March 12,  2009

Trail Description:
We were here two years and a few months ago, and we were all looking forward to seeing how the park and the Forrest Deaner garden looked in spring. While the garden was doing fairly well, there weren't as many flowers in the park as expected.
The Coast Trail was clear, temperate, and a very interesting change from what we usually see. The huge steel ships, industrial looking C&H Sugar factory and structural bridge, made an interesting counterpoint to our usual nature scenes. The marsh trail provided some bird viewing, but the grasses seemed to choke out most flowers.

Park Page: here.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Arroyo Lupine (Lupinus succulentus)
Bitter Cress (Cardamine oligosperma)
Brass Buttons (Cotula coronopifolia)NN
Buck Brush (Ceanothus cuneatus)
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) NN
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) NN
Common Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) NN
Canyon Gooseberry (Ribes menziesii)
Chickweed (Stellaria media) NN
Coral Bells (Heuchera sp.)
Field Mustard (Brassica rapa)NN
Fuschia Flowered Gooseberry (Ribes speciosum)
Golden Current (Ribes aureum)
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Miners’ Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Redbud (Cercis occidentalis)
Red Flowering Current (Ribes sanguineum)
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) NN
Smooth Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) NN
Southern Cattail (Typha domingensis)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Weedy Cudweed (Gnaphalium luteo-album) NN
White Stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum) NN
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus )NN







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Bush Poppy (Dendromecon rigida): Another California native planted at the Botanical Garden but not growing in the rest of the park.