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The temperatures were brisk, but it was dry. A nice day for a native plant hike. 18 people headed out onto the San Juan Loop Trail following a day of moderate to heavy rainfall. The trail was in good shape and the sky was a mix of bright blue and scattered clouds. We travelled through several plant communities and habitats, pausing often to notice the plants all around us. Some of the botanical highlights were Horkellia cuneata, Collinsia parryi and heterophylla, Scutellaria tuberosa, Micranthes californica, Lithophragma affine, Plectritis ciliata, Barbarea orthoceras, Logfia filaginoides, Clematis pauciflora, Mimulus brevipes, Paeonia californica, Rosa californica, Trifolium willdenovii, Juniperus californica, two Delphiniums, two Camissoniopsis, five Lupinus species and a Salvia apiana x mellifera.

We also paid special attention a a nice variety of lichens, liverworts, mosses and fungi.

Of particular interest was the large variety of ferns on the trip, including Polypodium californicum, Pellaea andromedifolia and mucronata, Woodwardia fimbriata, Pteridium aquilinum, Adiantum sp., Aspidotis californica, Cheilanthes clevlandii, Cheilanthes newberryi and Pentagramma triangularis. However, a thorough search to re-find a 1988 record of Asplenium vespertinum – Western spleenwort fern came up empty. Most of the group searched during the main trip. Then following the official trip Neil Bouscaren went to his car and brought out a pressed sample of Western spleenwort. We studied it carefully and a few of us went back to the suspected area and did a more thorough check, but still to no avail.

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Below is a partial list, please notify  of any additions or corrections.

Acmispon glaber - deerweed
Acmispon heermannii - southern woolly lotus
Acmispon strigosus - hirsute lotus
Adenostoma fasciculatum - chamise
Adiantum sp. - maidenhair fern
Amsinckia intermedia - rigid fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii - common fiddleneck
Anagallis arvensis - scarlet pimpernil+
Anthriscus caucalis? - bur-chervil
Artemisia californica - California sagebrush
Artemisia douglasiana - California mugwort
Aspidotis californica - California lace fern
Baccharis salicifolia - mule fat
Barbarea orthoceras - American winter cress
Brassica nigra - black mustard+
Brickellia californica - California brickle bush*
Calochortus sp. - Mariposa lily
Camissoniopsis bistorta - California suncup
Camissoniopsis sp. (upright) - suncup
Cardamine californica - milk maids
Carex sp. - sedge
Ceanothus crassifolius - thick-leaved wild lilac
Centaurea melitensis - tocalote+
Cercocarpus betuloides - mountain mahogany
Cheilanthes clevelandii - cleveland;s lip fern
Cheilanthes newberryi - California cotton fern
Cirsium officidentale - California thistle
Claytonia perfoliata miners lettuce
Clematis pauciflora - ropevine
Collinsia heterophylla - chinese houses
Collinsia parryi - parry's blue-eyed mary
Crassula connata - sand pygmy stonecrop
Cryptantha sp. - cryptantha
Cyperus sp. - sedge
Datisca glomerata - durango root
Delphinium parryi -  parry's larkspur
Delphinium patens - liver-leaved larkspur
Dichelostemma capitatum - wild hyacinth
Drymocallis glandulosa - sticky cinquefoil
Dudleya lanceolata - lance-leaved live forever
Dudleya pulverulenta - chalk dudleya
Eleocharis sp. - spikerush
Elymus condensatus - giant wild rye
Epilobium canum - California fuchsia
Epilobium ciliatuma - green willow-herb
Ericameria sp. - goldenbush
Erigeron foliosus - leafy daisy
Eriogonum fasiculatum - California buckwheat
Eriophyllum confertifolium - golden yarrow
Erodium sp.- cranesbill+
Eschscholzia caespitosa - tufted poppy*
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia - common eucrypta
Galium angustifolium - narrow-leaved bedstraw
Galium aparine - common bedstraw
Gilia angelensis - los angeles gilia
Hazardia squarrosa - saw-toothed goldenbush
Hedypnois creteca - Crete weed+
Helianthus gracilentus - slender sunflower*
Hesperoyucca whipplei - chaparral yucca
Hoita macrostachya - leather root*
Hoita orbicularis - round-leavred leather root*
Horkelia cuneata - mesa horkelia
Juncus sp. - rush
Juniperus californica - California juniper
Lasthenia (coronaria?) - goldfields
Lathyrus vestitus - San Diego sweet pea
Leptosiphon floribundus - many-flowered linanthus*
Lessingia filaginifolia - cliff aster
Linanthus californicus - prickly phlox
Lithophragma affine - woodland star
Logfia filaginoides - fluffweed
Lomatium lucidum - shiny lomatium
Lonicera subspicata - southern honeysuckle
Lupinus bicolor - miniature lupine
Lupinus hirsutissimus - stinging lupine
Lupinus latifolius - stream lupine
Lupinus succulentus - arroyo lupine
Lupinus truncatus - collar lupine
Malosma laurina - laurel sumac
Marah macrocarpa - wild cucumber
Marrubium vulgare - horehound+
Matricaria discoidea - pineapple weed+
Meconella denticulata - small-flowered meconella
Melica imperfecta - melic grass
Micranthes californica - California saxifrage
Mimulus aurantiacus - bush monkeyflower
Mimulus brevipes - slope semaphore
Mimulus guttatus - seep monkeyflower
Muhlenbergia rigens - deer grass
Nasturtium officinale - watercress+
Nemophila menziesii - baby blue eyes
Oenothera elata - marsh evening primrose
Paeonia californica - California peony
Pectocarya linearis - slender pectocarya
Pellaea andromedifolia - coffee fern
Pellaea mucronata - California cliff-brake
Pennisetum setaceum - fountain grass+
Pentagramma triangularis - goldback fern
Phacelia minor - wild canterbury-bell
Pinus coulteri - coulter pine+
Plagiobothrys sp. - popcorn flower
Platanus racemosa - western sycamore
Polygonum sp. - knotweed+
Polypodium californicum - California polypody fern
Prunus ilicifolia - holly-leaved cherry
Pseudognaphalium biolettii - bicolored everlasting
Pseudognaphalium californicum - California everlasting
Pseudognaphalium canescens - white everlasting
Pteridium aquilinum - western bracken fern
Quercus agrifolia - coast live oak
Quercus berberidifolia - scrub oak
Rhamnus illicifolia - holly-leaved redberry
Rhus integrifolia - lemonadeberry
Rhus ovata - sugarbush
Rhus trilobata - skunk bush
Ribes indecorum - white-flowered currant
Rosa californica - California wild rose
Rubus ursinus - California blackberry
Rumex sp. - dock
Salix sp. - willow
Salvia apiana - white sage
Salvia apiana x mellifera
Salvia columbaria - chia sage
Salvia mellifera - black sage
Sanicula crassicaulis - pacific sanicle
Scrophularia californica - figwort
Scutellaria tuberosa - Danny's skullcap
Seliginella begelovii - bushy spike moss
Solanum sp. - nightshade
Spartium junceum - Spanish broom*+
Symphiocarpus mollis - spreading snowberry
Thalictrum fendleri - meadow rue
Toxicodendron diversilobum - poison oak
Trifolium sp.+
Trifolium willdenovii - valley clover
Uropappus lindleyi - silver puffs*
Vicia benghalensis - purple vetch*+
Woodwardia fimbriata - giant chain fern

* Seen during last week scouting trip
+ Not native – at this site

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2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Travel Grant

The Orange County CNPS chapter is offering up to four $250 travel grants to attend the 2018 State CNPS Conference, Feb. 1-3 2018 in Los Angeles.  Graduate and highly qualified undergraduate students training in the study of southern California native plants are eligible. For more information click here.

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