This page is a work in progress; the Bristlecone Chapter will be posting and adding to our plant lists for local areas, but this will always be a work in progress as new information comes to light. If you have a list to share, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and also add it to our growing plant database - see information about that project below.
Here are a few lists we've posted so far - these are not by any means definitive lists, and are meant to be starting points to which we encourage you to add species as you find them. If you have additions, corrections, or more complete or more official lists, for these or other locations, please let us know.
Bristlecone CNPS Plant Lists (so far)
We have many more lists, both on paper and in database form, which we are working on making available on the website - these are the first few experiments!
- Bodie Hills (pdf) - compiled from lists by Tim Messick and Mary DeDecker
- NEW Updated Bodie Hills Plant List (pdf) - January 2017, Tim Messick
- Eureka Dunes
- Fish Slough (pdf): A Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Fish Slough and Vicinity, compiled by Holly C. Forbes, Wayne, R. Ferren, Jr., and J. R. Haller, UCSB Herbarium, 1988; with additions and revisions (hand-written) by Mark Bagley from several sources. Most names not updated to the Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition, 2012 nomenclature.
- Mazourka Canyon - White Mountains (pdf) - from the Wildflower Hotspots of the Eastern Sierra brochure, with updates from Steve McLaughlin's 2013 Sojourn field trip (Lisa Serafini's notes).
- McGee Creek (pdf) From Mary’s Notes: CNPS Bristlecone Chapter Database, May 2013: A compilation of observations from Mary DeDecker and Duvall and Rose (1998) plant list.
- McMurry Meadows
- Oak Creek and Division Creek (pdf) from Sue Weis' 2013 Sojourn Field Trip
- Owens Valley Master Species List, from Inyo County Water Department. This is a large list (30 pages - 15 if printed double-sided). About this list, Jerry Zatorski said it is, "worth every peice of paper. This is the most complete species list for the Owens Valley that I have seen."
- Payson to Prospect X, Mollie Gibson Area, White Mountains (compiled by Michèle Slaton, from Mary's Notes)
- Rock Creek:
- Plants of Rock Creek Basin, a 1938 checklist by Frank Peirson, is available online on Scrib'd. If you are a Premium Reader you can download it, available as a day pass, monthly, or annual fee, or view it online for free.
- South Fork Big Pine Creek (pdf) From Mary's Notes: CNPS Bristlecone Chapter Database, May 2013: A compilation of observations from Mary DeDecker (1974-1977), Dean Taylor (1977), and Michèle Slaton (2008-2013).
- Witcher Meadows Area (pdf)
Creosote Ring (our southern sub-chapter) Plant Lists
Guides to Creosote Ring's local wildflower hotspots and Mojave shrubs:
- Indian Wells Canyon (pdf)
- Short Canyon (pdf)
- Rademacher Hills (pdf)
- Inyokern/Brown Roads (pdf)
- Common Mojave Desert shrubs (pdf).
Plant Lists from Other Sources
From the Kern CNPS Plant Lists Page:
Note: these are from the late 1990's, so some names may have changed!
Plant List Project: Mary's Notes
One of our chapter members, Michèle Slaton, is working on collecting and creating a Bristlecone Chapter Flora and plant database, starting with Mary DeDecker's own notes and adding from plant lists created by chapter members over the years. We are working on making the database available online, but you can currently contribute and retrieve plant lists from the database by submitting a request. Read more about the project, "Mary's Notes," here. An example of a plant list from the database is the South Fork Big Pine Creek Plant List (pdf).
Wildflower Hotspots of the Eastern Sierra
A beautiful full color booklet with great flower photos, species checklists, and where to find them. Areas listed as hot spots are (from south to north): Fossil Falls, Alabama Hills, Mazourka Canyon, Division and Oak Creeks, White Mountains, Fish Slough, Rock Creek, McGee Creek, Parker Bench, East Mono Basin, Tioga Pass, and the Bodie Hills. Available in glossy format at visitor centers in the area, or download / view it as a pdf here (large file): Wildflower Hotspots of the Eastern Sierra (48 pages - 4.24 MB pdf file). For just the checklists without all the beautiful photos and background information, here is the master checklist (pp 28-43 of the guide only) in a 15 page and 415Kb PDF file: Wildflower Hotspots of the Eastern Sierra - Checklist Only.