Plant Guide for Waterline / Monument / Fault Road Loop, SRP

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Latin Name

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Beginning of Waterline Road next to Visitor Center at Gate; elevation ~1780 feet (542 m)

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toyon

Heteromeles arbutifolia+

2 / 2

44

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r

2

 

chamise

Adenostoma fasciculatum

30 / 9

37

0.00

r

3

 

Torrey's scrub oak

Quercus acutidens+

30 / 9

26

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c

4

 

*redstem filaree

Erodium cicutarium

99 / 9

55

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b

5

 

horseweed

Conyza canadensis

50 / 9

36

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l

6

 

*scarlet pimpernel

Anagallis arvensis

99 / 9

33

0.00

b

7

 

*tocalote

Centaurea melitensis

99 / 9

45

0.00

l

8

 

*prickly sow thistle

Sonchus asper ssp. asper

99 / 9

30

0.00

l

9

 

false monkeyflower

Mimulus pilosus

10 / 4

7

0.00

l

10

 

creeping spurge

Chamaesyce serpens

2 / 1

1

0.00

b

11

 

*narrowleaf filago

Filago gallica

99 / 9

45

0.00

r

12

 

rattlesnake weed

Daucus pusillus

99 / 9

29

0.00

b

13

 

*Mediterranean schismus

Schismus barbatus

10 / 1

22

0.00

r

14

 

*hairy rattail fescue

Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta

99 / 9

19

0.00

r

15

 

*red brome

Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens

99 / 9

53

0.00

r

16

 

saw-toothed goldenbush

Hazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides

30 / 9

35

0.00

b

17

 

*soft chess

Bromus hordeaceus

99 / 9

40

0.00

r

18

 

triangular-fruit sedge

Carex triquetra

5 / 2

17

0.00

r

19

 

pygmy-weed

Crassula connata

10 / 2

28

0.00

r

20

 

checkerbloom

Sidalcea malviflora ssp. sparsifolia

50 / 9

25

0.00

b

21

 

California buckwheat

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum

20 / 9

51

0.00

r

22

 

bristly bird's beak

Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus

20 / 4

27

0.00

l

23

 

*rabbits-foot grass

Polypogon monspeliensis

50 / 9

24

0.00

r

24

 

San Diego tarweed

Hemizonia paniculata

99 / 9

8

0.00

b

25

 

holly-leaf navarretia

Navarretia atractyloides

50 / 9

9

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l

 

 

(blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium bellum; horehound, Marrubium vulgare; cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium; California everlasting, Gnaphalium californicum; common cudweed, Gnaphalium luteo-album; Spanish clover, Lotus purshianus var. purshianus)

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l

 

 

(a showy penstemon, Penstemon spectabilis var. spectabilis, planted in ~2002, was dead in 2005)

0.00

b

26

?

ash?

Fraxinus sp.?+

2 / 1

 

0.00

l

27

 

coyote bush

Baccharis pilularis+

1 / 1

26

0.00

l

28

 

*London rocket

Sisymbrium irio+

1 / 1

11

0.00

b

29

 

*shortpod mustard

Hirschfeldia incana

99 / 9

51

0.00

b

30

 

canchalagua

Centaurium venustum

99 / 9

15

0.00

r

31

 

hooked skunkweed

Navarretia hamata ssp. hamata

99 / 9

11

0.00

r

32

 

California-aster

Lessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia

50 / 9

51

0.00

r

33

 

*nit grass

Gastridium ventricosum

99 / 9

26

0.00

r

 

 

(southern honeysuckle, Lonicera subspicata var. denudata; redberry, Rhamnus crocea; threadstem, Pterostegia drymarioides)

0.00

r

34

 

blue wildrye

Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

20 / 5

21

0.00

r

 

 

(seashore bentgrass, Agrostis pallens)

 

 

 

 

(Emory's baccharis, Baccharis emoryi+)

0.00

r

35

 

climbing bedstraw

Galium nuttallii ssp. nuttallii

10 / 9

30

0.00

r

36

 

basketbush

Rhus trilobata

3 / 3

24

0.00

r

37

 

coast live oak

Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia

3 / 3

42

0.00

l

38

 

cocklebur

Xanthium strumarium

30 / 4

17

0.00

l

39

 

dove weed

Eremocarpus setigerus

99 / 9

25

0.01

l

 

 

(pineapple weed, Chamomilla suaveolens; rattlesnake weed, Chamaesyce albomarginata)

0.01

r

40

 

toad rush

Juncus bufonius var. bufonius

99 / 9

14

0.01

r

41

 

matchweed

Gutierrezia sarothrae+

30 / 5

9

0.01

r

42

 

vinegar weed

Trichostema lanceolatum

99 / 9

15

0.01

r

43

~

*short-fruited filaree

Erodium brachycarpum

99 / 9

14

0.01

r

44

~

rusty-haired popcorn flower

Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

99 / 9

14

0.01

r

 

 

(slender buckwheat, Eriogonum gracile var. gracile)

0.01

l

 

 

A tree-like Torrey's scrub oak, Quercus acutidens, which has ~30 "trunks" and no Engelmann hairs on its leaves.

0.01

l

 

 

(poison oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum)

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b

 

 

Look for first wild oats, Avena sp. on trail before mile 0.68

0.01

r

45

 

slender wreathplant

Stephanomeria exigua ssp. deanei

1 / 1

14

0.01

r

 

 

(leafy daisy, Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus)

0.02

r

 

 

(coast-range melic, Melica imperfecta; golden yarrow, Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum)

0.02

b

 

 

(southern honeysuckle, Lonicera subspicata var. denudata)

0.02

l

46

 

golden yarrow

Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum

30 / 9

55

0.02

l

 

 

(non-planted toyon, Heteromeles arbutifolia)

0.02

r

47

 

purple clarkia

Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera

99 / 9

26

0.02

r

 

 

(southern Indian pink, Silene laciniata ssp. major)

0.02

r

 

 

(hollyleaf redberry, Rhamnus ilicifolia)

0.02

r

48

 

dwarf lupine

Lupinus bicolor

99 / 9

29

0.03

l

49

 

*prickly lettuce

Lactuca serriola

99 / 9

42

0.03

l

50

 

southern honeysuckle

Lonicera subspicata var. denudata

10 / 9

40

0.03

r

51

 

narrowleaf bedstraw

Galium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium

10 / 3

49

0.03

l

52

 

*California burclover

Medicago polymorpha

99 / 9

40

0.03

r

53

 

Pacific sanicle

Sanicula crassicaulis

30 / 9

20

0.03

r

54

 

coast-range melic

Melica imperfecta

5 / 5

43

0.04

r

55

 

deerweed

Lotus scoparius var. scoparius

10 / 2

29

0.04

r

56

 

leafy daisy

Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus

4 / 4

44

0.04

l

57

 

splendid mariposa lily

Calochortus splendens

/

20

0.04

l

58

 

Pomona locoweed

Astragalus pomonensis

20 / 9

11

0.04

r

59

 

San Diego birdsfoot lotus

Lotus hamatus

/

24

0.04

r

 

 

(tomcat clover, Trifolium willdenovii)

0.04

l

60

 

needlegrass

Nassella sp.

99 / 9

 

0.04

r

 

 

(California lace fern, Aspidotis californica; goldback fern, Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis)

0.05

r

61

 

common bedstraw

Galium aparine

99 / 9

38

0.05

r

62

 

*pineapple weed

Chamomilla suaveolens

30 / 3

19

0.05

r

63

 

southern Indian pink

Silene laciniata ssp. major

10 / 2

20

0.05

r

64

~

San Diego pea

Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii

1 / 1

21

0.06

r

 

 

Jct. use trail

0.06

r

 

 

nodding needlegrass

Nassella cernua+

/

17

0.06

l

65

 

three spot

Osmadenia tenella

99 / 9

15

0.06

l

66

 

Spanish clover

Lotus purshianus var. purshianus

99 / 9

31

0.06

l

67

 

*grass poly

Lythrum hyssopifolia

99 / 9

15

0.06

l

68

 

deergrass

Muhlenbergia rigens

3 / 2

21

0.07

l

 

 

Jct. shortcut to Granite Loop Trail

0.07

l

69

 

common spikerush

Eleocharis macrostachya

99 / 9

12

0.07

b

70

 

wrinkled rush

Juncus rugulosus

20 / 3

13

0.07

r

 

 

(giant wild-rye, Leymus condensatus)

0.08

r

71

 

*hedge parsley

Torilis nodosa

20 / 2

14

0.08

r

 

 

(common chickweed, Stellaria media)

0.08

r

72

 

*bull thistle

Cirsium vulgare

1 / 1

19

0.08

r

 

 

Jct. animal path

0.08

 

 

 

(Field with three big patches of seasonal color: nearest (and in distance) is white / green of Spanish clover, Lotus purshianus var. purshianus; middle is red of wrinkled rush, Juncus rugulosus; farthest is white of three spot, Osmadenia tenella)

0.09

r

73

 

*yellow salsify

Tragopogon dubius+

40 / 5

13

0.10

r

74

 

clustered toad rush

Juncus bufonius var. congestus

50 / 3

9

0.10

l

75

 

*curly dock

Rumex crispus

20 / 9

23

0.11

r

76

 

slender madia

Madia gracilis

30 / 5

19

0.12

r

77

 

*sourclover

Melilotus indicus

20 / 2

24

0.14

b

78

 

western ragweed

Ambrosia psilostachya

50 / 9

37

0.14

l

79

 

*sand spurrey

Spergularia bocconei

99 / 9

14

0.15

r

80

 

San Diego wreathplant

Stephanomeria diegensis

3 / 2

21

0.16

l

 

 

(~30 unusual plants of purple clarkia, Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, with a densely-clustered inflorescence lacking petals)

0.18

 

 

 

From here to the creek crossing, graceful tarplant, Holocarpha virgata ssp. elongata, is mixed with San Diego tarweed, Hemizonia paniculata. After that, it is all San Diego tarweed again.

0.18

b

81

 

graceful tarplant

Holocarpha virgata ssp. elongata

99 / 9

15

0.18

r

82

 

creeping wild rye

Leymus triticoides

5 / 1

12

0.18

r

83

 

Engelmann oak

Quercus engelmannii

5 / 5

23

0.19

r

84

ssp

*foxtail barley

Hordeum murinum

20 / 2

 

0.19

b

 

 

Jct. Granite Loop Trail.

0.19

l

85

 

*windmill pink

Silene gallica

/

33

0.19

r

 

 

Sign: "Mountain Lion..."

0.20

b

86

 

sharp-toothed sanicle

Sanicula arguta

5 / 1

16

0.20

r

87

 

Mexican rush

Juncus mexicanus

20 / 3

16

0.20

r

 

 

(Palmer's goldenbush, Ericameria palmeri var. pachylepis)

0.21

r

88

 

hybrid wild-rye

Leymus Xmultiflorus (L. condensatus X L. triticoides)

50 / 9

6

0.21

l

89

 

*horehound

Marrubium vulgare

3 / 1

32

0.21

l

90

 

arroyo willow

Salix lasiolepis

2 / 2

35

0.21

l

91

 

willow-leaved dock

Rumex salicifolius var. denticulatus

10 / 2

9

0.22

l

 

 

(blue elderberry, Sambucus mexicana, hidden behind arroyo willow)

0.22

r

92

 

goldenrod

Solidago californica

20 / 3

35

0.22

r

93

 

western vervain

Verbena lasiostachys var. lasiostachys

5 / 2

10

0.22

r

94

 

thyme-leafed spurge

Chamaesyce serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia

2 / 2

2

0.22

r

95

 

narrow-leaf milkweed

Asclepias fascicularis

10 / 2

8

0.22

r

96

 

*Italian rye-grass

Lolium multiflorum

99 / 9

18

0.22

l

97

 

mugwort

Artemisia douglasiana

5 / 1

28

0.22

r

98

 

*common cudweed

Gnaphalium luteo-album

20 / 5

17

0.22

r

99

 

umbrella sedge

Cyperus eragrostis

5 / 2

11

0.22

r

100

 

floriferous monkeyflower

Mimulus floribundus

10 / 2

6

0.22

 

 

 

Cross drainage; elevation ~1755 feet (535 m )

0.22

l

 

 

(mule fat, Baccharis salicifolia)

0.22

l

101

 

*common dandelion

Taraxacum officinale+

1 / 1

6

0.22

b

102

 

*ripgut brome

Bromus diandrus

99 / 9

52

0.22

c

103

 

*tumble pigweed

Amaranthus albus

5 / 2

14

0.22

r

104

 

cotton-batting plant

Gnaphalium stramineum

5 / 1

20

0.22

l

 

 

(long-stemmed buckwheat, Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum)

0.23

l

 

 

(bristly goldenaster, Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp. echioides)

0.23

b

105

 

telegraph weed

Heterotheca grandiflora

10 / 1

36

0.24

l

106

 

*knotweed

Polygonum arenastrum

99 / 9

20

0.25

b

107

 

saltgrass

Distichlis spicata

50 / 3

16

0.25

r

108

 

Palmer's goldenbush

Ericameria palmeri var. pachylepis

5 / 2

10

0.26

r

109

 

Indian milkweed

Asclepias eriocarpa

10 / 4

18

0.27

r

110

~

*cut-leaved geranium

Geranium dissectum

30 / 2

13

0.28

b

 

 

Large field of hybrid wild-rye, Leymus Xmultiflorus (L. condensatus X L. triticoides)

0.28

r

 

 

(branching phacelia, Phacelia ramosissima var. latifolia)

0.29

r

111

 

miner's lettuce

Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata

20 / 2

22

0.29

r

112

 

*common chickweed

Stellaria media

20 / 2

25

0.29

r

113

 

hollyleaf redberry

Rhamnus ilicifolia

3 / 3

43

0.30

l

114

 

*shepherd's purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris

30 / 3

10

0.30

l

115

 

chick lupine

Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus

50 / 9

9

0.31

r

 

 

(Check for western thistle, Cirsium occidentale)

0.31

r

116

 

California everlasting

Gnaphalium californicum

5 / 3

43

0.33

r

117

~

baby Vasey's prickly-pear

Opuntia vaseyi

2 / 2

24

0.35

l

118

~

soap plant

Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum+

2 / 2

19

0.35

l

119

 

*smooth cat's ear

Hypochaeris glabra

99 / 9

36

0.36

r

120

 

small-flowered fiddleneck

Amsinckia menziesii var. menziesii

20 / 2

10

0.36

l

121

~

Chinese houses

Collinsia heterophylla

20 / 1

12

0.37

r

122

 

*annual blue grass

Poa annua

10 / 1

15

0.38

l

123

~

*winter vetch

Vicia villosa ssp. varia

/

19

0.38

l

 

 

(fragrant everlasting, Gnaphalium canescens ssp. beneolens)

0.39

l

 

 

(California peony, Paeonia californica)

0.39

l

 

 

(closest branching phacelia, Phacelia ramosissima var. latifolia)

0.39

l

 

 

(purple snapdragon, Antirrhinum nuttallianum ssp. nuttallianum)

0.40

l

 

 

(giant wild-rye, Leymus condensatus)

0.44

r

 

 

(big patch of giant wild-rye, Leymus condensatus)

0.44

r

 

 

(blue elderberry, Sambucus mexicana)

0.45

r

 

 

(sticky cinquefoil, Potentilla glandulosa ssp. glandulosa)

0.46

l

 

 

Vent for water pipe

0.46

l

 

 

Shrubs with beautiful oakmoss lichen, Evernia prunastri, on left.

0.48

l

124

 

giant wild-rye

Leymus condensatus

2 / 2

27

0.49

r

125

 

purple needlegrass

Nassella pulchra

99 / 9

20

0.50

b

126

 

*goldentop

Lamarckia aurea

50 / 5

22

0.51

r

127

 

meadow-rue

Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum

1 / 1

6

0.51

r

128

 

California fuchsia

Epilobium canum ssp. canum

10 / 1

21

0.52

l

 

 

(annual sunflower, Helianthus annuus)

0.52

l

129

 

seaside heliotrope

Heliotropium curassavicum

3 / 1

10

0.52

l

130

 

Hooker's evening-primrose

Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima

2 / 1

10

0.53

l

131

 

*bermuda grass

Cynodon dactylon

50 / 9

31

0.53

l

 

 

Sign: "Sensitive Wetland Area; Do Not Enter"

0.53

r

132

 

*quackgrass

Elytrigia repens

10 / 1

1

0.53

r

133

 

spike primrose

Epilobium densiflorum

10 / 1

5

0.53

b

134

 

mule fat

Baccharis salicifolia

5 / 2

39

0.53

 

 

 

Begin bridge across drainage; elevation ~1740 feet (530 m ); lowest elevation on route

0.53

b

135

 

clover fern

Marsilea vestita ssp. vestita

5 / 1

3

0.53

b

136

 

common monkeyflower

Mimulus guttatus

10 / 1

15

0.53

r

137

 

common tule

Scirpus acutus var. occidentalis

10 / 1

2

0.53

l

138

 

knot grass

Paspalum distichum

1 / 1

7

0.53

r

139

 

water cress

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

2 / 1

11

0.53

l

140

 

winged water-starwort

Callitriche marginata

10 / 1

5

0.53

r

141

 

sand spikerush

Eleocharis montevidensis

10 / 1

7

0.53

b

142

sp

cattail

Typha sp.

2 / 1

 

0.53

b

 

 

(red willow, Salix laevigata)

0.53

b

143

 

*whorled dock

Rumex conglomeratus

5 / 1

11

0.53

l

144

 

needle spikerush

Eleocharis acicularis var. bella

50 / 1

1

0.53

l

145

 

*dallis grass

Paspalum dilatatum

5 / 1

9

0.53

r

146

 

rigid hedge-nettle

Stachys ajugoides var. rigida

5 / 1

12

0.53

r

147

 

brown-headed rush

Juncus phaeocephalus var. phaeocephalus

3 / 1

2

0.53

r

148

 

southern skullcap

Scutellaria bolanderi ssp. austromontana

20 / 1

3

0.53

r

149

 

witchgrass

Panicum capillare

10 / 1

3

0.53

r

150

 

*common plantain

Plantago major

5 / 1

7

0.53

r

151

 

*spearmint

Mentha spicata var. spicata

5 / 1

4

0.56

l

152

 

rattlesnake weed

Chamaesyce albomarginata

20 / 9

10

0.58

l

153

 

*hedge mustard

Sisymbrium officinale

5 / 1

21

0.59

l

 

 

(johnny jump-up, Viola pedunculata)

0.60

l

154

 

*sow thistle

Sonchus oleraceus

20 / 5

42

0.60

l

 

 

Tree growing in 6" crack in large boulder. The crack was probably significantly widened by the tree's roots.

0.61

l

 

 

(white-flowering currant, Ribes indecorum)

0.61

l

 

 

Jct. use trail

0.66

l

155

 

blue dicks

Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum

99 / 9

46

0.66

 

 

 

Begin having only graceful tarplant, Holocarpha virgata ssp. elongata, for the next ~0.5 miles.

0.68

r

156

 

johnny jump-up

Viola pedunculata

20 / 5

16

0.68

c

157

 

*slender wild oats

Avena barbata

99 / 9

40

0.69

l

 

 

(Tree with ~8 big [crown galls??], looking like large cancer tumors)

0.71

r

 

 

(Rainbow manzanita, Arctostaphylos rainbowensis)

0.73

l

 

 

Fire hydrant

0.75

l

158

 

fragrant everlasting

Gnaphalium canescens ssp. beneolens

3 / 3

23

0.75

c

159

 

*wild oats

Avena fatua

99 / 9

26

0.80

l

160

 

poison oak

Toxicodendron diversilobum

1 / 1

43

0.83

l

 

 

Jct. beautiful old Coast Live Oak defaced in 2002 by large initials in bark. This may seriously hurt the tree by interrupting its vascular flow.

0.83

l

161

 

purple sanicle

Sanicula bipinnatifida

99 / 9

11

0.83

 

 

 

Jct. Tenaja Truck Trail; elevation ~1780 feet (542 m); go left to continue on Waterline Road. Sign: "Waterline Road (back and to left); to Visitor Center 0.8 mi".

0.84

r

 

 

Check for different annual lupine

0.87

l

 

 

Cross head of small drainage

0.87

b

162

 

red maids

Calandrinia ciliata

30 / 9

17

0.89

l

163

 

common hareleaf

Lagophylla ramosissima ssp. ramosissima

50 / 1

3

0.90

r

 

 

(Excavated area - "borrow pit" for road construction?)

0.92

l

164

 

*Crete weed

Hedypnois cretica

99 / 9

20

0.95

b

 

 

Jct. Vista Grande Trail; elevation 1770 feet (539 m); cross drainage

0.95

r

165

 

*Mediterranean barley

Hordeum marinum ssp. gussoneanum

99 / 3

6

1.09

 

 

 

Local high point on road

1.11

 

 

 

Local low point on road; former Tenaja Truck Trail shown on USGS Map

1.19

l

166

 

long-stemmed buckwheat

Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum

/

29

1.24

 

 

 

Jct. Tenaja Road / Fault Road; elevation 1840 feet (561 m); go straight; sign: "Fault Road [left-right]; Monuement (sic) Hill Road [right] 0.7 mi"

1.24

l

167

 

coastal goldenbush

Isocoma menziesii+

2 / 1

17

 

 

 

 

Check for muilla somewhere past here

1.28

r

 

 

(Field of slender tarweed, Hemizonia fasciculata)

1.29

l

 

 

(Field of chocolate lilies, Fritillaria biflora var. biflora)

1.34

l

168

 

slender tarweed

Hemizonia fasciculata

99 / 9

18

1.34

l

 

 

Check if this annual is not red maids

1.39

l

169

 

blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium bellum

50 / 9

19

1.52

 

 

 

Local high point on road; elevation ~1875 feet (572 m)

1.53

l

 

 

Jct. closed road to Tenaja Truck Trail

1.58

l

170

 

*little horseweed

Conyza bonariensis

1 / 1

21

1.63

l

171

 

southern California morning-glory

Calystegia macrostegia ssp. arida+

4 / 4

7

1.64

l

172

~

small-head field clover

Trifolium microcephalum

10 / 1

10

1.65

 

 

 

Local low point on road; elevation 1860 feet (567 m); cross small drainage; now on Clay Hill

1.66

r

 

 

(Field of shooting stars, Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. clevelandii; please don't trample plants and go off-trail, there is a bigger and better patch on trail farther along)

1.74

l

173

 

tawny popcorn flower

Plagiobothrys fulvus

5 / 1

4

1.74

l

174

 

California lotus

Lotus wrangelianus

20 / 2

5

1.77

r

 

 

Jct. Monument Hill Road; go right on it; elevation ~1870 feet (570 m)

1.77

r

 

 

(California sagebrush, Artemisia californica, prior to 2005)

1.79

r

 

 

(perc pit, from 1984 when land was slated for development)

 

r

175

 

small-flowered morning-glory

Convolvulus simulans

5 / 1

2

1.88

r

176

 

shooting star

Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. clevelandii

30 / 2

11

1.88

b

 

 

Beautiful field of hundreds of shooting stars, Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. clevelandii, the best display of it at the SRPER.

1.90

 

 

 

Highest point on route; elevation 1890 feet (575 m)

1.91

r

177

 

shining peppergrass

Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum

50 / 9

6

2.09

r

 

 

soap plant

Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum+

/

 

2.25

r

 

 

(white everlasting, Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum)

2.28

l

178

 

*cheeseweed

Malva parviflora

10 / 1

17

2.28

l

 

 

(Old metal structure, associated with cattle)

2.31

c

179

 

*little-seed canarygrass

Phalaris minor

10 / 1

1

2.33

r

 

 

Jct. Fault Road; go right on it; local low point; elevation 1800 feet (549 m)

2.33

l

 

 

Cattle water trough; this is perhaps the weediest area on the Reserve, where cattle were stationed year-round by the Kaiser Development Company from 1964 to 1984.

2.40

r

180

 

elk thistle

Cirsium scariosum

4 / 3

11

2.41

r

 

 

Cross small drainage; road curves left then right

2.49

b

 

 

Many young glaucous shortpod mustard, Hirschfeldia incana, in road!

2.50

b

181

 

*Russian knapweed

Acroptilon repens

20 / 1

1

2.80

 

 

 

High point on road; elevation ~1850 feet (565 m)

2.86

r

 

~

(common lomatium, Lomatium utriculatum)

2.88

r

182

 

western buttercup

Ranunculus occidentalis

10 / 1

6

2.88

 

 

 

Cross the famous swale, filled with red-skinned onion and Western buttercups in 2001

2.88

b

183

 

red-skinned onion

Allium haematochiton

5 / 1

3

2.98

 

 

 

Jct. Waterline Road; go left to return to Visitor Center; end plant guide

3.27

 

 

 

Jct. Vista Grande Trail; take it to the right to return via a different route.

4.08

 

 

 

End Vista Grande Trail; go left to Waterline Road

4.10

 

 

 

Jct. Waterline Road; go right to return to Visitor Center

4.29

 

 

 

End trip at Visitor Center.

http://tchester.org/srp/plants/guides/waterline_loop.html
Updated 26 March 2006.