RUSH RANCH 
MARSH TRAIL

April 3
, 2008
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Trail Description: The morning started cold and windy in the shady parking lot that had everyone scampering to put on all the clothes they brought. Two hours later the wind had subsided and the warm sun saw us stripped down to light shirts. Not only was the temperature spring like, but the Marsh trail was lush with green grasses, colorful Wild Radish and Geraniums.

The shady picnic area made for a perfect lunch before heading out again for a short walk to the grinding rock with good views of the marsh and surrounding areas.

Trail Location:
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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non Native
Birdís Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) NN
Black Mustard (Brassica nigra) NN
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
Brass Buttons (Cotula coronopifolia) NN
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha)
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) NN
Cutleaf Geranium (Geranium dissectum) NN
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) NN
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus discolor) NN
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Miniature Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
Narrow Leaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia)
Pineapple Weed (Chamomilla suaveolens) NN
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) NN
Purple Vetch (Vicia benghalensis) NN
Shepherdís Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) NN
Spring Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum) NN
White Stem Filaree (Erodium moschatum) NN
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fields of Wild Radish on the Marsh Trail.