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Borges Ranch Flowering Plants

April 1, 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
Great ValleyGum Plant ----- Grindelia camporum 212 Not in bloom yet
Poison Oak ----- Toxicodendron diversilobum K 112 Not in bloom yet
Sagebrush ----- Artemisia californica K 86 Not in bloom yet
Sweet Fennel ----- Foeniculum vulgare 170 Not in bloom yet
Blue dicks Blue Dichelostemma pulchellum 352 All over
Blue-eyed grass Blue Sisyrinchium bellum 350 All over
Purple Nightshade Blue Solanum xanthi 382 Road sides
Coulter's Thistle Pink Cirsium coulteri 328 Quarry area
Owls Clover Pink Orthocarpus purpurascens 240 Hill tops
Scarlet Pimpernel Pink Anagallis arvensis 304 Road sides
Arroyo Lupine Purple Lupinus succulentus 376 Road sides
Filaree—storksbill Purple Erodium moschatum 286 All over
Lemmon's Paintbrush Red Castilleja lemmonii 244 Quarry area
Scarlet Bugler Red Penstemon centranthifolius 238 Canyon
Black Sage White Salvia californica K 100 Road sides
Common Yarrow White Achillea millefolium 108 Arroyo area
Little White Heads White Un-named as yet Quarry area
Miner’s lettuce White Montia spathulata 294 Wet cool places
Birdsfoot Lotus Yellow Lotus corniculatus 180 Road sides
Fern-Leafed Lomatium Yellow Lomatium dissectum 168 Canyon
Golden Fairy Lantern Yellow Calochortus amabilis 122 Arroyo area
Mustard Yellow Brassica geniculata 140 All over
Red Alder Yellow Alnus rhombifolia K 42 Road sides
Yellow Sweet Clover Yellow Melilotus indica 178 Quarry area

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