Plant Checklist For Willow Creek Trail
Between Hidden Lake Divide and Laws Connector Trail, San Jacinto Mountains

This is a plant checklist in traditional family order for the plants in the vicinity of the segment of the Willow Creek Trail that is between Hidden Lake Divide and the Laws Connector Trail. There currently is no plant trail guide for this section; only this family order flora.

This checklist was compiled from just two trips on this segment of trail, on 30 August 2007 and 3 July 2018, both by only Tom Chester.

The following gives some basic information about this checklist.


An asterisk before the common name indicates a non-native species.

The column labeled #Pls gives the number of plants of each species that occur within a short distance from the trail as of 6 July 2018. The number is a minimum estimate of the number of plants, up to a maximum of 99 plants.

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#FamilScientific Name
Link goes to Jepson eFlora
Common Name
Link goes to Calphotos
1PteriPellaea mucronata var. californicaCalifornia cliff-brake1
2CupreCalocedrus decurrensincense-cedar5
3PinacAbies concolorwhite fir99
4PinacPinus jeffreyiJeffrey pine99
5PinacPinus lambertianasugar pine50
6AdoxaSambucus nigra ssp. caeruleablue elderberry1
7AsterArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. incomptamountain mugwort10
8AsterCirsium vulgare*bull thistle1
9AsterCorethrogyne filaginifoliaCalifornia-aster20
10AsterEricameria cuneata var. cuneatarock goldenbush2
11AsterEricameria nauseosa var. bernardinaSan Bernardino rubber rabbitbrush99
12AsterErigeron canadensishorseweed1
13AsterErigeron foliosus var. foliosusleafy daisy25
14AsterHieracium horridumprickly hawkweed1
15AsterHulsea heterochromared-rayed hulsea1
16AsterHulsea vestita ssp. callicarphabeautiful hulsea6
17AsterPseudognaphalium thermaleslender everlasting5
18AsterSolidago velutina ssp. californicagoldenrod10
19AsterStephanomeria virgatatwiggy wreath plant25
20BrassErysimum capitatum var. capitatumwestern wallflower25
21ChenoChenopodium fremontiiFremont's goosefoot30
22EricaArctostaphylos patulagreen-leaf manzanita50
23EricaPterospora andromedeapinedrops3
24FabacAcmispon nevadensis var. nevadensisSierra Nevada lotus10
25FabacHosackia crassifolia var. crassifoliabroad-leaved lotus99
26FabacLupinus excubitus var. austromontanusmountain grape-soda lupine5
27FabacLupinus hyacinthinusSan Jacinto lupine30
28FabacLupinus latifolius var. parishiiParish's lupine99
29FagacChrysolepis sempervirensbush chinquapin40
30FagacQuercus chrysolepiscanyon live oak50
31GrossRibes roezlii var. roezliiSierra gooseberry10
32LamiaMonardella nanashort-flowered monardella99
33LamiaSalvia pachyphyllarose sage2
34OnagrEpilobium canum ssp. latifoliummountain California-fuchsia20
35OnagrGayophytum oligospermumpinegrove groundsmoke10
36OrobaCastilleja applegatei ssp. martiniiMartin's paintbrush1
37OrobaCordylanthus neviniiNevin's bird's beak30
38PhrymMimulus floribundusfloriferous monkeyflower2
39PhrymMimulus moschatusmusk monkeyflower30
40PhrymMimulus tilingiilarger mountain monkeyflower30
41PlantKeckiella rothrockii var. jacintensisSan Jacinto Mts. keckiella40
42PlantPenstemon grinnellii var. grinnelliiGrinnell's beardtongue30
43PlantPenstemon labrosusSan Gabriel beardtongue10
44PlantPenstemon rostriflorusbeaked penstemon30
45PolemLinanthus pungensgranite prickly phlox30
46PolygEriogonum davidsoniiDavidson's buckwheat5
47PolygEriogonum nudum var. pauciflorumnaked buckwheat10
48PolygEriogonum wrightii var. subscaposumWright's buckwheat99
49RhamnCeanothus cordulatusmountain whitethorn99
50RubiaGalium angustifolium ssp. jacinticumSan Jacinto Mtns. bedstraw30
51SalicSalix luteayellow willow3
52SalicSalix scoulerianaScouler's willow3
53CyperCarex fractafragile sheath sedge2
54PoaceBromus tectorum*downy brome99
55PoaceDeschampsia elongataslender hairgrass30
56PoaceElymus elymoidessquirreltail5
57PoaceElymus glaucus ssp. glaucusblue wildrye5

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Updated 8 September 2018.