California Native Plants

 seen at  Panorama Vista Preserve


Photos by Andy Honig, Clyde Golden, or Sasha Honig


APIACEAE (UMBELLIFERAE)     (CARROT FAMILY) 



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Bowlesia

   * incana

        hoary bowlesia

APOCYNACEAE (DOGBANE FAMILY)

Milkweed
Asclepias
fascicularis 
narrow-leaf milkweed


ASTERACEAE  (COMPOSITAE)   (SUNFLOWER FAMILY)

Yarrow

Achillea yarrow

    * millefolium (inc. A. lanulosa,  no vars)

Annual
                bursage
Ambrosia
    *acanthicarpa
            annual bursage, annual burweed, burr ragweed
Mugwort

Artemisia sagebrush

     * douglasiana

            mugwort


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Baccharis baccharis

     * douglasii

           marsh baccharis, saltmarsh    baccharis


    

Baccharis emoryi
*emoryi
Baccharis
*salicifolia (B. glutinosa)

            mule fat, seepwillow, water wall



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      Conyza horseweed

        * canadensis

                tall/common/canada horseweed


        * coulteri

                horseweed, horse's aster

Telegraph
                Weed
 

    Heterotheca  false goldenaster

       * grandiflora

            telegraph weed



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    Isocoma goldenbush

       *acradenia (H. a.)

            alkali goldenbush



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    Lessingia  lessingia

      * glandulifera (L. germanorum)

            vinegar plant

Arrowweed

    Pluchea  pluchea

       * sericea

              arrowweed


BETULACEAE (BIRCH FAMILY)

 
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    Alnus alder

       * rhombifolia?

                white alder


BORAGINACEAE (BORAGE FAMILY)

Fiddlenecks
    Amsinckia fiddleneck, fireweed

       * menziesii var. menziesii (A. m.)

                common fiddleneck, rancher's fireweed

Heliotrope

    Heliotropium heliotrope

       * curassavicum (no vars)

                salt/alkali/wild heliotrope

Combseed

    Pectocarya combseed, comb-bur

       * penicillata

                hairy-leaved/winged combseed

 
BRASSICACEAE (CRUCIFERAE) (MUSTARD FAMILY)
 
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    Descurainia tansy-mustard

       * pinnata

                yellow/western tansy-mustard

 Alkali Pepperweed
Lepidium
*dictyotum var. acutidens 
alkali pepperweed, net pepper grass
Peppergrass

    Lepidium peppergrass

       * nitidum

                shining/common peppergrass


Tropidocarpum
   *gracile
        dobie pod, slender keel fruit


CACTACEAE (CACTUS FAMILY

    Opuntia prickly-pear, cholla

       * basilaris var. treleasei

                Bakersfield cactus




CAPPARACEAE (CAPER FAMILY)
Bladderpods

    Isomeris bladderpod

       * arborea (no vars) (Cleome isomeris)

            bladderpod   (California endemic)


 CAPRIFOLIACEAE (HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY)
Blue
                Elderberry

    Sambucus elderberry

       * mexicana (S. caerulea)

                blue elderberry


CHENOPODIACEAE (GOOSEFOOT FAMILY)

A. lentiformis

    Atriplex salt bush

       * lentiformis

                big saltbush, quail brush

Atriplex polycarpa

       * polycarpa 

            common saltbush, cattle spinach, allscale

 
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       * serenana var. serenana

                bractscale, bractscale saltbush

CRASSULACEAE (STONECROP FAMILY)
 Pygmy weed

    Crassula pygmy weed

       * connata (Tillaea erecta, C. e.)

                pygmy weed, sand pygmyweed


CUCURBITACEAE (GOURD FAMILY)

Coyote Melon

    Cucurbita gourd, squash

   * foetidissima

        calabazilla, coyote/ stinking gourd/melon

 

   * palmata

        coyote gourd/melon


EPHEDRACEAE (EPHEDRA FAMILY)

 
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Ephedra morman tea

   *californica

        mormon tea/desert tea/California jointfir

 


FABACEAE (LEGUMINOSAE) (PEA FAMILY)
 
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Astragalus milkvetch, rattleweed, locoweed

   * lentiginosus

        freckled milkvetch

 Wild Licorice

Glycyrrhiza licorice

   * lepidota (no vars)

        wild licorice

 
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Lupinus lupine

   * benthamii

spider lupine (endemic--found only in California)
 
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   * bicolor (no vars)

        miniature lupine, bicolored lupine


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   * concinnus (no vars) (L. desertorum, pallidus, agardhianus)

                    desert/bajada lupine

Nanus lupine

 



 * nanus
       
sky/grass lupine


HYDROPHYLLACEAE (WATERLEAF FAMILY)


Eriodictyon yerba santa

   * californicum

Phacelia
Phacelia
    *cicutaria
        Caterpillar phacelia


LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE) (MINT FAMILY)

 
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Trichostema bluecurls

   * lanceolatum

                vinegar weed


LILIACEAE (LILY FAMILY)

 

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Dichelostemma  snakelily

   * capitatum (B., D. pulchella)

            blue dicks/wild hyacinth/common brodiaea


ONAGRACEAE (Oenothera) (EVENING-PRIMROSE FAMILY)

Suncup

Camissonia  sun cup

   * sp. unknown

 


PHRYMACEAE (LOPSEED FAMILY)
Monkey Flower

Mimulus
       *guttatus

            Monkey flower


PLATANACEAE (SYCAMORE FAMILY)
California
                  Sycamore


Platanus sycamore, plane tree, buttonball tree

   * racemosa

        California/western sycamore

Click here for more photos and information on California Sycamores




POACEAE (GRASS FAMILY)
Saltgrass

Distichlis salt grass

   * spicata (no vars)


PORTULACACEAE (PURSLANE FAMILY)

Miner’s Lettuce

Claytonia
      *parviflora (?)
                 Miners' lettuce


ROSACEAE (ROSE FAMILY)
California
                Rose 

Rosa rose
 
  * californica

          California wild rose



Blackberry

More photos and information

Rubus blackberry

   * ursinus

         California blackberry



RUBIACEAE (MADDER FAMILY)
Buttonwillow

Cephalanthus button bush

   * occidentalis var. californicus

           buttonwillow


Galium bedstraw, cleavers

   * aparine

         common bedstraw, goose grass


SALICACEAE (WILLOW FAMILY)

Populus cottonwood
   * fremontii ssp. fremontii

          alamo/fremont cottonwood

Sandbar
                Willow

Salix willow
   * exigua (inc. S. hindsiana)

          slender/sandbar/narrow-leaf willow

 

 

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   * gooddingii (no vars)

          black/southwestern willow

 

 
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   * laevigata (no vars)

          red willow

 
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   * lasiolepis (no vars)

          arroyo willow


SCROPHULARIACEAE (FIGWORT FAMILY)
Owl’s clover
Castilleja
     *exserta
          owl's clover


SOLANACEAE (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY)
Datura

Datura thorn-apple, jimson-weed

   * wrightii (D. meteloides)

        western jimsonweed, thornapple

Indian
                Tobacco

 Nicotiana tobacco
   * quadrivalvis (N. bigelovii)

        Indian tobacco


Solanum nightshade

   * americanum (S. nodiflorum)

        small-flowered nightshade

 


TYPHACEAE (CATTAIL FAMILY)
Cattail


Typha cattail

   * domingensis

        southern/slender cattail

URTICACEAE (NETTLE FAMILY)
California
                Nettle


Urtica stinging nettle

   *dioica ssp.holosericea (U.h.)

hoary/common/creek nettle


VISCACEAE (LORANTHACEAE) (MISTLETOE FAMILY)

California
                mistletoe

Phoradendron mistletoe

   * macrophyllum (P. tomentosum m.)

        chaparral/big-leaf mistletoe

                    (parasitic)



VITACEAE (GRAPE FAMILY)
Grape

Vitis grape

   * californica

        wild grape




ONLINE RESOURCES: 

Calflora.org
http://www.calflora.org

California Invasive Plant Council Database
http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/inventory/weedlist.php    

California Native Plant Society
http://cnps.org  

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health:  Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States  (University of Georgia)
http://www.invasiveplantatlas.org/

Consortium of California Herbaria

eFloras.org
www.eFloras.org

Global Compendium of Weeds
http://www.hear.org/gcw/scientificnames/

iMap Invasives  (Nature Conservancy)
http://www.imapinvasives.org/GIST/ESA/index.html

Jepson Online Interchange for California Floristics
www.ucjeps.berkeley.edu/interchange.html

Jepson Manual Online  
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/interchange/I_treat_indexes.html

Theodore Payne Foundation California Native Plant Library
http://www.theodorepayne.org/gallery/glossary.htm

UC IPM Online Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/EXOTIC/exoticpestsmenu.html

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Servise:  Plants Database
http://plants.usda.gov/




Updated Nov. 21, 2011

In memory of Steve Hampson  1950- 2007