Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 17, 2016

White Mt. Wildflowers 7/17/16

We spent the entire day on White Mt. is in Inyo National Forest, which is east of Bishop, CA. We drove from highway 395 to Patriarch Grove. The best flowers were on the last 12 miles, which is the unpaved road between Schulman Grove, where the visitor center is, and the Patriarch Grove. All flowers were close to the road. Flowers are listed mainly from lowest to highest elevation with some exceptions. Click read more to see detailed plant list.

Whorled Milkweed/Aesclepias fascicularis with Monarch Butterfly

Yellow Spiderflower/Cleome lutea

Inflated Buckwheat/Eriogonum inflatum

Brittlebush/Encelia virginensis

Prince’s Plume/Stanleya pinnata

Skeleton Plant/Stephanomeria spinosa

Hooker’s Evening Primrose/Oenothera hookeri

Prickly Poppy/Argemone munita

An unidentifed mustard

Bridge’s Penstemon (red)/Penstemon rostriflorus

Sulphur Buckwheat/Eriogonum umbellatum

Mormon Tea/Ephedraviridis

Western Goldenbush/Ericameria

Jimson Weed/Datura wrightii

Beavertail Cactus/Opuntia basilaris

Desert Sweet/ Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Soda Straw/Angelica lineariloba

Coville’s Phlox/Phlox condensata

Mt. Pennyroyal/ Monardella odoratissima

Lupine/Lupinus argenteus

Mt. Wallflower/Erysiumum capitatum ssp. perrene

Pinzl’s Fleabane/Erigeron clokeyi var. pinzliae

Alpine Golde/Hulsea algida

Ruby Buckwheat/ eriogonum gracilipes

Flax/ Linum lewisii

Loco Weed/A very tiny Astragalus

Yarrow/Achillea millefolium

Showy Penstemon/Penstemon specious

Alpine Pincushion/Chaenactis Douglass var. alpina


Birds: Raven, Mt. Bluebird, Clark’s Nutcracker

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