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Atwell Island Herbarium


This Herbarium lists the plants on the Atwell Island Restoration Project.  Its most recent update was February, 2010.
Please click on each plant's link to see additional information, including illustrations.

Family and Scientific name
Common name
 
 
Aceraceae – Maple Family
 
Box Elder
 
 
Aizoaceae – Fig-Marigold Family
 
Western Sea-purslane
Horse Purslane
 
 
Alismataceae – Water-plantain Family
 
Upright Burhead
 
 
Amaranthaceae – Pigweed Family
 
Smooth Pigweed.
 
 
Asclepiadaceae – Milkweed Family
 
Narrow-leaf Milkweed
 
 
Asteraceae – Sunflower Family
 
Russian Knapweed
Annual Bursage
Annual Ragweed
Mugwort
Slender Aster
Mule fat
Safflower
Tocalote
Bull Thistle
Horseweed
Coulter’s Conyza
False Daisy
Weedy Cudweed
Cotton-batting Plant
Great Valley Gumweed
Common Sunflower
Common Spikeweed
Pale-leaf Goldenbush
Prickly Lettuce
Gold Fields
Alkali Daisy
White Layia
Layia
Valley Lessingia
Snake's-head
Marsh Fleabane
Common Groundsel
Perennial Sow Thistle
Prickly Sow Thistle
Common Sow Thistle
Tall Stephanomeria
Dandelion
Silver Puffs
Cocklebur
 
 
Boraginaceae – Borage Family
 
Rancher's Fireweed
Alkali Heliotrope
Slender Pectocarya
Sagebrush Combseed
Sleeping Combseed
Valley Popcorn Flower
 
 
Brassicaceae – Mustard Family
 
Black Mustard
Shepherd's Purse
Lesser Wart-cress
Tansy Mustard or Flaxweed
California Mustard
Peppergrass
Common Peppergrass
Wild Radish
Wild Mustard
London Rocket
 
 
Capparaceae – Caper Family
 
Bladderpod
 
 
Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle Family
 
Blue Elderberry
 
 
Caryophyllaceae – Pink Family
 
Salt-marsh Sand Spurrey
Common Chickweed
 
 
Chenopodiaceae – Goosefoot Family
 
Iodine Bush
Silverscale
Crownscale
Quail Bush
Spear Oracle
Valley Saltbush
Australian Salt Bush
Spiny Saltbush
Five-hook Bassia
Beet
Lambsquarters
Jerusalem-oak Goosefoot
Poverty Weed
Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed
Bush Seepweed
 
 
Convolvulaceae – Morning-glory Family
 
Field Bindweed
Alkali Weed
Ivy Morning-glory
 
 
Crassulaceae – Stonecrop Family
 
Pygmy-weed
 
 
Cucurbitaceae – Gourd Family
 
Citron
 
 
Cuscutaceae – Dodder Family
 
California Dodder
 
 
Cyperaceae – Sedge Family
 
Nutsedge
Pale Spike-rush
Tule
Prairie Bulrush
 
 
Euphorbiaceae – Spurge Family
 
Dove Weed
Spurge
 
 
Fabaceae – Legume Family
 
Two-seeded Milkvetch
Calf Lotus
Burclover
Alfalfa
White Sweetclover
Annual Yellow Sweetclover
 
 
Frankeniaceae – Frankenia Family
 
Alkali Heath
 
 
Geraniaceae – Geranium Family
 
Red-stem Filaree
 
 
Hydrophyllaceae – Waterleaf Family
 
Valley Phacelia
 
 
Juncaceae – Rush Family
 
Mexican Rush
 
 
Lamiaceae – Mint Family
 
American Water Horehound
San Joaquin Bluecurls
 
 
Lemnaceae – Duckweed Family
 
Least Duckweed
 
 
Lythraceae – Loosestrife Family
 
California Loosestrife
 
 
Malvaceae – Mallow Family
 
Velvetleaf
Perry’s Mallow
Cheeseweed
Alkali Mallow
 
Marsileaceae – Marsilea Family
 
Hairy Waterclover
 
 
Martyniaceae – Unicorn-Plant Family
 
Common Unicorn Plant
 
 
Oleaceae – Olive Family
 
Oregon Ash
 
 
Platanaceae – Sycamore Family
 
Western Sycamore
 
 
Poaceae – Grass Family
 
Giant Reed
Wild Oat
Cultivated Oat
Arizona Brome
Rip-gut Brome
Soft Chess
Red Brome
Feather Finger Grass
Swamp Timothy
Bermuda Grass
Saltgrass
Water Grass
Cup Grass
Prairie Cupgrass
Meadow Barley
Low Barley
Foxtail
Domestic Barley
Bearded Sprangletop
Creeping Wild Rye
Italian Rye Grass
Knotgrass
Canary Grass
Lesser Canary Grass
Annual Bluegrass
Rabbit-foot Grass
Mediterranean Grass
Yellow Bristlegrass
Milo
Johnsongrass
Alkali Sacaton
Small Fescue
Rat-tail Fescue
 
 
Polemoniaceae – Phlox Family
 
Hoover's Woolly-star
Bird's-eye Gilia
Narrowflower, Flaxflower
 
 
 
 
Polygonaceae – Buckwheat Family
 
Angle-stemmed Buckwheat
Slender-stemmed Buckwheat
Water Smartweed
Dooryard Knotweed
Curly Dock
Narrowleaf Dock
 
 
Portulacaceae – Purslane Family
 
Red Maids
Miner’s Lettuce
Purslane
 
 
Rosaceae – Rose Family
 
California Rose
 
 
Rubiaceae – Madder Family
 
California Button Willow
 
 
Salicaceae – Willow Family
 
Fremont Cottonwood
Goodding’s Black Willow
Sandbar Willow
 
 
Saururaceae – Lizardtail Family
 
Yerba Mansa
 
 
Scrophulariaceae – Figwort Family
 
Short-Style Owls Clover
Purple Owls-clover
 
 
Solanaceae – Nightshade Family
 
Desert Thornapple
Jimson Weed
Wright's Groundcherry
Groundcherry
Mock Black Nightshade
Silverleaf Nightshade
Hairy Nightshade
 
 
Tamaricaceae – Tamarisk Family
 
Salt Cedar
 
 
Typhaceae – Cattail Family
 
Narrow-leafed Cattail
 
 
Viscaceae – Mistletoe Family
 
Bigleaf Mistletoe
 
 
Zygophyllaceae – Caltrop Family
 
Puncture Vine
 

     For additional information, please contact:
     Manager, Atwell Island Project
     Bakersfield Field Office
     Bureau of Land Management 
     3801 Pegasus Drive
     Bakersfield, CA 93308 
      
     Telephone:  (661) 391-6000
     Fax:             (559) 949-8489
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