March 27, 2008

Trail Description: De Borba trail goes  straight up the hill from the parking lot and continues along the crest for about 3/4 of a mile until it hits the Loop Trail. It's a pleasant mixture of grasslands and Oaks with good views that can be hiked in about 30 minutes. For a longer and slightly more interesting hike back, turn right at the Loop Trail junction for marsh and bird views.

Trail Location:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non Native
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
Blue-Purple Vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. varia) NN
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla)
Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) NN
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Fidddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii var. californica)
Field Mustard (Brassica rapa) NN
Ground Iris (Iris macrosiphon)
Hairy Wood Rush (Luzula comosa)
Hedgenettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)
Hillside Pea (Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus)
Lace Leaf Sanicle (Sanicula laciniata)
Long Beaked Storksbill (Erodium botrys) NN
Milkmaids (Cardamine californica var. californica)
Mouse Eared Chickweed (Cerastium glomeratum) NN
Pineapple Weed (Chamomilla suaveolens) NN
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) NN
Rattlesnake Grass (Briza maxima) NN
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Soft Leaved Cranes Bill (Geranium mollis) NN
Sun Cups (Camissonia ovata)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN

Fern Not Photographed:
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)










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False Lupine (Thermopsis californica): Therm-opsis means “Lupine- like”.