First Outplantings at Bog Trail Wet Meadow

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