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Native Plants on Campus

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.

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

Plants On Campus

Acmispon glaber
Commonly known as Deerweed
Native
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Commonly known as Chamise
Native, common component of chaparral
Amsinckia intermedia
Commonly known as Common fiddleneck
Native
Artemisia californica
Commonly known as California sagebrush
Native, indicator species of coastal sage scrub
Artemisia dracunculus
Commonly known as Tarragon
Native, widespread on disturbed sites in the northern hemisphere
Astragalus pomonensis
Commonly known as Pomona milkvetch or Pomona locoweed
Native
Avena barbata
Commonly known as Slender wild oat
Introduced, invasive weed
Bromus diandrus
Commonly known as Ripgut brome or ripgut grass
Introduced
Bromus madritensis
Commonly known as Red brome
Introduced, invasive weed
Bromus tectorum
Commonly known as Cheatgrass
Introduced, invasive weed
Calochortus plummerae
Commonly known as Plummer's mariposa lily
Native, Rare
Calochortus splendens
Commonly known as Splendid mariposa lily
Native
Camissoniopsis bistorta
Commonly known as California sun cup
Native, in sandy openings in coastal sage scrub, chaparral and grassland
Centaurea melitensis
Commonly known as Maltese starthistle or tocalote
Introduced, noxious weed
Croton californicus
Commonly known as California croton
Native
Delphinium cardinale
Commonly known as Scarlet larkspur
Native
Dichelostemma capitatum
Commonly known as Wild Hyacinth or Blue dicks
Native
Ehrendorferia chrysantha
Commonly known as Golden ear-drops
Native
Emmenanthe penduliflora
Commonly known as Whispering bells
Native
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Commonly known as California buckwheat
Native, common component of coastal sage scrub
Eriogonum gracile
Commonly known as Slender buckwheat
Native
Erodium cicutarium
Commonly known as Redstem filaree or redstem storkbill
Introduced
Eulobus californicus
Commonly known as California primrose or California sun cup (see also Camissonia bistorta)
Native
Hirschfeldia incana
Commonly known as Shortpod mustard or Mediterranean hoary mustard
Introduced, invasive weed
Juglans californica
Commonly known as California black walnut
Native, (endemic to California and rare or uncommon)
Keckiella cordifolia
Commonly known as Climbing penstemon or heart-leaved keckiella
Native
Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Commonly known as Chaparral mallow
Native
Marah macrocarpus
Commonly known as Wild cucumber, Man-root, or Chilicothe
Native, Vine
Mimulus aurantiacus
Commonly known as Bush monkey flower or sticky monkey flower
Native
Nicotiana glauca
Commonly known as Tree tobacco
Introduced
Paeonia californica
Commonly known as California peony
Native
Penstemon spectabilis
Commonly known as Showy penstemon or Beardtongue
Native
Phacelia distans
Commonly known as Common phacelia
Native
Platanus racemosa
Commonly known as Western sycamore or California sycamore
Native
Prunus ilicifolia
Commonly known as Holly-leafed cherry or islay
Native
Rhamnus crocea
Commonly known as Spiny redberry
Native
Rhus aromatica
Commonly known as Fragrant sumac, basket sumac, or skunkbush sumac
Native
Rhus ovata
Commonly known as Sugar bush
Native
Salvia apiana
Commonly known as White Sage
Native, common component of coastal sage scrub
Salvia columbariae
Commonly known as Chia or Chia sage
Native, common component of coastal sage scrub and chaparral, especially on disturbed sites and after fire
Salvia mellifera
Commonly known as Black sage
Native, common component of coastal sage scrub
Toxicodendron diversilobum
Commonly known as Poison oak
Native

Cajon Pass

Ceanothus crassifolius
Commonly known as Hoary-leaved ceanothus
Native
Ceanothus leucodermis
Commonly known as Chaparral whitethorn
Native
Cercocarpus betuloides
Commonly known as Birch-leaf mountain mahogany
Native
Cercocarpus ledifolius
Commonly known as Curl-leaf mountain mahogany
Native
Dendromecon rigida
Commonly known as Bush poppy
Native
Ericameria linearifolia
Commonly known as Interior goldenbush or narrowleaf goldenbush
Native
Eriodictyon trichocalyx
Commonly known as Hairy yerba santa
Native
Hesperoyucca whipplei
Commonly known as Chaparral yucca
Native
Phacelia minor
Commonly known as California bluebell or canterbury bells
Native
Pinus monophylla
Commonly known as Singleleaf pinyon pine
Native
Yucca brevifolia
Commonly known as Joshua tree
Native

San Gabriel Mountains

Abies concolor
Commonly known as White fir
Native
Amelanchier alnifolia
Commonly known as Serviceberry
Native
Argemone munita
Commonly known as Prickly poppy
Native
Artemisia tridentata
Commonly known as Mountain sagebrush
Native
Calocedrus decurrens
Commonly known as Incense cedar
Native
Calochortus invenustus
Commonly known as Plain mariposa lily
Native
Ceanothus cordulatus
Commonly known as Mountain whitethorn
Native
Epilobium canum
Commonly known as California fuchsia or zauschneria
Native
Eriodictyon parryi
Commonly known as Poodle-dog bush
Native
Eriogonum wrightii
Commonly known as Wright's buckwheat
Native
Erysimum capitatum
Commonly known as Western wallflower
Native
Fremontodendron californicum
Commonly known as Fremontia or Flannelbush
Native
Hosackia crassifolia
Commonly known as Big deervetch or broad-leaved lotus
Native
Leptosiphon breviculus
Commonly known as Mojave linanthus or Mojave deserttrumpets
Native
Lupinus excubitus
Commonly known as Mountain bush lupine
Native
Malacothamnus fremontii
Commonly known as Fremont's bush mallow
Native
Penstemon grinnellii
Commonly known as Grinnell's beardtongue
Native
Penstemon labrosus
Commonly known as San Gabriel Beardtongue
Native
Penstemon rostriflorus
Commonly known as Beaked penstemon or Bridge's penstemon
Native
Penstemon speciosus
Commonly known as Royal Beardtongue, royal penstemon
Native
Phacelia davidsonii
Commonly known as Davidson's phacelia
Native
Pinus coulteri
Commonly known as Coulter pine
Native
Pinus jeffreyi
Commonly known as Jeffrey pine
Native
Pinus lambertiana
Commonly known as Sugar pine
Native
Prunus virginiana
Commonly known as Western choke-cherry
Native
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa
Commonly known as Bigcone Douglas-fir
Native
Quercus chrysolepis
Commonly known as Canyon live oak
Native
Quercus kelloggii
Commonly known as California black oak
Native
Quercus wislizenii
Commonly known as Interior live oak
Native
Saltugilia splendens
Commonly known as Splendid gilia
Native
Tetradymia canescens
Commonly known as Gray horsebrush
Native