Plants of Cesar Chavez Park

You can sort the table forward and backward by common name, scientific name, or family by clicking on the header of each column.

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

— M.N.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »