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Bahía Asunción Plants N-Z

Here you will find more of the plants we saw on our trip to Bahía Asunción, April 29 - May 3, 2010. You can also see photos of the areas we visited on this page. Or return to the Bahía Asunción plants main page.

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Plants are listed A-Z by family, then A-Z by species. Common names in English and Spanish are noted if available.

Families: A-B | C-E | F-M | N-Z |

Nyctaginaceae (4 O'Clock Family)

Mirabilis laevis
Mirabilis laevis
var.  crassifolia
Wishbone plant
Shrub with whitish or pink flowers.

Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia
Mirabilis laevis
var.  crassifolia
Wishbone plant
Leaves are thick and fleshy (= crassifolia)

Onagraceae (Evening-PrimroseFamily)

Camissonia angelorum
Camissonia angelorum
Evening primrose
There are several different species in the Vizcaíno.
Camissonia angelorum
Camissonia angelorum
Evening primrose
Flower and contorted fruit (left, center)

Plantaginaceae ( Plantain Family)

Plantago ovata
Plantago ovata
Plantain or Desert Indianwheat



Plantago ovata
Plantago ovata
In some places, there were hundreds of these tiny plants that were almost invisible. Running a hand along a few inches above the ground would reveal the true coverage of this plant.

Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
Polygonaceae ( Buckwheat Family)
Eriogonum pondii
Eriogonum pondii
Buckwheat
A low, woody shrub
Eriogonum pondiiEriogonum pondii
Buckwheat
Flowers

Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
Resedaceae (Reseda Family) 
Oligomeris linifolia
Oligomeris linifolia
Lineleaf whitepuff
Fleshy annual, mostly in saline soils.
 
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) 
Antirrhinum watsonii
Antirrhinum watsonii
Snapdragon
A delicate, annual herb
 
Simmondsiaceae (Goatnut Family) 
Simmondsia chinensis
Simmondsia chinensis
Jojoba
Shrub with leathery, opposite leaves
Simmondsia chinensis
Simmondsia chinensis
Jojoba
Young fruit
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family) 
Lycium species
Lycium sp.
Boxthorn, Frutilla
Thorny shrub with edible, red berries
Physalis crassifolia
Physalis crassifolia
Yellow groundcherry, Tomatillo
Annual herb
Solanum hindsianum
Solanum hindsianum
Solanum, Mariola
Shrub
 
Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop Family) 
Fagonia laevis
Fagonia laevis
California Fagonbush
A prickly perennial
Fagonia laevis
Fagonia laevis
California Fagonbush
This was a particularly small plant, but plants can reach several feet in diameter.

Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
Larrea tridentata
Larrea tridentata
Creosote bush, Gobernadora
Shrub with resinous, leathery leaves
Larrea tridentata
Larrea tridentata
Creosote bush, Gobernadora
Flowers and fuzzy fruit
Families: A-B | C-E | F-M | N-Z |


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