plaques for 70th St. Trolley Garden area.
Sycamore, Platanus Racemosa
alone bronze, triangle area, A
Sycamore was an indicator to California Natives that a stream or underground
water was nearby."
Oak, Quercus Agrifolia
alone bronze, triangle, B
Oak can live for 250 years. It takes 8 months for the acorns to mature.
A Family of 4 would gather 500 pounds for
the next year. They would travel here and set up temporary camp to harvest
the acorns, collecting them in conical baskets.
They wore the baskets on their backs and supported them with head bands
so they had both hands free to gather
this important food.
are 20% fat, 6% protein 68% carbohydrates.
alone bronze, near handicapped parking, K
foundation material for coiled baskets."
with basket fragment)
Strawberry, Fragaria Chiloenis
pole, traffic island cross walk, H
you can find it before another creature, this tiny berry is sweet and
Willow, Salix Lasiolepis
alone bronze, near culvert by access road, W
used shredded bark to pad cradle boards in which women carried their
pole, concrete, east of track Q
elderberry leaves produced a light yellow dye for baskets"
Sagebrush, Artemesia California
alone bronze, near culvert D
miners used it to deter fleas."
sage, Salvia Apiana
pole, concrete, near track east bound, O
going hunting, the Dieguenos rubbed white sage on their bodies to eliminate
name salvia comes from the Latin for 'I am well')
Redbud, Cercis Occidentalis
pole, concrete, small wall near entry C
tied Redbud blossoms to their shoulders and waist for the spring ceremonial
dance of womanhood."
Berry, Rhus Intergrifolia
alone, bronze, near bench at kiss n ride P
make a hot lemonade berry drink, the Native Americans would soak the
berries in water,strain them to remove the fine
hairs, and then boil the berries."
Rose, Rosa California
pole, concrete,culvert fence R
rose's fruit, known as the hip, contains more vitamin C than oranges."
pole, concrete, bench in the triangle, X
is the only state in the union where you can fall asleep under a rose
bush in full bloom and freeze to death."
pole, concrete, near sculpture J
was used as a wrapping material with deer grass for baskets."
alone, bronze, near bike rack by Alvarado road, F
plant , used as a diuretic medicine, gets it's astringency from tannic
cherry, Prunus Ilicifolia
pole, concrete, near parking cliff close to the entry, G
Indians made soup by extracting the Holly-leaf cherry kernel from the
pit, crushing it, leaching it and boiling."