March 26,  2013

Hike/Park Description:
For most the ride up to Table Mountain in Oroville is an undertaking. Luckily we had a gabby group and time flew, plus almost getting lost added to the entertainment. Spring is the premier wildflower season for most parks, and Table Mt. is no exception. While you might see a dozen cars at the trailhead, the size of the area pretty much guarantees you'll have a sizable piece of land to yourself. Plus you'll see something else not seen other times of the year times... a toilet.

See our Park page for more information. 

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Amsinckia intermedia (Fiddleneck)
Amsinckia menziesii (Small Flowered Fiddleneck)
Calandrinia ciliata (Red Maids)
Castilleja attenuata (Valley Tassels)
Castilleja exserta (Purple Owlís Clover)
Cerastium glomeratum (Chickweed)NN
Crassula connata (Pygmy Weed)
Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks)
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia lobbii (Poppy-Frying Pan)
Gilia tricolor (Birdís Eye Gilia)
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catís Ears)NN
Lasthenia californica (Goldfields)
Lepidium nitidum (Peppergrass)
Lithophragma bolanderi (Woodland Star)
Lomatium utriculatum (Common Lomatium)
Lupinus bicolor (Miniature Lupine)
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Marah fabaceous (Wild Cucumber)
Micranthes californica (California saxifrage)
Mimulus guttatus (Seep Monkey Flower)
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (Rusty Popcorn Flower)
Plantago erecta (California Plantain)
Ranunculus muricatus (Prickle Fruited Buttercup)NN
Sanicula bipinnatifida (Purple Sanicle)
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)NN
Trifolium depauperatum var. depauperatum (Cowbag Clover)
Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover)NN
Trifolium variegatum var. major (Large White Tipped Clover)
Trifolium variegatum var. variegatum (White Tipped Clover)
Trifolium willdenovii (Tom Cat Clover)
Triphysaria eriantha (Butter & Eggs)
Viola douglasii (Douglas Violet)

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Pentagramma triangularis (Gold Back Fern)