PALOMAR STATE PARK
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Photographs by Michael Charters




This is a slightly different kind of photo gallery inasmuch as it was created in 2018 but is made up of photos from several trips to the Palomar State Park area in July 2003, July 2005, two visits in June 2006, and June 2007. Palomar State Park is located on the western side of Palomar Mountain in the Peninsular Ranges of northern part of San Diego County. Much of the park is covered by coniferous forests of pine, fir and cedar with scattered areas of meadow and is one of the few places in Southern California that has somewhat of a Sierra Nevadan atmosphere. This is one of the areas that I feel may deserve some more visits this year. Some of the identifications may be suspect since I was still in the process of learning many species, so any corrections will be appreciated. An asterisk next to the common name indicates a non-native species.


   
Burning bush
Euonymus occidentalis var. parishii
Celastraceae
[Named for botanical collectors Samuel Bonsall Parish, 1838-1928, and William Fletcher Parish, 1840-1918]


 
Beaked penstemon
Penstemon rostriflorus
Plantaginaceae



 
Bristly bird's beak
Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. setiger
Orobanchaceae
 
 
 
Perennial chickweed *
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Caryophyllaceae


   
California blackberry
Rubus ursinus
Rosaceae



   
Heermann's lotus
Acmispon heermannii var. heermannii
Fabaceae
 
Flax-flowered linanthus
Leptosiphon liniflorus
Polemoniaceae


 
Hoary coffeeberry
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
Rhamnaceae



 
 
Water speedwell *
Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Plantaginaceae
 
 
 
 
Incense-cedar
Calocedrus decurrens
Cupressaceae

Diamond-petalled clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea
Onagraceae
 
 


   
Hall's bush lupine
Lupinus excubitus var. hallii
Fabaceae



Little spring beauty
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
Montiaceae
 
 
     
Humboldt lily
Lilium humboldtii
Liliaceae
[Named for Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander, Baron von Humboldt, 1769-1859]


 
Musk monkeyflower
Mimulus moschatus
Phrymaceae



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