RUSH RANCH 
MARSH TRAIL

October 16, 2008
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Trail Description:
This has become our favorite trail, and for good reason. It's about the only one of much interest, covering marsh, slough and grassland. At the end of the loop, it's always a pleasure to seek out the picnic tables in the shade of the old Eucalyptus trees and have a bite to eat. As it was still a bit early, we opted for a short hike to the grinding rock before parting ways. 

Trail Location:
See the park page for directions.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Birdís Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) NN
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
California Bull Rush (Scripus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus) NN
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) NN
Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) NN
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus discolor) NN
Narrow Leaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia)
Panicled Willow Herb (Epilobium brachycarpum)
Pepper Grass (Lepidium latifolium) NN
Prickly Ox Tongue (Picris echioides) NN
Purple Sand Spurrey (Spergularia rubra) NN
Salt marsh GumPlant (Grindelia stricta var. angustifolia)
Spear Scale Orache (Atriplex triangularis)
Strawberry Clover (Trifolium fragiferum) NN
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN
Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) NN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old barn 'front' provides scenic interest to the corrals.