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Thirty CNPS members and friends enjoyed the flowers and interesting plants and celebrated the holiday on Elsinore Peak. Onions, rare mustards, death camas and grappling hooks were the names of a few of the plants we enjoyed. The weather today was a blend of cloud and sun, with a little drizzle at the very end of the visit.

We began by checking on some large old manzanitas and then walked up the dirt road toward Elsinore Peak. We veered off the road and wandered over to an interesting area, known by botanists as "Onion Hill". In spite of the very low rainfall, the grasslands were still green and there were still plenty of annuals and small perennials in bloom. Bublbous plants and geophytes, like chocolate lily, wild hyacinth, several members of the carrot family (Apiaceae), death camas and three native onions, were all present.

We completed the trip with a slow climb up the very steep backside of Elsinore Peak, to the towers and then back to the cars.

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Acmispon strigosus

Adenostoma fasciculatum

Agoseris grandiflora

Allium haematochiton

Allium lacunosum var. lacunosum

Allium munzii

Amsinckia menziesii

Anagallis arvensis*

Apiastrum angustifolium

Arctostaphylos glauca

Aspidotis californica

Avena barbata *

Avena fatua*

Brassica nigra*

Brodiaea filifolia

Brodiaea orcuttii

Brodiaea santarosae

Brodiaea terrestris ssp. Kernensis

Bromus sp.*

Calandrinia ciliata

Calochortus splendens

Camissoniopsis graciliflora

Camissoniopsis macrantha

Caulanthus heterophyllus

Ceanothus crassifolius

Centaurea melitensis*

Centaurea solstitialis*

Centaurium venustum

Cercocarpus betuloides

Chaenactis artemisiifolia

Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula

Chorizanthe fimbriata

Cirsium occidentale

Clarkia purpurea ssp. purpurea

Claytonia perfoliata

Clematis lasiantha

Collinsia heterophylla

Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus

Corethrogyne filaginifolia

Crassula connata

Cressa truxillensis

Cryptantha intermedia

Cryptantha microstachys

Cupressus forbesii *

Cuscuta californica

Deinandra fasciculata

Delphinium parryi ssp. parryi

Dichelostemma capitatum

Dudleya lanceolata

Elymus condensatus

Emmenanthe penduliflora

Epilobium canum

Eriogonum fasciculatum

Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Erodium sp.*

Eschscholzia californica

Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia

Filago gallica*

Fritillaria biflora

Galium angustifolium

Galium aparine

Gilia angelensis

Harpagonella palmeri

Hazardia squarrosa var. squarrosa

Helianthemum scoparium

Helianthus gracilentus

Hemizonia fasciculata

Hesperoyucca whipplei

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Hirschfeldia incana*

Hypochaeris glabra*

Isomeris arborea

Keckiella antirrhinoides ssp. antirrhinoides

Lamarckia aurea*

Lasthenia gracilis

Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Layia platyglossa

Lepidium sp.*

Leptodactylon californicum

Leptosiphon liniflorus

Lessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia

Linanthus dianthiflorus

Lomatium dasycarpum ssp. dasycarpum

Lomatium utriculatum

Lonicera subspicata

Lotus hamatus

Lotus salsuginosus

Lupinus bicolor

Lupinus excubitus var. austromontanus

Malosma laurina

Marah macrocarpus

Medicago polymorpha*

Melica imperfecta

Microseris lindleyi

Mimulus aurantiacus

Mimulus guttatus

Montia lacunosum

Muhlenbergia rigens

Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii

Osmadenia tenella

Paeonia californica

Pellaea mucronata

Penstemum spectabilis

Pentagramma triangularis

Phacelia cicutaria

Phacelia imbricata ssp. imbricata

Phacelia minor

Phoradendron villosum

Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

Plagiobothrys sp.

Plantago erecta

Plectritis ciliosa

Potentilla glandulosa

Prunus ilicifolia

Pseudognaphalium canescens

Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia

Quercus berberidifolia

Ranunculus californicus

Rhamnus ilicifolia

Rhus integrifolia

Rhus ovata

Rhus trilobata

Ribes indecorum

Rumex crispus*

Salix lasiolepis

Salix lasiolepis

Salvia apiana

Salvia columbariae

Salvia mellifera

Sanicula bipinnatifida

Sanicula crassicaulis

Sanicula tuberosa

Scrophularia californica

Scutellaria tuberosa

Selaginella bigelovii

Siberopsis hammettii

Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora

Sisyrinchium bellum

Stellaria media*

Stipa lepida

Stipa pulchra

Symphoricarpos mollis

Thalictrum fendleri

Toxicodendron diversilobum

Toxoscordion fremontii

Tragopogon dubius*

Trifolium hirtum*

Viola pedunculata ssp. pedunculata

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