September 4,  2009

Trail Description:
It's been two years since we've visited this verdant woodsy and relatively level trail. It deceptively begins with a quarter mile of open sunny grasslands, but soon enters a dense canopy of trees and ferns alongside Coast Creek which runs to the coast.
About a mile and a half down, an open field and rest rooms provide scenic and biological relief if needed. Unfortunately, few flowers broke up the omnipresent green - as is to be expected this time of year. None-the-less it was well worth taking.

Trail Location: here
Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Anthemis cotula (Stinking Chamomile) NN
Bellis perennis (English Daisy)NN
Calystegia purpurata (Coast Morning Glory)
Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Conyza canadensis (Horseweed)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Red stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Heracleum lanatum (Cow Parsnip)
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ear)NN
Lathyrus latifolius (Sweet Pea)NN
Madia gracilis (Slender Tar Weed)
Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal)NN
Mimulus guttatus (Seep Monkeyflower)
Myosotis latifolia (Forget Me Not)NN
Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa (Coastal Oxalis)
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Prunella vulgaris (Selfheal)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrel)NN
Scrophularia californica (Bee Plant)
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurrey)NN
Stachys ajugoides (Hedge Nettle)
Stachys chamissonis (Giant Hedge Nettle)
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)NN
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)NN
Trifolium repens (White Clover)NN
Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle)
Vicia sativa (Vetch)NN

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Equisetum arvense (Common Horsetail)
Equisetum telmateia (Giant Horsetail)
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)
Pteridium aquilinum (Bracken Fern)