March 20, 2008

Trail Description: We've visited Chimney Rock many times. It's an ideal combination of good weather (usually), abundant wildflowers, and  incredible vistas. This was one of the more unusual days and the 3 layers of wooly underwear certainly came in handy. Most of what we came for was the rare endangered Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria lanceolata var. tristulis) found on the hillsides off of the short north shore trail heading west (upper left on map) out of parking lot.  Unfortunately I'm always playing catch-up and the photo didn't turn out as well as expected.

Trail Location:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non native
Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
California Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) NN
Chickweed (Stellaria media) NN
Coast Rock Cress (Arabis blepharophylla)
Coastal Oxalis (Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa)
Coastal Prairie Lupine (Lupinus variicolor)
Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) NN
Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Field Mustard (Brassica rapa) NN
Footsteps of Spring (Sanicula arctopoides)
Glandular Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja wightii)
Iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) NN
Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Narrow Leaf Mule Ears (Wyethia angustifolia)
Narrow Leaved Vetch (Vicia sativa ssp. nigra) NN
Salmon Berry (Rubus spectabilis)
Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima ssp. californica)
Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)
Seep Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
Small Flax (Linum bienne) NN
Wallflower (Erysimum menziesii ssp. concinnum)
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens)
California Polypody (Polypodium californicum)
Leather Fern (Polypodium scouleri)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)









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Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria lanceolata var. tristulis):Classified rare and endangered by the CNPS.