LYNCH CANYON 
VALLEY TRAILS

April 14,  2009
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Trail Description:
Middle Valley and South Valley pretty much cover the center - southern end of this open space. For the most part it's open grasslands, but we did include the Prairie Ridge and Kestrel trails which are in our estimate the nicest trails in the park.  They offer interesting geology, unusual tree formations and unparallel views of the west including the Golden Gate Bridge.

Park Page:
here.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Arroyo Lupine (Lupinus succulentus)
Black Mustard (Brassica nigra)NN
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
Blue Gum Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globus) NN
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) NN
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Plantain (Plantago erecta)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) NN
Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
Cut Leaf Geranium (Geranium dissectum) NN
Dense Flowered Owlís Clover (Castilleja densiflora)
Doveís Foot Geranium (Geranium molle) NN
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Fern Leaf Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)
Fidddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia)
Hairy Wood Rush (Luzula comosa)
Ithurielís Spear (Triteleia laxa)
Johnny Jump Up (Viola pedunculata)
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Minerís Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Miniature Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)
Prickly Ox Tongue (Picris echioides ) NN
Prickly Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper) NN
Purple Owlís Clover (Castilleja exerta)
Purple Sanicle (Sanicula bipinnatifida)
Purple Vetch (Vicia benghalensis) NN
Red Stemmed Filaree (Erodium cicutarium)NN
Rose Clover (Trifolium hirtum)NN
Rough Catís Ears (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Shamrock (Trifolium dubium) NN
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) NN
Shepardís Needle (Scandix pecten veneris)NN
Shepardís Purse (Capsella bursa pastoris) NN
Smooth Catís Ears (Hypochaeris glabra)NN
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Vinca (Vinca major)NN
White Hayfield Tarweed (Hemizonia congesta ssp. luzulifolia)
White Stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum) NN
Wild Cucumber (Marah fabaceus)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Leather Fern (Polypodium scouleri)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blow Wives (Achyrachaena mollis): A native that is much more noticeable when itís showy seed head forms.