Location: Carson Falls Trail, Bolinas, CA
Coordination: 37°58’35.5″N, -122°38’45.6″W
Elevation: 1060 feet
Carson Falls is located in Bolinas, CA and is the perfect place for peaceful hiking and sightseeing. There is a variety of habitats in this site including Chaparral, serpentine. This site includes a beautiful waterfall, which is about 40 feet. Due to the recent rain, this site was also very muddy and the cold weather affected blossom timeline of some plants. This site offers many trails for hiking and taking beautiful pictures. The plant communities offer varied habitats for living creatures found in this sire. This site is home to high proportions of native plant species including lots of larkspurs( Delphinium) and phacelia (Boraginaceae).
Overall plant and its habitat: woodland herbaceous perennial plant
Leaves: parallel venation and elliptic shape
Flowers : 6 petals and has a raceme inflorescence
This plant was seen in the middle section of our hike.
Leaves: leaves are up to 5 centimeters long and generally triangular in shape.
Flowers: 5 centimeters wide, in color white, pink, purple, or white or cream with purple stripes.
This flower was found in the earlier section of the hike.
We left USF around 1 pm on Thursday 4/12. The weather was chilly but got sunny later that day. It took us around 1 hours to get to Carson Falls. This site was surrounded by gorgeous views and we were able to see many species of plants and review some we had seen before. We stopped to take pictures when we got to the beautiful fall and got to enjoy the view but the hike was a little intense because of the uphill and slippery downhill trails. Overall, we were able to enjoy this hike and learn about more species of plants.