Plant Guide to Mt. Lewis Trail

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here#all
0.00   Trailhead between Maintenance Shed and propane tank. Trail is very steep uphill. The following taxon is found on the roadside just east of the Shed:
0.00   (Parish's oxytheca)(Oxytheca parishii var. parishii)20 / 11
0.00l1 Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi99 / 915
0.01l2 mountain whitethornCeanothus cordulatus20 / 511
0.01r  (curl-leaf mountain-mahogany, Cercocarpus ledifolius var. intermontanus)
0.01r3?unk baby plant, with just a few largish leaves almost in a rosette
0.02r4 white firAbies concolor99 / 915
0.03r5 curl-leaf mountain-mahoganyCercocarpus ledifolius var. intermontanus10 / 36
0.04r  (San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus)
0.04r  Weird metal structure at bottom of slope to right. It looks like a frisbee gamepost.
0.04r6?unk Brassica annual, fr dehiscent, pedicel 9 mm, silique 63 x 1 mm.
0.05b7 California fuchsiaEpilobium canum+20 / 28
0.05l8~Davidson's phaceliaPhacelia davidsonii1 / 16
0.06l9 Grinnell's beardtonguePenstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii99 / 911
0.09   Trail splits, with old trail to left. Go right.
0.10l10spbeaked penstemonPenstemon rostriflorus / 9
0.10b11 rock buckwheatEriogonum saxatile30 / 95
0.15   Trail jags left due to downed tree.
0.15l12 santolina pincushionChaenactis santolinoides1 / 17
0.17r13 San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrushChrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus3 / 211
0.19r14 California squirreltailElymus elymoides ssp. californicus5 / 24
0.20r15 sugar pinePinus lambertiana / 8
0.21   Switchback left.
0.22   Switchback right.
0.22l16 woolly mountain-parsleyOreonana vestita20 / 52
0.23   Trail jags left due to downed tree.
0.24l17spgroundsmokeGayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum5 / 113
0.25   Trail begins to parallel lip of broad shallow drainage to right
0.28l18 Wright's buckwheatEriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum99 / 910
0.28   Cross drainage.
0.28c19 unk small plant like knotweed.
0.28   Jct. with the no-longer-blocked-off old trail coming in from left. Turn right 90 degrees.
0.31b20 alpine sulfur-flowered buckwheatEriogonum umbellatum var. minus5 / 22
0.31r21 southern alpine buckwheatEriogonum kennedyi var. alpigenum10 / 22
0.31l22?unk Carex or Juncus.Juncus orthophyllus?10 / 2 
0.31b23spBurlew's onion?Allium burlewii?20 / 13
0.32   Trail becomes indistinct; continue travelling in a straight direction and you'll pick up the trail again.
0.39l24spParish's needlegrassAchnatherum parishii5 / 12
0.43l25?white catch-fly?Silene verecunda ssp. platyota?5 / 1 
0.43   Trail ends at Mt. Lewis summit, marked no longer with some piled rocks.
Updated 20 September 2003.