March 3, 2011

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Trail/Park Description:
There was a short letup after what seemed like forty days and nights of rain, so our small (but brave) party took off up the hill under overcast skies. We had only crested the first hill when the drizzle began. Thankfully it let up just long enough to enjoy lunch on a small but sharp outcrop of rocks which at least lifted us out of the muck. Prudence dictated getting back, and it wound up the be one of our shorter hikes. Still, we got in a few wildflower sightings and some exercise... mostly running for our cars.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Blennosperma nanum var. nanum (Little Blennosperma)
Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides (Cream Sacs)
Claytonia perfoliata (Minerís Lettuce)
Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks)
Dodecatheon hendersonii (Hendersonís Shooting Star)
Erodium botrys (Broad Leaf Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Erodium moschatum (White Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)NN
Geranium molle (Doveís Foot Geranium)NN
Lasthenia californica (Goldfields)
Lepidium nitidum (Peppergrass)
Lotus wrangelianus (Sub Pinnate Lotus)
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Medicago polymorpha (Bur Clover)NN
Oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda Buttercup)NN
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (Rusty Popcorn Flower)
Plantago erecta (Dwarf Plantain)
Ranunculus californicus (California Buttercup)
Raphanus raphanistrum (Wild Radish)NN
Sanicula bipinnatifida (Purple Sanicle)
Scrophularia californica (Bee Plant)
Sidalcea malviflora laciniata (Cutleaf Checkerbloom)
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Stellaria media (Chickweed)NN
Trifolium hirtum (Rose Clover)NN
Vicia sativa (Vetch)NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Pellaea andromedifolia (Coffee Fern)
Pellaea mucronata (Birdís Foot Fern)
Polypodium calirhiza (Nested Polypody)

Photo album courtesy of Jalbum