SONOMA COUNTY 
KORTUM
TRAIL
July 9,  2009
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Trail Description:
Kortum Trail runs through coastal grasslands between highway 1 and the ocean just north of Bodega Bay. About 7 north on Highway 1, the sign "Shell Beach" on the left indicates the parking lot and trailhead. From here, the trail goes south about 1.5 miles to Wrights Beach, and the other north about 3 miles to Goat Rock. In the spring, when the grasslands are wet and the flowers are abundant, sturdy boardwalks serve to bridge the marshy areas. On this trip in July, the grasses were still luxuriant, and flowers plentiful, but all showed definite signs of drying.

Trail Location: here


Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN= Non native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Ambrosia chamissonis (Beach Bur Sage)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Angelica hendersonii (Coast Angelica)
Armeria maritima (Sea Thrift)
Bellus perennis (English Daisy) NN
Brassica nigra (Black Mustard) NN
Brodiaea terrestris (Ground Brodiaea)
Cakile maritima (Sea Rocket) NN
Calystegia purpurata (Coast Morning Glory)
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle) NN
Carpobrotus chilensis (Iceplant) NN
Castilleja subinclusa ssp. franciscana (Franciscan Paintbrush)
Castilleja wightii (Wightís Indian Paintbrush)
Cotula coronopifolia (Brass Buttons)NN
Dudleya farinosa (Live Forever)
Erigeron glaucus (Seaside Daisy)
Eriogonum latifolium (Coast Buckwheat)
Eriophyllum staechadifolium (Lizard Tail)
Erodium cicutarium(Red Stemmed Filaree) NN
Eryngium armatum (Coyote Thistle)
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Epilobium ciliatum (Coastal Willowherb)
Geranium dissectum (Cut Leaf Geranium)NN
Gnaphalium californicum (California Everlasting)
Gnaphalium luteo album (Weedy Cudweed)NN
Grindelia stricta var platyphylla (Gumplant)
Heracleum maximum (Cow Parsnip)
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ears)NN
Kniphofia uvaria (Red Hot Poker Plant)NN
Lathyrus latifolius (Sweet Pea)NN
Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox Eye Daisy) NN
Linum bienne (Narrow Leaf Flax) NN
Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry)
Lotus corniculatus (Birdís Foot Trefoil) NN
Lupinus variicolor (Varied Lupine)
Melilotus indicus (Yellow Sweet Clover)NN
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkeyflower)
Mimulus guttatus (Seep Monkey Flower)
Phacelia californica (California Phacelia)
Picris echioides (Prickly Ox Tongue) NN
Plantago coronopus (Cutleaf Plantain)NN
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain) NN
Plantago maritima (Pacific Seaside Plantain)
Plantago subnuda (Coastal Large Leaf Plantain)
Prunella vulgaris (Selfheal)
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Rubus ursinus (California Blackberry)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrell)
Scrophularia californica (Bee Plant)
Sidalcea malviflora (Checkerbloom)
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) NN
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow Thistle)NN
Stachys ajugoides var. rigida (Hedge Nettle)
Stachys chamissonis (Giant Hedge Nettle)
Triteleia laxa (Ithurielís Spear)
Vicia sativa (Vetch) NN


Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Dryopteris arguta (Coastal Wood Fern)
Equisetum arvense (Common Horsetail)
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens (Bracken Fen)