Bakersfield Field Office

Piedras Blancas Native Flora

Updated October, 2012

AGAVACEAE (agave family)
Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. divaricatum
soap plant
  
ANACARDIACEA (cashew family)
Toxicodendron diversilobum
poison oak
  
APIACEAE (carrot family)
Daucus pusillus
Sanicula crassicaulis
rattlesnake weed
pacific sanicle
  
ASTERACEAE (sunflower family)
Achillea millefolium
Ambrosia chamissonis
Artemisia californica
Artemisia douglasiana
Baccharis pilularis
Cirsium occidentale
var. compactum
Conyza canadensis
Erigeron glaucus
Eriophyllum staechadifolium
Gnaphalium bicolor
Gnaphalium californicum
Gnaphalium purpureum
Gnaphalium stramineum
Grindelia stricta
var. platyphylla
Hazardia squarrosa var.squarrosa

Deinandra corymbosa
Jaumea carnosa
Corethrogyne filaginifolia
Madia sativa
common (white) yarrow
beach-bur
California (coastal) sagebrush
mugwort
coyote brush
compact cobweb thistle
horseweed
seaside daisy
seaside woolly yarrow
bicolor cudweed
California everlasting
purple cudweed
cotton-batting plant
Pacific gum-plant
sawtoothed goldenbush
central coast/coast tarweed
jaumea
common beach aster
coast tarweed
  

BORAGINACEAE (borage family)
Amsinckia spectabilis
Heliotropium curassavicum
Phacelia ramosissima

seaside fiddleneck
wild heliotrope
branching phacelia
  
CARYOPHYLLACEAE (carnation family)
Spergularia macrotheca var. macrotheca
sand spurry
  

CHENOPODIACEAE (goosefoot family)
Atriplex californica
Atriplex lentiformis
ssp. brewei
Atriplex leucophylla
Chenopodium californicum
Salicornia virginica

California saltbush
quail bush / Brewer's salt bush
beach saltbush
California goosefoot
pickleweed
  
CONVOLVULACEAE (morning glory family)
Calystegia macrostegia ssp.cyclostegia
coast morning glory
  

CRASSULACEAE (stonecrop family)
Dudleya caespitosa
Crassula connata

dudleya
pygmy weed/sand pygmy
  
CUCURBITACEAE (gourd family)
Marah fabaceus
 man-root/wild cucumber
  
EUPHORBIACEAE (spurge family)
Euphorbia spathulata
 reticulate-seeded spurge
  
FABACEAE (pea family)
Astragalus nuttalii var. nuttalii
Lotus heermannii
var. orbicularis
Lupinus arboreus
Lupinus nanus
gray locoweed/rattleweed
prostrate deerweed
coastal bush (tree) lupine
sky lupine
  
FRANKENIACEAE (frankenia family)
Frankenia salina
alkali heath
  
IRIDACEAE (iris family)
Iris douglasiana
Sisyrinchium bellum
Douglas iris
blue-eyed grass
  
JUNCACEAE (rush family)
Juncus bufonius var. bufonius
Juncus
patens
toad rush
common rush/spreading rush
  
LAMIACEAE (mint family)
Salvia mellifera
Stachys bullata
Satureja douglasii
black sage
hedge-nettle
yerba buena
  
MONTIACEAE (miner's lettuce family)
Calandrinia ciliata
Claytonia perfoliata

red maids
miner's lettuce

  

NYCTAGINACEAE (four o’clock family)
Abronia latifolia
Abronia umbellata


yellow sand verbena
pink sand verbena

  
ONOGRACEAE (evening primrose family)
Camissonia cheiranthifolia
Camissonia micrantha 
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii
beach primrose
small primrose
San Francisco willow-herb
  
OROBANCHACEAE (broomrape family)
Orobanche californica
California broomrape
  
PAPAVERACEAE (poppy family)
Eschscholzia californica var. maritima
California poppy/seaside poppy
  
PHRYMACEAE (lopseed family)
Mimulus aurantiacus
sticky monkey flower
  
PLANTAGINACEAE (plantain family)
Nuttallanthus texanus
Plantago maritima
blue toad-flax
Pacific seaside plantain
  
PLUMBAGINACEAE (leadwort family)
Armeria maritima
sea pink/thrift
  
POACEAE (grass family)
Distichlis spicata
salt grass
  
POLYGONACEAE (buckwheat family)
Eriogonum latifolium
Eriogonium parvifolium
Rumex salicifolius
coast buckwheat
dune buckwheat
Willow dock
  
PORTULACACEAE (purslane family)
Calandrinia ciliate
Claytonia perfoliata
red maids
miner’s lettuce
  
RANUNCULACEAE (buttercup family)
Ranunculus californicus var. cuneatus
California buttercup
  
ROSACEAE (rose family)
Horkelia californica
California horkelia
  
SALICACEAE (willow family)
Salix lasiolepis
arrow willow
  
SCROPHULARIACEAE (figwort family)
Scrophulariaceae californica ssp. californica
figwort
  
SOLANACEAE (nightshade family)
Solanum douglasii
white (Douglas’) nightshade

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