February 26,  2009

Trail Description:
Once again we hit the Tilley Trail, this time in search of the Scarlet Fritillaria. Impending rain cut our group down to only a few people, but except for a few light sprinkles in the morning, the day was clear and temperate. This is the time of year for lush grasses and flowering buds.  Hopefully we can head up here again in a month or two when all should be in full bloom... if the rain holds out.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Balloon Clover (Trifolium depauperatum)
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Cudweed (Gnaphalium californicum)
Canyon Nemophila (Nemophila heterophylla)
Chickweed (Stellaria media)NN
Coast Sanicle (Sanicula laciniata)
Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)NN
Common Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita)
Field Mustard (Brassica rapa) NN
Hairy Wood Rush (Luzula comosa)
Johnny Jump Up (Viola pedunculata)
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys)NN
Milk Maids (Cardamine californica)
Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Sand Pigmy Weed (Crassula connata)
Shepard’s Needle (Scandix pectin-veneris)NN
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon hendersonii)
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Sweet Pea (Lathyrus latifolius) NN
Tomcat Clover (Trifolium willdenovii)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Weedy Cudweed(Gnaphalium luteo-album)NN
White Stemmed Storksbill (Erodium moschatum) NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Bird’s Foot Fern (Pellaea mucronata)
California Polypodium (Polypodium californicum)
Coffee Fern (Pellaea andromedaefolia)
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)







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Scarlet Fritillaria (Fritillaria recurva): There were a lot less plants than last year--possibly due to drought.