July 10, 2008

Trail Description:
We took this trail about a year ago and have noticed a little drying in this otherwise lush Pine, Madrone, and fern laden habitat. While everything was still green, many flowers were a little past their prime and the foliage a little brittle. None-the-less it was again one of the greenest hikes we've taken, and a nice respite from the interior heat.

Trail Location:
See the park page.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Alkali Heath (Frankenia salina)
Bee Plant (Scrophularia californica ssp. californica)
California Aster (Lessingia filaginifolia)
California Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans)
Calf Lotus (Lotus wrangelianus)
Coastal Oxalis (Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa)Coast Morning Glory (Convolvulus purpurata ssp. purpurata)
Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis latifolia) NN
Giant Hedge Nettle (Stachys chamissonis)
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)–Berry only
Indian Thistle (Cirsium brevistylum)
Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus) NN
Jaumea (Jaumea carnosa)
Milkwort (Polygala californica)
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) NN
Prickly Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper) NN
Purple Sand Spurrey (Spergularia rubra) NN
Rattlesnake Grass (Briza maxima) NN
Rough Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Salal (Gaultheria shallon )
Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima) NN
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) NN
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea)

Ferns and Allies Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens)
Giant Chain Fern((Woodwardia fimbriata)
Giant Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)









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Bird’s Beak (Cordylanthus maritimus): Considered rare and endangered by the CNPS.