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Last updated 8 Jan 2022

February 5, 2022 Field Trip: Cowles Mountain, Mission Trails Regional Park
CHAPARRAL, COASTAL SAGE SCRUB-1: Mission Trails Regional Park (Cowles Mtn. field trip)

  1. Hesperoyucca whipplei --- Chaparral Candle --- Agavaceae
  2. Malosma laurina --- Laurel Sumac --- Anacardiaceae
  3. Artemisia californica --- Coastal Sagebrush --- Asteraceae
  4. Baccharis sarothroides --- Broom Baccharis --- Asteraceae
  5. Bahiopsis laciniata --- San Diego Sunflower --- Asteraceae 
  6. Gutierrezia sarothrae --- Broom Matchweed --- Asteraceae
  7. Marah macrocarpa --- Wild-Cucumber --- Cucurbitaceae
  8. Acmispon glaber [Lotus scoparius] --- Deerweed --- Fabaceae
  9. Salvia mellifera --- Black Sage --- Lamiaceae
10. Eriogonum fasciculatum --- California Buckwheat --- Polygonaceae
11. Ferocactus viridescens --- Coast Barrel Cactus --- Cactaceae
12. Xylococcus bicolor --- Mission Manzanita --- Ericaceae
13. Euphorbia polycarpa [Chamaesyce p.] --- Small-seed Sandmat --- Euphorbiaceae
14. Diplacus puniceus [Mimulus aurantiacus] --- Coast Monkeyflower --- Phrymaceae
15. Pellaea mucronata --- Bird's Foot Cliff-Brake --- Pteridaceae
16. Ceanothus tomentosus --- Ramona-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
17. Rhamnus crocea --- Spiny Redberry --- Rhamnaceae
18. Adenostoma fasciculatum --- Chamise --- Rosaceae
19. Selaginella bigelovii --- Bigelow's Spike-Moss --- Selaginellaceae
20. Selaginella cinerascens --- Mesa Spike-Moss --- Selaginellaceae

OPTIONAL: CHAPARRAL, COASTAL SAGE SCRUB-1
  1. Hazardia squarrosa --- Saw-tooth Goldenbush --- Asteraceae
  2. Porophyllum gracile --- Odora --- Asteraceae
  3. Hirschfeldia incana*-- Short-Pod Mustard --- Brassicaceae
  4. Cylindropuntia prolifera --- Coast Cholla --- Cactaceae
  5. Ophioglossum californicum --- California Adder's Tongue --- Ophioglossaceae
  6. Myriopteris newberryi --- California Cotton Fern --- Pteridaceae


February 19, 2022 Field Trip: Old Mission Dam/Oak Canyon Trail, Mission Trails Regional Park
RIPARIAN WOODLAND: M.T.R.P. (Old Mission Dam/Oak Canyon field trip)
  1. Baccharis salicifolia --- Mule Fat, Seep-Willow --- Asteraceae
  2. Platanus racemosa --- Western Sycamore --- Platanaceae
  3. Populus fremontii --- Western Cottonwood --- Salicaceae
  4. Salix lasiolepis --- Arroyo Willow --- Salicaceae

CHAPARRAL, COASTAL SAGE SCRUB, OAK WOODLAND-2: M.T.R.P. (Old Mission Dam field trip)
  1. Sambucus nigra --- Blue Elderberry --- Adoxaceae
  2. Rhus integrifolia --- Lemonadeberry --- Anacardiaceae
  3. Toxicodendron diversilobum --- Western Poison-Oak --- Anacardiaceae
  4. Isocoma menziesii --- Goldenbush --- Asteraceae
  5. Quercus agrifolia --- Coast Live Oak --- Fagaceae
  6. Erodium botrys* --- Long-Beak Filaree/Storksbill --- Geraniaceae
  7. Ribes indecorum --- White Flower Currant --- Grossulariaceae
  8. Salvia apiana --- White Sage --- Lamiaceae
  9. Malacothamnus fasciculatus --- Chaparral Bushmallow --- Malvaceae
10. Claytonia perfoliata --- Miner's Lettuce --- Montiaceae
11. Mirabilis laevis --- Coastal Wishbone Plant --- Nyctaginaceae
12. Avena barbata* --- Slender Wild Oat --- Poaceae
13. Bromus rubens* --- Foxtail Chess --- Poaceae
14. Stipa pulchra --- Purple Needlegrass --- Poaceae
15. Polypodium californicum --- California Polypody --- Polypodiaceae
16. Pentagramma glanduloviscida --- Silverback Fern --- Pteridaceae
17. Thalictrum fendleri --- Fendler's Meadow-Rue --- Ranunculaceae
18. Cercocarpus minutiflorus --- San Diego Mountain-Mahogany --- Rosaceae
19. Heteromeles arbutifolia --- Toyon, Christmas Berry --- Rosaceae
20. Prunus ilicifolia --- Islay, Holly-Leaf Cherry --- Rosaceae
21. Dipterostemon capitatus --- Blue Dicks --- Themidaceae

OPTIONAL: CHAPARRAL, COASTAL SAGE SCRUB, OAK WOODLAND-2: M.T.R.P
  1. Cryptantha intermedia --- Nievitas Cryptantha --- Boraginaceae
  2. Erodium cicutarium* --- Red-Stem Filarre/Storksbill --- Geraniaceae
  3. Erodium moschatum* --- White-Stem Filaree/Storksbill --- Geraniaceae
  4. Eschscholzia californica --- California Poppy --- Papaveraceae
  5. Bromus diandrus* --- Ripgut Grass --- Poaceae
 
6. Linanthus dianthiflorus --- Farinose Ground Pink --- Polemoniaceae


March 5,
2022 Field Trip: Hard pan mesa vernal pool:
VERNAL POOL PLANTS:
  1. Brodiaea orcuttii --- Orcutt's Brodiaea --- Themidaceae
  2. Callitriche marginata --- Winged Water-Starwort --- Plantaginaceae
  3. Crassula aquatica --- Water Pygmyweed --- Crassulaceae
  4. Crassula solieri --- Smooth-Seed Pygmyweed --- Crassulaceae
  5. Downingia cuspidata --- Downingia --- Campanulaceae
  
6. Elatine brachysperma --- Short Seed Waterwort --- Elatinaceae
  7. Eleocharis macrostachya --- Pale Spikerush --- Cyperaceae
  8. Isoetes orcuttii --- Orcutt's Quillwort --- Isoetaceae
  
9. Lythrum hyssopifolia* --- Grass Poly --- Lythraceae
10. Pilularia americana --- American Pillwort --- Marsileaceae
11. Pogogyne abramsii--- San Diego Mesa Mint --- Lamiaceae
12. Psilocarphus brevissimus var. brevissimus--- Dwarf Woolly-Marbles --- Asteraceae


March 19, 2022 Field Trip: Anza Borrego Desert State Park:
DESERT PLANTS: Creosote Bush Scrub, Dry Desert Wash, Succulent Desert Scrub, Alkaline Desert Wash
  1. Justicia californica --- Chuparosa, Beloperone --- Acanthaceae
  2. Agave deserti --- Desert Agave --- Agavaceae
  3. Washingtonia filifera --- California Fan Palm --- Arecaceae
  4. Ambrosia dumosa --- White Bur-Sage/Burro-Weed --- Asteraceae
  5. Ambrosia salsola var. s. --- Cheesebush, Burrobrush --- Asteraceae
  6. Encelia farinosa --- Brittlebush, Incienso --- Asteraceae
  7. Cylindropuntia bigelovii --- Teddy-Bear/Jumping Cholla
  8. Cylindropuntia ganderi --- Gander's Cholla --- Cactaceae
  9. Echinocereus engelmannii --- Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus --- Cactaceae
10. Ferocactus cylindraceus --- California Barrel Cactus --- Cactaceae
11. Mammillaria dioica --- Fish-Hook Cactus --- Cactaceae
12. Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris --- Beavertail Cactus --- Cactaceae
13. Atriplex hymenelytra --- Desert Holly --- Amaranthaceae [Chenopodiaceae]
14. Atriplex polycarpa --- Many-Fruit Saltbush --- Amaranthaceae [Chenopodiaceae]
15. Acalypha californica --- Copperleaf --- Euphorbiaceae
16. Psorothamnus schottii --- Indigo Bush --- Fabaceae
17. Psorothamnus spinosus --- Smoke Tree --- Fabaceae
18. Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana --- Honey Mesquite --- Fabaceae
19. Senegalia greggii [Acacia greggii] --- Catclaw Acacia --- Fabaceae
20. Fouquieria splendens subsp. splendens --- Ocotillo --- Fouquieriaceae
21. Krameria bicolor [K. grayi] --- White Ratany --- Krameriaceae
22. Condea emoryi [Hyptis e.] --- Desert-Lavender --- Lamiaceae
23. Simmondsia chinensis --- Jojoba, Goatnut --- Simmondsiaceae
24. Phoradendron californicum --- Desert Mistletoe --- Viscaceae
25. Larrea tridentata --- Creosote Bush --- Zygophyllaceae

OPTIONAL:
1.
Pilostyles thurberi -- Thurber's Pilostyles
2. Bebbia juncea --- Rush Sweetbush --- Asteraceae
3. Chilopsis linearis subsp. arcuata --- Desert-Willow -- Bignoniaceae
4. Bursera microphylla --- Elephant Tree, Torote --- Burseraceae
5
. Ephedra sp. --- Mormon-Tea --- Ephedraceae
6. Psorothamnus emoryi --- White-Dalea --- Fabaceae
7. Senna armata --- Spiny Senna --- Fabaceae
8. Prunus fremontii --- Desert Apricot --- Rosaceae

SOME DESERT ANNUALS:
1. Hesperocallis undulata --- Desert Lily --- Agavaceae
2. Chaenactis fremontii --- Desert Pincushion --- Asteraceae
3. Malacothrix glabrata --- Desert Dandelion --- Asteraceae
4. Palafoxia arida var. arida --- Desert Spanish Needles --- Asteraceae
5. Perityle emoryi --- Emory's Rock-Daisy --- Asteraceae
6. Dithyrea californica --- Spectacle-Pod --- Brassicaceae
7. Salvia columbariae --- Chia --- Lamiaceae
8. Abronia villosa --- Sand-Verbena --- Nyctaginaceae
9. Chylismia claviformis subsp. peirsonii --- Peirson's Evening Primose --- Onagraceae
10. Eremothera boothii subsp. condensata --- Desert Lanthern --- Onagraceae
11. Oenothera deltoides subsp. deltoides --- Dune Evening-Primrose --- Onagraceae
12. Eschscholzia minutiflora --- Pygmy Gold-Poppy --- Papaveraceae
13. Eschscholzia parishii --- Parish's Gold-Poppy --- Papaveraceae
14. Diplacus bigelovii var. bigelovii --- Desert Monkey Flower --- Phrymaceae
15. Antirrhinum confertiflorum -[Mohavea confertiflora] -- Ghost Flower --- Plantaginaceae
16. Chorizanthe brevicornu --- Brittle Spine Flower --- Polygonaceae
17. Eriogonum inflatum --- Desert Trumpet --- Polygonaceae

OPTIONAL: PINYON PINE-JUNIPER WOODLAND:
1. Juniperus californica --- California Juniper --- Cupressaceae
2. Quercus cornelius-mulleri --- Desert Scrub Oak --- Fagaceae
3. Pinus monophylla --- Single-Leaf Pinyon Pine --- Pinaceae
4. Coleogyne ramosissima --- Blackbush --- Rosaceae


April 2, 2022 Field Trip: Otay Mesa Dennery Canyon:
VERNAL POOL PLANTS:
1. Deschampsia danthonioides--- Annual Hairgrass --- Poaceae
2. Epilobium campestre [E.
pygmaeum] --- Smooth Boisduvalia --- Onagraceae
3. Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii--- San Diego Button-Celery --- Apiaceae
4. Juncus bufonius var. bufonius --- Toad Rush --- Juncaceae
5. Lysimachia minima [Anagallis minima; Centunculus minimus] --- Chaffweed --- Myrsinaceae
6. Marsilea vestita subsp. vestita --- Hairy Clover Fern --- Marsileaceae
7. Navarretia fossalis --- Spreading Navarretia --- Polemoniaceae
8. Plagiobothrys acanthocarpus--- Adobe Allocarya --- Boraginaceae
9. Plantago elongata --- Praire Plantain --- Plantaginaceae
10. Pogogyne nudiuscula --- Otay Mesa Mint --- Lamiaceae
11. Triglochin scilloides [Lilaea s.] --- Flowering Quill Wort --- Juncaginaceae

OPTIONAL:
1. Isoetes howellii--- Howell's Quillwort --- Isoetaceae
2. Psilocarphus tenellus var. tenellus--- Slender Wooly-Heads --- Asteraceae

VERNAL POOL ASSOCIATES (also found outside vernal pools)
1. Cotula coronopifolia --- Brass Buttons --- Asteraceae
2. Lasthenia gracilis --- Common Goldfields --- Asteraceae
3. Zeltnera venusta --- Canchalagua --- Gentianaceae
4. Sisyrinchium bellum --- Blue-Eyed-Grass --- Iridaceae
5. Castilleja densiflora subsp. gracilis --- Parish's Owl's-Clover --- Orobanchaceae
6. Castilleja exserta subsp. exserta --- Purple Owl's-Clover --- Orobanchaceae
7. Muilla maritima --- Coastal Muilla --- Themidaceae


April 16, 2022 Field Trip: McGinty Mountain
MONTANE: McGinty Mountain
REQUIRED: You will be quizzed on these.
  1. Hooveria parviflora
--- Small-Flower Soap-Plant/Amole --- Agavaceae
  2. Yucca schidigera
--- Mohave Yucca -- Agavaceae

 
3. Rhus ovata
--- Sugar Bush --- Anacardiaceae
  4. Corethrogyne filaginifolia var. filaginifolia
--- California Aster --- Asteraceae
  5. Eriophyllum confertiflorum
--- Long-Stem Golden-Yarrow --- Asteraceae
  6. Cryptantha intermedia
--- Nievitas Cryptantha --- Boraginaceae
  7. Dudleya pulverulenta
--- Chalk Dudleya --- Crassulaceae
  8. Acanthomintha ilicifolia --- Thornmint --- Lamiaceae
  9. Salvia clevelandii --- Cleveland Sage --- Lamiaceae
10. Trichostema lanatum --- Woolly Bluecurls --- Lamiaceae
11. Hesperolinon micranthum -
-- Thread-Stem Dwarf Flax --- Linaceae
12. Tetracoccus dioicus -
-- Parry's Tetracoccus --- Picrodendraceae
13. Myriopteris newberryi --- California Cotton Fern --- Pteridaceae
14. Nolina interrata --- Dehesa Nolina --- Ruscaceae
15. Cneoridium dumosum -
-- Coast Spice Bush, Bush-Rue --- Rutaceae
16 . Bloomeria crocea var. crocea --- Common Goldenstar --- Themidaceae

OPTIONAL: Plants you've already seen. Will be an extra credit question.
  1. Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea
--- Blue Elderberry --- Adoxaceae
  2. Hesperoyucca whipplei
--- Our Lord's Candle --- Agavaceae
  3. Malosma laurina
--- Laurel Sumac --- Anacardiaceae
  4. Rhus integrifolia
--- Lemonadeberry --- Anacardiaceae
  5. Artemisia californica
--- Coastal Sagebrush --- Asteraceae
  6. Baccharis sarothroides
--- Broom Baccharis --- Asteraceae
  7. Bahiopsis laciniata --- San Diego Sunflower --- Asteraceae 
  8. Gutierrezia sarothrae
--- Broom Matchweed/Snakeweed --- Asteraceae
  9. Porophyllum gracile
--- Odora --- Asteraceae
10. Hirschfeldia incana --- Short-Pod Mustard --- Brassicaceae
11. Marah macrocarpa var. macrocarpa --- Manroot, Wild-Cucumber --- Cucurbitaceae
12. Xylococcus bicolor -
-- Mission Manzanita --- Ericaceae
13. Acmispon glaber var. glaber --- Deerweed --- Fabaceae
14. Salvia apiana -
-- White Sage --- Lamiaceae
15. Salvia mellifera --- Black Sage --- Lamiaceae
16. Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum -
-- California Buckwheat --- Polygonaceae
17. Pentagramma glanduloviscida --- Silverback Fern --- Pteridaceae
18. Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum --- Fendler's Meadow-Rue --- Ranunculaceae
19. Ceanothus tomentosus --- Ramona-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
20. Rhamnus crocea -
-- Spiny Redberry --- Rhamnaceae
21. Adenostoma fasciculatum --- Chamise --- Rosaceae
22. Cercocarpus minutiflorus
--- San Diego Mountain-Mahogany --- Rosaceae
23. Heteromeles arbutifolia -
-- Toyon, Christmas Berry --- Rosaceae
24. Prunus ilicifolia subsp. ilicifolia --- Islay, Holly-Leaf Cherry --- Rosaceae
25. Selaginella bigelovii
--- Bigelow's Spike-Moss --- Selaginellaceae
26. Selaginella cinerascens
--- Mesa Spike-Moss --- Selaginellaceae
27. Dipterostemon capitatus --- Blue Dicks --- Themidaceae


April 23, 2022 Field Trip: Border Field State Park and Tijuana Estuary
SUCCULENT MARITIME SCRUB: Border Field State Park
1. Agave shawii var. shawii
--- Shaw's Agave
2. Rhus integrifolia --- Lemonadeberry --- Anacardiaceae
3. Ambrosia chenopodiifolia
--- San Diego Bur-Sage --- Asteraceae

4
. Encelia californica
--- California Encelia --- Asteraceae
5. Bergerocactus emoryi --- Golden Spine Cereus --- Cactaceae
6. Cylindropuntia californica var. californica --- Snake Cholla --- Cactaceae
7. Cylindropuntia prolifera --- Coast Cholla --- Cactaceae
8. Mammillaria dioica --- Fish-Hook Cactus --- Cactaceae
9. Opuntia littoralis --- Coastal Prickly-Pear --- Cactaceae

10. Opuntia oricola
--- Chaparral Prickly-Pear --- Cactaceae
11. Dudleya edulis --- Ladies' Fingers --- Crassulaceae
12. Dudleya lanceolata --- Coastal Dudleya --- Crassulaceae
13. Dudleya pulverulenta --- Chalk Dudleya --- Crassulaceae
14. Euphorbia misera --- Cliff Spurge --- Euphorbiaceae
15. Lycium brevipes var. brevipes -
-- Common Desert Thorn --- Solanaceae


SALT MARSH: Tijuana Estuary
1. Arthroceras subterminale
[Arthrocnemon subterminale] --- Parish's Pickleweed --- Amaranthaceae [Chenopodiaceae]
2. Salicornia pacifica -
-- Pacific Pickleweed --- Amaranthaceae [Chenopodiaceae]
1/2. Arthroceras subterminale and Salicornia pacifica --- Amaranthaceae [Chenopodiaceae]
3. Jaumea carnosa --- Salty Susan --- Asteraceae
4. Batis maritima --- Saltwort, Beachwort --- Bataceae
5. Cressa truxillensis --- Alkali Weed --- Convolvulaceae
6. Cuscuta pacifica --- Rough Saltmarsh Dodder --- Convolvulaceae
7. Frankenia salina --- Alkali-Heath --- Frankeniaceae
8. Triglochin concinna var. concinna --- Arrow-Grass --- Juncaginaceae
9. Limonium californicum --- Western Marsh-Rosemary --- Plumbaginaceae
10. Distichlis littoralis --- Shoregrass --- Poaceae
11. Distichlis spicata --- Saltgrass --- Poaceae
12. Spartina foliosa --- California Cord Grass --- Poaceae
13. Lycium californicum --- California Desert Thorn --- Solanaceae

FRESHWATER/BRACKISH MARSH:
1. Schoenoplectus californicus --- California Bulrush --- Cyperaceae
2. Juncus acutus subsp. leopoldii --- Southwestern Spiny Rush --- Juncaceae
3. Typha latifolia --- Broad-Leaf Cattail --- Typhaceae

COASTAL DUNE PLANTS:
1. Ambrosia chamissonis --- Beach-Bur --- Asteraceae
2. Cakile maritima --- European Sea Rocket --- Brassicaceae
3. Abronia maritima --- Red Sand-Verbena --- Nyctaginaceae
4. Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia subsp. suffruticosa --- Beach Evening-Primrose --- Onagraceae

OPTIONAL:
1. Yucca schidigera --- Mohave Yucca -- Agavaceae
2. Eriophyllum confertiflorum --- Long-Stem Golden-Yarrow --- Asteraceae
3. Leptosyne maritima [Coreopsis m.] --- Sea-Dahlia --- Asteraceae
4. Phacelia distans --- Phacelia --- Boraginaceae
5. Cardamine californica var. californica --- Milkmaids, Toothwort --- Brassicaceae
6. Peritoma arborea var. arborea --- Bladderpod --- Cleomaceae
7. Calystegia macrostegia subsp. intermedia --- Morning-Glory --- Convolvulaceae
8. Quercus dumosa --- Nuttall's Scrub Oak --- Fagaceae
9. Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium --- Yerba Santa --- Hydrophyllaceae
10. Abronia umbellata subsp. umbellata --- Beach Sand Verbena --- Nyctaginaceae
11. Dendromecon rigida --- Bush-Poppy --- Papaveraceae
12. Eschscholzia californica --- California Poppy --- Papaveraceae
13. Ceanothus verrucosus --- Wart-Stem-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
14. Galium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium --- Narrow-Leaf Bedstraw --- Rubiaceae
16. Solanum parishii --- Parish's Nightshade --- Solanaceae

April 30, 2022 Field Trip: Cuyamaca and Laguna Mountains
REQUIRED: You will be quizzed on these:
  1. Abies concolor --- White Fir --- Pinaceae
  2. Arctostaphylos pungens --- Point-Leaf Manzanita --- Ericaceae
  3. Calocedrus decurrens --- California Incense Cedar --- Cupressaceae
  4. Ceanothus palmeri --- Palmer's-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
  5. Downingia conocolor var. brevior --- Cuyamaca Lake Downingia --- Campanulaceae
  6. Limnanthes alba subsp. parishii --- Parish's Meadowfoam --- Limnanthaceae
  7. Pinus coulteri --- Coulter Pine --- Pinaceae
  8. Pinus jeffreyi --- Jeffrey Pine --- Pinaceae
  9. Pinus lambertiana --- Sugar Pine --- Pinaceae
10. Prunus virginiana var. demissa --- Western Chokecherry --- Rosaceae
11. Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens --- Western Braken --- Dennstaedtiaceae
12. Rosa californica --- California Rose --- Rosaceae
13. Quercus agrifolia var. oxyadenia --- Interior Coast Live Oak --- Fagaceae
14. Quercus chrysolepis --- Canyon Live Oak --- Fagaceae
15. Quercus kelloggii --- California Black Oak --- Fagaceae
16. Rhus aromatica --- Skunk Bush --- Anacardiaceae
17. Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus --- Snowberry --- Caprifoliaceae

OPTIONAL: Other plants we may see:
MONTANE: Forest, Meadow, and Riparian Woodland, Cuyamaca & Laguna Mtns.
  1. Euonymus occidentalis var. parishii --- San Diego Burning Bush --- Celastraceae
  2. Cornus sericea subsp. occidentalis --- Creek Dogwood --- Cornaceae
  3. Equisetum arvense --- Common Horsetail --- Equisetaceae
  4. Rhododendron occidentale --- Western Azalea --- Ericaceae
  5. Lupinus bicolor --- Miniature Lupine -- Fabaceae
  6. Pinus ponderosa --- Pacific Ponderosa Pine --- Pinaceae
  7. Bromus hordeaceus --- Soft Chess --- Poaceae
  8. Bromus tectorum --- Cheat Grass, Downy Brome --- Poaceae
  9. Muhlenbergia rigens --- Deer Grass --- Poaceae
10. Frangula californica subsp. tomentella --- Chaparral Coffeeberry --- Rhamnaceae
11. Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides --- Birch-Leaf Mountain-Mahogany --- Rosaceae
12. Fragaria vesca --- California/Wood Strawberry --- Rosaceae
13. Arceuthobium campylopodum --- Western Dwarf Mistletoe --- Viscaceae

MONTANE CHAPARRAL:
  1. Rhus ovata
--- Sugar Bush --- Anacardiaceae
  2. Arctostaphylos glandulosa --- Manzanita --- Ericaceae
  3. Quercus chrysolepis --- Canyon Live Oak --- Fagaceae
  4. Garrya flavescens --- Ashy Silk Tassel --- Garryaceae
  5. Eriodictyon trichocalyx var. lanatum --- Hairy Yerba Santa --- Hydrophyllaceae
  6. Umbellularia californica
--- California Bay --- Lauraceae 
  7. Dendromecon rigida
--- Bush-Poppy --- Papaveraceae
  8. Pinus quadrifolia
--- Parry Pinyon --- Pinaceae
  9. Ceanothus perplexans
--- Cup-Leaf-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
10. Ceanothus leucodermis --- Chaparral Whitethorn --- Rhamnaceae
11. Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides --- Birch-Leaf Mountain-Mahogany --- Rosaceae
12. Prunus ilicifolia subsp. ilicifolia --- Islay, Holly-Leaf Cherry --- Rosaceae

SAGEBRUSH CHAPARRAL:
1. Artemisia tridentata
--- Mountain Sagebrush --- Asteraceae


Possible Field Trip: Torrey Pines State Park:
TORREY PINE STATE RESERVE: Torrey Pine Woodland, Inland Sage Scrub, Chaparral, & Coastal Strand
1. Yucca schidigera --- Mohave Yucca -- Agavaceae
2. Lomatium lucidum --- Apiaceae
3. Encelia californica --- California Encelia --- Asteraceae
4. Eriophyllum confertiflorum --- Long-Stem Golden-Yarrow --- Asteraceae
5. Leptosyne maritima [Coreopsis m.] --- Sea-Dahlia --- Asteraceae
6. Cryptantha intermedia --- Nievitas Cryptantha --- Boraginaceae
7. Phacelia distans --- Phacelia --- Boraginaceae
8. Cardamine californica var. californica --- Milkmaids, Toothwort --- Brassicaceae
9. Ferocactus viridescens var. viridescens --- Coast Barrel Cactus --- Cactaceae
10. Opuntia littoralis --- Coastal Prickly-Pear --- Cactaceae
11. Peritoma arborea var. arborea --- Bladderpod --- Cleomaceae
12. Convolvulus cyclostegius subsp. aridus [Calystegia macrostegia subsp.] --- Morning-Glory --- Convolvulaceae
13. Dudleya edulis --- Ladies' Fingers --- Crassulaceae
14. Dudleya lanceolata --- Coastal Dudleya --- Crassulaceae
15. Quercus dumosa --- Nuttall's Scrub Oak --- Fagaceae
16. Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium --- Yerba Santa --- Hydrophyllaceae
17. Abronia umbellata subsp. umbellata --- Beach Sand Verbena --- Nyctaginaceae
18. Dendromecon rigida --- Bush-Poppy --- Papaveraceae
19. Eschscholzia californica --- California Poppy --- Papaveraceae
20. Pinus torreyana --- Torrey Pine --- Pinaceae
21. Linanthus dianthiflorus --- --- Polemoniaceae
22. Polypodium californicum --- California Polypody --- Polypodiaceae
23. Ceanothus verrucosus --- Wart-Stem-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
24. Galium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium --- Narrow-Leaf Bedstraw --- Rubiaceae
25. Cneoridium dumosum --- Coast Spice Bush, Bush-Rue --- Rutaceae
26. Solanum parishii --- Parish's Nightshade --- Solanaceae


Possible Field Trip: Otay Valley:
REQUIRED TO LEARN:
1. Asparagus asparagoides --- Florist's Smilax --- Asparagaceae
2. Ericameria palmeri var. palmeri --- Palmer's Goldenbush --- Asteraceae
3. Hesperocnide tenella --- Western Nettle --- Urticaceae
4. Marah macrocarpa --- Wild-Cucumber --- Cucurbitaceae
5. Matricaria discoidea --- Common Pineapple Weed --- Asteraceae
6. Pentagramma glanduloviscida --- Silverback Fern --- Pteridaceae
7. Peritoma arborea var. arborea --- Bladderpod --- Cleomaceae
8. Plantago erecta --- Dot-Seed Plantain --- Plantaginaceae
9. Polypodium californicum --- California Polypody --- Polypodiaceae
10. Pterostegia drymarioides--- Granny's Hairnet, G.C.P. --- Polygonaceae
11. Salix exigua --- Narrow-Leaf/Hind's Willow --- Salicaceae
12. Salix lasiolepis --- Arroyo Willow --- Salicaceae
13. Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea --- Blue Elderberry --- Adoxaceae
14. Schoenoplectus californicus --- California Bulrush --- Cyperaceae
15. Scrophularia californica --- California Bee Plant --- Scrophulariaceae
16. Simmondsia chinensis --- Jojoba, Goatnut --- Simmondsiaceae

OPTIONAL:
1. Achillea millefolium --- Yarrow --- Asteraceae
2. Ambrosia monogyra --- Leafy Burrobush --- Asteraceae
3. Aphanes occidentalis --- Western Lady's Mantle --- Rosaceae
4. Atriplex coulteri --- Coulter's Saltbush --- Amaranthaceae [Chenopodiaceae]
5. Salix laevigata --- Red Willow --- Salicaceae
6. Tropidocarpum gracile --- Slender Dobie-Pod --- Brassicaceae