April 21, 2007

Trail Description: This was the first trail for us and we basically stayed within a half mile of the parking lot. There is a creek environment on one side of the road and a gentle hill setting on the other with scattered oaks throughout. Flowers were numerous.

Trail Location:
See the park page for directions.

Plants not Pictured:
Annual Mountain Dandelion (Agoseris heterophylla)
Bird’s Eye Gilia (Gilia tricolor)
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Blue eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
Blue Eyed Mary (Collinsia sparsiflora ssp. arvensis)
Bowl Tubed Iris (Iris macrosiphon)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Cream Sacs (Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides).
Douglas Microseris (Microseris douglasii ssp. douglasii).
Dwarf Athysanus (Athysanus pusillus)
Dwarf Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
Evening Snow (Linanthus dichotomus)
Foothill Delphinium (Delphinium hesperium)
Foothill Lomatium (Lomatium utriculatum)
Fulvous Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys fulvus)
Golden Violet (Viola douglasii)
Indian Clover (Trifolium albopurpureum)
Ithuriel’s Spear ((Triteleia laxa)
Large Fruited Lomatium (Lomatium macrocarpum)
Reticulate Seed Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata)
Royal Larkspur ( Delphinium variegatum)
Seep Spring Monkey Flower (Mimulus gutatus)
Serpentine Oak (Quercus durata)
Slender Cotton Weed (Micropus californicus)
Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occcidentalis)
White Topped Clover (Trifolium variegatum)
Wine Cup Clarkia (Clarkia purpurea)
Winter Vetch (Vicia villosa)- Non native
Wire Weed (Rigiopappus leptocladus)












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Blow Wives (Achyrachaena mollis): The flower looks like a closed dandelion. The showy white puff ball is the seed.