Flags Along The Trail = New Plants
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FOMRRT volunteers planted almost 100 new plants along the trail in January, most near the tunnel off Cortereal Avenue.  Our thanks to the Friends of Sausal Creek Native Plant Nursery for donating them. Here's what we planted:
Common Name Scientific Name
Bee Plant Scrophularia californica
Blue Wildrye Elymus glaucus subsp. glaucus
Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum
California fescue Festuca californica
California Phacelia Phacelia californica
Eared Buckwheat Eriogonum nudum var. auriculatum
Gum Plant Grindelia hirsutula
Hummingbird sage Salvia spathacea
Purple Needlegrass Stipa pulchra
Sacred datura Datura wrightii
Showy island snapdragon Gambelia speciose
Silver Bush Lupine Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons
Sneezeweed "Rosilla" (daisy family) Helenium puberulum
Sticky cinquefoil Drymocallis glandulosa var. glandulosa
Sticky Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus var. aurantiacus
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Yellow-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum

These plants provide nourishment for foraging bees as well as add to the beauty of the trail. We encourage you to consider planting native plants like these around your home. There's a colorful brochure on the FOMRRT web site that will help you choose plants in harmony with our local environment - and avoid invasive, non-native plants. 
Bee Plant
Sticky Monkeyflower
Blue-eyed Grass
Humming Bird Sage
More information about the plants on this list can also be found on sites such as the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail will be working throughout 2016 to keep improving the trail. Please join our growing community!
  • Volunteer with us on 3rd Saturday work days.
  • Become a 2016 member.  
  • Forward along your suggestions.  
  • Donate to our planting, maintenance and improvement efforts.  
  • Stay informed and get involved by visiting
See you on the trail!
Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail Board,
Barbara, Henry, Lin, Jeff, Valerie and Bernadette
FOMRRT is a 509(a)3 nonprofit
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$50 for businesses.

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