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

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Mayweed *
Anthemis cotula


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: stinkweed, dog-fennel, stinking chamomile.
Generic common name: DOG-FENNEL, CHAMOMILE.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Satwiwa Loop Trail, valley grassland, June 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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San Diego Viguiera
Bahiopsis laciniata

TJM1: Viguiera laciniata.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: torhleaf goldeneye.
Generic common name: GOLDENEYE.

Malibu Creek State Park: near the Backbone Trail parking lot on Corral Canyon Road, chaparral, May 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

A California native used in landscaping, probably not native to the Santa Monica Mountains, and this likely a horticultural form.
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Many-Flowered Desert-Marigold *
Baileya multiradiata


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: DESERT-MARIGOLD.

Old Topanga Road: disturbed shoulder margin, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Fall.
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Bur-Marigold
Bidens laevis


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: smooth beggartick.
Generic common name: STICKTIGHT, SPANISH-NEEDLES, BEGGAR'S TICK.

Banks of Calleguas Creek near CSUCI, Oct 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Southern Tarplant
Centromadia parryi

Other scientific names: Hemizonia australis.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: pappose tarweed, Parry's tarplant, Parry's false tarplant, Parry's tarweed, Parry's spikeweed.
Generic common name: SPIKEWEED, CENTROMADIA, FALSE TARPLANT.

Saline vernal pool Northeast of the Bard Reservoir, Nov 2013.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Common Spikeweed
Centromadia pungens ssp. pungens

TJM1: Hemizonia pungens.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: common tarweed.
Generic common name: SPIKEWEED, CENTROMADIA, FALSE TARPLANT.

Open Space near Seminole Hot Springs, open sunny ground in an oak woodland, July 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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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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Slender Tarweed
Deinandra fasciculata

TJM1: Hemizonia fasciculata.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: clustered tarweed, common tarweed.
Generic common name: TARPLANT, TARWEED.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, sage scrub, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Santa Susana Tarweed
Deinandra minthornii

TJM1: Hemizonia minthornii.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Santa Susana tarplant.
Generic common name: TARPLANT, TARWEED.

Backbone Trail just East of Corral Trailhead: sage scrub, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Cape-Marigold *
Dimorphotheca sinuata


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

Mulholland Highway shoulder: disturbed road margin, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Bush Sunflower
Encelia californica


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: California encelia, California brittlebush.
Generic common name: BRITTLEBUSH.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Brittlebush
Encelia farinosa


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: incienso, goldenhills, desert brittlebush.
Generic common name: BRITTLEBUSH.

Oakbrook Community Park: sage scrub, Aug 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Mock Heather
Ericameria ericoides


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: California goldenbush, heather goldenweed.
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

Point Dume State Preserve: coastal flat, Oct 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.
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Slender-leaved Goldenbush
Ericameria linearifolia


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: linear leaved goldenbush, narrowleaf goldenbush, interior goldenbush.
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

Cornell Road: coastal sage scrub, May 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Palmer's Goldenbush
Ericameria palmeri var. pachylepis


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Palmer's rabbitbrush, broad scaled Palmer's goldenbush, thick-bracted goldenbush.
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Albertson Motorway, coastal sage scrub, November 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Pine-Bush
Ericameria pinifolia


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: pine goldenweed.
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

Happy Camp: Happy Camp Road, dry sandy wash: Oct 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Horseweed
Erigeron canadensis

TJM1: Conyza canadensis.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Canadian horseweed.
Generic common name: FLEABANE DAISY, FLEABANE.

Paramount Ranch: entrance road shoulder, grassland, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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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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Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: yellow yarrow.
Generic common name: WOOLY SUNFLOWER.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Many-stem Woolly Sunflower
Eriophyllum multicaule


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: branched woolly sunflower, Many stemmed Eriophyllum.
Generic common name: WOOLY SUNFLOWER.

La Purisma Mission: sandy soils in coastal sage scrub.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late 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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Gazania *
Gazania linearis


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: treasureflower.
Generic common name: GAZANIA, TREASURE-FLOWER.

Circle X Ranch: Backbone Trail below Triunfo Peak, sage scrub, May 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Note: this garden escapee can be found in many different colors and is called by many different names.
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Garland Chrysanthemum *
Glebionis coronaria

TJM1: Chrysanthemum coronarium.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: crown daisy, garland daisy.
Generic common name: DAISY.

Point Dume Natural Preserve: coastal sage scrub, March 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Gum Plant
Grindelia camporum

FNA: Grindelia hirsutula.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Great Valley gumweed, common gumplant.
Generic common name: GUMPLANT, GUMWEED.

Backbone Trail between Saddle Peak Road and Trippet Ranch: valley grassland, May 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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California Matchweed
Gutierrezia californica


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: San Joaquin snakeweed.
Generic common name: SNAKEWEED, MATCHWEED.

Chatsworth Nature Preserve, Jan 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Sneezeweed
Helenium puberulum


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: rosilla.
Generic common name: SNEEZEWEED.

Point Mugu State Park: La Jolla Canyon Trail, riparian, Aug 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Common Sunflower
Helianthus annuus


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: sunflower.
Generic common name: SUNFLOWER.

Kanan Dume Road shoulder: chaparral, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Slender Sunflower
Helianthus gracilentus


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: SUNFLOWER.

Decker Road shoulder: chaparral, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Telegraph Weed
Heterotheca grandiflora


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: silk-grass goldenaster.
Generic common name: GOLDENASTER, TELEGRAPH WEED, FALSE GOLDENASTER.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Hairy Golden-aster
Heterotheca sessiliflora


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: sessileflower false goldenaster, false goldenaster, golden aster, telegraph weed.
Generic common name: GOLDENASTER, TELEGRAPH WEED, FALSE GOLDENASTER.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Palo Comado Canyon Trail, burned annual grassland, August 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Probably more than one subspecies present in range.
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Marsh Jaumea
Jaumea carnosa


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: fleshy jaumea.
Generic common name: JAUMEA.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: salt marsh, September 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Hareleaf
Lagophylla ramosissima


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: branched lagophylla, common hareleaf.
Generic common name: HARELEAF.

Westlake Open Space: sage scrub, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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Southern Goldfields
Lasthenia coronaria


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: crowned goldfields, royal goldfields.
Generic common name: GOLDFIELDS.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, thin soiled grassland, April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Coulter's Goldfields
Lasthenia glabrata ssp. coulteri


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: yellowray goldfields.
Generic common name: GOLDFIELDS.

Ormond Beach: coastal saline flat, March 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1

Photographed out of range.
If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Common Goldfields
Lasthenia gracilis

TJM1: Lasthenia californica.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: California goldfields, coast goldfields, valley goldfields.
Generic common name: GOLDFIELDS.

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

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

Plants that ID to both L. gracilis and L. californica can be found in some populations.
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Tidy Tips
Layia platyglossa


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: coastal tidytips, common tidy tips.
Generic common name: TIDYTIPS.

Leo Carrillo State Park: Nicholas Flat, grassland, April 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Annual Coreopsis
Leptosyne bigelovii

TJM1: Coreopsis bigelovii.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Bigelow's tickseed, Bigelow's coreopsis.
Generic common name: TICKSEED.

Triunfo Canyon Park: Pentachaeta Trail, chaparral, May 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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California Coreopsis
Leptosyne californica

TJM1: Coreopsis californica.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: California tickseed.
Generic common name: TICKSEED.

Malibu Creek State Park: Lost Cabin Trail, open chaparral, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Giant Coreopsis
Leptosyne gigantea

TJM1: Coreopsis gigantea.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: TICKSEED.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Valley Lessingia
Lessingia glandulifera


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: valley vinegarweed, glandular lessingia.
Generic common name: LESSINGIA, VINEGARWEED.

Rancho Simi Open Space: Sandy exposed floodplain of Arroyo Simi, June 2013.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Common Madia
Madia elegans


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: TARWEED.

West Lake Road shoulder: June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Pygmy Madia
Madia exigua


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: small tarweed, threadstem madia, meager tarweed, little tarweed, threadstem tarweed.
Generic common name: TARWEED.

Circle X Ranch: Backbone Trail below Triunfo Peak, sage scrub, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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Sticky Madia
Madia gracilis


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: slender tarweed, Gumweed, grassy tarweed.
Generic common name: TARWEED.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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Coast Tarweed
Madia sativa


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Chile tarweed.
Generic common name: TARWEED.

Private land near Old Topanga Road: sunny open area in oak woodland, Aug 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Monolopia
Monolopia lanceolata


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: common monolopia.
Generic common name: MONOLOPIA.

Paramount Ranch: Cornell Road shoulder, April 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Brewer's Ragwort
Packera breweri

TJM1: Senecio breweri.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: RAGWORT.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Lyon's Pentachaeta
Pentachaeta lyonii


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Lyon's pygmydaisy.
Generic common name: PYGMYDAISY.

Triunfo Canyon Park: sage scrub, July 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Rock Daisy
Perityle emoryi


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Emory's rockdaisy.
Generic common name: ROCKDAISY.

Point Mugu State Park: PCH road margin, coastal sage scrub, Dec 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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California Groundsel
Senecio aphanactis


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: chaparral ragwort, rayless ragwort.
Generic common name: GROUNDSEL, RAGWORT, BUTTERWEED.

Wildwood Park: coastal sage scrub, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 2B.2.
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California Ragwort
Senecio californicus


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: California groundsel, California butterweed.
Generic common name: GROUNDSEL, RAGWORT, BUTTERWEED.

Cabrillo National Monument: coastal sage scrub, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late 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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Bush Senecio
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Douglas' groundsel, shrubby butterweed, Douglas' ragwort, Douglas' threadleaf ragwort.
Generic common name: GROUNDSEL, RAGWORT, BUTTERWEED.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, 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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Feverfew *
Tanacetum parthenium


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: TANSY.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Canyon Sunflower
Venegasia carpesioides


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: CANYON SUNFLOWER, VENEGASIA.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Golden Crownbeard *
Verbesina encelioides


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: cowpen daisy.
Generic common name: CROWN-BEARD.

Ventura County disturbed areas and road margins, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

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 Asteraceae (ray) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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Mountain Dandelion
Agoseris grandiflora var. grandiflora

TJM1: Agoseris grandiflora.

Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: bigflower agoseris, California dandelion, large flowered agoseris, giant mountain dandelion.
Generic common name: AGOSERIS.

Malibu Creek State Park: riparian woodland, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Rush Skeleton Weed *
Chondrilla juncea

TJM1: Not Listed.

Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: hogbite.
Generic common name: CHONDRILLA.

Palo Comado Canyon: Palo Comado Canyon Trail, oak savanna, June 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Hedypnois *
Hedypnois cretica


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: cretanweed, Crete weed.
Generic common name: HEDYPNOIS.

Point Mugu State Park: Thornhill Broome Beach, coastal strand, April 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Bristly Ox-tongue *
Helminthotheca echioides

TJM1: Picris echioides.

Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: OX-TONGUE.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Wendy Trail, disturbed grassland, June 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Hawkweed
Hieracium argutum


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: southern hawkweed.
Generic common name: HAWKWEED.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Annual Cat's Ear *
Hypochaeris glabra


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: smooth cat's ear.
Generic common name: CAT'S-EAR.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Also Hypochoeris.
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Perennial Cat's Ear *
Hypochaeris radicata


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: hairy catís ear, rough catís ear, common cat's-ear.
Generic common name: CAT'S-EAR.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, thin soil along trail cut, April 2010.

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

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status in some states.
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Prickly Lettuce *
Lactuca serriola


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: prickly wild lettuce.
Generic common name: LETTUCE.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, sage scrub, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Annual Malacothrix
Malacothrix clevelandii


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Clevelandís desert-dandelion.
Generic common name: DESERTDANDELION.

Malibu Creek State Park: Cistern Trail, chaparral, April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Small-flowered Microseris
Microseris douglasii ssp. tenella


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Douglas' silverpuffs, Microseris.
Generic common name: SILVERPUFFS.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Prickly Sow Thistle *
Sonchus asper


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: SOW-THISTLE.

Circle X Ranch: New Backbone Trail, disturbed trailside, April 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Sow Thistle *
Sonchus oleraceus


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: common sowthistle.
Generic common name: SOW-THISTLE.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Brown Microseris
Stebbinsoseris heterocarpa

ANF: Microseris ◊ heterocarpa.

Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Stebbinsoseris, Stebbinsí microseris, grassland silverpuffs.
Generic common name: SILVERPUFFS.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, thin soiled grassland, April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

For the origin of the name Microseris ◊ lindleyi see the discussion in ANF.
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Dandelion *
Taraxacum officinale


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: common dandelion.
Generic common name: DANDELION.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Silver Puffs
Uropappus lindleyi

ANF: Microseris ◊ lindleyi.

Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: uropappus.
Generic common name: SILVERPUFFS.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

For the origin of the name Microseris ◊ lindleyi see the discussion in ANF at Microseris ◊ heterocarpa.
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Prickly Goldenfleece *
Urospermum picroides


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: bristly tail seed.
Generic common name: GOLDENFLEECE.

Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, chaparral, June 2006.

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

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Asteraceae (discoid) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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Blow-wives
Achyrachaena mollis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: BLOW-WIVES.

Stunt Ranch: Stunt High Trail, chaparral, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Actually belongs in the Asteraceae (radiate) group.
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Coast Weed
Amblyopappus pusillus


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: dwarf coastweed.
Generic common name: AMBLYOPAPPUS.

Leo Carrillo State Park: coastal strand, June 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: coastal sage brush.
Generic common name: SAGEBRUSH.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, sage scrub, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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California Mugwort
Artemisia douglasiana


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Douglas' sagewort, mugwort.
Generic common name: SAGEBRUSH.

Solstice Canyon: Solstice Canyon Trail, oak woodland, August 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Wild Tarragon
Artemisia dracunculus


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: tarragon, herbaceous sagewort, pinon wormwood.
Generic common name: SAGEBRUSH.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Mojave Sagebrush
Artemisia tridentata ssp. parishii


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Parish's sagebrush, big sagebrush.
Generic common name: SAGEBRUSH.

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve: coastal sage scrub, Oct 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Fall.
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Stick-tight
Bidens frondosa


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: devil's beggartick.
Generic common name: STICKTIGHT, SPANISH-NEEDLES, BEGGAR'S TICK.

Lake Sherwood: shore margin: Sept 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer.
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Beggar-ticks *
Bidens pilosa


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: hairy beggarticks, common beggar-ticks, Spanish-needles.
Generic common name: STICKTIGHT, SPANISH-NEEDLES, BEGGAR'S TICK.

Solstice Canyon: TWR Loop Trail, oak woodland, June 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer, Fall.
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California Brickellbush
Brickellia californica


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: brickellbush.
Generic common name: BRICKELLBUSH.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.
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Nevin's Brickellbush
Brickellia nevinii


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Nevin's brickellia.
Generic common name: BRICKELLBUSH.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Woolly Distaff Thistle *
Carthamus lanatus


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: DISTAFF THISTLE.

UCLA Stunt Ranch, disturbed grassland, June 2011.

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

Note: Invasive exotic, NOXIOUS WEED.
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Tocalote *
Centaurea melitensis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: yellow star thistle, Maltese star-thistle.
Generic common name: KNAPWEED, STAR-THISTLE.

Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, chaparral, May 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Yellow Star Thistle *
Centaurea solstitialis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Barnaby's thistle.
Generic common name: KNAPWEED, STAR-THISTLE.

Westlake Blvd. disturbed road margin: chaparral, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Yellow Pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: yellow chaenactis, common yellow chaenactis.
Generic common name: PINCUSHION, DUSTY-MAIDENS.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, June 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

May be more than one variety in range.
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Australian Brassbutton *
Cotula australis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Australian waterbuttons, Australian Cotula.
Generic common name: WATERBUTTONS.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, March 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Brass Buttons *
Cotula coronopifolia


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: common brassbuttons.
Generic common name: WATERBUTTONS.

Zuma Beach County Park: disturbed stream margin, Nov 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
Thumbnail Picture of Cotula coronopifolia

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German Ivy *
Delairea odorata

TJM1: Senecio mikanioides.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: CAPE IVY, GERMAN IVY.

Topanga State Park: Los Liones Trail, chaparral, Nov 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Golden-Fleece
Ericameria arborescens


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

Circle X Ranch: Conejo Peak access road, disturbed chaparral, Oct 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.
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Mojave Rabbitbrush
Ericameria nauseosa var. mohavensis

TJM1: Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. mohavensis.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: rubber rabbitbrush.
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

October 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer, Fall.

A California native but probably not native to the Santa Monica Mountains.
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Little Horseweed *
Erigeron bonariensis

TJM1: Conyza bonariensis.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: asthmaweed, flax leaved fleabane.
Generic common name: FLEABANE DAISY, FLEABANE.

Will Rogers State Historic Park: disturbed urban, Oct 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Western Goldenrod
Euthamia occidentalis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: western goldentop, western flat topped goldenrod.
Generic common name: GRASS-LEAVED GOLDENRODS, GOLDENTOP.

Arroyo Sequit: Arroyo Sequit Loop Trail, valley grassland, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Sawtooth Goldenbush
Hazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides

Other scientific names: Haplopappus squarrosus.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: gum plant goldenbush, sawtooth bristleweed.
Generic common name: BRISTLEWEED.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.
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Prostrate Coast Goldenbush
Isocoma menziesii var. sedoides


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Menzies' goldenbush, white flowered dune goldenbush.
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

Leo Carrillo State Park: coastal strand, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Coast Goldenbush
Isocoma menziesii var. vernonioides


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Menzies' goldenbush, green leaved dune goldenbush.
Generic common name: GOLDENBUSH, GOLDENWEED.

Solstice Canyon: Solstice Canyon Trail, oak woodland, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

These plants hybridize and there is a great deal of variation that is not well described in the literature.
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Scale Broom
Lepidospartum squamatum


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: broomsage, California broomshrub.
Generic common name: SCALE-BROOM, BROOMSAGE.

Zuma/Trancas Canyons: Lower Zuma, Zuma Canyon Trail, coastal sage scrub, November 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.
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Pineapple Weed *
Matricaria discoidea

TJM1: Chamomilla suaveolens.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: rayless chamomile, chamomile.
Generic common name: CHAMOMILE.

Circle X Ranch: Campgrounds, chaparral, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Two-tone Everlasting
Pseudognaphalium biolettii

TJM1: Gnaphalium bicolor.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: bicolored everlasting, Bioletti's cudweed.
Generic common name: CUDWEED, EVERLASTING.

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

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Pseudognaphalium biolettii

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California Everlasting
Pseudognaphalium californicum

TJM1: Gnaphalium californicum.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: California cudweed, green everlasting, California rabbit-tobacco.
Generic common name: CUDWEED, EVERLASTING.

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

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Sonora Everlasting
Pseudognaphalium leucocephalum

TJM1: Gnaphalium leucocephalum.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: white rabbit-tobacco.
Generic common name: CUDWEED, EVERLASTING.

Sandbar near the creek's banks, Oct 2010.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Fall.
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Weedy Cudweed *
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum

TJM1: Gnaphalium luteo-album.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: everlasting cudweed, fragrant everlasting, red-tip rabbit-tobacco.
Generic common name: CUDWEED, EVERLASTING.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, October 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
Thumbnail Picture of Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum

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Felt-leaf Everlasting
Pseudognaphalium microcephalum

TJM1: Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum.
TJM2: Pseudognaphalium microcephalum.
Other scientific names: Gnaphalium microcephalum.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: white everlasting.
Generic common name: CUDWEED, EVERLASTING.

Arroyo Sequit: Arroyo Sequit Loop Trail, valley grassland, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Cotton-batting Plant
Pseudognaphalium stramineum

TJM1: Gnaphalium stramineum.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Chilean cudweed, small flowered cudweed, everlasting Cudweed.
Generic common name: CUDWEED, EVERLASTING.

Cabrillo National Monument: coastal sage scrub, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Photographed out of range.
If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Slender Woollyheads
Psilocarphus tenellus


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: slender woolly marbles.
Generic common name: WOOLLY-HEADS, WOOLLY MARBLES.

Triunfo Canyon Park: sage scrub, April 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Cotton Fireweed *
Senecio quadridentatus

TJM1: Not Listed.
Other scientific names: Erechtites quadridentata.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: cotton burnweed.
Generic common name: GROUNDSEL, RAGWORT, BUTTERWEED.

Topanga State Park: East Topanga Fire Road, chaparral, May 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Common Groundsel *
Senecio vulgaris


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: old-man-in-the-Spring.
Generic common name: GROUNDSEL, RAGWORT, BUTTERWEED.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
Thumbnail Picture of Senecio vulgaris

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Southern Goldenrod
Solidago confinis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: GOLDENROD.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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California Goldenrod
Solidago velutina ssp. californica

TJM1: Solidago californica.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: GOLDENROD.

Leo Carrillo State Park: Nicholas Flat, Nicholas Flat Trail, oak woodland, November 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Everlasting Nest-straw
Stylocline gnaphaloides


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: mountain neststraw, everlasting stylocline.
Generic common name: NEST STRAW.

Circle X Ranch: Triunfo section Backbone Trail, sage scrub, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Hairy Horsebrush
Tetradymia comosa


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: cotton-thorn.
Generic common name: COTTON-THORN, HORSEBRUSH.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Spiny Cocklebur *
Xanthium spinosum


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Spiny clotbur, Cocklebur.
Generic common name: COCKLEBUR.

Camarillo agricultural fields: waste areas throughout, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer.

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status.
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Cocklebur
Xanthium strumarium


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Rough cockleburr.
Generic common name: COCKLEBUR.

Point Mugu State Park: Wood Canyon Fire Road, riparian woodland, Sept 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer.
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Family Boraginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Lamiales)

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Common Fiddleneck
Amsinckia intermedia

TJM1: Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia.

Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE).
Other common names: orange flowered Menzies' fiddleneck.
Generic common name: FIDDLENECK.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Small-Flowered Fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii

TJM1: Amsinckia menziesii var. menziesii.

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

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: disturbed grassland, Jan 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Whispering Bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora


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

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora

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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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Family Plantaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Plantaginales)

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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.
Thumbnail Picture of Kickxia elatine

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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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Family Orobanchaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Scrophulariales)

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Clustered Broomrape
Orobanche fasciculata


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

Paramount Ranch: valley grassland, May 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Parish's broomrape
Orobanche parishii


Family: Orobanchaceae (BROOMRAPE).
Generic common name: BROOM-RAPE.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: coastal sage scrub, June 2012.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Family Phrymaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Scrophulariales)

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Bush Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus


Family: Phrymaceae (LOPSEED), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: sticky monkey flower, island monkeyflower.
Generic common name: MONKEYFLOWER.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Our plants key into a number of different subspecies which have not been enumerated here.
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Yellow Monkey Flower
Mimulus brevipes


Family: Phrymaceae (LOPSEED), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: wide throated yellow monkeyflower.
Generic common name: MONKEYFLOWER.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Slimy Monkey Flower
Mimulus floribundus


Family: Phrymaceae (LOPSEED), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: floriferous monkeyflower, manyflowered monkeyflower.
Generic common name: MONKEYFLOWER.

Solstice Canyon: Solstice Canyon Trail, riparian woodland, June 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Creek Monkey Flower
Mimulus guttatus


Family: Phrymaceae (LOPSEED), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: common yellow monkeyflower, seep monkeyflower.
Generic common name: MONKEYFLOWER.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Downy Monkey Flower
Mimulus pilosus


Family: Phrymaceae (LOPSEED), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: false monkeyflower, downy mimetanthe.
Generic common name: MONKEYFLOWER.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Scrophulariaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Scrophulariales)

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Butterfly Bush *
Buddleja saligna


Family: Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT), Buddlejaceae (BUDDLEJA).
Other common names: false olive, olive buddleia, bastard olive.
Generic common name: BUTTERFLY BUSH.

Scheuren Road: disturbed chaparral, Jan 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Wand Mullein *
Verbascum virgatum


Family: Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Generic common name: MULLEIN.

Malibu Creek State Park: High Road, June 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Solanaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Solanales)

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Tomato *
Lycopersicon esculentum


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Generic common name: TOMATO.

Ventura County disturbed roadsides and agricultural areas, Nov 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Tree Tobacco *
Nicotiana glauca


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Generic common name: TOBACCO.

Circle X Ranch: group campground access road margin, chaparral, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic HIGHLY TOXIC.
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Tomatillo *
Physalis philadelphica


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Other common names: tomate, Mexican groundcherry.
Generic common name: GROUND-CHERRY.

Developed picnic areas, Sept 2011.

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

An escaped garden herb, probably unintentionally spread by picnickers.
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Family Aizoaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Hottentot Fig *
Carpobrotus edulis


Family: Aizoaceae (FIG-MARIGOLD).
Other common names: sea fig, iceplant.
Generic common name: FIG-MARIGOLD, CARPOBROTUS.

Leo Carrillo State Park: coastal strand, September 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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New Zealand Spinach *
Tetragonia tetragonioides


Family: Aizoaceae (FIG-MARIGOLD).
Generic common name: TETRAGONIA.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: landscaped parking area, near coast throughout, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Cactaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Cane Cholla
Cylindropuntia californica var. parkeri

TJM1: Opuntia parryi.

Family: Cactaceae (CACTUS).
Other common names: brownspined pricklypear, snake cholla, California cholla.
Generic common name: CHOLLA.

Griffith Park, June 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Mission Prickly-pear *
Opuntia ficus-indica


Family: Cactaceae (CACTUS).
Other common names: Indian-fig, Barbary fig, tuna cactus, mission cactus.
Generic common name: PRICKLY PEAR, CHOLLA.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, chaparral, June 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Coastal Prickly Pear
Opuntia littoralis


Family: Cactaceae (CACTUS).
Other common names: western prickly pear.
Generic common name: PRICKLY PEAR, CHOLLA.

Leo Carrillo State Park: coastal sage scrub, July 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Prickly Pear
Opuntia oricola


Family: Cactaceae (CACTUS).
Other common names: chaparral pricklypear.
Generic common name: PRICKLY PEAR, CHOLLA.

Potrero Road shoulder: coastal sage scrub, June 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Brown-Spined Prickly-Pear
Opuntia phaeacantha


Family: Cactaceae (CACTUS).
Generic common name: PRICKLY PEAR, CHOLLA.

Wildwood Park: open coastal sage scrub/grassland, July 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Chenopodiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Swamp Saltbush *
Atriplex amnicola

TJM1: Not Listed.

Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Generic common name: SALTBUSH, ORACH.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: trailside near salt marsh, Dec 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Green, Red, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Beach Saltbush
Atriplex leucophylla


Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Other common names: seascale.
Generic common name: SALTBUSH, ORACH.

Leo Carrillo State Park: coastal strand, September 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Watson's Saltbush
Atriplex watsonii


Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Other common names: matscale, Watson's orach.
Generic common name: SALTBUSH, ORACH.

Mugu Lagoon, coastal salt marsh, July 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Five-hook Bassia *
Bassia hyssopifolia


Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Other common names: fivehorn smotherweed.
Generic common name: SMOTHERWEED.

Beach near Pt Mugu: disturbed coastal soils throughout, June 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Woolly Seablite
Suaeda taxifolia


Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Generic common name: SEA-BLITE, SEEPWEED.

Mugu Lagoon: coastal salt marsh, May 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 4.2.
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Family Nyctaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Four-O'Clock *
Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa

TJM1: Mirabilis jalapa.

Family: Nyctaginaceae (FOUR O'CLOCK).
Other common names: marvel of Peru, wishbone bush.
Generic common name: FOUR O'CLOCK.

Camarillo Regional Recreation Area, disturbed roadside, Sept 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Red, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

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

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Purslane *
Portulaca oleracea


Family: Portulacaceae (PURSLANE).
Other common names: common purslane, little hogweed.
Generic common name: PURSLANE.

Potrero Road shoulder: June 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Polygonaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Polygonales)

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Conejo Buckwheat
Eriogonum crocatum


Family: Polygonaceae (BUCKWHEAT).
Generic common name: WILD BUCKWHEAT, BUCKWHEAT.

Wildwood Park: coastal sage scrub, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Slender Buckwheat
Eriogonum gracile var. gracile


Family: Polygonaceae (BUCKWHEAT).
Other common names: slender woolly wild buckwheat.
Generic common name: WILD BUCKWHEAT, BUCKWHEAT.

Triunfo Canyon Park: near the Pentachaeta Trail, chaparral, August 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer.
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Thread Stem
Pterostegia drymarioides


Family: Polygonaceae (BUCKWHEAT).
Other common names: pterostegia, fairy mist, woodland pterostegia, granny's hair-net, woodland threadstem.
Generic common name: PTEROSTEGIA.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Red, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Papaveraceae (Magnoliopsida | Magnoliidae | Papaverales)

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Tree Poppy
Dendromecon rigida


Family: Papaveraceae (POPPY).
Other common names: bush poppy.
Generic common name: TREE POPPY.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Collarless California Poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa


Family: Papaveraceae (POPPY).
Other common names: tufted poppy, foothill poppy, tufted eschscholzia.
Generic common name: CALIFORNIA POPPY.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica


Family: Papaveraceae (POPPY).
Generic common name: CALIFORNIA POPPY.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Oxalidaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Geraniales)

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Oxalis
Oxalis californica

TJM1: Oxalis albicans ssp. californica.

Family: Oxalidaceae (OXALIS).
Other common names: California woodsorrel.
Generic common name: WOODSORREL, OXALIS.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Weedy Oxalis *
Oxalis corniculata


Family: Oxalidaceae (OXALIS).
Other common names: creeping woodsorrel, yellow sorrel.
Generic common name: WOODSORREL, OXALIS.

Peter Strauss Ranch: Front lawn, urban lawns and gardens, March 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Bermuda Buttercup *
Oxalis pes-caprae


Family: Oxalidaceae (OXALIS).
Generic common name: WOODSORREL, OXALIS.

Arroyo Sequit: entrance road, chaparral, Feb 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Fall.

Can become invasive.
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Family Onagraceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Myrtales)

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Contorted Evening Primrose
Camissonia strigulosa


Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: strigose sun cup, sandysoil suncup.
Generic common name: SUN CUP.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: China Flat Trail, chaparral, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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California Sun-cup
Camissoniopsis bistorta

TJM1: Camissonia bistorta.

Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: southern suncup, sun cup.
Generic common name: SUN CUP.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Beach Evening Primrose
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia ssp. suffruticosa

TJM1: Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. suffruticosa.

Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: beach suncup, beach primrose.
Generic common name: SUN CUP.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Small Evening Primrose
Camissoniopsis micrantha

TJM1: Camissonia micrantha.

Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: small flowered evening primrose, miniature suncup, small primrose.
Generic common name: SUN CUP.

Griffith Park: disturbed road margin, coastal sage scrub, June 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Mustard Evening Primrose
Eulobus californicus

TJM1: Camissonia californica.

Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: California suncup.
Generic common name: EVENING PRIMROSE.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Yellow Water Weed
Ludwigia peploides ssp. peploides


Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: marsh purslane, floating primrose willow, floating water primrose.
Generic common name: FALSE LOOSESTRIFE, WATER PRIMROSE, PRIMROSE-WILLOW.

Rocky Oaks: Rocky Oaks Pond, pond aquatic, Sept 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Hooker's Evening Primrose
Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima


Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: hairy evening primrose.
Generic common name: EVENING PRIMROSE.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Cut-leaved Evening Primrose *
Oenothera laciniata


Family: Onagraceae (EVENING PRIMROSE).
Other common names: southern evening primrose.
Generic common name: EVENING PRIMROSE.

Photographed outside of range, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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Family Crassulaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Rosales)

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Canary Islands Aeonium *
Aeonium arboreum


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: tree aenium.
Generic common name: AEONIUM.

Point Dume State Preserve: Overlook Platform Trail, coastal bluff scrub, March 2013.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Fall.
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Live-forever
Dudleya caespitosa


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: sealettuce, coast dudleya, sand lettuce.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Point Mugu State Park: coastal strand, June 2005.

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

Also Dudleya cespitosa.
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Agoura Hills Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa ssp. agourensis


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: canyon liveforever, Santa Monica Mountains dudleya.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Sage scrub, April 2004.

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

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Canyon Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: canyon liveforever.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Circle X Ranch: north-facing, steep rocky slope, April 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Marcescent Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa ssp. marcescens


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: Santa Monica Mountains dudleya.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Circle X Ranch: oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Santa Monica Mountains Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa ssp. ovatifolia


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Steep rock face, riparian, June 2011.

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

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Lance-leaf Live-forever
Dudleya lanceolata


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: southern California dudleya, lance-leaved dudleya.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Many-stemmed Dudleya
Dudleya multicaulis


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Grown in a pot because natural specimens inaccessible, flowered April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Palmer's Dudleya
Dudleya palmeri


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: Palmer's liveforever.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Malibu Canyon Road: steep roadcut, chaparral, June 2001.

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

May not be distinct from D. lanceolata.
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Conejo Dudleya
Dudleya parva

TJM1: Dudleya abramsii ssp. parva.

Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Wildwood Park: coastal sage scrub, May 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Verity's Dudleya
Dudleya verityi


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: Verity's liveforever.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Far west end of range: coastal sage scrub, May 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Family Grossulariaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Rosales)

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Golden Currant
Ribes aureum var. gracillimum


Family: Grossulariaceae (GOOSEBERRY).
Generic common name: CURRANT, GOOSEBERRY.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Ethnobotanic Garden at the Satwiwa Cultural Center, January 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Family Rosaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Rosales)

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Sticky Cinquefoil
Drymocallis glandulosa ssp. wrangelliana

TJM1: Potentilla glandulosa ssp. glandulosa.

Family: Rosaceae (ROSE).
Other common names: glandular five finger, gland cinquefoil.
Generic common name: CINQUEFOIL.

Circle X Ranch: Backbone Trail, oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.
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English Cinquefoil *
Potentilla anglica

Other scientific names: Potentilla procumbens.

Family: Rosaceae (ROSE).
Other common names: trailing tormentil.
Generic common name: CINQUEFOIL, FIVE FINGER.

Oak Canyon Community Park: Medea Creek social trail, Riparian, July 2013.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Escaped from cultivation in moist environments. Generally considered to be a waif in CA. In TJM1 appears only as a note in the Potentilla genus description.
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Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia


Family: Rosaceae (ROSE).
Generic common name: PLUM.

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

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

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Sweet Fennel *
Foeniculum vulgare


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: biscuit root, fennel.
Generic common name: FENNEL.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Hog Fennel
Lomatium utriculatum


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: common lomatium, bladder parsnip.
Generic common name: DESERTPARSLEY.

Malibu Creek State Park: Deerleg Trail, grassland, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Snake Root
Sanicula arguta


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: sharp-toothed sanicle, sharptooth blacksnakeroot.
Generic common name: SANICLE.

Stunt Ranch: Stunt High Trail, valley grassland, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Poison Sanicle
Sanicula bipinnata


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Generic common name: SANICLE.

Cornell Road: low area in disturbed grassland, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Pacific Sanicle
Sanicula crassicaulis


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: gamble weed, pacific blacksnakeroot.
Generic common name: SANICLE.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Turkey Pea
Sanicula tuberosa


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: tuberous sanicle.
Generic common name: SANICLE.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Southern Tauschia
Tauschia arguta


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: southern umbrellawort.
Generic common name: UMBRELLAWORT.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Euphorbiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Euphorbiales)

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Croton
Croton californicus


Family: Euphorbiaceae (SPURGE).
Other common names: California croton, desert croton, sand croton.
Generic common name: CROTON.

Point Mugu State Park: Thornhill Broome Beach, coastal strand, April 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Caper Spurge *
Euphorbia lathyris


Family: Euphorbiaceae (SPURGE).
Other common names: gopher plant, moleplant, compass plant.
Generic common name: SPURGE.

July 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Warty Spurge
Euphorbia spathulata


Family: Euphorbiaceae (SPURGE).
Other common names: reticulate seeded spurge.
Generic common name: SPURGE.

Leo Carrillo State Park: Nicholas Flat, Malibu Springs Trail, grassland, May 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Terracina Spurge *
Euphorbia terracina

TJM1: Not Listed.

Family: Euphorbiaceae (SPURGE).
Other common names: Geraldton carnation weed.
Generic common name: SPURGE.

Solstice Canyon: TWR Loop Trail, chaparral, June 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Fabaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Fabales)

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Coastal Wattle *
Acacia cyclops


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: cyclops acacia, round-seeded acacia, western coastal wattle.
Generic common name: ACACIA, WATTLE.

Topanga State Park: Rustic Canyon Trail, oak woodland, Feb 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Silver Wattle *
Acacia dealbata


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

Backbone Trail near Piuma Road: oak woodland, Feb. 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Sydney Golden Wattle *
Acacia longifolia


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: bush acacia, broad-leaf acacia, sallow wattle.
Generic common name: ACACIA, WATTLE.

Mulholland Highway shoulder: disturbed road margin, Sept 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Blackwood Acacia *
Acacia melanoxylon


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

East End of Range: disturbed roadsides, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Everblooming Wattle *
Acacia retinodes


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: everblooming acacia, swamp wattle, water wattle.
Generic common name: ACACIA, WATTLE.

East End of Range: disturbed roadsides, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Golden Wreath Wattle *
Acacia saligna

TJM1: Not Listed.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Blue-Leaf Wattle.
Generic common name: ACACIA, WATTLE.

East End of Range: disturbed roadsides, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Silver Lotus
Acmispon argophyllus var. argophyllus

TJM1: Lotus argophyllus var. argophyllus.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: silver bird's-foot trefoil, southern California silver lotus.
Generic common name: NEW WORLD LOTUS.

Backbone Trail between Saddle Peak and Malibu Creek State Park: chaparral, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Deerweed
Acmispon glaber

TJM1: Lotus scoparius.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: common deerweed, California broom.
Generic common name: NEW WORLD LOTUS.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Small, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
Thumbnail Picture of Acmispon glaber

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Large-flowered Lotus
Acmispon grandiflorus var. grandiflorus

TJM1: Lotus grandiflorus var. grandiflorus.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: chaparral bird's foot trefoil, chaparral lotus, Large leaved lotus.
Generic common name: NEW WORLD LOTUS.

Backbone Trail between Saddle Peak Road and Trippet Ranch: oak woodland, May 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Coastal Lotus
Acmispon maritimus var. maritimus

TJM1: Lotus salsuginosus var. salsuginosus.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: coastal bird's foot trefoil.
Generic common name: NEW WORLD LOTUS.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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San Diego Lotus
Acmispon micranthus

TJM1: Lotus hamatus.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: San Diego bird's-foot trefoil, small flowered lotus.
Generic common name: NEW WORLD LOTUS.

Triunfo Canyon Park: sage scrub, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Strigose Lotus
Acmispon strigosus

TJM1: Lotus strigosus.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: hairy lotus, Bishop's lotus, strigose bird's-foot trefoil.
Generic common name: NEW WORLD LOTUS.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Chile Lotus
Acmispon wrangelianus

TJM1: Lotus wrangelianus.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Chilean bird's-foot trefoil, calf lotus.
Generic common name: NEW WORLD LOTUS.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Ventura Marsh Milkvetch
Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus


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

coastal strand: Ventura, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1

Photographed slightly out of range for SAMO, but an important species of interest. For decades it was presumed extinct until a small population was discovered in a Ventura oil field. There has been a significant effort to bring this unique species back from the brink of extinction.
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Southern California Locoweed
Astragalus trichopodus var. lonchus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Santa Barbara milkvetch.
Generic common name: MILKVETCH.

Point Mugu State Park: Mugu Peak Trail, sage scrub, April 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Santa Barbara Locoweed
Astragalus trichopodus var. phoxus

ANF: Astragalus antiselli.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Santa Barbara milkvetch, Antiselli's milkvetch.
Generic common name: MILKVETCH.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Astragalus trichopodus var. phoxus

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Bird-Of-Paradise *
Caesalpinia gilliesii


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Poinciana.
Generic common name: NICKER.

Box Canyon roadside: disturbed road margin, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Caesalpinia gilliesii

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French Broom *
Genista monspessulana


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: bridle-veil broom.
Generic common name: BROOM.

Franklin Canyon, riparian woodland, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status.
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Birdfoot Trefoil *
Lotus corniculatus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: broadleaf birdsfoot trefoil, birdfoot deervetch.
Generic common name: TREFOIL.

Soka University: May 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
Thumbnail Picture of Lotus corniculatus

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Black Medick *
Medicago lupulina


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

Disturbed areas, residential lawns, July 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
Thumbnail Picture of Medicago lupulina

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Bur-clover *
Medicago polymorpha


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: bur medic, California burclover.
Generic common name: ALFALFA, BURCLOVER.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Medicago polymorpha

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Yellow Sweet Clover *
Melilotus indicus

TJM1: Melilotus indica.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: sourclover, annual yellow sweetclover, Indian melilot.
Generic common name: SWEETCLOVER.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
Thumbnail Picture of Melilotus indicus

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Mexican Palo Verde *
Parkinsonia aculeata


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Jerusalem thorn.
Generic common name: PALOVERDE.

Camarillo Regional Recreation Area, fallow agricultural land, June 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
Thumbnail Picture of Parkinsonia aculeata

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California-tea
Rupertia physodes


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: forest scurfpea, common rupertia.
Generic common name: RUPERT'S SCURF-PEA, RUPERTIA.

Malibu Creek State Park: Deerleg Trail, oak woodland, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Silver Cassia *
Senna artemisioides

TJM1: Not Listed.
Other scientific names: Cassia artemisioides.

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

Decker Road shoulder, disturbed chaparral, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Summer, Fall.

Cultivar occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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African Senna *
Senna didymobotrya

Other scientific names: Cassia didymobotrya.

Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: African wild cassia, Nairobi cassia.
Generic common name: SENNA, CASSIA.

Conejo Valley Community Park, Feb 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
Thumbnail Picture of Senna didymobotrya

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Spanish Broom *
Spartium junceum


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: gorse.
Generic common name: BROOM.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Viscaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Santalales)

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Oak Mistletoe
Phoradendron villosum

TJM2: Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum.

Family: Viscaceae (MISTLETOE), Santalaceae (SANDALWOOD).
Other common names: pacific mistletoe, hairy mistletoe.
Generic common name: MISTLETOE.

Rocky Oaks: Rocky Oaks Loop Trail, oak woodland, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.

The scientific names for the mistletoe group are currently in flux. In this case we still follow the TJM1 name rather than the TMJ2 name. Recent discussions posted on Jepson Interchange for California Floristics suggests Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. tomentosum may be the proper name for this species but some authorities are reluctant to lump our two mistletoe as subspecies of a single species (see the note in ANF.).
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Family Anacardiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Sapindales)

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Basket Brush
Rhus aromatica

TJM1: Rhus trilobata.

Family: Anacardiaceae (SUMAC, CASHEW).
Other common names: skunk bush, skunkbush sumac.
Generic common name: SUMAC.

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

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Family Sapindaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Sapindales)

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Big-Leaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum


Family: Sapindaceae (SOAPBERRY), Aceraceae (MAPLE).
Other common names: bigtooth maple, canyon maple.
Generic common name: MAPLE.

Malibu Creek State Park: riparian woodland near Bulldog Road, March 2012.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Family Zygophyllaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Sapindales)

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Puncture Vine *
Tribulus terrestris


Family: Zygophyllaceae (CALTROP).
Other common names: Caltrop.
Generic common name: PUNCTURE VINE, CALTROP.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Brassicaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Capparales)

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Winter Cress
Barbarea orthoceras


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: American wintercress, American rocket, erectpod wintercress, American yellowrocket.
Generic common name: YELLOWROCKET.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, riparian woodland, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Black Mustard *
Brassica nigra


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Generic common name: MUSTARD, TURNIP.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Field Mustard *
Brassica rapa


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: turnip, common mustard, rape mustard.
Generic common name: MUSTARD, TURNIP.

Cornell Road margin: disturbed grassland, March 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Brassica rapa

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Asian Mustard *
Brassica tournefortii


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: Sahara mustard.
Generic common name: MUSTARD, TURNIP.

Point Dume Natural Preserve: disturbed roadside, March 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Tansy Mustard
Descurainia pinnata ssp. brachycarpa


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: western tansymustard, alkali western tansy mustard.
Generic common name: TANSY MUSTARD.

Point Dume State Preserve: Overlook Platform Trail, coastal bluff scrub, Jan 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Flix-weed *
Descurainia sophia


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: herb sophia.
Generic common name: TANSY MUSTARD.

Disturbed roadsides and waste areas, May 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Western Wallflower
Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum

TJM1: Erysimum capitatum ssp. capitatum.

Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: sanddune wallflower.
Generic common name: WALLFLOWER.

Malibu Creek State Park: valley grassland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Coast Wallflower
Erysimum suffrutescens

TJM1: Erysimum insulare ssp. suffrutescens.

Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: island wallflower, suffrutescent wallflower.
Generic common name: WALLFLOWER.

Point Mugu State Park: Thornhill Broome Beach, coastal strand, April 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 4.2.
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Mediterranean Mustard *
Hirschfeldia incana


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: shortpod mustard, Mediterranean hoary mustard.
Generic common name: HIRSCHFELDIA.

Circle X Ranch: disturbed areas and roadsides, June 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Jointed Charlock *
Raphanus raphanistrum


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: painted charlock, wild radish.
Generic common name: WILD RADISH, RADISH.

Westlake Road disturbed shoulder: chaparral, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring.
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Wild Radish *
Raphanus sativus


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: cultivated radish, jointed charlock.
Generic common name: WILD RADISH, RADISH.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Red, Medium, Large, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Raphanus sativus

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Yellow Cress
Rorippa curvisiliqua


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: curvepod yellowcress.
Generic common name: YELLOW CRESS, WATER CRESS.

Rocky Oaks, Pond Margin, April 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Tumble Mustard *
Sisymbrium altissimum


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: Jim Hill mustard, tall tumblemustard.
Generic common name: HEDGEMUSTARD.

Disturbed areas and roadsides, May 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.
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London Rocket *
Sisymbrium irio


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Generic common name: HEDGEMUSTARD.

Soka University grounds: disturbed oak woodland, May 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Sisymbrium irio

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Hedge Mustard *
Sisymbrium officinale


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Generic common name: HEDGEMUSTARD.

Circle X Ranch: Campground, disturbed oak woodland, May 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Sisymbrium officinale

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Oriental Mustard *
Sisymbrium orientale


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: Indian hedgemustard, Oriental hedge mustard.
Generic common name: HEDGEMUSTARD.

Circle X Ranch: Campground, disturbed oak woodland, June 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Sisymbrium orientale

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Golden Prince's Plume
Stanleya pinnata var. pinnata


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: prince's plume, desert princesplume.
Generic common name: PRINCE'S PLUME.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Cheeseboro Ridge Trail, burned valley grassland, June 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
Thumbnail Picture of Stanleya pinnata var. pinnata

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Dobie-pod
Tropidocarpum gracile


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: slender keel fruit, slender tropidocarpum.
Generic common name: TROPIDOCARPUM.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Family Cleomaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Capparales)

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Bladderpod
Peritoma arborea var. arborea

TJM1: Isomeris arborea.

Family: Cleomaceae (SPIDERFLOWER), Capparaceae (CAPER).
Other common names: coastal bladderpod.
Generic common name: BLADDERPOD.

Leo Carrillo State Park: coastal strand, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Family Malvaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Malvales)

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Alkali-mallow
Malvella leprosa


Family: Malvaceae (MALLOW).
Other common names: Whiteweed.
Generic common name: ALKALI-MALLOW, MALLOW.

Camarillo agricultural fields: waste areas throughout, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status.
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Family Hypericaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Theales)

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St. Johnís Wort *
Hypericum canariense


Family: Hypericaceae (ST. JOHN'S WORT, MANGOSTEEN).
Other common names: Canary Island St. Johnswort.
Generic common name: ST. JOHN'S WORT.

Franklin Canyon, oak woodland, June 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.
Thumbnail Picture of Hypericum canariense


Family Cistaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Violales)

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Peak Rush Rose
Helianthemum scoparium

Other scientific names: Crocanthemum scoparium.

Family: Cistaceae (ROCK-ROSE).
Other common names: common sun rose, rock-rose, rushrose, Bisbee Peak rushrose.
Generic common name: SUN-ROSE, RUSH-ROSE, FROSTWEED.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

We follow the TJM2 name here, but the Jepson Interchange for California Floristics lists Crocanthemum scoparium as the current name for this species.
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Family Cucurbitaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Violales)

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Calabazilla
Cucurbita foetidissima


Family: Cucurbitaceae (GOURD).
Other common names: Missouri gourd, mock orange, coyote gourd.
Generic common name: GOURD, SQUASH.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Field Pumpkin *
Cucurbita pepo var. pepo


Family: Cucurbitaceae (GOURD).
Other common names: squash, zucchini.
Generic common name: GOURD, SQUASH.

Rocky Oaks: disturbed area near the parking lot, July 2011.

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

As with other species possessing a long history of cultivation it can take many forms. The common name for the variety shown here would be zucchini.
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Family Datiscaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Violales)

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Durango Root
Datisca glomerata


Family: Datiscaceae (DATISCA).
Generic common name: DATISCA.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, riparian woodland, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Family Loasaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Violales)

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Smoothstem Blazing Star
Mentzelia laevicaulis


Family: Loasaceae (LOASA).
Other common names: giant blazingstar.
Generic common name: BLAZING STAR.

Griffith Park: the old quarry, disturbed loose rocky soil, August 2012.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Stick-leaf
Mentzelia micrantha


Family: Loasaceae (LOASA).
Other common names: San Luis blazingstar, chaparral blazing star, San Luis stick leaf, small-flowered stick leaf.
Generic common name: BLAZING STAR.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Violaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Violales)

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Johnny Jump-up
Viola pedunculata


Family: Violaceae (VIOLET).
Other common names: California golden violet.
Generic common name: VIOLET.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Fagaceae (Magnoliopsida | Hamamelididae | Fagales)

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Scrub Oak
Quercus berberidifolia


Family: Fagaceae (BEECH, OAK).
Other common names: California scrub oak.
Generic common name: OAK.

Malibu Creek State Park: Deerleg Trail, grassland, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Small, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Blue Oak
Quercus douglasii


Family: Fagaceae (BEECH, OAK).
Generic common name: OAK.

Wildwood Park: oak savanna (grassland) April 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Red, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Valley Oak
Quercus lobata


Family: Fagaceae (BEECH, OAK).
Other common names: California white oak.
Generic common name: OAK.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: valley grassland, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Family Nymphaeaceae (Magnoliopsida | Magnoliidae | Nymphaeales)

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Yellow Waterlily *
Nymphaea mexicana


Family: Nymphaeaceae (WATERLILY).
Other common names: banana waterlily, Mexican water lily.
Generic common name: WATERLILY, WATER NYMPH.

Malibu Creek State Park: Century Lake, open water, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status

Note: the classification of this family as presented in TJM2 is now very different from the classic taxonomic classification system proposed decades ago by Cronquist. We still use the Cronquist system as it seems more suited to our desire to sort the flowers by visual similarity.
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Family Berberidaceae (Magnoliopsida | Magnoliidae | Ranunculales)

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Nevin's Barberry
Berberis nevinii


Family: Berberidaceae (BARBERRY).
Generic common name: OREGON-GRAPE, BARBERRY.

Thousand Oaks Landscaping, March 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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California Barberry
Berberis pinnata ssp. pinnata

Other scientific names: Mahonia pinnata.

Family: Berberidaceae (BARBERRY).
Other common names: Oregon-grape, mahonia.
Generic common name: OREGON-GRAPE, BARBERRY.

Newton Canyon, chaparral, April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Family Ranunculaceae (Magnoliopsida | Magnoliidae | Ranunculales)

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California Buttercup
Ranunculus californicus var. californicus


Family: Ranunculaceae (BUTTERCUP).
Other common names: common buttercup.
Generic common name: BUTTERCUP.

Soka University: May 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.
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Hairy-fruited Buttercup
Ranunculus hebecarpus


Family: Ranunculaceae (BUTTERCUP).
Other common names: delicate buttercup, slender annual buttercup, pubescent fruited buttercup.
Generic common name: BUTTERCUP.

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

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Green, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Creeping Buttercup *
Ranunculus repens


Family: Ranunculaceae (BUTTERCUP).
Other common names: crowfoot.
Generic common name: BUTTERCUP.

Point Mugu State Park: La Jolla Valley Loop Trail, streamside in riparian woodland, May 2012.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic, has NOXIOUS WEED status in some US states.
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Family Juncaginaceae (Liliopsida | Alismatidae | Najadales)

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Common Arrow-grass
Triglochin maritima


Family: Juncaginaceae (ARROW-GRASS).
Other common names: Arrowgrass.
Generic common name: ARROW-GRASS.

Mugu Lagoon: coastal salt marsh, July 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Was treated as Triglochin concinna in the original manual.
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Family Potamogetonaceae (Liliopsida | Alismatidae | Najadales)

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Fennel-leaf Pondweed
Stuckenia pectinata

TJM1: Potamogeton pectinatus.

Family: Potamogetonaceae (PONDWEED).
Other common names: sago pondweed.
Generic common name: PONDWEED.

Open water, July 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Family Araceae (Liliopsida | Arecidae | Arales)

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Inflated Duckweed
Lemna gibba


Family: Araceae (ARUM), Lemnaceae (DUCKWEED).
Other common names: Wind Bags.
Generic common name: DUCKWEED.

Camarillo agricultural area ditches and creeks, Aug 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer, Fall.
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Family Arecaceae (Liliopsida | Arecidae | Arecales)

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Canary Island Date Palm *
Phoenix canariensis


Family: Arecaceae (PALM).
Other common names: Canary island palm.
Generic common name: DATE PALM.

Campus of CSUCI: wet disturbed area adjacent to coastal sage scrub, Aug 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.
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Mexican Fan Palm *
Washingtonia robusta


Family: Arecaceae (PALM).
Other common names: Washington fan palm, Sonoran fan palm.
Generic common name: FAN PALM.

Wildwood Park: riparian woodland, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Agavaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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American Century Plant *
Agave americana var. americana

TJM1: Not Listed.
TJM2: Not Listed.

Family: Agavaceae (AGAVE, CENTURY PLANT), Liliaceae (LILY).
Generic common name: AGAVE.

Point Mugu State Park: Thornhill Broome Beach, coastal strand, Aug 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Iridaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Yellow Water Iris *
Iris pseudacorus


Family: Iridaceae (IRIS).
Other common names: paleyellow iris, horticultural iris, yellow flag.
Generic common name: IRIS.

Cold Creek: creekbed.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic, NOXIOUS WEED.
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Family Liliaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Slender Mariposa Lily
Calochortus clavatus var. gracilis


Family: Liliaceae (LILY), Calochortaceae (MARIPOSA LILY).
Generic common name: MARIPOSA LILY.

Upper Zuma Canyon: riparian woodland, June 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Yellow Mariposa Lily
Calochortus clavatus var. pallidus


Family: Liliaceae (LILY), Calochortaceae (MARIPOSA LILY).
Other common names: clubhair mariposa lily.
Generic common name: MARIPOSA LILY.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Plummer's Mariposa Lily
Calochortus plummerae


Family: Liliaceae (LILY), Calochortaceae (MARIPOSA LILY).
Generic common name: MARIPOSA LILY.

Circle X Ranch: Backbone Trail, chaparral, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 4.2.
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Weedís Mariposa Lily
Calochortus weedii var. intermedius


Family: Liliaceae (LILY), Calochortaceae (MARIPOSA LILY).
Other common names: intermediate mariposa lily.
Generic common name: MARIPOSA LILY.

Dayton Canyon ridge line: open chaparral/coastal sage scrub, May 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2
See the note in the ANF about the ID of this plant.
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Family Themidaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Golden Stars
Bloomeria crocea var. crocea


Family: Themidaceae (BRODIAEA), Liliaceae (LILY).
Other common names: common goldenstar.
Generic common name: GOLDENSTAR.

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

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.
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Family Cyperaceae (Liliopsida | Commelinidae | Cyperales)

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Cosmopolitan Bulrush
Bolboschoenus maritimus

TJM1: Scirpus maritimus.

Family: Cyperaceae (SEDGE).
Other common names: saltmarsh bulrush, seaside bulrush, alkali bulrush, prairie bulrush, bayonet-grass.
Generic common name: TUBEROUS BULRUSHES, BULRUSH.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: salt marsh, September 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Panicled Bulrush
Scirpus microcarpus


Family: Cyperaceae (SEDGE).
Other common names: small-fruited bulrush, mountain bog bulrush.
Generic common name: BULRUSH.

Malibu Springs, creekside in riparian woodland, Oct 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.
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Family Cupressaceae (Pinopsida | Pinales)

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Incense Cedar
Calocedrus decurrens


Family: Cupressaceae (CYPRESS).
Other common names: white cedar, post cedar.
Generic common name: INCENSE CEDAR.

Rocky Oaks: Rocky Oaks Loop Trail, riparian woodland, March 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

The Gymnosperms are technically not flowering plants.
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Arizona Cypress
Hesperocyparis nevadensis

TJM1: Cupressus arizonica.
ANF: Hesperocyparis arizonica.
Other scientific names: Cupressus nevadensis.

Family: Cupressaceae (CYPRESS).
Other common names: Arizona smooth cypress, Piute Cypress.
Generic common name: WESTERN CYPRESS.

Feb 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

Not naturally occuring in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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California Juniper
Juniperus californica


Family: Cupressaceae (CYPRESS).
Generic common name: JUNIPER.

Open dry land near Lancaster: Feb 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Winter.

The Gymnosperms are technically not flowering plants.
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Family Pinaceae (Pinopsida | Pinales)

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Aleppo Pine *
Pinus halepensis ssp. halepensis


Family: Pinaceae (PINE).
Other common names: Jerusalem pine.
Generic common name: PINE.

Circle X Ranch: main parking lot off of Yerba Buena Road, March 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Red, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

The Gymnosperms are technically not flowering plants.
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