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