Summary of Plants Blooming on the Santa Rosa Plateau Vs. Time: August - December 2001

This page contains observations from August - December 2001.

1-17 August observations: 1, 6, 12 and 17 August on Vernal Pool, Trans Preserve, Punta Mesa and Granite Loop Trails; Waterline and Monument Hill Roads. See Observations With Locations for the locations of each identification.

Plants in bloom:

The current bloom is at about one-fourth its peak overall everywhere. All "fields of flowers" are finished except for patches of yellow/green from tarweeds. There are still ~40 different species of flowers in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves.

New species beginning their show recently (dates are when I first observed them):

There are currently 12 species not yet at full show, another 17 species in full show, 15 species ending their show, and 177 species that are finished with their display.

At the Main Pool, only the alkali mallow is in bloom. All other plants there have ended their bloom.

List of plants in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves:


17-29 August observations: 17, 22 and 29 August on Vernal Pool, Lomas, Oak Tree, Trans Preserve, Vista Grande and Granite Loop Trails; Waterline and Faultline Roads. See Observations With Locations for the locations of each identification.

Plants in bloom:

The current bloom is at about one-fourth its peak overall everywhere. All "fields of flowers" are finished except for patches of yellow/green from tarweeds. There are still ~40 different species of flowers in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves.

New species beginning their show recently (dates are when I first observed them):

There are currently 9 species not yet at full show, another 20 species in full show, 11 species ending their show, and 183 species that are finished with their display.

At the Main Pool, only the alkali mallow is in bloom. All other plants there have ended their bloom.

List of plants in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves:


6-18 September observations: 6, 12 and 18 September on Vernal Pool, Trans Preserve, Punta Mesa, Wiashal (Multiuse) and Granite Loop Trails; Waterline and Monument Hill Roads. See Observations With Locations for the locations of each identification.

Plants in bloom:

The current bloom is at about one-fourth its peak overall everywhere. All "fields of flowers" are finished except for patches of yellow/green from tarweeds. There are still ~40 different species of flowers in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves.

New species beginning their show recently (dates are when I first observed them):

There are currently 2 species not yet at full show, another 16 species in full show, 20 species ending their show, and 186 species that are finished with their display.

At the Main Pool, only the alkali mallow is in bloom. All other plants there have ended their bloom.

List of plants in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves:


26 September - 13 October observations: 26 September; 2, 8 and 13 October on Vernal Pool, S. Los Santos and Granite Loop Trails; and Ranch Road. See Observations With Locations for the locations of each identification.

Plants in bloom:

This year's bloom is nearly finished everywhere. However, there are still ~20 different species of flowers in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves.

New species beginning their show recently (dates are when I first observed them):

There are currently 1 species not yet at full show, 6 species in full show, 21 species ending their show, and 201 species that are finished with their display.

At the Main Pool, only the alkali mallow is in bloom. All other plants there have ended their bloom.

List of plants in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves:


20 October - 3 November observations: 20 and 27 October; 3 November on Adobe Loop, Vernal Pool, Vista Grande, S. Los Santos, S. Trans Preserve (only a small portion of the south end of the last two trails), and Granite Loop Trails; Waterline and Tenaja Roads.

Plants in bloom:

This year's bloom is nearly finished everywhere. However, there are still ~20 different species of flowers in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves.

New species beginning their show recently (dates are when I first observed them):

There are currently 1 species not yet at full show, 8 species in full show, 20 species ending their show, and 202 species that are finished with their display.

At the Main Pool, only the alkali mallow is in bloom. All other plants there have ended their bloom.

List of plants in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves:

3 - 26 November observations: 3, 10, 17 and 26 November on Adobe Loop, Vernal Pool, S. Los Santos (only a small portion of the south end of this trails), S. Trans Preserve, and Granite Loop Trails; Ranch and Waterline Roads.

Plants in bloom:

This year's bloom is nearly finished everywhere. However, there are still ~20 different species of flowers in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves.

New species beginning their show recently (dates are when I first observed them):

There are currently 0 species not yet at full show, 3 species in full show, 14 species ending their show, and 214 species that are finished with their display.

All plants at the Main Pool have ended their bloom.

List of plants in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves:

1-23 December observations: 1, 8, 15 and 23 December on Vernal Pool, S. Los Santos, N. Vista Grande and Granite Loop Trails; Ranch and Waterline Roads.

The 2000-2001 show is nearly finished everywhere, and nothing has begun blooming so far in 2001-2002. There are only 9 different species of flowers in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves from the 2000-2001 bloom.

New species beginning their show recently (dates are when I first observed them):

There are currently 0 species not yet at full show, 4 species in full show, 5 species ending their show, and 224 species that are finished with their 2000-2001 display.

All plants at the Main Pool have ended their bloom.

List of plants in bloom or displaying colorful seeds, fruit or leaves:


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