Plant Guide - By Location - Riparian Woodland

  • White Alkali Mallow flower
    Common Name:

    Alkali Mallow

    Scientific Name:

    Malvella leprosa

    Family Name:

    Malvaceae

  • Female catkin with flowers and seeds
    Common Name:

    Arroyo Willow

    Scientific Name:

    Salix lasiolepis

    Family Name:

    Salicaceae

  • large tree with entangled branches
    Common Name:

    Blue Gum (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Eucalyptus globulus

    Family Name:

    Myrtaceae

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

    Blue-eyed grass

    Scientific Name:

    Sisyrinchium bellum

    Family Name:

    Iridaceae

  • yellow cluster of small flowers tangled together
    Common Name:

    California Mugwort

    Scientific Name:

    Artemisia douglasiana

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • tree with 3 stemmed leaves
    Common Name:

    California Sycamore

    Scientific Name:

    Platanus racemosa

    Family Name:

    Platanaceae

  • red flowers clustered together on a branch
    Common Name:

    Castor Bean (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Ricinus communis

    Family Name:

    Euphorbiaceae

  • leaves and pods in a bush
    Common Name:

    Cocklebur

    Scientific Name:

    Xanthium strumarium

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • yellow and green large leaves
    Common Name:

    Desert Grape

    Scientific Name:

    Vitis girdiana

    Family Name:

    Vitaceae

  • long stem with tall flowers
    Common Name:

    Fennel (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Foeniculum vulgare

    Family Name:

    Apiaceae

  • bright green Fremont Cottonwood tree
    Common Name:

    Fremont Cottonwood

    Scientific Name:

    Populus fremontii

    Family Name:

    Salicaceae

  • field filled with tall stems and yellow flowers
    Common Name:

    Hooker’s Evening Primrose

    Scientific Name:

    Oenothera elata

    Family Name:

    Onagraceae

  • bushes filled with clusters of blue berries
    Common Name:

    Mexican Elderberry

    Scientific Name:

    Sambucus nigra

    Family Name:

    Adoxaceae

  • small white flowers inside green circular leaf
    Common Name:

    Miner’s Lettuce

    Scientific Name:

    Claytonia perfoliata

    Family Name:

    Montiaceae

  • white puffy heads of the female Mule fat plant
    Common Name:

    Mule Fat

    Scientific Name:

    Baccharis salicifolia

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • microscopic photo of yellow flower throat and dark orange bee guides with a single yellow stamen
    Common Name:

    Nasturtium (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Tropaeolum majus

    Family Name:

    Tropaeolaceae

  • trail with large trees hanging over the top
    Common Name:

    Red Gum (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Eucalyptus camaldulensis

    Family Name:

    Myrtaceae

  • tiny white flowers running down curved stem
    Common Name:

    Salt Heliotrope

    Scientific Name:

    Heliotropium curassavicum

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • brown fuzzy tube on stem
    Common Name:

    Southern Cattail

    Scientific Name:

    Typha domingensis

    Family Name:

    Typhaceae

  • large tan branches intertwined
    Common Name:

    Sugar Gum (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Eucalyptus cladocalyx

    Family Name:

    Myrtaceae

  • Tall green stems with green leaves
    Common Name:

    Western Ragweed

    Scientific Name:

    Ambrosia psilostachya

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • purple flowers with 4 petals on stem
    Common Name:

    Wild Radish (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Raphanus sativus

    Family Name:

    Brassicaceae