Plant Guide to Cedar Spring Trail: PCT to Cedar Spring, San Jacinto Mountains - Garner Valley Area

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here#all
0.00   Begin guide at junction with PCT; elevation ~6780 feet (2067 m); Sign: "PCT [L-R]; Cedar Spring 1 mi [ahead]; Apache Spring 8 mi [L]; Live Oak Spring 6 mi [R]; Bull Canyon Road 6 mi [R]"
0.00b1 mountain sagebrushArtemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana20 / 110
0.00l2 canyon live oakQuercus chrysolepis20 / 938
0.00r3 Wright's buckwheatEriogonum wrightii var. membranaceum30 / 911
0.00l4 Parish's tauschiaTauschia parishii10 / 210
0.00r5 *downy bromeBromus tectorum50 / 934
0.00b6spgiliaGilia sp. /  
0.00b7 California penstemonPenstemon californicus10 / 12
0.00l8 desert globemallowSphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa10 / 95
0.00r9~southern mountain phloxPhlox austromontana50 / 93
0.00r10~Palmer's ceanothusCeanothus palmeri99 / 98
0.01b11 mountain grape-soda lupineLupinus excubitus var. austromontanus3 / 110
0.02l12 cupped-leaf ceanothusCeanothus greggii var. perplexans10 / 912
0.02l13 Fremont's goosefootChenopodium fremontii20 / 916
0.03b14 pink-bracted manzanitaArctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupacea50 / 911
0.03r15~Parish's snowberrySymphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii50 / 921
0.03r  (California coffeeberry, Rhamnus californica)
0.03r16~western morning-gloryCalystegia occidentalis ssp. fulcrata3 / 310
0.03r  Check for Chenopodium with linear leaf
0.04l17 slender sunflowerHelianthus gracilentus20 / 517
0.04r18 California coffeeberryRhamnus californica10 / 97
0.04r19 California black oakQuercus kelloggii50 / 919
0.05r ~(spear-leaved mountain dandelion, Agoseris retrorsa)
0.05r20 birch-leaf mountain-mahoganyCercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides99 / 928
0.05l21 goldenrodSolidago californica30 / 353
0.05r22spsuncupCamissonia sp. /  
0.06b23 naked buckwheatEriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum20 / 912
 r24~Sierra gooseberryRibes roezlii var. roezlii3 / 316
0.07l25~southern honeysuckleLonicera subspicata var. denudata2 / 249
0.07l ~(Oriental mustard, Sisymbrium orientale)
0.07r26spgroundsmokeGayophytum sp. /  
0.07r  (white fir, Abies concolor)
0.09r27~Martin's paintbrushCastilleja applegatei ssp. martinii5 / 523
0.11l28~slender wheatgrassElymus trachycaulus20 / 98
0.12l29 San Jacinto Mtns. bedstrawGalium angustifolium ssp. jacinticum10 / 95
0.13r30 California-asterLessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia1 / 165
0.13l31~purple nightshadeSolanum xanti10 / 314
0.14l32 golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum20 / 968
0.14b33~desert Parry manzanitaArctostaphylos parryana ssp. deserticum20 / 32
0.14l34 Parish's bluecurlsTrichostema parishii2 / 25
0.17l35spmonardellaMonardella sp.3 / 1 
0.17l36 squirreltailElymus elymoides2 / 215
0.17r37sptansy mustardDescurainia sp.5 / 1 
0.19r38 Vasey's prickly-pearOpuntia vaseyi1 / 129
0.23l39 western wallflowerErysimum capitatum ssp. capitatum1 / 132
0.24l40spimbricata phacelia?Phacelia imbricata?5 / 1 
0.24l41spashy silk tasselGarrya flavescens1 / 111
0.25r42spdodderCuscuta sp.1 / 1 
0.28r sp(Mojave prickly-pear, Opuntia erinacea var. erinacea; unk per with capsule fruit)
0.30r43spsubshrub buckwheatEriogonum umbellatum or E. microthecum10 / 3 
0.30   Trail becomes steep
0.33l sp(Mariposa lily, Calochortus sp.)
0.36l44 white mugwortArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. albula5 / 19
0.36l45spMariposa lilyCalochortus sp.2 / 2 
0.38r46~southern foothill penstemonPenstemon heterophyllus var. australis2 / 14
0.38   Cross south branch of Cedar Creek; elevation 6560 feet (1999 m)
0.38b47spbitter cherry or chokecherryPrunus emarginata or P. virginiana5 / 1 
0.38l48 mountain California-fuchsiaEpilobium canum ssp. latifolium10 / 117
0.39l49 whorledleaf penstemonKeckiella ternata var. ternata3 / 310
0.39b50spneedlegrassAchnatherum parishii or A. speciosum5 / 2 
0.42l51~California thistleCirsium occidentale var. californicum1 / 118
0.42   Many dead pink-bracted manzanita, Arctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupacea from (1980?) fire
0.43r52 chamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum1 / 143
0.48b53 white-margined oxythecaOxytheca emarginata5 / 14
0.49l54 bush poppyDendromecon rigida5 / 17
0.49r  (Parish's goldenbush, Ericameria parishii var. parishii)
0.51l55 hollyleaf redberryRhamnus ilicifolia1 / 151
0.57l56~California false-indigoAmorpha californica var. californica1 / 15
0.59r57 white-flowering currantRibes indecorum4 / 229
0.66r58~San Diego peaLathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii1 / 126
0.66l59 interior live oakQuercus wislizeni var. frutescens10 / 317
0.70b60 thick-leaved yerba santaEriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium10 / 113
0.70l  (California buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium)
0.70l61spannual mentzeliaMentzelia sp.10 / 1 
0.78l62 incense-cedarCalocedrus decurrens1 / 123
0.81r63 white firAbies concolor1 / 136
0.81r64?like vicia with tendrils?1 / 1 
0.81r65~beaked penstemonPenstemon rostriflorus5 / 118
0.82   Jct. Cedar Spring drainage; elevation 6400 feet (1951 m). Additional species in spring area:
  66sspsticky cinquefoilPotentilla glandulosa / 6
  67 Mexican rushJuncus mexicanus / 27
  68~western columbineAquilegia formosa / 15
  69spsedgeCarex sp. /  
  70sprushbigger Juncus sp. /  
  71 mountain pink currantRibes nevadense / 15
  72 arroyo willowSalix lasiolepis / 46
  73 brackenPteridium aquilinum var. pubescens / 23
  74 California wild roseRosa californica / 15
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Updated 11 November 2008.