ANIMALS OF ORANGE COUNTY

Chaparral

Mini description of chaparral

 
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California Sagebrush

Artemisia californica

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Poison Oak

Toxicodendron diversilobum

Black Sage
Salvia mellifera

Bush Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus

California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum

California Coffeeberry/Buckthorn
Rhamnus californica

Ceonothus
Ceonothus spp.

Deerweed
Acmispon glaber
(previously Lotus scoparius)

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Chamise

Adenostoma fasciculatum

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Scrub Oak

Quercus berberidifolia

Dodder

Cuscuta californica

Fuchsia-Flower Gooseberry

Ribes speciosum

Hummingbird Sage

Salvia spathacea

Islay/Hollyleaf Cherry

Prunus ilicifolia

Laurel sumac

Malosma laurina

Lemonade Berry

Rhus integrifolia

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Chaparral Yucca

Hesperoyucca whipplei

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Toyon

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Manzanita

Arctostophylos ssp.

Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus spp.

Purple Sage

Salvia leucophylla

Sugar Bush

Rhus ovata

White Sage

Salvia apiana

Wild Cucumber

Marah fabaceus

Coastal "Beach" Dune

Mini description of coastal dunes

 
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Beach Morning Glory

Calystegia soldanella

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Crystaline Iceplant/Common Iceplant

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Beach Bur/Sand Bur

Ambrosia chamissonis

Beach Evening Primrose

Camissonia cheiranthifolia

California Poppy

Eschsholzia californica

Coast Goldenbush
/Menzies' Goldenbush

Isocoma menziesii

Coast Woollyheads

Nemacaulis denudata

Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

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Beach Saltbush

Atriplex leucophylla

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Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

Dune Buckwheat/Seacliff Buckwheat

Eriogonum parvifolium

Giant Coreopsis

Coreopsis gigantea

Giant Wildrye

Elymus condensatus

Hottentot-fig/Highway Iceplant

Carpobrotus edulis

Hummingbird Sage

Salvia spathacea

Red Sand Verbena

Abronia maritima

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Beach/Pink Sand Verbena

Abronia umbellata

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Saltgrass

Distichlis spicata

Sandcarpet

Cardionema ramosissimum

Sea Cliff Daisy/Cliff Aster

Malacothrix saxatilis

Sea/Seaside Fiddleneck

Amsinckia spectabilis

Sea Rocket

Cakile maritima

Seaside Heliotrope

Heliotropium curvassavicium

Western Wagweed

Ambrosia psilostachya

Coastal Sage Scrub

Mini description of CSS

 
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Black Sage

Salvia mellifera

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Coastal Prickly Pear

Opuntia littoralis

Bladderpod

Peritoma arborea

Bush/Chaparral Mallow

Malacothamnus fasciculatus

Bush Monkeyflowers

Mimulus aurantiacus

California Sagebrush

Artemisia californica

California Scrub Oak

Quercus berberidifolia

Chaparral Yucca

Hesperoyucca whipplei

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Coyote Bush

Baccharis pilularis

Clif Spurge

Euphorbia misera

Coast Brittlebush/Bush Sunflower

Encelia californica

Coast/Menzies' Goldenbush

Isocoma menziesii

Coastal Sage Scrub Oak/

Nuttall's Scrub Oak

Quercus dumosa

Deerweed

Acmispon glaber

Fuchsia-Flower Gooseberry

Ribes speciosum

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Coastal Cholla

Cylindropuntia prolifera

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Lemonade Berry

Rhus integrifolia

Giant Coreopsis

Coreopsis gigantea

Laurel Sumac

Malosuma laurina

Purple Sage

Salvia Leucophylla

Redberry/Spiny Redberry

Rhamnus crocea

Saw-tooth Goldenbush

Hazardia squarrosa

Toyon/California Holly

Heteromeles arbutifolia

White Sage

Salvia apiana

Grassland

Mini description

 
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California Everlasting/Cudweed
Pseudognaphalium californicum

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Golden Stars

Bloomeria crocea

Bent Grass

Agrostris spp.

Blue Dicks

Dichelostemma capitatum

Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium bellum

Brome Grass

Bromus spp.

California Black Walnut

Juglans californica

California Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens

California Goldfields

Lasthenia californica

California Scrub Oak

Quercus berberidifolia

Catalina Mariposa Lily

Calochortus catalinae

Clover

Trifolium spp.

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California Poppy

Eschschozia californica

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Splendid Mariposa Lily

Calochortus splendens

Coastal Live Oaks

Quercus agrifolia

Dove Weed/Turkey Mullein

Eremocarpus setiger

Fascicled Tarweed

Hemizonia fasciculata

Fiddleneck

Amsinckia menziesii

Giant Wild Rye

Leymus condensatus

Ground Pink

Linanthus Dianthiflorus

Gumplant

Grindelia camporum

Italian Ryegrass

Lolium multiflorum

Meadow Barley

Hordeum Brachyantherum

Miniature Lipine

Lupinus bicolor

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Caterpillar Phacelia

Phacelia cicutaria

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Yarrow

Achillea millifolium

Needlegrass

Nassella spp.

Plantain

Plantago erecta

Poison Oak

Toxicodendron diversilobum

Popcorn Flower

Plagiobothrys nothofolvus

Purple Owl's Clover

Castilleja exserta

Shooting Stars

Dodecatheon clevelandii

Small-Flowered Melic Grass

Melica imperfecta

Wild Oats

Avena fatua

Wishbone Brush

Mirabilis laevis

Oak Woodland

Mini description

 
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Big Berry Manzanita

Arctostaphylos glauca

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Engelmann Oak

Quercus engelmannii

Barb Goatgrass
Aegilops triuncialis

Blue Gum
Eucalyptus globulus

California Coffeeberry/Buckthorn
Frangula californica

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica

California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica

California Wild Rose
Rosa californica

Canyon Live Oak

Quercus chrysolepis

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Poison Oak

Toxicodendron diversilobum

Chaparral Currant
Ribes malvaceum

Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia

Coyote Brush/Bush

Baccharis pilularis

Creeping Snowberry
Symphoricarpos mollis

Fiesta Flower
Pholistoma auritum

Fragrant Sumac
Rhus aromatica
(formerly trilobota)

Fuchsia Flower Gooseberry
Ribes speciosum

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California Buckeye

Aesculus californica

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Sugar Bush

Rhus ovata

Interior Live Oak
Quercus wislizenii

Lemonade Berry
Rhus integrifolia


Purple Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla
(syn. C. bicolor)

Southern California Black Walnut
Juglans californica

Spiny Redberry
Rhamnus crocea

Toyon/California Holly
Heteromeles arbutifolia

Valley Oak
Quercus lobata

Riparian

Mini description

 
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Arroyo Willow

Salix lasiolepis

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Mugwort

Artemisia douglasiana

Blue Elderberry
Sambucus Mexicana

California Blackberry
Rubus ursinus

California Box Elder
Acer negundo californicum

California Grape
Vitis californica

California Wild Rose
Rosa californica

California Sycamore
Platanus racemosa

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Big Leaf Maple

Acer macrophyllum

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Mulefat

Baccharis salicifolia

Common Spike-Rush
Eleocharis macrostachya

Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis

Narrowleaf/Sandbar Willow
Salix exigua

Pacific/Shining Willow
Salix lucida lasiandra

Red Willow
Salix laevigata

Rough Sedge
Carex senta

Coast Live Oak

Quercus agrifolia

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Valley/California White Oak

Quercus lobata

Southern California Black Walnut
Juglans californica

Spicebush
Calycanthus occidentalis


Velvet Ash
Fraxinus velutina

Western Dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis

Western/Fremont Cottonwood
Populus fremontii

White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia

Tide Pool

Mini description

 
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Bull Kelp

Nereocystis luetkeana

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Rockweed/Bladderwrack

Fucus gardneri

Dead Man's Fingers
Codium fragile

Devil Weed
Sargassum horneri

Dwarf Rockweed
Pelvetiopsis limitata

Feather Boa Kelp
Egregia menziesii

Giant (Bladder) Kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera

Golden Rockweed
Silvetia compressa

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Eelgrass

Zostera marina

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Sea Lettuce

Ulva spp.

Iridescent Weed
Mazzaella splendens

Japanese Wireweed
Sargassum muticum

Killer Algae
Caulerpa taxifolia

Nori
Porphyra spp.

Red Comb Weed
Plocamium cartilagineum

Sea Cabbage Kelp
Saccharina sessilis

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Encrusting Coralline Algae

Lithothamnion spp.

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Surf Grass

Phyllospadix spp.

Sea Palm
Postelsia palmaeformis

Sea Potato/Sea Cauliflower
Leathesia marina
(Leathesia difformis)

Tidepool Coralline
Corallina spp.

Turkish Washcloth/Black Tar Spot
Mastocarpus papillatus

Wakame

Undaria pinnatifida

Wetland

Mini description

 
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Alkali Heath

Frankenia salina

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Hottentot-Fig/Highway Ice Plant

Carpobrotus edulus/chilensis

Alkali Weed
Cressa truxillensis

Bermuda Buttercup
Oxalis pes-caprae

California Bulrush
Schoeplectus californicus

California Cordgrass
Spartina foliosa


Eelgrass
Zostera marina

Estuary Seablite
Suaeda californica

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California Sea Lavender

Limonium californicum

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Pickleweed

Salicornia virginica

Marsh Fleabane
Pluchea odorata

Marsh Jaumea
Jaumea carnosa

Mulefat/Seepwillow
Baccharis salicifolia

Rough Cocklebur
Xanthium strumarium

Saltgrass
Distichlis spicata

Sea Rocket
Cakile maritima

Common Cattail

Typha latifolia

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Saltwort
Batis maritima

Sedge
Carex sp.

Shoregrass
Distichlis littoralis

Tree Tobacco
Nicotiana glauca

Wild Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare

Wild Radish
Raphanus sativus

Yerba Mansa
Anemopsis californica