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Family Asteraceae (radiate) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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Woolly Aster
Corethrogyne filaginifolia

TJM1: Lessingia filaginifolia.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: cudweed aster, common California aster, California aster, common sandaster, cud-aster.
Generic common name: LESSINGIA, CALIFORNIA-ASTER, SAND-ASTER.

Photographs from SMMNRA: chaparral, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

This name refers to a complex group that has been recently simplified through consolidation.
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Trailing African Daisy *
Dimorphotheca fruticosa

Other scientific names: Osteospermum fruticosum, Osteospermum ecklonis.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: osteospermum.
Generic common name: DAISYBUSH, AFRICAN DAISY.

Photographs from SMMNRA: road margin in coastal sage scrub, Mar 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

In TJM1 the genus Osteospermum, had only O. ecklonis listed.
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Family Asteraceae (ray) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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San Diego Milk-aster
Stephanomeria diegensis


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: wreathplant, San Diego wirelettuce.
Generic common name: WIRELETTUCE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: oak woodland, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer, Fall.
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Twiggy Wreath Plant
Stephanomeria virgata


Family: Asteraceae (ray) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: virgate stephanomeria, tall stephanomeria, rod wirelettuce.
Generic common name: WIRELETTUCE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: sage scrub, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer, Fall.

Note: The plants at CNM have been listed with a different subspecies or variety than the SMM cousin shown here and may appear slightly different (CNM: Stephanomeria virgata ssp. pleurocarpa).
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Family Boraginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Lamiales)

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Pride Of Madeira *
Echium candicans


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE).
Generic common name: VIPER'S BUGLOSS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: riparian woodland, Feb 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Yerba Santa
Eriodictyon crassifolium var. nigrescens


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: bicolored yerba santa, felt leaved Yerba Santa.
Generic common name: YERBA SANTA.

Photographs from SMMNRA: road margin in chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Note: The plants at CNM have been listed with a different subspecies or variety than the SMM cousin shown here and may appear slightly different (CNM: Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium).
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Wild Heliotrope
Heliotropium curassavicum var. oculatum

TJM1: Heliotropium curassavicum.

Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE).
Other common names: salt heliotrope, Chinese parsley, seaside heliotrope.
Generic common name: HELIOTROPE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: oak woodland, July 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: The plants at CNM have been listed with a different subspecies or variety than the SMM cousin shown here and may appear slightly different (CNM: Heliotropium curassavicum var. oculatum).
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Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Photographs from SMMNRA: chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Fern-leaf Phacelia
Phacelia distans


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: wild heliotrope, common phacelia, distant phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Photographs from SMMNRA: oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Large-flowered Phacelia
Phacelia grandiflora


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: bee phacelia, giant flowered phacelia.
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Photographs from SMMNRA: road margin in chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Parry's Phacelia
Phacelia parryi


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Generic common name: PHACELIA.

Photographs from SMMNRA: sage scrub, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Fiesta Flower
Pholistoma auritum var. auritum


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: desert christmas tree, scaly stemmed sand plant, desert pholisma.
Generic common name: FIESTAFLOWER.

Photographs from SMMNRA: riparian woodland, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Note: The plants at CNM have been listed with a different subspecies or variety than the SMM cousin shown here and may appear slightly different (CNM: Pholistoma auritum).
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Family Lamiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Lamiales)

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Chia
Salvia columbariae


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: SAGE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: road shoulder in chaparral, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Black Sage
Salvia mellifera


Family: Lamiaceae (MINT).
Generic common name: SAGE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: road shoulder in sage scrub, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Verbenaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Lamiales)

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Common Vervain
Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida


Family: Verbenaceae (VERVAIN).
Other common names: vervain, common verbena, western verbena.
Generic common name: VERVAIN.

Photographs from SMMNRA: oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: The plants at CNM have been listed with a different subspecies or variety than the SMM cousin shown here and may appear slightly different (CNM: Verbena lasiostachys).
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Family Plantaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Plantaginales)

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Violet Snapdragon
Antirrhinum nuttallianum

FNA: Sairocarpus nuttallianus.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: Nuttall's snapdragon.
Generic common name: SNAPDRAGON.

Photographs from SMMNRA: chaparral (recently disturbed trailside), Mar 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Note: The plants at CNM have been listed with a different subspecies or variety than the SMM cousin shown here and may appear slightly different (CNM: Antirrhinum nuttallianum ssp. nuttallianum and A. n. ssp. subsessile).
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Blue Toadflax
Nuttallanthus texanus

TJM1: Linaria canadensis.

Family: Plantaginaceae (PLANTAIN), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: toadflax.
Generic common name: TOADFLAX.

Photographs from SMMNRA: burned chaparral, Mar 2006.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Family Orobanchaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Scrophulariales)

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Purple Owl's Clover
Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta


Family: Orobanchaceae (BROOMRAPE), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Other common names: exserted Indian paintbrush.
Generic common name: INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, OWL'S-CLOVER.

Photographs from SMMNRA: sage scrub, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.
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Family Polemoniaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Solanales)

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Angel's Gilia
Gilia angelensis


Family: Polemoniaceae (PHLOX).
Other common names: chaparral gilia.
Generic common name: GILIA.

Photographs from SMMNRA: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Solanaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Solanales)

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Datura
Datura wrightii


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Other common names: sacred thorn-apple, toluaca, toloache, western Jimsonweed, hairy thorn-apple, devils trumpet.
Generic common name: JIMSON WEED, THORN-APPLE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: disturbed road margin near chaparral, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Blue, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Purple Nightshade
Solanum xanti


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Other common names: chaparral nightshade.
Generic common name: NIGHTSHADE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: oak woodland, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Nyctaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Wishbone Bush
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia

TJM1: Mirabilis californica.

Family: Nyctaginaceae (FOUR O'CLOCK).
Other common names: California four o'clock, desert wishbone-bush.
Generic common name: FOUR O'CLOCK.

Photographs from SMMNRA: chaparral, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Plumbaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Plumbaginales)

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Western Marsh-rosemary
Limonium californicum


Family: Plumbaginaceae (LEADWORT).
Other common names: California Sea-lavender, marsh rosemary, sea lavender.
Generic common name: SEA-LAVENDER, MARSH-ROSEMARY.

Photographs from SMMNRA: coastal salt marsh, July 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Sea-Lavender *
Limonium perezii


Family: Plumbaginaceae (LEADWORT).
Other common names: Perez's sea lavender, Canarian sea lavender.
Generic common name: SEA-LAVENDER, MARSH-ROSEMARY.

Photographs from SMMNRA: disturbed road margin, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Cultivar occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Wavyleaf Sea Lavender *
Limonium sinuatum


Family: Plumbaginaceae (LEADWORT).
Other common names: statice.
Generic common name: SEA-LAVENDER, MARSH-ROSEMARY.

Photographs from SMMNRA: disturbed road margin, Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Cultivar occasionally escaped near landscaping.
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Family Geraniaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Geraniales)

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Red-stem Filaree *
Erodium cicutarium


Family: Geraniaceae (GERANIUM).
Other common names: redstem stork's bill.
Generic common name: STORKSBILL, FILAREE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: access road shoulder in sage scrub, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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White-stem Filaree *
Erodium moschatum


Family: Geraniaceae (GERANIUM).
Other common names: musky stork's bill.
Generic common name: STORKSBILL, FILAREE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: access road shoulder in sage scrub, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Fabaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Fabales)

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Dove Lupine
Lupinus bicolor


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: miniature lupine, bicolored lupine, annual lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: grassland, Mar 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Collar Lupine
Lupinus truncatus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: collared annual lupine, truncate leaf lupine, blunt leaved lupine.
Generic common name: LUPINE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: disturbed shoulder margin, Mar 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Alfalfa *
Medicago sativa


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: lucerne.
Generic common name: ALFALFA, BURCLOVER.

Photographs from SMMNRA: oak woodland, July 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Brassicaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Capparales)

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Sea Rocket *
Cakile maritima


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: European searocket.
Generic common name: SEA ROCKET.

Photographs from SMMNRA: coastal strand, June 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Blue, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.
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Family Primulaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Primulales)

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Shooting Star
Dodecatheon clevelandii


Family: Primulaceae (PRIMROSE).
Other common names: padre's shootingstar.
Generic common name: SHOOTING STAR.

Photographs from SMMNRA: sage scrub, Feb 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.
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Family Ranunculaceae (Magnoliopsida | Magnoliidae | Ranunculales)

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Parry's Larkspur
Delphinium parryi ssp. parryi


Family: Ranunculaceae (BUTTERCUP).
Other common names: San Bernardino larkspur, blue larkspur.
Generic common name: LARKSPUR.

Photographs from SMMNRA: chaparral, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Large, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Note: The plants at CNM have been listed with a different subspecies or variety than the SMM cousin shown here and may appear slightly different (CNM: Delphinium parryi).
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Family Iridaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum


Family: Iridaceae (IRIS).
Other common names: western blue-eyed grass.
Generic common name: BLUE-EYED GRASS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: valley grassland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Family Themidaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum


Family: Themidaceae (BRODIAEA), Liliaceae (LILY).
Other common names: wild hyacinth.
Generic common name: SNAKELILY.

Photographs from SMMNRA: valley grassland, Mar 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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