METCALF MEADOW, BLUFF LAKE MEADOW, AND LEMON LILY
SPRINGS, SAN BERNARDINO MTS
AUGUST 2009 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




This photo gallery displays species found during two trips to some San Bernardino localities south of Big Bear that I'd explored before and some new ones I didn't know about it. On the first outing I met Tommy Stoughton, Christine Craig and Geneveve Fyvie, who introduced me to some fascinating new species like the Botrychium and the Castilleja tenuis, and I express my appreciation to them for their time and knowledge. Metcalf Meadow on Forest Rd 2N17 and Bluff Lake Meadow on 2N10 are lovely moist expanses of grass and wildflowers, and Lemon Lily Springs is a small wet area just packed with beautiful species. The second outing was on my own to do some re-photography and to pin down some species and sub-species identifications. A few species shown here were in drier pine forest areas immediately adjacent to the meadows. An asterisk next to the common names indicates a non-native species, and as always, an upside-down V denotes a species that was new to me when I photograph-ed it on this field trip. The header photo is Metcalf Meadow, and the photo at the end of the gallery is of Bluff Lake.


   
Scalloped moonwort ^
Botrychium crenulatum
Ophioglossaceae
 
Columbine
Aquilegia formosa
Ranunculaceae
 
Hairy owl's clover ^
Castilleja tenuis
Scrophulariaceae


 
Alpine shooting star
Dodecatheon alpinum
Primulaceae
 
Spreading fleabane
Erigeron divergens
Asteraceae


 
 
California dandelion
(Our native dandelion)
Taraxacum californicum
Asteraceae
 
 



 
California geranium
Geranium californicum
Geraniaceae
 
   
Pine drops
Pterospora andromedea
Ericaceae


   
Western mountain aster
Symphyotrichum spathulatum var. spathulatum (= A. occidentalis var. occidentalis)
Asteraceae


 
Meadow starwort
Stellaria longipes ssp. longipes
Caryophyllaceae
  Scouler's St. John's wort
Hypericum formosum var. scouleri
Hypericaceae


       
   
Common madia
Madia elegans ssp. elegans
Asteraceae
   
    Parish's yampah
Perideridia parishii ssp. parishii
Apiaceae


   
Ranger's buttons
Sphenosciadium capitellatum
Apiaceae



   
Threepetal bedstraw ^
Galium trifidum var. pusillum
Rubiaceae
 
Bracken fern
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
Dennstaedtiaceae


 
Corn lily
Veratrum californicum var. californicum
Melianthiaceae