POINT REYES 
SKY TRAIL

June 19, 2008
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Trail Description:
This was our first return to this trail since August of 07. We dressed for cool wet weather and were surprised by the 80 degree warm dry air. While relatively warm and dry, the vegetation indicated the trail had gotten plenty of moisture during the last few months. Namely, the ferns were green and healthy under the canopy of this Doug Fir and Bishop Pine forest. 

Trail Location:
See the park page for directions.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
California Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
California Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Coastal Morning Glory (Calystegia purpurata)
Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) NN
Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis latifolia) NN
Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea elegans)
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)
Indian Thistle (Cirsium brevistylum)
Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus) NN
Ithurielís Spear (Triteleia laxa)
Little Rattlesnake Grass (Briza minor) NN
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Lotus (Lotus corniculatus) NN
Narrow Leaf Flax (Linum bienne) NN
Prickly Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper) NN
Purple Sand Spurrey (Spergularia rubra) NN
Rattle snake Grass (Briza maxima) NN
Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)--Berry Only
Red Stemmed Filaree (Erodium cicutarium) NN
Rough Catís Ears (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Seep Monkey Flower (Mimulus guttatus)
Shamrock (Trifolium dubium) NN
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) NN
Skunk Weed (Navarretia squarrosa)
Speedwell (Veronica persica) NN
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Umbrella Sedge (Cyperus eragrostis)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Water Parsley ((Oenanthe sarmentosa)
White Clover (Trifolium repens) NN
Yerba buena (Satureja douglasii)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Five Finger Fern (Adiantum aleuticum)
Leather Fern (Polypodium scouleri)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hawkweed (Hieracium albiflorum): Hawkweed juice was mixed with wine & vinegar to cure dropsy.