Eastern Mojave Vegetation Walker Pass, Kern County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

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Well known and used pass across the southern Sierra Nevada, on California Highway 178. Historical plaque at Walker Pass reads as follows:

Walker's Pass

Discovered by Joseph R. Walker, American trail-blazer, who left the San Joaquin Valley through this pass in 1834. This area was traversed by topographer Edward M. Kern, after whom the Kern River was named, while accompanying the Fremont expedition of 1845. After 1860 it became a mining freight route to Owens Valley.

Dedicated April 25, 1937. Marker placed by Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No. N.S.G.W., Kern County Chamber of Commerce. State registered landmark No. 99.

Elevation: 5282ft, 1610m.

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Species collected at or near this location.

This list summarizes plants collected or observed at this specific, named location. It does not include plants collected or observed at nearby named or unnamed locations. It may be more instructive to use the Area Lists that contain this location.

  • TAS – The plant was collected by Tom Schweich.
  • Oth – The plant was collected by someone, but not Tom.
  • Obs – The plant was observed, but not collected.


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

Interesting collections made at or near this location:

  • Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams
    • Barbara J. Ertter, with with James Shevock and Teresa Sholars. 6995 5/25/1987
    • Carl C. Epling and Harvey Anderson 0 3/30/1931
    • Carl C. Epling and Harvey Anderson 0 3/30/1931
    • L. R. Abrams 11934 5/1/1927
    • Tom Schweich 14 5/20/1993
Total number of taxa: 1
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Nativity Undetermined:
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Listed Weeds:
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If you have a question or a comment you may write to me at: tas4@schweich.com I sometimes post interesting questions in my FAQ, but I never disclose your full name or address.  

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Date and time this article was prepared:11:13:09 AM, 5/10/2024.