March 25,  2010

Trail Description:
We usually don't come to Point Reyes at this time of year, as the closer parks are still very pleasant, but we were hoping to find the elusive Chocolate Lily which should be blooming now.  After putting on our gear, we started down the trail to see if we could once again experience this rare plant. Unfortunately our experience was limited to a soaking down pour which had us scurrying back to our cars. Minutes later the skies cleared and we decided to head towards the point for a pleasant lunch. Flowers were blooming, but not as prolific as in past years it seems, and no sign of our Lily.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN= Non Native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Armeria maritima (Sea Thrift)
Bellis perennis (English Daisy)NN
Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)NN
Calandrinia ciliata car. menziesii (Red Maids)
Camissonia ovata (Sun Cups)
Cardamine oligosperma (Bitter Cress)
Carpobrotus chilensis (Purple Ice Plant)NN
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens (Creeping Ceanothus)
Cerastium glomeratum (Mouse Ear Chickweed)NN
Claytonia perfoliata (Minerís Lettuce)
Drosanthemum floribundum (Little Pink Iceplant)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Erigeron glaucus (Seaside Daisy)
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)
Geranium dissectum (Cutleaf Geranium)NN
Geranium molle (Doveís Foot Geranium)NN
Gnaphalium luteo album (Weedy Cudweed)NN
Heracleum lanatum (Cow Parsnip)
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catís Ear) NN
Lasthenia californica ssp. californica (Goldfields)
Linum bienne (Narrow Leaf Flax)NN
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Lupinus variicolor (Varied Lupine)
Marah fabaceus (Wild Cucumber)
Medicago polymorpha (Burr Clover)NN
Nemophila menziesii var. atomaria (Baby White Eyes)
Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa (Coastal Oxalis)
Oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda Buttercup)NN
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Ranunculus californicus (California Buttercup)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrell)NN
Sanicula arctopoides (Footsteps-Of-Spring)
Scandix pecten-veneris (Shepardís Needle)NN
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow Thistle)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spergula arvensis ssp. arvensis (Corn Spurrey)NN
Stachys ajugoides var. rigida (Hedge Nettle)
Stellaria media (Chickweed)NN
Trifolium repens (Dutch Clover)NN
Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover)NN
Trifolium wormskioldii Cow Clover)
Vicia americana (American Vetch)
Vicia sativa (Vetch)NN

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