East Bajada of the Doña Ana Mountains

East bajada of the Doña Ana Mountains
South end of the Jornada del Muerto Plain on the bajada of the Doña Ana Mountains, 2.9 miles east-northeast of Doña Ana Peak, 5.2 miles southeast of the peak of Summerford Mountain, 32.4725 -106.7449, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, 18 Dec 2012. Creosote shrubland with Acourtia nana, Flourensia cernua, Gutierrezia microcephala, Zinnia acerosa, Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Dalea formosa, Prosopis glandulosa, Dasyochloa pulchella, Muhlenbergia porteri, Eriogonum trichopes, Larrea tridentata, etc. (Photo and description by Patrick Alexander.)