April 30,  2009

Trail Description:
Bodega Head is a land mass off the California coast just north of Pt. Reyes. It provides opportunities to see flowers adapted to often harsh coastal climates seen no where else in the world. Luckily, we had the good fortune of having a local expert as a guide. The first part of our hike was across from West Side Park. From here we moved out to the headlands.
After a chilly hike, go warm up with perhaps some of the best clam chowder you've ever had at
Spud Point Crab Company,
1860 Westshore Road.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non Native
Beach Dandelion (Agoseris apargioides var. eastwoodiae)
Beach Primrose (Camissonia cheiranthifolia)
Birdís Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)NN
Black Mustard (Brassica nigra) NN
Brewerís Rush (Juncus breweri)
Bur Chervil (Anthriscus caucalis) NN
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) NN
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Cinquefoil (Potentilla anserina)
Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)NN
Fern Leaf Phacelia (Phacelia distans)
Ice Plant (Carpobrotus edulis)
Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus)NN
Poison Hemlock Conium maculatum) NN
Purple Sand Spurry (Spergularia rubra)NN
Red Maids (Calandrinia ciliata)
Rough Catís Ear (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Sand Verbena (Abronia latifolia)
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)
Seaside Agoseris (Agoseris apargioides var. apargioides)
Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)
Seaside Plantain (Plantago maritima)
Shamrock (Trifolium dubium) NN
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) NN
Smooth Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)NN
Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum)NN
Varied Lupine (Lupinus variicolor)
Wild Cucumber (Marah fabaceus)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN
Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus indica) NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)


Other Hikes:
Bodega Headlands August 5, 2010





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Narrow-leaf Queen Poppy (Meconella linearis): This native poppy is not commonly found.