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18 species matched this search criteria




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

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Garland Chrysanthemum *
Glebionis coronaria

TJM1: Chrysanthemum coronarium.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: crown daisy, garland daisy.
Generic common name: DAISY.

Photographs from SMMNRA: coastal sage scrub, Mar 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Asteraceae (discoid) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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Tocalote *
Centaurea melitensis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: yellow star thistle, Maltese star-thistle.
Generic common name: KNAPWEED, STAR-THISTLE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: chaparral, May 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Yellow Star Thistle *
Centaurea solstitialis


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Barnaby's thistle.
Generic common name: KNAPWEED, STAR-THISTLE.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Solanaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Solanales)

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Tree Tobacco *
Nicotiana glauca


Family: Solanaceae (NIGHTSHADE, POTATO).
Generic common name: TOBACCO.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Medium, Large, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic HIGHLY TOXIC.
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Family Aizoaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Hottentot Fig *
Carpobrotus edulis


Family: Aizoaceae (FIG-MARIGOLD).
Other common names: sea fig, iceplant.
Generic common name: FIG-MARIGOLD, CARPOBROTUS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: coastal strand, Sept 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Crystalline Iceplant *
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum


Family: Aizoaceae (FIG-MARIGOLD).
Other common names: common ice plant.
Generic common name: ICEPLANT.

Photographs from SMMNRA: coastal strand, April 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Slender-Leaved Iceplant *
Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum


Family: Aizoaceae (FIG-MARIGOLD).
Generic common name: ICEPLANT.

Sandy slopes on the ocean side of the peninsula, April 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native, White, Medium, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Chenopodiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

8
Australian Saltbush *
Atriplex semibaccata


Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Other common names: creeping saltbush, berry saltbush.
Generic common name: SALTBUSH, ORACH.

Photographs from SMMNRA: coastal strand, Sept 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native, Green, Red, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Southern Russian Thistle *
Salsola australis

TJM1: Salsola tragus.

Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Generic common name: RUSSIAN THISTLE.

Photographs from SMMNRA: valley grassland, July 2004.

Characteristics: non-Native, Green, Red, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.

Frequently confused with Salsola tragus the "Tumbleweed" form.
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Family Plumbaginaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Plumbaginales)

10
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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Family Polygonaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Polygonales)

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Devil's Thorn *
Emex spinosa


Family: Polygonaceae (BUCKWHEAT).
Other common names: spiny threecornerjack.
Generic common name: THREECORNERJACK.

Photographs from SMMNRA: Jan 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic, NOXIOUS WEED.
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Family Oxalidaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Geraniales)

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Bermuda Buttercup *
Oxalis pes-caprae


Family: Oxalidaceae (OXALIS).
Generic common name: WOODSORREL, OXALIS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: chaparral, Feb 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring, Fall.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Apiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Apiales)

13
Sweet Fennel *
Foeniculum vulgare


Family: Apiaceae (CARROT).
Other common names: biscuit root, fennel.
Generic common name: FENNEL.

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

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Brassicaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Capparales)

14
Asian Mustard *
Brassica tournefortii


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: Sahara mustard.
Generic common name: MUSTARD, TURNIP.

Photographs from SMMNRA: disturbed roadside, Mar 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Family Poaceae (Liliopsida | Commelinidae | Cyperales)

15
Wild Oats *
Avena fatua


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: OATS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Red Brome *
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens

Other scientific names: Bromus rubens.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: compact brome, Madrid brome, foxtail chess, foxtail brome, Spanish brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Uruguayan Pampas Grass *
Cortaderia selloana


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: pampas grass.
Generic common name: PAMPAS GRASS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: road margin in coastal sage scrub, Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Fountain Grass *
Pennisetum setaceum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: crimson fountaingrass.
Generic common name: FOUNTAINGRASS.

Photographs from SMMNRA: disturbed road margin and bluffs, May 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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