Plants of Cesar Chavez Park

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