Plant Guide for Waterline Road to Lomas Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here#all
0.00   Beginning of Waterline Road next to Visitor Center at Gate; elevation 1760 feet (536 m)
0.00l1 toyonHeteromeles arbutifolia+ / 41
0.00l2~showy penstemonPenstemon spectabilis var. spectabilis+ / 10
0.00l3?ash?Fraxinus sp.?+ /  
0.00r4 California-asterLessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia / 46
0.00r5 Torrey's scrub oakQuercus acutidens+ / 21
0.00r6 saw-toothed goldenbushHazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides / 32
0.00r7 *soft chessBromus hordeaceus / 34
0.00r8 bristly bird's beakCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus / 25
0.00r9 *red bromeBromus madritensis ssp. rubens / 43
0.00r10 blue wildryeElymus glaucus ssp. glaucus / 17
0.00r11 chamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum / 34
0.00r12 coast live oakQuercus agrifolia var. agrifolia / 39
0.01 13 broom snakeweedGutierrezia sarothrae / 4
0.01r14 San Diego tarweedHemizonia paniculata / 7
0.01 15 *tocaloteCentaurea melitensis / 39
0.01r16 *nit grassGastridium ventricosum / 19
0.02l  Note the unusual "row" of tree-like Torrey's scrub oak, Quercus acutidens. Although they might be mistaken as Engelmanns from their height, they all have multiple trunks and none have Engelmann hairs on their leaves.
0.02r17 southern honeysuckleLonicera subspicata var. denudata / 37
0.02r18 California buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum / 45
0.02   Natural (non-planted) toyon, Heteromeles arbutifolia.
0.02 19 hollyleaf redberryRhamnus ilicifolia / 39
0.02 20 *narrowleaf filagoFilago gallica / 35
0.03 21 golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum / 49
0.03 22~*ripgut bromeBromus diandrus / 44
0.03 23~small-flowered melicaMelica imperfecta / 35
0.04 24sspdeerweedLotus scoparius / 7
0.04 25~southern Indian pinkSilene laciniata ssp. major / 15
0.05 26sppopcorn flowerCryptantha sp. /  
0.06 27 *shortpod mustardHirschfeldia incana / 45
0.06 28~*bull thistleCirsium vulgare / 15
0.07l  Jct. shortcut to Granite Loop Trail
0.07 29 vinegar weedTrichostema lanceolatum / 7
0.08r  Jct. animal path
0.09r30 *yellow salsifyTragopogon dubius / 7
0.09b  (deergrass, Muhlenbergia rigens)
0.10 31spwild oatsAvena sp. /  
0.11r32 *prickly lettuceLactuca serriola / 32
0.11r33spneedlegrassNassella sp. /  
0.14l34 deergrassMuhlenbergia rigens / 15
0.16 35 western ragweedAmbrosia psilostachya / 29
0.18r36 Engelmann oakQuercus engelmannii / 19
0.19b  Jct. Granite Loop Trail.
0.19l37 *pineapple weedChamomilla suaveolens / 14
0.19r  Sign: "Mountain Lion..."
0.21r  (Palmer's goldenbush, Ericameria palmeri var. pachylepis)
0.21 38 dove weedEremocarpus setigerus / 19
0.21l39 arroyo willowSalix lasiolepis / 30
0.21l40 mugwortArtemisia douglasiana / 25
0.22r41 horseweedConyza canadensis / 27
0.22b42 cockleburXanthium strumarium / 12
0.22   Cross drainage.
0.22l  (mule fat, Baccharis salicifolia)
0.24l43 spike primroseEpilobium densiflorum / 3
0.26 44?saltgrass?
0.26 45 Indian milkweedAsclepias eriocarpa / 10
0.26r46 creeping wild ryeLeymus triticoides / 8
0.26r47 goldenrodSolidago californica / 28
0.29 48 poison oakToxicodendron diversilobum / 37
0.30 49?leafy daisy?
0.31~50 *curly dockRumex crispus / 18
0.36l  (branching phacelia, Phacelia ramosissima var. latifolia)
0.37 51sp*short-fruited filareeErodium brachycarpum / 13
0.38l52 triangular-fruit sedgeCarex triquetra / 12
0.40 53 Pomona locoweedAstragalus pomonensis / 7
0.41r  (giant wild-rye, Leymus condensatus)
0.42l54 rattlesnake weedDaucus pusillus / 21
0.43 55spMariposa lilyCalochortus sp. /  
0.46   Shrubs with beautiful oakmoss lichen, Evernia prunastri, on left.
0.47   Jct. use trail to bathroom bush on left.
0.51r56 basketbushRhus trilobata / 17
0.51r57 California fuchsiaEpilobium canum ssp. canum / 14
0.52l58 seaside heliotropeHeliotropium curassavicum / 7
0.53r59 Palmer's goldenbushEricameria palmeri var. pachylepis / 5
0.53c60 *bermuda grassCynodon dactylon / 21
0.53r61 canchalaguaCentaurium venustum / 5
0.53r62~umbrella sedgeCyperus eragrostis / 7
0.53r63~floriferous monkeyflowerMimulus floribundus / 2
0.53r64 *sourcloverMelilotus indicus / 17
0.53r65 Mexican rushJuncus mexicanus / 12
0.54   Cross drainage.
0.54l66spcattailTypha sp. /  
0.54r67~*rabbits-foot grassPolypogon monspeliensis / 15
0.54l68?tule?Scirpus sp.? /  
0.54r69 rigid hedge-nettleStachys ajugoides var. rigida / 5
0.54r70 southern skullcapScutellaria bolanderi ssp. austromontana / 2
0.54r71 *common plantainPlantago major / 6
0.54r72 *spearmintMentha spicata var. spicata / 3
0.55r73 narrow-leaf milkweedAsclepias fascicularis / 6
0.55 74 bird's-foot fernPellaea mucronata var. mucronata / 25
0.60   Jct. tree growing in 6" crack in large boulder. The crack was probably significantly widened by the tree's roots.
0.61l ~(white-flowering currant, Ribes indecorum)
0.61 75~Vasey's prickly-pearOpuntia vaseyi / 23
0.61   Jct. use trail to left.
0.66l76 sticky tarweedHolocarpha virgata ssp. elongata / 6
0.66l77 San Diego wreathplantStephanomeria diegensis / 17
0.69l  (Tree with ~7 big crown galls, looking like large cancer tumors)
0.75l ssp(white everlasting, Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum)
0.83   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.
0.84   Jct. Tenaja Truck Trail; elevation ~1780 feet (542 m); go right.
0.87r78 hook three-awnAristida ternipes var. hamulosa / 1
0.88r79sspwhite everlastingGnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum / 36
0.96r80 telegraph weedHeterotheca grandiflora / 28
1.07   Road curves right 45°
1.40 81 bristly goldenasterHeterotheca sessiliflora ssp. echioides / 7
1.50   Big turnout on left side of road.
1.57 82 Siskiyou asterAster lanceolatus ssp. hesperius / 3
1.61   Jct. Lomas Trail on left; road to old main entrance gate on right; elevation ~1790 feet (545 m). End Plant Guide.
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Updated 20 December 2004.