Flora of Skyline Trail Area, San Jacinto Mountains

This flora has been made from two trips, one on 27 August 2007 by Tom Chester and Dave Stith and one on 31 August 2012 by Tom Chester, Dave Stith and Tarja Sagar. Both trips covered just the first 1.2 miles of the trail, down to the end of the Pine Belt. No new species were found in a follow-up trip on 12 August 2021 by Tom Chester and Don Rideout.

See also the plant trail giving the species in order of occurrence.

Species Checklist

Basic information about the checklist presentation and links:

A few species have qualifiers given in front of the scientific name, indicating that the species determination is not 100%. Notes on some of those species are given in the next section.

An asterisk before the Common Name indicates a non-native taxon.

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#FamilScientific Name(*)Common Name#Pls
1SelagSelaginella asprellabluish spike-moss1
2SelagSelaginella watsoniiWatson's spike-moss10
3PteriCheilanthes covilleibeady lipfern40
4CupreCalocedrus decurrensincense-cedar10
5PinacAbies concolorwhite fir99
6PinacPinus coulteriCoulter pine50
7PinacPinus jeffreyiJeffrey pine5
8PinacPinus lambertianasugar pine99
9AsterBrickellia californicaCalifornia brickellbush1
10AsterEricameria cuneata var. spathulatawide-leaved rock goldenbush70
11AsterEricameria nauseosa var. bernardinaSan Bernardino rubber rabbitbrush99
12AsterEricameria parishii var. parishiiParish's goldenbush3
13AsterErigeron foliosus var. foliosusleafy daisy20
14AsterPseudognaphalium thermaleslender everlasting3
15AsterSolidago velutina ssp. californicagoldenrod50
16BoragEriodictyon crassifolium var. nigrescensthick-leaved yerba santa25
17BrassBoechera retrofracta Xmountain rock-cress1
18CapriLonicera subspicata var. denudatasouthern honeysuckle2
19CaryoSilene parishiiParish's campion8
20CaryoSilene verecundawhite catch-fly1
21EricaArctostaphylos parryana ssp. deserticadesert Parry manzanita99
22EricaArctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupaceapink-bracted manzanita30
23EricaSarcodes sanguineasnow-plant1
24FabacLupinus hyacinthinusSan Jacinto lupine99
25FagacChrysolepis sempervirensbush chinquapin5
26FagacQuercus chrysolepiscanyon live oak99
27GarryGarrya flavescensashy silk tassel1
28GrossRibes cereum var. cereumwax currant2
29HydraPhiladelphus microphylluslittle-leaf mock orange99
30LamiaMonardella nanashort-flowered monardella99
31LamiaSalvia apianawhite sage1
32OnagrEpilobium canum ssp. latifoliummountain California-fuchsia70
33OrobaCastilleja applegatei ssp. martiniiMartin's paintbrush10
34OrobaCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerbristly bird's beak99
35PlantKeckiella rothrockii var. jacintensisSan Jacinto Mts. keckiella99
36PlantPenstemon grinnellii var. grinnelliiGrinnell's beardtongue99
37PlantPenstemon labrosusSan Gabriel beardtongue1
38PlantPenstemon rostriflorusbeaked penstemon20
39PolemLinanthus jaegeriSan Jacinto prickly phlox35
40PolemLinanthus pungensgranite prickly phlox10
41PolygEriogonum apiculatumSan Jacinto buckwheat8
42PolygEriogonum wrightii var. membranaceumWright's buckwheat99
43RanunAquilegia formosawestern columbine2
44RhamnCeanothus cordulatusmountain whitethorn1
45RhamnCeanothus perplexanscupped-leaf ceanothus30
46RosacAdenostoma sparsifoliumred shanks6
47RosacCercocarpus betuloides var. betuloidesbirch-leaf mountain-mahogany70
48RosacCercocarpus ledifoliuscurl-leaf mountain-mahogany70
49RosacHolodiscus discolor var. microphyllusmountain spray25
50RubiaGalium angustifolium ssp. jacinticumSan Jacinto Mtns. bedstraw50
51RubiaGalium parishiiParish's bedstraw99
52SaxifHeuchera hirsutissimashaggy-haired alumroot50
53ViscaPhoradendron bolleanumfir mistletoe99
54ViscaPhoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosumoak mistletoe2
55AgavaHesperoyucca whippleichaparral yucca20
56PoaceBromus tectorum*downy brome20
57PoaceElymus elymoidessquirreltail15
58Poace~Poa secunda ssp. juncifoliarush blue grass20
59PoaceStipa parishii var. parishiiParish's needlegrass50
60RuscaNolina parryiParry's nolina10

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