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 FERNS & FERN ALLIES
 

Isoeteaceae - Quillwort Family
  Isoetes howellii Howell's quillwort vernal pools, marshes
  Isoetes orcuttii Orcutt's quillwort vernal pools
Marsileaceae - Marsilea Family
  Marsilea vestita ssp. v. Hairy pepperwort vernal pools, streams
  Pilularia americana American pillwort vernal pools

 
DICOTS
 

Apiaceae - Carrot Family
  Conium maculatum Poison hemlock marshes
  Eryngium castrense Coyote thistle vernal pools
  Lomatium caruifolium var. c. Caraway-leaved lomatium grassland
  Sanicula bipinnatifida Purple sanicle grassland
Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed Family
  Asclepias fascicularis Narrow-leaf milkweed grassland
Asteraceae - Sunflower Family
  Achyrachaena mollis Blow wives grassland
  Baccharis pilularis Coyote bush grassland
  Blennosperma nanum var. n. Yellow carpet vernal pool margins
  Carduus pycnocephalus Italian thistle grassland, disturbed
  Centaurea solstitialis Yellow starthistle grassland, disturbed
  Chamomilla suaveolens Pineapple weed disturbed
  Filago gallica Filago disturbed
  Grindelia camporum var. c. Gum plant grassland
  Hemizonia fitchii Fitch's tarweed vernal pools, grassland
  Heterotheca grandiflora Telegraph weed disturbed
  Holocarpha virgata Twiggy tarweed grassland
  Hypochaeris glabra Smooth cat's-ear vernal pool margins
  Hypochaeris radicata Rough cat's-ear grassland
  Lactuca serriola Prickly lettuce grassland
  Lasthenia californica California goldfields grassland
  Lasthenia fremontii Vernal pool goldfields vernal pools
  Lasthenia glaberrima Rayless goldfields vernal pools
  Layia fremontii Fremont's tidy-tips grassland
  Leontodon taraxacoides ssp. longirostris  Hawkbit vernal pools
  Madia elegans ssp. vernalis Spring madia grassland
  Micropus californicus var. c. Q Tips grassland
  Microseris douglasii ssp. tenella Douglas' microseris grassland
  Psilocarphus brevissimus var. b. Woolly marbles vernal pools
  Psilocarphus oregonus Oregon woolly marbles vernal pools, grassland
  Psilocarphus tenellus var. globiferus Slender woolly marbles vernal pools
  Silybum marianum Milk thistle grassland, disturbed
  Soliva sessilis Soliva grassland, disturbed
  Sonchus asper ssp. a. Sow thistle grassland, disturbed
  Tragopogon sp. Salsify grassland
  Wyethia angustifolia Mule's-ear grassland
  Xanthium strumarium Cocklebur disturbed
Boraginaceae - Borage Family
  Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia Fiddleneck grassland, distrubed
  Plagiobothrys bracteatus Smooth popcorn flower vernal pools
  Plagiobothrys fulvus Field popcorn flower grassland
  Plagiobothrys greenei Greene's popcorn flower vernal pool margins
  Plagiobothrys leptocladus Prostrate popcorn flower vernal pools
  Plagiobothrys stipitatus var. micranthus Slender popcorn flower vernal pools
Brassicaceae - Mustard Family
  Brassica nigra Black mustard grassland, disturbed
  Cardamine oligosperma Western bittercress vernal pools
  Hirschfeldia incana Field mustard grassland
  Lepidium latipes var. l. Dwarf peppergrass grassland
  Lepidium nitidum var. n. Shining peppergrass vernal pool margins
  Raphanus raphanistrum Jointed wild radish grassland, disturbed
  Raphanus sativus Common wild radish grassland, disturbed
  Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Water-cress marshes
  Thysanocarpus radians Spokepod grassland
Callitrichaceae - Water Starwort Family
  Callitriche marginata Winged water starwort vernal pools
Campanulaceae - Bellflower Family
  Downingia bicornuta var. picta Horned downingia vernal pools
  Downingia cuspidata Toothed downingia vernal pools
  Downingia ornatissima var. o. Folded downingia vernal pools
  Legenere limosa Legenere vernal pools
Caryophyllaceae - Pink Family
  Cerastium glomeratum Mouse-ear chickweed grassland
  Sagina decumbens ssp. occidentalis Western pearlwort vernal pool margins
  Spergularia bocconii Boccon's sand-spurrey disturbed
Convolvulaceae - Morning-Glory Family
  Convolvulus arvensis Bindweed grassland
  Cuscuta howelliana Vernal pool dodder vernal pools
Crassulaceae - Stonecrop Family
  Crassula aquatica Water pygmy-weed vernal pools
  Crassula tillaea Moss pygmy-weed disturbed
Elatinaceae - Waterwort Family
  Elatine californica California waterwort vernal pools
  Elatine rubella Red waterwort vernal pools
Euphorbiaceae - Spurge Family
  Eremocarpus setigerus Turkey mullein, dove weed grassland, vernal pools
Fabaceae - Pea Family
  Lathyrus hirsutus Hairy pea grassland
  Lotus micranthus Smallflower lotus disturbed
  Lotus purshianus var. p. Spanish lotus grassland
  Lupinus bicolor Miniature lupine grassland
  Medicago polymorpha Bur clover grassland, vernal pools
  Trifolium depauperatum var. d. Dwarf sack clover vernal pools, grassland
  Trifolium depauperatum var. truncatum Pale sack clover vernal pools, grassland
  Trifolium dubium Hop clover grassland
  Trifolium hirtum Rose clover grassland, disturbed
  Trifolium repens White lawn clover vernal pool margins
  Trifolium variegatum White-tipped clover vernal pools
  Vicia sativa ssp. nigra Common vetch grassland, disturbed
  Vicia villosa ssp. v. Winter vetch grassland, disturbed
Fagaceae - Oak Family
  Quercus douglasii Blue oak grassland
  Quercus lobata Valley oak grassland
  Quercus wislizeni Interior live oak grassland
Gentianaceae - Gentian Family
  Centaurium muehlenbergii June centaury vernal pool margins
  Cicendia quadrangularis Cicendia vernal pool margins
Geraniaceae - Geranium Family
  Erodium botrys Filaree grassland
  Erodium cicutarium Cut-leaf filaree grassland
  Geranium carolinianum Carolina geranium grassland
  Geranium dissectum Cut-leaf geranium mesic areas
Hypericaceae - St. John's Wort Family
  Hypericum perforatum Klamath weed grassland, disturbed
Lamiaceae - Mint Family
  Mentha pulegium Pennyroyal marshes
  Pogogyne douglasii Douglas' beard-style vernal pools
  Pogogyne zizyphoroides Sacramento beard-style vernal pools
  Trichostema lanceolatum Vinegar weed grassland, vernal pools
Limnanthaceae - Meadowfoam Family
  Limnanthes alba ssp. a. White meadowfoam vernal pool margins
Lythraceae - Loosestrife Family
  Lythrum hyssopifolia Hyssop loosestrife vernal pools
Malvaceae - Mallow Family
  Sidalcea calycosa ssp. c. Vernal pool checkerbloom vernal pools
  Sidalcea hirsuta Alkali checkerbloom grassland
Molluginaceae - Carpet-Weed Family
  Mollugo verticillata Carpet-weed disturbed
Myrtaceae - Myrtle Family
  Eucalyptus globulus Blue gum probably planted
Onagraceae - Evening-Primrose Family
  Epilobium brachycarpum Willow-herb disturbed
  Epilobium pygmaeum Smooth boisduvalia vernal pool margins
  Epilobium torreyi Soft boisduvalia vernal pool margins
  Ludwigia peploides ssp. p. Yellow waterweed lake
Papaveraceae - Poppy Family
  Eschscholzia californica California poppy grassland
  Eschscholzia lobbii Frying pan poppy grassland
Plantaginaceae - Plantain Family
  Plantago coronopus Fern-leaf plantain disturbed
  Plantago erecta Dwarf plantain grassland
  Plantago lanceolata English plantain disturbed
Polemoniaceae - Phlox Family
  Navarretia intertexta  ssp. i. Spiny navarretia vernal pool margins
  Navarretia leucocephala ssp. l. White navarretia vernal pools
Polygonaceae - Buckwheat Family
  Eriogonum nudum var. n. Nude buckwheat grassland
  Polygonum arenastrum Common knotweed disturbed
  Polygonum persicaria Lady's thumb bistort marshes
  Polygonum punctatum Dotted Smartweed marshes
  Rumex acetosella Sheep sorrel grassland
  Rumex conglomeratus Clustered dock mesic areas
  Rumex crispus Curly dock mesic areas
  Rumex pulcher Fiddle dock mesic areas
Portulacaceae - Purslane Family
  Calandrinia ciliata Red maids grassland, disturbed
  Montia fontana Water chickweed, blinks vernal pools
Primulaceae - Primrose Family
  Anagallis arvensis Scarlet pimpernel grassland, disturbed
  Anagallis (Centunculus) minima Chaffweed vernal pools
Ranunculaceae - Buttercup Family
  Ranunculus aquatilis var. capillaceus Water buttercup vernal pools, marshes
  Ranunculus bonariensis var. trisepalus Vernal pool buttercup vernal pools
  Ranunculus muricatus Spiny fruit buttercup mesic areas
Rubiaceae - Madder Family
  Galium aparine Common bedstraw grassland, disturbed
  Sherardia arvensis Blue bedstraw grassland
Salicaceae - Willow Family
  Populus fremontii ssp. f. Fremont's cottonwood lakeside
  Salix exigua Sandbar willow lakeside
  Salix lasiolepis Arroyo willow lakeside
Scrophulariaceae - Figwort Family
  Castilleja attenuata Valley tassels grassland
  Castilleja campestris ssp. c. Field owl's clover vernal pools
  Gratiola ebracteata Bractless hedge-hyssop vernal pools
  Gratiola heterosepala Boggs Lake hedge-hyssop vernal pools
  Mimulus guttatus Seep spring monkeyflower streams, marshes
  Mimulus tricolor Vernal pool monkeyflower vernal pools
  Triphysaria eriantha ssp. e. Johnny-tuck, butter&eggs grassland
  Triphysaria pusilla Little owl's clover grassland
  Veronica peregrina ssp. xalapensis Purslane speedwell vernal pools

 
MONOCOTS
 

Alismataceae - Water-Plantain Family
  Alisma plantago-aquatica Water-plantain marshes
  Damasonium californicum Fringed water-plantain vernal pools
Cyperaceae - Sedge Family
  Cyperus difformis Variable Flatsedge marshes
  Cyperus eragrostis Tall Flatsedge marshes
  Eleocharis acicularis var. a. Dwarf spikerush vernal pools
  Eleocharis macrostachya Pale spikerush marshes, vernal pools
  Scirpus acutus Tule marshes
Juncaceae - Rush Family
  Juncus acuminatus Tapertip rush marshes
  Juncus balticus Baltic rush marshes
  Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis Toad rush vernal pool margins
  Juncus capitatus Capped dwarf rush vernal pool margins
  Juncus effusus var. pacificus Pacific rush marshes
  Juncus leiospermus var. ahartii Ahart's dwarf rush vernal pools
  Juncus oxymeris Pointed rush marshes
  Juncus tenuis Soft rush grassland
  Juncus uncialis Inch-high dwarf rush vernal pools
  Juncus xiphioides Iris-leaved rush marshes, vernal pools
Juncaginceae - Arrow-Grass Family
  Lilaea scilloides Flowering quillwort vernal pools
Lemnaceae - Duckweed Family
  Lemna minor Small duckweed summer water
Liliaceae - Lily Family
  Allium amplectens Wild onion grassland
  Brodiaea coronaria ssp. c. Crown brodiaea grassland
  Brodiaea elegans ssp. e. Elegant brodiaea grassland
  Brodiaea nana Vernal pool brodiaea vernal pools
  Calochortus luteus Gold nuggets grassland
  Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. p.  Soap root grassland
  Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. c. Blue dicks grassland
  Dichelostemma multiflorum Wild hyacinth grassland
  Triteleia hyacinthina White hyacinth grassland
  Triteleia laxa Wally baskets grassland
Poaceae - Grass Family
  Aegilops triuncialis Barbed goatgrass grassland
  Agrostis avenacea Bent grass marshes
  Aira caryophyllea Silver hairgrass grassland
  Alopecurus saccatus Meadow foxtail vernal pools
  Andropogon virginicus var. v. Broomsedge bluestem marshes
  Avena barbata Slender wild oats grassland
  Avena fatua Wild oats grassland
  Briza minor Little quaking grass grassland
  Bromus diandrus Ripgut brome grassland
  Bromus hordaceus Soft chess brome grassland
  Deschampsia danthonioides Vernal pool hairgrass vernal pools
  Echinochloa cruz-galli Barnyard Grass marshes
  Elymus elymoides Squirreltail grass grassland
  Glyceria declinata Ricefield manna grass vernal pools, marshes
  Hordeum marinum ssp. gussoneanum Mediterranean barley grassland, vernal pools
  Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum Foxtail barley grassland
  Leptochloa fascicularis Sprangletop grass marshes
  Lolium multiflorum Italian ryegrass grassland, vernal pools
  Lolium perenne Perennial ryegrass grassland
  Nassella pulchra Purple needlegrass grassland
  Poa annua Annual bluegrass grassland, vernal pools
  Polypogon monspeliensis Rabbit's foot grass vernal pools, marshes
  Scribneria bolanderi Scribneria vernal pool margins
  Taeniatherum caput-medusae Medusahead grassland
  Vulpia bromoides Annual fescue grassland
  Vulpia microstachys var. m. Desert fescue grassland
Typhaceae - Cattail Family
  Typha angustifolia Narrow-leaved cattail marshes
  Typha latifolia Broad-leaved cattail marshes
 

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