Eastern Mojave Vegetation

Detailed Area Plant List for Sagehen Meadow, Mono County, United States.

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Edited by Tom Schweich

This list is assembled from personal collections, herbarium vouchers, and published lists. For California, much of the data is provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria as indicated by a single dagger “†.” Their web site is at: (http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/consortium/). For Colorado, much of the data is provided by the Southwest Environmental Information Network as indicated by a double dagger “‡,” which web site is found at (http://swbiodiversity.org). See their respective websites for copyright information and recommended citation formats.

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Pinaceae

Pinus contorta Loudon ssp. murrayana (Grev. & Balf.) Critchf.  (Syn: P. m. Balf. ) Sierra Lodgepole Pine. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Spring, Along a watercourse just below Sagehen Spring. Tom Schweich 946. 21 May 2013. ( UC ) . .

Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf.  Jeffrey Pine. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Tom Schweich 9/1/2010. .

- Sagehen Spring, Slopes above the spring and campground. Tom Schweich 945. 21 May 2013. ( Alameda ) .

Apiaceae

Angelica lineariloba A. Gray.  Poison Angelica. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Peak, Recognized from last year's infloresence and this year's leaves. Tom Schweich 7/22/2010. Beside Sagehen Meadows Road below peak. Tom Schweich 9/1/2010. .

Asteraceae

Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. var. glauca.  Pale Agoseris. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Gently E-sloping heavily grazed dry meadow of soft silty pumice alluvium over granitic bedrock. Uplands of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. Occasional throughout meadow. Flws close-up when picked.; GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Meadow area; along 4WD road running S from Gaspipe Spring and Hwy 120 as it crosses dry springfed drainages. Appx. 1/2 mi. NE of Sagehen Spr. campground. 01S28E11 Michael Honer 977. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA682392 ) South side of meadow. Tom Schweich 631. 5 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120830 UC ) . .

Anisocoma acaulis Torr. & A. Gray.  Scale Bud. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Disturbed places near residence. Tom Schweich 824. 31 May 2012. ( CAS1149127 UC ) . .

Arnica sororia Greene.  Twin Arnica. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial spreading by rhizomes; Leaves opposite, cauline 4 pairs, reduced above, w/o embedded oil glands; Involucre 10 mm, 12 mm dia.; Receptacle naked; Phyllaries ~14, in one series, 9 mm, w/o embedded oil glands; Rays ~ 12, yellow, 15 mm, strap 10 mm x 3 mm wide; Disc flowers ~40, yellow, 6 mm, 2 mm wide; Achenes black, 3 mm, pappus of hairs, white, short-barbed (Described from Coll. No. 692, 10 Nov 2011). Subtribe Arnicinae is a subtribe Madieae with Madiinae (tarweeds) and Hulseinae, which contains Hulsea and Eatonella, both common in the Mono Lake basin.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2321. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR122326 ) Tom Schweich 692. 26 Jul 2010. ( CAS1131465 UC1980394 ) . .

Artemisia cana Pursh ssp. bolanderi (A. Gray) G. H. Ward.  Silver Sagebrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Subshrub woody at base, 30-35 cm tall, unarmed; Leaves linear, entire, 15 mm, < 2 mm wide; Heads erect, 3 mm dia. (less than 5 mm per TJM1, 2, & D) (Described from Coll. No. 715, 20 Nov 2011).

- Sagehen Meadow, On the drying edges of the wet meadow. Tom Schweich 716. 28 Aug 2010. ( CAS1131424 UC1980417 ) . .

Artemisia tridentata Nutt.  Big Sagebrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Tom Schweich 9/1/2010. . .

Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ssp. vaseyana (Rydb.) Beetle.  Mountain Big Sagebrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Jack L. Reveal 217. 10 Oct 1962. ( UTC101970 ) . .

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt. ssp. puberulus (D. C. Eaton) H. M. Hall & Clem.  Yellow Rabbitbrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial shrub, to 1 m., juice with latex, not thistle-like; Stem generally glabrous (very few hairs), young stem few hairs (but not tomentose); Leaves alternate, linear, 30 mm. x 0.8-1.2 mm. wide, margins entire, not ciliate, adaxial surface with tangled hairs, oil glands 0; Heads, conical, not overtopped by distal leaves, ray flowers 0, disc flowers present; Involucre obconic, 8-9 mm.; Phyllaries in 3 distinct vertical ranks, graduated in size, lower << rest of involucre, opaque, tips acute, oil glands 0; Flowers 6; Pappus of many bristles, ±cylindric; Corollas yellow; Style, appendages (2.0 mm.) > stigmatic portion (1.6 mm.); Fruit moderately hairy (Described from Coll. No. 887, 22 Aug 2012).

- Sagehen Meadow, North of the meadow, in sagebrush, just at the edge of the Jeffrey pines. Tom Schweich 887. 22 Aug 2012. ( UC UCR248618 ) . .

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt. ssp. viscidiflorus.  Yellow Rabbitbrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial shrub, to 1 m.; Stems woody at base, glabrous (few stray hairs), juice latex (?); Leaves alternate, entire, linear-lanceolate, to 24 mm. × 1.5 mm. wide, twisted > 360░ (or not), eglandular, margin (very) sparsely ciliate; Inflorescence triangular (i.e., not flat-topped), a head enclosed by involucre, not overtopped by leaves, flowers of 1 kind, no strap-shaped corollas; Involucre, 9 mm.; Receptacle epaleate; Phyllaries 3± unequal series, tending to be aligned in vertical ranks, but not always, not transparent or scarious, eglandular; Perianth 2 or more whorls, parts 5 per whorl; Flowers all disc flowers, 5-6, open, bisexual; Pappus of many well-developed bristles; Corolla, strap-shaped 0, yellow, tube 3.5 mm. + throat 0.5 mm. + fused lobes 3.0 mm. + free lobes 0.5 mm. = 7.5 mm., throat expanding gradually above tube; Stamens = in number to corolla lobes; Ovary inferior; Pistil, 1 per flower, 6.0 mm. + stigmatic portion 1.2 mm. + appendages 1.0 mm. = 8.2 mm.; Stigmas 2; Achenes (moderately) hairy (Described from Coll. No. 137, 22 Sep 1997, Coll. No. 150, 3 Oct 1997, Coll. No. 705, 15 Nov 2011). Leaves twisted at Rush Creek and Sagehen Meadow, not in eastern Mojave. Phyllaries not in vertical ranks in eastern Mojave.

- Sagehen Meadow, North of the meadow and the house, on loose granitic sand slopes. Tom Schweich 705. 17 Aug 2010. ( Alameda CAS1131416 UC1980384 ) .

- Sagehen Summit, 2 mi e Big Sand Flat (along Highway 120 at the junction of the Sagehen Meadow Road) Jack L. Reveal and David Mason 196. 8 Sep 1962. ( CS60364 UC1338717 ) . .

Ericameria nauseosa (Pall. ex Pursh) G. I. Nesom & G. I. Baird var. hololeuca (A.Gray) G.L.Nesom & G.I.Baird.  (Syn: Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Pall.ex Pursh) Britton ssp. hololeucus (A. Gray) H. M. Hall & Clem. ) Rubber Rabbitbush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial shrub, 1 m., lacking resin pits or translucent oil glands; Stem tomentose through 2nd-3rd year; Leaves alternate, 21 mm. x 1.5 mm. wide, sessile, strap-shaped to linear, sharp-pointed, folded, ±keeled; Involucre obconic or bell-shaped; Phyllaries in several series, appearing spiral (but involucre is not elongate), not in 5± ranks, unequal, entire, mid-ribs priminent ±brown, tips acute to acuminate, margins thick (?) not papery; Flowers 1 kind, rays 0; Receptacle epaleate; Pappus of many well-developed bristles; Corolla yellow, 7-8 mm., lobes ≤1 mm.; Style appendages (1.0-1.8 mm.) < stigmas (2.2 mm.); Fruit silky hairy. (Described from Colls. No. 885 & 886, 22 August 2012).

- Sagehen Meadow, Northwest edge of the meadow, in an area of mixed Sagebrush and Jeffrey pines. Tom Schweich 885. 22 Aug 2012. ( CAS1157596 UC ) In a recently disturbed area of brush just north-northwest of the meadow. Tom Schweich 886. 22 Aug 2012. ( CDA39241 UCR248619 ) . .

Ericameria parryi (A. Gray) G. I. Nesom & G. I. Baird var. aspera (Greene) G. L. Nesom & G. I. Baird.  Rough Rabbitbrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, on pumice soil Jack L. Reveal and David Mason 197. 2 Sep 1962. ( UC1338718 ) . .

Eriophyllum lanatum (Pursh) J. Forbes var. integrifolium (Hook.) Smiley.  (Syn: E. monoense Rydb. ) Oregon Sunshine. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial subshrub, not thistle-like; Leaves entire to 3-(5-)lobed (not compound), margins flat; Headsradiate, > 15 mm wide including ligules (obs: 17-18 mm wide); Phyllaries 5-10 or < 15 (1 obs = 8), keeled; Receptacle naked; Flowers not all ligulate, color yellow; Ray flowers present ▒8 (1 obs = 7); Achenes with a small crown-like pappus of scales (Described from Coll. No. 681, 3 Nov 2011).

- Sagehen Peak, Scattered along roadsides and edge of Aspen woodland, with Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Linanthus pungens. Populus tremuloides woodland bisected by road, surrounded by open slopes of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. Ashy pumice alluvium above contact of granitic and basaltic bedrock. Glass Mountain Region Sagehen Peak area; along FS Rd. 1N02 near SW base of Sagehen Peak. Michael Honer 988. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA680697 UC1787106 ) . .

Stephanomeria exigua Nutt. ssp. exigua.  Small Wirelettuce. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, North side of meadow, near house. Tom Schweich 704. 17 Aug 2010. ( CAS1131415 UC1980395 ) . [ I'm going with S. exigua and especially ssp. exigua on the strength of slightly glandular stems and infloresences. Should have paid attention to annual vs. perennial when I collected them. ] .

Symphyotrichum spathulatum (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom.  (Syn: Aster occidentalis (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray , Aster occidentalis (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray var. fremontii ) Western Mountain Aster. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial from fibrous roots, generally ≤ 40 cm tall (obs: 37-40 cm); Stem, becoming hairy distally, but never strigose; Leaves, basal and cauline, alternate, reduced above, lanceolate, lower leaf petiole 80 mm. + blade 70 mm. × 6 mm. wide, length > 7 × longer than wide (obs: 11.5-13 × longer), glabrous, margins minutely dentate, without spinulose tip, basal present at flowering; Inflorescence, 3-13 heads (3,4,8,13 observed); Heads, flowers of two kinds; Peduncles 2-8 cm, hairy, eglandular; Involucre 15 mm, non-glandular; Phyllaries in 2+ series, slightly overlapping, graduated, outer < inner, ±herbaceous, not paper-like (chartaceous), lower margin scarious, elongate green tip 3x width, tip acute to obtuse; Receptacle epaleate; Flowers both ray and disc; Pappus of bristles, single series, #25-30, cylindric, short plumose; Rays conspicuous, 13 mm., much exceeding disc flowers, blue/lavender; Disc flower, style present; Style branches minutely glandular, not tufted hairy; Achenes with a pappus of bristles, whitish (Described from Coll. No. 498, 2 Aug 2007, and Coll. No. 708, 16 Nov 2011). Taylor (2010) refers all collections of Symphyotrichum spathulatum made in the central Sierra Nevada (cSN) to var. yosemitanum based upon the character of linear leaves. However, so far, my collections (498, 708, 715, & 724) of the taxon in the Mono Lake basin have had lanceolate to narrowly elliptic leaves, which would lead one to var. spathulatum.

- Sagehen Meadow, On the edge of the swale draining the meadow. Tom Schweich 715. 28 Aug 2010. ( CAS1131423 UC1980418 ) . .

Tetradymia canescens DC.  Spineless Horsebush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial shrub, to 1 m., woody below, unarmed; Stems some sharp-pointed, 2nd+ year stems pubesence interrupted by linear glabrescent streaks (Sect. Tetradymia, incl. stenolepis, canescens, and glabrata); Leaves distal only, lanceolate, 15 mm. × 2 mm. wide, entire, gray tomentose (not green glabrous), not forming spines; Heads, with only disc flowers (discoid); Involucre cylindric; Phyllaries 4, in one equal series or 2-ranked (which doesn't really matter when keying), 9 mm., wooly, carinate (keeled), not scarious or transparent, tips not black; Receptacle epaleate; Disc flowers, 4; Corolla, 5-lobed, yellow; Pappus of many well-developed bristles. Achenes glabrous (Described from Coll. No. 706, 15 Nov 2011, and Coll. No. 1029, 24 Jul 2013).

- Sagehen Meadow, In loose soil derived from granite and pumice. Near the top of the granitic hills north of the meadow. Tom Schweich 706. 17 Aug 2010. ( Alameda CAS1131417 UC1980383 ) .

Boraginaceae

Cryptantha glomeriflora Greene.  Truckee Cryptantha. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. USGS quad: Dexter Canyon 7.5' Q.; Fairly common roadside plant.; Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2319. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR122324 ) . .

Phacelia bicolor Torr. ex S. Watson var. bicolor.  Two-Color Phacelia. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Annual of widely varying sizes, generally less than 2 dm.; Stem sometimes branched at base, decumbent to erect, sparsely glandular hairy; Leaf ovate in outline, to 2 cm, odd pinnate; Leaflets toothed to 2░-pinnate; Pedicels 1-2 mm, glandular hairy; Bracts strap-like, 5 mm, glandular hairy; Corolla 13 mm x 8-10 mm wide, deciduous, tube yellow, lobes blue; Stamens 6 mm; Filaments few small hairs near base, but are glabrous rather than the expected puberulent; Ovary bristly near top; Style 4 mm, small straight hairy rather than the expected puberulent (Described from Coll. No. 748, 16 Jan 2012). Compared to P. fremontii, the leaves of P. bicolor tend to be compound rather than simply deeply lobed. I also think the calyx lobes are more narrow.

- Sagehen Meadow, Growing in disturbed area, plants of many different sizes. North side of Sagehen Meadow. Tom Schweich 594. 16 Jun 2010. ( CAS UC1973708 UC (TAS) ) . .

Phacelia ramosissima Douglas ex Lehm.  (Syn: P. r. Douglas ex Lehm. var. eremophila (Greene) J. F. Macbr. , P. r. Douglas ex Lehm. var. ramosissima , P. r. Douglas ex Lehm. var. subglabra M. Peck ) Branching Phacelia. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial, sprawling when shaded, to 35 cm. tall or 60 cm. horizontally, glandular and straight hairy; Stem decumbent to ascending, sparse short and long hairs; Leaves alternate, to 7 cm., pinnate compound, 5 or 7 lobes, pinnae lobed or coarsely toothed, terminal lobes larger than lateral lobes, sparsely short hairy and glandular; Inflorescence coiled, sometimes loosely when shaded, unrolling, 12-15 flowers, perianth in 2 or more whorls, parts in 5s, bisexual; Pedicels, 1-3 mm, elongating as fruit matures; Calyx lobes 5, free, 6-7.5 mm., elliptic-lanceolate, tip acute, glandular-hairy; Corolla, blue, tube fused 4-6 mm + lobes (5) 2-3.5 mm., = 6-10 mm x 8 mm. wide, radial; Ovary superior, 1 mm., entire, straight hairy distally; Style, arising from top of ovary, 7 mm., hairy proximally, forked at approximate middle; Stigmas 2, exserted; Stamens 5, alternate, all fertile; Filaments fused near base (with accessory tissue where fused), turning downward at anther; Anthers purple; Fruit, 3 mm., ovoid; Seeds, 4, 2.5 mm, light brown, pitted. (Described from Coll. No. 96, 13 Jan 2013, and Coll. No. 321, 19 Jan 2013).

- Sagehen Meadow, Upper slope of hill north of Sagehen Meadow. Tom Schweich 669. 16 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120820 UC1973773 ) . .

Plagiobothrys kingii (S. Watson) A. Gray var. kingii.  Great Basin Popcornflower. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Peak, 20░ S-facing slope of soft decomposed granite soil, with occasional granite outcrops. With Artemisia tridentata, Purshia tridentata, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Phacelia bicolor, Grayia spinosa. Dexter Cyn. quad; Occasional on disturbed loose roadside soil. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Peak; 150m S of peak along steep deeply rutted 4WD road, PLSS: 01S28E13. Michael Honer 992. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA680594 ) .

Brassicaceae

Boechera pinetorum (Tidestr.) Windham & Al-Shehbaz.  (Syn: A. holboellii Hornem. var. p. (Tidestr.) Rollins ) Holboell's Rockcress. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, In the heavy gravel of the access road to the Robert Lane house, adjacent to sagebrush above the meadow. Tom Schweich 589. 15 Jun 2010. ( UC1973716 ) Among sagebrush. Lower part of the meadow, above swale. Tom Schweich 591. 15 Jun 2010. ( CAS1121440 UC1973720 ) . .

Erysimum capitatum (Hook.) Greene var. capitatum.  Sanddune Wallflower. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Peak, Occasional in shady Aspen woodland.; With Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Linanthus pungens. Populus tremuloides woodland bisected by road, surrounded by open slopes of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. Ashy pumice alluvium above contact of granitic and basaltic bedrock. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Peak area; along FS Rd. 1N02 near SW base of Sagehen Peak. Michael Honer 984. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA680701 ) . .

Streptanthus tortuosus Kellogg.  Shieldplant. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Peak, Uncommon, scattered in an near pure stand of Lupinus argenteus var. argenteus on sand slopes that appear barren until mid-summer. About 1/3 mile north northwest of Sagehen Peak, and east of Sagehen Meadows Road. Tom Schweich 676. 22 Jul 2010. ( CAS1121438 UC1980363 ) .

Caprifoliaceae

Symphoricarpos rotundifolius A. Gray var. rotundifolius.  Roundleaf Snowberry. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, North of the meadow among sagebrush. Tom Schweich 665. 16 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120824 UC1973694 ) .

Caryophyllaceae

Stellaria longipes Goldie ssp. longipes.  (Syn: S. l. Goldie var. l. ) Longstalk Starwort. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial herb, to 20 cm.; spreading by rhizomes, without tuber-like thickening or vertical fleshy root; Leaves opposite; Stipules 0; Inflorescence panicle; Flowers 4-9(10); Pedicels ascending; Sepals free; Petals 2-lobed, > sepals; Fruit a capsule, ovoid (turns wetting solution purple); Seed many, 0.8 mm, ovoid, light brown, slightly rugose (Described from Coll. No. 862, 23 Jun 2012).

- Sagehen Meadow, In the swale draining the meadow, southeast corner. Tom Schweich 636. 5 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120834 UC ) .

Chenopodiaceae

Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Watson.  Narrowleaf Goosefoot. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Annual, to 80 cm., scaly or powdery throughout; Stem, not jointed, striated; Leaves, weakly fleshy, flattened, primary, 31 mm. × 3.5 mm., lance-linear, 1-veined from base, top acute to rounded, not spine-tipped, short-petioled to sessile, distal not clasping; Flowers, bisexual, calyx lobes 5, appendages 0, condition in fruit unknown; Stamens 5; Ovary superior; Stigma branches 2; Seeds not available, assumed to be horizontal (Described from Coll. No. 1012, 22 July 2013).

- Sagehen Peak, In a flat area beside Sagehen Medows Road about 1/2 mile north of Sagehen Peak, Tom Schweich 674. 22 Jul 2010. ( UC1980365 ) . .

Grayia spinosa (Hook.) Moq.  Spiny Hop Sage. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Upper slopes of hill north of Sagehen Meadow. Tom Schweich 670. 16 Jul 2010. ( UC1973772 ) .

Fabaceae

Astragalus Milkvetch. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Peak, Small Astragalus with white woolly seed pods, no flowers seen. Tom Schweich 7/22/2010. . .

Lupinus argenteus Pursh var. argenteus.  Loosely Flowered Silver Lupine. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Characters observed while keying: Perennial > 1 dm, stem hairs appressed, leaves cauline, petioles 4-4.5mm, calyx spurred <= 1 mm, banner back hairy, keel upper margin ciliate distal half.

- Sagehen Meadow, North side of meadow in sagebrush. Tom Schweich 659. 13 Jul 2010. ( CAS1119824 UC1973787 ) .

- Sagehen Peak, On an otherwise barren sand slope about 1/3 mile north northwest of Sagehen Peak, and east of Sagehen Meadows Road. Tom Schweich 675. 22 Jul 2010. ( UC1980364 ) . .

Lupinus argenteus Pursh var. meionanthus (A. Gray) Barneby.  Tailcup lupine. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial, herb, = 3 dm tall (obs: 4.5-5 dm); Leaves cauline, spread along stem; Leaflets 22-38 mm, upper surface appressed hairy, not wooly; Infloresence open; Pedicels slender, 4-5 mm; Calyx spur mere bulge; Bracts persistent; Flower white, 10-11 mm; Banner base lightly hairy, back glabrous; Keel upper margin ciliate claw to tip not uniform, cilia density increases claw to tip (Described from Coll. No. 679, 5 Nov 2011). Keys to Lupinus holmgrenanus in TJM1, L. gracilentus in TJM2, L. argenteus var. meionanthus in TJDM, and L. pratensis var. eriostachyus in Taylor (2010). The larger flower size of 10-11 mm is usually what gets one off track while keying. Also, the persistence of the bracts can be a problem.

- Sagehen Peak, Among Jeffrey pines at the northwest base of the peak with the "Crooked" benchmark, at the end of Forest Road 1S161. Tom Schweich 679. 23 Jul 2010. ( CAS1131430 UC1980360 ) . .

Lupinus lepidus Douglas ex Lindl. var. confertus (Kellogg) C. P. Sm.  (Syn: Lupinus confertus Kellogg ) Crowded Lupine. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial herb, 25-50 cm tall; Leaves cauline, crowded at base and reduced above, petiole 8 cm., compound, palmate, upper and lower surfaces hairy, hairs appressed below; Leaflets , 7, largest < 40 mm (obs: 10-12 mm, 15-23 mm., 28 mm. × 4 mm. wide), gray green; Infloresence > leaves, 4-12 cm, dense, whorls 6-12+ (obs: 6,8, 8, 9, 10, 12, +); Bracts, 6 mm., lanceolate, tip acuminate, persistent; Calyx, 5 mm., spur 0 to barely bulged to 1 mm; Flower 9-10 mm; Banner, 8 mm., back glabrous, purple, spot yellow, banner fading to brown while small spot remains yellow; Wings, 10 mm., blue; Keel, upper margin ciliate on distal half, color white proximally to dark (red-)purple at tip (Described from Coll. Nos. 683, 714, and 1181).

- Sagehen Meadow, On slopes of the swale draining the meadow. Tom Schweich 714. 28 Aug 2010. ( CAS1131422 UC1980419 ) .

- Sagehen Meadow Campground, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. Eastern Sierra Nevada Mtns./ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road. George K. Helmkamp, E. A. Helmkamp 2323. 10 Sep 1997. ( RSA667116 UCR122318 ) .

Grossulariaceae

Ribes cereum Douglas var. cereum.  Wax Currant. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Woody perennial shrub, to 1.5 m., not tendril bearing; Nodal spines 0; Leaf, simple, 10 mm., ovate, palmately 5-lobed; Flowers, open, bisexual; Bract, tip truncate, 3-4 prominent teeth; Perianth, parts 5; Hypanthium, tube-shaped, 4 mm. × 2 mm. wide, clearly exceeding the ovary; Sepals, 1 mm., pink, reflexed; Petals, 5, 0.5 mm., white; Stamens, 5, alternate petals, inserted below level of petals; Anther tip rounded with a cup-like depression; Ovary inferior; Pistil, 1 per flower; Style, appears to be 1 (2 fused to tip), glabrous (generally hairy); Ovules, many per chamber (Described from Coll. No. 745, 7 Jan 2012, andColl. No. 950, 21 May 2013).

- Sagehen Meadow, Between the sagebrush and the swale draining the meadow in the lower, eastern part. Tom Schweich 592. 15 Jun 2010. ( UC ) In mixed sagebrush and Jeffrey pine. Northwest side of the meadow. Tom Schweich 593. 16 Jun 2010. ( CAS UC1973774 UC (TAS) ) .

Loasaceae

Mentzelia monoensis J. M. Brokaw & L. Hufford.  Mono Craters Blazing Star. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Annual, to 40 cm., branched near base; Stem, white-tan, with few barbed hairs; Leaves, cauline, alternate, simple, lanceolate, 30–40 mm. × 11 mm. wide, pinnately lobed, barbed hairs abaxially, less dense adaxially; Floral bracts, 5 mm., not concealing fruit, entire, base white, margin green, barbed hairy; Perianth, 2 or more whorls, 5×n parts; Flowers, open; Petals, free, 4 mm. × 3 mm. wide, obovate, yellow distally, darker proximally; Stamens, many, inserted on hypanthium (not petals); Ovary inferior; Pistil 1; Style, 1, 2.5 mm.; Fruit, 9 mm. × 2 mm., cylindric; Seeds, > 1 row above mid-fruit, coat cells domed (not pointed) (Described from Coll. No. 987, 20 June 2012). In the TJM2 key to Mentzelia, this collection gets lost at 33-33' because the bracts are entire, but the white base is conspicuous, while the fruit is small. In the key supplied in Brokaw & Hufford (2011), this collection keys fairly easily into 8' M. monoensis.

- Sagehen Summit, along CA State Hwy 120 W of its junction with Sage Hen Meadows Rd. J. M. Brokaw 554. n.d.. ( ACU WS ) .

Montiaceae

Montia chamissoi (Spreng.) Greene.  (Syn: Crunocallis c. (Ledeb. ex Spreng.) Rydb. ) Toad Lily. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, In the swale draining the meadow, southeast side. Tom Schweich 638. 5 Jul 2010. ( UC1973743 ) .

Nyctaginaceae

Abronia turbinata S. Watson.  Transmontane Sand Verbena. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow Campground, On loose sand slope just south of the campground. Tom Schweich 649. 12 Jul 2010. ( CAS1121480 UC1973748 ) .

- Sagehen Peak, In deep powdery sand beside Sagehen Meadows Road, about Ż mile north northwest of Sagehen Peak. Tom Schweich 834. 18 Jun 2012. ( CAS1130741 ) .

Onagraceae

Gayophytum diffusum Torr. & A. Gray ssp. parviflorum H. Lewis & Szweyk.  Spreading Groundsmoke. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Common on disturbed margins of meadow.; Gently E-sloping heavily grazed dry meadow of soft silty pumice alluvium over granitic bedrock. Uplands of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Meadow area; along 4WD road running S from Gaspipe Spring and Hwy 120 as it crosses dry springfed drainages. Appx. 1/2 mi. NE of Sagehen Spr. campground. Michael Honer 981. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA685450 ) .

Orobanchaceae

Castilleja applegatei Fernald ssp. pinetorum (Fernald) T. I. Chuang & Heckard.  Wavy-Leaf Indian Paintbrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, North of Sagehen Meadow among sagebrush. Tom Schweich 666. 16 Jul 2010. ( Alameda CAS1120823 UC1973695 ) . .

Castilleja chromosa A. Nelson.  Desert Indian Paintbrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial subshrub, green, growing out of Artemisia tridentata, or in pinyon-juniper woodland, to 25-40 cm.; Hairs simple throughout; Leaves alternate, sessile, 30-50 mm. × 5 mm. wide, lanceolate to 5-lobed distally, not fleshy, short simple hairy; Inflorescence reddish, not glandular; Bract, 17 mm., 3- or 5-lobed; Calyx, 17-18 mm., divided equally 4-5 mm. (24-28%), lobes not curved upward; Corolla, tube 10-11 mm. + beak 10-13 mm. = 20-24 mm., straight, not curved through abaxial side of side of calyx sinus, upper lobes tip open, projected forward, lower lip small teeth, beak greenish yellow above and reddish below; Stamens, 4, fused in pairs; Anther, sacs per stamen obscured by twinning, looks like at least 3 sacs per pair of stamens; Stigma, lobes obscured by pollen (Described from Coll. No. 217, 27 April 2000 and Coll. No. 422, 26 May 2004).

- Sagehen Meadow Campground, parasitizing Linanthus pungens among bitterbrush and Jeffrey pines. about 1 mile south of Sagehen Meadow Campground on Forest Road 01S160, Tom Schweich 639. 5 Jul 2010. ( CAS UC1973785 ) . .

Castilleja pilosa (S. Watson) Rydb.  (Syn: Orthocarpus pilosus S. Watson ) Parrothead Indian Paintbrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, USGS quad: Dexter Canyon 7.5' Q.; Uncommon; edge of grassy areas.; Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2322. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR122319 ) Gently E-sloping heavily grazed dry meadow of soft silty pumice alluvium over granitic bedrock. Uplands of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Meadow area; along 4WD road running S from Gaspipe Spring and Hwy 120 as it crosses dry springfed drainages. Appx. 1/2 mi. NE of Sagehen Spr. campground. Michael Honer 980. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA685451 ) North edge of meadow. Tom Schweich 693. 26 Jul 2010. ( CAS1131466 UC1980392 ) .

Phrymaceae

Diplacus mephiticus (Greene) G.L. Nesom.  (Syn: Mimulus angustifolius (Greene) A.L. Grant , Mimulus coccineus Congdon , Mimulus densus A.L. Grant , Mimulus nanus Hook. & Arn. var. mephiticus (Greene) D. M. Thomps. ) Skunky Monkey Flower. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, On south-facing slopes in granitic soil, among sagebrush, above the swale. Somewhat ambiguous as to var. mephiticus vs. var. nanus. Tom Schweich 590. 15 Jun 2010. ( UC1973707 ) . .

Erythranthe primuloides (Benth.) G.L. Nesom & N.S. Fraga.  (Syn: Mimulus primuloides Benth. ) Primrose Monkey Flower. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, In the swale draining the meadow, at a log dam intended to reduce erosion. Tom Schweich 637. 5 Jul 2010. ( UC1973742 ) .

Plantaginaceae

Collinsia parviflora Lindl.  Maiden Blue-eyed Mary. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, In the swale draining the meadow. Tom Schweich 643. 8 Jul 2010. ( CAS UC???? ) . .

Penstemon cinicola D. D. Keck.  Ash Penstemon. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, South side of meadow, locally common at edge of meadow. Tom Schweich 629. 2 Jul 2010. ( CAS1131472 UC1980377 ) . .

Penstemon speciosus Lindl.  Royal Penstemon. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow Campground, Uncommon, on wooded slopes west of the campground, 22 miles by road southeast of Lee Vining, Mono County, California. Tom Schweich 650. 12 Jul 2010. ( UC1980372 ) .

- Sagehen Peak, near highway on gravelly soil, associated with Artemisia and Purshia On Sagehen Peak near Highway 120, PLSS location 1S28E11. Jack L. Reveal 168. 24 Jul 1962. ( UC1338629 ) Common at this location, nearly finished flowering. Around the edges of a barren sand slope about 1/3 mile north northwest of Sagehen Peak, and east of Sagehen Meadows Road. Tom Schweich 677. 22 Jul 2010. ( CAS UC1980362 ) .

Polemoniaceae

Aliciella Gilia. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Peak, 20┬░ S-facing slope of soft decomposed granite soil, with occasional granite outcrops. With Artemisia tridentata, Purshia tridentata, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Phacelia bicolor, Grayia spinosa. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Peak; 150m S of peak along steep deeply rutted 4WD road. Michael Honer 991. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA680887 UC1787023 ) . .

Collomia linearis Nutt.  Tiny Trumpet. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Annual; Stem simple, unbranched; Leaves linear, 20-25 mm; Calyx membrane 0, lobes growing with capsule, becoming papery with age; Corolla white, 6-9 mm (Described from Coll. No. 713, 19 Nov 2011).

- Sagehen Meadow, Along the dry edges of the swale draining the meadow. Tom Schweich 713. 28 Aug 2010. ( CAS1131421 UC1980420 ) . .

Ipomopsis aggregata (Pursh) V. E. Grant ssp. aggregata.  Scarlet Gilia. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. USGS quad: Dexter Canyon 7.5' Q.; Solitary plant in an aspen grove.; Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2325. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR102568 ) .

- Sagehen Peak, Occasional in shady Aspen woodland. Flws scarlet.; With Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Linanthus pungens. Populus tremuloides woodland bisected by road, surrounded by open slopes of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. Ashy pumice alluvium above contact of granitic and basaltic bedrock. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Peak area; along FS Rd. 1N02 near SW base of Sagehen Peak. Michael Honer 985. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA680700 UC1786969 ) . .

Linanthus pungens (Torr.) J. M. Porter & L. A. Johnson.  (Syn: Leptodactylon pungens (Torr.) Nutt. ex Rydb. ) Granite Prickly Phlox. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, South side of meadow. Tom Schweich 633. 5 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120833 UC1973711 ) . .

Phlox stansburyi (Torrey) A. A. Heller.  Cold-Desert Phlox. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, North edge of meadow. Tom Schweich 628. 2 Jul 2010. ( CAS UC1973712 UC (TAS) ) .

Polygonaceae

Eriogonum baileyi S. Watson var. baileyi.  Bailey's Buckwheat. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Annual, to 30 cm; Stem glabrous; Leaves basal, ▒round, tomentose, but withered at anthesis; Infloresence, elongate; Peduncles 0; Involucres subtended by bracts, sessile, appressed along branched and at tips of branchlets, 2 mm, (slightly) ribbed, 5-toothed, glabrous, ciliate at margins; Flowers glabrous, 1.5-2.0 mm, white to rose, small patches of color tending toward red rather than yellow, should be minutely glandular but not seen, even at 50x (Described from Coll. No. 696, 13 Nov 2011, and Coll. No. 892, 23 August 2012).

- Sagehen Meadow, Most common in disturbed areas, such as dirt piles left from construction. North of the meadow, near the house. Tom Schweich 696. 8 Aug 2010. ( CAS1131469 UC1980390 ) . .

Eriogonum microthecum Nutt. var. ambiguum (M. E. Jones) Reveal.  Slender Buckwheat. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Peak, 20┬░ S-facing slope of soft decomposed granite soil, with occasional granite outcrops. With Artemisia tridentata, Purshia tridentata, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Phacelia bicolor, Grayia spinosa. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Peak; 150m S of peak along steep deeply rutted 4WD road. Michael Honer 993. 21 Jun 2001. ( NY802305 RSA680593 UC1787117 ) On a dry mesa about 1/3 mile north of Sagehen Peak, and east of Sagehen Meadows Road. Tom Schweich 678. 22 Jul 2010. ( CAS1119871 UC1980361 ) . .

Eriogonum spergulinum A. Gray var. reddingianum (M. E. Jones) J. T. Howell.  Redding Buckwheat. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. USGS quad: Dexter Canyon 7.5' Q.; Common in disturbed soil.; Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2320. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR122325 ) North of the meadow in sagebrush. Tom Schweich 660. 15 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120831 UC1973689 ) . .

Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. var. nevadense Gand.  Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial shrub, erect; Leaves alternate, entire; Stipules 0; Involucre subtended by 3-5 bracts, bracts fused at base, involucre 6 mm., lobes 4, 3 mm., reflexed, not awn-tipped; Infloresence a simple umbel; Perianth base with an attenuated, stipe-like base, 2 mm.; Tepals yellow, glabrous. (Described from Coll. No. 435, 31 Jul 2004, and Coll. No. 474, 26 Jun 2007).

- Sagehen Meadow, North of the meadow in sagebrush. Tom Schweich 661. 15 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120825 UC1973690 ) .

- Sagehen Peak, 20┬░ S-facing slope of soft decomposed granite soil, with occasional granite outcrops. Common in scrub.; With Artemisia tridentata, Purshia tridentata, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Phacelia bicolor, Grayia spinosa. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Peak; 150m S of peak along steep deeply rutted 4WD road. Michael Honer 995. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA680586 UC1787116 ) . .

Rumex paucifolius S. Watson.  Alpine Sheep Sorrel. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Among sagebrush. North side of the meadow. Tom Schweich 595. 16 Jun 2010. ( CAS1120310 UC1973722 ) South side of meadow. Tom Schweich 634. 5 Jul 2010. ( UC1973740 ) .

Rosaceae

Cercocarpus ledifolius Nutt. var. intermontanus N. H. Holmgren.  Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Near the top of the hill north of Sagehen Meadow. Tom Schweich 667. 16 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120822 UC1973696 ) .

- Sagehen Peak, 20░ S-facing slope of soft decomposed granite soil, with occasional granite outcrops , With Artemisia tridentata, Purshia tridentata, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Phacelia bicolor, Grayia spinosa Glass Mountain Region: Sagehen Peak; 150m south of peak along steep deeply rutted 4WD road. Michael Honer 994. 21 Jun 2001. ( NY848745 RSA680592 ) . .

Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. ssp. microphyllus (Rydb.) Jeps.  (Syn: Holodiscus microphyllus Rydb. var. microphyllus ) Ocean Spray. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial shrub, to 2 m.; Leaves, alternate and alternate clusters, 12 mm. × 11 mm. wide, base wedge-shaped, widest at or below middle, toothed distally, teeth entire, veins pinnate, glands 0; Inflorescence, raceme; Pedicels, 4.5 mm., bractlets, #2; Petals, white; Ovary, superior; Pistils, #5, hairs dense bristle-like. Described from Coll. No. 1189, 26 June 2015. Treated as H. microphyllus Rydb. Var. microphyllus by FNANM.

- Sagehen Meadow, Near top of hill north of Sagehen Meadow. Tom Schweich 668. 16 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120821 UC1973697 ) . .

Horkeliella congdonis (Rydb.) Rydb.  Congdon's False Horkelia. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Occasional, flws white.; Gently E-sloping heavily grazed dry meadow of soft silty pumice alluvium over granitic bedrock. Uplands of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Meadow area; along 4WD road running S from Gaspipe Spring and Hwy 120 as it crosses dry springfed drainages. Appx. 1/2 mi. NE of Sagehen Spr. campground. Michael Honer 975. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA682390 UC1786792 ) North edge of meadow. Tom Schweich 694. 26 Jul 2010. ( CAS1131467 UC1980393 ) . .

Potentilla gracilis Hook. var. elmeri (Rydb.) Jeps.  Comb-Leaf Cinquefoil. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, With sagebrush. South side of meadow. Tom Schweich 630. 5 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120829 UC1973736 ) . .

Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC. var. tridentata.  Antelope Bitterbrush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, North edge of meadow. Tom Schweich 627. 2 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120826 UC1973719 ) . .

Rosa woodsii Lindl. ssp. ultramontana (S. Watson) Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde.  Mountain Rose. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Shrubs large; Leaves glandless; Leaflet tip rounded (as opposed to truncate); Prickles generally terete, slender, straight or slightly curved; Sepals glandless, tips entire, persistent in fruit (Note to self: remember the ovary is inferior, so the sepals are on top of the fruit.); Petals 10-25 mm (measured 10-19 mm); Pistils 10 (observed 26▒).

- Sagehen Peak, In a flat area beside Sahegen Meadows Road approximately 1/2 mile north of Sagehen Peak, Tom Schweich 672. 22 Jul 2010. ( CAS1131429 UC1980367 ) .

Salicaceae

Populus tremuloides Michx.  Quaking Aspen. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow Campground, Tom Schweich 944. 21 May 2013. ( Alameda ) . .

Salix Willow. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Spring, Tom Schweich 988. 20 Jun 2013. ( Alameda ) Same plant as my collections #943 and #988. Tom Schweich 1045. 4 Oct 2013. ( Alameda ) . .

Salix geyeriana Andersson.  (Syn: S. g. Andersson ssp. argentea (Bebb) C. K. Schneid. ) Geyer Willow. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Woodyperennial spreading tree or shrub, to 1.0 m. to 2.5 m.; Twigs glaucus (and feel waxy); Bud scale margins fused; Petiole 5 mm., glabrous, not glandular; Leaves, alternate, young leaves blade 12 mm. × 5 mm. wide, elliptic, entire, adaxially hairy, but less so than abaxially, abaxially hairy, reddish or not, hairs decreasing as leaves mature; mature leaves largest 4 cm x 1 cm wide, lanceolate to elliptic, margins generally flat, occasionally ▒rolled basally, tip acute (some rounded), adaxially dull with thinning hairs, abaxially glaucus; Inflorescence, pistillate, with leaves on leafy shoots, 12 mm., slightly elongated rather than spheric; Bracts, persistent (or deciduous?), tan, hairy; Ovary stalk 1 mm. + body 2.2 mm. + style almost 0 mm. + stigma 0.3 mm., short silky hairy throughout when young, mature not hairy, beak gradually tapered to style (Described from Coll. No. 863, 23 June 2012, and Coll. No. 948, 21 May 2013).

- Sagehen Spring, Same plants as Coll. Nos. 988 (20 Jun 2013) and 1045 (4 Oct 2013). Tom Schweich 943. 21 May 2013. ( ? CAS UCR ) .

Cyperaceae

Carex douglasii Boott.  Douglas Sedge. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Found sparingly among sagebrush and forming a "turf" in open areas of granitic and volcanic sands. North side of meadow. Tom Schweich 596. 16 Jun 2010. ( CAS1121437 UC1980424 ) .

Iridaceae

Iris missouriensis Nutt.  Western Blue Flag. Weed: Inyo National Forest, List: C. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, South side of meadow, in drier areas mixed with Artemisia cana and Carex douglasii. Tom Schweich 632. 5 Jul 2010. ( CAS1120832 UC1973739 UC (TAS) ) .

Juncaceae

Juncus mexicanus Willd.  (=Juncus arcticus (Willd.)Trautv. var. mexicanus (Willdenow ex Roemer & Schultes) Balslev) Mexican Rush. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial, from long robust creeping rhizomes, terrestrial plant of wet places, to 50 cm.; Stem and leaves not differentiated, upper stem twisted; Inflorescence, bract, 7 cm., cylindric; Perianth appearing to be a single whorl, scale-like, 5 mm.; Flowers, bisexual; Stamens 6, some sometimes smaller or abortive(?); Pistil 1; Stigmas 3; Fruit, capsule, 3-angled; Seeds, 40-50 (Described from Coll. No. 515, 2 Aug 2007).

- Sagehen Meadow, Abundant throughout meadow.; Gently E-sloping heavily grazed dry meadow of soft silty pumice alluvium over granitic bedrock. Uplands of Artemisia tridentata / Purshia tridentata scrub. GLASS MOUNTAIN REGION Sagehen Meadow area; along 4WD road running S from Gaspipe Spring and Hwy 120 as it crosses dry springfed drainages. Appx. 1/2 mi. NE of Sagehen Spr. campground. Michael Honer 982. 21 Jun 2001. ( RSA680866 ) South side of meadow. Tom Schweich 635. 5 Jul 2010. ( Alameda CAS UC1980376 ) .

Liliaceae

Calochortus bruneaunis A. Nelson & J. F. Macbr.  Bruneau Mariposa Lily. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, On the hill slope north of the meadow. Only one seen, not collected. Tom Schweich 7/16/2010. .

Poaceae

Agrostis scabra Willd.  Rough Bentgrass. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. USGS quad: Dexter Canyon 7.5' Q.; Common grass of the meadows and roadsides.; Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2315. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR122321 ) . .

Bromus tectorum L.  (Syn: B. tectorum L. var. glabratus Spenn. ) Cheat Grass. Weed: CAL-IPC, List: High. Inyo National Forest, priority: Locally high; generally low, CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Annual grass, to 30 cm.; Leaves, Sheath, 50 mm., closed proximal ⅔, open distally, Ligule, membraneous, 1 mm.; Blade, 60 mm.; Inflorescence, open panicle, rachis and pedicels short hairy, Spikelets, 1 per node, 15 mm., laterally compressed; Glumes, 2, sparsely hairy, margins scarious, lower, 2.3 mm., veins indistinct, upper, 4.5 mm. Callus, glabrous, very short, Florets, ±6, Lemma, 6.5 mm., 0.7  from mid-vein to margin, back rounded, sparsely hairy, tip, forked, teeth 1 mm., awned from near tip, awn, 5-7 mm.; Anthers, 3, 0.4 mm. Described from Coll. No. 1112, 26 May 2015. Dimensions are small for B. tectorum, perhaps because of the early date of collection.

- Sagehen Meadow, Previously disturbed soil around the house on the north side of Sagehen Meadow. Tom Schweich 825. 31 May 2012. ( CAS1157582 UC UCR248638 ) . .

Elymus elymoides (Raf.) Swezey.  (Syn: Elymus longifolius (J. G. Sm.) Gould , Sitanion hystrix (Nutt.) J. G. Sm. ) Squirreltail Grass. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. USGS quad: Dexter Canyon 7.5' Q.; Uncommon; in disturbed roadside soil.; Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2326. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR102567 ) .

- Sagehen Peak, In sagebrush. Saddle between Sagehen Peak and Crooked Peak, north of Benton Hot Springs. Elizabeth McClintock 6 Sep 1970. ( CAS559050 ) . .

Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Shinners ssp. trachycaulus.  Slender Wheatgrass. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. USGS quad: Dexter Canyon 7.5' Q.; Uncommon grass; mainly at roadside.; Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road George K. Helmkamp and E. A. Helmkamp 2318. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR122323 ) . .

Hordeum jubatum L. ssp. jubatum.  Foxtail Barley. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, North of the meadow among sagebrush. Tom Schweich 664. 15 Jul 2010. ( CAS1121396 UC1973693 ) . .

Muhlenbergia richardsonis (Trin.) Rydb.  Mat Muhly. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial, low, 12-15 cm, terrestrial; Rhizomes creeping, subterranean internodes not swollen; Leaf blade and sheath clearly differentiated, sheath open, margin membranaceous; Ligule membranaceous, 1.5 mm; Infloresence mature clearly > leaves, 5 mm wide, much branched, to at least 2░; Spikelet similar throughout plant, many, 2.5 mm, one-flowered, cylindric, axis not extended beside floret, not subtended by bristles or hairs; Glumes 2, unequal, < 2 mm, not swollen at base, not awned or long-pointed, glabrous, not ciliate-keeled, < lemma; Lemma vein 3, glabrous, awn 0; Palea 2-veined; Stamens 3 (Described from Coll. No. 673, 6 Nov 2011).

- Sagehen Peak, In a flat area beside Sagehen Meadows Road about 1/2 mile north of Sagehen Peak, Tom Schweich 673. 22 Jul 2010. ( CAS1131475 UC1980366 ) . .

Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. var. comata (=Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth ssp. comata ) Needle and Thread. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial, to 1 m.; Ligule, membraneous, 4 mm.; Spikelets, florets, 1; Glumes, 2, 28–30 mm., ±equal; veins 5, glabrous; Floret, callus 3 mm.; Lemma, 10 mm., hardened at maturity, margins overlapping and enclosing grain, Awn 1, 146 mm., wavy in age, proximally short (<1 mm.) straight hairy (Described from Coll. No. 992, 20 June 2013).

- Sagehen Meadow, North of the meadow among sagebrush. Tom Schweich 663. 15 Jul 2010. ( CAS1121397 UC1973692 ) . .

Stipa hymenoides Roem. & Schult.  (Syn: Oryzopsis hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Ricker ) (=Achnatherum hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Barkworth) Indian Rice Grass. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Perennial, mid-sized, to 40 cm.; Internodes not swollen at base, filled with pith; Leaf blade and sheath differentiated, base not woody; Ligule membraneous; Inflorescence well developed, exceeds leaves; Spikelets not enclosed in bur-like involucre or subtended by bristles; Florets not modified into bulblets, 1 per spikelet, 6-7 mm.; Glume short hairy; Lemma hairy, overlapping in part, hardened at maturity, Awn 4 mm., decidiuous (Described from Coll. No. 425, 8 June 2012).

- Sagehen Meadow, North side of meadow among sagebrush. Tom Schweich 662. 15 Jul 2010. ( CAS1119425 UC1973691 ) . .

Stipa occidentalis Thurb. ex S. Watson var. californica (Merr. & Davy) C. L. Hitchc.  (=Achnatherum occidentale (Thurb. ex S. Watson) Barkworth ssp. californicum (Merr. & Burtt Davy) Barkworth) California Needlegrass. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

- Sagehen Meadow, Sagebrush scrub with aspen stands and small moist meadows. Eastern Sierra/ Mono Basin 4.9 mi. SE of Calif. Hwy 120 on Sagehen Meadows Road. G. K. Helmkamp, E. A. Helmkamp 2316. 10 Sep 1997. ( UCR122322 ) . .

Stipa occidentalis Thurb. ex S. Watson var. occidentalis (=Achnatherum occidentale (Thurb. ex S. Watson) Barkworth ssp. occidentale ) Western Needlegrass. CalPhotos. Jepson eFlora. SEINet Taxon.

Lemma hairy; Palea << lemma; Awn all segments hairy, lowest hairs < hairs on upper lemma (Described from Coll. No. 671, 5 Nov 2011).

- Sagehen Meadow, Beside Sagehen Meadows Road approximately 1/4 mile south of Sagehen Meadow. Tom Schweich 671. 22 Jul 2010. ( CAS1133247 UC1980373 ) .

Number of taxa: 78

Notes:

† -- Data provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria (ucjeps.berkeley.edu/consortium/).
‡ -- Southwest Environmental Information Network, SEINet. 2009-2014. http//:swbiodiversity.org/seinet/index.php. Accessed from July 2009 to September 2014.

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