WHO'S IN A NAME?

People Behind the Names of Eastern Sierra Native Plants


Short Historical Essays by Larry Blakely




California Chicory, Rafinesquia californica Nutt.; Desert Chicory, Rafinesquia neomexicana A. Gray
Constantine Rafinesque, and a little bit on Thomas Nuttall and Asa Gray

Desert Calico, Loeseliastrum matthewsii (A. Gray) S. Timbrook; Bushy Bedstraw, Galium matthewsii A. Gray
Washinton Matthews

Austin's Beardtongue, Penstemon floridus var. austinii (Eastw.) N. Holmgren
Stafford Wallace Austin

Large white desert primrose, Oenothera caespitosa Nutt.; Desert olive, Forestiera pubescens Nutt.; Nuttall's linanthus, Linanthus nuttallii (A. Gray) Milliken
Thomas Nuttall

Cliffbush, Jamesia americana Torr. & A. Gray
Edwin James

Yellow tackstem, Calycoseris parryi A. Gray; Sand blossoms, Linanthus parryae (A. Gray) E. Greene
Charles Christopher Parry

White tidy-tips (white layia), Layia glandulosa (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.
George Tradescant Lay

Anderson's Buttercup, Ranunculus andersonii Gray; Desert Peach, Prunus andersonii Gray
Charles Lewis Anderson

Eastwood's willow, Salix eastwoodiae Cockerell ex A.A. Heller; Toothed gilia, Aliciella triodon (Eastw.) Brand; Broad-leafed gilia, Aliciella latifolia (S. Watson) J. M. Porter
Alice Eastwood

Desert Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii A. Gray var. vestitus (E. Greene) McMinn
Josiah Gregg

DeDecker's Lupine, Lupinus padre-crowleyi C. P. Smith
Father John J. Crowley, Mary DeDecker, C. P. Smith

Twinberry Honeysuckle, Lonicera involucrata(Richardson) Banks
Joseph Banks, John Richardson

Bigelow's Monkey Flower, Mimulus bigelovii (A. Gray) A. Gray var. cuspidatus A.L. Grant
John Milton Bigelow






A Bibliography


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