Plant Guide to Grandview Trail

MileS#id?FAM(*)Common NameScientific Name#Plants
0.00   Begin trail on n side of the overlook at 7400 feet (2255 m). Some species in parking area: *Bromus inermis; Eriogonum ~racemosum; Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis; Pedicularis centranthera; Penstemon linarioides.
0.00b1 Pintwo-needle pinyon pinePinus edulis50 / 9
0.00b2 Vispinyon pine dwarf-mistletoeArceuthobium divaricatum20 / 9
0.00b3 RosUtah service-berryAmelanchier utahensis99 / 9
0.00b4 Poa*downy bromeBromus tectorum99 / 9
0.00l5 AstCalifornia brickellbushBrickellia californica15 / 5
0.00b6 Asthoary-asterMachaeranthera canescens99 / 3
0.00l7? unk like Epilobium canum with alt lvsKochia scoparia?10 / 2
0.00l  (Arizona thistle, Cirsium arizonicum var. nidulum)
0.00b8 Poamutton grassPoa fendleriana99 / 9
0.00b9 FagGambel oakQuercus gambelii99 / 9
0.00   Switchback left
0.01r10 Grodesert gooseberryRibes velutinum5 / 3
0.01b11 Braperennial rock-cressArabis perennans30 / 9
0.01l12 Roscurl-leaf mountain-mahoganyCercocarpus ledifolius10 / 9
0.01l13 PoasquirreltailElymus elymoides99 / 3
0.01r14 Ephgreen ephedraEphedra viridis20 / 9
0.01b15~CapParish's snowberry (id from plants farther along trail)Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii99 / 9
0.01l16 Poawestern wheatgrassPascopyrum smithii3 / 1
0.02l17 AstArizona thistleCirsium arizonicum var. nidulum50 / 9
0.02   Switchback right
0.02l  (Utah juniper, Juniperus osteosperma; juniper mistletoe, Phoradendron juniperinum)
0.02l18 BraWright's thelypodyThelypodium wrightii20 / 5
0.03r19 Scrbeaked penstemonPenstemon rostriflorus30 / 9
0.03l20 Polsouthern mountain phloxPhlox austromontana30 / 9
0.03l21 Bra*herb sophiaDescurainia sophia50 / 1
0.04l22 CheFremont's goosefootChenopodium fremontii5 / 1
0.04r23 AstBasin butterweedPackera multilobata10 / 9
0.04l24 RubWright's bedstrawGalium wrightii10 / 4
0.04l25 ScrPalmer's penstemonPenstemon palmeri1 / 1
0.04l  (Indian ricegrass, Achnatherum hymenoides)
0.04l  (Eaton's penstemon, Penstemon eatonii ssp. undosus)
0.04r26 PinRocky Mountain Douglas-firPseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca5 / 5
0.05r  (banana yucca, Yucca baccata)
0.06l27 RubMunz's bedstrawGalium munzii ssp. ambivalens99 / 9
0.07   (Grand Canyon Goldenweed, Ericameria arizonica)
0.07   Switchback left
0.07l ~(rock whitefeather, Ivesia arizonica; coral bells, ~Heuchera rubescens var. versicolor)
0.09l28 RoscliffrosePurshia stansburiana4 / 4
0.09b29 LinLewis' flaxLinum lewisii var. lewisii99 / 9
0.09l30 Rosrock whitefeatherIvesia arizonica1 / 1
0.09l31~Bramountain pepper-grassLepidium montanum20 / 3
0.09l32 AstGrand Canyon rock-daisyPerityle congesta99 / 9
0.10r33~Fabfreckled milk-vetchAstragalus lentiginosus var. diphysus1 / 1
0.10l34 AstGrand Canyon GoldenweedEricameria arizonica6 / 2
0.10   Switchback right
0.11r  (shrubby cream bush, Holodiscus dumosus)
0.11r35 Astsilver wormwoodArtemisia ludoviciana50 / 9
0.11   Switchback left
0.11r  (Kaibab century plant, Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis). Need to locate first one on trail
  36 AgaKaibab century plantAgave utahensis var. kaibabensis3 / 2
0.12l37 Hydlittle-leaf mock orangePhiladelphus microphyllus2 / 2
0.12l  (scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. formosissima)
0.12l38 Fab*yellow sweetcloverMelilotus officinalis8 / 1
0.12   Switchback right and then quick left
0.12r39 Polscarlet giliaIpomopsis aggregata ssp. formosissima10 / 4
0.13l40 RanFendler's meadow-rueThalictrum fendleri3 / 3
0.13l41 Mallittleleaf globe mallowSphaeralcea parvifolia30 / 7
0.13r42 PoaIndian ricegrassAchnatherum hymenoides5 / 5
0.14r43 CacMojave prickly-pearOpuntia erinacea10 / 5
0.14l44 HydFendler bushFendlera rupicola10 / 2
0.14l45 AstEaton's fleabaneErigeron eatonii /
0.14l  (hairy goldenaster, Heterotheca villosa)
0.16l46 PolSimpson's buckwheatEriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii10 / 5
0.16   Switchback right, left, right; elevation ~7200 feet (2190 m)
0.19r47 Rosshrubby cream bushHolodiscus dumosus1 / 1
0.20r48 Selspike-mossSelaginella mutica99 / 9
 r49 Brawild candytuftThlaspi montanum var. fendleri1 / 1
0.22   Switchback left
0.23b50 Fabbush peavineLathyrus brachycalyx ssp. zionis99 / 9
0.25l51 Ranbarestem larkspurDelphinium scaposum20 / 9
0.26b52 ScrEaton's penstemonPenstemon eatonii ssp. undosus30 / 5
0.28   Switchback right
0.28l53 Growhisky currantRibes cereum var. pedicellare4 / 3
 r54 AstGrand Canyon glowweedHesperodoria scopulorum20 / 5
 l55 CupUtah juniperJuniperus osteosperma5 / 3
0.30   Switchback left, then right
0.33r56 AstArizona hymenoxysTetraneuris acaulis var. arizonica40 / 9
0.33r  (blueberry elder, Sambucus glauca)
0.34   Trail turns right 90°
0.41   Switchback left; elevation ~7000 feet (2130 m)
0.45l57 Asthairy goldenasterHeterotheca villosa40 / 9
0.46l58 BerFremont barberryMahonia fremontii4 / 3
0.47l59 Crospiny greasebushGlossopetalon spinescens var. aridum40 / 9
0.47l60 HydUtah fendlerbushFendlerella utahensis /
0.47   Switchback right
0.51r61spScrpaintbrushCastilleja sp.20 / 5
0.51r62 Rutpallid hoptreePtelea trifoliata ssp. pallida var. pallida10 / 3
0.52r63 Astbig sagebrushArtemisia tridentata1 / 1
0.55r64 Astbeautiful aster Eurybia pulchra22 / 1
0.55   Trail turns left 90° to cross saddle; elevation ~6800 feet (2070 m)
0.58r65 Bercreeping barberryMahonia repens15 / 1
0.58r66 Agabanana yuccaYucca baccata10 / 9
0.61   Trail curves right at ridge
  67 AstCooper’s rubberweedHymenoxys cooperi /
0.64r68spCypvery short cespitose sedgeCarex like rossii or geophila1 / 1
0.64r69 Rhabirchleaf buckthornFrangula betulifolia ssp. obovata1 / 1
0.65l70 BetKnowlton hop hornbeamOstrya knowltonii4 / 2
0.68   Switchback right at ridge
0.68l71 AstmatchweedGutierrezia sarothrae5 / 2
0.75r72 PoaParish needlegrassAchnatherum parishii3 / 1
0.75   Switchback left, then trail curves right 90°
0.76l73 GarWright's silktasselGarrya wrightii10 / 2
0.77r74?Astrabbitbrush?Chrysothamnus? Gutierrezia sarothrae3 / 1
0.77r  (rose heath, Chaetopappa ericoides)
0.77 75?Astan old Gutierrezia sarothrae?Gutierrezia sarothrae? /
0.78   Switchback left
0.79r76 Poablue threeawnAristida purpurea var. nealleyi1 / 1
0.80r  (desert prickly-pear, Opuntia phaeacantha)
0.81   Switchback right; elevation ~6600 feet (2010 m)
0.81r77 AnaskunkbushRhus trilobata2 / 1
0.81r78 Poadesert needlegrassAchnatherum speciosum1 / 1
0.82l79 Braheartleaf jewelflowerStreptanthus cordatus3 / 1
  80? unk like mirabilisunk like mirabilis1 / 1
    Switchback right
  81~Astrush rabbitbrushEricameria nauseosa var. juncea /
0.83   Switchback left, right, left
0.84l82 Pteslender lipfernCheilanthes feei2 / 1
0.84r83 Poa*red bromeBromus rubens30 / 1
0.84l84 AstbrownfootAcourtia wrightii3 / 1
0.84l85 Cacdesert prickly-pearOpuntia phaeacantha /
0.84   Switchback right, left, right, left
0.91   Elevation ~6400 feet (1950 m)
0.91l86 Olefragrant ashFraxinus cuspidata1 / 1
1.05   Elevation ~6200 feet (1890 m)
  87loEphLook for this voucher: lvs 3 per node, 3-5 mm long, tardily deciduous; east facing slope 25 paces below 6190 foot USGS MarkerEphedra torreyana /
1.05r88 ApiMacDougal's Indian parsleyAletes macdougalii ssp. macdougalii99 / 1
1.12 89 Rostrue mountain-mahoganyCercocarpus montanus3 / 2
1.12r90 CarGrand Canyon campionSilene rectiramea50 / 1
1.14   Elevation ~6000 feet (1830 m)
  91loSelLook for this voucher: setae prominent, pl bright green; in Supai sandstone at 6000 feetSelaginella underwoodii /
1.15r92 SaxArizona alumrootHeuchera parvifolia2 / 2
1.15b93 Astspreading fleabaneErigeron divergens99 / 9
1.16   End of current plant trail guide
1.50   Elevation ~5650 feet (1720 m)
2.00   Elevation ~5550 feet (1690 m)
2.50r  Jct. Miner's Spring Trail; elevation ~5000 feet (1520 m)
2.65l  Jct. Cottonwood Creek Trail; elevation ~4900 feet (1495 m)
2.85r  Y-jct for trails to left and right fingers of Horseshoe Mesa; elevation ~4900 feet (1495 m)
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Updated 1 September 2013.