Coastal Prairie Community Area

(Plant Key:  A=Annual, GC=Ground Cover, P=Perennial, S=Shrub, T=Tree, V=Vine)

Plant Key Scientific Name Common Name Family Notes
A Castilleja rubcundula ssp. lithospermoides Cream sacs Scrophulariaceae Yellow Flower low to the ground in grass
A Collinsia sparsiflora Spinster’s blude eyed Mary Scrophulariaceae Lt Pink Flower, low to the ground
A Eriogonum luteolum var. caninum Tiburon buckwheat Polygonaceae 60 cm delicate – pink flower
A Gila capitata Blue Field Gilia Polemoniaceae Blue clover head, not many leaves
A Lasthenia californica California Goldfields Asteraceae Yellow-gold, mixes will with grasses on hillside
A Lupinus nanus Valley sky lupine Fabaceae Blue Flower reaches over the grass
A Microseries douglasii Douglas’s silverpuffs Asteraceae White daisy looking flower
A Minuartia californica Sandwort Caryophyllaceae Delicate white flower
A Sidalcea diploscypha Fringed checkerbloom Malvaceae Pink flower close to the ground
A Streptanthus glandulosus Jewelflower Brassicaceae Brown/Pink flower not many leaves
A Trifolium albopurpureum Indian clover Fabaceae Purple clover like flower close to ground
A Trifolium albopurpureum var. dichotomum Brunched indian clover Fabaceae Purple clover like flower close to ground
A Trifolium barbigerum Bearded clover Fabaceae Purple close to ground with leaves
A Trifolium barbigerum var. barbiger Bearded clover Fabaceae Purple close to ground with leaves
A Trifolium bifdum Pinole clover Fabaceae Purple close to ground with leaves with some height
A Trifolium microdon Thimble clover Fabaceae Clover with white flower
A Trifolium variegatum Whitetip clover Fabaceae Purple Flower Clover a little height
A Triphysaria eriantha Butter ‘n’ eggs Scrophulariaceae Yellow flowers above the grasses
G Aristida oligantha Prarie threeawn Poaceae Grass 30-70 cm tall
G Carex barbarae Santa Barbara Sedge Cyperaceae Grass 1-3ft tall
G Carex praegracilis Slender Sedge Cyperaceae Good for grass mowing to sit on
G Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hairgrass Poaceae Good one for lawn sitting
P Cardamine californica Milk maids Brassicaceae Grows in the grasses / Blue flower, low to the ground
P Eriophyllum lanatum Common Woollysunflower Asteraceae 1-2 feet Yellow
P Euthamia occidentialis Western Goldenrod Asteraceae 1-2 feet Yellow
P Iris douglasiana Douglas Iris Iridaceae Lower spreading – lots of leaves -Purple and Yellow flower
P Ligusticum apiifolium Lovage Apiaceae White flowers like baby’s breath but not much leaves
P Nassella lepida Small flowered needlegrass Poaceae Very light grass
P Perideridia kelloggii Kellogg’s yampah Apiaceae White bunches of flowers
P Ranunculus occidentalis Western buttercup Ranunculaceae Yellow flowers above the grasses