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Borges Ranch Flowering Plants

March 23, 2004

This "trail" starts at the back right end of the gravel parking lot located at the far end and above the Boundary Oaks Golf Course parking lot. Take the road leading to the shooting range and bear right into this gravelly lot. Start at the sign, walk to the road above and turn left. Cross the road under the high-tension lines and continue at the same elevation across the road. This path eventually takes you to a level area after two or three short slippery downhill patches. Continue on this level for about 3/4 of a mile and then take the sharp steep path up to the next level. Here, there are several flowers and from there you may re-trace your path back to your car.

Common Name Color Scientific Name Peterson Refs. Where Seen
Birdsfoot Lotus Yellow Lotus corniculatus 180 Road sides
Black Sage White Salvia californica K 100 Road sides
Blue dicks Blue Dichelostemma pulchellum 352 All over
Blue-eyed grass Blue Sisyrinchium bellum 350 All over
Sweet Fennel ----- Foeniculum vulgare 170 Not in bloom yet
Filaree—storksbill Purple Erodium moschatum 286 All over
Great ValleyGum Plant ----- Grindelia camporum 212 Not in bloom yet
Fern-Leafed Lomatium Yellow Lomatium dissectum 168 Canyon
Arroyo Lupine Purple Lupinus succulentus 376 Road sides
Miner’s lettuce White Montia spathulata 294 Wet cool places
Mustard Yellow Brassica geniculata 140 All over
Purple Nightshade Blue Solanum xanthi 382 Road sides
Owls Clover Pink Orthocarpus purpurascens 240 Hill tops
Poison Oak ----- Toxicodendron diversilobum K 112 Not in bloom yet
Red Alder Yellow Alnus rhombifolia K 42 Road sides
Scarlet Bugler Red Penstemon centranthifolius 238 Canyon
Sagebrush ----- Artemisia californica K 86 Not in bloom yet
Scarlet Pimpernel Pink Anagallis arvensis 304 Road sides

(1) Peterson's "Pacific States Wildflowers"
(2) Keater, "Plants of the East Bay Parks