Eastern Mojave Vegetation Danby Lake, San Bernardino County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Bristol Lake.

See also: Cadiz Lake.

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Danby Lake (or Danby Playa, or Danby Dry Lake) is 38 miles southeast of Amboy, California is a large, northwest-trending structural trough that also includes Bristol and Cadiz Dry Lakes. Danby Lake is approximately 2 to 3 miles wide by 14 miles long and is bounded by the Old Woman Mountains piedmont to the north, by the Iron Mountains piedmont to the south and west, and by the Turtle Mountains piedmont to the east. The playa surface is about 620 feet above sea level and is separated from Cadiz Dry Lake by an alluvial divide approximately 500 feet higher than Danby Dry Lake. Danby Dry Lake is the sump of a large drainage basin that includes Ward Valley and adjacent upland areas.

Elevation: 630ft, 192m.

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Species collected at or near this location.

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  • 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.


Sesuvium verrucosum Raf. Western Sea Purslane (TAS)


Allenrolfea occidentalis (S. Watson) Kuntze. Iodinebush (TAS)

Atriplex polycarpa (Torrey) S. Watson. Cattle Saltbush (TAS)

Suaeda nigra (Raf.) J. F. Macbr. Mojave Seablite (TAS)

Total number of taxa: 4
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Date and time this article was prepared:8:15:25 AM, 7/13/2024.