DEER SPRINGS TRAIL, SAN JACINTO MTS JUNE 2009 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




This was a trip to the San Jacintos to try to find and photograph a species that had I found it would have been a new one for me, Nemacladus longiflorus. This species was observed by Tom Chester and Dave Stith several weeks ago, but there was no sign of it today. Due to the fact that I spent so much time looking for it and also because I didn't have that much time to begin with, I only got about 3/4 of a mile along this trail, so will have to return some other time and try to do more of it. Like other parts of the San Jacintos, it seemed pretty dry to me at this point, but nevertheless as the following pages show, there were plenty of things to see for someone who looked closely. It was disappointing to not find the Nemacladus which must be done for this year, but if the Epilobium is confirmed as halleanum, that would be a new find for me. The Deer Springs trailhead is about a mile north of Idyllwild on SR243 across from the Idyllwild Nature Center. Tom Chester's plant guide for this trail is here. An upside-down V next to the common name indicates a species that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip.


   
Bajada lupine
Lupinus concinnus
Fabaceae
 
Lesser indian paintbrush
Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis
Scrophulariaceae

 
Whisker brush
Leptosiphon ciliatus
Polemoniaceae


 
Pine dwarf-mistletoe
Arceuthobium campylopodum
Viscaceae


       
 
 
 
 
Hall's willowherb ^
Epilobium halleanum
Onagraceae

[Needs to be confirmed]
   
    Grayleaf skullcap
Scutellaria siphocampyloides
Lamiaceae


 
Sierra Nevada lotus
Lotus nevadensis var. nevadensis
Fabaceae
 
Squirreltail
Elymus elymoides
Poaceae


 
 
Downy monkeyflower
Mimulus pilosus
Phrymaceae
 
 



 
Golden stars
Bloomeria crocea
Themidaceae


   
San Diego gilia
Gilia diegensis
Polemoniaceae


 
 
 
cf. Creek monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus
Phrymaceae



   
Slender bedstraw
Galium angustifolium ssp. gracillimum
Rubiaceae
 
Mountain sticky cinquefoil
Potentilla glandulosa ssp. reflexa
Rosaceae


 
Slender volcanic gilia
Gilia ochroleuca ssp. exilis
Polemoniaceae
 
California black oak
Quercus kelloggii
Fagaceae


   
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Asteraceae