Plant Guide to Pacific Crest Trail North of SR74, San Jacinto Mountains - Garner Valley Area

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#Pls
    Begin trail on north side of parking lot, elevation 4925 feet (1500 m). The first 50 species are found in the first 0.02 miles of trail, and are listed in alphabetical order
 r1 strigose lotusAcmispon strigosus /
 l2 red shanksAdenostoma sparsifolium99 / 9
 r3 bur-ragweedAmbrosia acanthicarpa50 / 6
 b4 Mexican manzanitaArctostaphylos pungens30 / 9
 r5 wild tarragonArtemisia dracunculus4 / 1
 r6 big sagebrushArtemisia tridentata30 / 9
 b7 *downy bromeBromus tectorum99 / 9
 r8 Munz's mariposa lilyCalochortus palmeri var. munzii99 / 3
 r9 sand cressCalyptridium monandrum50 / 9
  10 strigose suncupCamissonia strigulosa30 / 3
  11~San Bernardino suncupCamissoniopsis confusa99 / 9
 r12 cupped-leaf ceanothusCeanothus perplexans50 / 9
  13 birch-leaf mountain-mahoganyCercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides99 / 9
 r14 rattlesnake weedChamaesyce albomarginata99 / 7
 b15 California thistleCirsium occidentale var. californicum20 / 9
 r16sspminer's lettuceClaytonia parviflora99 / 5
 r17 California-asterCorethrogyne filaginifolia30 / 7
 r18 popcorn flowerCryptantha intermedia var. intermedia99 / 9
 r19 mountain red-root cryptanthaCryptantha micrantha var. lepida99 / 9
  20 sapphire woolly-starEriastrum sapphirinum40 / 5
 r21 Coville's fleabaneErigeron breweri var. covillei99 / 9
 r22 Davidson's buckwheatEriogonum davidsonii99 / 9
 l23 slender buckwheatEriogonum gracile var. incultum / 1
 l24 Wright's buckwheatEriogonum wrightii var. membranaceum30 / 9
 b25 *redstem filareeErodium cicutarium99 / 9
 r26 western wallflowerErysimum capitatum var. capitatum40 / 4
 r27 coastal giliaGilia diegensis99 / 9
 r28 matchweedGutierrezia sarothrae99 / 9
  29 *shortpod mustardHirschfeldia incana30 / 2
 l30 *foxtail barleyHordeum murinum40 / 3
 l31 goldfieldsLasthenia gracilis99 / 3
  32 San Diego peaLathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii10 / 2
 r33 wild pepper-grassLepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii20 / 4
 r34 sticky lessingiaLessingia glandulifera var. glandulifera50 / 5
  35 *pineapple weedMatricaria discoidea40 / 2
 r36 muillaMuilla maritima25 / 3
  37 thread plantNemacladus longiflorus var. longiflorusV /
 b38 baby blue eyesNemophila menziesii50 / 5
 b39 combseedPectocarya penicillata10 / 1
  40 golden daisyPentachaeta aurea50 / 3
 l41 Palmer's oakQuercus palmeri20 / 5
 l42 blue elderberrySambucus nigra ssp. caerulea4 / 3
  43 *Mediterranean schismusSchismus barbatus20 / 2
 b44 *tumble-mustardSisymbrium altissimum99 / 3
  45 purple nightshadeSolanum xanti99 / 5
  46 desert globemallowSphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa25 / 9
 r47 slender wreathplantStephanomeria exigua ssp. deanei20 / 9
 b48 Parish's needlegrassStipa parishii var. parishii99 / 9
  49 *puncture-vineTribulus terrestris /
 l50 goosefoot yellow violetViola purpurea ssp. quercetorum40 / 3
    (Mohave yucca, Yucca schidigera)
    The following species was found on or near the trail in the first six miles, but without a location recorded:
  51~southern suncupCamissoniopsis bistorta /
    
    Species are now in order along the trail
0.02r52 bristly bird's beakCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus99 / 9
0.02l53 chamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum99 / 9
0.02r54 golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum99 / 9
0.02r55 volcanic giliaGilia ochroleuca ssp. exilis /
0.02b56 southern honeysuckleLonicera subspicata var. denudata99 / 9
0.03b57 Lemmon's linanthusLeptosiphon lemmonii /
0.03b58 annual phloxMicrosteris gracilis5 / 1
0.03r59 purple three-awnAristida purpurea75 / 5
0.03r60 June grassKoeleria macrantha20 / 5
0.03r61 deergrassMuhlenbergia rigens50 / 9
0.03l62 small-flowered fiddleneckAmsinckia retrorsa5 / 2
0.04r63 California bromeBromus carinatus var. carinatus10 / 2
0.04l64 southern mountain woolly-starEriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum99 / 5
0.04l65 Torrey's scrub oakQuercus acutidens50 / 9
0.04b66 western lupineLupinus formosus30 / 5
0.04r67 Mojave lomatiumLomatium mohavense20 / 9
0.05l68 Fremont's goosefootChenopodium fremontii30 / 5
0.05 69 phlox-leaved bedstrawGalium andrewsii ssp. andrewsii99 / 9
0.05l70 common phaceliaPhacelia distans2 / 1
0.05l  (Parry's nolina, Nolina parryi)
0.05l  Sign: "PCT; Live Oak Spring Trail 8 miles, Cedar Spring Trailhead 12 miles; Fobes Trailhead 15 miles; San Jacinto Peak 28 miles"
0.05l71 mountain mugwortArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. incompta50 / 9
0.05b72 blue larkspurDelphinium parryi ssp. parryi7 / 1
0.05r73 squirreltailElymus elymoides99 / 9
0.06b74 California evening-primroseOenothera californica ssp. californica5 / 1
0.07r75 blue wildryeElymus glaucus10 / 2
0.07 76 coyote tobaccoNicotiana attenuata /
0.07l77 *shepherd's purseCapsella bursa-pastoris /
0.07r78 prickly-nut cryptanthaCryptantha muricata var. denticulata99 / 9
0.07r79 Patagonia plantainPlantago patagonica5 / 1
0.07l  Sign with PCT Map and Memorial
0.07r80 California bee plantScrophularia californica8 / 3
0.08l81 hoary asterDieteria asteroides20 / 8
0.08r82 scarlet buglerPenstemon centranthifolius22 / 5
0.09l83 foothill needlegrassStipa lepida60 / 1
0.10r  (oak mistletoe, Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum)
0.10l84 woolly yellow chaenactisChaenactis glabriuscula var. lanosa15 / 1
0.12l85 California elegant rock-cressBoechera californica50 / 9
0.12l86 spear-leaved mountain dandelionAgoseris retrorsa10 / 5
0.16l87 interior live oakQuercus wislizeni var. frutescens50 / 9
0.18l88 southern tauschiaTauschia arguta99 / 9
0.19l89 Parry pinyon pinePinus quadrifolia99 / 9
0.19r90 fragrant everlastingPseudognaphalium beneolens20 / 5
0.19r91 imbricate phaceliaPhacelia imbricata ssp. patula /
0.23l92 Mojave prickly-pearOpuntia polyacantha var. erinacea99 / 9
0.31r93 Mohave yuccaYucca schidigera3 / 2
0.31r94 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium99 / 5
0.33r95 pink-bracted manzanitaArctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupacea99 / 9
0.35 96 desert prickly-pearOpuntia phaeacantha30 / 9
0.36r97 narrowleaf goldenbushEricameria linearifolia50 / 9
0.37   Switchback left
0.38r98 three-lobed oxythecaSidotheca trilobata20 / 1
0.42b99 chaparral yuccaHesperoyucca whipplei99 / 9
0.42r100 Parish's bluecurlsTrichostema parishii44 / 9
0.44l101 dead in 2015; live one later on trail; showy penstemonPenstemon spectabilis var. spectabilis9 / 5
0.47 102 California chicoryRafinesquia californica1 / 1
0.48 103 annual malacothrixMalacothrix clevelandii1 / 1
0.49 104 western tansy-mustardDescurainia pinnata10 / 1
0.49   Local high point on the trail, elevation 5045 feet (1538 m); trail now descends into side drainages of Penrod Creek
0.49r105~small fescueFestuca microstachys10 / 1
0.50b106 Veatch's blazing starMentzelia veatchiana40 / 2
0.51r107~dead in 2015: giant four o'clockMirabilis multiflora var. pubescens1 / 1
0.52b108 whorledleaf penstemonKeckiella ternata var. ternata20 / 9
0.53   Trail touches ridge briefly
0.59l109 southern jewel-flowerStreptanthus campestris10 / 3
0.60l110 perennial rock-cressBoechera perennans40 / 9
 r111 Purpus' wing-nut cryptanthaCryptantha pterocarya var. purpusii20 / 3
0.64r112 ashy silk tasselGarrya flavescens50 / 9
0.65l113 Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi30 / 5
0.72   Switchback right
0.78   Trail turns left 90° at drainage
0.78r114 bush senecioSenecio flaccidus var. douglasii2 / 1
0.84r115 silver puffsUropappus lindleyi5 / 5
0.89   Switchback right
0.92b116 flannelbushFremontodendron californicum50 / 5
0.92r117 basketbushRhus aromatica24 / 3
 b118 narrow-leaved miner's lettuceClaytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora99 / 1
0.93l119 sticky false-giliaAllophyllum glutinosum20 / 1
0.93l120 branching phaceliaPhacelia ramosissima50 / 2
0.93l121 blue dicksDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum99 / 7
0.96   Arborescent interior live oak, Quercus wislizeni, and arborescent Torrey's scrub oak, Q. acutidens
  122 Nevada cryptanthaCryptantha nevadensis var. nevadensis /
1.00b123 *herb sophiaDescurainia sophia5 / 2
1.00r124 southern Chinese housesCollinsia concolor36 / 3
1.01r125 narrowleaf bedstrawGalium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium10 / 3
1.01r126 naked buckwheatEriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum20 / 2
1.01l127 beaked penstemonPenstemon rostriflorus99 / 4
1.02l128 little monardellaMonardella nana99 / 9
1.02l129 goldenrodSolidago velutina ssp. californica30 / 4
1.03l130 beautiful hulseaHulsea vestita ssp. callicarpha3 / 1
1.04r131 coast live oakQuercus agrifolia var. agrifolia1 / 1
1.04r132 Parish's chaenactisChaenactis parishii99 / 9
1.04   Cross dry drainage; following two species are up that drainage
1.04r133 pine goldenbushEricameria pinifolia1 / 1
1.04l134 California milkweedAsclepias californica11 / 4
1.06r135 desert dudleyaDudleya saxosa ssp. aloides80 / 9
1.09r  Cone from Coulter pine, Pinus coulteri, with no nearby tree
1.11r136 golden-bowl mariposaCalochortus concolor /
1.13r137 Martin's paintbrushCastilleja applegatei ssp. martinii10 / 4
1.13r138 one-sided bluegrassPoa secunda ssp. secunda10 / 3
1.14 139 desert needlegrassStipa speciosa50 / 9
1.15   Trail turns right 90°
1.23   Trail turns left at dry drainage; local low point, elevation 4900 feet (1494 m)
1.23r140 white-margined oxythecaSidotheca emarginata20 / 3
1.23r141 mountain grape-soda lupineLupinus excubitus var. austromontanus3 / 1
1.24r142 Parry's green-gentianFrasera parryi15 / 4
1.30   Trail is lined with desert needlegrass, Stipa speciosa, in a sea of even-aged chamise
  143 silky lotusAcmispon heermannii var. heermannii /
1.41l144 hollyleaf redberryRhamnus ilicifolia25 / 9
1.43r145 Parry's nolinaNolina parryi70 / 7
1.44   Switchback left at minor drainage
1.47r146 Eastwood manzanitaArctostaphylos glandulosa4 / 2
1.49r147 dead in 2015: chaparral bush mallowMalacothamnus fasciculatus1 / 1
1.64r148 southern mountain cutleafHymenopappus filifolius var. lugens40 / 3
1.71   Trail turns left at small drainage
1.73r149 beady lipfernCheilanthes covillei20 / 5
1.73   Trail turns left at drainage
1.73r150 woolly Indian paintbrushCastilleja foliolosa99 / 9
1.74r151 southern California silver-lotusAcmispon argophyllus var. argophyllus10 / 5
1.74r152 bird's-foot fernPellaea mucronata var. mucronata30 / 9
1.74l153 Wallace's woolly daisyEriophyllum wallacei var. wallacei99 / 9
1.74r154 bluish spike-mossSelaginella asprella2 / 2
1.74r155 California filagoLogfia filaginoides20 / 2
1.82   Cross small drainage
1.85   Cross small drainage
1.87   Cross small drainage
1.87r156 white sageSalvia apiana /
1.90r  Former location of a single Acton encelia, Encelia actoni, now dead.
1.92r157 chiaSalvia columbariae1 / 1
1.95r158 coast-range melicMelica imperfecta20 / 7
1.97r159 wide-leaved rock goldenbushEricameria cuneata var. spathulata50 / 9
2.02r160 sugar bushRhus ovata2 / 2
2.03b161 slender sunflowerHelianthus gracilentus60 / 2
2.07r162 *red bromeBromus madritensis ssp. rubens /
2.07   Cross drainage
2.07l163 prickly poppyArgemone munita2 / 1
  164 Parry's collinsiaCollinsia parryi /
2.12r165 threadstemPterostegia drymarioides3 / 2
2.13r166 oak mistletoePhoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum6 / 1
2.13r  (hairy bush monkeyflower, Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens)
2.19r167 hairy bush monkeyflowerMimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens99 / 9
2.20l168 purple owl's-cloverCastilleja exserta ssp. exserta1 / 1
2.22 169 desert baccharisBaccharis sergiloides10 / 2
2.23r170 white everlastingPseudognaphalium microcephalum20 / 9
2.26l171 hollyleaf cherryPrunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia5 / 3
2.26   Cross drainage
2.27 172 southern giliaSaltugilia australis2 / 1
2.28r  Trails parallels beautiful rock drainage with prickly-pear cactus as a dominant plant! The following species are in the rock area to the right
2.28r173 dwarf athysanusAthysanus pusillus / 1
2.28r174 side-oats gramaBouteloua curtipendula10 / 2
2.28r175 pygmy-weedCrassula connata20 / 2
2.28r176~goldback fernPentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis / 1
2.28r177 California popcorn flowerPlagiobothrys collinus var. fulvescens / 1
2.28r178 slender popcorn flowerPlagiobothrys tenellus / 1
2.28r179 *bulbous blue grassPoa bulbosa ssp. vivipara / 1
2.28r180 Parish's campionSilene parishii2 / 2
2.29l181 fringe-podThysanocarpus curvipes3 / 1
2.37   Cross side drainage
 b182 wild canterbury bellsPhacelia minor10 / 1
2.42r  (pink-bracted manzanita, Arctostaphylos pringlei, growing in a rock)
2.43   Three quick switchbacks at drainage
2.43r  (check for different clover, Trifolium sp.)
2.45b183 cotton-thornTetradymia comosa8 / 1
2.48l  (Second farthest tree is Coulter pine, Pinus coulteri)
2.48   Local high point on the trail, elevation 5160 feet (1573 m)
2.51l  (On flat rocks just beyond easy visibility from trail: mountain California-fuchsia, Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium; rock ivesia, Ivesia saxosa)
2.56   Trail now parallels drainage coming in from right
2.57l  (rock ivesia, Ivesia saxosa)
2.57   Cross main side drainage
2.59r184 California brickellbushBrickellia californica2 / 2
2.59   Cross smaller side drainage
2.61r  (closest rock ivesia, Ivesia saxosa; 4 plants at eye level)
2.62r  (white-flowering currant, Ribes indecorum)
2.64l185 short-lobed phaceliaPhacelia brachyloba /
2.64l186 false monkeyflowerMimulus pilosus /
2.69   Switchback left at major side drainage to Penrod Creek; local low point, elevation 5140 feet (1567 m)
2.69r187 California everlastingPseudognaphalium californicum /
2.69r188 Goodings muhlyMuhlenbergia emersleyi10 / 1
2.69b189 spring drabaDraba verna99 / 2
2.69  ?(green miner's lettuce, Claytonia parviflora ssp. viridis; like annual sandwort,Minuartia pusilla?; small-head field clover, Trifolium microcephalum; tomcat clover, Trifolium willdenovii; Engelmann's hedgehog cactus, Echinocereus engelmannii; woodland star, Lithophragma affine)
2.71b190 thick-leaved yerba santaEriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium10 / 3
2.71   Switchback right
2.94   Local high point on trail, elevation 5200 feet (1585 m)
2.97   Cross small drainage
3.01 191 Acton enceliaEncelia actoni1 / 1
3.02   Trail turns left 90°
3.07   Trail turns left 90°
3.13   Switchback right
3.13r192 dead in 2015: pancake prickly-pearOpuntia chlorotica1 / 1
3.16 193 Brewer's monkeyflowerMimulus breweri / 2
3.16 194 Fremont's monkeyflowerMimulus fremontii var. fremontii / 2
3.16 195 whispering bellsEmmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora /
3.22   Switchback left
3.29   Switchback right
3.31b196 mountain California-fuchsiaEpilobium canum ssp. latifolium10 / 2
3.31c197 *Bermuda grassCynodon dactylon1 / 1
3.36l198 *rattail fescueFestuca myuros20 / 1
3.36l  (yarrow, Achillea millefolium; arroyo willow, Salix lasiolepis; velvet ash, Fraxinus velutina)
3.36   Cross Penrod Creek; local low point, elevation 5030 feet (1533 m)
3.36l ~(~slender wheatgrass, ~Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus; common monkeyflower, Mimulus guttatus; ripgut brome, Bromus diandrus; Mexican rush, Juncus mexicanus; ~lesser paintbrush, ~Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis)
3.36l199 water chickweedMontia fontana10 / 1
3.36b200 willow-leaved dockRumex californicus5 / 1
3.36r201sp*sow thistleSonchus sp.1 / 1
3.36r sp(sedge, Carex sp.; purple clarkia, Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera; clover, Trifolium sp.)
3.36l202 spreading fleabaneErigeron divergens3 / 1
3.36l203 bajada lupineLupinus concinnus5 / 1
3.36l  (Cleveland's horkelia, Horkelia clevelandii var. clevelandii; check for dwarf lupine, Lupinus bicolor)
 r204 Coulter's snapdragonAntirrhinum coulterianum / 2
  205 white bluecupGithopsis diffusa ssp. candida /
3.38   Trail turns right 90°
 l206 California groundselSenecio californicus1 / 1
3.40 207 Palomar monkeyflowerMimulus diffusus /
3.41 208~*smooth cat's earHypochaeris glabra /
3.41r209 velvet ashFraxinus velutina1 / 1
3.42   Cross small drainage
  210 mountain carpet cloverTrifolium monanthum ssp. grantianum /
 r  San Bernardino Mountain onionAllium monticola /
3.51   Cross small drainage
  211 *common dandelionTaraxacum officinale /
3.56 212 dense false-giliaAllophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum /
3.58b213 yarrowAchillea millefolium10 / 1
3.58b214 Mexican rushJuncus mexicanus30 / 2
3.58l  PCT marker
  215 blue-eyed grassSisyrinchium bellum /
3.67r  (An amazing rock cliff filled with rock ivesia, Ivesia saxicola.)
3.67r216sspsticky cinquefoilDrymocallis glandulosa1 / 1
3.67   Cross small drainage
3.68r217spshort grass31
  218 tower mustardTurritis glabra1 / 1
  219 dwarf lupineLupinus bicolor50 / 1
3.71b220 brackenPteridium aquilinum var. pubescens20 / 1
3.71l221 American vetchVicia americana ssp. americana /
  222 goldenstarBloomeria crocea /
3.74   Cross sandy drainage of Penrod Creek branch
3.88l  PCT sign in a forest of interior live oak, Q. wislizeni, many with single trunks
3.90   Leave forest
4.02r  PCT sign
4.18   Species beyond this point added by Kirk Anderson from multiple hikes, placed in best estimate of order, sometimes with an educated guess at the mileage. Some need more work to precisely locate them.
  223 Parish' Jacumba milk-vetchAstragalus douglasii var. parishii /
  224 Hall's caulanthusCaulanthus hallii /
4.50 225 Coulter pinePinus coulteri /
4.53   Cross tributary of west branch of Penrod Creek
  226 canyon live oakQuercus chrysolepis /
  227 Utah service-berryAmelanchier utahensis /
4.88   Cross another tributary of west branch of Penrod Creek
5.16   Cross another tributary of west branch of Penrod Creek
5.18   Cross road to marble mine
  228~Nuttall's nemacladusNemacladus ramosissimus /
5.20r229 narrowleaf monardellaMonardella linoides ssp. linoides /
5.60r230 chaparral lotusAcmispon grandiflorus var. grandiflorus /
5.89 231 sticky-leaved rabbitbrushChrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus /
5.90b232 rock buckwheatEriogonum saxatile /
  233 Parish's tauschiaTauschia parishii /
  234 southern mountain phloxPhlox austromontana /
6.00r235 Coville's dwarf abroniaAbronia nana var. covillei35 / 1
6.00r236 narrow-leaved brickelliaBrickellia oblongifolia var. linifolia /
6.12   Saddle, elevation 5940 feet (1810 m); jct. Tunnel Spring Trail (l), Oak Canyon Spring and Live Oak Spring Trails (r); cross to east side of Desert Divide
6.66 237 bush poppyDendromecon rigida /
7.91   Switchback left below Lion Peak
8.09   Switchback right below Lion Peak
8.91   Cross due west of Pine Mountain, elevation 6820 feet (2079 m); trail flattish for next 1.5 miles
9.31   Closest approach to Pyramid Peak
10.15   Little Desert Peak, elevation 6868 feet (2094 m)
10.40l  Saddle; jct. Cedar Spring Trail, elevation 6780 feet (2066 m)
12.57   Cedar Spring Trailhead
    
    Species seen only off-trail in the above guide are repeated here:
  238 San Bernardino Mountain onionAllium monticola /
  239 *ripgut bromeBromus diandrus /
  240 sedgeCarex sp. /
  241 lesser paintbrushCastilleja minor ssp. spiralis /
  242 purple clarkiaClarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera /
  243 green miner's lettuceClaytonia parviflora ssp. viridis /
  244 Engelmann's hedgehog cactusEchinocereus engelmannii /
  245 slender wheatgrassElymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus /
  246 Cleveland's horkeliaHorkelia clevelandii var. clevelandii /
  247 rock ivesiaIvesia saxosa /
  248 woodland starLithophragma affine /
  249 common monkeyflowerMimulus guttatus /
  250 annual sandwortMinuartia pusilla? /
  251 white-flowering currantRibes indecorum /
  252 arroyo willowSalix lasiolepis /
  253 small-head field cloverTrifolium microcephalum /
  254 tomcat cloverTrifolium willdenovii /
http://tchester.org/sb/plants/guides/PCT_n_SR74.html
Updated 3 June 2018.