The Flora of the PCT
A5 Kitchen Creek Road to Mt. Laguna (Desert Overlook): Family Order Flora

See The Flora of the PCT: A5 Kitchen Creek Road to Mt. Laguna (Desert Overlook) for an introduction to this checklist.

This version of the Checklist gives the plant species from the trail in plant family order, with the Family and Scientific Name from the 2012 Second Edition Jepson Manual.

See Information about the order in which the species are presented, and the links from the Scientific Name and Common Name.

The column #Pls gives the minimum number of plants, up to a maximum of 99 plants, seen in the field survey of the uppermost 3.6 miles on 12 June 2014. Plants with no entry in that column were seen only by RT and Shaun Hawke in a survey of the entire trail on 5 April 2013, or in a brief survey of the Desert View Picnic Area uppermost portion of the trail on 30 April 2013; no abundance estimates were made in those surveys.

The column ID indicates whether the species determination has any uncertainty associated with it, ranging from ~, a likely but not certain determination; or sp, just a guess as to the correct species.

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#FamScientific Name(*)Common NameID#Pls
Lycophytes
1SelSelaginella bigeloviiBigelow's spike-mosssp 
Ferns
2PtePellaea mucronata var. mucronatabird's-foot fern~ 
Gymnosperms
3CupCalocedrus decurrensincense-cedar 20
4PinPinus jeffreyiJeffrey pine 99
5PinPinus quadrifoliaParry pinyon pine 3
Eudicots
6AnaRhus aromaticabasketbush 99
7AnaRhus ovatasugar bush  
8ApiLomatium dasycarpum ssp. dasycarpumwoolly-fruited lomatium 15
9ApiOsmorhiza brachypodaCalifornia sweet-cicely 20
10ApiTauschia argutasouthern tauschia  
11AstAchillea millefoliumyarrow 99
12AstAgoseris retrorsaspear-leaved mountain dandelion 50
13AstArtemisia dracunculuswild tarragon 40
14AstArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. incomptamountain mugwort 99
15AstArtemisia tridentatabig sagebrush 30
16AstChaenactis artemisiifoliameally white pincushion  
17AstCirsium occidentale var. californicumCalifornia thistle 50
18AstCirsium vulgare*bull thistle~1
19AstCorethrogyne filaginifoliaCalifornia-aster 99
20AstDieteria asteroides var. lagunensisLaguna Mtns. aster 10
21AstEricameria cuneata var. macrocephalaLaguna Mtns. goldenbush 1
22AstEricameria linearifolianarrowleaf goldenbush  
23AstEricameria parishii var. parishiiParish's goldenbush 1
24AstEricameria pinifoliapine goldenbushsp 
25AstErigeron foliosus var. foliosusleafy daisy 99
26AstEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorumgolden yarrow 99
27AstGeraea viscidasticky geraea  
28AstGutierrezia californicaCalifornia matchweed 10
29AstHazardia squarrosa var. grindelioidessaw-toothed goldenbush 1
30AstHelianthus gracilentusslender sunflower 3
31AstHymenothrix wrightiiWright's thimblehead 50
32AstLactuca serriola*prickly lettuce 2
33AstLasthenia gracilisgoldfields  
34AstPseudognaphalium beneolensfragrant everlasting~ 
35AstPseudognaphalium luteoalbum*common cudweedsp 
36AstRafinesquia californicaCalifornia chicory~ 
37AstSolidago velutina ssp. californicagoldenrod 99
38AstStephanomeria exigua ssp. deaneislender wreathplant 5
39AstStephanomeria virgata ssp. pleurocarpatwiggy wreath plant 3
40AstTragopogon dubius*yellow salsify 30
41AstUropappus lindleyisilver puffs 5
42BorCryptantha intermedia var. intermediapopcorn flower 99
43BorEmmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells  
44BorEriodictyon trichocalyx var. lanatumsmoothleaf yerba santa 99
45BorNemophila menziesii var. integrifoliababy blue eyes  
46BorPhacelia curvipescurve-stem phacelia  
47BorPhacelia distanscommon phacelia 10
48BorPhacelia imbricata ssp. patulaimbricate phacelia 50
49BorPhacelia parryiParry's phaceliasp 
50BorPhacelia ramosissimabranching phacelia 5
51BraBoechera californicaCalifornia elegant rock-cress 30
52BraBoechera perennansperennial rock-cress 2
53BraCaulanthus heterophyllus var. heterophyllusSan Diego jewelflowersp 
54BraDescurainia pinnatawestern tansy-mustard 10
55BraErysimum capitatum var. capitatumwestern wallflower 40
56BraHirschfeldia incana*shortpod mustard 1
57BraLepidium virginicum ssp. menziesiiwild pepper-grass 40
58BraSisymbrium altissimum*tumble-mustard 10
59BraStreptanthus campestrissouthern jewel-flower 10
60BraThysanocarpus curvipesfringe-podsp 
61CacCylindropuntia californica var. parkericane cholla  
62CacOpuntia phaeacanthadesert prickly-pear 10
63CapLonicera subspicata var. denudatasouthern honeysuckle 99
64CapSymphoricarpos albus var. laevigatussnowberry 20
65CarCerastium glomeratum*mouse-ear chickweedsp 
66CarSilene verecundawhite catch-fly 10
67ConCalystegia occidentalis ssp. fulcratawestern morning-glory 50
68ConCuscuta californicaCalifornia doddersp5
69CraDudleya abramsii ssp. abramsiiAbrams' dudleya 5
70CucMarah macrocarpawild-cucumber  
71EriArctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. adamsiiLaguna manzanita 99
72FabAcmispon argophyllus var. argophyllussouthern California silver-lotus~ 
73FabAcmispon glaber var. brevialatusshort-winged deerweed  
74FabAcmispon nevadensis var. nevadensisSierra Nevada lotus 30
75FabAcmispon strigosusstrigose lotus 10
76FabAstragalus douglasii var. parishiiParish' Jacumba milk-vetch 20
77FabLathyrus vestitus var. alefeldiiSan Diego pea 10
78FabLupinus bicolordwarf lupine 1
79FabLupinus excubitus var. austromontanusmountain grape-soda lupine 15
80FabLupinus formosuswestern lupine 5
81FabLupinus hirsutissimusstinging lupine  
82FabLupinus latifolius var. parishiiParish's lupine 5
83FabMelilotus indicus*sourclover~ 
84FabVicia americana ssp. americanaAmerican vetch 20
85FagQuercus agrifolia var. oxyadeniasouthern coast live oak  
86FagQuercus chrysolepiscanyon live oak 99
87FagQuercus cornelius-mulleridesert scrub oak 50
88FagQuercus kelloggiiCalifornia black oak 99
89FagQuercus wislizeni var. frutescensinterior live oak 10
90FagQuercus Xmorehusoracle oak 7
91GarGarrya flavescensashy silk tassel 2
92GerErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree 20
93GroRibes indecorumwhite-flowering currant  
94LamMonardella linoides ssp. linoidesnarrowleaf monardella 5
95LamMonardella nanalittle monardella 99
96LamSalvia apianawhite sage 5
97LamSalvia columbariaechia  
98LamStachys rigidarigid hedge-nettle 5
99LamTrichostema parishiiParish's bluecurls 10
100LinLinum lewisii var. lewisiiLewis' flax 99
101LoaMentzelia veatchianaVeatch's blazing starsp 
102MalSidalcea sparsifoliacheckerbloom 99
103MonClaytonia parviflora ssp. parvifloranarrow-leaved miner's lettucesp 
104MonClaytonia perfoliata ssp. mexicanasouthern miner's lettucesp 
105NycMirabilis laevis var. crassifoliaCalifornia four o'clocksp 
106NycMirabilis multiflora var. pubescensgiant four o'clock 5
107OnaCamissoniopsis hirtellafield suncup~10
108OnaClarkia rhomboideadiamond-petaled clarkia 10
109OnaEpilobium canum ssp. latifoliummountain California-fuchsia 20
110OnaEpilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatumwillowherb 5
111OnaEulobus californicusCalifornia suncup  
112OnaOenothera elata ssp. hirsutissimaHooker's evening-primrose~ 
113OroCastilleja applegatei ssp. martiniiMartin's paintbrush 30
114OroCastilleja exsertapurple owl's-clover  
115OroCastilleja foliolosawoolly Indian paintbrush~ 
116OroCastilleja miniata ssp. miniatagiant red paintbrush 30
117OroCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerusbristly bird's beak 10
118PaePaeonia californicaCalifornia peony  
119PapDendromecon rigidabush poppy 1
120PapEschscholzia californicaCalifornia poppysp 
121PlaCollinsia childiiChild's collinsia 99
122PlaCollinsia concolorsouthern Chinese houses 2
123PlaKeckiella ternata var. ternatawhorledleaf penstemon 50
124PlaPenstemon centranthifoliusscarlet bugler 15
125PlaPenstemon clevelandii var. clevelandiiCleveland's beardtonguesp 
126PlaPenstemon labrosusSan Gabriel beardtongue 15
127PlaPenstemon rostriflorusbeaked penstemon 40
128PlaPenstemon spectabilis var. spectabilisshowy penstemon 10
129PolCollomia grandifloralarge-flowered collomia 10
130PolEriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanumsouthern mountain woolly-star 99
131PolEriastrum sapphirinumsapphire woolly-star 10
132PolGilia capitata ssp. abrotanifoliaglobe gilia 15
133PolGilia diegensiscoastal giliasp 
134PolLeptosiphon floribundus ssp. floribundussummer snow 20
135PolPhlox austromontanasouthern mountain phlox 10
136PolSaltugilia caruifoliacaraway-leaved giliasp 
137PolChorizanthe fimbriata var. laciniatalace-fringed spineflower  
138PolEriogonum apiculatumSan Jacinto buckwheat 10
139PolEriogonum davidsoniiDavidson's buckwheat 5
140PolEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat 99
141PolEriogonum wrightii var. membranaceumWright's buckwheat 50
142RanClematis paucifloravirgin's bower~1
143RanDelphinium cardinalescarlet larkspur 5
144RanDelphinium parryi ssp. parryiblue larkspur~1
145RanDelphinium patens ssp. hepaticoideumspreading larkspursp 
146RanThalictrum fendleri var. fendleriFendler's meadow-rue 99
147RhaCeanothus palmeriPalmer's ceanothus 99
148RhaCeanothus perplexanscupped-leaf ceanothus 99
149RhaFrangula californica ssp. tomentellahoary coffeeberry 10
150RhaRhamnus ilicifoliahollyleaf redberry 2
151RosAdenostoma fasciculatumchamise 99
152RosAmelanchier utahensisUtah service-berry 20
153RosCercocarpus betuloides var. betuloidesbirch-leaf mountain-mahogany 99
154RosDrymocallis glandulosa var. reflexasticky cinquefoil 20
155RosPrunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifoliahollyleaf cherry 1
156RosPrunus virginiana var. demissawestern choke-cherry 99
157RosPurshia tridentata var. glandulosadesert bitterbrush  
158RosRosa californicaCalifornia wild rose 99
159RubGalium andrewsii ssp. andrewsiiphlox-leaved bedstraw 99
160RubGalium angustifolium ssp. angustifoliumnarrowleaf bedstraw 10
161RubGalium aparinecommon bedstraw 10
162SalSalix lasiolepisarroyo willowsp 
163SaxLithophragma affinewoodland star? 
164ScrScrophularia californicaCalifornia bee plant~ 
165SolSolanum parishiiParish's purple nightshade 30
166VioViola purpurea ssp. purpureagoosefoot violet 5
167VisPhoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosumoak mistletoe  
Monocots
168AgaHesperoyucca whippleichaparral yucca 20
169AgaYucca schidigeraMohave yucca  
170JunJuncus mexicanusMexican rushsp 
171LilCalochortus concolorgolden-bowl mariposa 20
172LilCalochortus invenustusplain mariposa lily 2
173PoaAvena barbata*slender wild oats 99
174PoaBromus carinatus var. carinatusCalifornia brome 99
175PoaBromus diandrus*ripgut brome 99
176PoaBromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome  
177PoaBromus tectorum*downy brome 99
178PoaElymus elymoidessquirreltail 99
179PoaElymus glaucus ssp. glaucusblue wildrye 99
180PoaElymus hispidus*intermediate wheatgrass 40
181PoaKoeleria macranthaJune grass 20
182PoaMelica imperfectacoast-range melic 10
183PoaMuhlenbergia rigensdeergrass  
184PoaPoa bulbosa ssp. vivipara*bulbous blue grass  
185PoaPoa pratensis ssp. pratensis*Kentucky blue grass 99
186PoaPoa secundaone-sided blue grass 20
187PoaStipa parishii var. parishiiParish's needlegrass 99
188PoaStipa speciosadesert needlegrass 5
189RusNolina parryiParry's nolina  
190TheBloomeria crocea var. croceagoldenstar 40
191TheDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatumblue dicks 20


We thank Bill Sullivan and Pam Pallette for help with the 12 June 2014 survey.


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Updated 21 November 2014.