Observations of Plants Blooming in the San Gabriel Mountains, With Locations, 2000

In these descriptions of the flowers blooming along the trails and roads, plants are generally only listed the first time they are seen along a given trail or road. An exception occurs for trips with significant elevation change. For those trips, the plants are repeated in each elevational section, so that one may see where each one drops out and thus obtain an elevational range, and a sense of the progression of seasons by altitude.

Single plants are listed for reference only and are not included in the Plants Blooming list or Blooms table. Plants that are just beginning to bloom are marked with (b) after the name, and those ending with (e).

For some plants where the common name might be ambiguous, we have given the scientific name in its first occurrence (in time order).

December 20, Big Dalton Canyon (various trails)

December 14, Mt. Lowe (Sunset Ridge from Millard Canyon) Fire Road to Sierra Saddle return via Sunset Trail

December 13, Eaton Canyon

November 25, Chantry Flat to Mt. Zion

October 25, San Gabriel Canyon Road, SR 39

October 22, Glendora Ridge Road

October 19, Angeles Crest Highway, La Cañada to Wrightwood

September 21, Angeles Crest Highway (Charlton Flat) to Devil Peak

September 15, Angeles Crest Highway to Cortelyou Spring (just past Islip Saddle)

August 30, Silver Moccasin Trail: Shortcut Saddle to Chilao

August 19, Kenyon De Vore Trail

August 3, Angeles Crest Highway to Vetter Mountain

July 24, Angeles Crest Highway to Dawson Saddle

July 20, Angeles Crest Highway to Vetter Mountain

July 12, Angeles Crest Highway, Cloudburst Summit to Dorr Canyon (~6000 - 8000')

July 10, Upper Dark Canyon Trail to Grizzly Flats, Vasquez Creek (~3400')

July 10, Angeles Crest Highway, La Cañada to Three Points, Barley Flats Road, Sulfur Springs Road (3N17 and 5N04 plus hike to springs)

Observations April-June 2000

Go to:

Copyright © 2000 by Jane Strong and Tom Chester.
Permission is freely granted to reproduce any or all of this page as long as credit is given to us at this source:
Comments and feedback: Jane Strong | Tom Chester
Updated 12 January 2001.