TRIUNFO CREEK/WESTLAKE VISTA PARKS, SANTA MONICA MTS
MAY 2009 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




I visited Triunfo Creek Park and Westlake Vista Parks to look for and photograph the so-called purple western morning glory, Calystegia purpurata, which is perhaps better named Pacific false bindweed or smooth western morning glory because the ones in our area are as white as our other morning glories and distinguishable from them only by two small bractlets positioned beneath the calyx. I was also eager to see the endangered Lyon's pentachaeta again after only one other visit to this area many years ago. Triunfo Creek Park is located near the terminus of Lindero Canyon Road where you turn left onto Triunfo Canyon Road, and is immediately adjacent to Westlake Vista Park. An upside-down V next to the common name indicates a species that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip, and an asterisk indicates a non-native taxon.


   
Elegant clarkia
Clarkia unguiculata
Onagraceae
 

Slender tarplant
Deinandra fasciculata (= Hemizonia
fasciculata
)
Asteraceae

 

California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Papaveraceae



 
Goldn yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum
Asteraceae
 
Purple clarkia
Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera
Onagraceae


       
   
Western vervain
Verbena lasiostachys var. lasiostachys
Verbenaceae
   
    Foothill penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus var. australis
Plantaginaceae


     
Horehound *
Marrubium vulgare
Lamiaceae
 
Catalina mariposa lily
Calochortus catalinae
Liliaceae


   
Yellow mariposa lily
Calochortus clavatus var. pallidus
Liliaceae


 
Purple sage
Salvia leucophylla
Lamiaceae
 
Golden stars
Bloomeria crocea
Themidaceae


   
Black mustard *
Brassica nigra
Brassicaceae


 
Woolly blue curls
Trichostema lanatum
Lamiaceae
 
 
Common linanthus
Leptosiphon parviflorus
Polemoniaceae
Long-horned bee
Melissodes sp.
Apidae
(On Calystegia)
 
 
Turkish rugging
Chorizanthe staticoides
Polygonaceae
 


 
Blue larkspur
Delphinium parryi ssp. parryi
Ranunculaceae
 
Speckled clarkia
Clarkia cylindrica ssp. cylindrica
Onagraceae




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