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Lassics 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
From a distance Black Lassic, standing at 5,900 ft. elevation, looks like an extinct volcano but it is actually composed of fragments of black mudstone and sandstone. Black Lassic peak is one of the many dramatic features of this botanical area. The distinctive geology contributes to its moonscape appearance. Given the distinct combination of geologic material found in the area, the Lassics is also a designated Geologic Area. The Lassics is characterized by Jeffrey pine woodland, chaparral vegetation, serpentine barrens, seasonal wetland habitats, endemic plants and extraordinary views. At a glance, one might not expect to find much plant life within this harsh environment, but the color of life among the rocks and pebbles will surprise you - the violet-flowered onions, the golden fawn lily, the burgundy lupine, and the purple penstemon.

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