SOUTH FORK TRAIL TO DOLLAR LAKE, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS
AUGUST 2008
Photographs by Michael Charters




Dollar Lake is a fairly small seasonal body of water almost hidden below the north face of the San Gorgonio-San Bernardino Peak ridge and about a two mile hike from South Fork Meadows. It has been described as a jewel and supposedly when full shines like a silver dollar, but obviously late in the summer dries up. An upside-down V next to the common name indicates a taxon that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip.


 
 
Yellow-cress
Rorippa sp.
Brassicaceae
 
 
Bush chinquapin
Chrysolepis sempervirens
Fagaceae
Grant's carpet clover
Trifolium monanthum ssp. grantianum
Fabaceae
Anderson's lupine
Lupinus andersonii
Fabaceae
California geranium
Geranium californicum
Geraniaceae


 
Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
Iridaceae


   
Fireweed
Epilobium angustifolium ssp. circumvagum
Onagraceae
 
Bigelow's sneezeweed
Helenium bigelovii
Asteraceae
 
Autumn dwarf gentian
Gentianella amarella ssp. acuta
Gentianaceae


 
 
Kelloggia
Kelloggia galioides
Rubiaceae
Grinnell's penstemon
Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
Scrophulariaceae
 


 
 
Martin's paintbrush
Castilleja applegatei ssp. martinii
Scrophulariaceae
 
 
Southern monardella
Monardella australis
Lamiaceae
Hoary-aster
Machaeranthera canescens var. canescens
Asteraceae
Western mountain aster
Aster occidentalis var. occidentalis
Asteraceae
San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrush
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus
Asteraceae


 
Parish's catchfly
Silene parishii
Caryophyllaceae
 
White fir
Abies concolor
Pinaceae



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