Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 10, 2017

Samuel Taylor State Park 5/9/17 – updated

Submitted by Charlie Russell of Wildflower Hikes

We found a great variety of wildflowers (both native and exotic) while hiking the Gravesite Road and Devil’s Gulch Road trails at the Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

See photos and information about Samuel P. Taylor State Park at Samuel P. Taylor State Park Wildflowers – Wildflower Hikes and More

Native plants:

  • Short podded lotus, Acmispon brachycarpus
  • Oneleaf onion ,Allium unifolium
  • Blue eyed grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), both blue and the rarer white variation
  • Redwood violet, Viola sempervirens
  • Pacific starflower, Lysimachia latifolia
  • California strawberry, Fragaria vesca
  • Pacific sanicle, Sanicula crassicaulis
  • California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
  • California milkwort, Polygala californica
  • Rigid hedge nettle, Stachys ajugoides var. rigid
  • Purple needle grass, Stipa pulchra, California’s official “state grass”
  • Checker bloom, Sidalcea malviflora
  • Rusty popcornflower, Plagiobothrys nothofulvus
  • Horsetail, Equisetum spp
  • California blackberry, Rubus ursinus
  • California buttercup, Ranunculus californicus
  • Milk maids, Cardamine californica
  • Common woodland star, Lithophragma affine
  • California wild rose, Rosa californica
  • California man-root, Marah fabacea
  • Sweetcicely, Osmorhiza berteroi
  • Bush monkey flower, Mimulus aurantiacus (Diplacus aurantiacus ssp. aurantiacus)
  • Fleshy lupine, Lupinus affinis, and other Lupines
  • Western thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorus
  • Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana)
  • Redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregana)
  • Crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa)
  • Fringe cups (Tellima grandiflora)

The following are non-native plants that we found on the hike as well:

  • White flowered onion, Allium triquetrum
  • Forget me not (Myosotis latifolia)
  • Hairypink, Petrorhagia dubia (aka Windmill pink)
  • Spiny buttercup, Ranunculus muricatus
  • Shamrock clover, Trifolium dubium
  • Pale flax, Linum bienne
  • Scarlet pimpernel, Lysimachia arvensis
  • Hairy cats ear, Hypochaeris radicata
  • Rattlesnake grass, Briza maxima
  • Woolly clover, Trifolium tomentosum
  • Subterranean clover, Trifolium subterraneum
  • Spring vetch, Vicia sativa
  • Mediterranean lineseed, Bellardia trixago
  • Broadleaf glandweed, Parentucellia latifolia
  • English plantain, Plantago lanceolata, aka Ribwort
  • Rose clover, Trifolium hirtum
  • Common catchfly, Silene gallica
  • White stemmed filaree, Erodium brachycarpum
  • Clustered clover, Trifolium glomeratum
  • Robert’s geranium, Geranium robertianum
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