April 16,  2009

Trail Description:
We were luck enough to be able to hike on some private property in Pope Valley on the northwest side of Lake Berryessa. From the Silverado Trail, the road onto Sage, then Chiles Pope Valley and finally Pope canyon, was so breathtaking that I almost wanted to turn around at the end and go back. It winds through vineyards, bucolic farmlands and finally for miles along a scenic old stone lined creek bed under a canopy of trees.  The hike itself was pleasant, albeit mostly uphill.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Arroyo Lupine (Lupinus succulentus)
Baby Stars (Linanthus parviflorus)
Bird’s Eye Gilia (Gilia tricolor)
Blow Wives (Achyrachaena mollis)
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Blue Eyed Mary Collinsia sparsiflora)
Buckbrush (Ceanothus cuneatus)
Bur Chervil (Anthriscus caucalis) NN
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) NN
Canyon Nemophila (Nemophila heterophylla)Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla)
Dove’s Foot Geranium (Geranium molle)NN
Globe Lily (Calochortus amabilis)
Goldfields (Lasthenia californica)
Ground Iris (Iris macrosiphon)
Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) NN
Hartweg’s Lomatium (Lomatium marginatum)
Hill Lotus (Lotus humistratus)
Indian Warrior (Pedicularis densiflora)
Miniature Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys nothofulvus)
Purple Sand Spurrey (Spergularia rubra) NN
Purple sanicle (Sanicula bipinnatifida)
Redbud (Cercis occidentalis)
Rose Clover (Trifolium hirtum) NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Seep Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
Shepard’s Needle (Scandix pecten veneris) NN
Silver Lupine (Lupinus albifrons)
Sky Lupine (Lupinus nanus)
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Tom Cat Clover (Trifolium tridentatum)
Valley Tassels (Castilleja attenuata)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis)
White Stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum)NN
Wooly Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja foliolosa)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Zigzag Larkspur (Delphinium patens)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Coffee Fern (Pellaea andromedifolia)
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)








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White Flowered Ceanothus (Ceanothus jepsonii): It is more common for Ceanothus to be blue, lavender, purple or violet.