Baja California

Pyrola dentata growing in decomposed granite, Sierra de San Pedro Martir. December 2, 2012.
Pyrola dentata growing in decomposed granite, Sierra de San Pedro Martir.

On December 1, 2012 I drove with Thomas Stoughton (graduate student at RSABG) to Sierra de San Pedro Mártir in Mexico from Los Angeles County, California. The drive south along the Pacific Coast and ascension to the montane Parque Nacional are both thrilling. Previous to this trip, I located a single collection of Pyrola dentata from Sierra de San Pedro Mártir in the herbarium at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. On this trip, we found the species growing in a pile of eroded, decomposed granite at the base of a massive stack of boulders.

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