Plants of the UCSC

SpeciesCommon NameAbundanceHabitat
Nonflowering plants (Ferns and Allies)
EQUISETACEAE (Horsetail family)
Equisetum arvenseCommon horsetail4RI, SE
Equisetum hyemale ssp. AffineCommon scouring rush4SP
Equisetum telmateiaGiant horsetail4RI
Lycopodiophytes: Quillworts
ISOETACEAE (Quillwort family)
Isoetes nuttalliiNuttall's quillwort6CP
Pteridiophytes: Ferns
AZOLLACEAE (Duckweed fern family)
Azolla filiculoidesDuckweed-fern3WA
BLECHNACEAE (Deer fern family)
Blechnum spicantDeer fern6RW
Woodwardia fimbriataGiant chain fern2RI
DENNSTAEDTIACEAE (Bracken family)
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescensBracken1ALL
DRYOPTERIDACEAE (Wood fern family)
Dryopteris argutaWood fern1RW, ME
Polystichum californicumCalifornia shield fern4ME, RW
Polystichum dudleyiDudley's shield fern6RW
Polystichum munitumSword fern1RW
OPHIOGLOSSACEAE (Adder's tongue family)
Botrychium multifidum ssp. SilaifoliumGrape fern5WET
POLYPODIACEAE (Polypod family)
Polypodium californicum/calirhizaCalifornia polypody fern2RW, ME
Polypodium glycyrrahizaLicorice fern6ME, RW
PTERIDACEAE (Brake family)
Adiantum aleuticumFive-finger fern4ME, RW, RI
Adiantum jordaniiCA maidenhair fern4ME, RW, RI
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularisGoldenback fern2ME
Pteris creticaRibbon fern4SP
WOODSIACEAE (Cliff fern family)
Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorumLady fern3RI
Gymnosperms (Conifers)
PINACEAE (Pine family)
Pinus attenuataKnobcone pine3KN
Pinus ponderosa var. benthamianaPonderosa pine3ME
Pseudotsuga menziesiiDouglas-fir1ME, RW
CUPRESSACEAE (Cypress family)
Sequoia sempervirensCoast redwood1RW
Angiosperms: Magnoliids (Basal Angiosperms)
LAURACEAE (Laurel family)
Umbellularia californicaCalifornia bay1ME, RW
Angiosperms: Monocots
ALISTEMALES
ARACEAE (Arum family; including former LEMNACEAE)
Lemna minorDuckweed-fernWA
JUNCAGINACEAE (Arrow-grass family)
Lilaea scilloidesFlowering quillwort4CP, WET
ASPARAGALES
AGAVACEAE (Agave family; formerly in LILIACEAE)
Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianumSoap plant2CP, GR, SC
ALLIACEAE (Onion family; formerly in LILIACEAE)
Allium triquetrumWhite-flowered onion8ME
Allium unifoliumOne-leaved onion7CP
IRIDACEAE (Iris family)
Iris douglasianaDouglas's iris3RW
Iris fernaldiiMountain iris3ME, RW
Sisyrinchium bellumBlue-eyed grass2CP, GR, SC
Sisyrinchium californicumYellow-eyed grass7SP, CP
ORCHIDACEAE (Orchid family)
Calypso bulbosaCalypso orchid5RW
Corallorhiza maculataSpotted coral root4ME, RW
Corallorhiza maculata var. immaculataUnspotted spotted coral root4ME, RW
Corallorhiza striataStriped coral root5ME, RW
Epipactis hellborineHelleborine2RW
Goodyera oblongifoliaRattle-snake plantain5RW
Piperia transversaMountain piperia4RW
Spiranthes romanzoffianaLadies' tresses orchid6CP
RUSCACEAE (Soloman's seal family; formerly in LILIACEAE)
Maianthemum (Smilacina) racemosaFalse Solomon's seal2RW
Maianthemum (Smilacina) stellataSlim false Solomon's seal3RW
THEMIDACEAE (Brodiaea family; formerly in LILIACEAE)
Brodiaea elegans ssp. ElegansElegant brodiaea4CP
Brodiaea terrestris ssp. TerrestrisDwarf brodiaea3CP
Dichelostemma capitatumBlue dicks4GR
Muilla maritimaSea muilla7CP
Triteleia hyacinthinaWhite hyacinth3CP
Triteleia ixioides ssp. IxioidesPretty faces3CP, GR, SC
Triteleia laxaIthuriel's spear6GR
LILIALES
COLCHICACEAE (Saffron family; formerly in LILIACEAE)
Prosartes (Disporum) hookeriHooker's Fairy Bells3RW
LILIACEAE (Lily family; also see AGAVACEAE, ALLIACEAE, COLCHIACEAE, RUSCACEAE, AND THEMIDACEAE)
Calochortus albusGlobe lily3ME
Calochortus luteusYellow mariposa lily3CP, GR
Calochortus tolmieiPussy ears4ME, RW
Calochortus uniflorusLarge-flowered star-tulip4CP
Clintonia andrewsianaRed clintonia6RW
Fritillaria affinisChecker lily3RW
Lilium pardalinumLeopard lily6RI
Scoliopus bigeloviiFetid adder's tongue4RW
MELANTHIACEAE (Beargrass family; formerly in LILIACEAE)
Trillium chloropetalumGiant wake-robin6ME, RW
Trillium ovatum ssp. OvatumWake-robin3ME, RW
Zigadenus fremontii var. fremontiiFremont's star lily1ME
Zigadenus fremontii var. minorDwarf Fremont's star lily2CP, GR
POALES
CYPERACEAE (Sedge family)
Carex amplifoliaAmple-leaved sedge4RW, RI
Carex brevicaulisShort-stemmed sedge5CP
Carex densaDense sedge3CP
Carex globosaRound-fruited sedge3CH, ME
Carex gynodynamaOlney's hairy sedge3RW, CP, WET
Carex harfordiiHartford's sedgeME
Carex obnuptaSlough sedge3SP
Carex subbracteataSmall-bracted sedgeME
Carex tumulicolaSlender sedgeME
Carex sp.Unidentified sedge5WET
Cyperus eragrostisUmbrella-sedge2RI, DI
Eleocharis acicularisNeedle spike-rush4CP
Eleocharis macrostachyaCreeping spike-rushDI
Eleocharis montevidensisDombey's spikerush6WET
Isolepis carinata (Scirpus koiolepis)Keeled club-rush3CP, WET
Isolepsis (Scirpus) cernuaLow bulrushWET
Scirpus microcarpusPanicled bulrush4SP
Schoenoplectus acutusHardstem bulrush7CP
JUNCACEAE (Rush family)
Juncus bufoniusToad rush3CP
Juncus capitatusCapitate rushCP
Juncus effusus var. brunneusCommon bog rush3WET
Juncus effusus var. pacificusPacific bog rush3RI
Juncus falcatusSickle-leaved rush5CP
Juncus occidentalisWestern rush3CP
Juncus patensCommon rush3WET
Juncus phaeocephalus var. paniculatusBrown-headed rushCP
Juncus phaeocephalus var. phaeocephalusBrown-headed rush3CP
Juncus xiphioidesIris-leaved rushRI
Juncus hybridRush hybrid4CH
Luzula comosaCommon wood rushCP
POACEAE (Grass family)
Aegilops triuncialisBarb goatgrass4GR
Agrostis exarataSpike bent-grass4WET, ME
Agrostis giganteaRedtop4ME
Agrostis halliiHall's bentgrass4ME
Agrostis pallensBentgrass4GR
Aira caryophylleaEuropean hairgrass1ALL
Anthoxanthum odoratumSweet vernalgrass3ME
Arrhenatherum elatiusTall oatgrass3ME
Avena barbataSlender wild oat1GR
Avena fatua var. fatuaWild oat3GR
Avena sativaCultivated oat6DI
Brachypodium distachyonPurple falsebrome2GR
Briza maximaRattlesnake grass1GR, CP
Briza minorLittle rattlesnake grass2GR, CP
Bromus carinatusCalifornia bromegrass3ME, GR, CP
Bromus catharticusRescuegrass4DI
Bromus diandrusRipgut brome2GR
Bromus hordeaceusSoft brome, soft chess1GR
Bromus madritensis ssp. MadritensisFoxtail chess4DI
Bromus vulgarisNarrow-flowered brome4ME
Calamagrostis koelerioidesTufted pine grass6GR, ME, RW
Calamagrostis rubescensPine grass4ME
Cortaderia jubataJubata grass8ME, DI
Cynodon dactylonBermudagrass3GR
Cynosurus echinatusHedgehog dogtail2GR, DI
Dactylis glomerataOrchard grass2GR
Danthonia californicaCalifornia oatgrass2GR, CP
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. HolciformisPacific hairgrass4CP
Deschampsia danthonioidesAnnual hairgrass5CP
Deschampsia elongataSlender hairgrass3CP, WET
Digitaria sanguinalisHairy crabgrass4DI
Enchinochloa crus-galliBarnyardgrass4DI
Ehrharta erectaPanic Veldt grass8ME
Elymus californicusCA bottlebrush grass6ME, RW
Elymus glaucus ssp. JepsoniiBlue wildrye3ME, CP
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. TrachycaulusSlender wheatgrass6GR
Festuca arundinaceaTurf grass8DI
Festuca elmeriElmer's fescue6ME, RW
Festuca occidentalisWestern fescue3ME
Festuca pratensisMeadow ryegrass3GR, CP, ME
Festuca rubraRed fescue4WET
Gastridium ventricosumNitgrass2GR
Hainardia cylindricaBarbgrass4DI
Holcus lanatusVelvet grass8GR, CP, ME
Hordeum brachyantherumMeadow barley3GR
Hordeum marinum ssp. GussoneanumMediterranean barley3DI
Hordeum murinum ssp. LeporinumFoxtail barley2GR
Koeleria macranthaPrairie Junegrass4CP
Lolium multiflorumItalian ryegrass3CP, GR
Lolium perennePerennial ryegrass3DI, WET
Leymus triticoidesCreeping wildrye4GR
Melica californicaCalifornia oniongrass4GR, ME
Melica imperfectaSmall-flowered melica5ME
Melica subulataAlaska oniongrass3RW
Melica torreyanaTorrey's melicgrass3RW, ME
Nassella lepidaSmall-flowered needlegrass3ME, CP
Nassella pulchraPurple needlegrass2CP, GR
Panicum acuminatum var. fasciculatumPacific panicgrass4CP
Paspalum dilatatumDallisgrass3DI, WET
Pennisetum clandestinumKikuyugrass8DI
Phalaris aquaticaHarding grass8DI, GR
Phalaris californicaCalifornia canarygrass5ME, WET
Poa annuaAnnual bluegrass4DI
Poa compressaCanada bluegrass4DI
Poa kelloggiiKellogg bluegrass4ME
Poa pratensisKentucky bluegrass3CP
Polypogon monspeleinsisRabbitsfoot polypogon3DI, GR
Setaria viridisGreen bristlegrass4DI
Taeniatherum caput-medusaeMedusa head3GR
Trisetum canescensTall trisetum3ME
Triticum aestivumWheat3DI
Vulpia bromoidesSix-week fescue2GR
Vulpia microstachys var. paucifloraFew-flowered fescue5GR
Vulpia myurosRat-tail fescue2GR
Vulpia octofloraEight-flowered fescue
Angiosperms: Eudicots
ADOXACEAE (Adoxa family; including former CAPRIFOLIACEAE)
Sambucus nigra ssp. CaeruleaBlue elderberry4GR
AMARANTHACEAE (Amaranth family; including former CHENOPODIACEAE)
Amaranthus deflexusLow amaranthDI
Chenopodium albumLamb's-quartersDI
Chenopodium ambrosiodesMexican-teaDI
Chenopodium chenopodioidesGoosefootCP
ANACARDIACEAE (Sumac family)
Toxicodendron diversilobumPoison Oak1ME, CH
APIACEAE (Carrot family)
Anthriscus caucalisBur-chervil2DI, RW
Cicuta douglasiiWater-hemlockRI
Conium maculatumPoison hemlock3RI
Daucus pusillusAmerican wild carrotGR
Eryngium armatumPrickly coyote-thistle4CP, GR
Foeniculum vulgareFennel2GR
Osmorhiza berteroiSweet cicely2ME, RW
Perideridia gairdneriYampah4CP
Perideridia kelloggiiDobie spindleroot4CH, GR, CP
Sanicula arctopoidesFootsteps-of-spring3CP
Sanicula bipinnatifidaPurple sanicle3CP
Sanicula crassicaulisGambleweed1ME
Scandix pecten-venerisLady's comb3GR, CP
Torilis arvensisField hedge-parsleyGR, ME
Torilis nodosaKnotted hedge-parsleyGR
APOCYNACEAE (Dogbane family)
Vinca majorPeriwinkle8ME
AQUIAFOLIACEAE (Holly family)
Ilex aquifoliumEnglish holly8ME
ARALIACEAE (Ginseng family)
Aralia californicaCalifornia spikenard3RW, RI
Hedera helixEnglish ivy8ME
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE (Birthwort family)
Asarum caudatumWild-ginger5RW
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower family)
Achillea millefoliumYarrow3GR
Adenocaulon bicolorTrail plant3RW
Ageratina adenophoraSticky snakeroot8WET
Agoseris grandifloraAnnual agoseris4GR, ME
Anaphalis margaritaceaPearly everlasting5CH, GR, ME
Anisocarpus (Madia madioides)Woodland madia2ME, RW
Anthemis cotulaMayweed chamomile3DI
Arnica discoideaRayless arnica2ME, RW
Artemesia douglasianaCalifornia mugwort3ME, GR
Baccharis douglasiiSeep- willow4WET
Baccharis pilularisCoyote brush1GR, CH
Bellis perennisEnglish daisy2DI
Calendula officinalisPot marigold, calendula3DI
Carduus pycnocephalusItalian thistle8GR, ME, DI
Centaurea calcitrapaPurple star-thistleDI
Centaurea melitensisMaltese star-thistle
Centaura solstitialisYellow star-thistle8DI, GR
Cirsium brevistylumIndian thistle3DI, WET
Cirsium vulgareBull thistle2GR, DI
Conyza bonariensisSouth American conyzaGR
Conyza canadensisHorseweed4GR
Conyza floribundaAsthmaweed3DI
Corethrogyne (Lessingia) filaginifoliaCalifornia-aster4CP, GR
Crepis vesicariaWeedy harksbeard
Deinandra corybosaTarweed
Dittrichia (Inula) graveolensStinkwortGR
Erechtites glomerataCut-leaved coast fireweed
Erechtites minimaAustralian fireweed1ME
Ericameria arborescensGolden fleece
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorumGolden-yarrow4ME
Euthamia occidentalisWestern goldenrod4DI
Gamochaeta purpureaPurple everlasting3CP, CH, DI
Gnaphalium californicumGreen everlasting3GR, CH
Gnaphalium palustreLowland cudweedWET
Grindelia camporum var. camporumGreen Valley gumplant3CR, CP
Helenium puberulumSneezeweed2WET
Helminthothea echioidesBristly ox-tongue3WET
Heterotheca grandifloraTelegraph weed3DI
Hieracium albiflorumWhite-flowered hawkweed3ME
Hypochaeris glabraSmooth cat's ear2GR, CP
Hypochaeris radicataHairy cat's ear1CH, GR, DI
Lactuca salignaWillow lettuce3DI
Lactuca serriolaPrickly lettuce3DI
Lasthenia californicaGoldfields6CH
Leontodon saxatilisHairy hawkbit2CP
Leucanthemum vulgareOx-eye daisy3ME
Logfia gallicaNarrow-leaved filagoGR
Madia elegansCommon madia
Madia exiguaThreadstem tarweedCH
Madia gracilisSlender Tarweed2ME
Madia sativaCoast Tarweed3CP
Matricaria matricarioidesPineapple Weed1DI
Micropus californicusSlender cottonweed5CP
Microseris paludosaMarsh scorzonella4CP
Petasites frigidus var. palmatusWestern coltsfoot4ME
Pseudognaphalium beneolensFragrant everlasting2CH, DI
Psilocarphus chilensisRound wooly marbles4CP
Psilocarphus tenellusSlender woollyheads3CH
Senecio vulgarisCommon groundselGR
Silybum marianumMilk thistle2GR
Solidago californicaCalifornia goldenrod
Solidago spathulataCoast goldenrodCP
Soliva sessilisLawn burweedDI
Sonchus asperSow-thistle
Sonchus oleraceusPrickly sow-thistle
Stephanomeria virgataTall stephanomeria
Symphyrotrichum (Aster) chilenseCalifornia aster4CP, ME
Tragopogon porrifoliusSalsifyGR
Uropappus lindleyiSilver puffsGR
Xanthium spinosumSpiny cockleburDI
Xanthium strumariumCommon cocklebur3DI
BETULACEAE (Birch family)
Corylus cornuta ssp. CalifornicaCalifornia hazlenut2ME, RW
BORAGINACEAE (Borage family; including former HYDROPHYLLACEAE)
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermediaCommon fiddleneck4GR
Borago officinalisCommon borage4GR
Cryptantha clevelandiiCleveland cryptantha4CH
Cryptantha micromeresCrypthantha4CH, ME
Cryptantha torreyanaTorrey's cryptantha5CH, GR, ME
Cynoglossum grandeHound's tongue2ME, RW
Eriodictyon californicumYerba santa3CH
Myosotis latifoliaForget-me-not1ME, RI
Nemophila menziesii ssp. AtomariaBaby blue-eyes6GR, ME, RW
Nemophila parviflora var. parvifloraWoodland nemophila4ME
Phacelia nemoralis ssp. NemoralisShade phacelia4ME
Plagiobothrys bracteatusBracted allocarya5CP
Plagiobothrys chorisianus var. hickmaniiHickman's popcorn flower5CP
Plagiobothrys torreyi var. diffususSan Francisco popcorn flower6CP
Symphytum asperumComfrey4WET
BRASSIACEAE (Mustard family)
Barbarea orthocerasAmerican winter-cressWET
Brassica rapaField mustardDI, GR
Brassica nigraBlack mustardDI, GR
Capsella bursa-pastorisShepherd's-purseDI, GR
Cardamine oligospermaFew-seeded wintercress2ME, WET
Cardamine californicaMilkmaids1RW, ME
Hirschfeldia incanaShortpod mustardGR
Lepidium nitidumShining peppergrassGR
Lepidium strictumWayside peppergrassDI
Lobularia maritimaSweet alyssumDI
Nasturtium officinaleWatercress3RI
Raphanus sativusWild radishDI, GR
Rorippa curvisiliquaWestern yellow-cress5WET
Sinapis arvensisCharlock mustardGR
Thysanocarpus curvipesHairy fringe-podCH, ME
CAMPANULACEAE (Bellflower family)
Campanula prenanthoidesCalifornia harebell4ME, RW
Heterocodon rariflorumHeterocodon6WET
CAPRIFOLIACEAE (Honeysuckle family)
Lonicera hispidulaHairy honeysuckle2ME
Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigausWhite snowberry1ME, RW
Symphoricarpos mollisTrailing snowberry2ME, RW
CARYOPHYLLACEAE (Pink family)
Cerastium glomeratumMouse-eared chickweed2ME
Petrorhagia dubiaWilding pink4CP
Polycarpon tetraphyllumFour-leaved allseedDI
Sagina apetalaSticky pearlwort2CH, DI
Sagina procumbensArctic pearlwort2DI
Silene gallicaCommon catchfly3GR
Spergula arvensisCorn spurry2CP, GR, DI
Spergularia rubraPurple sand-spurrey2DI
Stellaria mediaCommon chickweed1GR
CELASTRACEAE (Staff tree family)
Euonymus occidentalis var. occidentalisWestern burning bush4RW
CISTACEAE (Rock-rose family)
Helianthemum scopariumPeak rush-rose2CH
CONVULCULACEAE (Morning glory family)
Calystegia occidentalisWestern morning glory3CP
Convuolvulus arvensisField bindweed2GR
Dichondra donellianaDichondra5GR
CRASSULACEAE (Stonecrop family)
Crassula connataPygmyweed4CH
CUCURBITACEAE (Gourd family)
Marah fabaceusWild-cucumber3ME, SC
ERICACEAE (Heath family)
Arbutus menziesiiMadrone1ME
Arctostaphylos andersoniiSanta Cruz manzanita3CH, ME
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. CrinitaBrittleleaf manzanita2CH
Arctostaphylos hybridManzanita hybrid4CH
Arctostaphylos sensitivaSensitive manzanita4CH
Gaultheria shallonSalal5ME
Pyrola picta forma aphyllaWintergreen7ME, RW
Rhododendron occidentaleWestern azalea3SP
Vaccinium ovatumHuckleberry1CH, ME, RW
Vaccinium parvifoliumRed huckleberry7ME
EUPHORBIACEAE (Euphorb family)
Croton setigerusTurkey mullien3GR
Euphorbia oblongataEgg-leaf spurgeGR
Euphorbia peplusPetty spurgeDI
FABACEAE (Pea family)
Acacia dealbataSilver wattle8ME, CP
Acacia melanoxylonBlackwood acacia8CP
Genista monspessulanaFrench broom8CP, GR
Lathyrus vestitusCommon Pacific peaME
Lotus formosissimusCoast trefoil3CP
Lotus junceusRush trefoil5CH
Lotus micranthusSmall-flowered trefoilME
Lotus oblongifoliusTorrey's trefoil6SP, RW
Lotus purshianusSpanish lotus3CP
Lotus scopariusDeerweed2CH, ME
Lotus strigosusStrigose trefoil
Lotus wrangelianusChile trefoil
Lupinus bicolorDwarf lupine
Lupinus latifoliusBroad-leaved lupineME
Lupinus nanusSky lupine3CP
Lupinus polyphyllusLarge-leaved lupine7CP
Medicago arabicaSpotted bur-clover2CP, GR
Medicago polymorphaSpiny bur-clover2CP, GR, DI
Melilotus albusWhite sweet-cloverDI
Melilotus indicusIndian- cloverDI
Pickeringia montanaChaparral pea4CH
Rupertia physodesCalifornia teaME, RW
Thermopsis californica (macrophylla)Golden pea4CP
Trifolium augustifoliumNarrow-leaved clover1GR, CP, DI
Trifolium barbigerumBearded clover5CP
Trifolium campestreHop cloverCP
Trifolium depauperatum var. truncatumPurple sack clover3CP, GR
Trifolium dubiumShamrock clover2GR
Trifolium hirtumRose cloverGR
Trifolium incarnatumCrimson clover3DI
Trifolium microcephalumSmall-headed cloverGR
Trifolium obtusiflorumCreek clover5WET
Trifolium polyodonPacific Grove clover5CP
Trifolium repensWhite cloverGR
Trifolium variegatumWhite-tipped cloverCP
Trifolium subterraneumSubterranean cloverGR
Trifolium willdenoviiTomcat cloverGR
Trifolium wormskioldiiCoast clover5CP
Vicia americana var. americanaAmerican vetch
Vicia benghalensisPurple vetchGR
Vicia giganteaGiant vetch
Vicia sativa ssp. nigraSmaller common vetch2GR
Vicia sativa ssp. sativaCommon vetchGR
Vicia villosa ssp. VariaHairy vetch2GR
FAGACEAE (Oak family)
Chrysolepsis chrysophylla var. minorChinquapin4ME
Lithocarpus densiflorusTanoak2ME, RW
Quercus agrifoliaCoast live oak1ME
Quercus chrysolepisCanyon live oak7CH
Quercus x morehusOracle oak5ME
Quercus parvula var. shreveiShreve oak1ME
GENTIANACEAE (Gentain family)
Cicencia quadrangularisTimwort5CP, GR
Zeltnera (Centaurium) davyiDavy's Centaury4CH, CP, ME
GERANIACEAE (Geranium family)
Erodium botrysStorksbill1CP, GR
Erodium cicutariumRed-stemmed filaree2GR, CP, DI
Erodium moschatumWhite-stemmed filaree3DI
Geranium dissectumCut-leaved geranium2GR, CP
Geranium molleCranesbill2ME
Geranium robertianumHerb Robert3DI
GROSSULARIACEAE (Gooseberry family)
Ribes divaricatumStraggly gooseberry4ME, RI
Ribes menziesiiCanyon gooseberry6ME, RW
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosumRed-flowering currant4ME, RW
HYDRANGEACEAE (Hydrangea family; including former PHILADELPHACEAE)
Whipplea modestaModesty3ME, RW
HYPERICACEAE (St. John's Wort family)
Hypericum anagalloidesTinker's penny5WET, SE
LAMIACEAE (Mint family)
Lamium amplexicauleClasping henbit
Marrubium vulgareHorehound2DI, GR
Mentha spicataSpearmint3DI
Mentha x piperitaPeppermint3WET
Mentha pulegiumPennyroyalWET, CP
Melissa officinalisLemonbalm2WET
Monardella villosaCoyote Mint5GR
Pogogyne serpylloidesThyme-leaved mint5WET
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolataSelfheal3CP, WET
Prunella vulgaris var. vulgarisSelfheal4WET
Salvia verbenaceaVerbain sage4DI
Satureja douglasiiYerba buena1ME
Scutellaria tuberosaDanny's skullcap6ME, CH
Stachys ajugoides var. rigidaRigid hedgenettle3ME, CH, SC
Stachys bullataCalifornia hedgenettle1ME, RW, SC
LINACEAE (Flax family)
Linum bienneNarrow-leaved flax2CP, GR
LYTHRACEAE (Loosestrife family)
Lythrum hyssopifoliaHyssop loosestrife3CP, WET
MALVACEAE (Mallow family)
Malva nicaeensisBull mallow
Malva parvifloraCheeseweed3DI
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. LaciniataChecker mallow3CP
MYRICACEAE (Sweetgale family)
Morella (Myrica) californicaWax-myrtle3WET
MYRSINACEAE (Myrsine family; including former PRIMULACEAE)
Anagallis arvensisScarlet pimpernel1GR, CP, DI
Anagallis (Centunculus) minimaChaffweed4CP
Trientalis latifoliaPacific star-flower2RW
MYRTACEAE (Myrtle family)
Eucalyptus globulusBlue-gum eucalyptus8CP
ONAGRACEAE (Evening primrose family)
Camissonia ovataSun cups2CP, GR, WET
Clarkia unguiculataElegant clarkia
Epilobium brachycarpumPanicled willow-herbDIT, CP
Epilobium canum ssp. CanumCalifornia fuchsia4DIT, CP
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. CiliatumHairy willow-herb3RI
Epilobrium ciliatum ssp. WatsoniiWatson's willow-herb3RI
Oenothera elata ssp. HookeriHooker's evening primrose3DI
OROBANCHACEAE (Broomrape family; including former SCROPHULARIACEAE)
Bellardia trixagoBellardia3GR
Castilleja ambigua ssp. AmbiguaJohnny-nip7CP
Castilleja densiflora ssp. DensifloraOwl's clover3CP
Castilleja exsertaPurple owl's-clover4CP
Orobanche fasciculataClustered broomrape4CP, ME
Triphysaria hybridFalse owl's-clover hybrid5CP
Triphysaria eriantha ssp. RoseaRosy Johnny-tuck5CP
Triphysaria pusillaDwarf owl's clover3CP, GR
Triphysaria versicolor ssp. VersicolorSmooth owl's-clover4CP, GR
OXALIDACEAE (Oxalis family)
Oxalis albicans ssp. PilosaHairy wood sorrel3GR
Oxalis corniculataCreeping wood sorrelRI
Oxalis oreganaRedwood sorrel1RW
Oxalis pes-capraeBermuda buttercup8DI
PAPAVERACEAE (Poppy family)
Eschscholzia californicaCalifornia poppy2GR, CP
Platystemon californicusCream cups6CP
PHRYMACEAE (Monkeyflower family; formerly in SCROPHULARIACEAE)
Mimulus aurantiacusSticky monkeyflower2ME, CH, SC
Mimulus floribundusFloriferous monkeyflower6WET
Mimulus guttatusSpring-seep monkeyflowerWET
Mimulus moschatusMusk monkeyflower4SE
PLANTAGINACEAE (Plantain family; including former CALLITRICHACEAE and SCROPHULARIACEAE)
Callitriche marginataCalifornia water-starwort4WET
Callitriche vernaVernal water-starwort5WET
Cymbalaria muralisKenilworth ivy4RW
Digitalis purpureaFoxglove5ME
Plantago coronopusCut-leaved plantain2GR, DI
Plantago erectaDwarf plantain
Plantago lanceolataEnglish plantain1GR, CP
Plantago majorCommon plantain3DI
Plantago subnudaMexican plantain7CP, WET
Veronica americanaAmerican brooklime3RI
Veronica peregrina ssp. XalapensisPurslane speedwellWET
Veronica persicaPersian speedwell3DI
POLEMONIACEAE (Phlox family)
Allophyllum gilioidesDense false gilyflower4ME
Collomia heterophyllaVaried-leaved collomia3ME
Leptosiphon (Linanthus) parviflorusSmall-flowered linanthusCP, ME
Navarretia atractlyloidesHolly-leaved navarretiaGR
POLYGALACEAE (Milkwort family)
Polygala californicaCalifornia milkwort2CH, ME, RW
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat family)
Chorizanthe diffusaDiffuse spine-flower5CH
Persicaria (Polygonum) laphatifoliaWillow weedWET
Persicaria punctataWater smartweed3SP
Polygonum aviculare ssp. depressumCommon knotweedWET
Rumex acetosellaSheep-sorrel2GR, CP
Rumex crispusCurly dockDI
Rumex pulcherFiddle dock
Rumex salicifolius var. crassusWillow-leaved dock4DIT
Rumex salicifolius var. salicifoliusWillow-leaved dock4DIT
PORTULACACEAE (Purslane family)
Calandrinia ciliataRed maids3CH, CP
Claytonia perfoliataMiner's-lettuce2ME
PRIMULACEAE (Primrose family)
Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. PatulumLowland shooting-star5CP
PROTEACEAE (Protea family)
Grevillea sp.Rosemary grevillea8GR
RANUNCULACEAE (Buttercup family)
Actaea rubraWestern baneberry3RW
Anemone oreganaWestern wind flower3RW
Aquilegia formosaCrimson columbine5RW
Ranunculus aquatilis var. capillaceusWater buttercup6WET
Ranunculus californicusCalifornia buttercup2CP, GR
Ranunculus muricatusPrickle-fruited buttercupCP
Thalictrum polycarpumMeadow-rue6ME
RHAMNACEAE (Buckthorn family)
Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanusWarty-leaved ceanothus2CH
Ceanothus thyrsiflorusBlue blossom2CH, SC
Ceanothus x regiusRegal blue blossom4CH
Rhamnus californicaCoffeeberry3CH, ME, SC
ROSACEAE (Rose family)
Acaena pinnatifidaCalifornia acaena4CP, GR
Adenostoma fasciculatumChamise2CH
Cotoneaster franchetiiCotoneaster8CP, GR
Cotoneaster pannosusCotoneaster8DI, GR
Fragaria vescaCalifornia strawberry2ME
Heteromeles arbutifoliaToyon2ME
Holodiscus discolorOcean spray4ME, RW
Horkelia cuneata ssp. CuneataWedge-leaved horkelia3CP, GR
Horkelia marinensisPoint Reyes horkelia4CP
Potentilla glandulosa ssp. GlandulosaCommon cinquefoil3GR
Pyracantha angustifoliaFirethorn8CP, GR
Rosa californicaCalifornia rose4DI
Rosa gymnocarpaWood rose2RW, ME
Rosa spithameaGround rose5CH, ME
Rubus discolorHimalaya blackberry3DI
Rubus leucodermisWestern raspberry6RW
Rubus parviflorusThimbleberry4ME
Rubus ursinusCalifornia blackberry1ME, RW, SC
RUBIACEAE (Coffee family)
Galium aparineCleavers3GR, ME, DI
Galium californicum ssp. CalifornicumCalifornia bedstraw3ME
Galium porrigensClimbing bedstrawCH
Galium parisienseWall bedstrawGR
Galium triflorumSweet-scented bedstraw3ME
Sherardia arvensisField madderCP
SALICACEAE (Willow family)
Populus trichocarpaBlack cottonwood3RI
Salix laevigataRed willow3RI
Salix lasiolepisArroyo willow2RI
Salix lasiandra ssp. LasiandraPacific willow3RI
Salix scoulerianaScouler's willow3WET
Salix sitchensisSitka willowRI
SAPINDACEAE (Soapberry family, including former ACERACEAE and HIPPOCASTANACEAE)
Acer macrophyllumBig-leaf maple3RI, ME
Acer negundo var. californicumBox elder4RI
Aesculus californicaCalifornia buckeye3ME
SAXIFRAGACEAE
Boykinia occidentalisBrook foam6RI
Heuchera micranthaCrevice alumroot3RW
Tellima grandifloraFringe cupsME
Tiarella trifoliata var. unifoliataSugar scoop5RW
SCROPHULARIACEAE (Figwort family; also see OROBANCHACEAE and PLANTAGINACEAE)
Scrophularia californicaCalifornia Figwort3ME
SOLANACEAE (Potato family)
Solanum douglasiiDouglas's nightshade
Solanum umbelliferumBlue witch3SC
TROPAEOLACEAE (Nasturtium family)
Tropaeolum majusNasturtium3DI
URTICACEAE (Nettle family)
Soleirolia soleiroliiBaby's tears3RW, SE
Urtica dioica ssp. GracilisAmerican stinging nettle5ME, RW
Urtica dioica ssp. HolosericeaHoary nettle4RI
VALERIANCEAE (Valerian family)
Centranthus ruberRed valerian3DI
Plectritis congestaSea blush
VERBENACEAE (Vervain family)
Verbena lasiostachysWestern vervainME, GR
VIOLACEAE (Violet family)
Viola glabellaSmooth yellow violet4RW
Viola ocellataTwo-eyed violet2ME, RW
Viola pedunculataJohnny-jump-up3CP
Viola sempervirensRedwood violet2RW

KEY:

ABUNDANCE: 1 = abundant, 2 = common, 3 = fairly common, 4 = uncommon, 5 = rare, 6 = status uncertain, not found within past 25 years, 7 = extirpated, 8 = invasive

HABITAT: ALL = possible in all habitats, CH = chaparral, CP = coastal prairie, DI = disturbed, DIT = ditch, GR = grassland, ME = mixed evergreen forest, RI = riparian, RW = redwood forest, SE = seep, SP = springs, WET = poorly drained or chronically wet areas

Species in bold = non-native

More information on campus plants can be found at the following locations:

A working species list for plants can be accessed here.

A list of plants on the FERP and a key to plants on the FERP.