Field Trips

Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible, at least in the near future, for the Gila Native Plant Society to conduct its usual summer field trips in person, but we will have virtual field trips once a month. And we will post notices of where interesting plants may be found on this page and on the Facebook page (Gila Native Plant Society).

Take a Virtual Field Trip with Russ Kleinman!  Click on the link to start the video.  It is a series of short videos, total time is about 20 minutes:


Meadow Creek – August 8, 2020

Silene laciniata

Don and Wendy Graves and Jackie Blurton did an intensive plant walk along Meadow Creek on August 8th and identified 20 species.  Here is their list:

  1. Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)
  2. Castilleja nelsonii (Southern Mountain Paintbrush)
  3. Cirsium sp. 
  4. Erysimum capitatum (Western Wallflower)
  5. Grindelia arizonica (New Mexico Gumweed)
  6. Hesperidanthus linearifolius (Slimleaf Plains Mustard)
  7. Ipomopsis aggregata (Skyrocket)
  8. Lithospermum viride (Green Gromwell)
  9. Lotus wrightii (Red and Yellow Pea)
  10. Monotropa hypopitys (Pinesap)
  11. Oenothera hexandra (Harlequin Bush)
  12. Oenothera elata (Hooker’s Evening Primrose)
  13. Oxalis metcalfei (Alpine Woodsorrel)
  14. Penstemon barbatus (Scarlet Penstemon)
  15. Phaseolus parvulus (Pinos Altos Stringbean)
  16. Plectocephalus rockrothii (Rockroth’s Basketflower)
  17. Sambucus caerulea (New Mexico Elder)
  18. Sedum stelliforme (Huachuca Mountain Stonecrop)
  19. Silene laciniata (Indian Pink)
  20. Symphoricarpos rotundifolius (Roundleaf Snowberry)

To view the video of their Meadow Creek field trip, click on the image:      

And here is a video of Lower Meadow Creek, created on a hike done on August 26, 2020:

More species found:

  1. Ceanothus fendleri (Fendler’s Buckbrush)
  2. Commelina dianthifolia (Birdbill Dayflower)
  3. Delphinium scopulorum (Rocky Mt. Larkspur
  4. Echeandia flavescens (Crag Lily)
  5. Ipomoea cristulata (Scarlet Morning Glory)
  6. Lithospermum macromeria (Giant Trumpets)
  7. Penstemon fendleri (Rocky Mountain Beardtongue)
  8. Rosa woodsii (Wood’s Rose)
  9. Solanum stoloniferum (Fendler Wild Potato)
  10. Sphaeralcea sp. (Globe Mallow)