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Flora of Scotts Creek Watershed


     

130 Plants in the Featured List

Leaf Acer macrophyllum
Aceraceae
Bigleaf Maple

Growth Acer negundo var. californicum
Aceraceae
California Box Elder

Growth Form Actaea rubra
Ranunculaceae
Red Baneberry

Growth Form Adenocaulon bicolor
Asteraceae
American Trailplant

By Stream Adiantum aleuticum
Pteridaceae
Five-finger Fern

Fern Adiantum jordanii
Pteridaceae
California Maidenhair Fern

Leaf Form Aesculus californica
Hippocastanaceae
California Buckeye

In Seed Agoseris grandiflora
Asteraceae
California Dandelion

Inflorescence Agrostis blasdalei
Poaceae
Blasdale's Bent Grass

Growth Form Allium triquetrum
Liliaceae
Threecorner Leek

Leaves Alnus rubra
Betulaceae
Red Alder

Columbine Aquilegia formosa
Ranunculaceae
Western Columbine

Flowers Aralia californica
Araliaceae
California Spikenard

Tree Arbutus menziesii
Ericaceae
Pacific Madrone

Bush Artemisia californica
Asteraceae
California Coastal Sagebrush

Mugwort Artemisia douglasiana
Asteraceae
California Mugwort

Clump Asarum caudatum
Aristolochiaceae
Wild Ginger

Large Fern Athyrium filix-femina ssp. cyclosorum
Dryopteridaceae
Ladyfern

Single Plant Atriplex triangularis
Chenopodiaceae
Spear-leaved Saltbrush

Growth Form Baccharis douglasii
Asteraceae
Saltmarsh Baccharis

Bush Baccharis pilularis
Asteraceae
Coyote Brush

Grass Head Briza maxima
Poaceae
Rattlesnake Grass

Grass Heads Bromus madritensis
Poaceae
Foxtail Brome

Inflorescence Bromus vulgaris
Poaceae
Common Brome

Growth Form Calamagrostis nutkaensis
Poaceae
Pacific Reedgrass

Branchlets Calocedrus decurrens
Cupressaceae
Incense Cedar

Flower And Leaf Calystegia purpurata ssp. purpurata
Convolvulaceae
Wild Morning Glory

Growth Form Campanula prenanthoides
Campanulaceae
California Harebell

Full Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Rhamnaceae
Blue Blossom Ceanothus

Whole Centaurium davyi
Gentianaceae
Davy's Centaury

Flower Head Cirsium vulgare
Asteraceae
Bull Thistle

Flowers Closeup Claytonia sibirica
Portulacaceae
Indian Lettuce

Leaves Clematis lasiantha
Ranunculaceae
Pipestem Clematis

Full Growth Conium maculatum
Apiaceae
Poison-Hemlock

Growth Form Corallorhiza striata
Orchidaceae
Striped Coral Root

Whole Cornus sericea
Cornaceae
Creek Dogwood

Growth Form Corylus cornuta var. californica
Betulaceae
California Hazelnut

Closeup Cotula coronopifolia
Asteraceae
Brassbuttons

Growth Form Cynoglossum grande
Boraginaceae
Western Hound's Tongue

Sedge Cyperus eragrostis
Cyperaceae
Tall Flatsedge

Branch In Flower Dendromecon rigida
Papaveraceae
Bush Poppy

Growth Form Dicentra formosa
Papaveraceae
Pacific Bleeding Heart

Growth Form Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
Liliaceae
Bluedicks

Leaf Upperside Disporum hookeri
Liliaceae
Hooker's Fairy Bell

Growth Form Distichlis spicata
Poaceae
Saltgrass

Flower2 Epipactis helleborine
Orchidaceae
Broadleaf Helleborine

Flower Leaves Erigeron foliosus var. hartwegii
Asteraceae
Hartweg's Fleabane

Bush Eriodictyon californicum
Hydrophyllaceae
California Yerba Santa

Many Eriophyllum staechadifolium
Asteraceae
Seaside Golden Yarrow

Growth Form Eschscholzia californica
Papaveraceae
California Poppy

Growth Form Fragaria vesca
Rosaceae
Wood Strawberry

Flowers Leaves Gaultheria shallon
Ericaceae
Salal

Growth Form Gnaphalium californicum
Asteraceae
California Everlasting

Full Growth Heracleum lanatum
Apiaceae
Cow Parsnip

Shrub Heteromeles arbutifolia
Rosaceae
Toyon

Vanillagrass1 Hierochloe occidentalis
Poaceae
California Vanilla Grass

Leaf Holodiscus discolor
Rosaceae
Oceanspray

Leaves Iris douglasiana
Iridaceae
Douglas' Iris

In Flower Iris fernaldii
Iridaceae
Fernald's Iris

Individual Jaumea carnosa
Asteraceae
Marsh Jaumea

Clumping Juncus breweri
Juncaceae
Brewer's Rush

Flowering Juncus bufonius
Juncaceae
Toad Rush

Field2 Leymus triticoides
Poaceae
Beardless Wildrye

Young Growth Lithocarpus densiflorus
Fagaceae
Tanoak

Flowers Leaves Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans
Caprifoliaceae
Pink Honeysuckle

Flowers Lupinus arboreus x formosus hybrids
Fabaceae

Bush Lupinus formosus
Fabaceae
Summer Lupine

Growth Form1 Madia sativa
Asteraceae
Coast Tarweed

Growth Mimulus aurantiacus ssp. aurantiacus
Phrymaceae
California Sticky Monkey Flower

Growth Form Mimulus moschatus
Phrymaceae
Musk Monkey Flower

Leaves Morella californica
Myricaceae
Wax-myrtle

Growth Form Myosotis latifolia
Boraginaceae
Broadleaf Forget-Me-Not

Leaves Oemleria cerasiformis
Rosaceae
Oso Berry

Leaves And Flowers Oenanthe sarmentosa
Apiaceae
Water Parsely

Flowers Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
Onagraceae
Hooker's Evening-primrose

In Flower Orobanche fasciculata
Orobanchaceae
Clustered Broomrape

Growth Form Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa
Oxalidaceae
Hairy Wood-sorrel

Plant Oxalis oregana
Oxalidaceae
Redwood Sorrel

Growth Form Pellaea andromedifolia
Pteridaceae
Coffee Fern

Grouping Pentagramma triangularis
Pteridaceae
Goldback Fern

Clumping Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
Asteraceae
Western Coltsfoot

Growth Form Pinus attenuata
Pinaceae
Knobcone Pine

Full Tree Pinus radiata
Pinaceae
Monterey Pine

Flowering Spike1 Piperia elegans
Orchidaceae
Elegant Rein Orchid

Growth Form Piperia michaelii
Orchidaceae
Michael's Piperia

Growth Form Plantago coronopus
Plantaginaceae
Buckhorn Plantain

Closeup Polypogon monspeliensis
Poaceae
Rabbitfoot Grass

Full Polystichum munitum
Dryopteridaceae
Western Sword Fern

Flower Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica
Rosaceae
Silverweed

Tree Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii
Pinaceae
Douglas Fir

Growth Form Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
Dennstaedtiaceae
Western Bracken Fern

Full Quercus agrifolia
Fagaceae
Coast Live Oak

Flowers1 Raphanus raphanistrum
Brassicaceae
Wild Radish

Bush Rhamnus californica ssp. californica
Rhamnaceae
California Coffeeberry

Fruit Ribes menziesii
Grossulariaceae
Canyon Gooseberry

Flower Closeup Rosa californica
Rosaceae
California Wildrose

Flower And Leaves Rosa gymnocarpa
Rosaceae
Wood Rose

Growth Form Rubus leucodermis
Rosaceae
Western Raspberry

Growth Form Rubus parviflorus
Rosaceae
Western Thimbleberry

Growth Form Rubus ursinus
Rosaceae
California Blackberry

Leaf Upper Salix lasiolepis
Salicaceae
Arroyo Willow

Leaf Upper Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Salicaceae
Yellow Willow

Carpet Growth Satureja douglasii
Lamiaceae
Yerba Buena

Flower Schoenoplectus americanus
Cyperaceae
American Bulrush

Stand1 Schoenoplectus californicus
Cyperaceae
California Bulrush

Growth Form Scirpus microcarpus
Cyperaceae
Panicled Bulrush

Growth Form Scoliopus bigelovii
Liliaceae
California Fetid Adderstongue

Stand Sequoia sempervirens
Taxodiaceae
California Coast Redwood

Flowers Silene gallica
Caryophyllaceae
Windmill Pink

Growth Form Silene verecunda ssp. verecunda
Caryophyllaceae
San Francisco Campion

Leaves Solanum douglasii
Solanaceae
Douglas' Nightshade

Flowers Solidago canadensis ssp. elongata
Asteraceae
Meadow Goldenrod

Growth Form Stachys bullata
Lamiaceae
California Hedgenettle

Seed Head Stebbinsoseris decipiens
Asteraceae
Santa Cruz Silverpuffs

Leaves Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus
Caprifoliaceae
Common Snowberry

Growth Form Symphoricarpos mollis
Caprifoliaceae
Creeping Snowberry

Leaflets Thalictrum fendleri var. fendleri
Ranunculaceae
Fendler's Meadow-rue

At College Station Torreya californica
Taxaceae
California Nutmeg

Leaves Toxicodendron diversilobum
Anacardiaceae
Pacific Poison Oak

Leaves Trientalis latifolia
Primulaceae
Star-flower

Sideview Trillium chloropetalum
Liliaceae
Giant Wake Robin

Side View Trillium ovatum
Liliaceae
Wake-robin

Flower Closeup Triteleia laxa
Liliaceae
Ithuriel's Spear

Growth Form Typha latifolia
Typhaceae
Cattail

Tree1 Umbellularia californica
Lauraceae
California Bay

Growth Form Urtica dioica
Urticaceae
Stinging Nettle

Branch Vaccinium ovatum
Ericaceae
California Huckleberry

Growth Form Viola ocellata
Violaceae
Western Heart's Ease

Full Fern Woodwardia fimbriata
Blechnaceae
Western Chain Fern

Growth Form Zigadenus fremontii
Liliaceae
Death Camas