It’s finally happening – the first outplantings in the Bog Trail wet meadow – a seasonal wetland meadow that is the last remnant of this endangered plant community on San Bruno Mountain – a plant community that has all but disappeared from other areas of the San Francisco Peninsula. The threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) and the endangered San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) are no longer found here. However, when restored, this seasonal wetland habitat will be a good candidate location to reintroduce both species to the mountain.
This area is part of the larger Bog Trail restoration project. For over a year volunteers have worked to remove non-native invasive species in this meadow area – predominantly the very aggressive perennial and invasive Velvet Grass (Holcus lanatus). And now plantings in this area (see plant list) will continue well into March.
Future planting days for the Bog Trail are Feb 26, Mar 12, Mar 26, Apr 9 (more?)
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|Scientific Name||Common Name||Plant Family|
|Artemisia douglasiana||mugwort, California||Asteraceae/Sunflower|
|Carex densa||sedge, dense||Cyperaceae/Sedge|
|Carex harfordii||sedge, Harford's||Cyperaceae/Sedge|
|Carex obnupta||sedge, slough||Cyperaceae/Sedge|
|Cirsium brevistylum||thistle, indian||Asteraceae/Sunflower|
|Juncus occidentalis||rush, western||Juncaceae/Rush|
|Juncus xiphioides||rush, irisleaf||Juncaceae/Rush|
|Myrica californica||myrtle, California wax||Myricaceae/Wax Myrtle|
|Phalaris californica||canarygrass, California||Poaceae/Grass|
|Potentilla anserina grandis||potentilla, Pacific||Rosaceae/Rose|
|Scirpus pungens||bulrush, three-square||Cyperaceae/Sedge|
|Scirpus microcarpus||sedge; bulrush||Cyperaceae/Sedge|
|Sisyrinchium californicum||yellow-eyed grass||Iridaceae/Iris|
|Trifolium wormskioldii||clover, cow||Fabaceae/Pea|