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

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Southern Tarplant
Centromadia parryi

Other scientific names: Hemizonia australis.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: pappose tarweed, Parry's tarplant, Parry's false tarplant, Parry's tarweed, Parry's spikeweed.
Generic common name: SPIKEWEED, CENTROMADIA, FALSE TARPLANT.

Saline vernal pool Northeast of the Bard Reservoir, Nov 2013.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Santa Susana Tarweed
Deinandra minthornii

TJM1: Hemizonia minthornii.

Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Santa Susana tarplant.
Generic common name: TARPLANT, TARWEED.

Backbone Trail just East of Corral Trailhead: sage scrub, Aug 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Hayfield Tarweed
Hemizonia congesta ssp. luzulifolia


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: TARPLANT, TARWEED.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2
If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Coulter's Goldfields
Lasthenia glabrata ssp. coulteri


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: yellowray goldfields.
Generic common name: GOLDFIELDS.

Ormond Beach: coastal saline flat, March 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1

Photographed out of range.
If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Lyon's Pentachaeta
Pentachaeta lyonii


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Lyon's pygmydaisy.
Generic common name: PYGMYDAISY.

Triunfo Canyon Park: sage scrub, July 2004.

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

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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California Groundsel
Senecio aphanactis


Family: Asteraceae (radiate) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: chaparral ragwort, rayless ragwort.
Generic common name: GROUNDSEL, RAGWORT, BUTTERWEED.

Wildwood Park: coastal sage scrub, March 2008.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 2B.2.
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Family Asteraceae (discoid) (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Asterales)

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Malibu Baccharis
Baccharis malibuensis

TJM1: Not Listed.

Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: FALSE WILLOW, BACCHARIS.

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space: chaparral, August 2006.

Characteristics: Native, White, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Family Orobanchaceae (Magnoliopsida | Asteridae | Scrophulariales)

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Salt Marsh Birdís-Beak
Chloropyron maritimum ssp. maritimum

TJM1: Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus.

Family: Orobanchaceae (BROOMRAPE), Scrophulariaceae (FIGWORT).
Generic common name: SALTY BIRDíS-BEAK.

Ormond Beach West, Coastal Salt Marsh, May 2013.

Characteristics: Native, White, Red, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2
Photographed slightly out of range, but expected to occur in range.
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Family Chenopodiaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Caryophyllales)

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Coulterís Saltbush
Atriplex coulteri


Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Other common names: Coulterís orach.
Generic common name: SALTBUSH, ORACH.

Malibu: coastal bluff, May 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Green, Red, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Estuary Sea-blite
Suaeda esteroa


Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Generic common name: SEA-BLITE, SEEPWEED.

Mugu Lagoon, coastal salt marsh, July 2009.

Characteristics: Native, Green, Small, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Family Polygonaceae (Magnoliopsida | Caryophyllidae | Polygonales)

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San Fernando Valley Spineflower
Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina


Family: Polygonaceae (BUCKWHEAT).
Generic common name: SPINEFLOWER.

Ahmanson Ranch: burned valley grassland, May 2006.

Characteristics: Native, White, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Conejo Buckwheat
Eriogonum crocatum


Family: Polygonaceae (BUCKWHEAT).
Generic common name: WILD BUCKWHEAT, BUCKWHEAT.

Wildwood Park: coastal sage scrub, March 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Family Geraniaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Geraniales)

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White-flowered Filaree
California macrophylla

TJM1: Erodium macrophyllum.

Family: Geraniaceae (GERANIUM).
Other common names: roundleaf stork's bill, large leaved filaree, California storksbill, California Filaree.
Generic common name: CALIFORNIA FILAREE.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: disturbed grassland, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native, White, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Family Crassulaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Rosales)

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Blochman's Live-forever
Dudleya blochmaniae ssp. blochmaniae


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: Blochman's Dudleya.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Zuma/Trancas Canyons: Lower Zuma, Ocean View Trail, sage scrub, June 2005.

Characteristics: Native, White, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Agoura Hills Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa ssp. agourensis


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: canyon liveforever, Santa Monica Mountains dudleya.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Sage scrub, April 2004.

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

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Marcescent Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa ssp. marcescens


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: Santa Monica Mountains dudleya.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Circle X Ranch: oak woodland, April 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Santa Monica Mountains Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa ssp. ovatifolia


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Steep rock face, riparian, June 2011.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Many-stemmed Dudleya
Dudleya multicaulis


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Grown in a pot because natural specimens inaccessible, flowered April 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Conejo Dudleya
Dudleya parva

TJM1: Dudleya abramsii ssp. parva.

Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Wildwood Park: coastal sage scrub, May 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Verity's Dudleya
Dudleya verityi


Family: Crassulaceae (STONECROP).
Other common names: Verity's liveforever.
Generic common name: DUDLEYA, LIVEFOREVER.

Far west end of range: coastal sage scrub, May 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Green, Small, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Family Fabaceae (Magnoliopsida | Rosidae | Fabales)

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Brauton's Rattle-weed
Astragalus brauntonii


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Other common names: Braunton's milkvetch.
Generic common name: MILKVETCH.

Topanga State Park: Temescal Ridge Trail, coastal sage scrub, May 2005.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Small, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Ventura Marsh Milkvetch
Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Generic common name: MILKVETCH.

coastal strand: Ventura, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1

Photographed slightly out of range for SAMO, but an important species of interest. For decades it was presumed extinct until a small population was discovered in a Ventura oil field. There has been a significant effort to bring this unique species back from the brink of extinction.
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Family Brassicaceae (Magnoliopsida | Dilleniidae | Capparales)

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Santa Cruz Island Fringepod
Thysanocarpus conchuliferus


Family: Brassicaceae (MUSTARD).
Other common names: cupped fringepod, SantaCruz Island lacepod.
Generic common name: LACEPOD, FRINGEPOD.

Circle X Ranch, rocky slope, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, White, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Family Berberidaceae (Magnoliopsida | Magnoliidae | Ranunculales)

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Nevin's Barberry
Berberis nevinii


Family: Berberidaceae (BARBERRY).
Generic common name: OREGON-GRAPE, BARBERRY.

Thousand Oaks Landscaping, March 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Medium, Clusters, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1.
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Family Liliaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Weedís Mariposa Lily
Calochortus weedii var. intermedius


Family: Liliaceae (LILY), Calochortaceae (MARIPOSA LILY).
Other common names: intermediate mariposa lily.
Generic common name: MARIPOSA LILY.

Dayton Canyon ridge line: open chaparral/coastal sage scrub, May 2010.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Late Spring.

Status: CNPS List 1B.2
See the note in the ANF about the ID of this plant.
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Family Ruscaceae (Liliopsida | Liliidae | Liliales)

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Peninsular Nolina
Nolina cismontana

TJM1: Nolina parryi.

Family: Ruscaceae (RUSCACEAE), Liliaceae (LILY).
Other common names: peninsular beargrass, nolina.
Generic common name: BEARGRASS, BUTCHER'S BROOM.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: sage scrub, April 2004.

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

Note: only recognized as a unique species since 1995, it was not seperated from N. parryi prior to that.
Status: CNPS List 1B.2.
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Family Thelypteridaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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Sonoran Maiden Fern
Thelypteris puberula var. sonorensis


Family: Thelypteridaceae (THELYPTERIS).
Generic common name: MAIDEN FERN, MARSH FERN.

Encinal Creek: riparian woodland, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native.

Status: CNPS List 2B.2.
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