Flora of Mount Charleston, NevadaMount 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.
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.
James L. Boone's guide to Vegetation around Las Vegas
My slideshow of summer blossoms:
Wildflowers of Mount Charleston in 2005