Doreen Smith led a hike to Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore.

We were favored with unusually fine weather for the hike out
to Abbotts Lagoon. The highlights were the clear views of
water and dunes, and for flowers the coastal form of pink
owl’s-clover, Castilleja exserta ssp. latifolia , that was just about
surviving in the weedy coastal scrub part. In the marsh were large
buttercups, Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. platyphyllus, and Chamisso’s
hedge-nettle, Stachys chamissonis. On the coastal bluffs we saw the
short, pale form of Triteleia laxa, white babystars, Leptosiphon
parviflorus (sic), gumplant, Grindelia stricta, and  red
paintbrush, Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis. The coast gentian and
Scouler’s catchfly are still vegetative.

I have been prompted to key out the white-flowered weedy Solanum species there.
Both S. nigrum and S. americanum it seems are present. Also added to
the plant llst was the non-native hop-clover, Trifolium campestre.

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