California Native Plant Society
San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

Morris Fire burn area on
Glendora Mountain Road

The Morris Fire occurred in August 2009, burning an area either side of the San Gabriel River near the Morris Reservoir. A look at botanical recovery from the fire in March 2010 adjacent to Highway 39 is presented in another page of this gallery. The present page takes a slightly later look at the fire recovery in the eastern extremity of the burn area, high on the ridge adjacent to Glendora Mountain Road.

There are two panels of photos corresponding to two different visits to the area:
A. April 9, 2010
B. May 15, 2010

Click on the thumbnails to see higher-resolution images, 720 x 480 pixels.

A. April 9, 2010

Burn area adjacent to Glendora Mtn Rd

Coastal lotus (Lotus salsuginosus)

Fire poppy (Papaver californicum)

Blue dicks, popcorn flower, and coastal lotus

Canterbury bells and popcorn flower

Blue dicks (Dichilostemma capitatum)

Canterbury bells and popcorn flower

Miner's lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata)

Yellow-throated phacelia (Phacelia brachyloba)

Morning glory
(Calystegia sp.)

Wild cucumber (Marah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus)

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Burn area along
Glendora Mountain Rd

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B. May 15,2010

Morris Reservoir

Hillside of foothill or collarless poppy (Eschscholzia caespitosa)

Foothill or collarless poppy (Eschscholzia caespitosa)

San Gabriel Reservoir

Caterpillar phacelia
(Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida)

Whispering bells
(Emmenanthe penduliflora)

Birdsfoot fern (Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata)

Chaparral Yucca
(Yucca whipplei)

California primrose (Camissonia californica)

Yellow-throated phacelia (Phacelia brachyloba)

Large flowered phacelia (Phacelia grandiflora)

Nevin's brickellbush (Brickellia nevini)

Fire poppy (Papaver californicum)

Common yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)

Grape soda lupine
(Lupinus excubitus var. halli)

Morning glory (Calystegia sp.)

Popcorn flower (Cryptantha sp.)

Sticky monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus)

Canterbury bells (Phacelia minor)

A mixture of everything

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All images © 2010-2021 Graham Bothwell

Thanks to Jane Strong for assistance in identification of plants and flowers. Also thanks to Jane for permission to quote her material from Tom Chester's web page.