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Image of Angels Gilia  - Gilia angelensis
Angels Gilia
Gilia angelensis
Native Annual
Polemoniaceae/Phlox

Image of Annual Coreopsis  - Leptosyne bigelovii
Annual Coreopsis
Leptosyne bigelovii
Endemic Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Ashy Leaved Buckwheat  - Eriogonum cinereum
Ashy Leaved Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum
Native Shrub
Polygonaceae/Buckwheat

Image of Baby Blue Eyes  - Nemophila menziesii
Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila menziesii
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Borage

Image of Beach Evening Primrose  - Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia
Beach Evening Primrose
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia
Native Perennial
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of Bee Plant  - Scrophularia californica
Bee Plant
Scrophularia californica
Native Perennial
Scrophulariaceae/Figwort

Image of Bigberry Manzanita  - Arctostaphylos glauca
Bigberry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Native Shrub
Ericaceae/Heath

Image of Birds Beak  - Cordylanthus rigidus
Birds Beak
Cordylanthus rigidus
Native Annual
Orobanchaceae/Broomrape

Image of Black Sage  - Salvia mellifera
Black Sage
Salvia mellifera
Native Shrub
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Bladderpod  - Peritome arborea
Bladderpod
Peritome arborea
Native Shrub
Cleomaceae/Spider Flower

Image of Blue Dicks  - Dipterostemon capitatus
Blue Dicks
Dipterostemon capitatus
Native Perennial
Themidaceae/Brodiaea

Image of Blue Larkspur  - Delphinium parryi
Blue Larkspur
Delphinium parryi
Native Perennial
Ranunculaceae/Buttercup

Image of Blue-Eyed Grass  - Sisyrinchium bellum
Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
Native Perennial
Iridaceae/Iris

Image of Brodiaea  - Brodiaea terrestris
Brodiaea
Brodiaea terrestris
Native Perennial
Themidaceae/Brodiaea

Image of Bush Mallow  - Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Native Shrub
Malvaceae/Mallow

Image of Bush Poppy, Tree Poppy  - Dendromecon rigida
Bush Poppy, Tree Poppy
Dendromecon rigida
Native Perennial
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Bush Sunflower  - Encelia californica
Bush Sunflower
Encelia californica
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Calabazilla  - Cucurbita foetidissima
Calabazilla
Cucurbita foetidissima
Native Perennial Vine
Cucurbitaceae/Gourd

Image of California Aster  - Corethrogyne filaginifolia
California Aster
Corethrogyne filaginifolia
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of California Brickellbush  - Brickellia californica
California Brickellbush
Brickellia californica
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of California Buckwheat  - Eriogonum fasciculatum
California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Native Perennial
Polygonaceae/Buckwheat

Image of California Buttercup  - Ranunculus californicus
California Buttercup
Ranunculus californicus
Endemic Perennial
Ranunculaceae/Buttercup

Image of California Coffeeberry  - Frangula californica
California Coffeeberry
Frangula californica
Native Shrub
Rhamnaceae/Buckthorn

Image of California Dodder  - Cuscuta californica
California Dodder
Cuscuta californica
Native Annual Vine
Convolvulaceae/Morning Glory

Image of California Everlasting  - Pseudognaphalium californicum
California Everlasting
Pseudognaphalium californicum
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of California Fuchsia  - Epilobium canum
California Fuchsia
Epilobium canum
Native Perennial
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of California Goldenrod  - Solidago velutina
California Goldenrod
Solidago velutina
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of California Goldfields  - Lasthenia californica
California Goldfields
Lasthenia californica
Endemic Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of California Laurel  - Umbellularia californica
California Laurel
Umbellularia californica
Native Shrub or Tree
Lauraceae/Laurel

Image of California Milkweed  - Asclepias californica
California Milkweed
Asclepias californica
Native Perennial
Apocynaceae/Dogbane

Image of California Plantain  - Plantago erecta
California Plantain
Plantago erecta
Native Annual
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of California Poppy  - Eschscholzia californica
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Endemic Annual
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of California Saxifrage  - Micranthes californica
California Saxifrage
Micranthes californica
Endemic Perennial
Saxifragaceae/Saxifrage

Image of California Thistle  - Cirsium occidentale var. californ
California Thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. californ
Endemic Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of California Walnut  - Juglans californica
California Walnut
Juglans californica
Endemic Shrub or Tree
Juglandaceae/Walnut

Image of Canchalagua  - Zeltnera venusta
Canchalagua
Zeltnera venusta
Native Annual
Gentianaceae/Gentian

Image of Canyon Dodder  - Cuscuta subinclusa
Canyon Dodder
Cuscuta subinclusa
Native Perennial Vine
Convolvulaceae/Morning Glory

Image of Canyon Sunflower  - Venegasia carpesioides
Canyon Sunflower
Venegasia carpesioides
Native Shrub
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Castor Bean  - Ricinis communis
Castor Bean
Ricinis communis
Invasive Shrub
Euphorbiaceae/Spurge

Image of Ceanothus  - Ceanothus Species
Ceanothus
Ceanothus Species
Native Shrub
Rhamnaceae/Buckthorn

Image of Chalk Live-Forever  - Dudleya pulverulenta
Chalk Live-Forever
Dudleya pulverulenta
Native Perennial
Crassulaceae/Stonecrop

Image of Chamise  - Adenostoma fasciculatum
Chamise
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Native Shrub
Rosaceae/Rose

Image of Chaparral Currant  - Ribes malvaceum
Chaparral Currant
Ribes malvaceum
Native Perennial
Grossulariaceae/Gooseberry

Image of Chaparral Honeysuckle  - Lonicera subspicata
Chaparral Honeysuckle
Lonicera subspicata
Endemic Shrub
Caprifoliaceae/Honeysuckle

Image of Checker Bloom  - Sidalcea sparsifolia
Checker Bloom
Sidalcea sparsifolia
Native Perennial
Malvaceae/Mallow

Image of Chia, Golden Chia  - Salvia columbariae
Chia, Golden Chia
Salvia columbariae
Native Annual
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Chinese Houses  - Colinsia heterophylla
Chinese Houses
Colinsia heterophylla
Native Annual
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Chocolate Lily  - Fritillaria biflora
Chocolate Lily
Fritillaria biflora
Endemic Perennial
Liliaceae/Lily

Image of Cliff Aster  - Malacothrix saxatilis
Cliff Aster
Malacothrix saxatilis
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Coast Cholla  - Cylindropuntia prolifera
Coast Cholla
Cylindropuntia prolifera
Native Shrub
Cactaceae/Cactus

Image of Coastal Live Oak  - Quercus agrifolia
Coastal Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia
Native Tree
Fagaceae/Beech

Image of Cobweb Thistle  - Cirsium occidentale
Cobweb Thistle
Cirsium occidentale
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Coffee Fern  - Pellaea andromedifolia
Coffee Fern
Pellaea andromedifolia
Native Perennial
Pteridaceae/Brake

Image of Collarless Poppy  - Eschscholzia caespitosa
Collarless Poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa
Native Annual
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Common Fiddleneck  - Amsinckia intermedia
Common Fiddleneck
Amsinckia intermedia
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Borage

Image of Common Sunflower  - Helianthus annus
Common Sunflower
Helianthus annus
Native Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Common Vervain  - Verbena lasiostachys
Common Vervain
Verbena lasiostachys
Native Perennial
Verbenaceae/Vervain

Image of Common Yarrow  - Achillea millefolium
Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Cottonwood  - Populus fremontii
Cottonwood
Populus fremontii
Native Tree
Salicaceae/Willow

Image of Coyote Brush  - Baccharis pilularis
Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Cream Cups  - Platystemon californicus
Cream Cups
Platystemon californicus
Native Annual
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Creek Monkey Flower  - Erythranthe guttata
Creek Monkey Flower
Erythranthe guttata
Native Annual
Phrymaceae/Lopseed

Image of Crimson Pitcher Sage  - Salvia spathacea
Crimson Pitcher Sage
Salvia spathacea
Native Perennial
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Datura  - Datura species
Datura
Datura species
Native Annual
Solanaceae/Nightshade

Image of Deerweed  - Acmispon glaber
Deerweed
Acmispon glaber
Native Perennial
Fabaceae/Legume

Image of Douglas Nightshade  - Solanum douglasii
Douglas Nightshade
Solanum douglasii
Native Perennial
Solanaceae/Nightshade

Image of Downy Monkey Flower  - Erythranthe pilosus
Downy Monkey Flower
Erythranthe pilosus
Native Annual
Phrymaceae/Lopseed

Image of Eastwood Manzanita  - Arctostaphylos glandulosa
Eastwood Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glandulosa
Native Shrub
Ericaceae/Heath

Image of Elderberry  - Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea
Elderberry
Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea
Native Tree
Adoxaceae/Muskroot

Image of Elegant Clarkia  - Clarkia unguiculata
Elegant Clarkia
Clarkia unguiculata
Native Annual
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of Eucrypta  - Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia
Eucrypta
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Waterleaf

Image of Farewell-to-Spring  - Clarkia bottae
Farewell-to-Spring
Clarkia bottae
Native Annual
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of Fern-Leaf Phacelia  - Phacelia distans
Fern-Leaf Phacelia
Phacelia distans
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Waterleaf

Image of Fiesta Flower  - Pholistoma auritum
Fiesta Flower
Pholistoma auritum
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Waterleaf

Image of Fire Heart, Bleeding Heart  - Ehrendorferia ochroleuca
Fire Heart, Bleeding Heart
Ehrendorferia ochroleuca
Native Perennial
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Fire Poppy  - Papaver californicum
Fire Poppy
Papaver californicum
Endemic Annual
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Foothill Penstemon  - Penstemon heterophyllus
Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus
Endemic Perennial
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Fringed Indian Pink  - Silene laciniata
Fringed Indian Pink
Silene laciniata
Native Perennial
Caryophyllaceae/Pink

Image of Fringed Linanthus  - Linanthus dianthiflorus
Fringed Linanthus
Linanthus dianthiflorus
Native Annual
Polemoniaceae/Phlox

Image of Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry  - Ribes speciosum
Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry
Ribes speciosum
Native Shrub
Grossulariaceae/Gooseberry

Image of Giant Coreopsis  - Coreopsis gigantea
Giant Coreopsis
Coreopsis gigantea
Endemic Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Globe Gilia  - Gilia capitata
Globe Gilia
Gilia capitata
Native Annual
Polemoniaceae/Phlox

Image of Globe Lily  - Calochortus albus
Globe Lily
Calochortus albus
Native Perennial
Liliaceae/Lily

Image of Golden Currant  - Ribes aureum
Golden Currant
Ribes aureum
Native Shrub
Grossulariaceae/Gooseberry

Image of Golden Star  - Bloomeria crocea
Golden Star
Bloomeria crocea
Native Perennial
Themidaceae/Brodiaea

Image of Golden Yarrow  - Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Native Shrub
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Gum Plant  - Grindelia camporum
Gum Plant
Grindelia camporum
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Heart Leaved Penstemon  - Keckiella cordifolia
Heart Leaved Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia
Native Perennial
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Hedge Nettle  - Stachys bullata
Hedge Nettle
Stachys bullata
Native Perennial
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Hillside Gooseberry  - Ribes californicum
Hillside Gooseberry
Ribes californicum
Endemic Shrub
Grossulariaceae/Gooseberry

Image of Holly Leaf Red Berry  - Rhamnus ilicifolia
Holly Leaf Red Berry
Rhamnus ilicifolia
Native Shrub
Rhamnaceae/Buckthorn

Image of Holly-Leaved Cherry  - Prunus ilicifolia
Holly-Leaved Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
Native Perennial Shrub
Rosaceae/Rose

Image of Humboldt Lily  - Lilium humboldtii
Humboldt Lily
Lilium humboldtii
Native Perennial
Liliaceae/Lily

Image of Indian Paintbrush  - Castilleja affinis
Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja affinis
Native Perennial
Orobanchaceae/Broomrape

Image of Indian Warrior  - Pedicularis densiflora
Indian Warrior
Pedicularis densiflora
Native Perennial
Orobanchaceae/Broomrape

Image of Johnny-jump-up  - Viola pedunculata
Johnny-jump-up
Viola pedunculata
Native Perennial
Violaceae/Violet

Image of Large-Flowered Phacelia  - Phacelia grandiflora
Large-Flowered Phacelia
Phacelia grandiflora
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Waterleaf

Image of Leather Root  - Hoita macrostachya
Leather Root
Hoita macrostachya
Native Perennial
Fabaceae/Legume

Image of Lemonade Berry  - Rhus integrifolia
Lemonade Berry
Rhus integrifolia
Native Shrub Tree
Anacardiaceae/Sumac

Image of Lupine  - Lupinus Species
Lupine
Lupinus Species
Native Annual Perennial
Fabaceae/Legume

Image of Lyons Pentachaeta  - Pentachaeta lyonii
Lyons Pentachaeta
Pentachaeta lyonii
Endemic Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Mariposa Lily  - Calochortus species
Mariposa Lily
Calochortus species
Endemic Perennial
Liliaceae/Lily

Image of Matilija Poppy  - Romneya coulteri
Matilija Poppy
Romneya coulteri
Endemic Perennial
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Milkmaids  - Cardamine californica
Milkmaids
Cardamine californica
Native Perennial
Brassicaceae/Mustard

Image of Miners Lettuce  - Claytonia perfoliata
Miners Lettuce
Claytonia perfoliata
Native Annual
Portulacaceae/Purslane

Image of Morning Glory  - Calystegia macrostegia
Morning Glory
Calystegia macrostegia
Native Perennial or Vine
Convolvulaceae/Morning Glory

Image of Mountain Mahogany  - Cercocarpus betuloides
Mountain Mahogany
Cercocarpus betuloides
Native Shrub
Rosaceae/Rose

Image of Mugwort  - Artemisia douglasiana
Mugwort
Artemisia douglasiana
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Mule Fat  - Baccharis salicifolia
Mule Fat
Baccharis salicifolia
Native Shrub
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Mustard Evening Primrose  - Eulobus californicus
Mustard Evening Primrose
Eulobus californicus
Native Annual
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of Narrow Leaved Milkweed  - Asclepias fascicularis
Narrow Leaved Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis
Endemic Perennial
Apocynaceae/Dogbane

Image of Notable Penstemon  - Penstemon spectabilis
Notable Penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis
Native Perennial
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Owl’s Clover  - Castilleja exserta
Owl’s Clover
Castilleja exserta
Native Annual
Orobanchaceae/Broomrape

Image of Parry’s Phacelia  - Phacelia parryi
Parry’s Phacelia
Phacelia parryi
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Waterleaf

Image of Peak Rush Rose  - Crocanthemum scoparium
Peak Rush Rose
Crocanthemum scoparium
Native Shrub
Cistaceae/Rock Rose

Image of Peninsular Onion  - Allium peninsulare
Peninsular Onion
Allium peninsulare
Native Perennial
Alliaceae/Onion

Image of Perezia, Sacapellote  - Acourtia microcephala
Perezia, Sacapellote
Acourtia microcephala
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Pin Cushion  - Chaenactis artemisiifolia
Pin Cushion
Chaenactis artemisiifolia
Native Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Pitcher Sage  - Lepechinia fragrans
Pitcher Sage
Lepechinia fragrans
Native Shrub
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Poison Oak  - Toxicodendron diversilobum
Poison Oak
Toxicodendron diversilobum
Native Perennial Vine
Anacardiaceae/Sumac

Image of Prickly Pear  - Opuntia oricola
Prickly Pear
Opuntia oricola
Native Perennial
Cactaceae/Cactus

Image of Prickly Phlox  - Linanthus californicus
Prickly Phlox
Linanthus californicus
Native Perennial
Polemoniaceae/Phlox

Image of Prickly Popcorn Flower  - Cryptantha muricata
Prickly Popcorn Flower
Cryptantha muricata
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Borage

Image of Prickly Poppy  - Argemone munita
Prickly Poppy
Argemone munita
Native Perennial Annual
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Purple Nightshade  - Solanum xanti
Purple Nightshade
Solanum xanti
Native Shrub
Solanaceae/Nightshade

Image of Purple Sage  - Salvia leucophylla
Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Native Shrub
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Rattlesnake Weed  - Euphorbia albomarginata
Rattlesnake Weed
Euphorbia albomarginata
Native Perennial
Euphorbiaceae/Spurge

Image of Red Maids  - Calandrinia menziesii
Red Maids
Calandrinia menziesii
Native Annual
Portulacaceae/Purslane

Image of Red Shank  - Adenostoma sparsifolium
Red Shank
Adenostoma sparsifolium
Native Shrub or Tree
Rosaceae/Rose

Image of Red Skinned Onion  - Allium haematochiton
Red Skinned Onion
Allium haematochiton
Native Perennial
Alliaceae/Onion

Image of Red-Stem Filaree  - Erodium cicutarium
Red-Stem Filaree
Erodium cicutarium
Invasive Annual
Geraniaceae/Geranium

Image of Rock Daisy  - Perityle emoryi
Rock Daisy
Perityle emoryi
Native Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Rose Snapdragon  - Antirrhinum multiflorum
Rose Snapdragon
Antirrhinum multiflorum
Endemic Annual
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Royal Goldfields  - Lasthenia coronaria
Royal Goldfields
Lasthenia coronaria
Native Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Sagebrush  - Artemisia californica
Sagebrush
Artemisia californica
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of San Diego Milk-aster  - Stephanomeria diegensis
San Diego Milk-aster
Stephanomeria diegensis
Native Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Sand Verbena  - Abronia maritima
Sand Verbena
Abronia maritima
Native Perennial
Nyctaginaceae/Four O'Clock

Image of Sawtooth Goldenbush  - Hazardia squarrosa
Sawtooth Goldenbush
Hazardia squarrosa
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Scale Broom  - Lepidospartum squamatum
Scale Broom
Lepidospartum squamatum
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Scarlet Bugler  - Penstemon centranthifolius
Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon centranthifolius
Native Perennial
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Scarlet Larkspur  - Delphinium cardinale
Scarlet Larkspur
Delphinium cardinale
Native Perennial
Ranunculaceae/Buttercup

Image of Scarlet Monkey Flower  - Erythranthe cardinalis
Scarlet Monkey Flower
Erythranthe cardinalis
Native Perennial
Phrymaceae/Lopseed

Image of Shooting Star  - Primula clevelandii
Shooting Star
Primula clevelandii
Native Perennial
Primulaceae/Primrose

Image of Skull Caps  - Scutellaria tuberosa
Skull Caps
Scutellaria tuberosa
Native Perennial
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Slender Sunflower  - Helianthus gracilentus
Slender Sunflower
Helianthus gracilentus
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Slender Tarweed  - Deinandra fasciculata
Slender Tarweed
Deinandra fasciculata
Native Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Slimy Monkey Flower  - Erythranthe floribunda
Slimy Monkey Flower
Erythranthe floribunda
Native Annual
Phrymaceae/Lopseed

Image of Snowberry  - Symphoricarpos mollis
Snowberry
Symphoricarpos mollis
Native Perennial
Caprifoliaceae/Honeysuckle

Image of Soap Plant  - Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Soap Plant
Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Native Perennial
Agavaceae/Agave

Image of Southern Tauschia  - Tauschia arguta
Southern Tauschia
Tauschia arguta
Native Perennial
Apiaceae/Carrot

Image of Speckled Clarkia  - Clarkia cylindrica
Speckled Clarkia
Clarkia cylindrica
Native Annual
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of Star Lily  - Toxicoscordion fremontii
Star Lily
Toxicoscordion fremontii
Native Perennial
Melanthiaceae/Deathcamasus

Image of Stick Leaf, San Luis Blazingstar  - Mentzelia micrantha
Stick Leaf, San Luis Blazingstar
Mentzelia micrantha
Native Annual
Loasaceae/Loasaceae

Image of Sticky Cinquefoil  - Drymocallis glandulosa
Sticky Cinquefoil
Drymocallis glandulosa
Native Perennial
Rosaceae/Rose

Image of Sticky Gilia, Stinky Gilia  - Allophylum glutinosum
Sticky Gilia, Stinky Gilia
Allophylum glutinosum
Native Annual
Polemoniaceae/Phlox

Image of Sticky Monkey Flower  - Diplacus longiflorus
Sticky Monkey Flower
Diplacus longiflorus
Native Perennial
Phrymaceae/Lopseed

Image of Stream Orchid  - Epipactis gigantea
Stream Orchid
Epipactis gigantea
Native Perennial
Orchidaceae/Orchid

Image of Sugar Bush  - Rhus Ovata
Sugar Bush
Rhus Ovata
Native Shrub
Anacardiaceae/Sumac

Image of Sumac  - Malosma laurina
Sumac
Malosma laurina
Native Perennial
Anacardiaceae/Sumac

Image of Sycamore  - Platanus racemosa
Sycamore
Platanus racemosa
Native Tree
Platanaceae/Sycamore

Image of Tejon Milk-Aster  - Stephanomeria cichoriacea
Tejon Milk-Aster
Stephanomeria cichoriacea
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Telegraph Weed  - Heterotheca grandiflora
Telegraph Weed
Heterotheca grandiflora
Native Annual
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Toyon  - Heteromeles arbutifolia
Toyon
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Native Shrub Tree
Rosaceae/Rose

Image of Tree Tobacco  - Nicotiana glauca
Tree Tobacco
Nicotiana glauca
Invasive Shrub Tree
Solanaceae/Nightshade

Image of Turkey Mullein  - Croton  setiger
Turkey Mullein
Croton setiger
Native Annual
Euphorbiaceae/Spurge

Image of Turkish Rugging  - Chorizanthe staticoides
Turkish Rugging
Chorizanthe staticoides
Native Annual
Polygonaceae/Buckwheat

Image of Twining Snapdragon  - Antirrhinum kelloggii
Twining Snapdragon
Antirrhinum kelloggii
Native Annual or Vine
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Two Tone Everlasting  - Pseudognaphalium biolettii
Two Tone Everlasting
Pseudognaphalium biolettii
Native Perennial
Asteraceae/Sunflower

Image of Valley Oak  - Quercus lobata
Valley Oak
Quercus lobata
Native Tree
Fagaceae/Beech

Image of Variable Linanthus  - Leptosiphon parviflorus
Variable Linanthus
Leptosiphon parviflorus
Native Annual
Polemoniaceae/Phlox

Image of Vinegar Weed  - Trichostema lanceolatum
Vinegar Weed
Trichostema lanceolatum
Native Annual
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Violet Snapdragon  - Antirrhinum nuttallianum
Violet Snapdragon
Antirrhinum nuttallianum
Native Annual
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Virgin's Bower  - Clematis lasiantha
Virgin's Bower
Clematis lasiantha
Endemic Perennial Vine
Ranunculaceae/Buttercup

Image of Wand Buckwheat  - Eriogonum elongatum
Wand Buckwheat
Eriogonum elongatum
Native Perennial
Polygonaceae/Buckwheat

Image of Western Virgins Bower  - Clematis ligusticifolia
Western Virgins Bower
Clematis ligusticifolia
Native Perennial Vine
Ranunculaceae/Buttercup

Image of Western Wallflower  - Erysimum capitatum
Western Wallflower
Erysimum capitatum
Native Perennial
Brassicaceae/Mustard

Image of Whispering Bells  - Emmenanthe penduliflora
Whispering Bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora
Native Annual
Boraginaceae/Borage

Image of White Chaparral Currant  - Ribes indecorum
White Chaparral Currant
Ribes indecorum
Native Perennial
Grossulariaceae/Gooseberry

Image of White Hedge Nettle  - Stachys albens
White Hedge Nettle
Stachys albens
Endemic Perennial
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of White Sage  - Salvia apiana
White Sage
Salvia apiana
Native Shrub
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of White Snapdragon  - Antirrhinum coulterianum
White Snapdragon
Antirrhinum coulterianum
Native Annual
Plantaginaceae/Plantain

Image of Wild Cucumber  - Marah macrocarpus
Wild Cucumber
Marah macrocarpus
Native Perennial Vine
Cucurbitaceae/Gourd

Image of Wild Heliotrope  - Heliotropium curassavicum
Wild Heliotrope
Heliotropium curassavicum
Native Perennial
Boraginaceae/Borage

Image of Wild Peony  - Paeonia californica
Wild Peony
Paeonia californica
Endemic Perennial
Paeoniaceae/Peony

Image of Wild Rose  - Rosa californica
Wild Rose
Rosa californica
Native Shrub
Rosaceae/Rose

Image of Wild Sweet Pea  - Lathyrus vestitus
Wild Sweet Pea
Lathyrus vestitus
Native Perennial Vine
Fabaceae/Legume

Image of Wild radish  - Raphanus sativus
Wild radish
Raphanus sativus
Invasive Annual
Brassicaceae/Mustard

Image of Willow Herb Clarkia  - Clarkia epilobioides
Willow Herb Clarkia
Clarkia epilobioides
Native Annual
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of Wind Poppy  - Papaver heterophyllum
Wind Poppy
Papaver heterophyllum
Native Annual
Papaveraceae/Poppy

Image of Wine Cup Clarkia  - Clarkia purpurea
Wine Cup Clarkia
Clarkia purpurea
Native Annual
Onagraceae/Evening Primrose

Image of Wishbone Bush  - Mirabilis laevis
Wishbone Bush
Mirabilis laevis
Native Perennial
Nyctaginaceae/Four O'Clock

Image of Woodland Star  - Lithopragma affine
Woodland Star
Lithopragma affine
Native Perennial
Saxifragaceae/Saxifrage

Image of Woolly Blue Curls  - Trichostema lanatum
Woolly Blue Curls
Trichostema lanatum
Native Perennial
Lamiaceae/Mint

Image of Wooly Sapphire  - Eriastrum sapphirinum
Wooly Sapphire
Eriastrum sapphirinum
Native Annual
Polemoniaceae/Phlox

Image of Yellow Monkey Flower  - Diplacus brevipes
Yellow Monkey Flower
Diplacus brevipes
Native Annual
Phrymaceae/Lopseed

Image of Yerba Mansa  - Anemopsis californica
Yerba Mansa
Anemopsis californica
Native Perennial
Saururaceae/Lizard Tail

Image of Yerba Santa  - Eriodichtyon crassifolium
Yerba Santa
Eriodichtyon crassifolium
Native Shrub
Boraginaceae/Waterleaf

Image of Yucca  - Hesperoyucca whipplei
Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei
Native Perennial
Agavaceae/Agave

Image Common Name Botanical Name Family Name Common Family Name Details
Angels GiliaGilia angelensis PolemoniaceaePhloxNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to April, Oak Woodland
FebruaryMarchApril
Annual CoreopsisLeptosyne bigelovii AsteraceaeSunflowerEndemic, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to June, Oak Woodland
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Ashy Leaved BuckwheatEriogonum cinereum PolygonaceaeBuckwheatNative, Common, Shrub woody, typically blooms from June to October, coastal scrub and chaparral
JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Baby Blue EyesNemophila menziesii BoraginaceaeBorageNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to June, shady canyon slopes, meadows
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Beach Evening PrimroseCamissoniopsis cheiranthifolia OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to July, Coastal Strand
MarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Bee PlantScrophularia californica ScrophulariaceaeFigwortNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to July, sage, chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Bigberry ManzanitaArctostaphylos glauca EricaceaeHeathNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from December to March, woodland chapparal - northern slopes
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Birds BeakCordylanthus rigidus OrobanchaceaeBroomrapeNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from May to August, open chaparral, coastal sage
MayJuneJulyAugust
Black SageSalvia mellifera LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from April to July, Coastal Sage
AprilMayJuneJuly
BladderpodPeritome arborea CleomaceaeSpider FlowerNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to December, Coastal Bluffs, hillsides, oak woodlands
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
Blue DicksDipterostemon capitatus ThemidaceaeBrodiaeaNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from December to May, Grasslands, Sage Scrub, open places in Chaparral
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Blue LarkspurDelphinium parryi RanunculaceaeButtercupNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to May, Grasslands, edges or open spaces of Chaparral and Oak Woodland
MarchAprilMay
Blue-Eyed GrassSisyrinchium bellum IridaceaeIrisNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to June, Grasslands, Coastal Scrub or Woodlands
MarchAprilMayJune
BrodiaeaBrodiaea terrestris ThemidaceaeBrodiaeaNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from May to June, clay soils, grassy meadows
MayJune
Bush MallowMalacothamnus fasciculatus MalvaceaeMallowNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to December, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, disturbed soil
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
Bush Poppy, Tree PoppyDendromecon rigida PapaveraceaePoppyNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, Chaparral
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Bush SunflowerEncelia californica AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from December to August, Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
CalabazillaCucurbita foetidissima CucurbitaceaeGourdNative, Common, Perennial Vine , typically blooms from June to August, Sandy soil
JuneJulyAugust
California AsterCorethrogyne filaginifolia AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to November, chaparral, sage scrub, grasslands, oak woodlands
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
California BrickellbushBrickellia californica AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from July to November, open chaparral, coastal sage
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
California BuckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum PolygonaceaeBuckwheatNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from January to December, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Desert Scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
California ButtercupRanunculus californicus RanunculaceaeButtercupEndemic, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from February to May, Chaparral, Oak Woodland
FebruaryMarchAprilMay
California CoffeeberryFrangula californica RhamnaceaeBuckthornNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from May to July, Chaparral and coastal sage scrub
MayJuneJuly
California DodderCuscuta californica ConvolvulaceaeMorning GloryNative, Common, Annual Vine herb, typically blooms from April to October, Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
California EverlastingPseudognaphalium californicum AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from January to July, sage scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
California FuchsiaEpilobium canum OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from June to December, dry and/or rocky areas on slopes and in sage scrub
JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
California GoldenrodSolidago velutina AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from July to November, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, oak woodlands
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
California GoldfieldsLasthenia californica AsteraceaeSunflowerEndemic, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to May, meadows, hillsides
MarchAprilMay
California LaurelUmbellularia californica LauraceaeLaurelNative, Common, Shrub or Tree , typically blooms from November to March, riparian
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
California MilkweedAsclepias californica ApocynaceaeDogbaneNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to June, chaparral, open slopes
AprilMayJune
California PlantainPlantago erecta PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Common , Annual herb, typically blooms from March to April, Coastal Scrub, Open Areas
MarchApril
California PoppyEschscholzia californica PapaveraceaePoppyEndemic, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to September, meadows, Coastal Sage Scrub, sandy Riparian areas
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
California SaxifrageMicranthes californica SaxifragaceaeSaxifrageEndemic, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from February to April, Coastal Sage
FebruaryMarchApril
California ThistleCirsium occidentale var. californ AsteraceaeSunflowerEndemic, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to August, Chaparral, Woodlands, Coastal Sage Scrub
AprilMayJuneJulyAugust
California WalnutJuglans californica JuglandaceaeWalnutEndemic, Common, Shrub or Tree , typically blooms from February to April, Oak Woodland
FebruaryMarchApril
CanchalaguaZeltnera venusta GentianaceaeGentianNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from May to August, open chaparral, coastal sage
MayJuneJulyAugust
Canyon DodderCuscuta subinclusa ConvolvulaceaeMorning GloryNative, Common, Perennial Vine , typically blooms from March to October, Chaparral
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Canyon SunflowerVenegasia carpesioides AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from December to July, shady places in Oak Woodland, Sage Scrub and Chaparral
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Castor BeanRicinis communis EuphorbiaceaeSpurgeInvasive, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to December, Streambeds, roadsides, disturbed soil;
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
CeanothusCeanothus Species RhamnaceaeBuckthornNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from November to March, Chaparral, ridges, slopes, woodland, coastal scrub
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Chalk Live-ForeverDudleya pulverulenta CrassulaceaeStonecropNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from June to August, Rocky cliffsides in chaparral and coastal sage scrub
JuneJulyAugust
ChamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum RosaceaeRoseNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from February to September, dry slopes in Chaparral and Sage Scrub
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Chaparral CurrantRibes malvaceum GrossulariaceaeGooseberryNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from December to April, Oak Woodland
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Chaparral HoneysuckleLonicera subspicata CaprifoliaceaeHoneysuckleEndemic, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from April to August, Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Checker BloomSidalcea sparsifolia MalvaceaeMallowNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from March to July, Coastal Sage
MarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Chia, Golden ChiaSalvia columbariae LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to June, Coastal Sage, Chaparral
MarchAprilMayJune
Chinese HousesColinsia heterophylla PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to May, Oak Woodland
FebruaryMarchAprilMay
Chocolate LilyFritillaria biflora LiliaceaeLilyEndemic, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from January to March, Heavy clay soil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch
Cliff AsterMalacothrix saxatilis AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from January to December, coastal sage/or chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
Coast ChollaCylindropuntia prolifera CactaceaeCactusNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from April to June, dry slopes and grasslands at low elevations near the coast or in Sage Scrub
AprilMayJune
Coastal Live OakQuercus agrifolia FagaceaeBeechNative, Common, Tree , typically blooms from February to May, open woodlands
FebruaryMarchAprilMay
Cobweb ThistleCirsium occidentale AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from March to July, Coastal sage
MarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Coffee FernPellaea andromedifolia PteridaceaeBrakeNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from January to April, Chaparral and coastal sage scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
Collarless PoppyEschscholzia caespitosa PapaveraceaePoppyNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to July, Coastal Sage
MarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Common FiddleneckAmsinckia intermedia BoraginaceaeBorageNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to May, grassy hillsides, burned areas
FebruaryMarchAprilMay
Common SunflowerHelianthus annus AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to December, fields, roadsides and trailsides
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
Common VervainVerbena lasiostachys VerbenaceaeVervainNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from December to August, open areas, dry or moist
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Common YarrowAchillea millefolium AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to June, Chaparral
MarchAprilMayJune
CottonwoodPopulus fremontii SalicaceaeWillowNative, Common, Tree , typically blooms from January to March, lower streambeds in riparian woodlands
JanuaryFebruaryMarch
Coyote BrushBaccharis pilularis AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to December, Sage Scrub, Oak Woodland, Chaparral and Grassland
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Cream CupsPlatystemon californicus PapaveraceaePoppyNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to May, Open areas
MarchAprilMay
Creek Monkey FlowerErythranthe guttata PhrymaceaeLopseedNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to July, creeks, damp areas
MarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Crimson Pitcher SageSalvia spathacea LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, Lightly-shaded areas - Chaparral, Coastal Scrub
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
DaturaDatura species SolanaceaeNightshadeNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to November, full sun by roadsides, sandy or gravelly places
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
DeerweedAcmispon glaber FabaceaeLegumeNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from January to August, Chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Douglas NightshadeSolanum douglasii SolanaceaeNightshadeNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to October, Shady hillsides, canyons, coastal scrubland
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Downy Monkey FlowerErythranthe pilosus PhrymaceaeLopseedNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to August, riparian
AprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Eastwood ManzanitaArctostaphylos glandulosa EricaceaeHeathNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from November to February, Chaparral, rocky slopes and ridges
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
ElderberrySambucus nigra subsp. caerulea AdoxaceaeMuskrootNative, Common, Tree , typically blooms from April to August, woodlands, open areas and chaparral
AprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Elegant ClarkiaClarkia unguiculata OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, Sun or shade in grasslands, woodlands, and chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
EucryptaEucrypta chrysanthemifolia BoraginaceaeWaterleafNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to June, woodland, sage scrub, chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Farewell-to-SpringClarkia bottae OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, Coastal Sage, open slopes
AprilMayJuneJuly
Fern-Leaf PhaceliaPhacelia distans BoraginaceaeWaterleafNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to June, dry slopes in Oak Woodland and Coastal Sage
MarchAprilMayJune
Fiesta FlowerPholistoma auritum BoraginaceaeWaterleafNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to May, shady areas, common throughout most plant communities
MarchAprilMay
Fire Heart, Bleeding HeartEhrendorferia ochroleuca PapaveraceaePoppyNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to December, Chaparral, Oak Woodland
AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Fire PoppyPapaver californicum PapaveraceaePoppyEndemic, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Foothill PenstemonPenstemon heterophyllus PlantaginaceaePlantainEndemic, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to July, dry hillsides in Oak Woodland and Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Fringed Indian PinkSilene laciniata CaryophyllaceaePinkNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to July, shaded woodlands, sage scrub, chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Fringed LinanthusLinanthus dianthiflorus PolemoniaceaePhloxNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to March, Coastal Sage, Chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarch
Fuchsia-Flowered GooseberryRibes speciosum GrossulariaceaeGooseberryNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to May, shaded canyons in Sage Scrub and Chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Giant CoreopsisCoreopsis gigantea AsteraceaeSunflowerEndemic, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from November to June, Coastal areas, especially where fog is common
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Globe GiliaGilia capitata PolemoniaceaePhloxNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to June, Chaparral
MarchAprilMayJune
Globe LilyCalochortus albus LiliaceaeLilyNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to June, Oak Woodland
AprilMayJune
Golden CurrantRibes aureum GrossulariaceaeGooseberryNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to March, stream beds, meadows
JanuaryFebruaryMarch
Golden StarBloomeria crocea ThemidaceaeBrodiaeaNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to June, Coastal Sage, Chaparral
AprilMayJune
Golden YarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from December to July, open places, dry slopes in Chaparral and Sage Scrub, rocky places at the base of cliffs
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Gum PlantGrindelia camporum AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to September, open chaparral, coastal sage
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Heart Leaved PenstemonKeckiella cordifolia PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to August, Coastal Sage, Oak Woodlands
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Hedge NettleStachys bullata LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to July, Chaparral, Woodlands, Sage Scrub
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Hillside GooseberryRibes californicum GrossulariaceaeGooseberryEndemic, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to March, woodland chapparal - northern slopes
JanuaryFebruaryMarch
Holly Leaf Red BerryRhamnus ilicifolia RhamnaceaeBuckthornNative, common, Shrub , typically blooms from February to April, coastal sage and chaparral
FebruaryMarchApril
Holly-Leaved CherryPrunus ilicifolia RosaceaeRoseNative, Common, Perennial Shrub , typically blooms from November to June, Chaparral, canyons, moist and/or north-facing
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Humboldt LilyLilium humboldtii LiliaceaeLilyNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from May to July, Chaparral and Oak Woodland, near streams
MayJuneJuly
Indian PaintbrushCastilleja affinis OrobanchaceaeBroomrapeNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to May, Coastal Sage Scrub, Grassland, Chaparral
FebruaryMarchAprilMay
Indian WarriorPedicularis densiflora OrobanchaceaeBroomrapeNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from February to April, Chaparral
FebruaryMarchApril
Johnny-jump-upViola pedunculata ViolaceaeVioletNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from January to May, open grassy areas in woodlands, chaparral, sage scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Large-Flowered PhaceliaPhacelia grandiflora BoraginaceaeWaterleafNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to June, woodlands, chaparral, coastal sage scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Leather RootHoita macrostachya FabaceaeLegumeNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from June to September, Chaparral, wetland riparian
JuneJulyAugustSeptember
Lemonade BerryRhus integrifolia AnacardiaceaeSumacNative, Common, Shrub Tree , typically blooms from December to May, Chaparral, North Side
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
LupineLupinus Species FabaceaeLegumeNative, Common, Annual Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, Chaparral, ridges, slopes, canyons, coastal scrub
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Lyons PentachaetaPentachaeta lyonii AsteraceaeSunflowerEndemic, Rare, Annual herb, typically blooms from May to August, Coastal Sage
MayJuneJulyAugust
Mariposa LilyCalochortus species LiliaceaeLilyEndemic, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, grasslands, slopes, chaparral
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Matilija PoppyRomneya coulteri PapaveraceaePoppyEndemic, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to June, Coastal Sage Scrub
AprilMayJune
MilkmaidsCardamine californica BrassicaceaeMustardNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from January to March, Shady, moist hillsides or stream banks in riparian areas
JanuaryFebruaryMarch
Miners LettuceClaytonia perfoliata PortulacaceaePurslaneNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to May, shady areas in chaparral, woodland, sage scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Morning GloryCalystegia macrostegia ConvolvulaceaeMorning GloryNative, Common, Perennial or Vine , typically blooms from March to August, Sage Scrub, Chaparral
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Mountain MahoganyCercocarpus betuloides RosaceaeRoseNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from February to May, Chaparral
FebruaryMarchAprilMay
MugwortArtemisia douglasiana AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from July to November, Riparian Woodlands
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Mule FatBaccharis salicifolia AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to December, Riparian
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
Mustard Evening PrimroseEulobus californicus OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to May, Grassland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, often on dry slopes
MarchAprilMay
Narrow Leaved MilkweedAsclepias fascicularis ApocynaceaeDogbaneEndemic, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to September, Grasslands
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Notable PenstemonPenstemon spectabilis PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to June, Sage Chaparral
AprilMayJune
Owl’s CloverCastilleja exserta OrobanchaceaeBroomrapeNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to June, Grasslands and Coastal Sage Scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Parry’s PhaceliaPhacelia parryi BoraginaceaeWaterleafNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to May, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
MarchAprilMay
Peak Rush RoseCrocanthemum scoparium CistaceaeRock RoseNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from March to July, Chaparral and coastal sage scrub
MarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Peninsular OnionAllium peninsulare AlliaceaeOnionNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to May, Coastal Sage
AprilMay
Perezia, SacapelloteAcourtia microcephala AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to July, Woodland and or Chaparral
MayJuneJuly
Pin CushionChaenactis artemisiifolia AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to June, coastal scrub and chaparral
MarchAprilMayJune
Pitcher SageLepechinia fragrans LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from April to July, Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Poison OakToxicodendron diversilobum AnacardiaceaeSumacNative, Common, Perennial Vine , typically blooms from February to June, oak woodland
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Prickly PearOpuntia oricola CactaceaeCactusNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to August, low elevation chaparral and coastal sage scrub
MayJuneJulyAugust
Prickly PhloxLinanthus californicus PolemoniaceaePhloxNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to June, Chaparral
MarchAprilMayJune
Prickly Popcorn FlowerCryptantha muricata BoraginaceaeBorageNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to June, open areas on rocky slopes
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Prickly PoppyArgemone munita PapaveraceaePoppyNative, Uncommon, Perennial Annual , typically blooms from April to July, dry, sandy soil or gravel
AprilMayJuneJuly
Purple NightshadeSolanum xanti SolanaceaeNightshadeNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from December to June, Sage, chapparal
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Purple SageSalvia leucophylla LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from February to August, Coastal Sage
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Rattlesnake WeedEuphorbia albomarginata EuphorbiaceaeSpurgeNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to November, dry slopes and fields
AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Red MaidsCalandrinia menziesii PortulacaceaePurslaneNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to June, grassy areas and woodland edges
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Red ShankAdenostoma sparsifolium RosaceaeRoseNative, Uncommon, Shrub or Tree , typically blooms from June to September, dry slopes in rain shadow of coastal slopes
JuneJulyAugustSeptember
Red Skinned OnionAllium haematochiton AlliaceaeOnionNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to May, hillsides near water
MarchAprilMay
Red-Stem FilareeErodium cicutarium GeraniaceaeGeraniumInvasive, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from November to June, open or grassy areas in dry, disturbed and/or sand
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Rock DaisyPerityle emoryi AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to October, Coastal Sage
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Rose SnapdragonAntirrhinum multiflorum PlantaginaceaePlantainEndemic, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from May to July, Chaparal
MayJuneJuly
Royal GoldfieldsLasthenia coronaria AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to May, open areas, hillsides
MarchAprilMay
SagebrushArtemisia californica AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from September to December, Coastal Sage
SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
San Diego Milk-asterStephanomeria diegensis AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from July to December, Chaparral, Coastal Scrub
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Sand VerbenaAbronia maritima NyctaginaceaeFour O'ClockNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to October, coastal dunes
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Sawtooth GoldenbushHazardia squarrosa AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from June to October, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Scale BroomLepidospartum squamatum AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from August to November, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
AugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Scarlet BuglerPenstemon centranthifolius PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, Sage Chaparral Oak Woodland
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Scarlet LarkspurDelphinium cardinale RanunculaceaeButtercupNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to August, chaparral and sage scrub
MayJuneJulyAugust
Scarlet Monkey FlowerErythranthe cardinalis PhrymaceaeLopseedNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to September, wet areas along creeks, seeps
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Shooting StarPrimula clevelandii PrimulaceaePrimroseNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from December to March, Open grassy areas
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Skull CapsScutellaria tuberosa LamiaceaeMintNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from February to May, Chaparral
FebruaryMarchAprilMay
Slender SunflowerHelianthus gracilentus AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to October, Chaparral, fields, dry slopes, roadsides
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Slender TarweedDeinandra fasciculata AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from May to August, Grasslands, Chaparral
MayJuneJulyAugust
Slimy Monkey FlowerErythranthe floribunda PhrymaceaeLopseedNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from May to September, Riparian
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
SnowberrySymphoricarpos mollis CaprifoliaceaeHoneysuckleNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to May, Chaparral
MarchAprilMay
Soap PlantChlorogalum pomeridianum AgavaceaeAgaveNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to June, coastal sage, dry grassland
MayJune
Southern TauschiaTauschia arguta ApiaceaeCarrotNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, dry slopes in Sage Scrub, Woodlands and Chaparral
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Speckled ClarkiaClarkia cylindrica OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, Chaparral, slopes, coastal sage, woodlands, grassl
AprilMayJuneJuly
Star LilyToxicoscordion fremontii MelanthiaceaeDeathcamasusNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, Coastal Sage
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Stick Leaf, San Luis BlazingstarMentzelia micrantha LoasaceaeLoasaceaeNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to June, Coastal Sage
MarchAprilMayJune
Sticky CinquefoilDrymocallis glandulosa RosaceaeRoseNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to July, Oak Woodland
AprilMayJuneJuly
Sticky Gilia, Stinky GiliaAllophylum glutinosum PolemoniaceaePhloxNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to August, Coastal Sage
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Sticky Monkey FlowerDiplacus longiflorus PhrymaceaeLopseedNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to August, Chaparral
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Stream OrchidEpipactis gigantea OrchidaceaeOrchidNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from April to July, Riparian
AprilMayJuneJuly
Sugar BushRhus Ovata AnacardiaceaeSumacNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from March to June, Chaparral - South facing slopes
MarchAprilMayJune
SumacMalosma laurina AnacardiaceaeSumacNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from June to August, Chaparral
JuneJulyAugust
SycamorePlatanus racemosa PlatanaceaeSycamoreNative, Common, Tree , typically blooms from February to April, stream beds
FebruaryMarchApril
Tejon Milk-AsterStephanomeria cichoriacea AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from July to October, Chaparral, Coastal Sage
JulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Telegraph WeedHeterotheca grandiflora AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from January to December, sand, disturbed soils
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
ToyonHeteromeles arbutifolia RosaceaeRoseNative, Common, Shrub Tree , typically blooms from May to July, Chaparral, ridges, slopes, woodland, coastal scrub
MayJuneJuly
Tree TobaccoNicotiana glauca SolanaceaeNightshadeInvasive, Common, Shrub Tree , typically blooms from January to December, streambeds and disturbed soils
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAlways
Turkey MulleinCroton setiger EuphorbiaceaeSpurgeNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to November, Common in open, sandy disturbed places
AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Turkish RuggingChorizanthe staticoides PolygonaceaeBuckwheatNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, grassy slopes, dry and sandy places in Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Twining SnapdragonAntirrhinum kelloggii PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Common, Annual or Vine herb, typically blooms from January to May, Coastal Sage Scrub and dry areas in the Chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Two Tone EverlastingPseudognaphalium biolettii AsteraceaeSunflowerNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from January to May, coastal scrub and chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Valley OakQuercus lobata FagaceaeBeechNative, Common, Tree , typically blooms from March to May, open woodlands, riparian forests, valley savannas
MarchAprilMay
Variable LinanthusLeptosiphon parviflorus PolemoniaceaePhloxNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to May, Coastal Sage
MarchAprilMay
Vinegar WeedTrichostema lanceolatum LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from June to November, dry, sunny fields or low hills
JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Violet SnapdragonAntirrhinum nuttallianum PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to June, Grassy slopes and canyons
MarchAprilMayJune
Virgin's BowerClematis lasiantha RanunculaceaeButtercupEndemic, Common, Perennial Vine , typically blooms from January to May, Canyons and Chaparral, open places in Woodlands
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Wand BuckwheatEriogonum elongatum PolygonaceaeBuckwheatNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from July to November, coastal scrub and chaparral
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Western Virgins BowerClematis ligusticifolia RanunculaceaeButtercupNative, Common, Perennial Vine , typically blooms from June to September, riparian
JuneJulyAugustSeptember
Western WallflowerErysimum capitatum BrassicaceaeMustardNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from January to June, Openings in Chaparral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Whispering BellsEmmenanthe penduliflora BoraginaceaeBorageNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from February to June, Chaparral, Coastal Sage
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
White Chaparral CurrantRibes indecorum GrossulariaceaeGooseberryNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from November to February, coastal scrub and chaparral
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
White Hedge NettleStachys albens LamiaceaeMintEndemic, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from May to September, Grassands Coastal Sage
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
White SageSalvia apiana LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from April to July, Coastal Sage
AprilMayJuneJuly
White SnapdragonAntirrhinum coulterianum PlantaginaceaePlantainNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, Sage, Chapparal
AprilMayJuneJuly
Wild CucumberMarah macrocarpus CucurbitaceaeGourdNative, Common, Perennial Vine herb vine, typically blooms from November to April, woodlands, chaparral, coastal sage scrub
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Wild HeliotropeHeliotropium curassavicum BoraginaceaeBorageNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to November, Moist to Dry Saline Soils
AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Wild PeonyPaeonia californica PaeoniaceaePeonyEndemic, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from December to May, Chaparral, meadows & ridges
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Wild RoseRosa californica RosaceaeRoseNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from March to September, moist places in many plant communities
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Wild Sweet PeaLathyrus vestitus FabaceaeLegumeNative, Common, Perennial Vine , typically blooms from March to August, Chaparral, Oak Woodlands
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Wild radishRaphanus sativus BrassicaceaeMustardInvasive, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from December to May, fields, meadows, disturbed places
DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Willow Herb ClarkiaClarkia epilobioides OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to May, Oak Woodland
AprilMay
Wind PoppyPapaver heterophyllum PapaveraceaePoppyNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to May, Chaparral, grassy areas
AprilMay
Wine Cup ClarkiaClarkia purpurea OnagraceaeEvening PrimroseNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from March to June, Grassy Openings
MarchAprilMayJune
Wishbone BushMirabilis laevis NyctaginaceaeFour O'ClockNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from November to May, Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub
NovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Woodland StarLithopragma affine SaxifragaceaeSaxifrageNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from March to May, Grasslands, mountains
MarchAprilMay
Woolly Blue CurlsTrichostema lanatum LamiaceaeMintNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from February to June, chaparral, coastal sage scrub
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Wooly SapphireEriastrum sapphirinum PolemoniaceaePhloxNative, Uncommon, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Yellow Monkey FlowerDiplacus brevipes PhrymaceaeLopseedNative, Common, Annual herb, typically blooms from April to July, Open Chaparral
AprilMayJuneJuly
Yerba MansaAnemopsis californica SaururaceaeLizard TailNative, Uncommon, Perennial , typically blooms from March to July, Moist soils
MarchAprilMayJuneJuly
Yerba SantaEriodichtyon crassifolium BoraginaceaeWaterleafNative, Common, Shrub , typically blooms from January to June, Sandy, rocky areas in chaparral and sage scrub
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
YuccaHesperoyucca whipplei AgavaceaeAgaveNative, Common, Perennial , typically blooms from April to June, chaparral or coastal sage scrub
AprilMayJune