Eastern Mojave Vegetation Caruthers Canyon, San Bernardino County, California.
 
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Query: G.N.I.S.

(Syn: Fourth of July Canyon)

See also: New York Mountains.

See also: Giant Ledge Mine.

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Canyon on the south side of the New York Mountains.

Formerly known as Fourth of July Canyon (1920, 1921, 1940).

There is some thought that "Caruthers" should be spelled with two r's as "Carruthers," assuming that the canyon is named for George Carruthers, watchman at the Giant Ledge mine (Sharp, 1984). This is apparently noted in book by Ausmus and Casebier. Also, Figure 17 on page 21 of Reynolds and Reynolds (1995) implies that Carruthers may be an alternate spelling of Caruthers. However, Caruthers seems to be the adopted spelling for use on maps, etc.


Elevation: 5230ft, 1594m.

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Species collected at or near this location:

Cupressaceae

Juniperus osteosperma (Torrey) Little. Utah Juniper

Anacardiaceae

Rhus trilobata Torrey & A. Gray. Squawbush

Asteraceae

Astereae

Baccharis sergiloides A. Gray. Squaw Waterweed

Chrysothamnus depressus Nutt. Longflower Rabbitbrush

Ericameria cooperi (A. Gray) H. M. Hall. Cooper's Goldenbush

Ericameria cuneata (A. Gray) McClatchie. Wedgeleaf Goldenbush

Ericameria linearifolia (DC.) Urb. & J. Wussow. Narrowleaf Goldenbush

Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britton & Rusby. Broom Snakeweed

Eupatorieae

Brickellia californica (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray. California Brickelbush

Berberidaceae

Berberis haematocarpa Wooten. Red Barberry

Cactaceae

Escobaria vivipara (Nutt.) Buxb. rosea (Clokey) D. R. Hunt. Viviparous Foxtail Cactus

O. erinacea Engelm. & J. Bigelow e.. Mojave Prickly-Pear

Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. Tulip Prickly-Pear

Ericaceae

Arctostaphylos pungens Kunth. Pointleaf Manzanita

Fagaceae

Quercus chrysolepis Liebm. Canyon Live Oak

Quercus turbinella E. Greene. Sonoran Scrub Oak

Garryaceae

Garrya flavescens S. Watson. Ashy Silk-Tassel

Gentianaceae

Frasera albomarginata S. Watson.

Hydrophyllaceae

Eriodictyon angustofolium Nutt. Narrow-Leaved Yerba Santa

Lamiaceae

Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams pilosa (A. Gray) J. L. Strachan & Rev. Purple Sage

Oleaceae

Forestiera pubescens Nutt. Desert Olive

Polygonaceae

Eriogonum wrightii Benth. wrightii. Wright's Buckwheat

Rhamnaceae

Ceanothus greggii A. Gray vestitus (E. Greene) McMinn. Desert Ceanothus

Rhamnus californica Eschsch. California Coffeeberry

Rhamnus crocea Nutt. Redberry

Rosaceae

Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. Apache Plume

Petrophyton caespitosum (Nutt.) Rydb. caespitosum. Mat Rock Spirea

Purshia mexicana (D. Don.) S. L. Welsh stansburyana (Torrey) S. L. Welsh. Stansbury's cliffrose

Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC. glandulosa (Curran) M. E. Jones. Desert Bitterbrush

Saxifragaceae

Undet.. Saxifragaceae Family

Solanaceae

Lycium cooperi A. Gray. Cooper's Box Thorn

Agavaceae

Yucca baccata Torrey. Banana Yucca

Yucca brevifolia Engelm. Joshua Tree

Poaceae

Triticeae

Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) ┴. L÷ve. Western Wheatgrass

Interesting collections made at or near this location:

  • Frasera albomarginata S. Watson
    • Annie M. Alexander and Louise Kellogg 1461 5/14/1940
    • Robert F. Thorne, W. Wisura, C. Davidson, and B. Prigge 49249 5/29/1977
  • Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams
    • Annie M. Alexander and Louise Kellogg 1338 5/5/1940
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Date and time this article was prepared:8:38:45 PM, 10/27/2017.