Clarkia rubicunda

Saturday, June 3, 2017      2-5 PM

This annual outing showcases several of this Marin County Open Space Preserve’s plants, including Tiburon mariposa lily (Calochortus tiburonensis), found only at

this location, and Marin dwarf flax (Hesperolinon congestum). Other lovely flowers
we can expect to see include Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa), farewell-to-spring
(Clarkia rubicunda), Tiburon Paintbrush (Castelleja affinis ssp. neglecta), and the
Tiburon buckwheat (Eriogonum luteolum var. caninum).
Participants able to linger after 4 pm may be treated to the delightful sight of clouds of whitish starry flowers of soap plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum) which snap open and seem to hover over the grasses The many notable native, and relatively few non-native grasses will also be appreciated on this ramble. The top of the ridge affords 360-degree views, and serpentine rock outcroppings host an array of interesting plants. A plant list is available on the CNPS Marin Chapter website.
Meet at the top end of Westward Dr., off Paradise Dr. in Corte Madera, a few blocks east of the Paradise Shopping Center (where comestibles and restroom are available at Nugget Market). Latecomers will easily find our group higher up the trail that starts at the end of Westward Drive. Bring a snack, plenty of water, and clothes for possible cold, possibly hot, almost certainly breezy weather.

Kristin Jakob                cell   (650) 608-1274