Plant Guide to Baldy Notch to Mt. Baldy Trail

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

Introduction and Explanation of Plant Trail Guides

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


This is not yet a real plant guide to the trail, since the plants are not in order along the trail. This is a species list compiled from memory from a single fast-paced hike in thunderstormy weather.

Highlights of This Trail

The botanical highlights of this trail are:

Number of Unique Taxa On This Trail

The following histogram gives the number of trails in my database that contain each taxon on this trail. I had 78 trails in my database when this histogram was made; only this trail is in this area of the San Gabriel Mountains, although I have 7 trails in the Mt. Baden-Powell and Blue Ridge Summit area to the north. A number of "1" means the taxon has only been found on this trail among the trails in our database; numbers of "8" or smaller may indicate taxa found only in this area and the area to the north.

Number of Trails
Containing A Taxon
Number Of Taxa
On This Trail
% of Taxa
On This Trail
Total Taxa28100%

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 table 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"

On 8/14/04, the initial list was made only from memory, so is definitely incomplete.

Botanical Trip Reports

14 August 2004

The Plant Guide

Version for printing, without lines and other text on this page (2 pages)

#FamilScientific NameCommon Name#Pls
1CupreJuniperus occidentalis var. australisSierra juniper2
2PinacAbies concolorwhite fir99
3PinacPinus contorta ssp. murrayanalodgepole pine99
4PinacPinus jeffreyiJeffrey pine99
5PinacPinus lambertianasugar pine99
6ApiacOreonana vestitawoolly mountain-parsley99
7ApocyCycladenia humilis var. venustashowy cycladenia15
8AsterAgoseris retrorsaspear-leaved mountain dandelion3
9AsterChaenactis santolinoidessantolina pincushion99
10AsterChrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. consimilisthreadleaf common rabbitbrush99
11AsterCrepis nanadwarf hawksbeard
12AsterErigeron breweri var. jacinteusSan Jacinto Mtns. daisy20
13AsterEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorumgolden yarrow20
14AsterHulsea vestita ssp. gabrielensisSan Gabriel Mtns. sunflower2
15BrassArabis platyspermabroad-seeded rock-cress
16BrassCaulanthus amplexicaulis var. amplexicaulisclasping-leaved caulanthus99
17BrassDescurainia pinnatawestern tansy-mustard3
18BrassSisymbrium officinale*hedge mustard10
19CaryoMinuartia nuttallii ssp. gracilisNuttall's sandwort99
20CaryoSilene parishiiParish's campion1
21CaryoSilene verecunda ssp. platyotawhite catch-fly50
22EricaArctostaphylos patulagreen-leaf manzanita99
23EricaPterospora andromedeapinedrops1
24EricaSarcodes sanguineasnow-plant3
25FabacLotus corniculatus*bird's-foot lotus10
26FagacChrysolepis sempervirensbush chinquapin99
27GrossRibes cereum var. cereumwax currant10
28GrossRibes montigenummountain gooseberry20
29GrossRibes roezlii var. roezliiSierra gooseberry20
30HydroEriodictyon trichocalyx var. trichocalyxsmoothleaf yerba santa99
31HydroPhacelia austromontanasouthern Sierra phacelia1
32LamiaMonardella cinereagray monardella99
33LoasaMentzelia laevicaulisgiant blazing star10
34OnagrEpilobium canum ssp. latifoliummountain California-fuchsia99
35OrobaBoschniakia strobilaceaCalifornia groundcone50
36OrobaOrobanche fasciculataclustered broom-rape1
37PapavArgemone munitaprickly poppy5
38PolemLeptodactylon pungensgranite prickly phlox99
39PolygEriogonum davidsoniiDavidson's buckwheat10
40PolygEriogonum nudumnaked buckwheat25
41PolygEriogonum saxatilerock buckwheat99
42PolygEriogonum umbellatum var. minusalpine sulfur-flowered buckwheat99
43PolygEriogonum wrightii var. subscaposumWright's buckwheat99
44PortuCalyptridium monospermumpussy paws99
45PortuCalyptridium parryi var. parryiParry's sand cress99
46RhamnCeanothus cordulatusmountain whitethorn99
47RosacCercocarpus ledifoliuscurl-leaf mountain-mahogany99
48RosacHolodiscus microphyllus var. microphyllusmountain spray99
49RosacPrunus virginiana var. demissawestern choke-cherry99
50RubiaGalium parishiiParish's bedstraw99
51SaxifHeuchera abramsiiAbrams's alumroot99
52ScropCordylanthus neviniiNevin's bird's beak20
53ScropPedicularis semibarbatapine lousewort99
54ScropPenstemon grinnellii var. grinnelliiGrinnell's beardtongue99
55ScropPenstemon rostriflorusbeaked penstemon99
56ViolaViola pinetorum ssp. pinetorumpine violet5
57CyperCarex almasturdy sedge5
58CyperCarex rossiiRoss' sedge40
59LiliaAllium monticolaSan Bernardino Mountain onion30
60LiliaCalochortus invenustusplain mariposa lilyx
61PoaceBromus tectorum*downy brome99
62PoaceElymus elymoidessquirreltail99
63PoaceElytrigia intermedia ssp. intermedia*intermediate wheatgrass50
64PoaceKoeleria macranthaJune grass2
65PoacePoa secunda ssp. juncifoliarush blue grass5

Comments On Specific Species

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