Location: Redwood City, California
Coordination: 37.4732° N, 122.2782° W
Elevation: 225-820 feet
Edgewood Park is located in Redwood City, CA. and is 467 acres of woodlands and grasslands, which is wonderful for hiking and sightseeing. There is a variety of habitats in this site including Wetland, Grassland, Oak Woodland, and Chaparral plant communities offer varied habitats for living creatures found in the park. The central portion of the park is dominated by a prominent ridge about 800 feet in elevation, affording outstanding views of Skyline Ridge. This site is home to high proportions of native plant species including rare and locally endemic species.
Overall plant and its habitat: grows to 20–80 cm in height, perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Leaves: generally simple to deeply 3-lobed
Flowers : 5 cm long and red and yellow in color with red sepals and yellow petals, edible, with a sweet taste but the seeds are fatal.
This plant was seen in the early section of our hike.
Leaves: whorls of 2–8 and alternate
Flowers: 1–4 cm, yellowish or greenish brown with a lot of yellow mottling to purplish black with little mottling, or yellow-green mottled with purple.
This flower was found in the earlier section of the hike.
We left USF around 1 pm on Thursday 4/5. The weather was sunny and nice. It took us around 30 minutes to get to Redwood city. This site was surrounded by gorgeous views and we were able to see many species of plants since there was an abundance of flowering plants in this location. We also got the chance to see many of the plants we had seen before and review them. There was an abundance of species at this site and we saw around 40 species of plants. Overall, the hike was not too intense and the views were enjoyable.