LILY SPRINGS SURVEY AREA, SAN GABRIEL MTS
PART TWO
JULY 2011 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




My intent for this field excursion was to retrace the route we had followed previously up the steep, rocky gully from mile marker 67.7 on the Angeles Crest Highway, then to botanize along the PCT first eastward to near Mt. Hawkins and then westward to Windy Gap, which is 0.3 miles from Little Jimmy Campground, and finally to descend via a little-travelled use trail down to the highway and thence back to the parking area. After ascending beyond the springy area, the forest becomes much drier and shows the lingering effects of the 2002 Curve Fire, and yet there are masses of many species in glorious bloom along this trail. What I chiefly like about this walking route is the fantastic views both to the south and northwards out over the desert. It was a beautiful day in the middle high country with a temperature in the low 70's and a lovely cooling breeze. I only saw two other hikers all day. An asterisk indicates a non-native taxon.


   
Davidson's buckwheat
Eriogonum davidsonii
Polygonaceae
 
Gray monardella
Monardella australis ssp. cinerea
Lamiaceae
[Formerly Monardella cinerea]


 
 
Johnston's monkeyflower
Mimulus johnstonii
Phrymaceae
 


       
   
Twiggy wreathplant
Stephanomeria virgata ssp. virgata
Asteraceae
   
    Parish's buckwheat
Eriogonum parishii
Polygonaceae


   
Tumble mustard *
Sisymbrium altissimum
Brassicaceae
 
 
Great red paintbrush
Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata
Orobanchaceae



   
Virgin's bower
Clematis ligusticifolia
Ranunculaceae


 
Whitebark raspberry
Rubus leucodermis
Rosaceae


 
 
Mojave phacelia
Phacelia mohavensis
Boraginaceae
 
 
Meadow goosefoot
Chenopodium pratericola
Chenopodiaceae
Willow-herb
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum
Onagraceae
Mexican elderberry
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
Adoxaceae
Brittle fern
Cystopteris fragilis
Woodsiaceae


 
 
Sierra gooseberry
Ribes roezlii var. roezlii
Grossulariaceae
Mountain pink currant
Ribes nevadense
Grossulariaceae
 


 
 
Pussypaws
Calyptridium monospermum
Montiaceae

 
  Russian thistle *
Salsola tragus
Chenopodiaceae