Photographs by Michael L. Charters
My weeklong hike on the Backbone Trail from Point Mugu State Park to
Will Rogers State Park in May, 2002, sponsored and organized by Coastwalk
and the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, and led by Milt McAuley,
author of Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains, has given me the incentive
I needed to add a Wildflowers of the Backbone Trail section to my website.
This will be another work in progress, with photos being added more or less
continuously as time goes on.  I have decided to begin displaying images, but
 if the picture you are looking for is not included, please check back again soon.
I would like to gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Ruth Gerson, President
of the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council ( on behalf of
all those who enjoy the Santa Monica Mountains and the wonderful hiking, biking
and equestrian trails therein.

Index of pictures by common name:

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U |
| V | W | X | Y | Z |

Index of pictures by scientific name:

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U |
| V | W | X | Y | Z |

If you are uncertain of a flower's name, you may wish to look
for it in the Thumbnail Photo Gallery which may eventually be
organized according to color.

(*) Indicates introduced species

Site composed with Dreamweaver 4 software and updated 31 October 2002.  If you
are interested in the derivation of the botanical names of plants included here, please
go to my other site, Botanical Word Meanings and Name Derivations, which
is located at:  If requested, my consent
will gladly be given for the non-commercial use of these photographs.  You may
contact me at:

© 2003 Michael L. Charters, Sierra Madre, CA.