View Full Version : Skyline Serpentine Prairie

Sandy S
04-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Skyline Serpentine Prairieis in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA It is a restoration and protected area. Most of the area is protected by fence, but there are some flowers outside the fences, which allow for close-up photography. The most dominant flowers were Goldfields and California Poppy. Also in bloom were Blue-eyed Grass, Cream Cups, Hayfield Tarweed, Purple Sanicle, Yellow Lomatium, Yarrow, a purple pea or vetch (possibly alien),a Plectritis, Owl’s Clover, and Buttercups. Also seen were the small Presidio Clarkia (Clarkia franciscana) and a tiny whitish Lewisia. Both of these were on the downhill side just inside the fenced area. For photos and more information go to: http://naturalhistorywanderings.com/2011/04/23/skyline-serpentine-prairie-wildflower-report-42311/