Plant Guide - By Location - Salt Marsh

  • Alkali Heath plant with flower bloom
    Common Name:

    Alkali Heath

    Scientific Name:

    Frankenia salina

    Family Name:

    Frankeniaceae

  • White flowers of Alkali Weed
    Common Name:

    Alkali Weed

    Scientific Name:

    Cressa truxillensis

    Family Name:

    Concolvulaceae

  • Close up of brown and green cord grass
    Common Name:

    California Cord Grass

    Scientific Name:

    Spartina foliosa

    Family Name:

    Poaceae

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

    California Sea Lavender

    Scientific Name:

    Limonium californicum

    Family Name:

    Plumbaginaceae

  • red flowers clustered together on a branch
    Common Name:

    Castor Bean (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Ricinus communis

    Family Name:

    Euphorbiaceae

  • red bush
    Common Name:

    Fat Hen (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Atriplex prostrata

    Family Name:

    Chenopodiaceae

  • long green cluster of pickleweed
    Common Name:

    Pickleweed

    Scientific Name:

    Salicornia pacifica

    Family Name:

    Chenopodiaceae

  • tiny white flowers running down curved stem
    Common Name:

    Salt Heliotrope

    Scientific Name:

    Heliotropium curassavicum

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • purple flowers bunched together on top of stems
    Common Name:

    Salt Marsh Fleabane

    Scientific Name:

    Pluchea odorata

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • green leaf covered in salt
    Common Name:

    Saltgrass

    Scientific Name:

    Distichlis spicata

    Family Name:

    Poaceae

  • green field with yellow flowers
    Common Name:

    Salty Susan

    Scientific Name:

    Jaumea carnosa

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • large bush with string-like stems
    Common Name:

    Spiny Rush

    Scientific Name:

    Juncus acutus

    Family Name:

    Juncaceae