logo Calflora  Illustrated Plant List 

This list is from the Xerces Society (February 2019), and is for all of California.
Use What Grows Here? to find those that grow wild in a particular region.
58 PLANTS
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Abronia latifolia    Coastal sand verbena,  Sand verbena,  Yellow sand verbena
native
Perennial herb

NYCTAGINACEAE

Abronia latifolia
2016 Steve Matson
Abronia latifolia
2016 Steve Matson
Abronia latifolia
2016 Steve Matson

Aesculus californica    Buckeye,  California buckeye,  California horse chestnut
native
Tree

SAPINDACEAE

Aesculus californica
2011 Steve Matson
Aesculus californica
2011 Steve Matson
Aesculus californica
2019 Verna Jigour

Agastache urticifolia    Horse mint,  Horsemint giant hyssop,  Nettle leaf giant hyssop
native
Perennial herb

LAMIACEAE

Agastache urticifolia
2020 Bob Sweatt
Agastache urticifolia
2010 Gerald Carr
Agastache urticifolia
2010 Gerald Carr

Anaphalis margaritacea    Pearly everlasting
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Anaphalis margaritacea
2020 Bob Sweatt
Anaphalis margaritacea
2021 Ken Lunders
Anaphalis margaritacea
2014 James Gonsman

Apocynum cannabinum    Indian hemp,  Indianhemp dogbane,  HEMP DOGBANE
native
Perennial herb

APOCYNACEAE

Apocynum cannabinum
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Apocynum cannabinum
2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Apocynum cannabinum
2021 Mike Russler

Baccharis pilularis    Coyote brush,  Dwarf chaparral broom
native
Shrub

ASTERACEAE

Baccharis pilularis
2022 Ryan O'Dell
Baccharis pilularis
2021 Ron Vanderhoff: Staminate and pistillate plants in flower.
Baccharis pilularis
2018 Cynthia Powell

Baccharis salicifolia    Mule fat., seep willow,  Mule's fat,  Mulefat
native
Shrub

ASTERACEAE

Baccharis salicifolia
2023 Julia Markey
Baccharis salicifolia
2020 Aaron Echols
Baccharis salicifolia
2023 Julia Markey

Baccharis sarothroides    Desertbroom baccharis
native
Shrub

ASTERACEAE

Baccharis sarothroides
2022 Ron Vanderhoff
Baccharis sarothroides
2022 Ron Vanderhoff
Baccharis sarothroides
2022 Ron Vanderhoff

Berberis aquifolium    Mountain grape,  Mountaingrape,  Oregon grape
native
Shrub

BERBERIDACEAE

Berberis aquifolium
2022 Cara Wilcox
Berberis aquifolium
2021 Mike Russler
Berberis aquifolium
2021 Mike Russler

Bidens cernua    Nodding beggartick
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Bidens cernua
2008 Steve Matson
Bidens cernua
2008 Steve Matson
Bidens cernua
2008 Steve Matson

Bidens laevis    Bur marigold
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Bidens laevis
2020 Aaron Echols
Bidens laevis
2016 Barbara Boethling
Bidens laevis
2018 Ron Vanderhoff

Cephalanthus occidentalis    Common buttonbush
native
Shrub

RUBIACEAE

Cephalanthus occidentalis
2021 Mike Russler
Cephalanthus occidentalis
2017 Carl Bjork
Cephalanthus occidentalis
2017 Carl Bjork

Chilopsis linearis    Desert willow
native
Shrub

BIGNONIACEAE

Chilopsis linearis
2005 Deborah Dozier
Chilopsis linearis
2019 David Greenberger
Chilopsis linearis
2020 Deborah Dozier

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus    Green rabbitbrush,  Stickyleaf rabbitbrush,  Yellow rabbitbrush
native
Shrub

ASTERACEAE

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
2022 Steve Matson
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
2022 Steve Matson
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
2020 Cynthia Powell

Clematis ligusticifolia    Creek clematis,  Western white clematis,  Yerba de chiva
native
Perennial herb, Vine

RANUNCULACEAE

Clematis ligusticifolia
2018 Diane Etchison
Clematis ligusticifolia
2012 Steve Matson
Clematis ligusticifolia
2012 Steve Matson

Peritoma arborea    Bladderpod
native
Shrub

CLEOMACEAE

Peritoma arborea
2022 Steven M Norris
Peritoma arborea
2023 David Strauch
Peritoma arborea
2023 David Strauch

Dasiphora fruticosa    Shrubby cinquefoil
native
Shrub

ROSACEAE

Dasiphora fruticosa
2020 Bob Sweatt
Dasiphora fruticosa
2014 Steve Matson
Dasiphora fruticosa
2014 Steve Matson

Dichelostemma capitatum    Blue dicks
native
Perennial herb

THEMIDACEAE

Dichelostemma capitatum
2023 Steve Matson
Dichelostemma capitatum
2023 Steve Matson
Dichelostemma capitatum
2022 Steve Matson

Encelia californica    Bush sunflower,  California brittlebush,  California encelia
native
Shrub

ASTERACEAE

Encelia californica
2020 Aaron Echols
Encelia californica
2021 Mary Wloch
Encelia californica
2020 Diane Etchison

Ericameria nauseosa    Rubber rabbitbrush
native
Shrub

ASTERACEAE

Ericameria nauseosa
2018 Richard Spjut
Ericameria nauseosa
2010 Gerald Carr
Ericameria nauseosa
2010 Gerald Carr

Erigeron glaucus    Seaside daisy,  Seaside fleabane
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Erigeron glaucus
2023 Toni Corelli
Erigeron glaucus
2019 James Gonsman
Erigeron glaucus
2018 Asa B Spade

Eriodictyon angustifolium    Narrow leaved yerba santa,  Narrowleaf yerba santa
rare native
Shrub

NAMACEAE

Eriodictyon angustifolium
2020 David Greenberger
Eriodictyon angustifolium
2019 Catherine Capone
Eriodictyon angustifolium
2007 Trent M. Draper

Eriogonum umbellatum    Sulphur buckwheat,  Sulphur flower buckwheat
native
Perennial herb

POLYGONACEAE

Eriogonum umbellatum
2005 Steve Matson
Eriogonum umbellatum
2010 Steve Matson
Eriogonum umbellatum
2017 Steve Matson

Erysimum capitatum    Sanddune wallflower,  Western wallflower
native
Perennial herb

BRASSICACEAE

Erysimum capitatum
2018 Janith Johnson
Erysimum capitatum
2023 Julia Markey
Erysimum capitatum
2019 Diane Etchison

Erythranthe guttata    Seep monkey flower,  Yellow monkey flower
native
Annual, Perennial herb (rhizomatous)

PHRYMACEAE

Erythranthe guttata
2019 Stacie Wolny
Erythranthe guttata
2015 James Gonsman
Erythranthe guttata
2019 Stacie Wolny

Euthamia occidentalis    Western flat topped goldenrod,  Western goldenrod,  Western goldentop
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Euthamia occidentalis
2021 Steve Matson
Euthamia occidentalis
2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Euthamia occidentalis
2021 R.A. Chasey

Grindelia camporum    Common gumplant,  Great valley gumweed,  Gum plant
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Grindelia camporum
2023 R.A. Chasey
Grindelia camporum
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Grindelia camporum
2019 Ron Vanderhoff

Grindelia stricta    Coastal gumweed,  Gumweed,  Oregon gumweed
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Grindelia stricta
2015 Steve Matson
Grindelia stricta
2015 Steve Matson
Grindelia stricta
2015 Steve Matson

Helianthus annuus    Common sunflower,  Hairy leaved sunflower,  Sunflower
native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Helianthus annuus
2019 Bob Case
Helianthus annuus
2019 Bob Case
Helianthus annuus
2021 Mike Russler

Helianthus bolanderi    Bolander's sunflower,  Serpentine sunflower
native
Annual, Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Helianthus bolanderi
2013 Bob Case
Helianthus bolanderi
2022 Paul Watts
Helianthus bolanderi
2022 Alaine Arslan

Heteromeles arbutifolia    Christmas berry,  Toyon
native
Shrub

ROSACEAE

Heteromeles arbutifolia
2015 James Gonsman
Heteromeles arbutifolia
2017 Gary McDonald
Heteromeles arbutifolia
2017 Gary McDonald

Justicia californica    Beloperone,  Chuparosa
native
Shrub

ACANTHACEAE

Justicia californica
2020 David Greenberger
Justicia californica
2020 Diane Etchison
Justicia californica
2020 Matt Berger

Lobelia cardinalis    Cardinalflower
native
Perennial herb

CAMPANULACEAE

Lobelia cardinalis
2020 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen
Lobelia cardinalis
2012 John Rusk
Lobelia cardinalis
2020 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen

lobelia dunnii    Dunn's lobelia
native
Perennial herb

CAMPANULACEAE

lobelia dunnii
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
lobelia dunnii
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
lobelia dunnii
2017 Trevor Schalla

Monardella odoratissima    Desert mint,  Mountain monardella,  Coyote-Mint
native
Perennial herb

LAMIACEAE

Monardella odoratissima
2010 Steve Matson
Monardella odoratissima
2017 Steve Matson
Monardella odoratissima
2017 Steve Matson

Monardella villosa    Coyote mint
native
Perennial herb

LAMIACEAE

Monardella villosa
2020 Mary Sue Ittner
Monardella villosa
2019 Patrick Furtado
Monardella villosa
2019 Patricia Ashe

Penstemon speciosus    Royal beardtongue,  Royal penstemon,  Showy penstemon
native
Perennial herb

PLANTAGINACEAE

Penstemon speciosus
2023 Richard Dryden
Penstemon speciosus
2006 Keir Morse
Penstemon speciosus
2022 Julie A. Kierstead

Phacelia tanacetifolia    Lacy phacelia,  Tansy leafed phacelia
native
Annual herb

HYDROPHYLLACEAE

Phacelia tanacetifolia
2022 Mike Russler
Phacelia tanacetifolia
2024 Bob Steele
Phacelia tanacetifolia
2022 Charles Russell

Philadelphus lewisii    Lewis' mock orange,  Mock orange,  Wild mock orange
native
Shrub

HYDRANGEACEAE

Philadelphus lewisii
2016 Steve Matson
Philadelphus lewisii
2016 Steve Matson
Philadelphus lewisii
2022 John Rawlings

Prunus ilicifolia    Holly leaf cherry,  Holly leaved cherry,  Hollyleaf cherry
native
Tree, Shrub

ROSACEAE

Prunus ilicifolia
2022 David Strauch
Prunus ilicifolia
2019 Marisa Persaud
Prunus ilicifolia
2019 Bryant Baker

Prunus virginiana    Chokecherry
native
Tree, Shrub

ROSACEAE

Prunus virginiana
2005 Steve Matson
Prunus virginiana
2005 Steve Matson
Prunus virginiana
2021 Arlee Montalvo

Rhus integrifolia    Lemonade berry,  Lemonade sumac
native
Shrub

ANACARDIACEAE

Rhus integrifolia
2020 David Greenberger
Rhus integrifolia
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Rhus integrifolia
2024 Ron Vanderhoff

Rhus ovata    Sugar bush,  Sugar sumac
native
Shrub

ANACARDIACEAE

Rhus ovata
2020 Bryant Baker
Rhus ovata
2020 Bryant Baker
Rhus ovata
2019 Bryant Baker

Ribes aureum    Golden currant
native
Shrub

GROSSULARIACEAE

Ribes aureum
2004 Steve Matson
Ribes aureum
2004 Steve Matson
Ribes aureum
2004 Steve Matson

Salvia clevelandii    Cleveland sage,  Fragrant sage
native
Shrub

LAMIACEAE

Salvia clevelandii
2019 Diane Etchison
Salvia clevelandii
2022 Ron Vanderhoff
Salvia clevelandii
2022 Ron Vanderhoff

Salvia dorrii    Desert sage,  Dorr's sage,  Purple sage
native
Shrub

LAMIACEAE

Salvia dorrii
2006 Steve Matson
Salvia dorrii
2019 Wendy Walker
Salvia dorrii
2019 Wendy Walker

Salvia leucophylla    San luis purple sage
native
Shrub

LAMIACEAE

Salvia leucophylla
2015 Steven M Norris
Salvia leucophylla
2019 Janith Johnson
Salvia leucophylla
2018 Ron Vanderhoff

Salvia mellifera    Black sage
native
Shrub

LAMIACEAE

Salvia mellifera
2017 Steve Matson
Salvia mellifera
2022 Suzanne L. Weakley
Salvia mellifera
2019 Diane Etchison

Symphoricarpos albus    Common snowberry
native
Shrub

CAPRIFOLIACEAE

Symphoricarpos albus
2021 Suzanne L. Weakley
Symphoricarpos albus
2020 Bob Sweatt
Symphoricarpos albus
2007 Neal Kramer

Symphyotrichum chilense    California aster,  Pacific aster
native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Symphyotrichum chilense
2020 Suzanne L. Weakley
Symphyotrichum chilense
2013 Arcangelo Wessells
Symphyotrichum chilense
2018 Stacie Wolny

Trichostema lanatum    Woolly bluecurls
native
Shrub

LAMIACEAE

Trichostema lanatum
2022 Mike Russler
Trichostema lanatum
2019 Diane Etchison
Trichostema lanatum
2022 Mike Russler

Verbena lasiostachys    Common verbena,  Vervain,  Western verbena
native
Perennial herb

VERBENACEAE

Verbena lasiostachys
2010 Steve Matson
Verbena lasiostachys
2010 Steve Matson
Verbena lasiostachys
2010 Steve Matson