Plant Guide to PCT from Dawson Saddle / Throop Peak Junction to Windy Gap

Introduction and Explanation of Plant Trail Guides

Introduction
The Plant Guide

Introduction

This guide is to the PCT from the Dawson Saddle Trail Junction to Windy Gap. It was made from two trips:

The Plant Guide

See Notes on the Scientific Names Used At This Site.

An asterisk (*) before the common name indicates a non-native taxon.

The #Pls represents the minimum number of plants of each species visible from the trail, up to a maximum of 99.

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MileS#id?Common NameScientific Name#Pls
   Begin guide at jct. with Dawson Saddle Trail, elevation 8860 feet
0.00b1 white firAbies concolor99
0.00r2 green-leaf manzanitaArctostaphylos patula99
0.00b3 bush chinquapinChrysolepis sempervirens99
0.00b4 silky lupineLupinus elatus99
0.00b5 lodgepole pinePinus contorta ssp. murrayana50
0.00b6 limber pinePinus flexilis20
0.00l7 Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi99
0.01l8 squirreltailElymus elymoides99
0.01l9 Grinnell's beardtonguePenstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii99
0.01 10 San Bernardino beardtonguePenstemon caesius99
0.01 11 California needlegrassStipa occidentalis var. californica30
0.02l12 *downy bromeBromus tectorum99
0.02l13 mountain whitethornCeanothus cordulatus99
0.02l14 Fremont's goosefootChenopodium fremontii99
0.02l15 San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrushEricameria nauseosa var. bernardina99
0.02l16 threadleaf common rabbitbrushEricameria nauseosa var. oreophila99
0.02l17 Davidson's buckwheatEriogonum davidsonii40
0.02l18 pinegrove groundsmokeGayophytum oligospermum30
0.02l19 red-rayed hulseaHulsea heterochroma30
0.02l20 coyote tobaccoNicotiana attenuata10
0.02 21 pussy pawsCalyptridium monospermum30
0.02b22 southern alpine buckwheatEriogonum kennedyi var. alpigenum99
0.02r23 Sierra gooseberryRibes roezlii var. roezlii14
0.02l24 groundsmokeGayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum10
0.02l25 woolly mountain-parsleyOreonana vestita50
0.03b26 leafy daisyErigeron foliosus var. foliosus30
0.03 27 wax currantRibes cereum var. cereum30
0.03r28 volcanic giliaGilia ochroleuca ssp. vivida99
0.03r29 southern Sierra phaceliaPhacelia austromontana99
0.03 30 white catch-flySilene verecunda30
0.04 31 rock buckwheatEriogonum saxatile50
0.04r Approximate junction with new Throop Peak Trail. The PCT contours around the east side of Throop Peak
0.05 32 santolina pincushionChaenactis santolinoides5
0.06 33 mountain California-fuchsiaEpilobium canum ssp. latifolium30
0.06 34 mountain sprayHolodiscus discolor var. microphyllus25
0.11r35 spineless horsebrushTetradymia canescens99
0.13b36 fragile sheath sedgeCarex fracta30
0.18 37 Ross' sedgeCarex rossii2
0.19 38 pine lousewortPedicularis semibarbata30
0.30r39 snow-plantSarcodes sanguinea1
0.38 40 beaked penstemonPenstemon rostriflorus99
0.42 41 blue elderberrySambucus nigra ssp. caerulea10
0.45 42 alpine sulfur-flowered buckwheatEriogonum umbellatum var. minus99
0.48  Saddle on southwest side of Throop Peak. Trail now mostly follows the ridge
0.53 43 Wright's buckwheatEriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum20
0.53r44 Burlew's onionAllium burlewii50
0.55b45 Parish's oxythecaAcanthoscyphus parishii var. parishii75
0.73r46 granite prickly phloxLinanthus pungens50
0.77r47 Tehachapi ragwortPackera ionophylla5
0.77r48 rock goldenbushEricameria cuneata var. cuneata1
0.79r49 California cliff-brakePellaea mucronata var. californica40
0.80r50 urn-flowered alumrootHeuchera elegans99
0.93l Jct. with trail to Mount Hawkins
0.93r51 bitter rootLewisia rediviva var. minor15
0.97l52 broad-seeded rock-cressBoechera platysperma7
1.20 53 grey-leaved violetViola pinetorum ssp. grisea5
1.28 54 Southern California drabaDraba corrugata50
1.29l55 Wright's collinsiaCollinsia torreyi var. wrightii99
1.34l56 white-bark raspberryRubus leucodermis1
1.35r57 mountain pink currantRibes nevadense10
1.35 58 blue wildryeElymus glaucus ssp. glaucus1
1.43 59 pine-woods fritillaryFritillaria pinetorum60
1.45 60 clasping-leaved caulanthusCaulanthus amplexicaulis99
1.49 61 Parish's broomrapeOrobanche parishii ssp. parishii10
1.53 62 Parish's snowberrySymphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii99
1.62l63 gray monardellaMonardella australis ssp. cinerea99
1.67 64 sugar pinePinus lambertiana10
1.71b65 San Bernardino Mountain onionAllium monticola75
1.91 66 Parish's campionSilene parishii1
1.92 67 prickly-nut cryptanthaCryptantha muricata var. denticulata99
1.97 68 poodle-dog bushEriodictyon parryi99
1.97l69 curl-leaf mountain-mahoganyCercocarpus ledifolius5
2.06 70 plain mariposa lilyCalochortus invenustus2
2.10l71 Johnston's monkeyflowerMimulus johnstonii7
2.14  Trail switchbacks below steep part of ridgeline
2.73  Saddle east of Windy Gap. Trail now contours around knoll on ridgeline
2.76r72 showy cycladeniaCycladenia humilis var. venusta20
2.79r73 naked buckwheatEriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum3
2.80l74 white-veined wintergreenPyrola dentata4
2.83 75 Yosemite rockcressBoechera repanda50
2.86 76 fir mistletoePhoradendron bolleanum8
2.92  Windy Gap, elevation 7588 feet. End plant trail guide. The following species has not yet been located in the guide:
x 77 Davidson's lotusAcmispon nevadensis var. davidsonii5


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