae, sensu The Jepson Manual, 1993] - Brodiaea Family
Dichelostemma capitatum Alph. Wood ssp.capitatum Blue Dicks