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The Cheatham Grove on the Van Duzen River
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Cheatham Grove is part of Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, but located a few miles west and almost unsigned. It is a real gem, a small alluvial flat grove with an exceptional understory growth of oxalis and ferns. A famous scene in the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi" was filmed here.


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Carpet of Oxalis Under the Redwoods

Carpet of Oxalis Under the Redwoods

An amazing carpet of oxalis covers the forest floor in the Cheatham Grove of redwoods

Cheatham Grove, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 7, 2008
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Fallen Log in the Cheatham Grove

Fallen Log in the Cheatham Grove

A fallen redwood log in the Cheatham Grove

Cheatham Grove, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 7, 2008
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Ferns in the Cheatham Grove

Ferns in the Cheatham Grove

Ferns of several kinds in the Cheatham Groev of redwoods on the Van Duzen River

Cheatham Grove, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 7, 2008
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Bigleaf Maple in Redwood Grove

Bigleaf Maple in Redwood Grove

A bigleaf maple brings light into the redwood forest at the Cheatham Grove

Cheatham Grove, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 7, 2008
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