Eastern Mojave Vegetation Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Mojave River.

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California city, crossroads for early emigrant trails, railroads and highways in the California Desert, on the Mojave River. Once a small mining center and railroad town in California's Mojave Desert, Barstow is located at the junction of 3 major highways -- Interstate 15, Interstate 40 and State Highway 58. It is centrally located in the western Mojave at the entrance to the Mojave National Preserve and is home of the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Network and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad Yards. Population is 21,500 and elevation is 2,106 feet above sea level

Elevation: 2264ft, 690m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • California Highway 58: just west of Barstow
  • The Vegetation of Lobo Point and North Wild Horse Mesa, Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California.: 11000
  • U. S. Interstate 15: Barstow
  • U. S. Interstate 40: at Barstow

Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Mann, Bill. 1998. Guide to 50 Interesting and Mysterious Sites in the Mojave. Volume 1. Barstow, California: Shortfuse Publishing Co., 1998. {TAS}
  • Walker, Clifford J. 1986. Back Door to California: The Story of the Mojave River Trail. Barstow, CA: Mojave River Valley Museum Association, 1986. {TAS}

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 (Oth)

Interesting collections made at or near this location:

  • Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams
    • C. L. Hitchcock 12248 4/14/1932
Total number of taxa: 1
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Listed Weeds:
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:49:01 AM, 6/6/2024.