Eastern Mojave Vegetation Rush Creek, Mono County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Rush Creek (in Horseshoe Canyon). Rush Creek (Upper).

See also: Grant Lake. Rush Creek (in Horseshoe Canyon).

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Stream draining the June Lakes Basin into Mono Lake.

This section refers to the portion below Grant Lake and above Test Station Road.

Elevation: 6384ft, 1946m.

Articles that refer to this location:


Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Kondolf, G. Mathias, and Peter Vorster. 1993. Changing water balance over time in Rush Creek, Eastern California, 1860-1992. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 29(5):823-832.
  • Ostrom, Vincent A. 1950. Government and Water: A Study of the Influence of Water upon Governmental Institutions and Practices in the Development of Los Angeles. Ph.D Dissertation. University of California at Los Angeles. {TAS-pdf}
  • Putnam, William C. 1949. Quaternary geology of the June Lake district, California. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 60: 1281-1302. {TAS-pdf}
  • Vorster, Peter, and G. Mathais Kondolf. 1988. The effect of water management and land use practices on the restoration of Lee Vining and Rush Creeks. California Riparian Systems Conference, Septermber 22-24, 1988, Davis, California. U. S. Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-119. {TAS-pdf}

Area Plant Lists that contain this location:

Species collected at or near this location.

This list summarizes plants collected or observed at this specific, named location. It does not include plants collected or observed at nearby named or unnamed locations. It may be more instructive to use the Area Lists that contain this location.

  • TAS – The plant was collected by Tom Schweich.
  • Oth – The plant was collected by someone, but not Tom.
  • Obs – The plant was observed, but not collected.




Symphyotrichum spathulatum (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom. Western Mountain Aster (TAS)


Brickellia oblongifolia Nutt. linifolia (D. C. Eaton) B. L. Rob. Narrowleaf Brickellbush (Oth)


Gnaphalium palustre Nutt. Western Marsh Cudweed (TAS)


Tiquilia nuttallii (Hook.) A. T. Richardson. Nuttall's Crinklemat (TAS)


Chenopodium glaucum L. Oakleaf Goosefoot (Oth)

Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Watson. Narrowleaf Goosefoot (TAS)


Shepherdia argentea Nutt. Buffalo Berry (TAS)


Lupinus lepidus Douglas ex Lindl. confertus (Kellogg) C. P. Sm. Crowded Lupine (Oth)


Mentha arvensis L. Wild Mint (TAS)


Epilobium ciliatum Raf. ciliatum. Fringed Willowherb (Oth)

Eremothera boothii (Douglas) W. L. Wagner & Hoch boothii. Booth's Evening Primrose (TAS)


Castilleja minor (A. Gray) A. Gray minor. Lesser Indian Paintbrush (Oth)


Erythranthe guttata (Fisch. ex DC.) G.L. Nesom. Seep Monkeyflower (Oth)

Mimetanthe pilosa (Benth.) Greene. Downy False-Monkeyflower (TAS)


Eriastrum wilcoxii (A. Nelson) H. Mason. Wilcox's Woollystar (TAS)


Eriogonum ampullaceum J. T. Howell. Mono Buckwheat (Oth)

Eriogonum davidsonii Greene. Davidson's Buckwheat (TAS)


Ranunculus aquatilis L. diffusus With. Threadleaf Crowfoot (TAS+Oth)

Ranunculus cymbalaria Pursh. Alkali Buttercup (Oth)


Potentilla biennis Greene. Biennial Cinquefoil (TAS)

Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC. tridentata. Antelope Bitterbrush (TAS)


Salix exigua Benth. hindsiana (Benth.) Dorn. Sandbar Willow (Oth)


Nicotiana attenuata Torr. Coyote Tobacco (TAS)


Amphiscirpus nevadensis (S. Watson) Oteng-Yeb. Nevada Bulrush (Oth)

Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla. (Oth)

Carex pellita Muhl. ex Willd. Wooly Sedge (Oth)

Cyperus squarrosus L. Bearded Flatsedge (TAS)

Eleocharis macrostachya Britton. Common Spike-Rush (Oth)

Schoenoplectus acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve occidentalis (S. Watson). Hardstem Bulrush (Oth)

Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla. Threesquare (Oth)


Juncus mexicanus Willd. Mexican Rush (Oth)

Juncus nevadensis S. Watson nevadensis. Nevada Rush (Oth)


Triglochin maritima L. Seaside Arrowgrass (Oth)



Agrostis gigantea Roth. Redtop (Oth)

Agrostis scabra Willd. Rough Bentgrass (Oth)

Beckmannia syzigachne (Steud.) Fernald. American Sloughgrass (Oth)

Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf. Rabbit's-Foot Grass (Oth)


Distichlis spicata (L.) E. Greene. Saltgrass (Oth)


Muhlenbergia asperifolia (Nees & Meyen ex Trin.) Parodi. Alkali Muhley (Oth)


Poa secunda J. Presl secunda. Sandberg Bluegrass. (Oth)

Puccinellia nuttalliana (Schult.) Hitchc. Nuttall's Alkali Grass (Oth)


Hordeum jubatum L. jubatum. Foxtail Barley (Oth)


Potamogeton foliosus Raf. Leafy Pondweed (Oth)

Total number of taxa: 43
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:12:58 AM, 5/10/2024.