March 19,  2009

Trail Description:
Most of Miwok is open grasslands, while Mt. Burdell becomes quickly surrounded by Oaks, Madrones, Pines, and California Bays. The ascent is from about 100 feet at the parking lot, to 1500 feet if one goes all the way to the top. This day we stopped about half way up for lunch before heading back for a total of about  5 miles.  Most everything at this time of year is lush from the recent rains.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Bedstraw (Gallium sp.)
Bitter Cress (Cardamine oligosperma)
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae) NN
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) NN
California Bay Tree (Umbellularia californica)
Canyon Nemophila (Nemophila heterophylla)
Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) NN
Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) NN
Cut Leaf Geranium (Geranium dissectum) NN
Goldfields (Lasthenia californica)
Hairy Wood Rush (Luzula comosa)
Hillside Pea (Lathyrus vestitus)
Hounds Tongue (Cynoglossum grande)
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Shepard’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) NN
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon hendersonii)
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Sun Cups (Camissonia ovata)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Vinca (Vinca major) NN
White stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum) NN
Wild Cucumber (Marah fabaceus)

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
California Polypody Fern (Polypodium californicum)
Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Giant Chain Fern (Woodwardia fimbriata)
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)
Nested Polypody Fern (Polypodium calirhiza)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)







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Stripped Coral Root (Corallorhiza striata): A native orchid ranging from 6" to 9" tall.