Taxon:Claytonia parviflora subsp. utahensis (Rydb.) J.M. Miller & K. Chambers Family: Montiaceae
Determiner: Orlando Mistretta (2010-01-18)
Locality: United States, California, Los Angeles, Ridgeline to Mt. Emma and canyon south of this ridge. West from Mt. Emma (northwest trending ridge, lower part of ridgeline starts to turn southwest.) East of Mt. Emma Road.; Pacifico Mtn. 7.5 Quad.Near 34.45864N, 118.08684W to 34.46310N, 118.07530W. Then dropped off ridge into canyon bottom back to origin.
Description: General collecting started from a slight decline bench south of the ridgeline. This bench had Juniperus californica as the most dominant species, with some Pinus monophylla and Yucca whipplei, which almost all succumb to a fire in the fall of 2004. Along this bench and down (south) into canyon had alot of trash left from shooting (rifle range), and dumping. Winters rains had a impact, with strong debris flow. Post fire bloom was very nice at this time. North side of ridge, under burned Quercus bases.