Plants of the Mt. Pinos Summit

The following is a list of ferns, conifers, and flowering plants that occur on the Mount Pinos summit above the 8,500 foot elevation contour. The Chula Vista Campground and parking lot are located at about 8,500 ft.

This list, prepared by the Mount Pinos Ranger District, is adapted from "Plant Communities and Flora of the Proposed Botanical Preserve on Mt. Pinos, Ventura and Kern Counties, CA.," by Parikh and Capralis (1988).

 

Scientific Name Common Name
FERNS  
Dryopteridaceae Wood Fern Family
Cystopteris fragilis Brittle fern
   
GYMNOSPERMS  
Pinaceae Pine Family
Abies concolor White fir
Pinus flexilis Limber pine
Pinus jeffreyi Jeffrey pine
Pinus monophylla Singleleaf pinyon pine
   
ANGIOSPERMS - FLOWERING PLANTS

DICOTS

Apiaceae Carrot Family
Lomatium mohavense Lomatium
Perideridia parishii ssp. latifolia Yampah
Sphenosciadium capitellatum Ranger's buttons
   
Asteraceae Sunflower Family
Achillea millefolium Yarrow
Agoseris elata Tall agoseris
Antennaria dimorpha Pussy-toes
Artemisia dracunculus Dragon tarragon
Chaenactis santolinoides Dusty maidens
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. albicaulis Rabbitbrush
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus Rabittbrush
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. mohavensis Rabittbrush
Chrysosthamnus viscidiflorus Yellow rabbitbrush
Crepis occidentalis Hawksbeard
Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus Daisy
Helenium bigelovii Sneezeweed
Lessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia California aster
Machaeranthera canescens var. canescens Hoary aster
Madia elegans ssp. wheeleri Common madia
Stephanomeria virgata ssp. virgata Wire lettuce
   
Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle Family
Sambucus mexicana Blue elderberry
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii Snowberry
   
Caryophyllaceae Pink Family
Silene bernardina Campion
   
Chenopodiaceae Goosefoot Family
Chenopodium fremontii Fremont's goosefoot
   
Convolvulaceae Morning-Glory Family
Calystegia malocophylla ssp. pedicellata Morning-glory
   
Ericaceae Heath Family
Sarcodes sanguinea Snow plant
   
Euphorbiaceae Spurge Family
Euphorbia palmeri Wood spurge
   
Fabaceae Pea Family
Astragalus purshii var. tinctus Wooly-pod
Astragalus whitneyi Whitney's locoweed
Lotus argophyllus var. argophyllus Silver-leaved hosackia
Lotus nevadensis var. davidsonii Lotus
Lupinus breweri var. bryoides Brewer's lupine
Lupinus elatus Silky lupine
Lupinus excubitus var. austromontanus Interior Bush lupine
Lupinus lepidus var. confertus Dwarf lupine
Lupinus polyphyllus ssp. burkei Large-leaved lupine
Trifolium monathum var. grantianum Carpet clover
   
Grossulariaceae Gooseberry Family
Ribes cereum var. cereum Wax currant
Ribes montigenum Mountain gooseberry
Ribes velutinum Plateau gooseberry
   
Hydrophyllaceae Waterleaf Family
Phacelia austromontanum Low phacelia
Phacelia imbricata ssp. patula Phacelia
Phacelia mohavesis Mohave phacelia
   
Lamiaceae Mint Family
Monardella linoides ssp. oblonga Flax-like monardella
Stachys albens Hedge nettle
   
Linaceae Flax Family
Linum lewisii var. lewisii Blue flax
   
Loasaceae Loasa Family
Mentzelia congesta Blazing star
   
Onagraceae Evening Primrose Family
Epilobium brachycarpum Willow herb
Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium California fuchsia
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. glandulosum Willow herb
Gayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum Ground smoke
   
Orobanchaceae Broomrape Family
Orobanche fasciculata Clustered broomrape
   
Polemoniaceae Phlox Family
Gilia capillaris Gilia
Gilia interior Gilia
Gilia leptantha ssp. pinetorum Gilia
Leptodactylon pungens Granite gilia
Phlox diffusa ssp. subcarinata Prickly phlox
Phlox gracilis Beggar's gilia
   
Polygonaceae Buckwheat Family
Eriogonum kennedyi ssp. austromontanum Buckwheat
Eriogonum kennedyi ssp. kennedyi Buckwheat
Eriogonum nudum ssp. pauciflorum Buckwheat
Eriogonum spergulinum ssp. reddingianum Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulphur-flowered buckwheat
Polygonum douglasii var. johnstonii Knotweed
   
Portulacaceae Purslane Family
Calyptridium monospermum Pussypaws
Calyptridium parryi var. parryi Pussypaws
Lewisia rediviva Bitterroot
Montia chamissoi Toad lily
   
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Family
Delphinium inopinum Kern Canyon larkspur
Delphinium parishii ssp. purpureum Mt. Pinos larkspur
Delphinium patens ssp. montanum Spreading larkspur
   
Rhamnaceae Buckthorn Family
Ceanothus cordulatus Mountain whitethorn
Rhamnus tomentella ssp. cuspidata Hoary coffeberry
   
Rosaceae Rose Family
Holodiscus microphyllus Mountain spray
Ivesia santolinoides Mousetail ivesia
Potentilla biennis Biennial cinquefoil
Potentilla glandulosa ssp. reflexa Cinquifoil
   
Rubiaceae Bedstraw Family
Galium andrewsii ssp. intermedium Phlox-leaved bedstraw
Galium angustifolium Narrow-leaved bedstraw
   
Saxifragaceae Saxifrage Family
Huechera elegans Urn-flowered alumroot
   
Scrophulariaceae Figwort Family
Castilleja applegatei var. martinii Wavy-leaved indian paintbrush
Collinsia torreyi var. wrightii Blue-eyed Mary
Cordylanthus nevinii Bird's-beak
Mimulus breweri Brewer's monkeyflower
Mimulus floribundus Monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus Common monkeyflower
Mimulus nasutus Snouted monkeyflower
Mimulus primuloides var. pilosellus Primrose monkeyflower
Pedicularis semibarbata Lousewort
Penstemon labrosus Penstemon
Penstemon speciosus Showy penstemon
Veronica americana Brooklime
   
Urticaceae Nettle Family
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea Hoary nettle
   
Violaceae Violey Family
Viola pinetorum ssp. pinetorum Mountain violet
Viola macloskeyi Mac Kloskey's violet
   
MONOCOTS  
Cyperaceae Sedge Family
Carex athrostachya Slender-beaked sedge
Carex aurea Golden-fruited sedge
Carex bolanderi Bolander's sedge
Carex douglasii Douglas sedge
Eleocharis pauciflora Few-flowered spikerush
   
Iridaceae Iris Family
Iris missouriensis Western blue flag
Sisyrinchium bellum Blue-eyed-grass
   
Juncaceae Rush Family
Juncus mertensianus Rush
Juncus mexicanus Mexican rush
Juncus xiphioides Iris-leaved rush
   
Liliaceae Lily Family
Allium burlewii Burlew's onion
Allium campanulatum Sierra onion
Allium fimbriatum var. fimbriatum Fringed onion
Calochortus venustus Butterfly mariposa
Muilla maritima Common muilla
Veratrum californicum Corn lily
   
Poaceae Grass Family
Agrostis exarata Bent grass
Achnatherum occidentalis Western needlegrass
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus California brome
Bromus tectorum Cheat grass
Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides Squirreltail
Koeleria macrantha Junegrass
Melica stricta Nodding melicav
Poa secunda ssp. secunda Sandberg's bluegrass


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    A list of ferns, conifers, and flowering plants that occur on the Mount Pinos summit above the 8,500 foot elevation contour.


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