HEAPS PEAK ARBORETUM, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JUNE 2010
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Photographs by Michael Charters




Heaps Peak Arboretum is another place I hadn't been since 2006, and since I missed Jane Strong's outing there, I decided to make up for it by doing a photo gallery. It was a fairly hot day and I found it a bit drier than I had expected, yet there were still many lovely flowers in bloom including the last good flower of the mountain dogwood which I found after searching through and under the entire dogwood grove. That was one of the things I had hoped to get into a photo gallery. Heaps Peak Arboretum is on CA-18 a couple of miles east of Lake Arrowhead at an elevation of about 6000', and is managed by the Rim of the World Interpretive Association and Robert Reed, the Arboretum Director. It takes its name from the pioneer Fred Heaps who established a ranch nearby in the late 1800's. Click here for more information about its history and activities. There are things that have been planted there that do not grow in the San Bernardinos like Sequoiadendron giganteum, Calycanthus occidentalis, Philadelphus lewisii, and Fallugia paradoxa, so you have to be a little careful about what you're looking at. An asterisk after the common name indicates a non-native species, and a tilde (~) indicates some uncertainty of identification. Thanks to Hartmut Wisch for the critter id's.


   
Hartweg's iris, Wild iris
Iris hartwegii ssp. australis
Iridaceae


 
Large-flowered collomia
Collomia grandiflora
Polemoniaceae


 
 
Diamond-petalled clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea
Onagraceae
 
 
 
 
Blue dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
Themidaceae
Mountain dogwood
Cornus nuttallii
Cornaceae
 
 


 
 
Common madia
Madia elegans
Asteraceae
 


 
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Asteraceae
   
Yellow salsify *
Tragopogon dubius
Asteraceae
     


 
 
Grinnell's penstemon
Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
Plantaginaceae



   
Anderson's lupine
Lupinus andersonii
Fabaceae
 
Eaton's firecracker
Penstemon eatonii
Plantaginaceae


 
Beaked penstemon
Penstemon rostriflorus
Plantaginaceae


   
Wild strawberry
Fragaria vesca
Rosaceae


   
Sticky cinquefoil
Potentilla glandulosa ssp. glandulosa
Rosaceae
 



       
   
Streambank lotus
Lotus oblongifolius var. oblongifolius
Fabaceae
   
    Spreading dogbane
Apocynum androsaemifolium
Apocynaceae