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Family Asteraceae (radiate) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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Bachelor's Button *
Centaurea cyanus


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: garden cornflower.
Generic common name: KNAPWEED, STAR-THISTLE.

Malibu Creek State Park: Cistern Trail, chaparral, June 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

Cultivar probably deliberately distributed by hikers. This flower structure is actually radiant, rather than radiate.
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Woolly Aster
Corethrogyne filaginifolia

TJM1: Lessingia filaginifolia.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: cudweed aster, common California aster, California aster, common sandaster, cud-aster.
Generic common name: LESSINGIA, CALIFORNIA-ASTER, SAND-ASTER.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, chaparral, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

This name refers to a complex group that has been recently simplified through consolidation.
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Trailing African Daisy *
Dimorphotheca fruticosa

Other scientific names: Osteospermum fruticosum, Osteospermum ecklonis.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: osteospermum.
Generic common name: DAISYBUSH, AFRICAN DAISY.

Thousand Oaks: road margin near Wildwood Park, March 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

In TJM1 the genus Osteospermum, had only O. ecklonis listed.
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Fleabane Aster
Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: leafy fleabane, thread stemmed fleabane.
Generic common name: FLEABANE DAISY, FLEABANE.

Malibu Creek State Park: Mott Road, disturbed grassland, June 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Lance-Leaved Aster
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hesperium

TJM1: Aster lanceolatus ssp. hesperius.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: white-panicled aster.
Generic common name: ASTER.

Paramount Ranch: Medea Creek Trail, riparian woodland, Oct 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Slim Aster
Symphyotrichum subulatum var. parviflorum

TJM1: Aster subulatus var. ligulatus.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: annual water aster, southwestern annual saltmarsh aster.
Generic common name: ASTER.

Camarillo agricultural fields: bank of Calleguas Creek, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer.

Has been listed as a perennial by some references.
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Family Asteraceae (ray) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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Chicory *
Cichorium intybus


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: CHICORY.

Rocky Oaks: Rocky Oaks Loop Trail, valley grassland, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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San Diego Milk-aster
Stephanomeria diegensis


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: wreathplant, San Diego wirelettuce.
Generic common name: WIRELETTUCE.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, oak woodland, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer, Fall.
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Whiteplume Wirelettuce
Stephanomeria exigua ssp. coronaria


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: small-crown wirelettuce.
Generic common name: WIRELETTUCE.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Near Equestrian parking lot, disturbed grassland, June 2005.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer, Fall.
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Twiggy Wreath Plant
Stephanomeria virgata


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: virgate stephanomeria, tall stephanomeria, rod wirelettuce.
Generic common name: WIRELETTUCE.

Circle X Ranch: Flagpole Overlook, sage scrub, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer, Fall.
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Oyster Plant *
Tragopogon porrifolius


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: salsify.
Generic common name: GOAT'S BEARD.

Tapia Park: disturbed grassland, April 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Family Campanulaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Campanulales)

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Southern Blue-cup
Githopsis diffusa


Family: Campanulaceae (BELLFLOWER).
Other common names: San Gabriel bluecup.
Generic common name: BLUECUP.

NPS lands west of Malibu State Park: oak woodland, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

This collection of images likely has both G. diffusa ssp. diffusa and ssp. robusta.
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Rareflower Heterocodon
Heterocodon rariflorum


Family: Campanulaceae (BELLFLOWER).
Other common names: few-flowered heterocodon, western pearlflower.
Generic common name: HETEROCODON.

Castro Crest: Backbone Trail, riparian woodland, May 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

I have yet to catch its tiny blue flowers (a "rare" event.) Often cleistogamous (i.e., flowers do not open).
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Rothrock's Lobelia
Lobelia dunnii var. serrata


Family: Campanulaceae (BELLFLOWER).
Other common names: Dunn's lobelia.
Generic common name: LOBELIA.

Circle X Ranch: riparian woodland, July 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Little Venus' Looking-glass
Triodanis biflora


Family: Campanulaceae (BELLFLOWER).
Other common names: small Venus' looking glass.
Generic common name: VENUS LOOKING-GLASS.

Castro Crest: Backbone Trail, oak woodland, April 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Green, Blue, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Family Valerianaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Dipsacales)

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Long-spurred Plectritic
Plectritis ciliosa


Family: Valerianaceae (VALERIAN).
Other common names: longspur seablush.
Generic common name: SEABLUSH.

Malibu Creek State Park: valley grassland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Family Apocynaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Gentianales)

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Periwinkle *
Vinca major


Family: Apocynaceae (DOGBANE).
Other common names: bigleaf periwinkle, greater periwinkle.
Generic common name: PERIWINKLE.

Backbone Trail between Zuma Ridge Trail and Kanan Trailhead: riparian woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Boraginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Lamiales)

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Common Borage *
Borago officinalis


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE).
Generic common name: BORAGE.

Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch: grassy disturbed area not far from the entrance road, June 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.

Escaped or possibly deliberately spread cultivar.
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Pride Of Madeira *
Echium candicans


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE).
Generic common name: VIPER'S BUGLOSS.

Disturbed Roadside near Malibu Lagoon: riparian woodland, Feb 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Yerba Santa
Eriodictyon crassifolium var. nigrescens


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: bicolored yerba santa, felt leaved Yerba Santa.
Generic common name: YERBA SANTA.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Wild Heliotrope
Heliotropium curassavicum var. oculatum

TJM1: Heliotropium curassavicum.

Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE).
Other common names: salt heliotrope, Chinese parsley, seaside heliotrope.
Generic common name: HELIOTROPE.

Point Mugu State Park: Big Sycamore Canyon Trail, oak woodland, July 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Baby Blue-eyes
Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Generic common name: BABY BLUE EYES.

Stunt Ranch: Stunt High Trail, riparian woodland, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Yellow-throated Phacelia
Phacelia brachyloba


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: shortlobe phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Circle X Ranch: New Backbone Trail, chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Fern-leaf Phacelia
Phacelia distans


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: wild heliotrope, common phacelia, distant phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Backbone Trail between Latigo and Corral Trailheads: oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Large-flowered Phacelia
Phacelia grandiflora


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: bee phacelia, giant flowered phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Mulholland Highway shoulder: chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Hubbyís Phacelia
Phacelia hubbyi

TJM1: Phacelia cicutaria var. hubbyi.

Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: caterpillar phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Cheeseboro Ridge Trail, valley grassland, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 4.2.
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California Bells
Phacelia minor


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: California bluebell, wild Canterbury bells.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Thousand Oaks: disturbed oak woodland, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Parry's Phacelia
Phacelia parryi


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Branching Phacelia
Phacelia ramosissima


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Circle X Ranch: Sandstone Peak Trail, oak woodland, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Fern-leaf Phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: tansy leafed phacelia, lacy phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

May 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Photographed out of range.
If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Sticky Phacelia
Phacelia viscida


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: tacky phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Backbone Trail between Trippet Ranch and Will Rogers State Parks: chaparral, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Fiesta Flower
Pholistoma auritum var. auritum


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: desert christmas tree, scaly stemmed sand plant, desert pholisma.
Generic common name: FIESTAFLOWER.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Caracus Wigandia *
Wigandia urens var. caracasana

TJM1: Not Listed.
TJM2: Not Listed.

Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE).
Generic common name: WIGANDIA.

Solstice Canyon: Solstice Canyon Trail, riparian woodland at the Tropical Terrace, June 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.

A cultivated species occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Family Lamiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Lamiales)

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Henbit *
Lamium amplexicaule


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Other common names: henbit deadnettle, dead nettle, giraffe's head.
Generic common name: DEAD NETTLE.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, chaparral Feb 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Peppermint *
Mentha ◊ piperita


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: MINT.

Malibu Creek streamside: riparian woodland, near Rindge dam, Oct 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Blue, Small, Medium, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Pennyroyal *
Mentha pulegium


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: MINT.

Lake Sherwood: shore margin: Sept 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Spearmint *
Mentha spicata


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: MINT.

Zuma/Trancas Canyons: Upper Zuma Canyon, streamside, September 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Thickleaf Monardella
Monardella hypoleuca ssp. hypoleuca


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Other common names: white leaf monardella.
Generic common name: MONARDELLA, BEE BALM.

Santa Ynez Canyon: Santa Ynez Canyon Trail, oak woodland, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Chia
Salvia columbariae


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: SAGE.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, chaparral, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Other common names: San Luis purple sage.
Generic common name: SAGE.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, sage brush, May 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Black Sage
Salvia mellifera


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: SAGE.

Circle X Ranch: group campground access road shoulder, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Skullcap
Scutellaria tuberosa


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Other common names: common skullcap, Danny's skullcap.
Generic common name: SKULLCAP.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Hedge-nettle
Stachys bullata


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Other common names: California hedgenettle, wood mint.
Generic common name: HEDGE NETTLE.

Circle X Ranch: New Backbone Trail, chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Woolly Blue-curls
Trichostema lanatum


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: BLUECURLS.

Circle X Ranch: Sandstone Peak Trail, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Vinegar Weed
Trichostema lanceolatum


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: BLUECURLS.

Triunfo Canyon Park: sage scrub, July 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer.

If touched it leaves a very strong sour odor on the hands.
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Family Verbenaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Lamiales)

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Weeping Lantana *
Lantana montevidensis


Family: Verbenaceae (VERVAIN).
Other common names: trailing shrubverbena, trailing lantana.
Generic common name: LANTANA.

Disturbed roadsides and waste areas, Feb 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Bigbract Verbena
Verbena bracteata


Family: Verbenaceae (VERVAIN).
Other common names: bracted verbena, prostrate vervain.
Generic common name: VERVAIN.

Day Canyon: drying bottom and margin of an ephemeral pool, July 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Common Vervain
Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida


Family: Verbenaceae (VERVAIN).
Other common names: vervain, common verbena, western verbena.
Generic common name: VERVAIN.

Point Mugu State Park: Big Sycamore Canyon Trail, oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Moss Verbena *
Verbena pulchella

TJM1: Verbena tenuisecta.
Other scientific names: Glandularia pulchella.

Family: Verbenaceae (VERVAIN).
Generic common name: VERVAIN.

Oakbrook Community Park: Albertson Motorway, chaparral, disturbed road margin, May 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.

A cultivated species occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Family Plantaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Plantaginales)

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Twining Snapdragon
Antirrhinum kelloggii

FNA: Neogaerrhinum strictum.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: Kellogg's snapdragon, climbing snapdragon, lax snapdragon.
Generic common name: SNAPDRAGON.

Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, sage scrub, Feb 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Violet Snapdragon
Antirrhinum nuttallianum

FNA: Sairocarpus nuttallianus.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: Nuttall's snapdragon.
Generic common name: SNAPDRAGON.

Backbone Trail between Mulholland Hwy and Encinal Cyn Road: chaparral (recently disturbed trailside), March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla var. heterophylla

TJM1: Collinsia heterophylla.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: purple Chinese houses.
Generic common name: BLUE EYED MARY.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Blue-eyed Mary
Collinsia parryi


Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: Parry's blue eyed Mary, Parry's collinsia.
Generic common name: BLUE EYED MARY.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Sheep Corral Trail, burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Fluellin *
Kickxia elatine


Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: sharpleaf cancerwort, sharp leaved fluellin, sharp point fluellin.
Generic common name: FLUELLIN, CANCERWORT.

Mulholland Highway: disturbed margin, June 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Red, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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Morrocan Toadflax
Linaria maroccana


Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN).
Generic common name: TOADFLAX.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, thin soiled grassland, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Garden escapee, probably deliberately spread by hikers.
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Blue Toadflax
Nuttallanthus texanus

TJM1: Linaria canadensis.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: toadflax.
Generic common name: TOADFLAX.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: China Flat Trail, burned chaparral, March 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus var. australis


Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: bunchleaf penstemon.
Generic common name: BEARDTONGUE, PENSTEMON.

Westlake Blvd. shoulder: oak woodland, May 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Notable Penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis var. subviscosus

TJM1: Penstemon spectabilis var. subviscosis.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: showy penstemon.
Generic common name: BEARDTONGUE, PENSTEMON.

Backbone Trail between Trippet Ranch and Will Rogers State Parks: chaparral, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Water Speedwell *
Veronica anagallis-aquatica


Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Generic common name: SPEEDWELL, BROOKLIME.

Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, riparian woodland, May 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Persian Speedwell *
Veronica persica


Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: birdeye speedwell.
Generic common name: SPEEDWELL, BROOKLIME.

Soka University: May 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Small, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Thymeleaf Speedwell
Veronica serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia

TJM1: Veronica serpyllifolia.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Generic common name: SPEEDWELL, BROOKLIME.

Paramount Ranch: sheltered margin of irrigated lawn, May 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

The ssp. listed in TMJ2 does not seem to be a good fit to our plants. See the comment in the ANF description.
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Family Orobanchaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Scrophulariales)

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Purple Owl's Clover
Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta


Family: Orobanchaceae (BROOMRAPE), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: exserted Indian paintbrush.
Generic common name: INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, OWL'S-CLOVER.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Oneflowered Broomrape
Orobanche uniflora


Family: Orobanchaceae (BROOMRAPE).
Other common names: naked broom rape, broomrape.
Generic common name: BROOM-RAPE.

Malibu Creek State Park: valley grassland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Convolvulaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Solanales)

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Morning Glory *
Ipomoea indica

TJM1: Ipomoea mutabilis.

Family: Convolvulaceae (MORNING-GLORY).
Other common names: ocean blue morning glory, ipomoea, garden morning-glory.
Generic common name: MORNING-GLORY.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: access road, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

A cultivated species occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Family Polemoniaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Solanales)

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Perennial Wool Star
Eriastrum densifolium ssp. elongatum


Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: shrubby eriastrum, giant woollystar, giant eriastrum.
Generic common name: WOOLLYSTAR.

Backbone Trail between Latigo and Corral Trailheads: sage scrub, July 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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Sapphire Wool Star
Eriastrum sapphirinum


Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: sapphire eriastrum.
Generic common name: WOOLLYSTAR.

Triunfo Canyon Park: Pentachaeta Trail, coastal sage scrub, July 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Angel's Gilia
Gilia angelensis


Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: chaparral gilia.
Generic common name: GILIA.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: China Flat Trail, burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Globe Gilia
Gilia capitata ssp. abrotanifolia


Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: bluehead gilia, blue field gilia.
Generic common name: GILIA.

Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Purplespot Gilia
Gilia clivorum


Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: many stemmed gilia.
Generic common name: GILIA.

Peter Strauss Ranch: disturbed area adjacent to the lawn, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Downy Navarretia
Navarretia mitracarpa

TJM1: Navarretia jaredii.
Other scientific names: Navarretia pubescens, Navarretia ojaiensis.

Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: mitre-fruited navarretia, downy pincushionplant, purple navarretia, Paso Robles navarretia.
Generic common name: PINCUSHIONPLANT.

Paramount Ranch: Medea Creek Trail, valley grassland, June 2007.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

The nomenclature of this Navarretia complex is currently in flux. See note in ANF.
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Splendid Gilia
Saltugilia splendens ssp. splendens

TJM1: Gilia splendens ssp. splendens.

Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: woodland gilia, grand gilia.
Generic common name: SALTUGILIA.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Sheep Corral Trail, burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Solanaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Solanales)

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Datura
Datura wrightii


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Other common names: sacred thorn-apple, toluaca, toloache, western Jimsonweed, hairy thorn-apple, devils trumpet.
Generic common name: JIMSON WEED, THORN-APPLE.

Mulholland Highway roadside: chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Silverleaf Nettle *
Solanum elaeagnifolium


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Other common names: white horse-nettle, silverleaf nightshade.
Generic common name: NIGHTSHADE.

Malibu Creek State Park: Las Virgenes Trail, disturbed grassland, July 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: NOXIOUS WEED status.
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Lanceleaf Nightshade *
Solanum lanceolatum


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Other common names: orangeberry nightshade.
Generic common name: NIGHTSHADE.

Infrequently escaped cultivar of disturbed spaces, April 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status.
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Purple Nightshade
Solanum xanti


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Other common names: chaparral nightshade.
Generic common name: NIGHTSHADE.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, oak woodland, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Aizoaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Baby Sun-rose *
Aptenia cordifolia


Family: Aizoaceae (FIG-MARIGOLD).
Other common names: ice plant.
Generic common name: APTENIA.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: disturbed area near landscaping, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.

A cultivated species occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Family Caryophyllaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Salt-marsh Sand Spurry
Spergularia marina


Family: Caryophyllaceae (PINK, CARNATION).
Generic common name: SAND-SPURREY.

Oxnard Ecological Preserve: salt flat, March 2009.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Family Nyctaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Wishbone Bush
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia

TJM1: Mirabilis californica.

Family: Nyctaginaceae (FOUR O'CLOCK).
Other common names: California four o'clock, desert wishbone-bush.
Generic common name: FOUR O'CLOCK.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, chaparral, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Plumbaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Plumbaginales)

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Western Marsh-rosemary
Limonium californicum


Family: Plumbaginaceae (LEADWORT).
Other common names: California Sea-lavender, marsh rosemary, sea lavender.
Generic common name: SEA-LAVENDER, MARSH-ROSEMARY.

Mugu Lagoon, coastal salt marsh, July 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Sea-Lavender *
Limonium perezii


Family: Plumbaginaceae (LEADWORT).
Other common names: Perez's sea lavender, Canarian sea lavender.
Generic common name: SEA-LAVENDER, MARSH-ROSEMARY.

Point Dume: PCH disturbed road margin, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Cultivar occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Wavyleaf Sea Lavender *
Limonium sinuatum


Family: Plumbaginaceae (LEADWORT).
Other common names: statice.
Generic common name: SEA-LAVENDER, MARSH-ROSEMARY.

Malibu: PCH disturbed road margin, Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Cultivar occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Family Geraniaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Geraniales)

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Long-beaked Filaree *
Erodium botrys


Family: Geraniaceae (GERANIUM).
Other common names: longbeak stork's bill, big heron bill.
Generic common name: STORKSBILL, FILAREE.

Backbone Trail between Latigo and Corral Trailheads, riparian woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Red-stem Filaree *
Erodium cicutarium


Family: Geraniaceae (GERANIUM).
Other common names: redstem stork's bill.
Generic common name: STORKSBILL, FILAREE.

Circle X Ranch: group campground access road shoulder, sage scrub, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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White-stem Filaree *
Erodium moschatum


Family: Geraniaceae (GERANIUM).
Other common names: musky stork's bill.
Generic common name: STORKSBILL, FILAREE.

Circle X Ranch: group campground access road shoulder, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Lythraceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Myrtales)

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California Loosestrife
Lythrum californicum


Family: Lythraceae (LOOSESTRIFE).
Other common names: common loosestrife, hierba del cancer.
Generic common name: LOOSESTRIFE.

Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, intermittent streambed, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Rhamnaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Rhamnales)

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White Thorn
Ceanothus leucodermis


Family: Rhamnaceae (BUCKTHORN).
Other common names: chaparral whitethorn.
Generic common name: CALIFORNIA-LILAC, CEANOTHUS.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Bigpod Ceanothus
Ceanothus megacarpus var. megacarpus


Family: Rhamnaceae (BUCKTHORN).
Generic common name: CALIFORNIA-LILAC, CEANOTHUS.

Circle X Ranch: Sandstone Peak Trail, chaparral, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.
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Hairy-leaved Ceanothus
Ceanothus oliganthus var. oliganthus


Family: Rhamnaceae (BUCKTHORN).
Other common names: hairy ceanothus.
Generic common name: CALIFORNIA-LILAC, CEANOTHUS.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Greenbark Ceanothus
Ceanothus spinosus


Family: Rhamnaceae (BUCKTHORN).
Other common names: redheart.
Generic common name: CALIFORNIA-LILAC, CEANOTHUS.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.
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Family Apiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Apiales)

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Queen Anne's Lace *
Daucus carota


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: carrot, wild carrot.
Generic common name: WILD CARROT, CARROT.

Wildwood Park: Las Flores Trail, riparian woodland, Aug 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Fabaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Fabales)

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Common Dwarf Locoweed
Astragalus didymocarpus var. didymocarpus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: dwarf white milkvetch, two seeded milk vetch, common dwarf milkvetch.
Generic common name: MILKVETCH.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: oak woodland, April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Gambelís Dwarf Locoweed
Astragalus gambelianus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Gambelís milkvetch, little blue loco.
Generic common name: MILKVETCH.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail trailhead parking lot, grassland, April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Arabian Pea *
Bituminaria bituminosa

TJM1: Not Listed.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Generic common name: BITUMINARIA.

Griffith Park, escaped cultivar, June 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Wild Licorice
Glycyrrhiza lepidota


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: American licorice.
Generic common name: LICORICE.

Wildwood Park: Wildwood Canyon Trail, open roadside near riparian woodland, June 2009.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Leather Root
Hoita macrostachya


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: California hemp, large leather-root.
Generic common name: LEATHER-ROOT.

Point Mugu State Park: Waterfall Trail, riparian woodland, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Dove Lupine
Lupinus bicolor


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: miniature lupine, bicolored lupine, annual lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Lake Eleanor Open Space: grassland, March 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Bajada Lupine
Lupinus concinnus

ANF: Lupinus concinnus var. agardhianus.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: elegant lupine, scarlet lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Circle X Ranch: Campground, oak woodland/disturbed, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Hallís Bush Lupine
Lupinus excubitus var. hallii


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: grape soda lupine, Adonis Lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Cheeseboro Ridge Connector, disturbed grassland, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Stinging Lupine
Lupinus hirsutissimus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: stinging annual lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, chaparral, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Broad-leaved Lupine
Lupinus latifolius


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: bigleaf lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Hidden Valley: oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Bush Lupine
Lupinus longifolius


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: longleaf bush lupine, Watson's bush lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, sage scrub, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Valley Lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: chick lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Soka University: May 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Coulter's Lupine
Lupinus sparsiflorus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Mohave lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Sheep Corral Trail, burned chaparral, May 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Succulent Lupine
Lupinus succulentus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: arroyo lupine, hollowleaf annual lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, chaparral, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Collar Lupine
Lupinus truncatus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: collared annual lupine, truncate leaf lupine, blunt leaved lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, disturbed shoulder margin, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Alfalfa *
Medicago sativa


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: lucerne.
Generic common name: ALFALFA, BURCLOVER.

Backbone Trail between Zuma Ridge Trail and Kanan Trailhead: oak woodland, July 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Narrow-leaved Vetch *
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: garden vetch, spring vetch, common vetch.
Generic common name: VETCH.

Franklin Canyon, oak woodland, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Spring Vetch *
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: garden vetch, pubescent common vetch.
Generic common name: VETCH.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, March 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Brassicaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Capparales)

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Sea Rocket *
Cakile maritima


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: European searocket.
Generic common name: SEA ROCKET.

Point Mugu State Park: Thornhill Broome Beach, coastal strand, June 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Lace-pod
Thysanocarpus curvipes


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: sand fringepod, hairy fringe-pod, hairy lacepod.
Generic common name: LACEPOD, FRINGEPOD.

Circle X Ranch: Sandstone Peak Trail, rocky slopes, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Narrow-leaved Fringe-pod
Thysanocarpus laciniatus var. laciniatus

TJM1: Thysanocarpus laciniatus.

Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: mountain fringepod, common lace pod.
Generic common name: LACEPOD, FRINGEPOD.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Family Primulaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Primulales)

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Shooting Star
Dodecatheon clevelandii


Family: Primulaceae (PRIMROSE).
Other common names: padre's shootingstar.
Generic common name: SHOOTING STAR.

Circle X Ranch: Backbone Trail, sage scrub, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.

Possible that forms similar to other subspecies may be encountered.
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Family Passifloraceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Violales)

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Blue Passion Flower *
Passiflora caerulea


Family: Passifloraceae (PASSION FLOWER).
Other common names: blue passion vine, bluecrown passionflower.
Generic common name: PASSION FLOWER.

Griffith Park: disturbed coastal sage scrub, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Family Ranunculaceae (Magnoliopsida | Magnoliidae | Ranunculales)

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Parry's Larkspur
Delphinium parryi ssp. parryi


Family: Ranunculaceae (BUTTERCUP).
Other common names: San Bernardino larkspur, blue larkspur.
Generic common name: LARKSPUR.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Delphinium parryi  is a variable species and there have been reports of a number of different subspecies in the Santa Monica Mountains. In particular it is possible that Delphinium parryi ssp. blochmaniae (Blochman's larkspur) is also represented here.
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Blue Larkspur
Delphinium patens ssp. hepaticoideum


Family: Ranunculaceae (BUTTERCUP).
Other common names: zigzag larkspur, spreading larkspur.
Generic common name: LARKSPUR.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.
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Family Iridaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum


Family: Iridaceae (IRIS).
Other common names: western blue-eyed grass.
Generic common name: BLUE-EYED GRASS.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, valley grassland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Themidaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Kern Brodiaea
Brodiaea terrestris ssp. kernensis


Family: Themidaceae (BRODIAEA), Liliaceae (LILY).
Other common names: dwarf brodiaea, Kern dwarf brodiaea.
Generic common name: BRODIAEA.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Note: This species has been misidentified locally as Brodiaea jolonensis.
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Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum


Family: Themidaceae (BRODIAEA), Liliaceae (LILY).
Other common names: wild hyacinth.
Generic common name: SNAKELILY.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, valley grassland, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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