Eastern Mojave Vegetation Cow Head Lake, Modoc County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

At the north end of Surprise Valley, 9.6 km (6 mi) northeast of Fort Bidwell, probably so named because a cow skull was nailed to a post.

Elevation: 5243ft, 1598m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • Surprise Valley Road, County Road 1, Modoc County, California: 17000

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.


Frasera albicaulis Griesb. modocensis (H. St. John) N.H. Holmgren. (Oth)

Total number of taxa: 1
Native Taxa:
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Exotic Taxa:
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Nativity Undetermined:
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Listed Weeds:
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Date and time this article was prepared:8:31:37 PM, 1/19/2023.