Silverwood: Harry Woodward Trail to Rudy's View (April 21, 2019)

Route: Harry Woodward to the Chapparral Trail; Right onto the Spring Trial Spring Trail; Left on Big Oak Trail; Left on the Circuit Trail across the Big Rock Slab; Right on Rudy's View Trail. Came back the same way, even though there are a variety of ways to make it a loop.

Notes:
At the end of the Harry Woodward trail before it crosses the bridge to the bird viewing area, there was a patch of Narrow-leaved Cryptantha with Parry's Phacelia dramatically interspersed.

There were lots of Blue Dicks all the way from the lower part of the trail to the top.

There were lots of White-flowering Currents, some tall enough to canopy the path.

The Big Rock Slab, should be renamed the Rock Garden since there were so many flowers even though the location is harsh, has little soil, and is exposed and windy. Common Goldfields made the are a blur of gold. Nuttall's Snapdragons, Bush Poppies, and Everlasting flowers bloomed. On the Silver Bird's-foot Trefoil, were Tussock Moth caterpillars. There were even some Lupines.

Rudy's View presents, in addition to the view, lots of Ceanothus plants, though they seem to be finishing now.

I barely scratched the surface of making observations since this was my first time using iNaturalist.

Posted by sage_and_seaweed sage_and_seaweed, April 23, 2019 00:42

Observations

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What

Chilicothe Marah macrocarpa

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:35 AM PDT

Description

Wild cucumber

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Larkspurs Genus Delphinium

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Much more recognizable with the flower but i though the leaves were interesting as well.

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Square

What

Chaparral Whitethorn Ceanothus leucodermis

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:40 AM PDT

Description

Ceanothus

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What

Narrow-leaved Cryptantha Johnstonella angustifolia

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:42 AM PDT

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Parry's Phacelia Phacelia parryi

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:46 AM PDT

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Wide-throated Yellow Monkeyflower Diplacus brevipes

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:47 AM PDT

Description

At area right before bridge to birding area

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:49 AM PDT

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Purple Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:52 AM PDT

Description

Chinese houses

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Bush Monkeyflowers Section Diplacus

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:52 AM PDT

Description

Orange monkey flowers

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Blue Skullcap Scutellaria tuberosa

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:56 AM PDT

Description

Low growing less than 5”

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Chia Salvia columbariae

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:58 AM PDT

Description

Chia

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Texas Toadflax Nuttallanthus texanus

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 10:59 AM PDT

Description

Near spring area

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Fringed Linanthus Linanthus dianthiflorus

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:02 AM PDT

Description

.5” flowers low growing

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Fire Poppy Papaver californicum

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:05 AM PDT

Description

Only saw these in one place on the trail

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White-flowering Currant Ribes indecorum

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Tree maybe 7 ft tall location on trail a few minutes walk above the spring

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:10 AM PDT

Description

Bee

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Coast Morning Glory Calystegia macrostegia

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:17 AM PDT

Description

Climbing vine sharp heart shpd leaves

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Southern Umbrellawort Tauschia arguta

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:32 AM PDT

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Blue Dicks Dichelostemma capitatum

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:34 AM PDT

Description

All over the place thick grasslike leave looks lije onion family but no smell
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What

Common Goldfields Lasthenia gracilis

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:41 AM PDT

Description

Tiny.25” flower but en masse turned rock golden

Photos / Sounds

What

Nuttall's Snapdragon Sairocarpus nuttallianus

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:53 AM PDT

Description

Growing on exposed rock face in crack w some dirt wondy area

Photos / Sounds

What

Two-color Rabbit Tobacco Pseudognaphalium biolettii

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:55 AM PDT

Description

Growing on exposed rock

Photos / Sounds

What

Silver Bird's-foot Trefoil Acmispon argophyllus

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:57 AM PDT

Description

Growing in crack in exposed rock face

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Caterpillar on flower deerweed? 1” yellow orange spots and black and white tufts

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What

Bajada Lupine Lupinus concinnus

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:03 PM PDT

Description

Lupine

Photos / Sounds

What

Bush Poppy Dendromecon rigida

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:04 PM PDT

Description

Growing in between large exposed rock face with chamise

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wavy-leafed Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:07 PM PDT

Description

Might be related to lily in desert growing on rock

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Small-flowered Catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:10 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:12 PM PDT

Description

Ladybug

Photos / Sounds

What

Chaparral Yucca Hesperoyucca whipplei

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:16 PM PDT

Description

Bud before flowering because it looks cool

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Dicks Dichelostemma capitatum

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:22 PM PDT

Description

Better shots of prev photoed plant on Rudy’s trail

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:29 PM PDT

Description

Ceanothus Rudy’s view

Photos / Sounds

What

Bigelow's Monkeyflower Diplacus bigelovii

Observer

sage_and_seaweed

Date

April 21, 2019 12:50 PM PDT

Description

Higher up but still blury

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