November 13, 2008

Trail Description:
This was our first foray into Annadel,  though others of the group had been here before. We chose the Spring Creek trail for it's shaded woodsy environment as the days were still warm. The trail was fairly open until one reaches the intersection of Spring and Canyon. From here on, the temperature plummeted as we hiked through a dense canopy of Redwoods, Alders and Bays extending almost to Lake Ilsanjo.  At this time of year, few flowers were to be seen, especially under the thick climax growth.

Trail Location:
See the park page for directions.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)NN
Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)NN
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
English Daisy (Bellis perennis)NN
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) NN
Horse Weed (Conyza canadensis)NN
Ox Tongue (Picris echioides)NN
Rough Cat’s Ears (Hypochaeris radicata)NN
Smart Weed (Polygonum sp.)
Summer Mustard (Hirschfeldia incana) NN
Umbrella Sedge (Cyperus eragrostis)
White Clover (Trifolium repens)NN
Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis)NN

Ferns Not Photographed:

California Polypody (Polypodium californicum)
Gold Back Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)











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Heading into the deep forest towards Lake Ilsanjo.