Monday, June 18, 2012

Hyptis emoryi Torr.

Desert lavender

A mint found in both the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, H. emoryi are small to large shrubs usually found in canyons, washes and scrub with loose, gravely to sandy soil. The plant's foliage tends to be rather sparse, but densely hairy, giving the whole plant a white-silver look. The flowers are small, lavender, and are found in tight clusters near the branch tips.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Draba corrugata S. Watson

Southern California Draba

Found on high elevation slopes of the Transverse range and Peninsular range of California and Baja California, D. corrugata is a small, semi-showy mustard that typically lives on slopes with mixed conifers.