Plants of the Coastal Sage Scrub and Chaparral

on the CSUSB campus

Note: Recent taxonomic revisions have changed many scientific names and classifications. For the species below, old names that are common in the literature are given in parentheses.

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Additional photos of plants at higher elevations in the Cajon Pass area (mostly chaparral and pinyon pine woodland)
Additional photos of high-elevation plants of the San Gabriel Mountains


Lists of rare native plants are maintained by the California Native Plant Society.
The federal government and most states maintain lists of non-native species they consider noxious weeds.

Please report errors and broken links to Dr. Kimberlyn Williams willliams@csusb.edu

Development of this page was supported by a grant from the Teaching Resource Center at California State University, San Bernardino


Eriogonum fasciculatum information
Eriogonum fasciculatum
California buckwheat
Native
Artemisia californica information
Artemisia californica
California sagebrush
Native
Artemisia dracunculus information
Artemisia dracunculus
Tarragon
Native
Salvia mellifera information
Salvia mellifera
Black sage
Native
Salvia apiana information
Salvia apiana
White sage
Native
Salvia columbariae information
Salvia columbariae
Chia or Chia sage
Native
Acmispon glaber information
Acmispon glaber (=Lotus scoparius)
Deerweed
Native
Astragalus pomonensis information
Astragalus pomonensis
Pomona milkvetch or Pomona locoweed
Native
Camissoniopsis bistorta information
Camissoniopsis bistorta (=Camissonia bistorta)
California sun cup
Native
Camissonia californica information
Eulobus californicus (=Camissonia californica
California sun cup (also)
Native
Delphinium cardinale information
Delphinium cardinale
Scarlet larkspur
Native
Dichelostemma capitatum information
Dichelostemma capitatum
Blue dicks
Native
Croton californicus information
Croton californicus
California croton
Native
Emmenanthe penduliflora information
Emmenanthe penduliflora
Whispering bells
Native
Ehrendorferia chrysantha information
Ehrendorferia chrysantha (=Dicentra chrysantha)
Golden ear-drops
Native
Calochortus splendens information
Calochortus splendens
Splendid mariposa lily
Native
Amsinckia menziesii information
Amsinckia intermedia (=Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia)
Common fiddleneck
Native
Calochortus plummerae information
Calochortus plummerae
Plummer's mariposa lily
Rare native
Penstemon spectabilis information
Penstemon spectabilis
Showy penstemon or Beardtongue
Native
Keckiella cordifolia information
Keckiella cordifolia
Climbing penstemon or heart-leaved keckiella
Native
Mimulus aurantiacus information
Mimulus aurantiacus
Bush monkey-flower or sticky-monkey
Native
Phacelia distans information
Phacelia distans
Common Phacelia
Native
Paeonia californica information
Paeonia californica
California peony
Native
Centaurea melitensis information
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese starthistle or tocalote
Introduced, invasive noxious weed
Hirschfeldia incana information
Hirschfeldia incana (=Brassica geniculata)
Shortpod mustard or Mediterranean hoary mustard
Introduced invasive weed
Erodium cicutarium information
Erodium cicutarium
Redstem filaree or redstem stork's bill
Introduced
Eriogonum gracile information
Eriogonum gracile
Slender buckwheat
Native
Bromus tectorum information
Bromus tectorum
Cheatgrass
Introduced invasive weed
Bromus diandrus information
Bromus diandrus
Ripgut brome
Introduced invasive weed
Avena barbata information
Avena barbata
Slender wild oat
Introduced invasive weed
Bromus madritensis information
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens
Red brome
Introduced invasive weed
Platanus racemosa information
Platanus racemosa
Western sycamore
Native
Juglans californica information
Juglans californica
California black walnut
Native
Adenostoma fasciculatum information
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Chamise
Native
Rhamnus crocea information
Rhamnus crocea
Spiny redberry
Native
Malacothamnus fasciculatus information
Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Chaparral mallow
Native
Prunus ilicifolia information
Prunus ilicifolia
Holly-leafed cherry or Islay
Native
Nicotiana glauca information
Nicotiana glauca
Tree tobacco
Introduced
Rhus ovata information
Rhus ovata
Sugar bush
Native
Rhus trilobata information
Rhus aromatica (=Rhus trilobata)
Fragrant sumac or basket sumac
Native
Toxicodendron diversilobum information
Toxicodendron diversilobum
Poison oak
Native
Marah macrocarpus information
Marah macrocarpus
Wild cucumber, Man-root, or Chilicothe
Native