Plant Guide To North Gate to Temecula Gorge, Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

miles#idCommon NameLatin Name#here#all
0.00   North entrance gate; elevation 1180 feet (360 m)
0.00l1 *ripgut bromeBromus diandrus / 38
0.00l2 *soft chessBromus hordeaceus / 28
0.00b3 *shortpod mustardHirschfeldia incana99 / 940
0.00l4 *Russian thistleSalsola tragus / 23
0.00 5 *white-stemmed filareeErodium moschatum / 12
0.00b6 *tocaloteCentaurea melitensis99 / 934
0.00 7 *red bromeBromus madritensis ssp. rubens99 / 940
0.00r8 saw-toothed goldenbushHazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides / 28
0.00b9 white sageSalvia apiana30 / 930
0.00r10 *narrowleaf filagoFilago gallica99 / 932
0.00r11 short-winged deerweedLotus scoparius var. brevialatus30 / 915
0.00 12ssp*foxtail barleyHordeum murinum ssp. leporinum / 14
0.00r13 *creeping Australian saltbushAtriplex semibaccata10 / 510
0.00l14 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium20 / 912
0.00 15 *slender wild oatsAvena barbata / 25
0.00 16 *wild oatsAvena fatua / 16
0.00 17 white everlastingGnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum20 / 931
0.00r18 California-asterLessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia20 / 940
0.00r19 slender tarweedHemizonia fasciculata50 / 910
0.00r sp(Eucalyptus sp.)
0.00 20 *little horseweedConyza bonariensis / 10
0.00b21 California sagebrushArtemisia californica30 / 934
0.00r22 narrowleaf bedstrawGalium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium20 / 941
0.01r23 California everlastingGnaphalium californicum / 28
0.01r24spClarkiaClarkia sp. /  
0.02r25 heartleaf penstemonKeckiella cordifolia / 21
0.02r26 *goldentopLamarckia aurea20 / 212
0.02r  Jct. road.
0.04l27spPacific? sanicleSanicula crassicaulis?1 / 1 
0.04l28 hollyleaf redberryRhamnus ilicifolia10 / 934
0.04 29 California dodderCuscuta californica var. californica / 12
0.05r30spEucalyptusEucalyptus sp1 / 1 
0.05l31 telegraph weedHeterotheca grandiflora30 / 923
0.05l32 cockleburXanthium strumarium10 / 110
0.05 33 *scarlet pimpernelAnagallis arvensis / 17
0.05l34 mule fatBaccharis salicifolia10 / 331
0.05 35 *nit grassGastridium ventricosum / 15
0.06b  Fire hydrants
0.06r36 blue elderberrySambucus mexicana+1 / 138
0.06r37 *tree tobaccoNicotiana glauca1 / 117
0.09b38 San Diego wreathplantStephanomeria diegensis30 / 515
0.09l  (laurel sumac, Malosma laurina)
0.10 39 San Diego morning-gloryCalystegia macrostegia ssp. tenuifolia20 / 516
0.12l  Jct. Via Novilla.
0.14l40 coast live oakQuercus agrifolia var. agrifolia+2 / 233
0.15l  Jct. entrance for Via Novilla coming from south.
0.18l  Short side road to San Diego Aqueduct pipeline service point.
0.19b41 *prickly lettuceLactuca serriola10 / 925
0.20l  Jct. North Rim Trail; elevation 1150 feet (350 m). See separate field guide for that trail.
0.21   Short side road to San Diego Aqueduct pipeline service point.
 l42 purple needlegrassNassella pulchra5 / 110
0.22l43 California poppyEschscholzia californica5 / 120
0.22   Local high point on road; begin steep descent.
0.25l44 coastal goldenbushIsocoma menziesii+2 / 19
0.29r  (coyote bush, Baccharis pilularis)
0.33l  Jct. bulldozer "dump" path from regrading road.
0.33l45 *bermuda grassCynodon dactylon30 / 918
  46sppurple vetchVicia sp.1 / 1 
0.35   Cross very small drainage
0.35l  Short side road to San Diego Aqueduct pipeline service point.
0.37 47?dwarf lupine?Lupinus bicolor? /  
0.38l48 horseweedConyza canadensis10 / 524
0.38 49 *sow thistleSonchus oleraceus / 25
0.38   Local low point on road.
0.39l50 unk dead annual like Eriogonum davidsonii in habit, but no involucre.11
0.40l  Jct road to North Field Station, uphill; stay right.
0.41l51 *horehoundMarrubium vulgare5 / 122
0.41   Gate across road before descent to Temecula Gorge; elevation ~1080 feet (330 m)
0.43r52 laurel sumacMalosma laurina1 / 131
0.43b53 slender wreathplantStephanomeria exigua ssp. deanei30 / 99
0.44r54 *high mallowMalva sylvestris2 / 12
0.45l55 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum20 / 939
0.46r56 bicolored everlastingGnaphalium bicolor20 / 525
0.46r57 California four o'clockMirabilis californica30 / 915
0.47r  (bird's-foot fern, Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata)
0.48r58 Bigelow's spike-mossSelaginella bigelovii10 / 415
0.48r59 California chalk lettuceDudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta5 / 38
0.48r60 ladies fingersDudleya edulis1 / 17
0.48r61 bur-ragweedAmbrosia acanthicarpa30 / 913
0.49r62spannual PhaceliaPhacelia sp.10 / 1 
0.49r63 giant needlegrassAchnatherum coronatum10 / 919
0.49r64 meally white pincushionChaenactis artemisiifolia30 / 911
0.49 65 *sourcloverMelilotus indicus / 15
0.50 66 *redstem filareeErodium cicutarium / 40
 r67sp*white? goosefootChenopodium album? /  
0.51r  First California chalk lettuce, Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta, in 2003.
0.51r68 golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum30 / 944
0.53   Road curves gradually right
0.55l69 California suncupCamissonia californica30 / 917
0.56   Cross under powerlines.
0.56 70 stinging lupineLupinus hirsutissimus10 / 512
0.58r71~cottony fernCheilanthes newberryi2 / 13
0.58r  First ladies fingers, Dudleya edulis, in 2003.
0.58r72 bush monkeyflowerMimulus aurantiacus5 / 233
0.58l73 sugar bushRhus ovata1 / 121
0.58r74 bird's-foot fernPellaea mucronata var. mucronata5 / 220
0.58 75 wild canterbury bellsPhacelia minor / 14
0.58r  (lanceleaf dudleya, Dudleya lanceolata)
0.58r76 sweetbushBebbia juncea var. aspera20 / 96
0.58l77 chamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum+1 / 130
0.59r78?unk grass
0.60 79 sacred daturaDatura wrightii5 / 514
0.60 80 *California burcloverMedicago polymorpha / 28
0.60r81 California brickellbushBrickellia californica10 / 924
0.61 82 Bishop's lotusLotus strigosus / 25
0.63 83 *Mediterranean schismusSchismus barbatus / 14
0.64 84 small-seeded spurgeChamaesyce polycarpa5 / 311
0.64r85~wild pepper-grassLepidium virginicum10 / 4 
0.65 86 popcorn flowerCryptantha intermedia / 21
0.65r87 odoraPorophyllum gracile5 / 34
 r  (chaparral yucca, Yucca whipplei)
0.66   Switchback left.
0.66 88 coffee fernPellaea andromedifolia5 / 319
0.67r89 chaparral bush mallowMalacothamnus fasciculatus3 / 111
0.67r90 California bee plantScrophularia californica ssp. floribunda5 / 310
 r91 chaparral yuccaYucca whipplei / 23
0.68r  Small concrete road drainage
0.69r  Small concrete road drainage
0.70r92 California crotonCroton californicus20 / 46
0.72l  Road drainage grate.
0.76r  Small concrete road drainage
0.76r  Pole with 3 cameras pointing to Gorge.
  93 purple snapdragonAntirrhinum nuttallianum ssp. nuttallianum3 / 112
0.77r94 brittlebushEncelia farinosa10 / 25
0.78b  First sacred datura, Datura wrightii, in 2003.
0.81r95 wild-cucumberMarah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus / 36
0.81r96 branching phaceliaPhacelia ramosissima var. latifolia5 / 225
0.81   Switchback right. The old road (on the USGS Topo Map) continued straight, across the river.
0.81b97 Engelmann oakQuercus engelmannii2 / 114
0.81l98 Spanish cloverLotus purshianus var. purshianus5 / 117
0.81r99 toyonHeteromeles arbutifolia1 / 137
0.82 100 collar lupineLupinus truncatus10 / 218
0.82 101 *winter vetchVicia villosa ssp. varia10 / 111
0.82l102 Fremont cottonwoodPopulus fremontii ssp. fremontii10 / 37
0.82l  mule fat (male and female side by side)
0.82 103 *curly dockRumex crispus / 15
0.82l104 western ragweedAmbrosia psilostachya20 / 226
0.82l105 *white sweetcloverMelilotus albus20 / 26
0.84l106 silky lotusLotus heermannii var. heermannii2 / 16
 l107 seaside heliotropeHeliotropium curassavicum3 / 17
0.85l  Rain gauge and weather station
0.86   Road turns left 90° to cross River on an Arizona crossing.
0.86l108 narrowleaf willowSalix exigua2 / 15
0.87l109 arroyo willowSalix lasiolepis1 / 127
0.87l110 smooth scouring rushEquisetum laevigatum10 / 12
0.88l111 red willowSalix laevigata1 / 116
0.88l112 *tall fescueFestuca arundinacea5 / 12
0.88r113 *English plantainPlantago lanceolata5 / 115
0.88l114 American tuleScirpus americanus10 / 13
0.88b115 *rabbits-foot grassPolypogon monspeliensis10 / 113
0.88l116~broadleaf cattailTypha latifolia10 / 14
0.88r117 *rattail fescueVulpia myuros var. myuros10 / 111
0.88r118 western goldenrodEuthamia occidentalis10 / 12
0.88b119 water cressRorippa nasturtium-aquaticum10 / 19
0.88l120 *brass-buttonsCotula coronopifolia / 3
0.88l121 knot grassPaspalum distichum5 / 13
0.88r122 willowherbEpilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum5 / 115
0.88r123 common monkeyflowerMimulus guttatus1 / 18
0.88   Water of the Santa Margarita River; elevation ~775 feet (235 m); the following species are reached by a brief excursion on the bedrock just upstream; end guide.
    
0.88 124 *celeryApium graveolens1 / 13
0.88 125 black willowSalix gooddingii1 / 16
0.88 126?low juncus / sedge?10 / 1 
0.88 127?unk sedge?10 / 1 
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Last update: 11 July 2004.