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Box Springs Mountain Park Plants

As I hike in the Box Springs Mountain Park all the time, I decided to get to know the plants. Some have been easier than others. Poison Oak – Easy. That is one you should learn as a young Boy Scout. As for the others, some are easily looked up. Then there are those that I have searched and cannot find a good answer.

I also decided to create a page of plants for the pictures that I have taken. That will be a work in the future or an ongoing work. As for this blog post, it has several plants from the hike I took this evening.

Datura wrightii or Sacred Datura is the name of a poisonous perennial plant and ornamental flower of southwestern North America. It is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. It is also poisons.

 Datura Wrightii

Datura Wrightii

Adenostoma fasciculatum is a flowering plant native to Oregon, Nevada, California, and northern Baja California. It is more commonly know as chamise or greasewood.

Adenostoma Fasciculatum

Adenostoma Fasciculatum

Cirsium occidentale var. californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California. It is more commonly know as Bigelow thistle, California thistle, cobwebby thistle.

Cirsium Occidentale var. Californicum

Cirsium Occidentale

Eriophyllum confertiflorum, known by the common name Golden yarrow or Yellow yarrow, is a flowering plant in the daisy family

Eriophyllum Confertiflorum

Eriophyllum Confertiflorum

Penstemon spectabilis is a species of penstemon known by the common name showy penstemon. It is native to southern California and Baja California, where it grows in the chaparral, scrub, and woodlands of the coastal mountain ranges.

Penstemon Spectabilis

Penstemon Spectabilis

Calystegia macrostegia, with the common name Island false bindweed, is a species of morning glory. It is also known by the name of island morning glory

Calystegia Macrostegia

Calystegia Macrostegia

As for the hike, it was a good hike. It took a little longer as I was taking pictures. In the end, it seemed to take more time to figure out what some of the plants are as compared to the hike. Go figure.

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