Horn Canyon Wildflowers
26 May 1974, 11 April 1979, 28 March 2004, & 30 May 2005
Horn Canyon drains the eastern south flank of Nordhoff Ridge, below Chief Peak, east of Ojai and the Ojai Valley.   March through June are the best times for seeing native plants blooming in this area.   The lower part of the canyon generally follows Horn Canyon Creek, and the upper part leaves the canyon bottom and climbs steeply to The Pines Campground, and then on further up to Nordhoff Ridge Road and Chief Peak.
This page was created on 8 January 2008.
The rains of 2004-2005 were the second highest ever recorded for the area.   The abundant moisture brought forth a tremendous density of blooms from nearly every native plant species.   The Mariposa Lilies (Calochortus clavatus and C. venustus) were especially dense and thick, while always present, had more plants then normal.   The flower heads of Clarkia unguiculata) was unusally thick this year.
All photos copyrighted by David L. Magney 1974-2005
This page was last updated on 8 January 2008.
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Photographs of Plants Acer through Dudleya
Acer marcrophyllum, Bigleaf Maple (Sapindaceae)
Allophyllum glutinosum, Sticky Allophyllum (Polemoniaceae)
Antirrhinum multiflorum, Sticky Snapdragon (Orobanchaceae)
Bloomeria crocea, Goldenstars (aceae)
Calochortus clavatus var. clavatus, Club-haired Mariposa Lily (Liliaceae)
Calochortus venustus, Mariposa Lily (Liliaceae)
Ceanothus megacarpus var. megacarpus, Bigpod Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae)
Chorizanthe xantii, Xantus Spineflower (Polygonaceae)
Clarkia bottae, Winecup Clarkia (Onagraceae)
Clarkia unguiculata, Farewell-to-Spring (Onagraceae)
Collinsia heterophylla, Chinese Houses (Veronicaceae)
Deinandra fasciculata, Fasciculed Tarplant (Asteraceae)
Dendromecon rigida var. rigida, Bush Poppy (Papaveraceae)
Dudleya lanceolata, Lanceleaf Live-forever (Crassulaceae)
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