Aug 1, 2009

Bernal Piperia

I thought I'd post a picture of this rein orchid on Bernal Hill. I first saw it a couple of weeks ago while walking dogs with my friend, Jennifer, who studies bats. If you like bats, check out her blog. I'm happy to say that this orchid was still kicking this Wednesday, despite being situated precariously close to a heavily used trail.

The rein orchid, Piperia michaelii, is on the Watch List of the California Native Plant Society. That list tracks plants of limited distribution, including this California endemic. I've also seen this species on Twin Peaks, while doing habitat restoration.

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