Laguna Mountains: Preliminary Guide With Plant List: Pioneer Mail Old Roadbed

This is a working list, about which I make no guarantees at all until I officially release it. Use at your own risk!

This guide is especially incomplete, since it was done "on the side" during a fairly-fast-paced hike with a Botany Class.

Introduction and Explanation of Plant Trail Guides

Highlights of This Trail
Fieldwork Dates and Summary of List Changes With Time
The Plant Guide
Comments On Specific Species


Highlights of This Trail

Some of the botanical highlights of this trail are:

Number of Unique Taxa On This Trail

The following histogram gives the number of trails in our database that contain each taxon on this trail. I had 58 trails in my database when this histogram was made. A number of "1" means the taxon has only been found on this trail among the trails in my database.

Number of Trails
Containing A Taxon
Number Of Taxa
On This Trail
% of Taxa
On This Trail
Total Taxa18100%

I found 0 additional species not in the above table, since they have not been identified yet. The unidentified ones are marked with ? or sp in the id? column in the guide, and do not have any number given in the #all column.

Fieldwork Dates and Summary of List Changes With Time

The following table gives the dates the trail was walked and taxa recorded. After each visit, the tables gives the total number of taxa on the list and the breakdown of the taxa without positive identification. See Explanation of Plant Trail Guides to understand the symbols below.

Visit DateVisit ## taxa# "?"# "sp"# "~"# "ssp"

The Plant Guide

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miles#idCommon NameLatin Name#here#all
    Begin guide at Pioneer Mail Picnic Area, and take the old roadbed to the left, NOT the Cottonwood Canyon Trail on the right.
 r1 golden daisyPentachaeta aurea / 2
 r2 dense false-giliaAllophyllum gilioides ssp. gilioides / 1
  3sspbaby blue eyesNemophila menziesii var. menziesii / 7
  4 Bishop's lotusLotus strigosus / 15
 r5 short-lobed phaceliaPhacelia brachyloba / 2
 l6ssplittle monardellaMonardella nana ssp. nana / 1
 r7 common pussypawsCalyptridium monandrum / 7
 r8 California bayUmbellularia californica / 6
  9 San Diego jewelflowerCaulanthus heterophyllus var. heterophyllus / 3
 l10 purple-root cryptanthaCryptantha micrantha / 2
 l11sspsilver wormwoodArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana / 1
  12 smoothleaf yerba santaEriodictyon trichocalyx var. lanatum / 1
 l13sspsummer snowLinanthus floribundus ssp. glaber / 1
 l14 Laguna Mtns. goldenbushEricameria cuneata var. macrocephala / 1
  15~Davidson's buckwheatEriogonum davidsonii / 8
  16~Palmer's ceanothusCeanothus palmeri / 3
 l17 bush poppyDendromecon rigida / 2
 r18 Parish's goldenbushEricameria parishii var. parishii / 1
    End guide just a bit before Kwaaymii Point

Comments On Specific Species

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Last update: 5 December 2003.