Plant Guide to Wellman Divide to San Jacinto Peak, San Jacinto Mountains

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here
0.00lBegin guide at Wellman Divide; elevation ~9720 feet (2963 m); Sign: "[ahead] San Jacinto Peak 2.3 mi; [right] Round Valley 1.0 mi; Long Valley 3.0 mi"; (bracken, Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens)
0.00b1Parish's snowberrySymphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii99 / 9
0.00l2bush chinquapinChrysolepis sempervirens99 / 9
0.00l(white fir, Abies concolor)
0.00b3San Jacinto lupineLupinus hyacinthinus99 / 9
0.00r4limber pinePinus flexilis50 / 9
0.01b5lodgepole pinePinus contorta ssp. murrayana99 / 9
0.08l(Jeffrey pine, Pinus jeffreyi)
0.09b6San Jacinto Mts. keckiellaKeckiella rothrockii var. jacintensis50 / 9
0.09rView of Tram Station
0.10r7southern mountain-monardellaMonardella australis ssp. australis40 / 9
0.13l8San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrushEricameria nauseosa var. bernardina30 / 9
0.14r(wax currant, Ribes cereum var. cereum)
0.14b(ranger's buttons, Sphenosciadium capitellatum)
0.15r(Martin's paintbrush, Castilleja applegatei ssp. martinii)
0.28l9white firAbies concolor7 / 2
0.28l10ranger's buttonsSphenosciadium capitellatum20 / 9
0.43r(green-leaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos patula; 3 plants)
0.46l11Parish's campionSilene parishii3 / 2
0.62b12brown sedgeCarex subfusca55 / 2
0.65Switchback left
0.66l13Watson's spike-mossSelaginella watsonii10 / 2
0.66Switchback right
0.76Elevation 10,000 feet (3048 m)
0.91lCross broad drainage (mountain spray, Holodiscus discolor var. microphyllus, in distance)
1.00l(closer mountain spray, Holodiscus discolor var. microphyllus)
1.09l(shaggy-haired alumroot, Heuchera hirsutissima, 30 feet above trail)
1.10r14wax currantRibes cereum var. cereum5 / 5
1.18Miller Peak is dead ahead to the north; Jean Peak is the prominent peak south of here
1.35r15Ross' sedgeCarex rossii10 / 3
1.35Switchback left near Miller Peak; elevation 10,400 feet (3170 m)
1.53r16pine lousewortPedicularis semibarbata1 / 1
1.68r17Parish's bedstrawGalium parishii1 / 1
1.68r18brittle bladder fernCystopteris fragilis1 / 1
1.73rJct. Deer Springs Trail (ahead) and trail to San Jacinto Peak (right); go right; elevation ~10,580 feet (3225 m); sign: "[left] Little Round Valley 1.3 mi; Deer Springs 8.0 mi; Banning Highway 9.5 mi; Idyllwild 10.0 mi; [right] Peak 0.3 mi; [back] Wellman Divide 1.8 mi; Round Valley 2.8 mi; Tram 4.3 mi; Humber Park 7.3 mi"
1.77Switchback left
1.77r19mountain gooseberryRibes montigenum10 / 2
1.86Y-jct with cut switchback on left; stay right
1.89Switchback left
1.90Jct. other end of cut-switchback use trail
1.91rJct. path to warming rock-shelter hut
1.95Small saddle
1.97r20mountain California-fuchsiaEpilobium canum ssp. latifolium5 / 1
1.97Trail is braided now, and soon disappears, so no "side" is given for the remaining species; scramble over the boulders to get to the peak
1.9821shaggy-haired alumrootHeuchera hirsutissima10 / 1
1.99r22mountain sprayHolodiscus discolor var. microphyllus5 / 1
2.00San Jacinto Peak, elevation 10,842 feet (3305 m)
2.00n(about 20 feet below summit, in Snow Creek gully: Eschscholtz's buttercup, Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. oxynotus; alpine mountain-sorrel, Oxyria digyna)
Species found by Hall in 1902 within 100 feet elevation of summit not on guide:
western columbineAquilegia formosa /
pussy pawsCalyptridium monospermum /
San Jacinto rock drabaDraba saxosa /
spike trisetumTrisetum spicatum /
Additional species vouchered above 10,000 feet (3048 m)
Parry's sand cressCalyptridium parryi var. parryi /
many-ribbed sedgeCarex multicostata /
American parsley fernCryptogramma acrostichoides /
prickly hawkweedHieracium horridum /
beautiful hulseaHulsea vestita ssp. callicarpha /
San Gabriel beardtonguePenstemon labrosus /
few-flowered cloverTrifolium monanthum var. grantianum /

Mile: 0.00 includes all mileages from 0.000 to 0.009; etc.

Side: Side of trail on which the first occurrence is found: left, right, both, or center

#: On-Trail species are numbered in order of first occurrence on trail (touchable without leaving the trail). Off-trail species are in parentheses.

id?: Species without an entry in this column are positively identified. "?" means we are just guessing the identification; "sp" means the genera is probably known, but the species name is uncertain; "~" means we have 95% confidence that this is the determination, but have not yet positively identified it; "ssp" means the subspecies or variety needs to be determined.

#here gives the minimum number of on-trail plants of this species on this trail, with the number of locations on this trail following the /, using maximum values of 99/9. 1/1 means a single plant in a single location; 20/9 means 20 plants occurring in at least 9 locations, etc. http://tchester.org/sb/plants/guides/wellman_SnJt_peak.html
Updated 23 July 2017.