Plant Guide to Nature Trail, James Reserve, San Jacinto Mountains

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here
0.00Begin trail at northeast end of parking area, at sign "Nature Trail"; elevation 5400 feet (1646 m)
0.00l1Sierra Nevada lotusAcmispon nevadensis var. nevadensis20 / 4
0.00l2wild tarragonArtemisia dracunculus50 / 2
0.00l3wild pepper-grassLepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii1 / 1
0.00r4incense-cedarCalocedrus decurrens99 / 9
0.00b5*downy bromeBromus tectorum99 / 5
0.00l6Jepson's blue wildryeElymus glaucus ssp. glaucus99 / 9
0.00l7brackenPteridium aquilinum var. pubescens99 / 9
0.00r8canyon live oakQuercus chrysolepis99 / 9
0.00r9Sierra hoary coffeeberryFrangula californica ssp. cuspidata50 / 9
0.00l10ponderosa pinePinus ponderosa var. pacifica99 / 9
0.01r11western columbineAquilegia formosa20 / 2
0.01r12Parish's burning bushEuonymus occidentalis var. parishii50 / 2
0.01r13Fendler's meadow-rueThalictrum fendleri var. fendleri15 / 3
0.01l14stinging nettleUrtica dioica ssp. holosericea10 / 1
0.01First crossing of Indian Creek
0.01l15fragile sheath sedgeCarex fracta50 / 9
0.01b16mountain pink currantRibes nevadense99 / 5
0.01r17woodland strawberryFragaria vesca99 / 2
0.02l18mountain California-fuchsiaEpilobium canum ssp. latifolium99 / 9
0.02l19sticky cinquefoilDrymocallis glandulosa var. viscida30 / 4
0.02l20Cleveland's horkeliaHorkelia clevelandii var. clevelandii20 / 1
0.02b21California black oakQuercus kelloggii50 / 5
0.02l(western azalea, Rhododendron occidentale; pinedrops, Pterospora andromedea)
0.02l22Mexican rushJuncus mexicanus99 / 2
0.02l(white-veined wintergreen, Pyrola picta)
0.02l23~*mouse-ear chickweedCerastium glomeratum99 / 1
0.03l24silky lotusAcmispon heermannii var. heermannii30 / 5
0.03l25whisker-brushLeptosiphon ciliatus99 / 1
0.03r26California bromeBromus carinatus var. carinatus99 / 1
0.03b27narrowleaf bedstrawGalium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium40 / 5
0.03r28broad-leaved lotusHosackia crassifolia var. crassifolia5 / 1
0.03r29deergrassMuhlenbergia rigens99 / 9
0.03r30mustang mintMonardella breweri ssp. lanceolata99 / 9
0.03l31mountain red-root cryptanthaCryptantha micrantha var. lepida99 / 3
0.03l(pink-bracted manzanita, Arctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupacea; Coulter pine, Pinus coulteri; sugar pine, Pinus lambertiana; goldenrod, Solidago velutina ssp. californica)
0.03r(naked buckwheat, Eriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum)
0.03eSign: “Camp Limit”
0.03l32pinegrove groundsmokeGayophytum oligospermum20 / 1
0.03r33San Bernardino suncupCamissoniopsis confusa20 / 2
0.04r34swamp sedgeCarex senta50 / 9
0.04l35Wright's buckwheatEriogonum wrightii var. membranaceum99 / 9
0.04b36groundsmokeGayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum99 / 1
0.05r37short-flowered monardellaMonardella nana50 / 9
0.05r38curve-flowered skullcapScutellaria siphocampyloides99 / 3
0.05l39coastal giliaGilia diegensis8 / 1
0.05r40San Jacinto Mtns. bedstrawGalium angustifolium ssp. jacinticum99 / 9
0.06r41rigid hedge-nettleStachys rigida30 / 2
0.06r42goldenrodSolidago velutina ssp. californica99 / 5
0.06r43Parish's lupineLupinus latifolius var. parishii2 / 2
0.06r44green miner's lettuceClaytonia parviflora ssp. viridis10 / 1
0.07Second crossing of Indian Creek
0.07r45pinedropsPterospora andromedea20 / 5
0.08b46smooth scouring rushEquisetum laevigatum99 / 1
0.10l47sugar pinePinus lambertiana50 / 9
0.11r48Coulter pinePinus coulteri50 / 9
0.12l49white firAbies concolor20 / 2
0.12r50little prince's pineChimaphila menziesii50 / 1
0.12lJct. use trail to Creek
0.14l51Palmer's ceanothusCeanothus palmeri30 / 1
0.14l(subarctic lady-fern, Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum)
0.16l52thimbleberryRubus parviflorus20 / 1
0.16l53western azaleaRhododendron occidentale99 / 5
0.16r54white-veined wintergreenPyrola picta30 / 3
0.17b55spreading dogbaneApocynum androsaemifolium30 / 2
0.17l(lemon lily, Lilium parryi)
0.19l(snow-plant, Sarcodes sanguinea)
0.21l56spotted coralrootCorallorhiza maculata30 / 2
0.23First branch of third crossing of Indian Creek
0.25r57lemon lilyLilium parryi15 / 1
0.25Second branch of third crossing of Indian Creek, on a wood plank
0.31Switchback left
0.31b58forest sedgeCarex multicaulis5 / 3
0.31l59western morning-gloryCalystegia occidentalis ssp. fulcrata20 / 2
0.31r60western lupineLupinus formosus var. formosus20 / 1
0.32Switchback right
0.33l61pink-bracted manzanitaArctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupacea99 / 9
0.34Switchback left
0.34r(chaparral yucca, Hesperoyucca whipplei)
0.34r62naked buckwheatEriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum20 / 5
0.35r63chaparral yuccaHesperoyucca whipplei20 / 3
0.35First of three high points on trail, elevation 5550 feet
0.36r64interior live oakQuercus wislizeni var. frutescens50 / 9
0.39r(southern honeysuckle, Lonicera subspicata var. denudata; southern tauschia, Tauschia arguta)
0.39l(California bay, Umbellularia californica)
0.40r(whorledleaf penstemon, Keckiella ternata var. ternata; California elegant rock-cress, Boechera californica)
0.44Switchback right
0.45Switchback left
0.47l65spHall's bromeBromus hallii2 / 1
0.47r(blue dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum; California buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium)
0.47e66chaparral whitethornCeanothus leucodermis40 / 5
0.47r67California-asterCorethrogyne filaginifolia50 / 9
0.47r68wide-throated yellow monkeyflowerMimulus brevipes99 / 9
0.47l(woolly angelica, Angelica tomentosa)
0.47r69leafy daisyErigeron foliosus var. foliosus99 / 9
0.47l70southern honeysuckleLonicera subspicata var. denudata20 / 4
0.47r71southern mountain woolly-starEriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum40 / 9
0.48l72golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum30 / 9
0.48l73squirreltailElymus elymoides20 / 3
0.48l74slender hairgrassDeschampsia elongata5 / 1
0.48Second of three high points on trail
0.49r75Fremont's monkeyflowerMimulus fremontii var. fremontii99 / 5
0.50b76rattail fescueFestuca myuros40 / 2
0.55b77Parish's tauschiaTauschia parishii50 / 5
0.56r78pine dwarf-mistletoeArceuthobium campylopodum1 / 1
0.56Third of three high points on trail
0.63r79Jones' prickly-nut cryptanthaCryptantha muricata var. jonesii20 / 1
0.64r80coast-range melicMelica imperfecta5 / 1
0.65r81popcorn flowerCryptantha intermedia var. intermedia12 / 1
0.68b82wide-glumed needle grassStipa latiglumis2 / 1
0.69r83strigose lotusAcmispon strigosus10 / 1
0.69r(Martin's paintbrush, Castilleja applegatei ssp. martinii; small fescue, Festuca microstachys)
0.69r84scarlet buglerPenstemon centranthifolius30 / 9
0.69r85beautiful hulseaHulsea vestita ssp. callicarpha5 / 2
0.71r86bristly bird's beakCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setiger7 / 1
0.71b87spwestern needlegrassStipa occidentalis5 / 1
0.73r88June grassKoeleria macrantha1 / 1
0.75l89San Gabriel beardtonguePenstemon labrosus99 / 3
0.76r90Martin's paintbrushCastilleja applegatei ssp. martinii40 / 3
0.77l(oak mistletoe, Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum)
0.78(goosefoot yellow violet, Viola purpurea ssp. quercetorum)
0.79l91San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrushEricameria nauseosa var. bernardina2 / 1
0.79T-jct. with road; go left
0.80r92three-lobed oxythecaSidotheca trilobata5 / 1
0.80l93diamond-petaled clarkiaClarkia rhomboidea20 / 1
0.82b94slender everlastingPseudognaphalium thermale20 / 2
0.82l(woodland spurge, Euphorbia lurida)
0.85r95Mexican manzanitaArctostaphylos pungens1 / 1
0.85r96imbricate phaceliaPhacelia imbricata var. patula2 / 1
0.86T-Jct. with entrance road; go left
0.86r97California elegant rock-cressBoechera californica5 / 1
0.86r98*English plantainPlantago lanceolata20 / 2
0.87l99Lewis' flaxLinum lewisii var. lewisii20 / 1
0.87l(Parry's green-gentian, Frasera parryi)
0.87l100yarrowAchillea millefolium5 / 1
0.87l101blue dicksDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum16 / 1
0.89l102birch-leaf mountain-mahoganyCercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides1 / 1
0.90r103yellow willowSalix lutea1 / 1
0.90b104white alderAlnus rhombifolia2 / 1
0.90b105common monkeyflowerMimulus guttatus99 / 2
0.90l106streambank lotusHosackia oblongifolia var. oblongifolia30 / 1
0.90l(stream orchid, Epipactis gigantea)
0.90r107subarctic lady-fernAthyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum3 / 1
0.90b108scarlet monkeyflowerMimulus cardinalis10 / 1
0.90r109willow-leaved dockRumex californicus1 / 1
0.90r110horsetailEquisetum hyemale ssp. affine2 / 1
0.90Middle of bridge over fourth crossing of Indian Creek
0.90r111giant chain fernWoodwardia fimbriata1 / 1
0.90r112*common bedstrawGalium aparine2 / 1
0.90r113Utah service-berryAmelanchier utahensis2 / 1
0.90l114California wild roseRosa californica20 / 1
0.92l115Davidson's buckwheatEriogonum davidsonii5 / 1
0.93l116slender wreathplantStephanomeria exigua ssp. deanei1 / 1
0.94b117sticky lessingiaLessingia glandulifera var. glandulifera99 / 2
0.96r118woolly angelicaAngelica tomentosa30 / 1
1.00End trail at Parking Area
species from Jim Roberts with unspecified location
119Parry's green-gentianFrasera parryi /
120white hawkweedHieracium albiflorum /
121thread plantNemacladus longiflorus var. longiflorus /
species seen only off-trail
122stream orchidEpipactis gigantea /
123California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium /
124woodland spurgeEuphorbia lurida /
125small fescueFestuca microstachys /
126whorledleaf penstemonKeckiella ternata var. ternata /
127oak mistletoePhoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum /
128snow-plantSarcodes sanguinea /
129southern tauschiaTauschia arguta /
130California bayUmbellularia californica /
131goosefoot yellow violetViola purpurea ssp. quercetorum /
http://tchester.org/sb/plants/guides/james_nature_trail.html
Updated 8 July 2016.