{tab=Trip Recap}

18 CNPS member and guests wandered up and down the trails of the James Dilley Wilderness, getting a very good overview of the entire Preserve. From the parking area we headed up Canyon Trail. One the way up we stopped many times to discuss some of the plants, including Funastrum cynanchoices (a milkweed relative), sacapellote (Acourtia), Croton californicus and C. setiger, jimsonweed (Datura) and Western vervain (Verbena lasiostachys). After a little joking, the highlight was a single small plant of Physalis crassifolia - thick-leaved ground cherry.

Once on the ridgetop we discussed a couple of "non-native natives", plants that were included in a restoration even though they are not native to this area - Encellia farinosa (brittlebush) and Artemisia tridentata (great basin sagebrush). We detoured a little ways down Mariposa trail to be sure to see some of the rare Weed's mariposa lilies (Calochortus weedii var. intermedius). Then we took the long way home, via Edison Trail, along Barbara's Lake and back to the cars. One the way we discussed willow identification, the distinctions of two of our more common oaks, the various insect life supported by milkweeds and other native plant lessons.

A very fun morning with a great group of native plant and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Including plants seen during a scouting trip on 5-30-13

Acmispon scoparius

Acourtia microcephala

Adenostoma fasciculatum var. fasciculatum

Ambrosia psilostachya

Anagallis arvensis*

Anemopsis californica

Antirrhinum nuttallianum

Artemisia californica

Artemisia douglasiana

Artemisia dracunculus

Asclepias eriocarpa

Asclepias fascicularis

Avena sp.*

Baccharis pilularis ssp. pilularis

Baccharis salicifolia

Brassica nigra*

Bromus diandrus*

Bromus madritensis ssp. Madritensis*

Calochortus weedii var. intermedius

Carex praegracilis

Centaurea melitensis*

Cirsium vulgare*

Conium maculatum*

Convolvulus arvensis*

Conyza canadensis*

Corethrogyne flaginifolia var. virgata

Crassula connata

Croton californicus

Croton setiger

Cuscuta californica

Cylindropuntia prolifera

Datura wrightii

Deinandra fasciculata

Distichlis spicata

Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta

Elymus triticoides

Encelia farinosa*

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum

Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Erodium sp.*

Eschscholzia californica

Frankenia salina

Funastrum cynanchoides var. hartwegii

Heliotropium curassavicum

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Heterotheca grandiflora

Isocoma menziesii var. vernonioides

Lamarckia aurea*

Malacothamnus fasciculatus

Malosma laurina

Malvella leprosa

Marah macrocarpus

Marrubium vulgare*

Melica imperfecta

Mimulus aurantiacus

Mirabilis laevis var. laevis

Nassella pulchra

Nicotiana glauca*

Opuntia littoralis

Phacelia ramosissima

Physalis crassifolia

Picris echioides*

Platanus racemosa

Potentilla glandulosa

Pseudognaphalium californicum

Pseudognaphalium canescens

Pseudognaphalium biolettii

Pulicaria paludosa*

Quercus agrifolia

Quercus berberidifolia

Raphanus sativus*

Rhamnus californica

Rhamnus ilicifolia

Rhus integrifolia

Ribes indecorum

Ribes speciosum

Rosa californica

Rubus ursinus

Rumex crispus*

Salix exigua

Salix gooddingii

Salix laevigata

Salix lasiolepis

Salsola tragus*

Salvia apiana

Salvia mellifera

Sambucus mexicana

Schoenoplectus americanus/californicus

Scrophularia californica ssp. californica

Solidago velutina ssp. Californica

Stachys rigida var. quercetorum

Stephanomeria diegensis

Stipa coronata var. coronata

Toxicodendron diversilobum

Urtica dioica ssp. dioica

Verbena lasiostachys

Vinca major*

Vitis girdiana

 

98 Taxa

 

* = Not native, at this location

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