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Horse Mountain Botanical Area
Six Rivers National Forest

Source: Discovering Botanical Areas, USDA Forest Service Six Rivers National Forest,
1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501


Gary Bloomfield
Sculpted Jeffrey pines, commanding views of the snow-capped Trinity Alps to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, and remnants of early copper mining activities paint the picture of Horse Mountain. The forests are very open and tree growth is stunted due to the very harsh growing conditions characteristic of serpentine soils. The lush Port Orford-cedar communities offer a dramatic contrast to the otherwise stark nature of this landscape. During spring, delicate fawn lilies emerge while the succulent stonecrops and mat-forming evergreen everlasting appear in the heart of the summer on harsh, rocky sites common throughout the area.

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