February 25, 2010

Trail Description:
It seems we hike Posadas early every year and this was no exception. Unfortunately the cold, shade and time of year combined to limit flower production, but it was good to get out and about after all the rains. Ferns, mosses and lichen were profuse however, and the lushness made for an almost rainforest like effect.

Trail Map: No official map exist, but a topo map is here

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native

Arctostaphylos manzanita (Common Manzanita)
Cardamine californica var. sinuata (Milk Maids)
Cardamine oligosperma (Bitter Cress)
Claytonia perfoliata (Minerís Lettuce)
Cynoglossum grande (Hounds Tongue)
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel) NN
Umbellularia californica (California Bay)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Adiantum jordanii (Maidenhair Fern)
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Pentagramma triangularis (Goldback Fern)
Polypodium calirhiza (Nested Polypody)
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)
Woodwardia fimbriata (Giant Chain Fern)