Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 15, 2018

Mt. Burdell Wildflowers 4/15/18

Today we went on a wildflower walk at Mt. Burdell sponsored by the Marin Open Space District and  Marin Chapter of the California Native Plants Society. It was led by Shannon Burke, naturalist for the Marin Open Space District. Many species are in bloom although there are not many large displays. The walk was in celebration of Native Plant Week. To see more Native Plant Week activities in Marin County go to https://www.cnpsmarin.org/nativeplantweek

Favorite plants of the day were  Bitteroot/Lewisia rediviva and Striped Coralroot/Corallorhiza striata.

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Click read more below to see my list of what I saw today. To see a more detailed plant list for Mt. Burdell go to https://www.cnpsmarin.org/images/pdf/MT_BURDELL_TOTAL.pdf

Plant List for Mt. Burdell 4/15/18

Natives

California Buttercup
Hairy Lotus
Owl’s Clover
Blue-eyed Grass include one white version
Striped Coralroot/Corallorhiza striata
Miner’s Lettuce
Hedge Nettle
a Yellow Sanicle
Ground Iris
Ookow
Blue Dicks
Varied-leaved White Nemophila or Froggy Toes
Pink Long-spurred Plectritis
Suncups
Butter and Eggs
Checkerboom
Streamside Daisy/Erigeron biolettii (rare, List 3, and not yet in bloom)
a Tarweed
Variable (all white here) Linanthus
Popcorn
Rayless goldfields
Serpentine Sandwort
Meadow Foam
Creamcups
California Poppy
Ithuriel’s Spear
Bitteroot/Lewisia rediviva
Hog Fennel
Gilia
White Phacelia/Phacelia distans

Aliens in Bloom

Filaree
Rose Clover
2 species of Vetch
Scarlet Pimpernel
Prickle-fruit Buttercup
English Plantain
Italian Thistle
Cat’s-ear
Pineapple Weed


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