April 10, 2008

Trail Description: This was our first foray into the park and we headed east on grassy Michako Trail, up through the wooded Carlos Fire Road to Hidden Lake, and then west on Middle Burdell to San Andreas. At first we didn't realize the lush flat grassy area was Hidden Lake. Then decided the name was appropriate for most of the year. 

Trail Location:
From the San Andreas parking lot, head southeast on the main dirt track. Note: San Andreas runs North/South.
See last picture.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
American Vetch (Vicia americana)
Bedstraw (Gallium sp.) NN
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) NN
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
Cut Leaf Geranium (Geranium dissectum) NN
Dove’s Foot Geranium (Geranium molle) NN
English plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia)
Ground Iris (Iris macrosiphon)
Hairy cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) NN
Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) NN
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)
Hillside Pea (Lathyrus vestitus)
Jointed Charlock (Raphanus raphanistrum) NN
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) NN
Miners Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Miniature Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
Pineapple Weed (Chamomilla suaveolens) NN
Prickle Fruited Buttercup (Ranunculus muricatus)
Purple Sanicle (Sanicula bipinnatifida)
Purple Vetch (Vicia benghalensis) NN
Sand Spurrey (Spergularia rubra) NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Small Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila heterophylla)
Smooth Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris glabra) NN
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum) NN
Sun Cups (Camissonia ovata)
White Tipped Clover (Trifolium variegatum)
White Stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum) NN
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)









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Owl’s Clover (Castilleja densiflora): “Castilleja” named after Spanish botanist D. Castillejo.