Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 10, 2018

Rancho Del Oso Wildflowers 4/7/18

submitted by Erika Perloff

List of plants seen on a volunteer training hike last weekend on the Rancho Del Oso Skyline to the Sea Bypass trail.

RDO BY-PASS TRAIL APRIL 7, 2018

NATIVE’S DONE BLOOMING

Giant Trillium, Trillium chloropetalum (or angustipetalum?)

NATIVES IN BLOOM

Bee Plant, Schrophularia CA (“yellow-flowered” form is occasional)

Bleeding Heart, Dicentra formosa

Blue Blossom, Ceanothus thrysiflorus

Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum

CA Blackberry, Rubus ursinus

Canyon Gooseberry, Ribes menziesii

Coast Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum

Checker Lily, Fritillaria affinus

Coast Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja affinis

Cudweed, Bioletti’s, Pseudognaphalium biolettii?

Dannie’s Skullcap, Scutellaria tuberosa

Douglas’ Iris, Iris douglasiana

Everlasting, Fragrant, Pseudognaphalium beneolens?

Fat (or False) Solomon’s Seal, Maianthemum racemosum (Smilacina r.),

lvs. and flws. generally larger than “Slim”, flower is a panicle (branched). Hedge Nettle, Stachys bullata
Hooker’s

Fairy Bells, Prosartes hookerii (Disporum h.)

Hound’s Tongue, Cynoglossum grande (1/2-way done blooming) Milkmaids/Toothwort, Cardamine CA

Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata

Nightshade, probably Douglas’, Solanum douglasii, (vs. Small-flowered,

americanum)

Pacific Sanicle (Gambleweed, Snakeroot), Saniclua crassicaulis

Phacelia, Stinging, Phacelia malviflora

also, possibly another smaller Phacelia (suaveolens?)

Poison Oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum

San Francisco Collinsia, Collinisia multicolor (rare, related to Chinese Houses)

Solomon’s Seal, Fat (or False), Maianthemum racemosum (Smilacina r.), Solomon’s Seal, Slim, Maianthemum stelatum (Smilacina s.)

Sticky Monkey Flower, Diplacus aurantiacus

Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioica

Sweet Cicely, Osmorhiza berteroi (O. chilensis)

Thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorus

Tomcat Clover, Trifolium willdenovii

Vetch, Giant, Vicia gigantea

Vetch, other misc. unidentified

Wild Cucumber, (Man-root) Marah fabacea

Wood Strawberry, Fragaria vesca

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

NATIVE’S NOT YET BLOOMING

Coyote Mint, Monardella villosa

Globe Lily, Calchortus albus

Golden Yarrow, Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Starflower, Lysimachia latifolia

NATIVES USUALLY PRESENT BUT NOT SEEN

Woodland (or Hill Star?)

UNIDENTIFIED

Tiny trailing plant, N side of trail, past albino redwood (heading inland), with branching rounded leaves. Could it have been Baby Blue-eyes?

NON-NATIVES

Shepard’s Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris

Vetch, Spring, Vicia sativa


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