Flowers (and Ferns) of Canyon Creek

Winter and Spring, 2001

with special thanks to Karen Callahan

photography by Russell Towle

California Milkmaid (Cardamine californica)

near The Terraces, early February

Rue Anemone (Isopyrum occidentale)

near Gorge Point on the Six-Inch Trail, early February

Biscuit Root (Lomatium nudicaule)

Gorge Point, early February

Brewer's Rock Cress (Arabis brewerii)

Gorge Point, early March

Larkspur (Delphinium patens?)

Gorge Point, early March

Shooting Star; Mosquito Bills (Dodecatheon hendersonii)

upper trail, mid-March

Buckbrush (Ceanothus cuneatus) close-up

Gorge Point, mid-March

Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma pulchella)

Gorge Point, late March

Man Root (Marah watsonii)

Gorge Point, late March

Canyon Nemophila (Nemophila heterophylla)

Gorge Point, late March

Tufted Poppy (Eschscholzia caespitosa)

near Gorge Point, late March; also near North Fork

Fan Violet (Viola sheltonii)

upper trail, late March

Virgin's Bower; Chaparral Clematis; (Clematis lasiantha)

lower Camyom Creek Trail; along river; late March

Harlequin Lupine (Lupinus stiversii)

along North Fork, late March

Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons)

in openings near river, and along the lower Canyon Creek Trail, late March

Paintbrush (Castilleia ?)

upperPickering Bar Trail, early April

Common Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)

seeps on the cliffs beside Canyon Creek, March; in many locations, later

California Groundcone (Boschniakia strobilacea)

top of Pickering Bar Trail, early April

Lace Lipfern (Cheilanthes gracillima)

on rocks from upper trail down to the North Fork

Birdsfoot Fern (Pellaea macromata)

in sunny, rocky areas

Kaweah River Scorpionweed (Phacelia egena)

near Gorge Point, mid-April

California Scarlet Campion or Indian Pink (Silene californica)

at first waterfall vista, mid-April

Spatula-leaved sedum (Sedum spathulifolium)

common; above Gorge Point, mid-April

Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza saggittes)

upper trail, mid-April

Kellogg's Monkeyflower (Mimulus kelloggii)

appeared near river late March, near Gorge Point mid-April

Lace Pod (Thysanocarpus curvipes)

lower trail, April

Woolly Lotus, Lotus incanus

Top of Pickering Bar Trail, mid-April

Lemmon's Ceanothus (Ceanothus Lemmonii)

Top of Pickering Bar Trail, mid-April

California Bush Poppy (Dendromecon rigida)

Top of Pickering Bar Trail, mid-April

Houndstongue (Cynoglossum sp.)

Upper trail, late March

Bush Monkeyflower (Mimulus bifidus)

Gorge Point, early May

Fremont's Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus argophyllus var. fremontii)

lower trail, early May

Douglas's Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)

Gorge Point, mid-April

Star Tulip (Calochortus monophyllus)

Early May, upper trail

False Solomon's Seal (Smilacina stellata)

Potato Ravine, early May

Many-flowered Hyacinth (Dichelostemma multiflora)

from the bridge on Canyon Creek, down to the North Fork, early May

Harvest Brodiaea (Brodaeia elegans)

lower trail, early May

Related to the California Ground Cone; (Orobanche uniflora)

parasitizing roots of Sedum spathulifolium, near The Oxbow, early May

Tincture Plant (Collinsia tinctoria)

Gorge Point, mid-May

Foothill Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron foliosus)

Base of Canyon Creek Trail, early May; Gorge Point, mid-May

Gold Wire (Hypericum concinnum)

Top of Pickering Bar Trail, mid-May

Wood Rose (Rosa gymnocarpa)

north-facing slopes in Potato Ravine Pass, mid-May

Star Flower (Trientalis latifolia)

Potato Ravine Pass, mid-May

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria platypetala)

Potato Ravine Pass, north-facing slopes, mid-May

Blue Field Gilia (Gilia capitata)

Gorge Point, mid-May

Phantom Orchid (Cephalanthera austinae)

The Bluffs, May 25

Pine Violet (Viola lobata)

The Bluffs, May 25

Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus pinnatus)

Paleobotanist Trail, on Potato Ravine in diggings, late May

Two-lobed Clarkia (Clarkia biloba)

Lower trail, profuse, late May

Hansen's Larkspur (Delphinium hanseni}

lower trail, late May

Mock Orange (Philadelphus lewisii)

lower trail, late May

Common Tarweed (Madia elegans)

lower trail, late May

Narrow-leaved Onion (Allium amplectens)

lower trail, profuse, late May

Wooly Sunflower (Eriophylum lanatum)

lower trail, May

Gaping Penstemon (Keckiella breviflora)

lower trail, late May

Mustang Mint (Monardella lanceolata)

lower trail, late May

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