HOLY JIM CANYON, SANTA ANA MTS MAY 2009 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




Thanks to several consecutive days of hiking a couple of weeks ago, I am now running two or three field trips behind in my posting of the photo galleries. This gallery is a follow-up to the one I did on this trail last November. I met Bob Allen and rode up a rough dirt road to the trailhead for the Holy Jim trail, where there were already more than a dozen vehicles haphazardly parked. Bob was loaded down with photographic equipment since our goal was to find in bloom the uncommon wart-leaved ceanothus, Ceanothus papillosus, that we knew to be growing about three miles up the trail. We were not disappointed, as the pictures in this gallery surely document. I have to come back during the summer to find the Calochortus weedii ssp. intermedia that is also fairly readily seen in this canyon. 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, and as always, an asterisk indicates a non-native species. Thanks to Bob Allen for assistance with identifications and generally for a good day.


   
California blackberry
Rubus ursinus
Rosaceae
 
Chinese houses
Collinsia heterophylla
Plantaginaceae
 
Morning glory
Calystegia macrostegia
Convolvulaceae


 
Canyon sweet pea
Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus
Fabaceae
 
California chicory
Rafinesquia californica
Asteraceae


 
 
Caterpillar phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida
Boraginaceae

 
 
Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
Iridaceae
Sweet cicely
Osmorhiza brachypoda
Apiaceae
Wild oxalis
Oxalis californica (= Oxalis albicans ssp. californica)
Oxalidaceae
Farewell-to-spring
Clarkia bottae
Onagraceae


 
 
Pipestems
Clematis lasiantha
Ranunculaceae
 
Woolly indian paintbrush
Castilleja foliolosa
Scrophulariaceae
 


   
California milkweed
Asclepias californica
Apocynaceae
 
Coffee fern
Pellaea andromedifolia
Pteridaceae
 
Golden stars
Bloomeria crocea
Themidaceae


 
Scarlet pimpernel *
Anagallis arvensis
Myrsinaceae
 
 
White-flowered bluecup
Githopsis diffusa ssp. candida
Campanulaceae
Pacific sanicle
Sanicula crassicaulis
Apiaceae
 
 
Golden yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum
Asteraceae
 


   
Ramona clarkia
Clarkia similis
Onagraceae
 
Wild celery
Apiastrum angustifolium
Apiaceae


 
Splendid mariposa lily
Calochortus splendens
Liliaceae