Plant List

This list of plants found within the Reserve was compiled by Marty Blake Jacobson from previous lists with additional information, 2010.
Key to the table is appended at the bottom of this page.

Species Name (Synonym) Common name Native / Alien Flowering Season
FERNS & FERN-LIKE PLANTS
Blechnaceae
Woodwardia fimbriata Giant Chain Fern N
Dennstaedtiaceae
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens Western Bracken, Brake Fern N
Dryopteridaceae
Dryopteris arguta Coastal Wood Fern N
Polypodiaceae
Polypodium californicum California Polypody N
Pteridaceae
Adiantum jordanii California Maidenhair, Maidenhair Fern N -`
Pellaea andromedifolia Coffee Fern N
Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata Bird’s Foot Cliff-brake, Bird’s Foot Fern N
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa Sticky Silverback Fern N
Selaginaceae
Selaginella cinerascens Mesa Spike-Moss, Mesa Clubmoss, Ashy spike-moss N
CONIFERS
Cupressaceae
Hesperocyperis macrocarpa (Cupressus macrocarpa) Monterey Cypress H
Pinaceae
Pinus torreyana ssp. torreyana Torrey Pine, Soledad Pine N Jan-Feb
MONOCOTS
Agavaceae
Agave shawii var. shawii Shaw’s Agave, Century Plant N Sep-May
Hesperoyucca whipplei (Yucca whipplei) Our Lord’s Candle, Quixote Plant N Apr-May
Yucca schidigera Mohave Yucca, Spanish Bayonet N Apr-May
Alliaceae
Allium haematochiton Red-Skin Onion, Wild Onion, Bloodtonic Onion N Mar-May
Asphodelaceae
Asphodelus fistulosus Hollow-stem Asphodel A Mar-Apr
Cyperaceae
Bolboschoenus maritimus ssp. paludosus (Scirpus robustus) Prairie Bulrush, Alkali Bulrush N Apr-Aug
Carex triquetra Triangular-Fruit Sedge N Mar-Jun
Cyperus eragrostis Tall Flatsedge, Umbrella-Sedge N Apr-Nov
Eleocharis macrostachya Pale Spike-Rush N Apr-Nov
Schoenoplectus californicus (Scirpus californicus) California Bulrush N Jun-Sep
Hyacinthaceae
Chlorogalum parviflorum Small-flower Soap Plant, Coast Soap Plant, Amole N May-Jun
Iridaceae
Freesia refracta Freesia H Mar-Apr
Sisyrinchium bellum (California) Blue-Eyed Grass N Mar-May
Juncaceae
Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii Southwestern Spiny Rush, Spike Rush N May-Jun
Juncus arcticus var. mexicanus (Juncus mexicanus) Mexican Rush N May-Aug
Juncus bufonius var. bufonius Toad Rush N
Juncus rugulosus (Juncus dubius is a synonym) Wrinkled Rush, Wire Grass N Apr-Jul
Juncus xiphioides Iris-Leaf Rush N
Liliaceae Also see Agavaceae, Alliaceae, Asphodelaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Melanthiaceae, Themidaceae
Calochortus splendens Splendid Mariposa Lily, Lilac Mariposa Lily N Apr-Jun
Calochortus weedii var. weedii Weed’s Mariposa Lily, Yellow Mariposa Lily N May-Jul
Melanthiaceae
Zigadenus fremontii Fremont’s Camas, Star Lily, Fremont Death Camas N Mar-May
Orchidaceae
Piperia cooperi Cooper’s Rein Orchid, Alaska Habenaria, Slenderspire Piperia N Apr-Aug
Poaceae
Achnatherum coronatum (Stipa coronata) Giant Stipa, (Needle Grass) N Apr-Jun
Agrostis pallens (Agrostis diegoensis) Leafy Bent Grass A Jul-Aug
Aristida purpurea Three-Awn N
Arundo donax Giant Reed A Mar-Sep
Avena barbata Slender Wild Oat A Mar-Jun
Avena fatua Wild Oat A Apr-Jun
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus California Brome N Apr-Aug
Bromus diandrus (Common) Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome A Apr-Jun
Bromus hordeaceus (Bromus mollis) Soft Chess A Apr-Jul
Bromus rubens (Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens) Foxtail Chess, Red Brome A Mar-Jun
Cenchrus echinatus Southern Sandbur A
Cortaderia jubatum Pampas Grass A Jul-Oct
Cortaderia selloana Selloa Pampas Grass A
Cynodon dactylon Bermuda Grass A Mar-Nov
Distichlis spicata Saltgrass N Mar-Jul
Ehrharta calycina Perennial Veldt Grass A
Ehrharta erecta Panic Veldt Grass A
Ehrharta longiflora Long-Flower Veldt Grass A
Elytrigia pontica Tall Wheatgrass A
Festuca : also see Vulpia N
Festuca arundinacea Tall Fescue A May-Jun
Gastridium ventricosum Nit Grass A May-Sep
Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum Glaucous Barley A Apr-Jul
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum Hare Barley, Wild Barley, Foxtail Grass A Apr-Jun
Koeleria macrantha Junegrass N May-Jul
Lamarckia aurea Golden-Top A Feb-May
Leymus condensatus (Elymus condensatus) Giant Wild-Rye N Jun-Aug
Leymus triticoides (Elymus triticoides) Beardless Wild Ryegrass N Jun-Jul
Lolium perenne Perennial Ryegrass, English Ryegrass A Apr-May
Melica imperfecta Coast Range Melic N Apr-May
Melinis repens (Rhynchelytrum repens) Natal Grass A
Monanthochloe littoralis (Name will change to Distichlis littoralis) Shoregrass, Salt Cedar N May-Jun
Muhlenbergia microsperma Little-Seed Muhly N Mar-May
Nassella cernua (Stipa cernua) Nodding Needlegrass N Apr
Nassella lepida (Stipa lepida) Foothill Needlegrass N Mar-May
Nassella pulchra (Stipa pulchra) Purple Needlegrass N Mar-May
Parapholis incurva Sicklegrass A Apr-Jun
Pennisetum setaceum African Fountain Grass A Jul-Oct
Phalaris caroliniana Carolina Canary Grass A Apr-May
Phalaris lemmonii Lemmon’s Canary Grass N Apr-Jun
Polypogon monspeliensis Annual Beard Grass, Rabbitfoot Beardgrass A Apr-Aug
Schismus barbatus Mediterranean Schismus, Mediterranean Grass A Mar-Apr
Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta Hairy Rat-tail Fescue, Foxtail Fescue A Apr-Jun
Vulpia myuros var. myuros Rat-tail Fescue A Mar-May
Vulpia octoflora var. hirtella Tufted Fescue N Apr-Jun
Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora Slender Fescue, Six-Weeks Fescue N Mar-Jun
Potamogetonaceae
Ruppia maritima Beadfruit Sea-Tassel, Ditch-Grass N Apr-Jul
Themidaceae
Bloomeria clevelandii (Muilla clevelandii) Cleveland’s Golden-Stars, San Diego Goldenstar N Mar-May
Bloomeria crocea var. crocea Common Goldenstar, Golden Stars N Apr-Jun
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum Blue Dicks, Wild Hyacinth N Mar-May
Typhaceae
Typha domingensis Southern Cattail N Jun-Jul
Typha latifolia Broad-leaf Cattail, Soft Flag, Tall Cattail N Jun-Jul
Zosteraceae
Phyllospadix torreyi Torrey’s Surf-Grass N May-Nov
Zostera marina Common Eel-Grass N Jun-Sep
DICOTS
Adoxaceae
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea (Sambucus mexicana) Elderberry, Desert Elderberry, Mexican E., Blue E. N Mar-Sep
Aizoaceae
Carpobrotus chilensis Sea-Fig A Apr-Sep
Carpobrotus edulis Hottentot-Fig, Yellow Ice Plant A Apr-Oct
Lampranthus coccineus Lampranthus A Mar-May
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum Crystalline Iceplant, Common Ice Plant A Mar-Oct
Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum Slender-Leaf Iceplant, Little Ice Plant A Apr-Nov
Tetragonia tetragonioides New Zealand-Spinach A Apr-Sep
Amaranthaceae
Amaranthus blitoides Prostrate Amaranth, Pigweed N Jul-Nov
Aphanisma blitoides Aphanisma N Apr-May
Arthrocnemum subterminale (Salicornia subterminalis) Parish’s Pickleweed, Glasswort N Apr-Sep
Atriplex californica Shadscale, Hoary Saltbush, California Saltbush N Apr-Nov
Atriplex canescens var. canescens Four-Wing Saltbush, Shad Scale, Wingscale N Jun-Aug
Atriplex lentiformis Big Saltbush N Jul-Oct
Atriplex leucophylla Seascale, Beach Saltbush N Apr-Oct
Atriplex pacifica South Coast Salt Bush N
Atriplex prostrata (Atriplex triangularis) Spearscale, Arrow-Leaf Saltbush A Jun-Nov
Atriplex semibaccata Australian Saltbush A Apr-Dec
Bassia hyssopifolia Five-Hook Bassia A Jul-Oct
Chenopodium album Lamb’s-Quarters, Pigweed A Jun-Oct
Chenopodium californicum California Goosefoot, California Chenopody N Mar-Jun
Chenopodium murale Nettle-Leaved Goosefoot, Wall Goosefoot A Jan-Dec
Dysphania ambrosioides (Chenopodium ambrosioides) Mexican Tea A Jun-Oct
Salicornia depressa (Salicornia europaea) Pickleweed, Glasswort N Jul-Nov
Salsola australis Australian Tumbleweed A
Salsola tragus Prickly Russian Thistle, Russian Tumbleweed A Jul-Oct
Sarcocornia pacifica (Salicornia virginica) Pacific Pickleweed, Woody Glasswort N Apr-Sep
Suaeda esteroa Estuary Sea-Blite, California Sea-Blite N Jul-Oct
Suaeda taxifolia (Suaeda californica var. pubescens) Woolly Sea-Blite N
Anacardiaceae
Malosma laurina (Rhus laurina) Laurel Sumac, California Sumac N Jun-Jul
Rhus integrifolia Lemonadeberry N Feb-May
Rhus ovata (unlikely at T.P., but hybridizes) Sugar Bush A Mar-May
Rhus trilobata Squaw Bush, Basketbush, Skunkbrush N Mar-Apr
Schinus molle Peruvian Pepper Tree A Mar-Jun
Toxicodendron diversilobum Western Poison Oak N Apr-May
Apiaceae
Apiastrum angustifolium Mock-Parsley, Wild Celery N Mar-Apr
Apium graveolens Common Celery A May-Jul
Bowlesia incana American Bowlesia N Mar-Apr
Conium maculatum Common Poison Hemlock A Apr-Sep
Daucus pusillus Rattlesnake Weed N Apr-Jun
Foeniculum vulgare Sweet Fennel A May-Sep
Lomatium lucidum Shiny Lomatium, Biscuit Root N Jan-Apr
Sanicula bipinnatifida Purple Sanicle, Shoe buttons N Mar-May
Sanicula crassicaulis Pacific Sanicle, Pacific Snakeroot N Mar-May
Torilis arvensis Japanese Hedge-Parsley A May-Aug
Apocynaceae
Funastrum cynanchoides ssp. hartwegii (Sarcostemma cynanchoides ssp. hartwegii) Climbing Milkweed, Vining Milkweed, Fringed Milkvine N Apr-Jul
Hoya carnosa Wax Plant H Jul-Sep
Asteraceae
Achillea millefolium Common Yarrow N May-Oct
Acourtia microcephala (Perezia microcephala) Sacapellote N Jun-Aug
Amblyopappus pusillus Pineapple Weed, Coast Weed N Mar-Jun
Ambrosia chamissonis Beach-Bur N Jul-Nov
Ambrosia psilostachya Western Ragweed N Jul-Nov
Anthemis cotula Mayweed, Stinkweed, Dog-Fennel A Apr-Oct
Artemisia californica

Coastal Sagebrush, California

Sagebrush

N Aug-Dec
Artemisia douglasiana Douglas Mugwort N
Artemisia dracunculus Dragon Sagewort, (Wild) Tarragon N Aug-Oct
Artemisia palmeri

Palmer’s Sagewort, San Diego

Sagewort

N Jul-Sep
Baccharis pilularis ssp. consanguinea Chaparral Broom, Coyote Brush N Aug-Dec
Baccharis salicifolia Mule-Fat, Seep Willow N Jan-Dec
Baccharis salicina (Baccharis emoryi) Emory Baccharis N Aug-Dec
Baccharis sarothroides Broom Baccharis, Desert Broom N Jun-Oct
Centaurea melitensis Tocalote, Yellow Star Thistle A May-Jun
Chaenactis artemisiifolia

White Pinchushion,PincushionFlr,

Artemisia-Leaved Chaenactis

N Apr-Jul
Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula Yellow Pincushion N Apr-Jul
Chaenactis glabriuscula var. orcuttiana Orcutt’s Pincushion N
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum California Thistle, Bigelow Thistle N Apr-Jul
Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale Cobwebby Thistle, Red Thistle N Apr-Jul
Conyza bonariensis Flax-Leaved Fleabane A Jun-Aug
Conyza canadensis Horseweed N Jun-Sep
Coreopsis maritima San Deigo Sea Dahlia N Mar-Jun

Corethrogyne filaginifolia var. filaginifolia

(Lessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia)

Sand Aster, Del Mar Sand Aster N May-Sep
Cotula australis Australian Brass-Buttons A Jan-May
Cotula coronopifolia African Brass Buttons A Mar-Dec
Deinandra fasciculata (Hemizonia fasciculata) Golden Tarweed, Fascicled Tarweed N May-Sep
Dittrichia graveolens Stinkwort A
Encelia californica California Encelia, Bush Sunflower N Feb-Jun
Encelia farinosa var. farinosa Brittlebush, Incienso N Mar-May
Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus

Leafy Daisy, Leafy Fleabane, Wild

Daisy, Fleabane Aster

N May-Jul
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum Long-Stem Golden Yarrow N Apr-Aug
Gamochaeta pensylvanica (G. ustulata. Previously mis-identified as Gnaphalium purpureum) Purple Cudweed N
Glebionis coronarium (Chrysanthemum coronarium) Garland Chrysanthemum, Crown Daisy A Apr-Aug
Happlopappus: see Hazardia and Isocoma
Hazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides Southern Sawtooth Goldenweed, Holly-Leaved Goldenbush N Jul-Oct
Hazardia squarrosa var. squarrosa Sawtooth Goldenbush N
Hedypnois cretica Crete Hedypnois A Mar-May
Helianthus annuus Western Sunflower, Common Sunflower, Kansas Sunflower N Feb-Oct
Helminthotheca echioides (Picris echioides) Bristly Ox-Tongue A Jun-Dec
Heterotheca grandiflora Telegraph Weed N Jan-Dec
Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp. sessiliflora False Goldenaster N Jul-Sep
Hypochaeris glabra (Hypochoeris glabra) Smooth Cat’s Ear A Mar-Jun
Isocoma menziesii var. decumbens Decumbent Goldenbush N
Isocoma menziesii var. menziesii Spreading Goldenbush N Jun-Oct
Isocoma menziesii var. vernonioides Coastal Goldenbush N Apr-Dec
Iva axillaris (Iva axillaris ssp. robusitor) Poverty Weed, Western Marsh-Elder N May-Sep
Iva hayesiana San Diego Marsh-Elder, Southern Poverty Weed N Apr-Sep
Jaumea carnosa Salty Susan, Fleshy Jaumea N May-Oct
Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce, Wild Lettuce A May-Sep
Lasthenia coronaria Southern Goldfields, California Baeria N Mar-May
Lasthenia glabrata ssp. coulteri Coulter’s Salt-Marsh Daisy, Smooth Lasthenia N Apr-May
Lasthenia gracilis (Lasthenia californica) Common Goldfields N Feb-Jun
Layia platyglossa Tidy Tips N Mar-May
Logfia filaginoides (Filago californica) California Filago N Mar-Jun
Logfia gallica (Filago gallica) Narrow-Leaf Filago A Apr-Jun
Osmadenia tenella Osmadenia, Three-Spot, Rosin Weed N May-Oct
Osteospermum fruticosum Trailing African daisy A
Pentachaeta aurea Golden-Ray Pentachaeta, Golden Daisy N Apr-Jul
Perezia: see Acourtia
Pluchea odorata var. odorata Salt Marsh Fleabane N Jul-Jan
Pluchea sericea Arrow Weed N Mar-Jul
Pseudognaphalium beneolens (Gnaphalium canescens ssp. beneolens) Fragrant Everlasting, Pearly Everlasting N Jul-Nov
Pseudognaphalium biolettii (Gnaphalium bicolor) Bicolor Cudweed, Bioletti’s Cudweed N Jan-May
Pseudognaphalium californicum (Gnaphalium californicum) California Everlasting N Jan-Jul
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (likey here) (Gnaphalium luteo-album) Everlasting Cudweed A
Pseudognaphalium microcephalum (Gnaphaliumcanescens ssp. microcephalum) White Everlasting N Jul-Oct
Psilocarphus tenellus Slender Wooly Heads, Woolly Marbles N Apr-Jun
Rafinesquia californica California Chicory, White Chicory N Apr-Jul
Senecio californicus California Butterweed, California Groundsel N Mar-May
Senecio vulgaris Common Groundsel, Common Butterweed A Jan-Dec
Silybum marianum Milk Thistle A May-Jul
Sonchus asper ssp. asper Prickly Sow-Thistle A Jan-Dec
Sonchus oleraceus Common Sow-Thistle A Jan-Dec
Stephanomeria diegensis San Diego Wreath-Plant N Aug-Nov
Stephanomeria exigua Small Wreath-Plant N
Stephanomeria virgata ssp. pleurocarpa (possible) (old list: ssp. virgata was incorrect) Wand Chicory, Wire Lettuce, Twiggy Wreath-Plant N Jul-Oct
Stylocline gnaphaloides Everlasting Nest-Straw N Mar-May
Symphyotrichum subulatum var. parviflorum (Aster subulatus var. ligulatus) Slender Aster N Jul-Oct
Uropappus lindleyi Silver Puffs, Microseris N Apr-Jun
Xanthium spinosum Spiny Clotbur N Jul-Oct
Xanthium strumarium Cocklebur N Jul-Oct
Berberidaceae
Berberis nevinii Nevin’s Barberry H Mar-Apr
Bignoniaceae
Catalpa bignonioides Catalpa H
Boraginaceae
Amsinckia eastwoodiae Large-Flower Yellow Fiddleneck N Mar-Jun
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia Rancher’s Fiddleneck, Yellow Fiddleneck, Fireweed Fiddleneck N Mar-Jun
Cryptantha intermedia Nievitas, Forget-Me-Not, Common Cryptantha, The Spider N Mar-Jul
Cryptantha micromeres Minute-Flowered Cryptantha N Mar-Jun
Harpagonella palmeri Palmer’s Grappling Hook N RE 4.2
Heliotropium curassavicum Chinese Pusley, Salt Heliotrope, Wild Heliotrope N Mar-Oct
Pectocarya penicillata Winged Pectocarya N Mar-May
Plagiobothrys collinus var. californicus California Popcornflower N Mar-May
Plagiobothrys collinus var. gracilis San Diego Popcorn Flower N
Plagiobothrys trachycarpus Rough-Fruit Popcorn Flower, Plagiobothrys N Apr-Jun
Brassicaceae
Brassica nigra Black Mustard A Apr-Jul
Cakile maritima Sea Rocket N
Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd’s Purse A
Cardamine californica var. californica Milkmaids, California Toothwort N Feb-May
Cardamine californica var. integrifolia Entire-Leaf Milkmaids , Toothwort N
Caulanthus heterophyllus var. heterophyllus San Diego Jewelflower N Mar-May
Descurainia pinnata ssp. halictorum Alkali Western Tansy-Mustard N Mar-Jun
Descurainia pinnata ssp. menziesii [possible] Menzies’ Tansy-Mustard N Feb-Jun
Draba cuneifolia Desert Whitlow, Whitlow Grass, Draba N Feb-May
Erysimum capitatum Western Wallflower, Douglas’ Wallflower N Mar-Jul
Erysimum insulare ssp. suffrutescens Bushy Wallflower, Suffrutescent Wallflower
Hirschfeldia incana Short-Pod Mustard, Mediterranean Mustard A May-Oct
Hutchinsia procumbens Nannie’s Purse, Prostrate Hutchinsia N Mar-Jul
Lepidium virginicum var. robinsonii Robinson’s Peppergrass N Jan-Apr
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum A Jan-Dec
Matthiola incana Common Stock A Mar-May
Raphanus sativus Wild Radish A Feb-Jul
Sisymbrium irio London Rocket A Jan-Apr
Sisymbrium orientale Hare’s-Ear Cabbage, Sisymbrium A May
Thysanocarpus curvipes Hairy Lacepod, Fringepod N Feb-Jun
Cactaceae
Bergerocactus emoryi Velvet Cactus, Golden-Club Cactus, Golden-Snake Cactus N May-Jun
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica (Opuntia serpentina, O. parryi var. serpentina) Snake Cholla N Apr-May
Cylindropuntia prolifera (Opuntia prolifera) Coast Cholla N Apr-Jun
Ferocactus viridescens var. viridescens Coast Barrel Cactus N May-Jun
Mammillaria dioica Fish-Hook Cactus, Pincushion Cactus N Feb-Apr
Opuntia ficus-indica Indian Fig
Opuntia littoralis Coast Prickly-Pear, Shore Cactus, Mesa Prickly Pear N May-Jun
Opuntia oricola (likely) Chaparral Prickly Pear N
Opuntia Xoccidentalis Western Prickly-Pear N May-Jun
Campanulaceae
Nemacladus longiflorus Longflower Threadplant N
Capparaceae
Peritoma arborea (Isomeris arborea) Bladderpod N Jan-Dec
Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera subspicata var. denudata Sambucus : See Adoxaceae Johnston’s Honeysuckle N Apr-Jun
Caryophyllaceae
Cardionema ramosissima Tread Lightly, Sand Mat N Apr-Aug
Cerastium glomeratum Mouse-Ear Chickweed A Feb-May
Polycarpon depressum California Polycarp N Apr-Jun
Polycarpon tetraphyllum ssp. tetraphyllum Four-Leaf Allseed, Four-Leaf Polycarp A May-Jul
Silene antirrhina Snapdragon Catchfly, Sleepy Catchfly N Apr-Aug
Silene gallica Common Catchfly, French Silene A Feb-Jun
Silene laciniata ssp. laciniata (Silene laciniata ssp. major) Southern Pink, Mexican Pink, Mexican Silene N May-Jul
Spergularia bocconi Boccone’s Sand-Spurry A Apr-Sep
Spergularia macrotheca var. macrotheca Sticky Sand Spurry, Large-Flowered Sand Spurry N Jan-Dec
Spergularia platensis La Plata Sand-Spurry N Apr-Jul
Spergularia salina (Spergularia marina) Salt Marsh Sand-Spurry N Mar-Sep
Spergularia villosa Villous Sand Spurry A Apr-Jul
Stellaria media Common Chickweed A Feb-Sep
Cistaceae
Helianthemum scoparium Peak Rush-Rose, Rock Rose N Feb-Aug
Convolvulaceae
Calystegia macrostegia ssp. intermedia South Coast Morning Glory, California Glory Bind N Mar-May
Calystegia macrostegia ssp. tenuifolia San Diego Morning-Glory, Narrow-leaf Morning-Glory N Feb-May
Convolvulus arvensis (Common) Field Bindweed A May-Oct
Cressa truxillensis Alkali Weed N May-Oct
Cuscuta californica var. breviflora Short-Flower Chaparral Dodder N
Cuscuta californica var. californica Chaparral Dodder, Witch’s Hair N May-Aug
Cuscuta salina var. major Large-Flower SaltMarsh Dodder, Salty Dodder N May-Sep
Dichondra occidentalis Western Dichondra, Ponyfoot, Coast Dichondra, Wild Dichondra N Mar-May
Crassulaceae
Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga Cotyledon, Pig’s Ear H
Crassula connata Pigmyweed, Sand Pigmy, Pigmy Stonecrop N Feb-May
Dudleya blochmaniae ssp. brevifolia Short-Leaf Dudleya, Dwarf Live- Forever, Del Mar Hasseanthus N Mar-May
Dudleya edulis Ladies’ Fingers, Mission Dudleya, Coast Live-Forever N May-Jun
Dudleya lanceolata Lance-Leaf Dudleya, Lanceleaf Live-forever N May-Jul
Dudleya pulverulenta Chalk Dudleya, Chalk Live-Forever, Powdered Live-Forever N May-Jul
Dudleya variegata Variegated Dudleya, San Diego Hasseanthus N May-Jun
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbita foetidissima Calabazilla, Stinking Gourd N Jun-Aug
Marah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus Manroot, Wild Cucumber, Chilicothe, Mock Cucumber N Jan-Apr
Ericaceae
Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia Del Mar Manzanita N Jan-Apr
Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. diversifolia Summer-Holly N May-Jun
Xylococcus bicolor Mission Manzanita N Dec-Feb
Euphorbiaceae
Chamaesyce maculata Spotted Spurge A
Chamaesyce nutans Large Spurge, Spotted Spurge A Apr-Oct
Chamaesyce polycarpa Small-seed Sandmat, Mat Spurge N Jan-Dec
Croton californicus California Croton N Mar-Oct
Croton setigerus (Eremocarpus setigerus) Doveweed, Turkey Mullein N May-Oct
Euphorbia : also see Chamaesyce
Euphorbia misera Cliff Spurge, Bush Euphorbia N Jan-Aug
Euphorbia peplus Petty Spurge A Feb-Aug
Euphorbia spathulata Reticulate-Seed Spurge, Euphorbia N Mar-Jun
Ricinus communis Castor Bean A Jan-Dec
Fabaceae
Acacia koa (? var. hawaiiensis) Koa H Apr
Acacia longifolia Golden Wattle, Sydney Golden A Mar-May
Amorpha fruticosa False Indigo N May-Jul
Astragalus didymocarpus var. didymocarpus White Dwarf Locoweed N Mar-May
Astragalus trichopodus var. lonchus Ocean Locoweed, Rattleweed Southern California Locoweed, N Feb-Jun
Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii San Diego Sweet Pea N Feb-Jun
Lotus corniculatus Birdfoot Trefoil, Birdsfoot Lotus A May-Sep
Lotus hamatus Grab Lotus, San Diego Lotus N Mar-Jun
Lotus heermannii var. heermannii Heermann’s Lotus, Silky Lotus N Mar-Oct
Lotus nuttallianus Prostrate Lotus, Nuttall’s Lotus, Beach Lotus N Mar-Jun
Lotus salsuginosus ssp. salsuginosus Coastal Alkali Lotus, Coastal Lotus N Mar-Jun
Lotus scoparius ssp. scoparius Coastal Deerweed N Mar-Aug
Lotus strigosus Bishop’s Lotus, Strigose Lotus N Mar-Jun
Lupinus bicolor Miniature Lupine, Bicolor Lupine, Dove Lupine N Mar-Jun
Lupinus concinnus Bajada Lupine N Mar-May
Lupinus excubitus Bush Lupine H Apr-Jun
Lupinus hirsutissimus Stinging Lupine N Mar-May
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus Red-Flower Lupine, Whitewhorl Lupine N Apr-May
Lupinus succulentus Arroyo Lupine N Feb-May
Lupinus truncatus Collar Lupine N Mar-May
Medicago polymorpha California Burclover A Mar-Jun
Melilotus albus White Sweetclover A May-Sep
Melilotus indicus Indian Sweetclover, Yellow Sweet-Clover A Apr-Oct
Trifolium variegatum White-Tip Clover N Mar-Jun
Vicia ludoviciana var. ludoviciana Dear Pea Vetch, Slender Vetch N Mar-May
Vicia villosa ssp. varia Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch A Apr-May
Fagaceae
Quercus berberidifolia Scrub Oak N
Quercus dumosa Nuttall’s Scrub Oak N Mar-May
Frankeniaceae
Frankenia salina Alkali-Heath, Frankenia N Jun-Oct
Gentianaceae
Zeltnera venusta (Centaurium venustum) Canchalagua, Charming Centaury N May-Jul
Geraniaceae
Erodium botrys Long-Beak Filaree or Storksbill, Big Heronbill Clocks A Mar-May
Erodium cicutarium Red-Stem Filaree or Storksbill, White-Stem Filaree A Feb-May
Erodium moschatum White-Stem Filaree or Storksbill, Green-Stem Filaree A Feb-May
Geranium carolinianum Carolina Geranium, Wild Geranium A Apr-Jun
Pelargonium sp. Geranium H Mar-May
Grossulariaceae
Ribes indecorum White-Flower Currant N Nov-Mar
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia-Flower Gooseberry N Jan-May
Hydrophyllaceae
Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium Felt-Leaf Yerba Santa, Thick-Leaf Yerba Santa N Apr-Jun
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. chrysanthemifolia Common Eucrypta N Mar-Jun
Nemophila menziesii var. integrifolia Small-Flower Baby Blue-Eyes N Feb-Jun
Phacelia cicutaria ssp. hispida Caterpillar Phacelia, Wild-Heliotrope N Mar-May
Phacelia distans Wild Heliotrope, Common Phacelia N Mar-Jun
Phacelia grandiflora Giant-Flower Phacelia N May-Jun
Phacelia parryi Parry’s Phacelia N Mar-May
Phacelia ramosissima var. austrolitoralis South Coast Branching Phacelia N May-Aug
Phacelia stellaris Brand’s Phacelia N Mar-Apr
Pholistoma auritum var. auritum Fiesta Flower N Mar-May
Pholistoma membranaceum White Fiesta Flower, San Diego Fiesta Flower N Mar-May
Pholistoma racemosum San Diego Fiesta Flower, White Fiesta Flower N Mar-May
Lamiaceae
Marrubium vulgare Horehound A Mar-Jul
Salvia apiana White Sage N Apr-Jul
Salvia clevelandii Fragrant Sage, Cleveland Sage N Aug-Nov
Salvia columbariae Chia N Mar-Jun
Salvia mellifera Black Sage N Apr-Jul
Stachys ajugoides var. rigida Hedge-Nettle N Apr-Sep
Lennoaceae
Pholisma arenarium Sand Plant, Desert Christmas Tree, Pholisma N Apr-Oct
Lythraceae
Lythrum hyssopifolia Grass Poly, Hyssop Loosestrife N Apr-Oct
Malvaceae

Lavatera assurgentiflora

(if ssp a., it has status RE 1B.1)

Malva Rosa, Island Mallow, Catalina Tree Mallow A Mar-Nov
Malacothamnus fasciculatus Chaparral Bushmallow, Mesa False-Mallow N Apr-Jul
Malva nicaeensis Bull Mallow A Mar-Sep
Malva parviflora Cheeseweed A Jan-Dec
Malvella leprosa Alkali Mallow N May-Oct
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. sparsifolia Checker-Bloom, Hollyhock N Mar-Jun
Montiaceae
Calandrinia ciliata Red Maids N Feb-May
Calandrinia maritima Sea Kisses, Seaside Calandrinia, Seaside Red Maids N Mar-May
Calyptridium monandrum Common Calyprtidium, Sand Cress N Mar-Jun
Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora Utah Miner’s-Lettuce, Narrow-leaf Miner’s-Lettuce N Feb-May
Claytonia perfoliata ssp. mexicana Mexican Miner’s Lettuce N
Claytonia perfoliata var. perfoliata (Common) Miner’s Lettuce N Feb-May

Myoporaceae

See Scrophulariaceae

Myrsinaceae
Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel, Poor Man’s Weatherglass A Mar-Jul
Centunculus minimus Common Chaffweed N
Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus globulus (Australian) Blue Gum A Dec-May
Nyctaginaceae
Abronia maritima Red Sand-Verbena, Seaside Sand-Verbena N Feb-Oct
Abronia umbellata var. umbellata Beach Sand-Verbena N Jan-Dec
Abronia villosa var. villosa Desert Sand-Verbena N
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia (Mirabilis californica) Coastal Wishbone Plant, Coast Four-O’Clock N Dec-Jun
Onagraceae
Camissonia bistorta California Sun Cup N Mar-Jun
Camissonia californica False-Mustard, Mustard Primrose N Apr-May
Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. suffruticosa Beach Evening-Primrose, Suncup N Apr-Aug
Camissonia hirtella Field Sun Cup N
Camissonia micrantha Miniature Sun Cup, Small Evening Primrose N Mar-May
Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera Four-Spot Clarkia, Farewell-To-Spring N Apr-Jul
Epilobium canum ssp. canum California Fuchsia, Zauschneria N Aug-Oct
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum Willow Herb N
Oenothera : also see Camissonia
Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima Great Marsh Evening-Primrose N Jun-Sep
Orobanchaceae
Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis Coast Paintbrush, Red Paintbrush, Indian Paintbrush N Mar-May
Castilleja densiflora ssp. gracilis Parish’s Owl’s-Clover N Mar-May
Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta Purple Owl’s Clover N Mar-May
Castilleja foliolosa Woolly Indian Paintbrush, Felt Paintbrush, Woolly Paintbrush N Mar-Jun
Orobanche bulbosa Chaparral Broom-Rape N Apr-Aug
Orobanche parishii ssp. brachyloba Beach Broom-Rape, Short-Lobe Broom-Rape N Apr-Jul
Oxalidaceae
Oxalis californica (Oxalis albicans ssp. californica) California Wood-Sorrel, California Oxalis N Mar-May
Oxalis pes-caprae Bermuda-Buttercup, Buttercup Sorrel A Nov-Mar
Paeoniaceae
Paeonia californica California Peony N Jan-Mar
Papaveraceae
Dendromecon rigida Bush Poppy, Tree Poppy N Apr-Jul
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy N Feb-Sep
Platystemon californicus Cream Cups N Mar-May
Stylomecon heterophylla Wind Poppy N Apr-May
Phrymaceae
Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus Coast Monkey Flower, Red Bush Monkey Flower N Mar-Jul
Mimulus brevipes Slope Semiphore, Wide-Throat Monkey-Flower N Apr-Jun
Plantaginaceae
Antirrhinum coulterianum Coulter’s Snapdragon N Apr-Jul
Antirrhinum kelloggii Climbing Snapdragon, Twining Snapdragon, Lax Snapdragon N Mar-May
Antirrhinum nuttallianum ssp. nuttallianum Nuttall’s Snapdragon N Mar-Jul
Collinsia heterophylla (Purple) Chinese Houses, Innocence N Mar-Jun
Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus Bird’s Beak N May-Aug
Keckiella cordifolia Climbing Bush Penstemon N May-Jun
Linaria canadensis Large Blue Toadflax, Oldfield Toadflax N Mar-May
Plantago arenaria Sand Plantain A
Plantago erecta Dot-Seed Plantain, Dwarf Plantain N Mar-May
Plantago major Common Plantain, Broadleaf Plantain A Apr-Sep
Plumbaginaceae
Limonium californicum Western March-Rosemary, Sea-Lavender N Jul-Dec
Limonium perezii Perez’s Marsh-Rosemary, Statice A Mar-Sep
Polemoniaceae
Eriastrum filifolium Thread-Leaf Woolly-Star, Thread-Leaf Eriastrium N May-Jun
Gilia angelensis Grassland Gilia, Blue Gilia N Mar-May
Linanthus dianthiflorus Farinose Ground Pink, Fringed Pink N Feb-Apr
Navarretia hamata ssp. leptantha Hooked Pincushion Plant, Prickly Skunk Flower N Apr-Jun
Polygonaceae
Chorizanthe fimbriata var. fimbriata Fringed Spineflower, Turkish Rugging N Feb-Jun
Chorizanthe orcuttiana Orcutt’s Spineflower N Mar-Apr
Chorizanthe polygonoides var. longispina Knotweed Spineflower, Knotweed Chorizanthe N Mar-Jun
Chorizanthe procumbens Prostrate Spineflower, Spiny Herb N Apr-Jun
Chorizanthe staticoides Turkish Rugging, Spineflower N Apr-May
Emex spinosa Devil’s Thorn, Spiny Emex A
Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum Tall Buckwheat N
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum Coast California Buckwheat, Flat-Top Buckwheat N Mar-Oct
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum Inland California Buckwheat N
Eriogonum gracile var. gracile Slender Buckwheat, Slender Wooly Eriogonum N Jul-Oct
Eriogonum parvifolium Bluff Buckwheat, Seacliff Buckwheat N Mar-Oct
Lastarriaea coriacea Lastarriaea N Apr-Jun
Mucronea californica California Spineflower N Apr-Jul
Nemacaulis denudata var. denudata Coast Woolly-Heads N Apr-Sep
Polygonum arenastrum Common Knotweed, Doorweed A May-Nov
Pterostegia drymarioides Granny’s Hairnet, Threadstem N Mar-Jul
Rumex crispus Curly Dock A Jan-Dec
Rumex persicarioides Yellow Dock N
Rumex salicifolius var. salicifolius Willow Dock N May-Sep
Portulacaceae See Montiaceae
Primulaceae
Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. Clevelandii See Myrsinaceae Padre’s Shooting Star, Cleveland Shooting Star N Jan-Apr
Ranunculaceae
Clematis pauciflora Ropevine Clematis, Small-Leaf Virgin’s-Bower N Jan-Apr
Delphinium cardinale Cardinal or Scarlet Larkspur, Scarlet Delphinium N May-Jul
Delphinium parryi ssp. maritimum Maritime Larksprur, Parry/Blue Larkspur, Parry’s Delphinium N Apr-May
Myosurus minimus (if ssp. a., it has status RE 3.1) Little Mousetail, Tiny Mousetail N Apr-May
Resedaceae
Oligomeris linifolia Narrow-Leaf Oligomeris N Feb-Jul
Rhamnaceae
Ceanothus tomentosus Ramona-Lilac, Blue Lilac, California Lilac N Mar-May
Ceanothus verrucosus Wart-Stem-Lilac/-Ceanothus, California Lilac, White Lilac N Jan-Apr
Rhamnus crocea Spiny Redberry, Littleleaf Redberry, Buckthorn N Mar-Apr
Rosaceae
Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise, Greasewood N May-Jun
Aphanes occidentalis Western Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla N Mar-Jun
Cercocarpus minutiflorus San Diego Mountain-Mahogany N Mar-May
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon, Christmas Berry, California Holly, Hollywood N Jun-Jul
Horkelia cuneata ssp. cuneata Coast Horkelia, Wedgeleaf Horkelia N Apr-Sep
Potentilla glandulosa ssp. glandulosa Sticky Cinquefoil A May-Jul
Rubiaceae
Galium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Narrow-Leaf Bedstraw N Apr-Jun
Galium aparine Common Bedstraw, Goose Grass, Cleavers A Mar-Jul
Galium nuttallii ssp. nuttallii San Diego Bedstraw, Nuttall’s Bedstraw N Mar-Jun
Galium porrigens var. porrigens Climbing/Oval-leaf Bedstraw, Laura May’s Bedstraw N Feb-Jun
Rutaceae
Cneoridium dumosum Coast Spice-Bush, Bush-Rue, Berryrue N Nov-Mar
Salicaceae
Salix gooddingii Goodding’s Black Willow N Mar-Apr
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo Willow N Feb-Apr
Saururaceae
Anemopsis californica Yerba Mansa N Mar-Sep
Saxifragaceae
Jepsonia parryi Coast Jepsonia N Oct-Dec
Lithophragma affine Woodland Star N Mar-Jun
Ribes: see family Grossulariaceae
Scrophulariaceae
Also see Myrsinaceae, Orobanchaceae, Phrymaceae, Plantaginaceae
Myoporum acuminatum Mangrove Myoporum A/H
Myoporum laetum Myoporum A Jan-Aug
Scrophularia californica ssp. floribunda California Bee-Plant, California Figwort, Bee Plant N Mar-May
Verbascum blattaria Moth Mullein A
Verbascum thapsus Common Mullein, Wooly Mullein A Jun-Sep
Simmondsiaceae
Simmondsia chinensis Goatnut, Jojoba N Mar-May
Solanaceae
Datura wrightii Thorn-Apple, Jimson Weed, Tolguacha N Apr-Oct
Lycium andersonii Waterjacket N Mar-May
Lycium brevipes var. brevipes Common Desert Thorn, Box Thorn A Mar-Apr
Lycium californicum California Desert Thorn, California Wolfberry, Box-Thorn N Mar-Jul
Lycopersicon esculentum Garden Tomato A Jun-Oct
Nicotiana clevelandii Cleveland’s Tobacco N Mar-Jun
Nicotiana glauca Tree Tobacco A Mar-Oct
Nicotiana quadrivalvis Indian Tobacco, Wild Tobacco N May-Oct
Petunia parviflora Wild Petunia N Apr-Aug
Solanum americanum White Nightshade, Small-Flowered Nightshade A Apr-Nov
Solanum douglasii Douglas’ Nightshade, White Nightshade N Jan-Dec
Solanum parishii Parish’s Nightshade, Purple Nightshade N Apr-Jul
Solanum xanti Chaparral Nightshade, Purple Nightshade N May-Jun
Tamaricaceae
Tamarix parviflora Small-Flowered Tamarisk, Salt-Cedar A Mar-Apr
Tamarix ramosissima Tamarisk, Salt-Cedar A Apr-Aug
Tropaeolaceae
Tropaeolum majus Garden Nasturtium A Mar-Aug
Urticaceae
Hesperocnide tenella Western Nettle N Apr-Jun
Parietaria hespera var. californica California Pellitory, Western Pellitory N Feb-Jun
Parietaria hespera var. hespera Western Pellitory N
Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea Hoary Nettle, Stinging Nettle N Jun-Sep
Urtica urens Dwarf Nettle, Common Nettle A Jan-Apr
Verbenaceae
Phyla nodiflora var. nodiflora Garden Lippia A May-Oct
Verbena lasiostachys var. lasiostachys Western Verbena, Western Vervain A May-Sep
Violaceae
Viola pedunculata (Yellow) Johnny-Jump-Up, California Golden Violet, Wild Pansy N Feb-Apr
Zygophyllaceae
Tribulus terrestris Puncture Vine, Caltrop A Apr-Oct

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Key:
Explanation of Columns

  1. Scientific name from The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, edited by James C. Hickman, 1993.
    All species, with the few exceptions noted, appear in the Jepson Manual.
  • ( ) In parentheses are the old names (botanical synonyms) from the 1980 Torrey Pines Reserve plant list and its 1983 Addendum and from Torrey Pines State Reserve, edited by Carl L. Hubbs, Thomas W. Whitaker, and Freda M. H. Reid, Third Edition, June 1991.
  • ** Indicates that the name differs from earlier plant lists only in the addition or deletion of a subspecies or variety name.
  • ID Means that more positive identification is needed, because the Reserve is outside the normal distribution range for the species.
  • “also possible” means that the species has not yet been reported in the Reserve, but the distribution and habitat indicate it might be present.
  1. Common name(s) taken mostly from previous Torrey Pines lists.
    Since each reference has its own set of common names, use these with care!
  2. Native (N) or Alien (A) to Torrey Pines State
    A species not native to the Reserve but native elsewhere in San Diego County is coded “A” Landscape plants and other non-natives are also coded “A”
  3. Flowering season according to the 1980 plant list or to R. Mitchell Beauchamp in A Flora of San Diego County, California,
  • Note: Descriptions in Beauchamp’s A Flora of San Diego County 1986 (no pictures) and Philip A. Munz’s Flora of Southern California 1974 (a few pictures) are alphabetical by family and species names. However, you might need the old family names found in parentheses on this list.

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Dr. Geoffrey A. Levin (formerly at the San Diego Natural History Museum) for expert help with nomenclature and decisions. Many thanks also to Torrey Pines Docents Eva Armi, Lynn Mons, Joan Nimick, Elaine Sacks, and Carol Schroeder and to Park Aide Charles Kerns. Any inaccuracies are the responsibility of the author.

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