June 5, 2008

Trail Description:
Pinheiro is a 1.5 mile long fire road on the north east part of Pinheiro Ridge. While predominately grassland, Oaks provide quite a bid of shade along certain sections. Bird viewing is excellent due to the marsh. On this day we had a nice breeze with near perfect temperatures and the background drone of the freeway was quickly forgotten.

Trail Location: See the park page for directions. Parking is at Binford Road, just a few hundred feet from the intersection of Atherton and 101.  

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non Native
Bee Plant (Scrophularia californica)
Birdís Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) NN
Black Mustard (Brassica nigra) NN
Brass Buttons (Cotula coroponifolia) NN
Bristly Ox Tongue (Picris echioides) NN
Buckeye (Aesculus californica)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
California Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula)
Coyote Thistle (Eryngium armatum)
Curley Dock (Rumex crispus) NN
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) NN
Gum Plant (Grindelia stricta)
Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) NN
Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea elegans)
Hedge Parsley (Torilis arvensis) NN
Ithurielís Spear (Triteleia laxa)
Little Rattlesnake Grass (Briza minor) NN
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Napa Thistle (Centaurea melitensis) NN
Narrow Leaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia)
Pepper Grass (Lepidium latifolium) NN
Pineapple Weed (Chamomilla suaveolens) NN
Poison Hemlock( Conium maculatum)NN
Purple Sand Spurry (Spergularia rubra) NN
Rattlesnake Grass (Briza maxima) NN
Rough Catís Ear (Hypochoeris radicata) NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Spear Scale Orache (Atriplex triangularis)
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Turkey Mullein (Eremocarpus setigerus)
White Stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum) NN
Wide leaf Cattail (Typha latifolia)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN
Wine Cup (Clarkia purpurea ssp. viminea)

Fern Not Photographed:
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)










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California Rose (Rosa californica): Common along streams and rivers.