List of Plants in Cesar Chavez Park

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 ThumbnailCommon Name(s)Scientific NameFamilyPostPhotoCalifornia
Native
AlyssumLobularia maritimaBrassicaceaeLinkView
Annual BluegrassPoa annuaPoaceaeLinkView
Arroyo LupineLupinus succulentusFabaceaeLinkView
Arroyo WillowSalix lasiolepisSalicaceaeLinkView
Australian Tea TreeLeptospermum laevigatumMyrtaceaeLinkView
Baby Blue EyesNemophila menziesiiBoraginaceaeLinkView
Bank CatclawAcacia redolensFabaceaeLinkView
BedstrawGalium aparineRubiaceaeLinkView
Big SaltbushAtriplex lentiformisChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Birdsfoot trefoilLotus corniculatusFabaceaeLinkView
Bishop PinePinus muricataPinaceaeLinkView
BittercressCardamine oligospermaBrassicaceaeLinkView
Black NightshadeSolanum nigrumSolanaceaeLinkView
Black SageSalvia melliferaLamiaceaeLinkView
Blackwood AcaciaAcacia melanoxylonFabaceaeLinkView
Blue ElderberrySambucus nigraAdoxaceaeLinkView
Blue Gum EucalyptusEucalyptus globulusMyrtaceaeLinkView
Blue-eyed GrassSisyrinchium bellumIridaceaeLinkView
Blueblossom CeanothusCeanothus thyrsiflorusRhamnaceaeLinkView
Brass ButtonsCotula coronopifoliaAsteraceaeLinkView
Bristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioidesAsteraceaeLinkView
Broadleaf PlantainPlantago majorPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Buck-horn's PlantainPlantago coronopusPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Bull MallowMalva nicaeensisMalvaceaeLinkView
Bull ThistleCirsium vulgareAsteraceaeLinkView
Bur ChervilAnthriscus caucalisApiaceaeLinkView
CalendulaCalendula officinalisAsteraceaeLinkView
California AsterSymphyotrichum chilenseAsteraceaeLinkView
California BayUmbellularia californicaLauraceaeLinkView
California Bee PlantScrophularia californicaScrophulariaceaeLinkView
California BlackberryRubus ursinusRosaceaeLinkView
California BuckeyeAesculus californicaSapindaceaeLinkView
California BurcloverMedicago polymorphaFabaceaeLinkView
California fuchsiaEpilobium canumOnagraceaeLinkView
California MugwortArtemisia douglasianaAsteraceaeLinkView
California PoppyEschscholzia californicaPapaveraceaeLinkView
California SagebrushArtemisia californicaAsteraceaeLinkView
Cape HoneysuckleTecoma capensisBignoniaceaeLinkView
Cape WeedArctotheca calendulaAsteraceaeLinkView
Carolina Cherry LaurelPrunus carolinianaRosaceaeLinkView
CarrotwoodCupaniopsis anacardioidesSapindaceaeLinkView
Catalina Island CherryPrunus ilicifolia ssp. lyoniiRosaceaeLinkView
CeanothusCeanothus sp.RhamnaceaeLinkView
Cheeseweed, Little MallowMalva parvifloraMalvaceaeLinkView
Cherry PlumPrunus cerasiferaRosaceaeLinkView
Coast Live OakQuercus agrifoliaFagaceaeLink
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Coastal TarweedMadia sativaAsteraceae LinkView
CoffeeberryFrangula californicaRhamnaceaeLinkView
Common ChickweedStellaria mediaCaryophyllaceaeLinkView
Common DandelionTaraxacum officinaleAsteraceaeLinkView
Common ManzanitaArctostaphylus manzanitaEricaceaeView
Common VelvetgrassHolcus lanatusPoaceaeLinkView
Common VetchVicia sativa ssp.sativaFabaceaeLinkView
Common YarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceaeLinkView
Coyote BushBaccharis pilularisAsteraceaeLinkView
Cretan MallowMalva pseudolavateraMalvaceaeLinkView
Crimson CloverTrifolium incarnatumFabaceaeLinkView
Crown DaisyGlebionis coronariaAsteraceaeLinkView
Curly DockRumex crispusPolygonaceaeLinkView
Cut-leaf GeraniumGeranium dissectumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Desert BluebellPhacelia campanulariaBoraginaceaeLinkView
Douglas IrisIris douglasianaIridaceaeLinkView
Drug FumitoryFumaria officinalisPapaveraceaeLinkView
Dutch IrisIris hollandicaIridaceaeLinkView
Dwarf Stinging NettleUrtica urensUrticaceaeLinkView
English DaisyBellis perennisAsteraceaeLinkView
English IvyHedera helixAraliaceaeLinkView
Fat HenAtriplex prostrataChenopodiaceaeLinkView
FennelFoeniculum vulgareApiaceaeLinkView
Fiddle DockRumex pulcherPolygonaceaeLinkView
Field BindweedConvulvulus arvensisConvolvulaceaeLinkView
Four-wing SaltbushAtriplex canescensChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Foxtail BarleyHordeum murinumPoaceaeLinkView
French BroomGenista monspessulanaFabaceaeLinkView
Goldeneggs, Sun CupTaraxia ovataOnagraceaeLinkView
Gray BirchBetula populifoliaBetulaceaeLinkView
Gum plant, GrindeliaGrindelia strictaAsteraceaeLinkView
HedgeparsleyTorilis arvensisApiaceaeLinkView
HenbitLamium amplexicauleLamiaceaeLinkView
Himalayan BlackberryRubus armeniacusRosaceaeLinkView
Himalayan SmartweedPersicaria capitataPolygonaceaeLinkView
Holly OakQuercus ilexFagaceaeLinkView
Holly-leafed CherryPrunus ilicifoliaRosaceaeLinkView
Hop CloverTrifolium campestreFabaceaeLinkView
HorseweedErigeron canadensisAsteraceaeLinkView
IceplantCarpobrotus edulisAizoaceaeLinkView
Italian Rye GrassFestuca perennisPoaceaeLinkView
Italian ThistleCarduus pycnocephalusAsteraceae[pending][pending]
Kikuyu grassPennisetum clandestinumPoaceaeLinkView
Lance-leafed PlantainPlantago lanceolataPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Lemon-scented GumEucalyptus citriodoraMyrtaceaeLinkView
LemonadeberryRhus integrifoliaAnacardiaceaeLinkView
Lesser Swine CressLepidium didymumBrassicaceaeLinkView
Little RobinGeranium purpureum GeraniaceaeLinkView
Lollipop TreeMyoporum laetumScrophulariaceaeLinkView
Mediterranean LineseedBellardia trixagoOrobanchaceaeLinkView
Milk ThistleSilybum marianumAsteraceaeLinkView
Monterey CypressHesperocyparis macrocarpaCupressaceaeLinkView
Moroccan ToadflaxLinaria maroccanaPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Naked LadyAmaryllis belladonnaAmaryllidaceaeLinkView
NarcissusNarcissus poeticusAmaryllidaceaeLinkView
NasturtiumTropaeolum majusTropaeolaceaeLinkView
Nettle-leaved GoosefootChenopodium muraleAmaranthaceaeLinkView
New Zealand Christmas TreeMetrosideros excelsaMyrtaceaeLinkView
Oblong Spurge, Eggleaf SpurgeEuphorbia oblongataEuphorbiaceaeLinkView
Oppositeleaf Russian ThistleSalsola sodaChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Orchard GrassDactylis glomerataPoaceaeLinkView
Pale FlaxLinum bienneLinaceaeLinkView
Panicled (Tall) WillowherbEpilobium brachycarpumOnagraceaeLinkView
Pineapple WeedMatricaria discoideaAsteraceaeLinkView
Pink Rock RoseCistus incanusCistaceaeLinkView
PinwheelAeonium haworthiiCrassulaceaeLinkView
Poison HemlockConium maculatumApiaceaeLinkView
Prickly LettuceLactuca serriolaAsteraceaeLinkView
Pride of MadeiraEchium candicansBoraginaceaeLinkView
Prostrate KnotweedPolygonum avicularePolygonaceaeLinkView
Purple SageSalvia leucophyllaLamiaceaeLinkView
Purple vetchVicia benghalensisFabaceaeLinkView
Purple WoodsorrelOxalis purpureaOxalidaceaeLinkView
Rabbit's Foot GrassPolypogon monspeliensisPoaceaeLinkView
Rattail FescueFestuca myurosPoaceaeLinkView
Red Iron BarkEucalyptus sideroxylonMyrtaceaeLinkView
Red Valerian, Jupiter's beardCentranthus ruberValerianaceaeLinkView
Red-stemmed FilareeErodium cicutariumGeraniaceaeLinkView
RescuegrassBromus catharticusPoaceaeLinkView
Ripgut BromeBromus diandrusPoaceaeLinkView
Rock RoseCistus sp.CistaceaeLinkView
Rose CloverTrifolium hirtumFabaceaeLinkView
RushJuncus sp.JuncaceaeLinkView
Salt Sand-SpurreySpergularia marinaCaryophyllaceaeLinkView
Santa Cruz Island BuckwheatEriogonum arborescensPolygonaceaeLinkView
Santa Cruz Island IronwoodLyonothamnus-floribundus-ssp.-asplenifoliusRosaceaeLinkView
Scarlet FlaxLinum grandiflorumLinaceaeLinkView
Scarlet PimpernelLysimachia arvensisMyrsinaceaeLinkView
Shamel AshFraxinus uhdeiOleaceaeLinkView
Shivery GrassBriza minorPoaceaeLinkView
Showy Island SnapdragonGambelia speciosaPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Sitka SprucePicea sitchensisPinaceaeLinkView
Sky LupineLupinus nanusFabaceaeLinkView
Slender Wild OatAvena barbataPoaceaeLinkView
Slenderflower thistleCarduus tenuiflorusAsteraceaeLinkView
Small-flowered CranesbillGeranium pusillumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Soft ChessBromus hordeaceusPoaceaeLinkView
SourgrassOxalis pes-capraeOxalidacaeaLinkView
Spider GumEucalyptus conferruminataMyrtaceaeLinkView
Spiny Sow ThistleSonchus asperAsteraceaeLinkView
StaticeLimonium sinuatumPlumbaginaceaeLinkView
Strawberry CloverTrifolium fragiferumFabaceaeLinkView
Strawberry TreeArbutus unedoEricaceaeLinkView
SugarbushRhus ovataAnacardiaceaeLinkView
Sweet HakeaHakea suaveolensProteaceaeLinkView
Tall FlatsedgeCyperus eragrostisCyperaceaeLinkView
Tansy RagwortSenecio jacobaeaAsteraceaeLinkView
Torrey PinePinus torreyanaPinaceaeLinkView
Upright Veldt GrassEhrharta erectaPoaceaeLinkView
Victorian Box TreePittosporum undulatumPittosporaceaeLinkView
WallflowerErysimum sp.BrassicaceaeLinkView
Western RagweedAmbrosia psilostachyaAsteraceaeLinkView
White CloverTrifolium repensFabaceaeLinkView
White-stemmed FilareeErodium moschatumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Wild CardoonCynara cardunculusAsteraceaeLinkView
Wild CarrotDaucus carotaApiaceaeLinkView
Wild MustardHirschfeldia incanaBrassicaceaeLinkView
Wild OnionAllium triquetrumAlliaceaeLinkView
Wild RadishRaphanus raphanistrumBrassicaceaeLinkView
Willow DockRumex salicifoliusPolygonaceaeLinkView
Yellow Bush LupineLupinus arboreusFabaceaeLinkView
Yellow SorrelOxalis corniculataOxalidaceaeLinkView
YuccaYucca gloriosaFabaceaeLinkView
Cleveland SageSalvia clevelandiiLamiaceaeLinkView

This listing is a work in progress. The table shows plants photographed in Cesar Chavez Park mainly in 2018 through 2021, with a few species photographed as early as 2015. The “Link” takes you to a post with a date when the plant was published, which is usually within a few days of discovery and identification. The “View” shows you one selected image. The post may also contain photos additional to that shown in the “View” column, and it will contain some commentary and links for further information.

Credit for at least 90 per cent of the identifications (common and scientific names) belongs to Jutta Burger PhD, Science Program Director of the California Invasive Plant Council, and Bob Huttar, certified arborist and consulting field biologist specializing in botany generally and rare plants in particular. Photo credits are noted on the photos; if none, photo is mine. With a small number of earlier identifications, I had help from Peter Rauch, from staff members at the Berkeley Horticultural Nursery, or from the Pl@nt.net or Seek applications online. The text accompanying the photos in blog posts is mine. If there are errors or you have a new plant to contribute, please use the Comment form below.

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