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Flora of Mount Charleston

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Flora of Mount Charleston

Image Type(s): Flora, Informational, Scenery

 

Page By: Anya Jingle

Created/Edited: Jun 23, 2007 / Jun 26, 2013

Object ID: 303953

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Flora of Mount Charleston, Nevada

Mount Charleston Wilderness is located within the Spring Mountains near Las Vegas, Nevada. The high elevations of mountains and canyons provide a relief from the heat of the Mojave Desert in summertime. The absence of flat terrain and the clean air make hiking here very enjoyable and rewarding.
 
Bristlecone Pines
 
 
Bristlecone Pines at sunset
 

It is a forested oasis that is most known for its 18,000 acres of majestic Bristlecone Pines.

The oldest Bristlecone Pine is called a Raintree and it is estimated to be about 3000 years old. Other trees such as Limber Pines, Ponderosa Pines, White Firs, Quaking Aspens, Cedar Trees, and Mountain Mahogany are abundant also. Various shrubs, herbs and wildflowers add to the beauty of the area.

Lots of plants are endemic, but only about 30 of those endemic species have been named so far. Many others are still awaiting their names and their admirers.

This album is dedicated to all plants of Mount Charleston, Nevada.
Feel free to add your photos.

External Links

James L. Boone's guide to Vegetation around Las Vegas

My slideshow of summer blossoms:
Wildflowers of Mount Charleston in 2005


Images


Bristlecone Pines on Mummy

Bristlecone Pines on Mummy

Remnants of a Bristlecone Pine

Remnants of a Bristlecone Pine

Yellow Primroses

Yellow Primroses

Yellow on Yellow

Yellow on Yellow

Early sign of Autumn

Early sign of Autumn

Last rays of the setting sun on Griffith Peak

Last rays of the setting sun on Griffith Peak

Bristlecone Pines along the South Loop trail

Bristlecone Pines along the South Loop trail

Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone Pine

To Be a Bee

To Be a Bee

Paintbrush in Trail Canyon

Paintbrush in Trail Canyon

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Scarlet Gilia

Scarlet Gilia

Wasp on Rough Angelica

Wasp on Rough Angelica

Elephant Tree

Elephant Tree

The Cliffhanger

The Cliffhanger


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K9H2OBearerLovely & Informative

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Thank you for posting this album. It is both lovely and informative. Nice to compare to my photos to figure out what's what.
Posted Jul 7, 2012 11:56 am

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