MT. DIABLO 
MITCHELL CANYON

June 10,  2011
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Trail/Park Description:
Mitchell Canyon is one of our favorite hikes in Mt. Diablo State Park. Not only does it have varied landscape, is colorful, has quite a few flowers, is somewhat shaded, has some decent views, but mostly... it's reasonably level (for those tired legs). And on this spring day the trail was fully clothed in it's finest greenery.

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Park page for more information.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non Native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Achyrachaena mollis (Blow Wives)
Aesculus californicus (Buckeye Tree)
Amsinckia intermedia(Fiddleneck)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Barbarea orthoceras (Winter Cress)
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepardís Purse)NN
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Castilleja affinis (Indian Paintbrush)
Castilleja exerta (Owlís clover)
Castilleja foliolosa (Wooly Paint Brush)
Chamomilla suaveolens (Pineapple Weed)NN
Chlorogalum pomeridianum (Soap Plant)
Claytonia perfoliata (Minerís Lettuce)
Clematis ligusticifolia (Virginís Bower)
Collinsia heterophylla (Chinese Houses)
Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks)
Dichelostemma congestum (Ookow)
Ericameria linearifolia (Narrow Leaf Bush Sunflower)
Eriophyllum lanatum (Wooly Sunflower)
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Geranium dissectum (Cut Leaf Geranium)NN
Geranium molle (Doveís Foot Geranium)NN
Heracleum maximum (Cow Parsnip)
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Carís Ears)NN
Lathyrus vestitus (Hillside Pa)
Lithophragma affine (Woodland Star)
Lomatium utriculatum (Common Lomatium)
Lotus wrangelianus (California Lotus)
Lupinus albifrons (Silver Lupine)
Lupinus bicolor (Miniature Lupine)
Marah fabaceus (Wild Cucumber)
Medicago polymorpha (Bur Clover)NN
Micropus californicus (Cotton Top)
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
Nemophila heterophylla (Canyon Nemophila)
Plectritis brachystemon (Plectritis)
Plectritis ciliosa (Long Spurred Plectritis)
Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)
Ranunculus californicus (California Buttercup)
Ranunculus occidentalis (Western Buttercup)
Rhamnus californicus (Coffee Berry)
Rubus ursinus (California Blackberry)
Salvia mellifera (Black Sage)
Sanicula crassicaulis (Snake Root)
Sanicula bipinnatifida (Purple Sanicle)
Scandix pecten veneris (Shepardís Needle)NN
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)NN
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow Thistle)NN
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)NN
Thysanocarpus curvipes (Lacepod)
Toxicodendron diversilobum (Poison Oak)
Trifolium hirtum (Rose Clover)NN
Trifolium willdenovii (Tom Cat Clover)
Triteleia laxa (Ithurielís Spear)
Uropappus lindleyi (Silver Puffs)
Vicia sativa (Vetch)NN
Vicia villosa (Hairy Vetch)NN

Ferns Not Photographed:

Adiantum jordanii (Maidenhair Fern)
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Pellaea andromedifolia (Coffee Fern)
Pentagramma triangularis (Goldback Fern)
Polypodium calirhiza (Nested Polypody Fern)

Photo album courtesy of Jalbum