Latest observations reported here: 12 February 2009 from Kay Madore
This list covers very few of the trails since most of the reserve has been closed when I've been there. As the flower season progresses, I'll make a separate list for each trail I hike. Most of the species below can be seen on several trails.
Wild cucumber, Marah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus
White-flowering currant, Ribes indecorum
Shooting star, Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. clevelandii
Short-pod mustard, Hirschfeldia incana
Yellow carpet, Blennosperma nanum var. nanum
Pomona locoweed, Astragalus pomonensis
Shining peppergrass, Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
Ground Pinks, Linanthus dianthiflorus
California peony, Paeonia californica
Milk maids, Cardimine californica
Sugar bush, Rhus ovata
Along Clinton Keith Road:
Hoaryleaf ceanothus, Ceanothus crassifolius - in full bloom now
Telegraph weed, Heterotheca grandiflora
See also Plant Species In Bloom In December Through February.
For older bloom observations, see Plants Blooming By Trail in 2006: Archival Records.
For older list of species in bloom, see Archived Lists of Species in Bloom in 2006.
To identify an unknown plant, use:
- Jane Strong's and Tom's Santa Rosa Plateau Bloom Identification Guide,
- Gordon House's Historical Record of Plants Blooming in the Santa Rosa Plateau, or
- Jane Strong's and Tom's San Gabriel Mountains Bloom Identification Guides for 2000, or 1999, giving a month-by-month record of when plants bloomed, organized by bloom color.
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Updated 14 February 2009.