Boccard Point 7-8-20

On a sunny Wednesday morning, Mary, Sunny, Darryl, Sabin, Rich and newcomer Collette and I headed up the "back way" through Emmigrant Creek valley below Highway 66 and up Baldy Creek Road to Boccard Point where it intersects with the PCT towards Pilot Rock.

We headed east/north two miles to find "Peony Hill" on the final push to Little Pilot rock. The hilllside was completely transformed with colorful spreads of Rosy owls clover, Oregon sunshine and Blue-head gilia.  Looking closely, we found the overburdened stems of Brown's peonies weighted down with their heavy pea-like seed pods.  We hiked about 3/4 mile further east to find scads of Corn lilies in bloom on the slopes looking down into the Rogue Valley. 

Respectfully submitted, Flower floozy Liz

Blue-head gilia
Brown’s peony pods*
Common yarrow
Cow parsnip
Diamond clarkia
Fork-tooth ookow
Large-flowered collomia*
Leafy fleabane
Little prince's pine or Pipsissewa
Meadow rue
Nettle-leaf horsemint
Orange honeysuckle
Oregon sunshine
Phantom orchid*
Plumed Solomon seal
Royal Jacob’s ladder
Scarlett gilia
Sickletop lousewort*

Small-flowered blue-eyed Mary
Sticky cinquefoil
Spotted coralroot
Sulfur-flower buckwheat
Toothwort/Milkmaid
Washington lilly
Western columbine
Western meadow rue
Western wallflower
Wood rose
Wood strawberry
Yellow salsify

Flowering shrubs:
Blue elderberry*
Mock orange or Philadelphus*
Ocean Spray
Snowberry*
Thimbleberry

Ashland Hiking Home

Blue elderberry.jpg
Blue elderberry.jpg
Brown's peony seed pods.jpg
Brown's peony seed pods.jpg
California corn lily abundance.jpg
California corn lily abundance.jpg
California corn lily closeup.jpg
California corn lily closeup.jpg
Cow parsnip.jpg
Cow parsnip.jpg
Coyote mint.jpg
Coyote mint.jpg
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IMG_4147.jpg
Man-vine or  Wild cucumber fruit.jpg
Man-vine or Wild cucumber fruit.jpg
Mock orange or Philadelphus.jpg
Mock orange or Philadelphus.jpg
Peony hill in summer.jpg
Peony hill in summer.jpg
Phantom orchid.jpg
Phantom orchid.jpg
Rattlesnake orchid or rattlesnake plantain.jpg
Rattlesnake orchid or rattlesnake plantain.jpg
Rosy owl's clover_Oregon shunshine_ Blue-head gilia.jpg
Rosy owl's clover_Oregon shunshine_ Blue-head gilia.jpg
Sickletop lousewort closeup.jpg
Sickletop lousewort closeup.jpg
Sickletop lousewort.jpg
Sickletop lousewort.jpg
Western trillium seed pod.jpg
Western trillium seed pod.jpg