Plant Guide - By Color - Purple

  • White flowers of Alkali Weed
    Common Name:

    Alkali Weed

    Scientific Name:

    Cressa truxillensis

    Family Name:

    Concolvulaceae

  • Clusters of small purple flowers growing along red vines on the sand
    Common Name:

    Beach Sand Verbena

    Scientific Name:

    Abronia umbellata

    Family Name:

    Nyctaginaceae

  • blooming Black Sage bushes at the Rios trailhead
    Common Name:

    Black Sage

    Scientific Name:

    Salvia mellifera

    Family Name:

    Lamiaceae

  • Blue dicks growing next to Black Eyed Susans
    Common Name:

    Blue Dicks

    Scientific Name:

    Dichelostemma capitatum

    Family Name:

    Themidaceae

  • small ground bush with long stringy green leaves and purple flowers
    Common Name:

    Blue-eyed grass

    Scientific Name:

    Sisyrinchium bellum

    Family Name:

    Iridaceae

  • long tube like stems with tiny orange flower on top
    Common Name:

    Branching Phacelia

    Scientific Name:

    Phacelia ramosissima

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • small purple and white flowers on a branch
    Common Name:

    California Sea Lavender

    Scientific Name:

    Limonium californicum

    Family Name:

    Plumbaginaceae

  • light purple flowers on a branch
    Common Name:

    Chaparral Mallow

    Scientific Name:

    Malacothamnus fasciculatus

    Family Name:

    Malvaceae

  • tree covered in purple flowers and green leaves
    Common Name:

    Chaparral Sweet Pea

    Scientific Name:

    Lathyrus vestitus

    Family Name:

    Fabaceae

  • White flowers with purple tips
    Common Name:

    Chaparral Yucca

    Scientific Name:

    Hesperoyucca Whipplei

    Family Name:

    Agavaceae

  • close up of purple flowers
    Common Name:

    Chinese Houses

    Scientific Name:

    Collinsia heterophylla

    Family Name:

    Plantaginaceae

  • bunch of white and purple flowers in bushes
    Common Name:

    Climbing Milkweed

    Scientific Name:

    Funastrum cynanchoides

    Family Name:

    Apocynaceae

  • field with cobweb covered weed-like plants
    Common Name:

    Cobwebby Thistle

    Scientific Name:

    Cirsium occidentale

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • close up of dark and light purple flowers
    Common Name:

    Collared Lupine

    Scientific Name:

    Lupinus truncatus

    Family Name:

    Fabaceae

  • green scrub with blue-purple flowers
    Common Name:

    Dove Lupine

    Scientific Name:

    Lupinus bicolor

    Family Name:

    Fabaceae

  • Common Name:

    Felt Leaved Yerba Santa

    Scientific Name:

    Eriodictyon crassifolia

    Family Name:

    Namaceae

  • bright purple Fiesta Flowers five round petals
    Common Name:

    Fiesta Flower

    Scientific Name:

    Pholistoma auritum

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • close up of purple Nuttall's Snapdragon blossoms
    Common Name:

    Nuttall’s Snapdragon

    Scientific Name:

    Antirrhinum nuttallianum

    Family Name:

    Plantaginaceae

  • Close up cluster of three Parish's Nightshades with visible yellow insides
    Common Name:

    Parish’s Nightshade

    Scientific Name:

    Solanum parishii

    Family Name:

    Solanaceae

  • clusters of purple and white sea lavender
    Common Name:

    Perez’s Sea Lavender (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Limonium perezii

    Family Name:

    Plumbaginaceae

  • Purple flowers growing by green bushes
    Common Name:

    Pride of Madeira

    Scientific Name:

    Echium candicans

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • purple flowers on branch
    Common Name:

    Sacapellote

    Scientific Name:

    Acourtia microcephala

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • tiny white flowers running down curved stem
    Common Name:

    Salt Heliotrope

    Scientific Name:

    Heliotropium curassavicum

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • purple flower on twig branches
    Common Name:

    Twiggy Wreath Plant

    Scientific Name:

    Stephanomeria spp.

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • white and purple flowers
    Common Name:

    Wavyleaf Sea Lavender (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Limonium sinuatum

    Family Name:

    Plumbaginaceae

  • purple flowers with 4 petals on stem
    Common Name:

    Wild Radish (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Raphanus sativus

    Family Name:

    Brassicaceae

  • bright purple wishbone bushes surrounding brush
    Common Name:

    Wishbone Bush

    Scientific Name:

    Mirabilis laevis

    Family Name:

    Nyctaginaceae