Plants of Cesar Chavez Park

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 Common Name(s)Scientific NameFamilyPostPhoto
IceplantCarpobrotus edulisAizoaceaeLinkView
Wild OnionAllium triquetrumAlliaceaeLinkView
NarcissusNarcissus poeticusAmaryllidaceaeLinkView
SugarbushRhus ovataAnacardiaceaeLinkView
LemonadeberryRhus integrifoliaAnacardiaceaeLinkView
HedgeparsleyTorilis arvensisApiaceaeLinkView
Poison HemlockConium maculatumApiaceaeLinkView
Burr ChervilAnthriscus caucalisApiaceaeLinkView
FennelFoeniculum vulgareApiaceaeLinkView
English IvyHedera helixAraliaceaeLinkView
Western RagweedAmbrosia psilostachyaAsteraceaeLinkView
Crown DaisyGlebionis coronariaAsteraceaeLinkView
Gum plant, GrindeliaGrindelia strictaAsteraceaeLinkView
Coyote BushBaccharis pilularisAsteraceaeLinkView
Common YarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceaeLinkView
Italian thistleCarduus pycnocephalusAsteraceaeLinkView
Common DandelionTaraxacum officinaleAsteraceaeLinkView
Milk ThistleSilybum marianumAsteraceaeLinkView
Pineapple WeedMatricaria discoideaAsteraceaeLinkView
Tansy RagwortSenecio jacobaeaAsteraceaeLinkView
California SagebrushArtemisia californicaAsteraceaeLinkView
Wild CardoonCynara cardunculusAsteraceaeLinkView
Cape WeedArctotheca calendulaAsteraceaeLinkView
Prickly LettuceLactuca serriolaAsteraceaeLinkView
Spiny Sow ThistleSonchus asperAsteraceaeLinkView
RagweedAmbrosia psilostachyaAsteraceaeLinkView
Brass ButtonsCotula coronopifoliaAsteraceaeLinkView
Bristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioidesAsteraceaeLinkView
CalendulaCalendula officinalisAsteraceaeLinkView
Cape HoneysuckleTecoma capensisBignoniaceaeLinkView
Pride of MadeiraEchium candicansBoraginaceaeLinkView
BittercressCardamine oligospermaBrassicaceaeLinkView
Wild MustardHirschfeldia incanaBrassicaceaeLinkView
Wild RadishRaphanus raphanistrumBrassicaceaeLinkView
Common ChickweedStellaria mediaCaryophyllaceaeLinkView
Four-wing SaltbushAtriplex canescensChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Big SaltbushAtriplex lentiformisChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Pink Rock RoseCistus incanusCistaceaeLinkView
Rock RoseCistus sp.CistaceaeLinkView
Field BindweedConvulvulus arvensisConvolvulaceaeLinkView
PinwheelAeonium haworthiiCrassulaceaeLinkView
Monterey CypressHesperocyparis macrocarpaCupressaceaeLinkView
Oblong Spurge, Eggleaf SpurgeEuphorbia oblongataEuphorbiaceaeLinkView
Purple vetchVicia benghalensisFabaceaeLinkView
Sky LupineLupinus nanusFabaceaeLinkView
Rose CloverTrifolium hirtumFabaceaeLinkView
Strawberry CloverTrifolium fragiferumFabaceaeLinkView
White CloverTrifolium repensFabaceaeLinkView
Hop CloverTrifolium campestreFabaceaeLinkView
YuccaYucca gloriosaFabaceaeLinkView
Blackwood AcaciaAcacia melanoxylonFabaceaeLinkView
California BurcloverMedicago polymorphaFabaceaeLinkView
Bank CatclawAcacia redolensFabaceaeLinkView
Birdsfoot trefoilLotus corniculatusFabaceaeLinkView
Crimson CloverTrifolium incarnatumFabaceaeLinkView
Common VetchVicia sativa ssp.sativaFabaceaeLinkView
Holly OakQuercus ilexFagaceaeLinkView
Small-flowered CranesbillGeranium pusillumGeraniaceaeLinkView
White-stemmed FilareeErodium moschatumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Little RobinGeranium purpureum GeraniaceaeLinkView
Red-stemmed FilareeErodium cicutariumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Cut-leaf GeraniumGeranium dissectumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Dutch IrisIris hollandicaIridaceaeLinkView
Blue-eyed GrassSisyrinchium bellumIridaceaeLinkView
RushJuncus sp.JuncaceaeLinkView
HenbitLamium amplexicauleLamiaceaeLinkView
Black SageSalvia melliferaLamiaceaeLinkView
Purple SageSalvia leucophyllaLamiaceaeLinkView
California BayUmbellularia californicaLauraceaeLinkView
Pale FlaxLinum bienneLinaceaeLinkView
Bull MallowMalva nicaeensisMalvaceaeLinkView
Cheeseweed, Little MallowMalva parvifloraMalvaceaeLinkView
Cretan MallowMalva pseudolavateraMalvaceaeLinkView
Scarlet PimpernelLysimachia arvensisMyrsinaceaeLinkView
Australian Tea TreeLeptospermum laevigatumMyrtaceaeLinkView
Blue Gum EucalyptusEucalyptus globulusMyrtaceaeLinkView
Lemon-scented GumEucalyptus citriodoraMyrtaceaeLinkView
Spider GumEucalyptus conferruminataMyrtaceaeLinkView
Red Iron BarkEucalyptus sideroxylonMyrtaceaeLinkView
Shamel AshFraxinus uhdeiOleaceaeLinkView
California fuchsiaEpilobium canumOnagraceaeLinkView
GoldeneggsTaraxia ovataOnagraceaeLinkView
Mediterranean LineseedBellardia trixagoOrobanchaceaeLinkView
SourgrassOxalis pes-capraeOxalidacaeaLinkView
Purple WoodsorrelOxalis purpureaOxalidaceaeLinkView
California PoppyEschscholzia californicaPapaveraceaeLinkView
Sitka SprucePicea sitchensisPinaceaeLinkView
Bishop PinePinus muricataPinaceaeLinkView
Torrey PinePinus torreyanaPinaceaeLinkView
Victorian Box TreePittosporum undulatumPittosporaceaeLinkView
Lance-leafed PlantainPlantago lanceolataPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Buck-horn's PlantainPlantago coronopusPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Broadleaf PlantainPlantago major)PlantaginaceaeLinkView
Showy Island SnapdragonGambelia speciosaPlantaginaceaeLinkView
StaticeLimonium sinuatumPlumbaginaceaeLinkView
Upright Veldt GrassEhrharta erectaPoaceaeLinkView
Slender Wild OatAvena barbataPoaceaeLinkView
Soft ChessBromus hordeaceusPoaceaeLinkView
Annual BluegrassPoa annuaPoaceaeLinkView
Rabbit's Foot GrassPolypogon monspeliensPoaceaeLinkView
Ripgut BromeBromus diandrusPoaceaeLinkView
RescuegrassBromus catharticusPoaceaeLinkView
Rattail FescueFestuca myurosPoaceaeLinkView
Foxtail BarleyHordeum murinumPoaceaeLinkView
Italian Rye GrassFestuca perennisPoaceaeLinkView
Common VelvetgrassHolcus lanatusPoaceaeLinkView
Orchard GrassDactylis glomerataPoaceaeLinkView
Kikuyu grassPennisetum clandestinumPoaceaeLinkView
Curly DockRumex crispusPolygonaceaeLinkView
Santa Cruz Island BuckwheatEriogonum arborescensPolygonaceaeLinkView
CeanothusCeanothus sp.RhamnaceaeLinkView
CoffeeberryFrangula californicaRhamnaceaeLinkView
Himalayan BlackberryRubus armeniacusRosaceaeLinkView
Holly-leafed CherryPrunus ilicifoliaRosaceaeLinkView
Santa Cruz Island IronwoodLyonothamnus-floribundus-ssp.-asplenifoliusRosaceaeLinkView
Cherry PlumPrunus cerasiferaRosaceaeLinkView
Catalina Island CherryPrunus ilicifolia ssp. lyoniiRosaceaeLinkView
Carolina Cherry LaurelPrunus carolinianaRosaceaeLinkView
California BlackberryRubus ursinusRosaceaeLinkView
BedstrawGalium aparineRubiaceaeLinkView
CarrotwoodCupaniopsis anacardioidesSapindaceaeLinkView
California BuckeyeAesculus californicaSapindaceaeLinkView
Lollipop TreeMyoporum laetumScrophulariaceaeLinkView
California Bee PlantScrophularia californicaScrophulariaceaeLinkView
Black NightshadeSolanum nigrumSolanaceaeLinkView
Dwarf Stinging NettleUrtica urensUrticaceaeLinkView
Red Valerian, Jupiter's beardCentranthus ruberValerianaceaeLinkView

This listing is a work in progress. The table shows plants photographed in Cesar Chavez Park mainly in 2018 and 2019, with a few species seen 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 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 Prof. Peter Rauch at UC Berkeley, from staff members at the Berkeley Horticultural Nursery, or from the Pl@nt.net application online. If there are errors, please use the Comment form below to report them.

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