The Rock Plants

The Rock Plants (HM171Z)

Location: Inverness, CA 94937 Marin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 59.766', W 123° 1.314'

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Point Reyes National Seashore

The wife of a lighthouse keeper once planted a small garden nearby, but with no success. As soon as the carrots sprouted the wind blew them away. Few plants can face up to the ocean's harsh influences.

On these fogbound, windblown rocks, things a plant needs to survive are in short supply — sun light, soil, and rain. Salt spray and winds can interfere with plant processes and cause excessive drying. Yet some species survive, like the ice plant pictured above and the red alga in front of you.

Please do not pick or disturb the fragile rock plants.

HM NumberHM171Z
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 498077 N 4205382
Decimal Degrees37.99610000, -123.02190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.766', W 123° 1.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 45.96" N, 123° 1' 18.84" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness CA 94937, US
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