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Scientific Name1 Common Name2 Origin2 Habit2
AIZOACEAE
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum4 common iceplant I Herb (A/P)
ADOXACEAETop of Page
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea (Sambucus mexicana)5 American black elderberry N Shrub/Tree
AGAVACEAETop of Page
Chlorogalum pomeridianum wavyleaf soap plant N Herb (P)
Yucca gloriosa3 moundlily yucca I Tree/Shrub
Yucca whipplei chaparral yucca N SS/Shrub
AMARANTHACEAETop of Page
Amaranthus albus tumbleweed I Herb (A)
Amaranthus blitoides mat amaranth I Herb (A)
ANACARDIACEAETop of Page
Malosma laurina laurel sumac N Shrub
Rhus ovata sugar sumac N Shrub
Schinus molle Peruvian peppertree I Tree
Toxicodendron diversilobum Pacific poison oak N Shrub
APIACEAETop of Page
Anthriscus caucalis bur chervil I Herb (A)
Bowlesia incana hairy bowlesia N Herb (A)
Daucus pusillus American wild carrot N Herb (A)
Foeniculum vulgare4 sweet fennel I Herb (B/P)
Lomatium lucidum shiny biscuitroot N Herb (P)
Sanicula bipinnata6 poison sanicle N Herb (P)
Sanicula crassicaulis Pacific blacksnakeroot N Herb (P)
Torilis arvensis spreading hedgeparsley I Herb (A)
Yabea microcarpa false carrot N Herb (A)
APOCYNACEAETop of Page
Vinca major bigleaf periwinkle I Vine
ARACEAETop of Page
Lemna sp. duckweed N Herb (P)
ARECACEAETop of Page
Phoenix sp.3 date palm I Tree
Washingtonia robusta Washington fan palm I Tree
ASCLEPIADACEAETop of Page
Asclepias eriocarpa woollypod milkweed N Herb (P)
Asclepias fascicularis Mexican whorled milkweed N Herb (P)
ASTERACEAETop of Page
Acourtia microcephala sacapellote N Herb (P/SS)
Agoseris grandiflora bigflower agoseris N Herb (P)
Artemisia californica coastal sagebrush N Shrub
Artemisia douglasiana Douglas' sagewort N Herb (P)
Baccharis pilularis coyotebrush N Shrub
Baccharis salicifolia mule-fat N Shrub
Carduus pycnocephalus 4 Italian plumeless thistle I Herb (A)
Centaurea melitensis4 Maltese star-thistle I Herb (A/B)
Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale cobwebby thistle N Herb (B)
Cirsium vulgare4 bull thistle I Herb (B)
Conyza bonariensis asthmaweed I Herb (A/B)
Conyza canadensis Canadian horeseweed N Herb (A/B)
Corethrogyne filaginifolia common sandaster N Herb (P/SS)
Deinandra fasciculata clustered tarweed N Herb (A)
Deinandra minthornii7 Santa Susanna tarweed N Shrub
Encelia californica California brittlebush N SS/Shrub
Ericameria pinifolia pinebush N Shrub
Erigeron foliosus leafy fleabane N Herb (P)
Eriophyllum confertiflorum golden-yarrow N SS/Shrub
Gazania linearis4 treasureflower I Herb (P)
Hazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides sawtooth goldenbush N SS/Shrub
Heterotheca grandiflora telegraphweed N Herb (A/P)
Hypochaeris glabra smooth cat's ear I Herb (A)
Lactuca serriola prickly lettuce I Herb (A/B)
Lactuca virosa bitter lettuce I Herb (A/B)
Lasthenia californica California goldfields N Herb (A/P)
Logfia filaginoides (syn. Filago californica) California cottonrose N Herb (A)
Logfia gallica (syn. Filago gallica) narrowleaf cottonrose I Herb (A)
Madia gracilis grassy tarweed N Herb (A)
Malacothrix saxatilis cliff desertdandelion N SS/Shrub
Micropus californicus q-tips N Herb (A)
Microseris douglasii Douglas' silverpuffs N Herb (A)
Pseudognaphalium biolettii (Gnaphalium bicolor)5 two-color rabbit-tobacco N Herb/SS (B)
Pseudognaphalium californicum ladies' tobacco N Herb/SS (B)
Pseudognaphalium canescens Wright's cudweed N Herb (A/P)
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum Jersey cudweed I Herb (A)
Psilocarphus tenellus slender woollyheads N Herb (A)
Rafinesquia californica California plumeseed N Herb (A)
Senecio vulgaris old-man-in-the-Spring I Herb (A/B)
Silybum marianum blessed milkthistle I Herb (A/B)
Sonchus asper spiny sowthistle I Herb (A)
Sonchus oleraceus common sowthistle I Herb (A)
Stephanomeria virgata rod wirelettuce N Herb (A)
Uropappus lindleyi Lindley's silverpuffs N Herb (A)
Venegasia carpesioides canyon sunflower N SS/Shrub
Xanthium strumarium rough cocklebur N Herb (A)
BLECHNACEAETop of Page
Woodwardia fimbriata giant chainfern N Herb (P)
BORAGINACEAETop of Page
Amsinckia intermedia common fiddleneck N Herb (A)
Amsinckia menziesii Menzies' fiddleneck N Herb (A)
Cryptantha sp. (cf C. barbigera) cryptantha N Herb (A)
Cryptantha muricata Clokey's cryptantha N Herb (A)
Cryptantha micromeres pygmyflower cryptantha N Herb(A)
Emmenanthe penduliflora whisperingbells N Herb (A)
Eriodictyon crassifolium thickleaf yerba santa N Shrub
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia spotted hideseed N Herb (A)
Pectocarya linearis sagebrush combseed N Herb (A)
Phacelia cicutaria caterpillar phacelia N Herb (A)
Phacelia minor wild Canterbury bells N Herb (A)
Phacelia ramosissima branching phacelia N Herb/SS (P)
Phacelia tanacetifolia lacy phacelia N Herb (A)
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus rusty popcornflower N Herb (A)
BRASSICACEAETop of Page
Arabis sparsiflora sicklepod rockcress N Herb/SS (P)
Brassica nigra4 black mustard I Herb (A)
Draba cuneifolia wedgeleaf draba N Herb (A)
Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum shining pepperweed N Herb (A)
Sisymbrium orientale Indian hedgemustard I Herb (A)
Thysanocarpus laciniatus mountain fringepod N Herb (A)
CACTACEAETop of Page
Opuntia ficus-indica3 Barbary fig I Shrub
CALLITRICHACEAETop of Page
Callitriche marginata winged water-starwort N Herb (A)
CAMPANULACEAETop of Page
Triodanis perfoliata clasping Venus' looking-glass N Herb (A)
CAPRIFOLIACEAETop of Page
Lonicera subspicata southern honeysuckle N Shrub/Vine
Symphoricarpos mollis creeping snowberry N SS/Shrub
CARYOPHYLLACEAETop of Page
Cerastium glomeratum sticky chickweed I Herb (A)
Minuartia douglasii Douglas' stitchwort H Herb (A)
Polycarpon tetraphyllum fourleaf manyseed I Herb (A/P)
Silene antirrhina sleepy silene N Herb (A)
Silene gallica common catchfly I Herb (A/B)
Silene laciniata cardinal catchfly N Herb (P)
Stellaria media common chickweed N Herb (A/P)
CHENOPODIACEAETop of Page
Chenopodium californicum California goosefoot N Herb (P)
Dysphania ambrosioides Mexican tea I Herb (A/P)
Salsola tragus4 prickly Russian thistle I Herb (A)
CISTACEAETop of Page
Helianthemum scoparium Bisbee Peak rushrose N SS/Shrub
CONVOLVULACEAETop of Page
Calystegia macrostegia ssp. cyclostegia island false bindweed N Herb/Vine
Convolvulus arvensis field bindweed I Herb/Vine
Cuscuta californica chaparral dodder N Herb/Vine
CRASSULACEAETop of Page
Crassula aquatica water pygmyweed N Herb (A)
Crassula connata sand pygmyweed N Herb (A)
Dudleya lanceolata lanceleaf liveforever N Herb (P)
Dudleya pulverulenta chalk dudleya N Herb (P)
CUCURBITACEAETop of Page
Marah macrocarpus Cucamonga manroot N Herb/Vine
CYPERACEAETop of Page
Cyperus eragrostis tall flatsedge N Graminoid (P)
Eleocharis macrostachya pale spikerush N Graminoid (P)
DENNSTAEDTIACEAETop of Page
Pteridium aquilinum Western brackenfern N Herb (P)
DRYOPTERIDACEAETop of Page
Dryopteris arguta coastal woodfern N Herb (P)
ERICACEAETop of Page
Arctostaphylos glauca bigberry manzanita N Shrub
EUPHORBIACEAETop of Page
Chamaesyce maculata spotted sandmat I8 Herb (A)
Chamaesyce polycarpa smallseed sandmat N Herb (A/P)
Croton setigerus dove weed N Herb (A)
FABACEAETop of Page
Acmispon americanus (syn. Lotus purshianus) birds-foot trefoil N Herb (A)
Acmispon argophyllus (syn. Lotus argophyllus) silver bird's-foot trefoil N Herb/SS (P)
Acmispon glaber(syn. Lotus scoparius) common deerweed N SS (P)
Acmispon strigosus(syn. Lotus strigosus) strigose bird's-foot trefoil N Herb (A)
Lupinus bicolor miniature lupine N Herb (A)
Lupinus hirsutissimus stinging annual lupine N Herb (A)
Lupinus truncatus collared annual lupine N Herb (A)
Medicago polymorpha burclover I Herb (A/P)
Melilotus indicus annual yellow sweetclover I Herb (A)
Trifolium gracilentum pinpoint clover N Herb (A)
Trifolium willdenovii tomcat clover N Herb (A)
Vicia hassei Hasse's vetch N Herb (A)
Vicia villosa winter vetch I Herb (A/P)
FAGACEAETop of Page
Quercus agrifolia California live oak N Tree/Shrub
Quercus berberidifolia scrub oak N Tree/Shrub
GENTIANACEAETop of Page
Zeltnera venusta(syn. Centaurium venustum) charming centaury H Herb (A)
GERANIACEAETop of Page
Erodium botrys longbeak stork's bill I Herb (A/B)
Erodium cicutarium redstem stork's bill I Herb (A/B)
Geranium sp.3 cultivated geranium I Herb (P)
GROSSULARIACEAETop of Page
Ribes malvaceum chaparral current N Shrub
Ribes speciosum fuchsiaflower gooseberry N Shrub
IRIDACEAETop of Page
Sisyrinchium bellum western blue-eyed grass N Herb (P)
JUGLANDACEAETop of Page
Juglans californica Southern California walnut N Tree/Shrub
JUNCACEAETop of Page
Juncus balticus mountain rush N Graminoid (P)
Juncus bufonius toad rush N Graminoid (A)
Juncus phaeocephalus brownhead rush N Graminoid (P)
Juncus xiphioides irisleaf rush N Graminoid (P)
LAMIACEAETop of Page
Marrubium vulgare horehound I Herb/SS (P)
Salvia columbariae chia N Herb (A)
Salvia leucophylla San Luis purple sage N SS/Shrub
Salvia mellifera black sage N SS/Shrub
Salvia spathacea hummingbird sage N Herb (P)
Scutellaria tuberosa Danny's skullcap N Herb (P)
Stachys bullata California hedgenettle N Herb (P)
Trichostema lanatum woolly bluecurls N SS/Shrub
Trichostema lanceolatum vinegarweed N Herb (A)
LAURACEAETop of Page
Umbellularia californica California laurel N Tree/Shrub
LILIACEAETop of Page
Calochortus plummerae7 Plummer’s mariposa lily N Herb (P)
Calochortus clavatus var. gracilis7 slender mariposa lily N Herb (P)
Lilium humboldtii Humboldt lily N Herb (P)
LYTHRACEAETop of Page
Lythrum hyssopifolia hyssop loosestrife I Herb (A/B)
MALVACEAETop of Page
Malacothamnus fasciculatus Mendocino bushmallow N SS/Shrub
Sidalcea malviflora dwarf checkerbloom N Herb/SS (P)
MELANTHIACEAETop of Page
Toxicoscordion fremontii (syn. Zigadenus fremontii) Fremont's deathcamas N Herb (P)
MONTIACEAETop of Page
Claytonia perfoliata miner’s lettuce N Herb (A/P)
MYRSINACEAETop of Page
Anagallis arvensis scarlet pimpernel I Herb (A/B)
NYCTAGINACEAETop of Page
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia (syn. Mirabilis californica) California four o'clock N SS (P)
OLEACEAETop of Page
Fraxinus velutina 3 velvet ash N Tree
ONAGRACEAETop of Page
Camissonia bistorta southern suncup N Herb (A/P)
Camissonia californica California suncup N Herb (A/P)
Camissonia hirtella Santa Cruz Island suncup N Herb (A)
Camissonia micrantha miniature suncup N Herb (A)
Clarkia purpurea winecup clarkia N Herb (A)
Clarkia unguiculata elegant clarkia N Herb (A)
Epilobium sp. willowherb N Herb (A)
PAEONIACEAETop of Page
Paeonia californica California peony N Herb (P)
PAPAVERACEAETop of Page
Dendromecon rigida tree poppy N Shrub/Tree
Eschscholzia californica California poppy N Herb (A/P)
Platystemon californicus creamcups N Herb (A)
PHRYMACEAETop of Page
Mimulus aurantiacus orange bush monkeyflower N Shrub/SS
Mimulus brevipes widethroat yellow monkeyflower N Herb (A)
Mimulus floribundus manyflowered monkeyflower N Herb (A)
Mimulus guttatus seep monkeyflower N Herb (A/P)
Mimulus pilosus false monkeyflower H Herb (A)
PINACEAETop of Page
Pinus muricata3 Bishop pine N Tree
PLANTAGINACEAETop of Page
Antirrhinum coulterianum Coulter's snapdragon N Herb (A)
Antirrhinum kelloggii Kellogg snapdragon N Herb (A)
Antirrhinum multiflorum Sierra snapdragon N Herb/SS (A)
Collinsia parryi Parry's blue eyed Mary N Herb (A)
Keckiella cordifolia heartleaf Keckiella N Shrub/SS
Penstemon centranthifolius scarlet bugler N H/SS (P)
Penstemon spectabilis showy penstemon N H/SS (P)
Plantago erecta dotseed plantain N Herb (A)
Veronica peregrina neckweed N Herb (A)
PLATANACEAETop of Page
Platanus racemosa California sycamore N Tree
POACEAETop of Page
Agrostis pallens seashore bentgrass N Graminoid (P)
Avena barbata slender oat I Graminoid (A)
Avena fatua wild oat I Graminoid (A)
Bromus carinatus California brome N Graminoid (A/P)
Bromus diandrus4 ripgut brome I Graminoid (A)
Bromus hordeaceus soft brome I Graminoid (A)
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens4 red brome I Graminoid (A)
Bromus sterilis poverty brome I Graminoid (A)
Chloris virgata feather fingergrass I8 Graminoid (A)
Cynodon dactylon Bermudagrass I Graminoid (P)
Elymus glaucus blue wildrye N Graminoid (P)
Gastridium ventricosum nit grass I Graminoid (A)
Hordeum murinumssp. leporinum hare barley I Graminoid (A)
Lamarckia aurea goldentop grass I Graminoid (A)
Leymus condensatus giant ryegrass N Graminoid (P)
Melica imperfecta smallflower melicgrass N Graminoid (P)
Muhlenbergia microsperma littleseed muhly N Graminoid (A)
Muhlenbergia rigens deergrass N Graminoid (P)
Nassella lepida foothill needlegrass N Graminoid (P)
Nassella pulchra purple needlegrass N Graminoid (P)
Pennisetum setaceum4 crimson fountaingrass I Graminoid (P)
Piptatherum miliaceum smilograss I Graminoid (P)
Poa annua annual bluegrass I Graminoid (A)
Poa pratensis Kentucky bluegrass I Graminoid (P)
Poa secunda Sandberg bluegrass N Graminoid (P)
Polypogon monspeliensis annual rabbitsfoot grass I Graminoid (A)
Schismus arabicus Arabian schismus I Graminoid (A)
Vulpia bromoides brome fescue I Graminoid (A)
Vulpia microstachys small fescue N Graminoid (A)
Vulpia myuros ssp. myuros4 rat-tail fescue I Graminoid (A)
POLEMONIACEAETop of Page
Allophyllum divaricatum purple false gilyflower N Herb (A)
Allophyllum glutinosum sticky false gilyflower N Herb (A)
Eriastrum sapphirinum sapphire woollystar N Herb (A)
Linanthus californicus (syn. Leptodactylon californicum) California prickly phlox N Herb/SS (P)
Linanthus dianthiflorus fringed linanthus N Herb (A)
Navarretia hamata hooked pincushionplant N Herb (A)
POLYGONACEAETop of Page
Chorizanthe staticoides Turkish rugging N Herb (A)
Eriogonum elongatum longstem buckwheat N SS/Herb (P)
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum Eastern Mojave buckwheat N SS/Shrub
Eriogonum wrightii var. membranaceum bastardsage N SS/Shrub
Persicaria cf hydropiperoides (syn. Polygonum hydropiperoides) swamp smartweed N Herb (P)
Pterostegia drymarioides woodland pterostegia N Herb (A)
Rumex crispus curly dock I Herb (P)
Rumex salicifolius willow dock N Herb (P)
POLYPODIACEAETop of Page
Polypodium californicum California polypody N Herb (P)
PRIMULACEAETop of Page
Dodecatheon clevelandii padre's shootingstar N Herb (P)
PTERIDACEAETop of Page
Adiantum jordanii California maidenhair N Herb (P)
Aspidotis californica California lacefern N Herb (P)
Pellaea andromedifolia coffee cliffbrake N Herb (P)
Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata birdfoot cliffbrake N Herb (P)
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis goldenback fern N Herb (P)
RANUNCULACEAETop of Page
Delphinium cardinale scarlet larkspur N Herb (P)
Delphinium parryi San Bernardino larkspur N Herb (P)
RHAMNACEAETop of Page
Ceanothus crassifolius hoaryleaf ceanothus N Shrub
Ceanothus oliganthus hairy ceanothus N Shrub
Ceanothus spinosus redheart N Shrub
Rhamnus ilicifolia hollyleaf redberry N Shrub
ROSACEAETop of Page
Adenostoma fasciculatum chamise N Shrub
Cercocarpus betuloides birchleaf mountain mahogany N Shrub/Tree
Heteromeles arbutifolia toyon N Shrub
Drymocallis glandulosa (syn. Potentilla glandulosa) sticky cinquefoil N SS/Herb (P)
Prunus dulcis3 sweet almond I Tree
Prunus ilicifolia hollyleaf cherry N Tree/Shrub
Rosa californica California wildrose N Shrub
Rubus ursinus California blackberry N SS (P)
RUBIACEAETop of Page
Galium angustifolium narrowleaf bedstraw N Herb/SS (P)
Galium aparine stickywilly N Herb (A)
Galium cliftonsmithii Santa Barbara bedstraw N Shrub
Galium nuttallii climbing bedstraw N SS/Shrub
Galium parisiense wall bedstraw I Herb (A)
SALICACEAETop of Page
Populus fremontii Fremont cottonwood N Tree
Salix exigua narrowleaf willow N Shrub/Tree
Salix laevigata red willow N Tree
Salix lasiolepis arroyo willow N Tree/Shrub
SAXIFRAGACEAETop of Page
Lithophragma affine San Francisco woodland-star N Herb (P)
SCROPHULARIACEAETop of Page
Scrophularia californica California figwort N Herb (P)
SELAGINELLACEAETop of Page
Selaginella bigelovii bushy spikemoss N Herb (P)
SIMAROUBACEAETop of Page
Ailanthus altissima4 tree of heaven I Tree
SOLANACEAETop of Page
Datura wrightii sacred thorn-apple N Herb (A/P)
Nicotiana glauca tree tobacco I Shrub/Tree
Solanum douglasii greenspot nightshade N Herb (P)
Solanum xanti chaparral nightshade N Herb (P)
THEMIDACEAETop of Page
Dichelostemma capitatum bluedicks N Herb (P)
TYPHACEAETop of Page
Typha domingensis southern cattail N Herb (P)
URTICACEAETop of Page
Hesperocnide tenella western stingingnettle N Herb (A)
Parietaria hespera rillita pellitory N Herb (A/P)
Urtica urens dwarf nettle I Herb (A)
VERBENACEAETop of Page
Verbena lasiostachys western vervain N Herb (P)

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