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