Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis, Seaside bird's beak

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Listed Species Information

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AZOLLACEAE - Mosquito Fern Family Azolla filiculoides ? American water fern, mosquito fern, Mosquito fern, Pacific mosquitofern
DENNSTAEDTIACEAE - Bracken Family Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens Hairy brackenfern, Western bracken fern
DRYOPTERIDACEAE - Shield or wood fern family Dryopteris arguta California wood fern, Coastal wood fern, Shield fern
EQUISETACEAE - Horsetail Family Equisetum arvense Common horsetail rush, Common horsetail, field horsetail, Field horsetail
Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii Giant horse tail, Giant horsetail
PTERIDACEAE - Brake Family Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis Gold back fern
CUPRESSACEAE - Cypress Family Hesperocyparis macrocarpa Monterey cypress CNPS - 1B.2, Cal IPC - limited
PINACEAE - Pine Family Pinus muricata Bishop pine, Bull pine, Prickle cone pine
Pinus radiata Monterey pine CNPS - 1B.1, Cal IPC - limited
Pinus torreyana Island torrey pine
ADOXACEAE - Muskroot family Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Blue elderberry
AIZOACEAE - Ice plant family * Carpobrotus edulis Hottentot fig, Iceplant, Sea fig Cal IPC - high
ANACARDIACEAE -cashew or sumac family Toxicodendron diversilobum Poison oak, Poisonoak
APIACEAE - Carrot family * Anthriscus caucalis Bur chervil, Bur chevril
Bowlesia incana Hoary bowlesia
* Conium maculatum Poison hemlock Cal IPC - moderate
Daucus pusillus American wild carrot, Rattlesnake weed
* Foeniculum vulgare Biscuit root, Sweet fennel Cal IPC - high
Sanicula arctopoides Footsteps of spring, Yellow mats
Sanicula crassicaulis Gamble weed, Pacific blacksnakeroot, Pacific sanicle
Sanicula laciniata Coast sanicle, Coastal blacksnakeroot
Torilis arvensis Field hedge parsley, Spreading hedgeparsley Cal IPC - moderate
ARALIACEAE- Ivy family * Hedera helix English ivy Cal IPC - high
ASTERACEAE - Aster family * Artemisia biennis Biennial sagewort
Artemisia californica California sagebrush, Coast sagebrush, Coastal sage brush
Artemisia douglasiana California mugwort,
Douglas' sagewort
Baccharis pilularis ssp. consanguinea Coyote brush
* Bellis perennis English daisy, English lawn daisy
* Carduus pycnocephalus Italian thistle Cal IPC - moderate
* Carduus tenuiflorus Italian thistle, Slender flowered thistle, Winged plumeless thistle Cal IPC - limited
* Centaurea melitensis Maltese star thistle, Napa star thistle, Tocalote Cal IPC - moderate
Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale Cobweb thistle, Cobwebby thistle
* Cirsium vulgare Bull thistle Cal IPC - moderate
Conyza canadensis Canada horseweed
Corethrogyne filaginifolia Common sandaster
* Cotula australis Australian brass buttons, Australian cotula, Australian waterbuttons
* Cotula coronopifolia Brass buttons, Common brassbuttons Cal IPC - limited
Deinandra corymbosa corymbosa Coastal tarweed
* Delairea odorata Cape Ivy Cal IPC - high
Ericameria ericoides California goldenbush, Mock heather
Ericameria fasciculata Eastwood's goldenbush CNPS - 1B.1
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum Golden yarrow, Yellow yarrow
Euthamia occidentalis Western flat topped goldenrod, Western goldenrod, Western goldentop
Gamochaeta purpurea Featherweed
Gnaphalium californicum Ladies' tobacco
* Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum Jersey cudweed
Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum Pink cudweed
Pseudognaphalium stramineum Cottonbatting plant
* Helminthotheca echioides Bristly ox-tongue Cal IPC - limited
Heterotheca grandiflora Telegraph weed, Telegraphweed
* Hypochaeris glabra Smooth cat's ear Cal IPC - limited
* Hypochaeris radicata Hairy cats ear, Hairy catsear, Rough cat's ear Cal IPC - moderate
* Lactuca serriola Prickly lettuce, Prickly wild lettuce
Layia hieracioides Hawkweed layia, Tall layia, Tall tidytips
Layia platyglossa Coastal tidytips
Lessingia pectinata var. pectinata Valley lessingia
* Logfia gallica Narrowleaf cottonrose
Madia exigua Little tarweed, Meager tarweed, Small tarweed, Three-stemmed madia
Madia gracilis Grassy tarweed, Gumweed madia, Slender tarweed
Madia sativa Chile tarweed, Coast tarweed, Coastal tarweed
Matricaria discoidea Pineapple weed
Pseudognaphalium beneolens Cudweed
Psilocarphus tenellus Slender woolly marbles, Slender woollyheads
* Senecio vulgaris Common groundsel, Old man in the spring, Old man of spring
* Silybum marianum Blessed milkthistle, Milk thistle Cal IPC - limited
* Sonchus asper asper Prickly sow thistle, Sow thistle
* Sonchus oleraceus Common sow thistle, Common sowthistle, Sow thistle
Stephanomeria elata Annual mitra, Santa barbara stephanomeria, Santa barbara wirelettuce
* Taraxacum officinal Common dandelion, Dandelion, Red seeded dandelion
Uropappus lindleyi Silver puffs, Uropappus
Xanthium spinosum Spiny clotbur, Spiny cockleburr
Xanthium strumarium Rough cockleburr
Ambrosia acanthicarpa Annual burrweed, Annual bursage, Annual burweed, Annual turweed
* Arctotheca calendula Cape weed Cal IPC - moderate alert
Helenium puberulum Rosilla, Sneezeweed
Solidago velutina californica California goldenrod, Oreja de liebre
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow
BORAGINACEAE - borage or forget-me-not family Heliotropium curassavicum Chinese parsley, Heliotrope, Salt heliotrope, Seaside heliotrope
Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii Baby blue eyes
Pectocarya penicillata Sleeping combseed, Winged comb seed, Winged pectocarya
Phacelia douglasii Douglas' phacelia
Phacelia malvifolia Stinging phacelia
Pholistoma auritum var. auritum Blue fiesta flower, Blue fiestaflower, Fiesta flower
Pholistoma membranaceum White fiesta flower, White fiestaflower
Amsinckia intermedia Common fiddleneck
Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis Seaside fiddleneck
Cryptantha clevelandii Cleveland's cryptantha, Common cryptantha
BRASSICACEAE - crucifers, or cabbage family Turritis glabra Tower rockcress
* Brassica nigra Black mustard Cal IPC - moderate
* Brassica rapa Common mustard, Field mustard, Rape mustard Cal IPC - limited
* Cakile maritima European searocket, Sea rocket Cal IPC - limited
* Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's purse
Cardamine oligosperma Bitter cress, Idaho bittercress
Erysimum ammophilum Coast wallflower CNPS - 1B.2
* Lepidium latifolium Broad leaved pepper grass, Broadleaved pepperweed, Perennial pepperweed Cal IPC - high
Lepidium nitidum Peppergrass, Shining pepper grass, Shining pepperweed, Tongue grass
Lepidium strictum Peppergrass, Prostrate pepper grass, Upright pepperweed
* Lobularia maritima Sweet alyssum Cal IPC - limited
Nasturtium officinale Watercress
* Raphanus sativus Cultivated radish, Jointed charlock, Wild radish Cal IPC - limited
Rorippa palustris ssp. occidentalis Bog yellowcress
* Sisymbrium orientale Indian hedge mustard, Oriental hedge mustard
Thysanocarpus curvipes Fringe pod, Fringed pod, Hairy lacepod, Sand fringepod
Thysanocarpus laciniatus Common lace pod, Mountain fringepod, Narrow leaved fringe pod, Narrow leaved lacepod
* Sisymbrium officinale Hedge mustard, Hedgemustard
CACTACEAE - Cactus family * Opuntia ficus-indica Mission cactus, Tuna cactus
CAMPANULACEAE - bellflower family Triodanis biflora Venus looking glass, Venus' looking glass
CAPRIFOLIACEAE - Honeysuckle family Lonicera hispidula California honeysuckle, Hairy honeysuckle, Pink honeysuckle
Symphoricarpos mollis Creeping snowberry, Trailing snowberry
CARYOPHYLLACEAE -pink or carnation family Cardionema ramosissimum Sand mat, Sandcarpet
* Cerastium glomeratum Large mouse ears, Mouseear chickweed, Sticky chickweed
* Petrorhagia dubia Hairypink, Pink grass, Wilding pink, Windmill pink
* Polycarpon tetraphyllum Four leaved all seed, Four leaved allseed, Four leaved polycarp, Fourleaf manyseed
* Silene gallica Common catchfly, Windmill pink
* Spergula arvensis Corn spurry
* Spergularia rubra Purple sand spurry, Red sandspurry, Ruby sandspurry
* Spergularia villosa Hairy sand spurrey, Hairy sandspurry, Villous sand spurry
* Stellaria media Chickweed
CHENOPODIACEAE -Goosefoot family * Atriplex triangularis Fat-hen
* Dysphania ambrosioides Mexican tea
* Cycloloma atriplicifolium Winged pigweed
* Chenopodium album Lamb's quarters, Lambs quarters, White goosefoot
Chenopodium berlandieri Berlandier's goosefoot,
Pit seed goosefoot
Chenopodium californicum California goosefoot,
Chenopodium desiccatum Aridland goosefoot,
Dry goosefoot
CISTACEAE - Rock rose family Helianthemum scoparium Bisbee peak rushrose, Broom rose, Common sun rose
CONVOLVULACEAE - Morning glory family Calystegia subacaulis ssp. subacaulis Cambria morning glory, Hill morning glory, Hillside false bindweed
Cuscuta campestris Field dodder
CORNACEAE - Dogwood family Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis Western dogwood
CRASSULACEAE - stonecrop family Crassula connata Pigmy weed, Sand pygmy weed, Sand pygmyweed
* Crassula tillaea Mediterranean pygmy weed, Moss pygmyweed
CUCURBITACEAE - Gourd family Marah fabacea California man-root
ERICACEAE -heath or heather family Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crinita Crinite manzanita
Arctostaphylos pumila Dune manzanita, Sandmat manzanita CNPS - 1B.2
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. tomentosa, Woolly leaf manzanita, Woollyleaf manzanita
EUPHORBIACEAE - Spurge family Chamaesyce serpens Matted sandmat
Croton californicus California croton, Desert croton
* Euphorbia peplus Petty spurge
FABACEAE - Legume family * Cytisus striatus Portuguese broom, Striated broom Cal IPC - moderate
* Genista monspessulana French broom Cal IPC - high
Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus Common pacific pea, Hillside pea, Wild sweetpea
* Lotus corniculatus Bird's foot trefoil, Birdfoot deervetch, Broadleaf birdsfoot trefoil
Acmispon glaber var. glaber Deerweed
Acmispon strigosus Strigose lotus
Lupinus arboreus Coastal bush lupine, Yellow bush lupine Cal IPC - limited
Lupinus bicolor Annual lupine, Bicolored lupine, Miniature lupine
Lupinus nanus Sky lupine
* Medicago polymorpha Bur clover, Bur medic, California burclover Cal IPC - limited
* Melilotus albus White sweetclover
* Melilotus indicus Annual yellow sweetclover
* Trifolium angustifolium Narrow leaved clover, Narrowleaf crimson clover
* Trifolium campestre Field clover, Low hop clover
* Trifolium dubium Shamrock clover, Suckling clover
* Trifolium glomeratum Clustered clover
Trifolium gracilentum Graceful clover, Pin point clover, Pinpoint clover
* Trifolium hirtum Rose clover Cal IPC - moderate
Trifolium microcephalum Hairy clover, Maiden clover, Small headed clover
Trifolium willdenovii Tomcat clover
Lupinus chamissonis Beach blue lupine, Chamisso bush lupine, Dune bush lupine, Dune lupine
* Vicia sativa ssp. nigra Common vetch, Garden vetch, Smaller common vetch, Spring vetch
Quercus agrifolia California live oak, Coast live oak
GARRYACEAE - Silk tassel family Garrya elliptica Coast silk tassel, Coast silktassel, Silk tassel bush or quinine bush, Wavyleaf silktassel
GERANIACEAE - Cranesbill family * Erodium botrys Big heron bill, Broad leaf filaree, Long beaked filaree, Longbeak stork's bill
* Erodium cicutarium Coastal heron's bill, Red stemmed filaree, Redstem stork's bill Cal IPC - limited
Geranium bicknellii Bicknell's cranesbill, Bicknell's geranium
* Geranium dissectum Cranesbill, Cut leaved geranium, Cutleaf geranium Cal IPC - limited
* Geranium molle Crane's bill geranium, Dove's foot geranium, Dovefoot geranium, Woodland geranium
* Pelargonium spp. (unidentified) geranium
GROSSULARIACEAE - Currant family Ribes divaricatum var. pubiflorum Spreading gooseberry, Straggly gooseberry
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia flowered gooseberry, Fuchsiaflower gooseberry
LAMIACEAE - Mint family *Lamium amplexicaule Giraffe head, Henbit deadnettle
*Lavandula stoechas French lavender
Mentha arvensis American wild mint, Field mint, Marsh mint, Wild mint
Monardella undulata Curly leaved monardella, Curlyleaf monardella
Clinopodium douglasii Yerba buena
Stachys bullata California hedge nettle, California hedgenettle, Southern hedge nettle, Wood mint
Salvia mellifera Black sage
MONTIACEAE - Miner’s lettuce family Calandrinia menziesii Red maids
Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora Narrow leaved miner's lettuce, Streambank springbeauty, Utah miner s lettuce
Claytonia perfoliata mexicana Southern miner's lettuce
Claytonia perfoliata perfoliata Claytonia,
Miner's lettuce
Claytonia rubra Red stemmed spring beauty, Redstem springbeauty
MYRSINACEAE - Myrsine Family * Lysimachia arvensis Scarlet pimpernel
ONAGRACEAE - Evening primrose family Clarkia purpurea quadrivulnera Purple clarkia, Purple godetia, Winecup clarkia
Epilobium brachycarpum Annual fireweed, Autumn willowweed, Panicled willow herb, Tall annual willowherb
Ludwigia peploides ssp. peploides Floating primrose willow, Floating water primrose, Marsh purslane
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifolia Beach evening-primrose
Camissonia micrantha Spencer primrose
Camissonia strigulosa Contorted primrose, Sandysoil suncup, Strigose sun cup
Epilobium ciliates ssp. ciliatum Fringed willowherb, Northern willow herb, Willow herb
OROBANCHACEAE - Broomrape family Castilleja densiflora ssp. densiflora Dense flower owl's clover, Denseflower indian paintbrush
Castilleja exserta sip. exserta Exserted indian paintbrush, Pale purple owlclover, Purple owl's clover CNPS - 4.4
Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis Seaside bird's beak CNPS - 1B.1, CA - endangered
OXALIDACEAE - Wood sorrel family * Oxalis corniculata Creeping wood sorrel, Creeping woodsorrel, Yellow sorrel
Oxalis pilosa, Hairy wood sorrel
* Oxalis micrantha Dwarf woodsorrel
* Oxalis pes-caprae Bermuda buttercup, Sourgrass Cal IPC - moderate
PAPAVERACEAE - Poppy family Eschscholzia californica California poppy
Platystemon californicus Cream cups, Creamcups
PHRYMACEAE - Lopseed family Mimulus guttatus Seep monkey flower, Yellow monkey flower
Mimulus aurantiacus Bush monkey flower, Island monkeyflower, Sticky monkeyflower
PLANTAGINACEAE - Plantain family * Veronica anagallis-aquatica Water speedwell
Collinsia heterophylla Purple chinese houses
Nuttallanthus texanus Blue toadflax
* Plantago coronopus Buckhorn plantain, Cut leaf plantain
Plantago erecta California plantain, Dotseed plantain, Foothill plantain
* Plantago lanceolata English plantain, Narrow leaved plantain, Ribgrass, Ribwort Cal IPC - limited
* Plantago major Common plantain
PLATANACEAE - Plane-tree or Sycamore family Platanus racemosa California sycamore, Western sycamore
PLUMBAGINACEAE -Leadwort or plumbago family Armeria maritima californica California sea pink, California seapink, Sea pink or thrift, Sea thrift
* Limonium sinuatum Statice, Wavyleaf sealavender
POLEMONIACEAE - Phlox family Eriastrum virgatum Virgate eriastrum, Wand woollystar CNPS - 4.3
Gilia clivorum Many stemmed gilia, Purple spot gilia, Purplespot gilia
Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria Greater yellowthroat gilia, Sand gilia CA - endangered, US - endangered
Navarretia atractyloides Holly leaf navarretia, Hollyleaf pincushionplant
Navarretia hamata ssp. parviloba Hooked navarretia, Small lobe navarretia
Navarretia mellita Honeyscented pincushionplant, Skunk navarretia
Navarretia squarrosa Skunkbush, Skunkweed
POLYGONACEAE - Buckwheat family Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens Monterey spineflower CNPS - 1B.2, US - threatened
Lastarriaea coriacea Leather spineflower
Persicaria lapathifolia Common knotweed
Persicaria punctata Dotted smartweed
* Polygonum aviculare depressum Prostrate knotweed
* Rumex conglomeratus Clustered dock, Green dock
* Rumex crispus Curly dock, Curly leaved dock, Rhubarb Cal IPC - limited
Rumex fueginus Golden dock
Rumex salicifolius Willow dock, Willow leaved dock
Eriogonum fasciculatum California buckwheat, Eastern mojave buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium Coast buckwheat,
Coast eriogonum
Eriogonum nudum var. auriculatum Naked buckwheat, Nude buckwheat
Eriogonum parvifolium Dune eriogonum, Sea cliff buckwheat, Seacliff buckwheat
* Persicaria maculosa Spotted ladysthumb
Polygonum paronychia Beach knotweed, Dune knotweed
Pterostegia drymarioides Fairy mist, Woodland threadstem
* Rumex acetosella Common sheep sorrel Cal IPC - moderate
* Rumex stenophyllus Narrowleaf dock
RHAMNACEAE -buckthorn family Ceanothus dentatus Dwarf ceanothus, Sandscrub ceanothus
Ceanothus rigidus Monterey ceanothus
Frangula californica ssp. californica California coffeeberry
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella Hoary coffeeberry
ROSACEAE - Rose family Acaena pinnatifida var. californica California acaena, California sheepburr
Aphanes occidentalis Western lady's mantle
Heteromeles arbutifolia Christmas berry, Toyon
Horkelia cuneata var. cuneata Wedge leaved horkelia
Oemleria cerasiformis Indian plum, Oso berry
Drymocallis glandulosa var. glandulosa Sticky cinquefoil
Prunus virginiana var. demissa Chokecherry, Western choke cherry, Western chokecherry
Rosa californica California wild rose, California wildrose
Rubus ursinus California blackberry, Pacific blackberry
Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise
RUBIACEAE - Madder family Galium aparine Cleavers, Common bedstraw, Goose grass, Stickywilly
Galium californicum ssp. californicum California bedstraw
Galium porrigens var. porrigens Climbing bedstraw, Graceful bedstraw, Oval leaved bedstraw
SALICACEAE - Willow family Populus trichocarpa Black cottonwood
Salix exigua Narrow leaved willow, Narrowleaf willow, Sandbar willow
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo willow
SAXIFRAGACEAE - Saxifrage family Lithophragma affine Common woodland star, San francisco woodland star, Woodland star
SOLANACEAE - Nightshade family Solanum americanum American black nightshade, Common nightshade, Small flowered nightshade, White nightshade
Solanum douglasii Douglas' nightshade, Greenspot nightshade
Solanum umbelliferum Blue witch nightshade, Bluewitch nightshade
URTICACEAE - Nettle family Hesperocnide tenella Western nettle, Western stinging nettle, Western stingingnettle
Urtica dioica holosericea Giant creek nettle, Hoary nettle, Mountain nettle, Stinging nettle
VALERIANACEAE - Valerian family Plectritis congesta Sea blush, Shortspur seablush
VIOLACEAE - Violet family Viola pedunculata California golden violet, Johnny jump up
AGAVACEAE - Agave family Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum Common soaproot,
Wavyleaf soap plant
ARACEAE - arum family Lemna minuta Least duckweed
CYPERACEAE - Sedge family Bolboschoenus robustus Sturdy bullrush
Cyperus eragrostis Tall cyperus, Tall flatsedge
Cyperus esculentus Chufa flatsedge, Nut grass, Yellow nutgrass
Schoenoplectus californicus California bulrush
Schoenoplectus pungens Common threesquare
IRIDACEAE - Iris family Sisyrinchium bellum Western blue eyed grass
MELANTHIACEAE - Bunchflower family Toxicoscordion fremontii Fremont's death camas, Fremont's star lily
ORCHIDACEAE - Orchid Family Piperia michaelii Michael's piperia, Michael's rein orchid CNPS - 4.2
POACEAE - True grasses family * Aira caryophyllea Shiver grass, Silver hairgrass, Silvery hairgrass
* Arundo donax Giant reed Cal IPC - high
* Avena barbata Slender oat, Slim oat Cal IPC - moderate
* Briza maxima Big quaking grass, Big quakinggrass, Rattlesnake grass Cal IPC - limited
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus California brome, Mountain brome
* Bromus diandrus Bromegrass, Ripgut brome Cal IPC - moderate
* Bromus hordeaceus Soft brome, Soft chess Cal IPC - limited
* Bromus madritensis rubens Foxtail brome, Foxtail chess, Foxtail grass, Red brome Cal IPC - high
* Cortaderia jubata Pampas grass, Purple pampas grass Cal IPC - high
* Cynodon dactylon Bermuda grass, Bermudagrass Cal IPC - moderate
Distichlis spicata Inland saltgrass, Salt grass, Saltgrass
* Echinochloa crus-galli Barnyard grass, Japanese millet, Watergrass
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus Blue wild rye, Blue wildrye, Western rye grass
* Hordeum murinum ssp. murinum Wall barley
Koeleria macrantha June grass, Prairie junegrass
* Lagurus ovatus Hare's tail grass, Harestail grass
Leptochloa fascicularis Bearded sprangletop
* Festuca perennis Italian rye grass Cal IPC - moderate
Melica imperfecta California melic, Coast range melic, Small flowered melica, Smallflower melicgrass
Stipa cernua Nodding needle grass
Stipa pulchra Purple needle grass
* Pennisetum clandestinum Kikuyu grass, Kikuyugrass Cal IPC - limited, USDA - noxious weed
* Poa annua Annual blue grass, Annual bluegrass
Poa secunda secunda One sided blue grass, Pine bluegrass, Sandberg's bluegrass
* Polypogon monspeliensis Annual beard grass, Rabbitsfoot grass Cal IPC - limited
* Vulpia bromoides Brome fescue
* Agrostis viridis Water beard grass
Paspalum distichum Knot grass, Knotgrass
THEMIDACEAE - Brodiaea family Muilla maritima Common muilla, Sea muilla
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum Blue dicks, Bluedicks, Wild hyacinth
TYPHACEAE - Cattail family Sparganium eurycarpum var. eurycarpum Broadfruit bur reed
Typha latifolia Broadleaf cattail, Common cattail, Soft flag