Eastern Mojave Vegetation Caruthers Canyon, San Bernardino County, California.
 
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Query: G.N.I.S.

(Syn: Fourth of July Canyon)

See also: New York Mountains.

See also: Giant Ledge Mine.

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Canyon on the south side of the New York Mountains.

Formerly known as Fourth of July Canyon (1920, 1921, 1940).

There is some thought that "Caruthers" should be spelled with two r's as "Carruthers," assuming that the canyon is named for George Carruthers, watchman at the Giant Ledge mine (Sharp, 1984). This is apparently noted in book by Ausmus and Casebier. Also, Figure 17 on page 21 of Reynolds and Reynolds (1995) implies that Carruthers may be an alternate spelling of Caruthers. However, Caruthers seems to be the adopted spelling for use on maps, etc.


Elevation: 5230ft, 1594m.

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Species collected at or near this location:

Cupressaceae

Juniperus osteosperma (Torrey) Little. Utah Juniper (Obs)

Anacardiaceae

Rhus trilobata Nutt. Squawbush (Obs)

Asteraceae

Astereae

Baccharis sergiloides A. Gray. Squaw Waterweed (Obs)

Chrysothamnus depressus Nutt. Longflower Rabbitbrush (Obs)

Ericameria cooperi (A. Gray) H. M. Hall. Cooper's Goldenbush (Obs)

Ericameria cuneata (A. Gray) McClatchie. Wedgeleaf Goldenbush (Obs)

Ericameria linearifolia (DC.) Urb. & J. Wussow. Narrowleaf Goldenbush (Obs)

Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britton & Rusby. Broom Snakeweed (Obs)

Eupatorieae

Brickellia californica (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray. California Brickelbush (Obs)

Berberidaceae

Berberis haematocarpa Wooten. Red Barberry (Obs)

Cactaceae

Escobaria vivipara (Nutt.) Buxb. rosea (Clokey) D. R. Hunt. Viviparous Foxtail Cactus (Oth)

Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & J. Bigelow e.. Mojave Prickly-Pear (Obs)

Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. Tulip Prickly-Pear (Obs)

Ericaceae

Arctostaphylos pungens Kunth. Pointleaf Manzanita (Obs)

Fagaceae

Quercus chrysolepis Liebm. Canyon Live Oak (Obs)

Quercus turbinella E. Greene. Sonoran Scrub Oak (Obs)

Garryaceae

Garrya flavescens S. Watson. Ashy Silk-Tassel (Obs)

Gentianaceae

Frasera albomarginata S. Watson. (Oth)

Hydrophyllaceae

Eriodictyon angustofolium Nutt. Narrow-Leaved Yerba Santa (TAS+Obs)

Lamiaceae

Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams pilosa (A. Gray) J. L. Strachan & Rev. Purple Sage (Oth)

Oleaceae

Forestiera pubescens Nutt. Desert Olive (Obs)

Polygonaceae

Eriogonum wrightii Benth. wrightii. Wright's Buckwheat (Obs)

Rhamnaceae

Ceanothus greggii A. Gray vestitus (E. Greene) McMinn. Desert Ceanothus (Obs)

Rhamnus californica Eschsch. California Coffeeberry (Obs)

Rhamnus crocea Nutt. Redberry (Obs)

Rosaceae

Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. Apache Plume (Obs)

Petrophyton caespitosum (Nutt.) Rydb. caespitosum. Mat Rock Spirea (Obs)

Purshia mexicana (D. Don.) S. L. Welsh stansburyana (Torrey) S. L. Welsh. Stansbury's cliffrose (Obs)

Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC. glandulosa (Curran) M. E. Jones. Desert Bitterbrush (Obs)

Saxifragaceae

Undet.. Saxifragaceae Family (TAS)

Solanaceae

Lycium cooperi A. Gray. Cooper's Box Thorn (Oth)

Agavaceae

Yucca baccata Torrey. Banana Yucca (Obs)

Yucca brevifolia Engelm. Joshua Tree (Obs)

Poaceae

Triticeae

Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) ┴. L÷ve. Western Wheatgrass (Oth)

Interesting collections made at or near this location:

  • Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams
    • Annie M. Alexander and Louise Kellogg 1338 5/5/1940
Total number of taxa: 34
Native Taxa:
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29
Exotic Taxa:
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0
Nativity Undetermined:
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5
Listed Weeds:
Indentified as Weed
0
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:02:01 AM, 1/15/2021.