Field Notes of Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg 1940 Field Notes (Continued)  
 

Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg
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June, 1940

June 1
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Spent day again in Deadman's Canyon.
    1625 Berberis Fremontii Torr.
7650 ft. Coming into bloom on sunny side of canyon.
    1626 Physaria Chambersii Rollins 7650 ft.
South side of canyon.
    1627 Lesquerella Wardii Wats.
Same.
    1628 Antennaria concinna E. Nels? Det. G. L. Stebbins Jr. July 1940
7400 ft. Small flat, floor of canyon. Meadow rue on slope above flat in shade of white fir.
    1629 Oenothera brachycarpa Gray var. Wrightii (Gray) Leveille [ O. howardii (A. Nels.) Wagner, det W. L. Wagner, 1980 ]
7400 ft
On facing slope.
    1630 Hymenopappus eriopodus Nels.
7300 ft. Coming into bloom on sunny side of canyon.
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.79
    1631 Salvia carnosa Dougl. subsp. argentea (Rydb.) Epling
7300 ft. Spreading bush 12" or less high. Sunny side.
    1632 Hedeoma Nanum (Torr.) Greene subsp. typicum Stewart
7300 ft. Collected yesterday at 7206 ft. Found today quite common on warm hillside.
    1633 Hymenoxys biennis (Gray) Hall
Same location among shrubs.
    1634 Gilia gilioides (Benth.) Greene
6650 ft. Fl. pink - side of road.
    1635 Cheilanthes Feei Moore
Taken in very shady spot:
    1636 Penstemon Palmeri Gray subsp. typicus Keck
6400 ft. Quite common. on floor of canyon.
    1637 Senecio stygius Greene?
On road-side.
    1638 Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. anisophylla Jepson
6310 ft. Common at this altitude.
    1639 Sphaeralcea (carpels of S. parvifolia Nels. but sepals spreading and slender) 6300 .ft.
Large bush with many stalks.
    1640 Atriplex canescens (Pursh.) Nutt.
6300 ft. Common.
 

Locations: Deadman Spring.  

1641 Frasera albomarginata Wats.
Ridge above Deadman Spring.
    1642 Haplopappus Nuttallii Torr. & Gray
6200 ft. Top of trail to Deadman Spring. First seen since collected at 8600 ft. slope of Hayfork Peak..
 

Locations: New York Mountains.  

1643 Petalostemon Searlsiae Gray
6200 ft. On top of trail as above. and on edge of wash, floor of canyon. First seen since collected in New York Mts. Calif.
   
1940   79a
Full Size Image Hidden Forest  

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

Hidden Forest
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.80
      [Two lines from the top of this page were included at the bottom of the previous page.]
 

Locations: Deadman Spring.  

1644 Abronia nana Wats.
On trail to Deadman Spring. First seen since collected at 8600 ft.
    1645 Encelia frutescens Gray
6200 ft. Floor of canyon, fairly common. Flowers full of small insects.
     
June 3
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

Collect near camp in A.M. We follow up ridge above Wiregrass Spring in P.M. to 8500 ft.
    1646 Erigeron asperugineus (D. C. Eatt.) Gray
7700 ft. A ridge S. E. Wiregrass Spring.
    1647 Oenothera lavandulaefolis Torr. & Gray var. glandulosa Munz
Same under yellow pine, pinyon and juniper
    1648 Castilleia linariaefolia Benth. f. omnipubescens Pennell
7800 ft. coming; into bloom.
    1649 Hieracium Fendleri Sch. Bip. Det. G. L. Stebbins, Jr. 1940
Below Wiregrass Spring.
    1650 Physaria Chambersii Rollins Dupl. Det. R. C. Rollins, July 1940
8100 ft. Wiregrass Spring ridge
Common in spots.
    1651 Abronia nana Wats.
Same. Few seen among rocks, only one flower fully open, pink 18 mm. long 5 mm. across, spicy odor.
    1652 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. var. crinita (Rydb.) Munz
7700 ft. E side and above Wiregrass Spring.
On pulverized limestone slope like black sand, many plants seen here.
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.81
      [Two lines of text moved to bottom of previous page, since they refer to collection No. 1652.]
     
June 4
 

Locations: Las Vegas.  

Drive to Las Vegas stopping to call on Mrs. Allen to see some of her dried plants. Day hot and windy, thunderstorm ahead of us on way back.
 

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

1653 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. var. marginata (Nutt. ex Hook & Arn.) Munz   ! Warren L. Wagner, 1980
7700 ft. Hidden Forest.
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

1654 Cryptanthe
6400 ft. Deadman canyon, side of road.
    1655 Phacelia geraniifolia Brand (topotype)
(P. perityloides Cov. var. Jaegeri Munz)
Rock wall, shady side at about the lowest altitude seen.
    1656 Galium
Shady side canyon.
     
June 5
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1657 Orobanche Ludoviciana Nutt. var. Cooperi (Gray) Beck
Rocky slope N. Wiregrass Spring. Flower purple. Near Artemisia.
    1658 Orobanche fasciculata Nutt.
Same location. Flower pink.
    1659 Draba cuneifolia Nutt. Dupl. det. R. C. Rollins July 1940
Same location under Symphoricarpus.
    1660 Lomatium nevadense (Wats.) C. & R. var. Parishii (C.&.R.) Jepson
Old growth? Among rocks, leaves limp, several seen without fruit
    1661 Castilleia
Top of ridge N Wiregrass Spring 8200 ft.
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.82
    1662 Oenothera lavandulaefolia Torr. & Gray var. glandulosa Munz
Near top of ridge 8100 ft.
    1663 Abronia nana Wats.
Same location. Seeded specimen.
    1664 Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt. form (Base of E. ovalifolium inflorescence slightly virgate, shape of sepals different from those of E. ovalifolium)
Silver leaf, flower transparent white 4-5 mm. across, stamens dark 8100 ft.
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1665 Juncus balticus Willd.
Wiregrass Spring 7800 ft.
    1666 Hieracium Fendleri Sch. Bip. Det. G. L. Stebbins, Jr. July 1940
Same location.
    1667 Linum australe Heller
8100 ft.
Plants dwarfed, maybe due to dry winter.
    1668 Penstemon Eatoni Gray
8100 ft. rocky slope.
    1669 Aquilegia formosa Fisch.
Coming into bloom at the spring.
    1670 Euphorbia Fendleri Torr. & Gray
Rocky slope 8100 ft.
    1671 Oenothera brachycarpa Gray var. Wrightii (Gray) Leveille
7700 ft. Hill back of cabin.
    1672 Astragalus platytropis Gray
7800 ft. Rocky slope E of cabin. Some Pinus aristata.
    1673 Fritillaria atropurpurea Nutt. ! Santana, 1980.
Bed of branch canyon in shade of fir.
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.83
    1674 Pedicularis semibarbata Gray var. charlestonensis Pennell & Clokey
Bed of branch canyon, base of rock in dark shade. Common plant on floor of canyon and slopes, Mostly gone to seed . Flower yellow.
    1675 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. var. crinita (Rydb.) Munz.   ! Warren L. Wagner, 1980
     
June 7
 

Locations: Hayford Peak.  

Climbed Hayford Pk. 9730 ft. today. Took 5 hours. Followed ridge N Wiregrass Spring stopping at 8750 ft, to collect small white Oenothera on saddle of ridge of crumbling limestone. The ground was much trampled by mountain sheep. We saw fresh sign. It was was a stiff climb from here to the main ridge, running about E and W which we followed to where it hits the slope of the Peak. Mixed with Foxtail pine were pinyon, yellow pine and juniper. A purer stand of foxtail pine was encountered at about 9500 feet which extended to the summit. In the open ground were Artemisia and a subspecies of Salvia carnosa. Collected 4 varieties of plants at the extreme summit. In addition to these were Physocarpus, Townsendia, Androsace, Chamaebatiaria and Artemisia. The Androsace was growing in a flattish area of mosaic rock, plants 1/2 in. high, seeded. As we walked over to the edge of the summit to see the point we had reached on May 27 we a movement in the clump of foxtail below us and soon a lame ram appeared, Seeing us it started to move swiftly across the rocks followed by four others, the first sight we had had of mountain sheep. Their many tracks near the summit showed they had been feeding on the grasses of which there are several varieties. They appeared in fine condition.
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.84
      [Seven lines of text moved to the previous page as it appears to go with the text at the bottom of the previous page.]
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1675.1 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. var. crinita (Rydb.) Munz
Wiregrass Spring ridge 8750 ft.
    1676 Townsendia
Among rocks on open slope at 9000 ft.
 

Locations: Hayford Peak.  

1677 Phlox Douglasii Hock subsp. ?
Summit Hayford Peak 9730 .f t. Rocky ground. In full bloom.
    1677.1 Ditto
    1678 Oxytropis oreophila Gray
Same location.
    1679 Erigeron asperuginueus (D. C. Eat.) Gray
Same.
    1680 Ribes cereum Dougl.
Same, in full bloom.
    1681 Castilleia clokeyi Pennell
Slope of Hayford Peak 9530 ft. In rocky ground among foxtail pine.
    1682 Fritillaria atropurpurea Nutt. ! Santana, 1980
Same location. Quite common.
    1683 Astragalus manca (Rydb.) Wheeler
8730 ft. Flower pale lavender, wings whitish, banner notched, compressed in the middle. Many flowers without sign of pods as yet.
   
1940   84a
Full Size Image Aspen Grove, Hidden Forest, June 9, 1940, 7600 ft. Full Size Image Aspen Grove, Hidden Forest, June 9, 1940, 7600 ft.  

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

Aspen Grove. Hidden Forest. June 9, 1940. 7600 ft.
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.85
     
June 8
 

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

1684 Potentilla Lemmoni (Wats. ) Greene   P. crinata A. Gray var. l. (Wats.) K & P Det. B. C. Johnston, 1980
7700 ft. Has been blooming since we arrived at Hidden Forest.
    1685 Linum australe Heller
On ridge back of camp.
    1686 Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb. Dupl. det. R. C. Rollins, July 1940
7700 ft.
Back of horse shed, Wild Life Refuge Camp.
     
June 9
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

1687 Oenothera brachycarpa Gray var. Wrightii (Gray) Leveille   O. howardii (A. Nels.) Wagner, det. W. L. Wagner, 1980.
Sunny side Deadman canyon 7450 ft.
    1688 Juniperus scopulorum Sarg.
Near cabin at 7400 ft. Common.
    1689 Linum australe Heller
On gravel bank under rabbit brush 7100 ft.
    1690 Hymenoxys biennis (Gray) Hall
Sunny side canyon.
    1691 Sambucus caerulea Raf.
Several shrubs coming into bloom 7100 ft.
    1692 Erigeron ovinus Cronquist, det. G. Neson, 1983.
In shade of high rock.
    1693 Phacelia geraniifolia Brand. (Topotype) (P. perityloides Cov. var. Jaegeri Munz)
Growing in crevices of high rock with Purpusia, the latter not yet in bloom. Very little direct sunlight reaches the face of this rock.
    1694 Androsace puberulenta Rydb.
Same location as taken May 14 under No. 1546
   
1940   85a
Full Size Image Branch of Deadman's Canyon, June 10, 1940. Full Size Image Branch of Deadman's Canyon, June 10, 1940.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Branch Deadman's Canyon, June 10, 1940
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.86
    1695 Arabis perennans Wats. Dupl. det. R. C. Rollins, 1940.
Taken with Androsace as above.
     
June 10
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Walked up canyon entering Deadman canyon at aspen grove from the N. W. Saw some fine examples of yellow pine at the lower end. Common shrubs on the floor of the canyon are Holodiscus, Symphoricarpus and Acer. Higher up we found Physocarpus and Jamesia. An unexpected plant was Clematis, beginning to send out runners. At the base of high cliffs Berberis was in bloom. Coleogyne is the common shrub. From the cliffs we swung over to Wiregrass Spring ridge returning, to camp that way. Saw some fresh mountain sheep tracks. A Pedicularis had been eaten to the roots.
    1696 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. var. marginata (Nutt.) Munz
7600 ft
    1697 Lesquerella Hitchcockii Munz Dupl. det. R. C. Rollins, July 1940
Growing in dry bed of creek and on bank.
    1698 Erigeron asperugineus (D. C. Eat.) Gray
Quite common.
 

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

1699 Penstemon Thompsoniae (Gray) Rydb. subsp. Jaegeri Keck
A characteristic plant of the Hidden Forest.
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1700 Juncus
At Wiregrass Spring in moist ground.
    1701 Rosa granulifera Rydb.
At the spring. Some time yet before bushes will be generally in bloom.
   
1940   86a
Full Size Image Deadman's Canyon  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Deadman's Canyon.
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.87
     
June 11
    1702 Castilleia
Summit of ridge above spring. Not common.
    1703 Penstemon linarioides Gray approaching subsp. Sileri (Gray) Keck (leaves oblanceolate)
Slope above spring. Stems more erect, flowers larger and time of flowering later than P. Thompsoniae.
    1704 Linum australe Heller
Quite a number in Wiregrass at spring. Petals drop off easily even in early morning.
    1705 Lesquerella Wardii Watson
Below spring in damp ground.
    1706 Aquilegia formosa Fisch.
Coming into bloom at spring and below for some distance.
     
June 12
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Collected today in Deadman's Canyon.
    1707 Penstemon Bridgesii Gray
Flowers red with yellow at base of 3-lobed, reflexed lip. Several stalks to a plant. Many plants at higher altitudes on slopes and floor of canyon not yet in bloom. Collected at 6800 and 7500 ft.
    1708 Purpusia arizonica Eastwood
Up branch canyon growing in crevices of cliffs shaded by firs.
    1709 Penstemon Eatoni Gray
Up narrow branch canyon 7400 ft.
    1710 Jamesia americana Torr. & Gray var. rosea Purpus ex C. Schneider, det. N. Holmgren & P. Holmgren, 1989.
7000 ft. base of cliff.
    1711 Oryzopsis micrantha (Trin. & Rupr.) Thurb.
Branch gorge 7000 ft.
   
1940   87a
Full Size Image (No caption)     (No caption on this photograph.)
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.88
    1712 Poa glaucifolia Scribn. & Will.
Same.
    1713 Holodiscus discolor (Pursh.) Maxim var. glabrescens (Greene.) Jepson
Canyon floor, first seen in bloom.
    1714 Asclepiodora decumbens (Nuts.) Gray
Same.
     
June 13
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1715 Eriogonum (new? S. G. Stokes) ovalifolium form ?
On slope W Wiregrass Spring 7850 ft.
Rather scarce.
    1716 Oxytropis oreophila Gray
Few plants coming into bloom but the majority have gone to seed. 7700 ft.
    1717 Pedicularis semibarbata Gray var. charlestonensis Pennell and Clokey
Seeded 7700 ft. Very few plants in flower at this date except in dark, shaded places.
    1718 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. var. marginata (Nutt. ex Hook. & Arn.) Munz? ! Warren L. Wagner, 1980
     
June 14
    1719 Mamillaria Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Brit. & Rose var. rosea. (Clokey) L. Benson Det. A. D. Zimmerman 4/1953.
Wiregrass Spring ridge 7800 ft. Scarce at this altitude.
    1720 Echinocereus mojavensis (Engelm.) Rumpl.
Same location several seen.
    1721 Opuntia polacantha Haw.?
Same location several large clumps in flower seen
 

Locations: Hayford Peak.  

P. M. climb branch canyon at base of Hayford Peak.
   
1940   88a
Full Size Image Branches, Deadman's Canyon, June 14, 1940  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Branches, Deadmans Canyon, June 14, 1940.
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.89
    1722 Cercocarpus ledifolius Nutt. 8100 ft.
    1723 Draba cuneifolia Nutt. Dupl. det. R. C. Rollins 1940
      Under Cercoparpus. Thousands of dried Draba on slope of burned over or diseased timber of pinyon and juniper. Common shrubs, Coleogyne, Cowania, Symphoricarpus, Ribes cereum, Artemisia, What attracted us to the spot was a field of Gilia Nuttallii in full bloom.
      Found fresh tracks and bedding places of mountain sheep. The Drabas in the open were not more than 1/2 - 1 inch high and covered the ground thickly in spots.
     
June 15
Walked down road to cabin.
    1724 Bromus frondosus (Shear. ) Woot. & Standl.
Near camp 7700 ft.
    1725 Poa pratensis L.
Same location.
    1726 Stipa comata Trin.
Same location.
    1727 Linum australe Heller
Near edge of road.
    1728 Androsace puberulum
Few specimens found on shelf of rock with Heuchera 7600 ft.
    1729 Lomatium Nuttallii (Gray) Macbr.
Seeded specimens under yellow pine.
    1730 Penstemon Bridgesii Gray
Edge of road against rock 7500 ft.
   
1940   89a
Full Size Image From ridge of branch Deadman's Canyon, June 14, 1940.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

From ridge of branch Deadman's Canyon. June 14, 1940.
   
1940   89b
Full Size Image Ridge of branch, Deadman's Canyon. Full Size Image Ridge of branch, Deadman's Canyon  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Ridge of branch. Deadman's Canyon.
   
1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.90
    1731 Physaria Chambersii Rollins, dupl. Det R. C. Rollins, July, 1940.
Under Ribes cereum 8100 ft.
     
June 16
    1732 Penstemon linarioides Gray subsp. Sileri (Gray) Keck.
Canyon floor, 7700 ft.
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1733 Rosa granulifera Rydb.
Wiregrass Spring, 7800 ft.
    1734 Linum australe Heller
Same.
    1735 Draba cuneifolia Nutt.
Same.
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

1736 Arctomecon Merriami Cov.
Gift of Mrs. Allen, collected at top of grade to Deadman's canyon, April, 1940.
 

Locations: Mormon Well.  

June 17
Road to Mormon Well
      Pack up bedding and a few provisions and drive to site of old sawmill, Sheep Mts. 50 mi. from Hidden Forest and 36 from Corn Creek Ranch by way of Mormon Well. Stop at canyon for a rock Penstemon. Last 3 mi. up gravel wash thru dense growth of Cowania.
    1737 Penstemon petiolaris Brandegee
In cliffs, limestone, of canyon 5300 ft. Flower magenta.
    1738 Viguiera multiflora (Nutt.) Blake var. nevadensis (Nels.) Blake
Mouth of canyon, 5300 ft.
 

Locations: Mormon Well.  

Verbena bracteata Lag. & Rodr.
Mormon Well, 6350 ft. Growing along edge of run-off from spring with Marrubium vulgare.
   
1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.90a
Full Size Image Mormon Well, Sheep Mountains, Nevada.  

Locations: Mormon Well.  

Mormon Well. Sheep Mts., Nev
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.91
      Flower lavender, center white
 

Locations: Alamo. Bootleg Spring. Corn Creek Ranch. Mormon Well.  

To describe again the road. After leaving Corn Creek Ranch it travels through open desert for 14 miles between the Sheep and Las Vegas ranges, when it enters a rocky, limestone canyon. The climb is continuous from here through rolling hills covered with pinyon, juniper and yellow pine to Mormon Well, a spring on a hillside. Water piped from it to a trough inside a partially fenced corral. On our return found wild rose and clematis above the corral at the source of the spring. From the well the road continues N down a canyon and is supposed to go to Alamo. We turned off, however, at 4 1/2 to drive up the wash to the site of the first old sawmill 6600 ft. and made camp under a yellow pine near the sawdust dump at a fork of the canyon, the road continuing on to other mill sites and the branch canyon to Bootleg Spring by trail.
     
June 18
      Walked to Bootleg Spring 3 miles southwest of the old sawmill site, 7900 ft. Found two cabins,.with caved-in roofs, one about 1/2 mile below the spring and one near the spring. In a hollowed out place in the stream bed was a pool from which water was piped a short distance- a mere trickle, it took 2 minutes to fill an 18 oz. can. About the pool were wild rose, wiregrass, Thysocarpus, Holodiscus, and Chamaebataria, Against a rock 100 yards above were Petrophytum, a few Columbine (continued next page)
   
1940  91a
Full Size Image Mormon Well, Sheep Mountains, Nevada.  

Locations: Mormon Well.  

Mormon Well, Sheep Mts., Nev.
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.92
      Heuchera, Jamesia, white fir and one foxtail pine. Shrubs noted on the walk to the spring: Cercocarpus, Symphoricarpus, Amelanchier, Prunus Andersonii, Cowania and Ephedra. Plants noted: Physaria, Gilia Nuttallii, Senecio, Pedicularis, Oxytropis, Penstemon Eatoni and Hymenopappus (very common)
    1740 Thelesperma subnudus Gray
2 separate stands.
    1741 Linum australe Heller
In flat with Astragalus sonorae 6600 ft.
    1741.1 Ditto
    1742 Physaria Chambersii Rollins
Many large plants, uniformly circular, green leaves of the center surrounded by podded stems.
    1743 Antennaria aprica Greene, Det. G. L. Stebbins, Jr., July 1940
Under fir and in the open 7900 ft.
    1744 Salvia carnosa Dougl. subsp. argentea (Rydb.) Epling
7800 ft. also found 6600 ft.
    1745 Monardella odoratissima Benth. subsp. glauca (Greene) Epling?
Common in the mountains. First seen in bloom.
    1746 Astragalus sonorae Gray
Fl. cream, banner wide with pinkish lines. Plant sends out long runners, 7500 ft. Collected later at 6600 ft.
    1747 Tragopogon porrifolius L
In grassy flat 7500 ft.
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.93
    1748 Lomatium Nuttallii (Gray) Macbr.
At first cabin 7450 ft.
    1750 Astragalus Sonorae Gray
Open flat 6600 ft.
    1751 Petalostemon Searlsiae Gray
Base of hill 6600 ft. Seen again on road to Mormon Well.
    1752 Penstemon linarioides Gray subsp. Sileri (Gray) Keck
On flat with A. Sonorae 6600 ft.
    1753 Lupinus caudatus Kell.
Rank growing at base of hill among Amelanchier.
    1754 Lygodesma grandiflora (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray (Aspect atypical)
Fl. purple, growing on flat in gramma grass.
     
June 19
    1741.2 Linum australe Heller
In bed of Penstemon Thompsoniae Gray var.
6600 ft,
    1752.1 Penstemon linarioides Gray subsp. Sileri ( Gray) Keck
Color of fl. varies from dark blue or lavender to pale blue. Center light colored growing in flat; among pinyon pine, over 100 plants in small area. Counted 60 stalks on one.
    1753.1 Lupinus caudatus Kell.
Note 1: Isotype: L. candidsissimus Eastwood Leafl. W. Bot 3:20, 1941. Note 2: Now L. palmeri Note 3: Now a variety of L. argenteus.
Fl. pinkish lavender, turning dark blue when dry. Inner edge of wings 2 white column
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.94
      Found at base of hill and up small canyon. Area limited?
    1755 Eriogonum (Too young)
Up small canyon only one seen.
    1756 Ceanothus Greggii Gray
A few shrubs seen.
      P. M. drive up sawmill canyon 2 mi. to the 4th old mill site 7700 ft. A log cabin in good condition overlooks the site. Walk up trail from there to the summit of the divide 7900 ft. A well-wooded canyon of fir and yellow pine below and view of the rugged northern end of Sheep Mts. Descended about mi. in search of a seep we had been told about but failed to find it (Perkins sp.)
    1757 Oenothera lavandulaefolia Torr. & Gray var. glandulosa Munz
6100 ft.
Fl. yellow. On flat above sawmill dump.
    1758 Apocynum androsaemifolium L. var. glabrum Macoun
Fl. pink, darker pink lines on inner side of cup. Above 4th mill site in rocky wash. Several plants seen but only this one in bloom.
    1759 Abronia nana Wats.
On bank, edge of road 7400 ft.
    1760 Eriogonum umbellatum Torr subsp. cognatum (Greene) Stokes, det. Stokes.
Fl. yellow, only one seen in bloom 6600 ft.
    1761 Solidago petradoria Blake
Common plant to summit of divide-early in bloom
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940  94a
Full Size Image Upper Deadmans Canyon  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Upper Deadmans Canyon
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.95
    1762 Amelanchier utahensis Koehne
Shrubs all in fruit, common.
    1763 Cowania Stansburiana Torr.
Common.
    1764 Cirsium
In gravel wash 6600 ft.
    1765 Astragalus calycosus Torr.
On open flat.
     
June 20
      Drive from old sawmill site to Las Vegas.
    1766 Castilleia linaraefolia Benth.
Sawmill canyon at 6350 ft.
    1767 Climatis ligusticifolia Nutt.
Growing with wild rose at Mormon Well, 6350 ft.
    1768 Gutierrezia divaricata (Nutt.) T. & G. ?
On floor of limestone canyon where Penstemon petiolaris was taken.
     
June 22
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Spend day down Deadman's canyon.
    1769 Oenothera brachycarpa Gray var. Wrightii (Gray) Leveille   O. howardii (A. Nels.) Wagner, det. W. L. Wagner, 1980
    1770 Acer glabrum Torr.
Canyon floor.
    1771 Thalictrum Fendleri Engelm.
In shade of fir and yellow pine- plants show lack of moisture, yellowish.
    1772 Purpusia arizonica Eastwood   P. saxosa Bdg.
Now generally in flower on shady rock walls and under fir. Found mainly between 7000 & 7400 ft.
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940  95a
Full Size Image W. branch of Deadman Canyon, Hidden Forest Sheep Mountains, Nevada.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

W. branch of Deadman's Canyon, Hidden Forest, Sheep Mts., Nev.
 

Locations: Sheep Mountains.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.96
    1773 Bahia dissecta (Gray) Britt.
7350 ft. Many plants on canyon floor- few in bloom.
    1774 Erigeron ovinus Cronquist, det. G. Nesom, 1983.
In small shaded draw, 7000 ft.
    1776 Galium
Same location on rock wall.
    1777 Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt.
6600 ft. Hugging base of rock wall, much tangled, beginning to bloom.
    1778 Ribes (sterile)
Growing with the above. Bushes appear to be diseased.
    1779 Philadelphus microphyllus Gray (but leaves obtuse)
6200 ft. Coming into bloom. Also seen at 7800 ft. in canyon.
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1780 Juncus xiphioides Meyer?
Wiregrass Spr.
    1781 Penstemon linarioides Gray subsp. Sileri (Gray) Keck
Canyon floor 7700 ft.
     
June 24
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Drive to foot of Deadman's canyon this morning.
    1782 Potentilla Lemmoni (Wats.) Greene   P. crinita A. Gray var. Lemmonii (Wats.) K. & P. Det. B. C. Johnston, 1980.
At camp. Mrs. Allen says drought has dwarfed them.
    1783 Monardella odoratissima Benth subsp. glauca (Greene) Epling
Coming into bloom on floor of canyon.
   
1940  96a
Full Size Image Hayford Peak, Sheep Range, Nevada. June 25, 1940.  

Locations: Hayford Peak.  

Hayford Pk., Sheep Range, Nevada, June 25, 1940
Full Size Image Summit of main ridge, Sheep Mountains, Nevada. June 25, 1940.  

Locations: Sheep Range.  

Summit of main ridge. Sheep Mts. Nev. June 25, 1940.
   
1940  96b
24 June 1940 2
Full Size Image Taken by Jack McGowan, Sheep Mountains, Nevada, May 28, 1940.  

Locations: Sheep Range.  

Taken by Jack McGowan. Sheep Mts., Nev. May 28, 1940.
   
1940  96c
Full Size Image East slopes, Sheep Mountains, Nevada, near top of divide, June 25, 1940.  

Locations: Sheep Range.  

East slope, Sheep Mts., Nev. Near top of divide. June 25, 1940
   
1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.96d
Full Size Image Summit of main ridge, Sheep Mountains, Nevada.  

Locations: Sheep Range.  

Summit of main ridge. Sheep Mts., Nev.
Full Size Image Hidden Forest from main ridge.  

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

Hidden Forest from main Ridge.
   
1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.96e
Full Size Image Deadmans Canyon, Sheep Mountains, Nevada, from top of divide, June 25, 1940.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Deadman's Canyon, Sheep Mts., Nev. From top of divide. June 25, 1940.
Full Size Image Sheep Peak? From top of divide.  

Locations: Sheep Peak.  

Sheep Pk.? from top of divide.
   
1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.97
    1784 Allionia pumilaStandley
7400 ft. Canyon floor.
    1785 Philadelphus microphyllus Gray
Against canyon wall 7100 ft.
    1786 Cercocarpus intricatus Wats.
Among rocks above floor of canyon 700 ft.
    1787 Sphaeralcea (Carpels of S. parvifolia Nels. but sepals spreading and slender.
Same plant as specimen No. 1639 taken June 1, 6300 ft.
    1788 Eriogonum vimineum Dougl. subsp. nidularium (Cov.) Stokes
Canyon floor.
    1789 Eriogonum (form midway between E. racemosum Nutt. & E. elongatum Benth.)
Fl. white, large patch coming bloom, floor of canyon 6000 ft.
    1790 Eriogonum Heermannii Dur. & Hilg. subsp. sulcatum (Wats.) Stokes
Approaching var. argense Jones from large patch on face of rock 6000 ft.
    1791 Penstemon petiolaris Brandegee (Type locality)
Growing on face of black limestone cliffs, scattering, mostly passed bloom.
     
June 25
 

Locations: Deadman Canyon. Sheep Peak.  

Today climbed to the backbone of the Sheep range above Deadman's canyon, S Hayford Peak and followed a sheep trail for about 3 miles along the crest of the divide in the direction of Sheep Pk. Crest covered with yellow pine, pinyon, foxtail pine, white fir and juniper. Large valley east of us and below was well- (continued next page)
   
1940  97a
Full Size Image Looking across Deadmans Canyon from divide.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Looking across Deadman's Canyon from divide.
Full Size Image Lower end Deadmans Canyon.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Lower end Deadman's Canyon
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.98
      wooded with pinyon and juniper. Physocarpus on the divide looked cropped by the mountain sheep. Found Lomatium Nuttallii, Pedicularis, Cryptanthe and Astragalus along the way. Saw several mountain sheep that made off upon our approach. Their fresh sign was all along the crest of the ridge.
    1792 Arenaria (near Nuttallii, but, not glandular & flowers congested)
On one of the saddles of the ridge among stones, often so matted that it looked like moss. Appeared to be suffering for lack of moisture in the open. Flowers white but nearly all had gone to seed. 8700 ft.
    1793 Lewisia rediviva Pursh.
Found mostly under yellow pine 8700 ft.
     
June 28
    1794 Eriogonum Heermani Dur. & Hilg. subsp. sulcatum (Wats.) Stokes
From same bush as 1790. Bush now in full bloom.
 

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

1795 Astragalus manca (Rydb.) Wheeler
Hidden Forest 7700 ft. Under yellow pine at foot of ridge. Plants crowded in this part and all gone to seed.
     
June 29
 

Locations: Wiregrass Spring.  

1796 Cirsium Rothrockii (Gray) Petrak
Above Wiregrass Spring, Several red Thistles coming into bloom near camp.
   
1940  98a
Full Size Image Deadmans Canyon.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon.  

Deadman's Canyon
 

Locations: Sheep Range.  


1940 Sheep Mts. Nev.99
    1797 Eriogonum oavlifolium Nutt. (new form?)
    1798 Solidago petradoria Blake
Limestone ridge 7800 ft. Coming into bloom
    1799 Penstemon Bridgesii Gray
Foot of aspen grove 7600 ft. In bloom now on floor and slopes of canyons.
    1800 Populus aurea Tidestr. (Populus tremuloides Michx.)
From fallen tree, only one in fl. 7600 ft.
    1801 Castilleia
Same location.
     
June 30
 

Locations: Corn Creek Ranch. Las Vegas Range. Quail Spring.  

Drive today to Quail Spring 5200 ft. Las Vegas Range, 16 miles from Corn Creek Ranch and 12 miles off the Mormon Well road. It lies just below the juniper belt and consists of water in a hole in the rock near the foot of a limestone canyon cut by successive layers of rock. The C. C. C. boys have been working for some time piping water from the spring and building a small cement tank. No running water to speak of. Just below the tank is a single Chilopsis linearis. Saw a flock of quail on the road above the spring.
    1803 Euphorbia schizolobus Engelm.
Bushes mostly dried.
    1804 Haplopappus nanus (Nutt.) ) D. C. Eaton
Up canyon among rocks, bushes beginning to bloom.
    1805 Brickellia atractyloides Gray
Among rocks, bloom passed.
   
1940  99a
Full Size Image Washes below Deadmans Canyon, Sheep Mountains, Nevada, June 30, 1940.  

Locations: Deadman Canyon. Sheep Range.  

Washes below Deadman's Canyon, Sheep Mts., Nev. June 30, 1940.
Full Size Image Southern end Sheep Mountains, Nevada, from road to Quail Spring, June 30, 1940.  

Locations: Sheep Range.  

Southern end Sheep Mts., Nev. from road to Quail Spring. June 30, 1940.
 

Locations: Las Vegas Range. Quail Spring.  


1940 Quail Spring
Las Vegas Range, Nevada
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    1806 Buddleia utahensis Cov.
Few bushes seen up canyon, bloom over.
    1807 Franseria eriocentra Gray 5250 ft.
Up wash 1 mile North of spring.
 

Locations: Hidden Forest.  

Road to Hidden Forest
    1808 Lepidium
4450 ft. At turn of road to Deadman's Canyon.
    1809 Pectis papposa Harv. & Gray
Same location few seen in wash.
    1810 Eriogonum sp.
Flower white, Flowering branches among many dead ones. Bushes about 2 ft. across 5650 ft
    1811 Mirabilis Bigelovii Gray var. retrorsa (Heller) Munz
6300 ft. Deadman's Canyon.
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