Plant Guide to Los Jilgueros Trail

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here#all
0.00   South entrance with large parking area. Begin trail on northeast end of parking area.
0.00b1sp*cheeseweedMalva parviflora / 2
0.00b2 *Australian brass-buttonsCotula australis / 4
0.00r3 *white-stemmed filareeErodium moschatum / 6
0.00r4?*redstem filareeErodium cicutarium / 17
0.00r5 *shortpod mustardHirschfeldia incana / 13
0.00l  Sign: "Welcome ....".
0.00l6 California enceliaEncelia californica / 3
0.00r7 coast live oakQuercus agrifolia var. agrifolia / 12
0.00l8 *foxtail barleyHordeum murinum ssp. leporinum / 9
0.00l9 white sageSalvia apiana / 14
0.00l10 *London rocketSisymbrium irio / 1
0.00 11 California poppyEschscholzia californica / 7
0.00l  Display case with FLC plant guide and other info.
0.00r12 *purple wild radishRaphanus sativus / 3
0.00r13~*knotweedPolygonum arenastrum / 13
0.00r14 *foxtail barleyHordeum murinum ssp. glaucum / 1
0.00r15 *bermuda grassCynodon dactylon / 6
0.00 16sp*wild oatsAvena sp. /  
0.01r17 peninsular sycamorePlatanus racemosa var. wrightii / 2
0.02r18 coastal goldenbushIsocoma menziesii var. vernonioides / 7
0.02 19?needlegrass?Nassella sp.? /  
0.02r20 velvet ashFraxinus velutina+ / 2
0.02r21~*Crete weedHedypnois cretica / 5
0.02r22 *California burcloverMedicago polymorpha / 12
0.03l23 Cleveland sageSalvia clevelandii+ / 2
0.03 24 *horehoundMarrubium vulgare / 9
0.03l25 lemonade berryRhus integrifolia+ / 6
0.03l26 California sagebrushArtemisia californica / 16
0.03l  Jct. path on left.
0.04r27 Engelmann oakQuercus engelmannii / 7
0.05l  Cleveland sageSalvia clevelandii+ /  
0.06r28 *Mexican palo verdeParkinsonia aculeata / 1
0.07 29 *tumble pigweedAmaranthus albus / 1
0.08l30 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum / 14
0.08r31 *Mexican teaChenopodium ambrosioides / 3
0.08 32 *field bindweedConvolvulus arvensis / 1
0.09r  Teresa West bench.
0.10 33 *fennelFoeniculum vulgare / 5
0.10l  (Field of oriental mustard, Sisymbrium orientale, or London rocket, Sisymbrium irio: need to check id)
0.10r  Harry F. West bench; Jct. path on right.
0.11r  Nancy Baumgartner bench.
0.12 34 *Russian thistleSalsola tragus / 10
0.12b35 blue elderberrySambucus mexicana+ / 16
0.14l  Rocks on left contain the following two taxa:
0.14l36 California chalk lettuceDudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta / 5
0.14l37sspshowy penstemonPenstemon spectabilis var. spectabilis / 4
0.14l  Huge elderberry, Sambucus mexicana.
0.14 38 western sycamorePlatanus racemosa / 7
0.14r39 western redbudCercis occidentalis / 4
0.14 40 sacred daturaDatura wrightii / 5
0.15r  Warren and Esther Whitlock bench
0.15   (Check to make sure the white wild radish here is still Raphanus sativus.)
0.15 41 stinking gourdCucurbita foetidissima / 2
0.18 42~*curly dockRumex crispus / 5
0.19 43~Indian milkweedAsclepias eriocarpa / 4
0.19 44spLupinus sp.
0.19l45 white-flowering currantRibes indecorum / 5
0.20r  Mike Shields bench
0.20l  Kiosk with identified pictures of flowers from Shogo Yamaguchi.
0.20l46~annual sunflowerHelianthus annuus / 3
0.20l47 San Diego mountain mahoganyCercocarpus minutiflorus / 4
0.20l48~matilija poppyRomneya coulteri / 1
0.20l49?hoary nettleUrtica dioica ssp. holosericea / 5
0.21l50 common bedstrawGalium aparine /  
0.21r51 *sow thistleSonchus oleraceus / 8
0.23l52 toyonHeteromeles arbutifolia / 16
0.23l  (tuna, Opuntia ficus-indica)
0.23l53 laurel sumacMalosma laurina / 11
0.27r  Jim Hullum bench.
0.31r54 western ragweedAmbrosia psilostachya / 10
0.32   Jct. road to left that creates a shorter loop hike if you take it. If so, jump to mile 0.61 below when you get to the road on the west side of the Preserve.
0.32l55~*Harding grassPhalaris aquatica / 1
0.34r56 *tunaOpuntia ficus-indica / 1
0.34r  Post "5".
0.34 57 seaside heliotropeHeliotropium curassavicum / 3
0.34b58 white alderAlnus rhombifolia / 3
0.34l59 *bristly ox-tonguePicris echioides / 2
0.35l60 yerba mansaAnemopsis californica / 1
0.35b61spAmerican tuleScirpus americanus / 3
0.35l62 red willowSalix laevigata+ / 6
0.35l63 arroyo willowSalix lasiolepis / 12
0.36l64 *dallis grassPaspalum dilatatum / 1
0.36   (Tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima, on left off path in 2002, removed in 2003.)
0.39l65 mule fatBaccharis salicifolia / 12
0.36 66sp*Carolina canarygrassPhalaris caroliniana / 2
0.36 67 *smilo grassPiptatherum miliaceum / 7
0.36   Jct. path on left.
0.38r68 California wild roseRosa californica / 6
0.38r69?baby vetch or sweet pea
0.39   Path turns 90 degrees left just south of upper pond.
0.39r70 narrowleaf willowSalix exigua / 4
0.39l71 California-asterLessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia / 20
0.40l72 *pecanCarya illinoensis / 1
0.40r73 *oliveOlea europaea / 4
0.41   View of upper pond on right.
0.42 74~big leaf mistletoePhoradendron macrophyllum / 2
0.42l75 black willowSalix gooddingii / 3
0.43r76 coyote bushBaccharis pilularis / 9
0.43   Jct. path on right leading down to upper pond.
0.45   Cross Ostrich Creek on Arizona crossing.
0.46r77 *Chinese pistachioPistacia chinensis / 1
0.46   Jct. path crossing this trail.
0.46r  Post "3" in grove of Chinese pistachios.
0.47l78 coast redwoodSequoia sempervirens / 1
0.47l79 horseweedConyza canadensis / 10
0.48r  Mr. and Mrs. Reed L. Pack and Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Smith bench.
0.48r  avocado
0.48r  Jct. path to soaring eagle sculpture.
0.49r80~*Grevillea 'Canberra Gem'Grevillea rosmarinifolia 'Canberra Gem' /  
0.51r  Firescape Garden visible on right, including the hedge of Grevillea and beyond.
0.51l81?*Chinese flame treeKoelreuteria bipinnata / 1
0.52r82 *oleanderNerium oleander / 1
0.52r83 *euryopsEuryops pectinatus / 1
0.52r84 *Mexican bush sageSalvia leucantha / 1
0.52 85?*peach tree?
0.52 86spbarberryBerberis sp. /  
0.53r87 different pecan?
0.53r  Jct. shaded kiosk with displayed information. Turn left 90°. (Continuing straight leads to the north entrance.)
0.54l  Bill and Jamie Hughes bench in grove of old, tall walnuts and pecans.
0.54b88sp*grove of walnut trees
0.55r89sp*citrus tree
0.55l  Esme Irene Strand and Arthur Edwin Strand bench.
0.57r90 *pomegranatePunica granatum / 1
0.59l  Jct. path
0.59   Cross side drainage on wooden bridge.
0.60   Bench.
0.60r91 *Peruvian pepper treeSchinus molle / 2
0.60r  Post "3".
0.60r92 *Canary Island date palmPhoenix canariensis / 1
0.60r  Post "4".
0.60r93 *Bermuda buttercupOxalis pes-caprae / 4
0.60r94 black cottonwoodPopulus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa / 4
0.60r95~willowherbEpilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum / 4
0.60 96 *prickly lettuceLactuca serriola / 7
0.61   "T" jct with shortcut road (from mile 0.32 above). Turn right 90°.
0.61l  Mexican tea, Chenopodium ambrosioides, with different smell (sweeter to some; more unpleasant to others!)
0.62   Turn left 90° and follow the path immediately alongside S. Mission Road.
0.62r97 south coast morning-gloryCalystegia macrostegia ssp. intermedia / 1
0.62l98 telegraph weedHeterotheca grandiflora / 11
0.63l99 *English plantainPlantago lanceolata / 4
0.64r100 deerweedLotus scoparius var. scoparius / 11
0.64r101?hedge parsley?
0.64r102 *little horseweedConyza bonariensis / 6
0.68 103 *milk thistleSilybum marianum / 5
0.69 104~white everlastingGnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum / 12
0.71 105 *bull thistleCirsium vulgare / 2
0.72   View of lower pond on left.
0.74   Cross side drainage on wooden bridge.
0.76 106 wild-cucumberMarah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus / 15
0.77l  Post "13"; view of old dam on left.
0.80r107?unk small plant like a hairy shortpod mustard with a leafy stalk
0.80r108~saltgrassDistichlis spicata / 6
0.81r  (Sacred datura, Datura wrightii, here if previous one is dead.)
0.81   Cross side drainage on wooden bridge.
0.82 109 *tree tobaccoNicotiana glauca / 6
0.84   Cross side drainage on Reuben Albert Gilliam wooden bridge.
0.87l110 *poison hemlockConium maculatum /  
0.88   Cross side drainage on wooden bridge.
0.90   Turn left onto boardwalk, leaving the traffic on S. Mission Road behind.
0.92r111 unk grass like melica imperfecta.
0.94b112 rushjuncus sp. /  
0.94 113 desert wild grapeVitis girdiana / 3
0.94   End boardwalk. Turn right, back to parking area.
0.94r  Frances Loving bench.
0.96r  Max Bearden bench; Display board: "What Good Is A Wetland?"; end trail at parking area.
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Updated 21 January 2003.