Illustrated Plant List

Penasquitos Canyon - Black Mtn. Rd. to I15

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve in San Diego County between Black Mountain Road and Interstate 15.

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Keir Morse and Angelique Herman  (2015-04-23)

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195 PLANTS
FAMILY: ADOXACEAE
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Blue elderberry native Shrub
FAMILY: AGAVACEAE
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral yucca native Shrub
FAMILY: AIZOACEAE
Carpobrotus edulis Iceplant invasive non-native Perennial herb
FAMILY: ALLIACEAE
Allium praecox Early onion native Perennial herb (bulb)
FAMILY: ANACARDIACEAE
Malosma laurina Laurel sumac native Tree, Shrub
Rhus integrifolia Lemonade berry native Shrub
Schinus molle Peruvian pepper tree invasive non-native Tree
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian pepper tree invasive non-native Tree, Shrub
Toxicodendron diversilobum Poison oak native Vine, Shrub
FAMILY: APIACEAE
Apium graveolens Celery non-native Annual, Biennial herb
Bowlesia incana Bowlesia native Annual herb
Conium maculatum Poison hemlock invasive non-native Perennial herb
Foeniculum vulgare Fennel invasive non-native Perennial herb
Lomatium dasycarpum ssp. dasycarpum Woolly fruited lomatium native Perennial herb
FAMILY: APOCYNACEAE
Vinca major Vinca invasive non-native Perennial herb
FAMILY: ARALIACEAE
Hydrocotyle verticillata Whorled marsh pennywort native Perennial herb
FAMILY: ARECACEAE
Phoenix canariensis Canary island date palm invasive non-native Tree
Washingtonia robusta Mexican fan palm invasive non-native Tree
FAMILY: ASTERACEAE
Ambrosia psilostachya Ragweed native Perennial herb
Ambrosia pumila San diego ambrosia native Perennial herb (rhizomatous)
Artemisia californica Coastal sage brush native Shrub
Artemisia douglasiana California mugwort native Perennial herb
Artemisia palmeri San diego sagewort native Shrub
Baccharis pilularis ssp. consanguinea Coyote brush native Shrub
Baccharis salicifolia Mule fat native Shrub
Baccharis sarothroides Broom baccharis native Shrub
Bahiopsis laciniata San diego county viguiera native Shrub
Brickellia californica California brickellia native Perennial herb
Carduus pycnocephalus Italian thistle invasive non-native Annual herb
Centaurea melitensis Tocalote invasive non-native Annual herb
Cirsium vulgare Bullthistle invasive non-native Perennial herb
Corethrogyne filaginifolia Common sandaster native Perennial herb
Cotula australis Brass buttons non-native Annual herb
Cynara cardunculus ssp. flavescens Cardoon non-native Perennial herb
Deinandra fasciculata Clustered tarweed native Annual herb
Encelia californica Bush sunflower native Shrub
Encelia farinosa Brittlebush native Shrub
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum Golden yarrow native Shrub
Gazania linearis Gazania invasive non-native Perennial herb
Glebionis coronaria Crown daisy non-native Annual herb
Hazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides Gum plant goldenbush native Shrub
Hedypnois cretica Crete weed non-native Annual herb
Helminthotheca echioides Bristly ox-tongue invasive non-native Annual, Perennial herb
Heterotheca grandiflora Telegraph weed native Annual, Perennial herb
Holocarpha virgata ssp. elongata Graceful tarplant native Annual herb
Isocoma menziesii var. vernonioides Green leaved dune goldenbush native Shrub
Iva hayesiana San diego marsh elder native Perennial herb
Lactuca serriola Prickly lettuce invasive non-native Annual herb
Matricaria discoidea Pineapple weed native Annual herb
Pluchea odorata var. odorata Salt marsh fleabane native Annual, Perennial herb
Porophyllum gracile Odora native Perennial herb
Pseudognaphalium biolettii Two-color rabbit-tobacco native Perennial herb
Pseudognaphalium californicum Ladies' tobacco native Annual, Perennial herb
Pulicaria paludosa Spanish false fleabane non-native Annual, Perennial herb
Senecio vulgaris Common groundsel non-native Annual herb
Sonchus asper ssp. asper Sow thistle invasive non-native Annual herb
Sonchus oleraceus Sow thistle non-native Annual herb
Xanthium strumarium Cocklebur native Annual herb
FAMILY: BERBERIDACEAE
Berberis pinnata ssp. pinnata Coast barberry native Shrub
FAMILY: BETULACEAE
Alnus rhombifolia White alder native Tree
FAMILY: BORAGINACEAE
Amsinckia intermedia Common fiddleneck native Annual herb
Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium Thick leaved yerba santa native Shrub
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. chrysanthemifolia Common eucrypta native Annual herb
Harpagonella palmeri Palmer's grapplinghook native Annual herb
Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida Caterpillar phacelia native Annual herb
Phacelia ramosissima Branching phacelia native Perennial herb
Pholistoma auritum var. auritum Blue fiesta flower native Annual herb
Pholistoma racemosum San diego fiesta flower native Annual herb
FAMILY: BRASSICACEAE
Brassica nigra Black mustard invasive non-native Annual herb
Brassica rapa Common mustard invasive non-native Annual herb
Cardamine hirsuta Hairy bitter cress non-native Annual herb
Hirschfeldia incana Mustard invasive non-native Perennial herb
Lepidium nitidum Shining pepper grass native Annual herb
Lepidium virginicum var. robinsonii Robinson's pepper grass native Annual herb
Nasturtium officinale Watercress native Perennial herb (aquatic)
Raphanus sativus Jointed charlock invasive non-native Annual, Biennial herb
Sisymbrium orientale Indian hedge mustard non-native Annual, Perennial herb
Thysanocarpus curvipes Common fringe pod native Annual herb
FAMILY: CACTACEAE
Cylindropuntia prolifera Coastal cholla native Shrub (stem succulent)
Ferocactus viridescens San diego barrel cactus native Shrub (stem succulent)
Opuntia Xvaseyi Vasey's prickly pear native Shrub
FAMILY: CAPRIFOLIACEAE
Lonicera subspicata var. denudata Johnston's honeysuckle native Shrub
FAMILY: CHENOPODIACEAE
Atriplex canescens var. canescens Fourwing saltbush native Shrub
Atriplex lentiformis ssp. lentiformis Brewer's saltbrush native Shrub
Atriplex semibaccata Australian saltbush invasive non-native Perennial herb
FAMILY: CISTACEAE
Cistus incanus Hairy rockrose non-native Shrub
FAMILY: CLEOMACEAE
Peritoma arborea var. arborea Bladderpod native Shrub
FAMILY: CONVOLVULACEAE
Calystegia macrostegia ssp. tenuifolia San diego morning glory native Perennial herb, Vine
Convolvulus simulans Small flowered morning glory native Annual herb
FAMILY: CRASSULACEAE
Crassula connata Sand pygmy weed native Annual herb
Dudleya edulis Fingertips native Perennial herb
Dudleya pulverulenta Chalk dudleya native Perennial herb
Dudleya variegata Variegated dudleya native Perennial herb
FAMILY: CUCURBITACEAE
Marah macrocarpa Chilicothe native Perennial herb, Vine
FAMILY: CYPERACEAE
Bolboschoenus maritimus ssp. paludosus Saltmarsh bulrush native Perennial grasslike herb
Cyperus eragrostis Tall cyperus native Perennial grasslike herb
Cyperus involucratus Umbrella plant non-native Perennial grasslike herb
Eleocharis montevidensis Montevideo spike rush native Perennial grasslike herb
Schoenoplectus californicus California bulrush native Perennial grasslike herb
FAMILY: EUPHORBIACEAE
Chamaesyce maculata
 (currently Euphorbia maculata)
Spotted spurge non-native Annual herb
Croton setigerus
 (currently Croton setiger)
Turkey-mullein native Annual herb
Euphorbia peplus Petty spurge non-native Annual herb
Ricinus communis Castor bean invasive non-native Shrub
FAMILY: FABACEAE
Acmispon glaber var. brevialatus Short winged deerweed native Perennial herb
Acmispon glaber var. glaber Deerweed native Perennial herb
Acmispon micranthus Small flowered lotus native Annual herb
Acmispon strigosus Strigose lotus native Annual herb
Astragalus trichopodus Santa barbara milk vetch native Perennial herb
Medicago polymorpha California burclover invasive non-native Annual herb
Melilotus indicus Annual yellow sweetclover non-native Annual herb
Trifolium hirtum Rose clover invasive non-native Annual herb
FAMILY: FAGACEAE
Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia Coast live oak native Tree
Quercus dumosa Scrub oak native Shrub
Quercus engelmannii Engelmann oak native Tree
FAMILY: GERANIACEAE
Erodium brachycarpum White stemmed filaree invasive non-native Annual herb
Erodium cicutarium Coastal heron's bill invasive non-native Annual herb
Erodium moschatum Whitestem filaree invasive non-native Annual herb
Geranium carolinianum Carolina geranium native Annual herb
FAMILY: GROSSULARIACEAE
Ribes indecorum White flowering currant native Shrub
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia flowered gooseberry native Shrub
FAMILY: IRIDACEAE
Sisyrinchium bellum Blue eyed grass native Perennial herb
FAMILY: JUNCACEAE
Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii Wire grass native Perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous)
Juncus mexicanus Mexican rush native Perennial grasslike herb
Juncus xiphioides Iris leaved rush native Perennial grasslike herb
FAMILY: LAMIACEAE
Marrubium vulgare White horehound invasive non-native Perennial herb
Salvia apiana White sage native Shrub
Salvia mellifera Black sage native Shrub
Stachys rigida var. rigida Rough hedgenettle native Perennial herb
FAMILY: LILIACEAE
Calochortus splendens Splendid mariposa native Perennial herb
FAMILY: MALVACEAE
Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. fasciculatus Chaparral bush mallow native Shrub
FAMILY: MONTIACEAE
Claytonia perfoliata ssp. mexicana Southern miner's lettuce native Annual herb
FAMILY: MYRSINACEAE
Anagallis arvensis
 (currently Lysimachia arvensis)
Scarlet pimpernel non-native Annual herb
FAMILY: NYCTAGINACEAE
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia California four o'clock native Perennial herb
FAMILY: ONAGRACEAE
Epilobium canum ssp. canum California fuchsia native Perennial herb
Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima Evening primrose native Perennial herb
FAMILY: PAPAVERACEAE
Eschscholzia californica California poppy native Annual, Perennial herb
FAMILY: PHRYMACEAE
Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus Sticky monkeyflower native Shrub
FAMILY: PLANTAGINACEAE
Antirrhinum nuttallianum ssp. nuttallianum Nuttall's snapdragon native Annual, Perennial herb
Kickxia elatine Sharp point fluellin non-native Perennial herb
Plantago erecta California plantain native Annual herb
Plantago major Common plantain non-native Perennial herb
FAMILY: PLATANACEAE
Platanus racemosa California sycamore native Tree
FAMILY: POACEAE
Avena barbata Slim oat invasive non-native Annual, Perennial grass
Avena fatua Wildoats invasive non-native Annual grass
Bothriochloa barbinodis Beard grass native Perennial grass
Brachypodium distachyon Purple false brome invasive non-native Annual, Perennial grass
Bromus diandrus Ripgut brome invasive non-native Annual grass
Bromus hordeaceus Soft chess invasive non-native Annual grass
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens Foxtail brome invasive non-native Annual grass
Bromus sterilis Sterile brome non-native Annual grass
Cortaderia jubata Andean pampas grass invasive non-native Perennial grass
Distichlis spicata Salt grass native Perennial grass
Ehrharta erecta Upright veldt grass invasive non-native Perennial grass
Festuca bromoides Brome fescue non-native Annual grass
Festuca myuros Rattail sixweeks grass invasive non-native Annual grass
Lamarckia aurea Goldentop non-native Annual grass
Muhlenbergia rigens Deergrass native Perennial grass
Pennisetum setaceum Fountaingrass invasive non-native Perennial grass
Schismus barbatus Old han schismus invasive non-native Annual grass
Stipa miliacea var. miliacea Smilo grass non-native Perennial grass
FAMILY: POLYGONACEAE
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum California buckwheat native Shrub
Pterostegia drymarioides Fairy mist native Annual herb
Rumex conglomeratus Green dock non-native Perennial herb
Rumex crispus Curly dock invasive non-native Perennial herb
FAMILY: POLYPODIACEAE
Polypodium californicum California polypody native Fern
FAMILY: PTERIDACEAE
Adiantum jordanii California maidenhair fern native Fern
Cheilanthes newberryi
 (currently Myriopteris newberryi)
Newberry's lip fern native Fern
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis Gold back fern native Fern
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa Sticky gold back fern native Fern
FAMILY: RANUNCULACEAE
Clematis pauciflora Virgin's bower native Perennial herb, Vine
Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum Torrey's meadow rue native Perennial herb
FAMILY: RHAMNACEAE
Adolphia californica California adolphia native Shrub
Rhamnus crocea Redberry native Shrub
FAMILY: ROSACEAE
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon native Shrub
Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia Holly leaf cherry native Tree, Shrub
FAMILY: RUBIACEAE
Galium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Narrow leaved bedstraw native Perennial herb
Galium aparine Cleavers native Annual herb
FAMILY: SALICACEAE
Salix gooddingii Gooding's willow native Tree
Salix laevigata Polished willow native Tree
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo willow native Tree, Shrub
FAMILY: SAPINDACEAE
Koelreuteria bipinnata Goldenrain tree non-native Tree
FAMILY: SAURURACEAE
Anemopsis californica Yerba mansa native Perennial herb
FAMILY: SAXIFRAGACEAE
Jepsonia parryi Parry's jepsonia native Perennial herb
FAMILY: SCROPHULARIACEAE
Scrophularia californica California bee plant native Perennial herb
FAMILY: SELAGINELLACEAE
Selaginella bigelovii Bigelow's moss fern native Fern (mosslike)
Selaginella cinerascens Ashy spike moss native Fern (rhizomatous)
FAMILY: SOLANACEAE
Nicotiana glauca Tree tobacco invasive non-native Tree, Shrub
Solanum parishii Parish's purple nightshade native Shrub
FAMILY: TAMARICACEAE
Tamarix ramosissima Tamarisk invasive non-native Tree, Shrub
FAMILY: THEMIDACEAE
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum Wild hyacinth native Perennial herb
FAMILY: THEOPHRASTACEAE
Samolus parviflorus Water pimpernel native Perennial herb
FAMILY: TROPAEOLACEAE
Tropaeolum majus Garden nasturtium invasive non-native Annual herb, Vine
FAMILY: TYPHACEAE
Typha domingensis Cattail native Perennial herb
FAMILY: URTICACEAE
Urtica urens Annual stinging nettle non-native Annual herb
FAMILY: VISCACEAE
Phoradendron serotinum ssp. macrophyllum
 (currently Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. macrophyllum)
Big leaf mistletoe native Shrub (parasitic)