Plant Guide to Seven Pines Trail, San Jacinto Mountains

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0.00   Begin trail at northern end of parking area, at saddle between Fuller Creek and North Fork, elevation 6300 feet (1920 m), The following plants are at or near the parking area, given in alphabetical order by scientific name.
  1 white fir Abies concolor99 / 985
  2 western needlegrass Achnatherum occidentale20 / 312
  3 *tumble pigweed Amaranthus albus4 / 119
  4 pink-bracted manzanita Arctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupacea99 / 733
  5~Hall's brome Bromus orcuttianus var. hallii20 / 38
  6 *downy brome Bromus tectorum20 / 270
  7 incense-cedar Calocedrus decurrens99 / 956
  8 forest goosefoot Chenopodium atrovirens30 / 530
  9 San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus50 / 564
  10 Nevin's bird's beak Cordylanthus nevinii99 / 726
  11 purple-root cryptantha Cryptantha micrantha30 / 134
  12 squirreltail Elymus elymoides10 / 354
  13 southern mountain woolly-star Eriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum20 / 125
  14 slender buckwheat Eriogonum gracile var. incultum50 / 111
  15 pineland buckwheat Eriogonum molestum50 / 17
  16 sulphur buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum var. munzii99 / 923
  17 Wright's buckwheat Eriogonum wrightii var. membranaceum99 / 529
  18 San Jacinto Mtns. bedstraw Galium angustifolium ssp. jacinticum99 / 925
  19 pinegrove groundsmoke Gayophytum oligospermum50 / 342
  20 splendid gilia Gilia splendens ssp. splendens99 / 521
  21 slender everlasting Gnaphalium canescens ssp. thermale20 / 126
  22 western marsh cudweed Gnaphalium palustre50 / 119
  23 California-aster Lessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia5 / 292
  24 whisker-brush Linanthus ciliatus5 / 114
  25 Sierra Nevada lotus Lotus nevadensis var. nevadensis40 / 547
  26 short-flowered monardella Monardella nana ssp. tenuiflora99 / 943
  27 incense-cedar mistletoe Phoradendron libocedri5 / 214
  28 oak mistletoe Phoradendron villosum99 / 726
  29 Coulter pine Pinus coulteri50 / 525
  30 sugar pine Pinus lambertiana99 / 961
  31 ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa40 / 515
  32 canyon live oak Quercus chrysolepis99 / 973
  33 California black oak Quercus kelloggii30 / 330
  34 goldenrod Solidago californica30 / 295
    The rest of the guide gives plants in order along the trail; plants off-trail are numbered just like plants on-trail
0.00l  Sign: "Seven Pines Trail; Deer Springs Trail 3.5 miles; Mt. San Jacinto 7.25 miles"
0.01l  Sign: "Fragile habitat; Creek Closure"
0.01l  Sign: "Wilderness Permit Required"
0.03b35 mountain California-fuchsia Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium99 / 990
0.07r36 Parish's tauschia Tauschia parishii20 / 222
0.09r37 naked buckwheat Eriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum99 / 953
0.11l38 Burlew's onion Allium burlewii99 / 26
0.12   First of two close local high points on trail
0.12r39 mountain grape-soda lupine Lupinus excubitus var. austromontanus5 / 127
0.12l40 beautiful hulsea Hulsea vestita ssp. callicarpha40 / 331
0.12 41~pinewoods rock-cress Arabis holboellii var. pinetorum1 / 127
0.17r42 San Jacinto buckwheat Eriogonum apiculatum50 / 338
0.20r43 sugar pine dwarf-mistletoe Arceuthobium californicum99 / 32
0.23   Local high point; cross divide for a brief sojourn in canyon of North Fork before returning to Fuller Creek canyon
0.36r44 snow-plant Sarcodes sanguinea20 / 836
0.36r45 western azalea Rhododendron occidentale50 / 340
0.36   Densest population of sugar pine dwarf-mistletoe, Arceuthobium californicum
0.39l46 pinedrops Pterospora andromedea10 / 941
0.39r47 rock buckwheat Eriogonum saxatile10 / 118
0.49l48 California coffeeberry Rhamnus californica2 / 122
0.53 49 white catch-fly Silene verecunda ssp. platyota99 / 959
0.53l50 white-veined wintergreen Pyrola picta3 / 118
0.55l51 fir mistletoe Phoradendron pauciflorum20 / 327
0.59l52 Laguna Mtns. jewel-flower Streptanthus bernardinus8 / 37
0.60l53 mountain whitethorn Ceanothus cordulatus99 / 961
0.60l54 Scouler's willow Salix scouleriana10 / 451
0.60l55 deergrass Muhlenbergia rigens1 / 152
0.61b56 Parish's campion Silene parishii+99 / 323
0.63 57 pine lousewort Pedicularis semibarbata99 / 947
0.67 58 little prince's pine Chimaphila menziesii5 / 225
0.72   Minor local high point; cross saddle for another brief sojourn in canyon of North Fork
0.74l59 Jeffrey pine Pinus jeffreyi99 / 983
0.74 60 granite prickly phlox Leptodactylon pungens15 / 234
0.75   Switchback left
0.78r61 green-leaf manzanita Arctostaphylos patula20 / 347
0.81r62 spotted coralroot Corallorhiza maculata30 / 523
0.81   Switchback left
0.84   Switchback right
0.85   Switchback left
0.94r63 beaked penstemon Penstemon rostriflorus50 / 949
0.96r64 bush chinquapin Chrysolepis sempervirens30 / 353
1.02   Local high point; elevation ~7100 feet (2164 m); cross small saddle and enter North Fork Canyon for rest of trip
1.04l65 rock goldenbush Ericameria cuneata var. cuneata1 / 119
1.07   First of many switchbacks
1.12l66 San Jacinto lupine Lupinus hyacinthinus30 / 557
1.26b67 mountain pink currant Ribes nevadense99 / 750
1.26   Local low point; cross small side creek; next three species found down the creek at the North Fork
1.26r68 western columbine Aquilegia formosa50 / 754
1.26r69 tall mannagrass Glyceria elata50 / 335
1.26r70 thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus50 / 532
1.27l  Local high point; sign: "Entering Mount San Jacinto State Park Wilderness"
1.28b71 bracken Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens99 / 963
1.30   Cross small side creek
    Plants at and near first crossing of North Fork given in alphabetical order of scientific name:
1.32l72 spike bentgrass Agrostis exarata1 / 120
1.32l73 rough bentgrass Agrostis scabra5 / 116
1.32 74 purple false-gilia Allophyllum divaricatum99 / 926
1.32r75 fragile sheath sedge Carex fracta50 / 753
1.32b76 giant red paintbrush Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata15 / 238
1.32 77 green miner's lettuce Claytonia parviflora ssp. viridis10 / 112
1.32l78 slender hairgrass Deschampsia elongata5 / 140
1.32l79 glaucus willowherb Epilobium glaberrimum ssp. glaberrimum5 / 230
1.32 80 Cleveland's horkelia Horkelia clevelandii10 / 231
1.32b81 long-styled rush Juncus longistylis20 / 120
1.32l82 lemon lily Lilium parryi39 / 343
1.32r83 broad-leaved lotus Lotus crassifolius var. crassifolius3 / 326
1.32 84 Brewer's monkeyflower Mimulus breweri99 / 519
1.32l85 musk monkeyflower Mimulus moschatus99 / 541
1.32r86 sticky cinquefoil Potentilla glandulosa ssp. reflexa30 / 538
1.32l87 willow-leaved dock Rumex salicifolius var. salicifolius5 / 122
1.32l88 pearlwort Sagina saginoides35 / 228
1.32l89 ranger's buttons Sphenosciadium capitellatum50 / 538
1.32   Cross North Fork of San Jacinto River; elevation 6880 feet (2097 m)
1.32b90 scarlet monkeyflower Mimulus cardinalis10 / 237
1.32r91 groundsmoke Gayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum50 / 231
1.33l92 Parish's lupine Lupinus latifolius var. parishii10 / 229
1.33l93 brittle bladder fern Cystopteris fragilis20 / 342
1.33l94 abrupt-beak sedge Carex abrupta10 / 222
1.35   First of many more switchbacks
1.40b95 changeable phacelia Phacelia mutabilis99 / 943
1.40b96 Jepson's blue wildrye Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii50 / 522
1.44b97 Sierra gooseberry Ribes roezlii var. roezlii10 / 543
1.44r98 Grinnell's beardtongue Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii9 / 141
1.46   Check for leafy daisy, Erigeron foliosus
1.47r99 plain mariposa lily Calochortus invenustus99 / 935
1.47l100 western wallflower Erysimum capitatum ssp. capitatum99 / 966
1.50 101 Martin's paintbrush Castilleja applegatei ssp. martinii4 / 349
1.61r102 golden yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum8 / 192
1.70 103 southern miner's lettuce Claytonia perfoliata ssp. mexicana5 / 135
1.98l104 southern Sierra phacelia Phacelia austromontana99 / 13
1.99r  View of 8000 foot knoll 0.3 miles south
2.17 105 prickly cryptantha Cryptantha muricata15 / 228
2.17b106~slender wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus10 / 321
2.23r  Jct. cross-country route to 8000 foot knoll that is 0.3 miles due south. Additional species found there, in alphabetical order by scientific name:
  107 Parish's bedstraw Galium parishii1 / 129
  108 prickly hawkweed Hieracium horridum50 / 118
  109 mountain spray Holodiscus microphyllus var. microphyllus3 / 128
  110 western polypody Polypodium hesperium40 / 110
  111 cliff cinquefoil Potentilla rimicola74 / 14
  112 Watson's spike-moss Selaginella watsonii15 / 111
2.25l113 Fendler's meadow-rue Thalictrum fendleri var. fendleri10 / 231
2.30 114 wax currant Ribes cereum var. cereum1 / 156
2.30r115 pine violet Viola pinetorum ssp. pinetorum50 / 56
2.30r116 Nevada cinquefoil Potentilla glandulosa ssp. nevadensis5 / 326
2.30r117 mountain carpet clover Trifolium monanthum var. grantianum99 / 238
2.30r118 hairy wood rush Luzula comosa20 / 228
2.30r119 Bolander's blue grass Poa bolanderi10 / 24
2.30r120 pine cryptantha Cryptantha simulans20 / 110
2.30r121 Suksdorf's monkeyflower Mimulus suksdorfii5 / 16
2.40r122 blue elderberry Sambucus mexicana5 / 187
2.53l123 southern mountain-monardella Monardella australis50 / 323
2.63r124 Wright's collinsia Collinsia torreyi var. wrightii99 / 15
2.63   Cross North Fork of San Jacinto River; elevation ~8030 feet (2448 m). Species in this area given in alphabetical order:
 l125 Idaho bentgrass Agrostis idahoensis5 / 147
 b126 scented shooting star Dodecatheon redolens99 / 28
 l127sspwillowherb Epilobium ciliatum3 / 133
 l128 white-flowered willowherb Epilobium lactiflorum10 / 13
 r129 California geranium Geranium californicum3 / 127
 l130 long-anthered rush Juncus macrandrus10 / 110
 b131 larger mountain monkeyflower Mimulus tilingii20 / 245
 b132 arrowhead butterweed Senecio triangularis99 / 47
 l133 thyme-leaved speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa10 / 222
2.83l134 Parish's snowberry Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii99 / 355
2.83l135 California brome Bromus carinatus var. carinatus20 / 955
2.83r136 brown sedge Carex subfusca1 / 111
2.86r137 California corn lily Veratrum californicum var. californicum50 / 224
2.89   Cross main branch of moist drainage
2.89r138 subarctic lady-fern Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum10 / 120
2.89r139 few-flowering meadow-rue Thalictrum sparsiflorum10 / 24
2.89l140 broad-lipped twayblade Listera convallarioides99 / 11
2.90   Begin meadowy area; species found in the wet area in alphabetical order by scientific name:
  141 swamp sedge Carex senta20 / 146
  142 common cryptantha Cryptantha affinis99 / 11
  143~alpine shooting star Dodecatheon alpinum5 / 17
  144 Southern California rock draba Draba corrugata var. saxosa10 / 15
  145 fireweed Epilobium angustifolium ssp. circumvagum5 / 124
  146 primrose monkeyflower Mimulus primuloides ssp. primuloides30 / 115
  147 western cow-bane Oxypolis occidentalis50 / 13
  148 Parish's yampah Perideridia parishii20 / 114
  149 lodgepole pine Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana7 / 135
  150 white bog orchid Platanthera leucostachys30 / 112
  151 western bistort Polygonum bistortoides40 / 110
  152 Douglas' knotweed Polygonum douglasii ssp. douglasii99 / 116
  153splesser or bog wintergreen Pyrola minor or P. asarifolia41 / 11
  154 mountain gooseberry Ribes montigenum3 / 112
  155 small white violet Viola macloskeyi20 / 121
2.96l  (Large field of ranger's buttons, Sphenosciadium capitellatum)
3.13   Cross North Fork for last time; elevation 8480 feet (2585 m)
3.29   T-Jct. with PCT; highest point on loop; elevation 8640 feet (2633 m); go right; sign "(up): Little Round Valley 2.5; San Jacinto Peak 3.2; ((down): Strawberry Trail 2.5; Suicide Rock Trail 3.8; Banning Highway 6.3; (back): 7 Pines Trail"
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Updated 6 July 2013.