Plants of Cesar Chavez Park

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 Common Name(s)Scientific NameFamilyPostPhoto
Blue ElderberrySambucus nigraAdoxaceaeLinkView
IceplantCarpobrotus edulisAizoaceaeLinkView
Wild OnionAllium triquetrumAlliaceaeLinkView
Nettle-leaved GoosefootChenopodium muraleAmaranthaceaeLinkView
Naked LadyAmaryllis belladonnaAmaryllidaceaeLinkView
NarcissusNarcissus poeticusAmaryllidaceaeLinkView
LemonadeberryRhus integrifoliaAnacardiaceaeLinkView
SugarbushRhus ovataAnacardiaceaeLinkView
FennelFoeniculum vulgareApiaceaeLinkView
Wild CarrotDaucus carotaApiaceaeLinkView
HedgeparsleyTorilis arvensisApiaceaeLinkView
Bur ChervilAnthriscus caucalisApiaceaeLinkView
Poison HemlockConium maculatumApiaceaeLinkView
English IvyHedera helixAraliaceaeLinkView
Crown DaisyGlebionis coronariaAsteraceaeLinkView
Pacific AsterSymphyotrichum chilenseAsteraceaeLinkView
Coyote BushBaccharis pilularisAsteraceaeLinkView
Spiny Sow ThistleSonchus asperAsteraceaeLinkView
Pineapple WeedMatricaria discoideaAsteraceaeLinkView
Prickly LettuceLactuca serriolaAsteraceaeLinkView
Common DandelionTaraxacum officinaleAsteraceaeLinkView
Common YarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceaeLinkView
Cape WeedArctotheca calendulaAsteraceaeLinkView
HorseweedErigeron canadensisAsteraceaeLinkView
California SagebrushArtemisia californicaAsteraceaeLinkView
Western RagweedAmbrosia psilostachyaAsteraceaeLinkView
Tansy RagwortSenecio jacobaeaAsteraceaeLinkView
Italian thistleCarduus pycnocephalusAsteraceaeLinkView
Bull ThistleCirsium vulgareAsteraceaeLinkView
Wild CardoonCynara cardunculusAsteraceaeLinkView
Bristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioidesAsteraceaeLinkView
Brass ButtonsCotula coronopifoliaAsteraceaeLinkView
Milk ThistleSilybum marianumAsteraceaeLinkView
English DaisyBellis perennisAsteraceaeLinkView
CalendulaCalendula officinalisAsteraceaeLinkView
Gum plant, GrindeliaGrindelia strictaAsteraceaeLinkView
Coastal TarweedMadia sativaAsteraceae LinkView
Gray BirchBetula populifoliaBetulaceaeLinkView
Cape HoneysuckleTecoma capensisBignoniaceaeLinkView
Baby Blue EyesNemophila menziesiiBoraginaceaeLinkView
Desert BluebellPhacelia campanulariaBoraginaceaeLinkView
Pride of MadeiraEchium candicansBoraginaceaeLinkView
Lesser Swine CressLepidium didymumBrassicaceaeLinkView
AlyssumLobularia maritimaBrassicaceaeLinkView
WallflowerErysimum sp.BrassicaceaeLinkView
BittercressCardamine oligospermaBrassicaceaeLinkView
Wild RadishRaphanus raphanistrumBrassicaceaeLinkView
Wild MustardHirschfeldia incanaBrassicaceaeLinkView
Salt Sand-SpurreySpergularia marinaCaryophyllaceaeLinkView
Common ChickweedStellaria mediaCaryophyllaceaeLinkView
Big SaltbushAtriplex lentiformisChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Oppositeleaf Russian ThistleSalsola sodaChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Fat HenAtriplex prostrataChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Four-wing SaltbushAtriplex canescensChenopodiaceaeLinkView
Pink Rock RoseCistus incanusCistaceaeLinkView
Rock RoseCistus sp.CistaceaeLinkView
Field BindweedConvulvulus arvensisConvolvulaceaeLinkView
PinwheelAeonium haworthiiCrassulaceaeLinkView
Monterey CypressHesperocyparis macrocarpaCupressaceaeLinkView
Tall FlatsedgeCyperus eragrostisCyperaceaeLinkView
Strawberry TreeArbutus unedoEricaceaeLinkView
Common ManzanitaArctostaphylus manzanitaEricaceaeView
Oblong Spurge, Eggleaf SpurgeEuphorbia oblongataEuphorbiaceaeLinkView
YuccaYucca gloriosaFabaceaeLinkView
Arroyo LupineLupinus succulentusFabaceaeLinkView
Rose CloverTrifolium hirtumFabaceaeLinkView
Yellow Bush LupineLupinus arboreusFabaceaeLinkView
White CloverTrifolium repensFabaceaeLinkView
Purple vetchVicia benghalensisFabaceaeLinkView
Strawberry CloverTrifolium fragiferumFabaceaeLinkView
Sky LupineLupinus nanusFabaceaeLinkView
French BroomGenista monspessulanaFabaceaeView
Hop CloverTrifolium campestreFabaceaeLinkView
Birdsfoot trefoilLotus corniculatusFabaceaeLinkView
California BurcloverMedicago polymorphaFabaceaeLinkView
Crimson CloverTrifolium incarnatumFabaceaeLinkView
Blackwood AcaciaAcacia melanoxylonFabaceaeLinkView
Common VetchVicia sativa ssp.sativaFabaceaeLinkView
Bank CatclawAcacia redolensFabaceaeLinkView
Coast Live OakQuercus agrifoliaFagaceaeLink
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Holly OakQuercus ilexFagaceaeLinkView
Red-stemmed FilareeErodium cicutariumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Little RobinGeranium purpureum GeraniaceaeLinkView
White-stemmed FilareeErodium moschatumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Cut-leaf GeraniumGeranium dissectumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Small-flowered CranesbillGeranium pusillumGeraniaceaeLinkView
Douglas IrisIris douglasianaIridaceaeLinkView
Blue-eyed GrassSisyrinchium bellumIridaceaeLinkView
Dutch IrisIris hollandicaIridaceaeLinkView
RushJuncus sp.JuncaceaeLinkView
Purple SageSalvia leucophyllaLamiaceaeLinkView
HenbitLamium amplexicauleLamiaceaeLinkView
Black SageSalvia melliferaLamiaceaeLinkView
California BayUmbellularia californicaLauraceaeLinkView
Pale FlaxLinum bienneLinaceaeLinkView
Scarlet FlaxLinum grandiflorumLinaceaeLinkView
Cheeseweed, Little MallowMalva parvifloraMalvaceaeLinkView
Cretan MallowMalva pseudolavateraMalvaceaeLinkView
Bull MallowMalva nicaeensisMalvaceaeLinkView
Scarlet PimpernelLysimachia arvensisMyrsinaceaeLinkView
Australian Tea TreeLeptospermum laevigatumMyrtaceaeLinkView
New Zealand Christmas TreeMetrosideros excelsaMyrtaceaeLinkView
Spider GumEucalyptus conferruminataMyrtaceaeLinkView
Lemon-scented GumEucalyptus citriodoraMyrtaceaeLinkView
Red Iron BarkEucalyptus sideroxylonMyrtaceaeLinkView
Blue Gum EucalyptusEucalyptus globulusMyrtaceaeLinkView
Shamel AshFraxinus uhdeiOleaceaeLinkView
California fuchsiaEpilobium canumOnagraceaeLinkView
Panicled (Tall) WillowherbEpilobium brachycarpumOnagraceaeLinkView
GoldeneggsTaraxia ovataOnagraceaeLinkView
Mediterranean LineseedBellardia trixagoOrobanchaceaeLinkView
SourgrassOxalis pes-capraeOxalidacaeaLinkView
Yellow SorrelOxalis corniculataOxalidaceaeLinkView
Purple WoodsorrelOxalis purpureaOxalidaceaeLinkView
California PoppyEschscholzia californicaPapaveraceaeLinkView
Sitka SprucePicea sitchensisPinaceaeLinkView
Torrey PinePinus torreyanaPinaceaeLinkView
Bishop PinePinus muricataPinaceaeLinkView
Victorian Box TreePittosporum undulatumPittosporaceaeLinkView
Buck-horn's PlantainPlantago coronopusPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Broadleaf PlantainPlantago major)PlantaginaceaeLinkView
Lance-leafed PlantainPlantago lanceolataPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Moroccan ToadflaxLinaria maroccanaPlantaginaceaeLinkView
Showy Island SnapdragonGambelia speciosaPlantaginaceaeLinkView
StaticeLimonium sinuatumPlumbaginaceaeLinkView
Rattail FescueFestuca myurosPoaceaeLinkView
Common VelvetgrassHolcus lanatusPoaceaeLinkView
Upright Veldt GrassEhrharta erectaPoaceaeLinkView
Rabbit's Foot GrassPolypogon monspeliensisPoaceaeLinkView
Shivery GrassBriza minorPoaceaeLinkView
Orchard GrassDactylis glomerataPoaceaeLinkView
Annual BluegrassPoa annuaPoaceaeLinkView
Ripgut BromeBromus diandrusPoaceaeLinkView
Italian Rye GrassFestuca perennisPoaceaeLinkView
Slender Wild OatAvena barbataPoaceaeLinkView
RescuegrassBromus catharticusPoaceaeLinkView
Kikuyu grassPennisetum clandestinumPoaceaeLinkView
Soft ChessBromus hordeaceusPoaceaeLinkView
Foxtail BarleyHordeum murinumPoaceaeLinkView
Curly DockRumex crispusPolygonaceaeLinkView
Fiddle DockRumex pulcherPolygonaceaeLinkView
Willow DockRumex salicifoliusPolygonaceaeLinkView
Santa Cruz Island BuckwheatEriogonum arborescensPolygonaceaeLinkView
Himalayan SmartweedPersicaria capitataPolygonaceaeLinkView
Prostrate KnotweedPolygonum avicularePolygonaceaeLinkView
Sweet HakeaHakea suaveolensProteaceaeLinkView
CoffeeberryFrangula californicaRhamnaceaeLinkView
Blueblossom CeanothusCeanothus thyrsiflorusRhamnaceaeLinkView
CeanothusCeanothus sp.RhamnaceaeLinkView
Catalina Island CherryPrunus ilicifolia ssp. lyoniiRosaceaeLinkView
California BlackberryRubus ursinusRosaceaeLinkView
Cherry PlumPrunus cerasiferaRosaceaeLinkView
Santa Cruz Island IronwoodLyonothamnus-floribundus-ssp.-asplenifoliusRosaceaeLinkView
Holly-leafed CherryPrunus ilicifoliaRosaceaeLinkView
Himalayan BlackberryRubus armeniacusRosaceaeLinkView
Carolina Cherry LaurelPrunus carolinianaRosaceaeLinkView
BedstrawGalium aparineRubiaceaeLinkView
Arroyo WillowSalix lasiolepisSalicaceaeLinkView
California BuckeyeAesculus californicaSapindaceaeLinkView
CarrotwoodCupaniopsis anacardioidesSapindaceaeLinkView
California Bee PlantScrophularia californicaScrophulariaceaeLinkView
Lollipop TreeMyoporum laetumScrophulariaceaeLinkView
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 through 2020, 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 “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 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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