Daley Ranch: Plant Guide to Rock Ridge Trail

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here#all
0.00   Begin trail guide at south junction with the Boulder Loop Trail, in grassland sometimes called "Boulder Loop Meadow"; elevation 1580 feet (480 m)
0.00b1 toad rushJuncus bufonius var. bufonius99 / 92
0.00c2 slender woolly marblesPsilocarphus tenellus var. tenellus2 / 11
0.00c3 *weak blue grassPoa infirma2 / 12
0.00b4 slender tarweedHemizonia fasciculata30 / 512
0.00b5 *grass polyLythrum hyssopifolia20 / 42
0.00b6 *narrowleaf filagoFilago gallica99 / 944
0.00b7 *windmill pinkSilene gallica99 / 929
0.00b8 red maidsCalandrinia ciliata2 / 114
0.00l9 pygmy-weedCrassula connata99 / 921
0.00b10 *scarlet pimpernelAnagallis arvensis+99 / 925
0.00b11 *long-beaked filareeErodium botrys / 6
0.00b12 *rattail fescueVulpia myuros var. myuros / 12
0.00b13 owl's-cloverCastilleja densiflora+50 / 93
0.00b14 *red bromeBromus madritensis ssp. rubens / 48
0.00r15 popcorn flowerCryptantha intermedia / 23
0.00r16 San Diego mountain mahoganyCercocarpus minutiflorus20 / 511
0.00r17 Spanish cloverLotus purshianus var. purshianus / 26
0.00r18 hooked skunkweedNavarretia hamata ssp. hamata99 / 95
0.00r19 *wall bedstrawGalium parisiense99 / 96
0.00r20 *tocaloteCentaurea melitensis50 / 543
0.00r21 *sow thistleSonchus oleraceus / 30
0.00r22 rough-seeded blue toad-flaxLinaria canadensis var. texana / 7
0.00r23 *soft chessBromus hordeaceus50 / 538
0.00b24 *smooth cat's earHypochaeris glabra / 30
0.00r25 slender combseedPectocarya linearis ssp. ferocula / 3
0.00r26 graceful popcorn flowerPlagiobothrys collinus var. gracilis10 / 21
0.00r  (California buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum)
0.00r27 blue-eyed grassSisyrinchium bellum30 / 519
0.00r  (mouse-ear chickweed, Cerastium glomeratum)
0.00b28 dove weedEremocarpus setigerus10 / 124
0.00r29 western ragweedAmbrosia psilostachya20 / 235
0.00r30 black sageSalvia mellifera5 / 339
0.00b31 California-asterLessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia20 / 951
0.00l32 Mariposa rushJuncus dubius50 / 92
0.00r33 hollyleaf cherryPrunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia10 / 512
0.00l34 deergrassMuhlenbergia rigens10 / 320
0.00r35 poison oakToxicodendron diversilobum10 / 343
0.00l36 *ripgut bromeBromus diandrus99 / 946
0.00l37 checkerbloomSidalcea malviflora ssp. sparsifolia50 / 926
0.01r  (Ramona lilac, Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus)
0.01r38~small-head field cloverTrifolium microcephalum / 6
0.01r  Jct. illegal path to boulders; trail curves left
0.01l39 narrow-leaf milkweedAsclepias fascicularis20 / 56
0.02l40?unk short-rhizomatous per like carex?50 / 5 
0.02l41~nodding needlegrassNassella cernua / 11
0.02l42 *purple false-bromeBrachypodium distachyon30 / 35
0.02r43 chamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum10 / 337
0.02l44 *mouse-ear chickweedCerastium glomeratum / 14
0.02l  (fragrant everlasting, Gnaphalium canescens ssp. beneolens)
0.03r  (California everlasting, Gnaphalium californicum)
0.03l45 fragrant everlastingGnaphalium canescens ssp. beneolens1 / 118
0.04r46 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum / 48
0.04l  (Engelmann oak, Quercus engelmannii)
0.04r  (laurel sumac, Malosma laurina)
0.04l47 *slender wild oatsAvena barbata / 28
0.04r  (climbing bedstraw, Galium nuttallii ssp. nuttallii; saw-toothed goldenbush, Hazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides)
0.04l48 rush-roseHelianthemum scoparium30 / 511
0.06l49 Torrey's scrub oakQuercus acutidens3 / 226
0.07l50 *nit grassGastridium ventricosum10 / 319
0.07l51 golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum5 / 352
0.07l  (bush monkeyflower, Mimulus aurantiacus)
0.07b52 saw-toothed goldenbushHazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides10 / 534
0.08r53 meally white pincushionChaenactis artemisiifolia5 / 513
0.08r54 thick-leaved yerba santaEriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium5 / 27
0.08r  (Woodrat's nest)
0.08l55 Ramona lilacCeanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus10 / 38
0.09r56ssppurple snapdragonAntirrhinum nuttallianum20 / 5 
0.09r57spsuncupCamissonia sp. /  
0.10r58~common bedstrawGalium aparine / 40
0.10r59 laurel sumacMalosma laurina3 / 140
0.10r60spMariposa lilyCalochortus sp.+ /  
0.10r61 bird's-foot fernPellaea mucronata var. mucronata2 / 229
0.11r  (chaparral yucca, Yucca whipplei)
0.11l62 threadstemPterostegia drymarioides / 27
0.11l63 seedling: Ramona horkelia?seedling Horkelia truncata? /  
0.11l64~everlasting nest-strawStylocline gnaphaloides / 8
0.11b65 *Mediterranean pygmy-weedCrassula tillaea / 7
0.11l66spcotton-batting plant?Gnaphalium stramineum? /  
0.11l67 *redstem filareeErodium cicutarium / 53
0.11l68~*brass-buttonsCotula coronopifolia / 4
0.11l  Jct. illegal path; switchback right.
0.11l69 mission manzanitaXylococcus bicolor10 / 313
0.11l70~small-flowered soap plantChlorogalum parviflorum / 7
0.11r71 California filagoFilago californica / 17
0.11b72spprostrate spineflower?Chorizanthe procumbens?50 / 53
0.11r73 common skullcapScutellaria tuberosa20 / 32
0.12r74 sugar bushRhus ovata2 / 125
0.12l75 *prickly sow thistleSonchus asper ssp. asper / 21
0.13   Local high point on trail; elevation 1620 feet (495 m)
0.13l76~canchalaguaCentaurium venustum5 / 56
0.13l77 Palomar monkeyflowerMimulus palmeri+10 / 21
0.15l78 minute-flowered cryptanthaCryptantha micromeres1 / 13
0.15l  Liverwort area
0.15l  (The "Phallus rock", aka "The Significant Digit")
0.15l79 wild-cucumberMarah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus2 / 242
0.15l80 six-weeks fescueVulpia octoflora var. octoflora5 / 13
0.15l81 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium1 / 116
0.15r82 wild celeryApiastrum angustifolium30 / 212
0.15r83 meadow-rueThalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum5 / 35
0.15r84 western pearlwortSagina decumbens ssp. occidentalis30 / 31
0.15r85 few-flowered heterocodonHeterocodon rariflorum10 / 32
0.17r86 California everlastingGnaphalium californicum2 / 241
0.18r87 milk maidsCardamine californica15 / 38
0.18r  (southern honeysuckle, Lonicera subspicata var. denudata)
0.18l88 Parish's purple nightshadeSolanum parishii2 / 218
0.18l89 blue dicksDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum10 / 244
0.18r  (scaly lipfern, Cheilanthes clevelandii)
0.19r90 coast-range melicMelica imperfecta2 / 239
0.19l91 climbing bedstrawGalium nuttallii ssp. nuttallii1 / 130
0.19r92 narrowleaf bedstrawGalium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium1 / 144
0.19r  (Nice stand of mission manzanita, Xylococcus bicolor)
0.19   Switchback left.
0.20r93 toyonHeteromeles arbutifolia2 / 144
0.21l94 bush monkeyflowerMimulus aurantiacus2 / 241
0.21l95 southern tauschiaTauschia arguta6 / 28
0.21l96 *Italian thistleCarduus pycnocephalus+1 / 113
0.21l97 silverback fernPentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa5 / 16
0.21l98 scaly lipfernCheilanthes clevelandii5 / 13
0.21l99 California lace fernAspidotis californica3 / 19
0.21l100 California wood fernDryopteris arguta1 / 116
0.21l  The many lichens growing on the bark of the coast live oak here suggests it is a slow-growing dwarfed specimen, caused perhaps by the lack of soil available to its roots.
0.21l101 coast live oakQuercus agrifolia var. agrifolia2 / 243
0.22   Local high point on trail, then a local low point on trail.
0.23r102 chaparral yuccaYucca whipplei5 / 329
0.24l  (foothill needlegrass, Nassella lepida)
0.25   Local low point on trail; elevation 1600 feet (488 m)
0.26l  Ramona horkeliaHorkelia truncata+10 / 32
0.27   Trail jags right.
0.29   Trail begins a steep climb.
0.29l103 California plantainPlantago erecta / 11
0.29l  (hollyleaf redberry, Rhamnus ilicifolia; seashore bentgrass, Agrostis pallens)
0.29l104 white-flowering currantRibes indecorum1 / 121
0.29r105 triangular-fruit sedgeCarex triquetra5 / 214
0.29r106spMariposa lilyCalochortus sp.+5 / 3 
0.32l107 bicolored everlastingGnaphalium bicolor2 / 230
0.32r108 white everlastingGnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum2 / 235
0.32r109 California brickellbushBrickellia californica1 / 128
0.32l110 tomcat cloverTrifolium willdenovii5 / 110
0.32r111 Bigelow's spike-mossSelaginella bigelovii1 / 118
0.33l112 California chalk lettuceDudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta1 / 110
0.33l113 California sagebrushArtemisia californica5 / 244
0.33 114 *wild oatsAvena fatua5 / 117
0.37l115 tuberous sanicleSanicula tuberosa10 / 22
0.38l116?unk tiny erect annual with alt shield-shaped leaves?10 / 1 
0.38r  Wooden fence blocking off illegal trail; trail ends steep climb.
0.38l117 chaffweedCentunculus minimus5 / 21
0.38l118 seashore bentgrassAgrostis pallens20 / 25
0.38r119 bristly bird's beakCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus10 / 325
0.40l120 long-leaf plantainPlantago elongata10 / 11
0.40   Trail curves left.
0.40r  (a bonsai coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia; ladies fingers, Dudleya edulis)
0.40r121 strigose lotusLotus strigosus10 / 128
0.40r122 bajada lupineLupinus concinnus1 / 110
0.40r123sspdeerweedLotus scoparius /  
0.41l124 matchweedGutierrezia sarothrae / 6
0.41r125 coyote bushBaccharis pilularis10 / 324
0.41b126 *starwortSpergula arvensis ssp. arvensis10 / 12
0.43l127 southern honeysuckleLonicera subspicata var. denudata3 / 240
0.44l128 California adder's-tongueOphioglossum californicum10 / 11
0.45r129 Eastwood manzanitaArctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. zacaensis2 / 211
0.45l130 Engelmann oakQuercus engelmannii1 / 124
0.48l  Highest point on trail, elevation 1730 feet (527 m); (Large perched boulder looking like a mouse or tribble facing left, with elephant skin on the near side.)
0.49l131 Pacific sanicleSanicula crassicaulis1 / 119
0.50b132 Cleveland sageSalvia clevelandii10 / 24
0.53r133 coastal goldenbushIsocoma menziesii+1 / 114
0.54   Trail makes a long 90° curve right.
0.55l134 leafy daisyErigeron foliosus var. foliosus3 / 336
0.57   Local high point on trail; trail curves left.
0.58l135 California bee plantScrophularia californica ssp. floribunda1 / 114
0.58r136 *common groundselSenecio vulgaris10 / 117
0.60c137 telegraph weedHeterotheca grandiflora1 / 132
0.60c138 *Bermuda grassCynodon dactylon10 / 127
0.60   End trail guide at north junction with the Boulder Loop Trail; elevation ~1705 feet (520 m)
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Last update: 2 April 2005.