May 26,  2011

Trail/Park Description:
When the group suggested going here, I looked the sight over online and couldn't help but think it would be a small grassy mound devoid of flowers, trees or views. What a surprise! Not only were the spring flower abundant, but it had the rare Tiburon Mariposa Lily we finally found, unusual wind formed trees, interesting geological formations all surrounded by an upscale neighborhood, and views second only to Angel Island.

See our Park page for more information. 

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Briza maxima (Rattle Snake Grass)NN
Calamagrostis ophitidis (Serpentine Reed Grass)
Calystegia subacaulis (Short Stemmed Morning Glory)
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides (Cream Sacs)
Collinsia heterophylla (Chinese Houses)
Dudleya farinosa (Live For Ever)
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Eriogonum luteolum var. caninum (Tiburon Buckwheat)
Eriogonum nudum var. nudum (Nude Buckwheat)
Geranium dissectum (Cut Leaf Geranium)NN
Grindelia hirsutula (Gumplant)
Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens (Yellow Hayfield Tarweed)
Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips)
Linum bienne (Narrow Leaf Flax)NN
Lotus corniculatus (Bird’s Foot Trefoil)NN
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
Pseudognaphalium californicum (Ca. Everlasting)
Picris echioides (Bristly Ox Tongue)NN
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Ranunculus californicus (California Buttercup)
Sidalcea malviflora var. laciniata (Checkerbloom)
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurrey)
Thermopsis californica (False Lupine)
Triteleia laxa (Ithuriel”s Spear)
Wyethia angustifolia (Narrow Leaf Mules Ears)

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens (Bracken Fern)

Photo album courtesy of Jalbum