A photographic guide to showy wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve, part of East Bay Regional Park District. Published by East Bay Regional Park District.
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Mission Peak Wildflowers A photographic guide to showy wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Sorted by Flower Color Photographs by Wilde Legard Botanist, East Bay Regional Park District Revision: February 23, 2007 More than 2,000 species of native and naturalized plants grow wild in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most are very difficult to identify without the help of good illustrations. This is designed to be a simple, color photo guide to help you identify some of these plants. The selection of showy wildflowers displayed in this guide is by no means complete. The intent is to expand the quality and quantity of photos over time. The revision date is shown on the cover and on the header of each photo page. A comprehensive plant list for this area (including the many species not found in this publication) can be downloaded at the East Bay Regional Park District’s wild plant download page at: http://www.ebparks.org. This guide is published electronically in Adobe Acrobat® format to accommodate these planned updates. You have permission to freely download and distribute, and print this pdf for individual use. You are not allowed to sell the electronic or printed versions. In this version of the guide, only showy wildflowers are included. These wildflowers are sorted first by flower color, then by plant family (similar flower types), and finally by scientific name within each family. Under each photograph are four lines of information, based on the current standard wild plant reference for California: The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, 1993. Common Name These non-standard names are based on Jepson and other local references. Scientific Name Scientific names revised since 1993 are NOT included in this edition. Origin & Longevity Native or Introduced. Annual, Biennial, Perennial, or a combination. Family Name The common plant family name according to Jepson. For readers that prefer a more comprehensive guide, sorted by scientific name, please download the “wild plants” version of this guide. Readers are encouraged to email any suggestions or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org. All photographs are © 2006 Wilde Legard, all rights reserved. revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve White Valley Popcorn Flower Plagiobothrys canescens Native Annual Borage Family California Buckeye Aesculus californica Native Perennial Buckeye Family Poison Hemlock Conium maculatum Introduced Biennial Carrot Family Cow Parsnip Heracleum lanatum Native Perennial Carrot Family Shepherd's Needle Scandix pecten-veneris Introduced Annual Carrot Family Canyon Gooseberry Ribes menziesii Native Perennial Gooseberry Family Common / California Manroot Marah fabaceus Native Perennial Gourd Family Blue Elderberry Sambucus mexicana Native Perennial Honeysuckle Family Page 1 of 13 revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve White Page 2 of 13 Common Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum Native Perennial Lily Family Shortstem Morning Glory Calystegia subacaulis ssp. subacaulis Native Perennial Morning-Glory Family Milkmaids Cardamine californica Native Perennial Mustard Family White Water Cress Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Native Perennial Mustard Family Subterranean Clover Trifolium subterraneum Introduced Annual Pea Family Bicolor Linanthus Linanthus bicolor Native Annual Phlox Family Mouse-ear Chickweed Cerastium glomeratum Introduced Annual Pink Family Windmill Pink Silene gallica Introduced Annual Pink Family revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve White Page 3 of 13 Common Chickweed Stellaria media Introduced Annual Pink Family Creambush / Ocean Spray Holodiscus discolor Native Perennial Rose Family Western Chokecherry Prunus virginiana var. demissa Native Perennial Rose Family Native California Blackberry Rubus ursinus Native Perennial Rose Family Woodland Star Lithophragma affine Native Perennial Saxifrage Family California Saxifrage Saxifraga californica Native Perennial Saxifrage Family Yarrow Achillea millefolium Native Perennial Sunflower Family Blow Wives Achyrachaena mollis Native Annual Sunflower Family revision 2/23/2007 Variable-leaf Nemophila Nemophila heterophylla Native Annual Waterleaf Family Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Wild Heliotrope Phacelia Phacelia distans Native Annual Waterleaf Family White Page 4 of 13 revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Yellow Common Fiddleneck Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia Native Annual Borage Family California Buttercup Ranunculus californicus Native Perennial Buttercup Family Pacific Woodland Sanicle Sanicula crassicaulis Native Perennial Carrot Family Erect-pod Winter Cress Barbarea orthoceras Native Perennial Mustard Family Black Mustard Brassica nigra Introduced Annual Mustard Family Yellow Charlock Sinapis arvensis Introduced Annual Mustard Family Bermuda Buttercup Oxalis pes-caprae Introduced Perennial Oxalis Family Bird's-foot Deerweed Lotus corniculatus Introduced Perennial Pea Family Page 5 of 13 revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Yellow California Lotus Lotus wrangelianus Native Annual Pea Family California Bur Clover Medicago polymorpha Introduced Annual Pea Family Bush Monkey Flower Mimulus aurantiacus Native Perennial Snapdragon Family Golden Monkey Flower Mimulus guttatus Native Perennial Snapdragon Family Yellow Star Thistle Centaurea solstitialis Introduced Annual Sunflower Family Pineapple Weed Chamomilla suaveolens Introduced Annual Sunflower Family Smooth Cat's-ear Hypochaeris glabra Introduced Annual Sunflower Family Rough Cat's-ear Hypochaeris radicata Introduced Perennial Sunflower Family Page 6 of 13 revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Bristly Ox-tongue Picris echioides Introduced Annual-Biennial Sunflower Family Common Groundsel Senecio vulgaris Introduced Annual Sunflower Family Common Sow Thistle Sonchus oleraceus Introduced Annual Sunflower Family Narrow-leaf Mule's Ear Wyethia angustifolia Native Perennial Sunflower Family Gray Mule's Ear Wyethia helenioides Native Perennial Sunflower Family Johnny-Jump-Up / Wild Pansy Viola pedunculata Native Perennial Violet Family Yellow Page 7 of 13 Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Introduced Biennial-Perennial Sunflower Family revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Pink/Purple Pale Western Larkspur Delphinium hesperium ssp. pallescens Native Perennial Buttercup Family Purple Sanicle Sanicula bipinnatifida Native Perennial Carrot Family Long-beaked Filaree Erodium botrys Introduced Annual Geranium Family Red-stem Filaree Erodium cicutarium Introduced Annual Geranium Family Purpletip Cut-leaf Geranium Geranium dissectum Introduced Annual Geranium Family Hairy Dove's Foot Geranium Geranium molle Introduced Annual Geranium Family Hairy Vine Honeysuckle Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans Native Perennial Honeysuckle Family Giant Trillium Trillium chloropetalum Native Perennial Lily Family Page 8 of 13 revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Pink/Purple Page 9 of 13 Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa Native Perennial Lily Family California Loosestrife Lythrum californicum Native Perennial Loosestrife Family Bull Mallow Malva nicaeensis Introduced Annual Mallow Family Common Coyotemint Monardella villosa ssp. villosa Native Perennial Mint Family Common Rigid Hedge Nettle Stachys ajugoides var. rigida Native Perennial Mint Family Pale Purple Pacific Pea Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus Native Perennial Pea Family Bay Area Silver Lupine Lupinus albifrons var. collinus Native Perennial Pea Family California Tea Rupertia physodes Native Perennial Pea Family revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Pink/Purple Page 10 of 13 Pinpoint Clover Trifolium gracilentum var. gracilentum Native Annual Pea Family Rose Clover Trifolium hirtum Introduced Annual Pea Family Tomcat Clover Trifolium willdenovii Native Annual Pea Family Spring Vetch Vicia sativa ssp. sativa Introduced Annual Pea Family Mosquitobills Shooting Star Dodecatheon hendersonii Native Perennial Primrose Family Bellardia Bellardia trixago Introduced Annual Snapdragon Family Purple Owl's Clover Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta Native Annual Snapdragon Family Italian Thistle Carduus pycnocephalus Introduced Annual Sunflower Family revision 2/23/2007 Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare Introduced Biennial Sunflower Family Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Cardoon / Artichoke Thistle Cynara cardunculus Introduced Perennial Sunflower Family Milk Thistle Silybum marianum Introduced Annual-Biennial Sunflower Family Pink/Purple Page 11 of 13 California / Rock Phacelia Phacelia californica Native Perennial Waterleaf Family revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Large Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum grande Native Perennial Borage Family Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum Native Perennial Iris Family California Blue Gilia Gilia achilleifolia ssp. achilleifolia Native Annual Phlox Family American Brooklime Speedwell Veronica americana Native Perennial Snapdragon Family Blue Dicks Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum Native Perennial Lily Family Blue Page 12 of 13 Miniature Dove Lupine Lupinus bicolor Native Annual Pea Family revision 2/23/2007 Wildflowers of Mission Peak Regional Preserve Red / Crimson Columbine Aquilegia formosa Native Perennial Buttercup Family California Fuchsia Epilobium canum ssp. canum Native Perennial Evening Primrose Family Common Indian Paintbrush Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis Native Perennial Snapdragon Family California Figwort Scrophularia californica ssp. californica Native Perennial Snapdragon Family California Poppy Eschscholzia californica Native Perennial Poppy Family Red/Orange Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis Introduced Annual Primrose Family Page 13 of 13