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Plant List

This list of plant species was generated by California Native Plant Society during a partial survey of the Refuge in 1992, with a few later additions by refuge staff.  It is not intended to be a definitive list. 

Yellow Sand Verbena - Abronia latifolia 
Pink Sand Verbina/Beach Verbena - Abronia umbellata
Box Elder - Acer negundo
Coast Yarrow/Sand Milfoil - Achillea millefolium var. arenicola - (=A. borealis ssp. a.)
Agoseris - Agoseris apargioides var. eastwoodae
Alder - Alnus rhombifolia
Beach Bur - Ambrosia chamissonis - (=Franseria c./F. c. ssp. bipinnatisecta
Beach Grass - Ammophila arenaria
Fiddleneck/Seaside Amsinckia - Amsinckia spectabilis
Scarlet Pimpernel - Anagallis arvensis
Sea Thrift - Armeria maritima ssp. californica
California Sagebrush- Artemisia californica
Mugwort - Artemisia douglasiana
Beach Sagewort - Artemisia pycnocephala
Douglas' Aster - Aster subspicatus
Saltbush - Atriplex californica 
Quail Brush - Atriplex lentiformis
Whiteleaf Saltbush - Atriplex leucophylla
Orache/Fat Hen - Atriplex patula ssp. hastata
Douglas' Baccharis - Baccharis douglasii 
Water-wally/Mule Fat/Seep-willow - Baccharis glutinosa - (=B. viminea
Coyote Brush - Baccharis pilularis var. consanguinea
Field Mustard - Brassica rapa ssp. olifera - (=B. campestris
Brome - Bromus carinatus
Sea Rocket - Cakile maritima
Beach Morning-glory - Calystegia soldanella
Beach Primrose - Camissonia cheiranthifolia
Sandmat - Cardionema ramosissimum
Sedge - Carex obnupta
Sea Fig - Carpobotus aequilaterus - (=Mesembryanthemum chilensis
Indian Paint Brush/Seaside Painted Cup - Castilleja latifolia
Tocalote - Centaurea melitensis
Lamb's Quarters - Chenopodium album
Mexican Tea - Chenopodium ambrosioides - (=C. a. var. suffruticosum
Goosefoot/soap Plant - Chenopodium californicum 
Soap Root/Amole - Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. divaricatum
San Francisco Spine-flower - Chorizanthe cuspidata var. marginata
Monterey Spine-flower - Chorizanthe pungens
Bull Thistle - Cirsium vulgare
Miners Lettuce - Claytonia perfoliata - (=Montia p./ C. p. var. nubigena
Beach Aster - Corethrogyne californica
Branching Beach Aster - Corethrogyne leucophylla
Creekside Dogwood - Cornus sericea
Brass Buttons - Cotula coronopifolia
Sand Pigmyweed - Crassula erecta - (=Tillaea e.
Coast Cryptantha - Cryptantha leiocarpa
Alkali Dodder - Cuscuta salina
Dodder - Cuscuta sp.
Hair Grass - Deschampsia caespitosa
Salt Grass- Distichlis spicata - (=D. s. var. stolonifera)
Sea Lettuce - Dudleya caespitosa
Live Forever/Bluff Lettuce - Dudleya farinosa
Blue Wild Rye - Elymus glaucus
Dune Rye Grass - Elymus mollis
Gould's Rye Grass- Elymus pacificus
Northern Willow - Epilobium ciliathum ssp.glandulosum - (=E. adenocaulon var. occidentale
Coast Cottonweed - Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii - (=E. w./e. w. var. franciscanum)
- Ericameria ericoides - (=Haplopappus e. & ssp. blakei
Coast Buckwheat - Eriogonum latifolium
Seacliff Buckwheat - Eriogonum parvifolium - (=E. p. ssp. lucidum
Lizard Tail/Golden Yarrow - Eriophyllum staechadifolium - (=E. s. var. artemisiifolium
Red-stemmed Filaree - Erodium cicutarium
Dune Wallflower - Erysimum ammophilum
California/Beach Poppy - Eschscholzia californica var. maritima
Alkali Heath - Frankenia grandifolia
Bedstraw - Galium sp.
Slender-flowered Gilia - Gilia tenuiflora
California Everlasting - Gnaphalium californicum
Cotton-batting Plant - Gnaphalium chilense
Marsh Everlasting - Gnaphalium palustre 
Coast Gum Plant - Grindelia latifolia
Seaside Heliotrope - Heliotropium curassavicum var. oculatum
Barley - Hordeum brachyantherum
Fleshy Marsh-herb/Fleshy Jaumea - Jaumea carnosa
Toad Rush - Juncus bufonios
Salt Rush - Juncus leseurii 
Beach Pea- Lathyrus littoralis
Toadflax - Linaria texana - (=L. canadensis var. texana
Woolly Lotus - Lotus heermannii var. eriophorus
Deerweed - Lotus scoparius
Silver Lupine - Lupinus albifrons
Blue Bush Lupine - Lupinus chamissonis
Bull Mallow - Malva nicaeensis
Cheeseweed - Malva parviflora
Manroot/Wild Cucumber - Marah fabaceus
Bur-clover - Medicago polymorpha - (=M. hispida/v. confinis/v. brevispina
White Sweet-clover - Melilotus alba
Sweet-clover - Melilotus indica
American Water-lovage - Oenanthe sarmentosa
California Broomrape - Orobanche californica - (=O.grayana var. nelsonii & Violacea)
Smooth Orthocarpus- Orthocarpus faucibarbatus var. albidus
Sickle Grass - Parapholis incurva
Wild Heliotrope - Phacelia distans
Branching Phacelia - Phacelia ramosissima - (=P. r. var. montereyensis
Harding Grass - Phalaris aquatica
Common Reed - Phragmites australis - (=P. communis
Popcorn Flower - Plagiobothrys sp.
Cut-leaved Plantain - Plantago coronopus
Sycamore - Platanus racemosa
Douglas' Blue Grass - Poa douglasii
Swamp Knotweed - Polygonum amphibium - (=P. coccineum
Knotweed - Polygonum aviculare
Beach Knotweed - Polygonum paronychia
Rabbits-foot Grass - Polypogon monspeliensis
Cottonwood - Populus fremontii
Pacific Silverweed - Potentilla egedei - (=P. e. var. grandis
Roundleaf Psoralea - Psoralea orbicularis
California Wild Rose - Rosa californica
Pacific Blackberry - Rubus ursinus - (=R. vitifolius
Green or Clustered Dock - Rumex conglomeratus
Dock - Rumex crassus
Curly Dock - Rumex crispus
Persian Dock - Rumex maritimus var. persicarioides - (=R. p.
Marsh Dock - Rumex occidentalis var. fenestratus - (=R. f.
Sand Bar Willow - Salix hindsiana
Arroyo Willow - Salix lasiolepis
Pickleweed/ Samphire - Sarcocornia pacifica - (=Salicornia p.) 
Tule - Scirpus sp.
Alkali Mallow - Sida hederacea - (=S. leprosa var. h.) 
Catchfly - Silene sp.
Western Goldenrod - Solidago occidentalis - (=Euthamia o.) 
Common Sow Thistle - Sonchus oleraceus
Johnson Grass - Sorghum halepense
Boccone's Sand Spurrey - Spergularia bocconii
Purple Sand Spurry - Spergularia rubra
Hedge Nettle - Stachys chamissonis
Hedge Nettle - Stachys sp.
Chickweed - Stellaria littoralis
New Zealand  Spinach - Tetragonia tetragonioides - (=T. expansa
Poison Oak - Toxicodendron diversilobum - (=Rhus d.
Broad-leaved Cat-tail/Soft Flag - Typha latifola
Water Speedwell - Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Six Weeks Fescue - Vulpia octoflora - (=Festuca o.)
Cocklebur Silverweed - Xanthium strumarium var. canadense 

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2013
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