Eastern Mojave Vegetation Mono Craters, Mono County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Inyo Craters.

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Volcanic plugs south of Mono Lake.

Give their names to the Mono Craters 15" quadrangle.

Elevation: 9081ft, 2768m.

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Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Bell, John W., and P. Kyle House. 2007. Did Plinian eruptions in California lead to debris fl ows in Nevada? An intriguing stratigraphic connection. Geology. 35(3):219-222. {TAS-pdf}
  • Hildreth, Wes. 2004. Volcanological perspectives on Long Valley, Mammoth Mountain, and Mono Craters: several contiguous but discrete systems. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 136(3-4):169-198.
  • Kistler, Ronald W. 1966. Structure and Metamorphism in the Mono Craters Quadrangle, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Survey Bulletin 1221-E. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey, 1966. {TAS}
  • Kistler, Ronald W. 1966. Geologic Map of the Mono Craters Quadrangle, Mono and Tuolumne Counties, California. Geologic Quadrangle Maps of the United States. Map GQ-462. {TAS}
  • Konigsmark, Ted. 2003. Geologic Trips: Sierra Nevada. 2003.
  • Loney, Robert A. 1968. Flow Structure and Composition of the Southern Coulee, Mono Craters, California -- A Pumiceous Rhyolite Flow. pp. 415-440 in Coats, Robert R., Richard L. Hay, and Charles A. Anderson. Studies in Volcanology: A Memoir in Honor of Howel Williams. Memoir 116. Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, 1968. {TAS}
  • Sieh, K., and M. Bursik. 1986. Most recent eruption of the Mono Craters, eastern central California. Journal of Geophysical Research. 91: 12539-12571.
  • Thorne, Robert F., Allan A. Schoenherr, Charlie D. Clements, and James A. Young. 2007. Transmontane Coniferous Vegetation. pp. in Barbour, Michael G., Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Allan A. Schoenherr. Terrestrial Vegetation of California. Third Edition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007. {TAS}
  • Wesnousky, Steven G. 2005. The San Andreas and Walker Lane fault systems, western North America: transpression, transtension, cumulative slip and the structural evolution of a major transform plate boundary. Journal of Structural Geology. 27: 1505-1512. {TAS-pdf}

Area Plant Lists that contain this location:

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.


Pinus albicaulis Engelm. Whitebark Pine (Oth)

Pinus flexilis E. James. Limber Pine (Oth)


Angelica lineariloba A. Gray. Poison Angelica (Obs)

Cymopterus cinerarius A. Gray. Gray Springparsley (TAS+Oth)




Ericameria nauseosa (Pall. ex Pursh) G. I. Nesom & G. I. Baird speciosa (Nutt.) G.L.Nesom & G.I.Baird. Rubber Rabbitbush (Oth)



Eriophyllum lanatum (Pursh) J. Forbes integrifolium (Hook.) Smiley. Oregon Sunshine (Oth)


Hulsea vestita A. Gray. Pumice Alpinegold (Oth)

Hulsea vestita A. Gray vestita. Pumice Alpinegold (Oth)


Senecio spartioides Torr. & A. Gray. Broomlike Ragwort (Oth)

Tetradymia canescens DC. Spineless Horsebush (Oth)


Cryptantha confertiflora (Greene) Payson. Basin Yellow Cryptantha (Oth)

Cryptantha nubigena (Greene) Payson. Sierra Cryptantha (Oth)

Phacelia hastata Douglas ex Lehm. compacta (Brand) Cronquist. Compact Phacelia (Oth)

Tiquilia nuttallii (Hook.) A. T. Richardson. Nuttall's Crinklemat (Oth)


Boechera pinetorum (Tidestr.) Windham & Al-Shehbaz. Holboell's Rockcress (Oth)

Boechera platysperma (A. Gray) Al-Shehbaz. Pioneer Rockcress (Oth)

Boechera repanda (S. Watson) Al-Shehbaz. Greene's Rockcress (Oth)

Draba breweri S. Watson. Cushion Draba (Oth)


Lupinus breweri A. Gray grandiflorus C. P. Sm. Matted Lupine (Oth)

Lupinus duranii Eastw. Mono Lake Lupine (Oth)


Frasera puberulenta Davidson. Inyo Elkweed (TAS+Oth)


Ribes cereum Douglas. Wax Currant (Oth)


Claytonia rosea Rydb. Rocky Mountain Springbeauty (Oth)


Abronia turbinata S. Watson. Transmontane Sand Verbena (Obs)


Camissonia parvula (Torr. & A. Gray) P. H. Raven. Lewis River Suncup (Oth)

Eremothera boothii (Douglas) W. L. Wagner & Hoch boothii. Booth's Evening Primrose (Oth)

Eremothera boothii (Douglas) W.L. Wagner & Hoch intermedia (Munz) W.L. Wagner & Hoch. Booth's Hairy Evening Primrose (Oth)


Diplacus mephiticus (Greene) G.L. Nesom. Skunky Monkey Flower (Oth)

Mimetanthe pilosa (Benth.) Greene. Downy False-Monkeyflower (Oth)


Aliciella monoensis J. M. Porter. (Oth)

Eriastrum wilcoxii (A. Nelson) H. Mason. Wilcox's Woollystar (Oth)


Eriogonum baileyi S. Watson baileyi. Bailey's Buckwheat (Oth)

Eriogonum esmeraldense S. Watson. Esmeralda Buckwheat (Oth)

Eriogonum esmeraldense S. Watson esmeraldense. Esmeralda Buckwheat (Oth)

Eriogonum nudum Douglas ex Benth. deductum (Greene) Jeps. Naked Buckwheat (Oth)

Eriogonum spergulinum A. Gray reddingianum (M. E. Jones) J. T. Howell. Redding Buckwheat (Oth)

Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. nevadense Gand. Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat (Oth)


Calyptridium umbellatum (Torr.) Greene. (Oth)


Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. discolor. Ocean Spray (Oth)

Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. microphyllus (Rydb.) Jeps. Ocean Spray (Oth)


Galium multiflorum Kellogg. Many-Flower Bedstraw (Oth)


Nicotiana attenuata Torr. Coyote Tobacco (TAS)



Agrostis scabra Willd. Rough Bentgrass (Oth)


Stipa hymenoides Roem. & Schult. Indian Rice Grass (Oth)

Stipa occidentalis Thurb. ex S. Watson pubescens (Vasey) J. R. Maze et al. Common Western Needlegrass (Oth)


Elymus triticoides Buckley. Beardless Wildrye (Oth)

Total number of taxa: 46
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:12:47 AM, 5/10/2024.