The Ladybird Johnson Grove
Photo by Jim Popenoe
Pictured at the left is a typical scene in the Ladybird Johnson Grove, located along the Bald Hills Road, which meets Highway 101 about half a mile north of Orick. The grove is in the Redwood National and State Parks. Beneath towering old-growth redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are several species of flowering evergreen shrubs, including Pacific rhododendron (R. macrophyllum), salal (Gaultheria shallon), and black huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum). Some of the herbaceous plants abundant in the grove are false Solomon's seal (Smilacina racemosa), wake robin (Trillium ovatum), wind flower (Anemone quinquefolia), and clintonia (C. andrewsiana). Peak bloom occurs in May and June.