PARK NAME  (park layout)

SKYLINE PARK
SKYLINE TRAIL

March 3,  2016
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Hike/Park Description:
With rain threatening, we decided to head up to Skyline, our closest park where we took the Skyline Trail (part of the Bay Area Ridge trail system) that affords a nice panorama of Napa and the distant clouds. Everything looked green and happy including the Poison Oak as we trudged up hill towards Lake Marie. Our main goal was to find the rarely seen Bitteroot, but as luck would have it, we were a bit too early to see it blooming.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Amsinckia intermedia (Common Fiddleneck)
Barbarea orthoceras (Winter Cress)
Calendula arvensis (Field Calendula)NN
Cardamine californicum (Milk Maids)
Cardamine oligosperma (Bitter Cress)
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Castilleja attenuata (Valley Tassels)
Cerastium glomeratum (Mouse Eared Chickweed)NN
Cercis occidentalis (Redbud)
Claytonia perfoliata (Minerís Lettuce)
Crassula connata (Sand Pigmy Weed)
Cynoglossum grande (Houndís Tongue)
Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks)
Erodium botrys (Long Beak Filaree)NN
Erodium moschatum (White Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (Ca. Poppy)
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)
Galium aparine (Bedstraw)
Galium porrigens (Climbing Bedstraw)
Geranium molle (Doveís Foot Geranium)NN
Lamium amplexicaule (Henbit)NN
Lasthenia californica (Goldfields)
Lathyrus vestitus (Hillside Pea)
Lithophragma affine (Woodland Star)
Lomatium utriculatum (Foothill Lomatium)
Lupinus bicolor (Miniature Lupine)
Marah fabaceus (Wild Cucumber)
Micranthes californica (California Saxifrage)
Minuartia californica (Sandwort)
Nemophila heterophylla (Woodland Nemophila)
Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii (Baby Blue Eyes)
Oxalis pes-caprea (Bermuda Butter Cup)NN
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (Rusty Popcorn Flower)
Plantago erecta (Dwarf Plantain)
Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)
Ranunculus californicus (Ca. Buttercup)
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Ribes sanguineum (Red Flowering Current)
Rumex crispus (Sheep Sorrel)NN
Sanicula bipinnatifida (Purple Sanicle)
Sanicula crassicaulis (Snake Plant)
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Vicia sativa (Vetch)NN
Stellaria media (Chickweed)NN
Toxicodendron diversilobum (Poison Oak)
Triphysaria eriantha (Butter & Eggs)
Veronica persica (Speedwell)NN
Vinca major (Vinca)NN
Viola pedunculata (Johnny Jump Up)

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Adiantum jordanii (Maidenhair Fern)
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Pentagramma triangularis (Gold Back Fern)
Polypodium calirhiza (Nested Polypody Fern)