Southern California Wildflowers
Latin names E-G

Brackets [ ] indicate taxa not necessarily recognized by the Jepson Manual but which I think are deserving of separate listings because they are so very different.

* Indicates introduced and naturalized species



Echinocactus polycephalus var. polycephalus (Cottontop cactus)
Echinocereus
    engelmannii
(Engelmann's hedgehog cactus)
    mohavensis (Mojave mound cactus)

    triglochidiatus, see Echinocereus mohavensis

Echinodorus berteroi (Burhead)
Eclipta prostrata
(False-daisy)
Ehrendorferia
    chrysantha
(Golden eardrops)
    ochroleuca
(Bleeding hearts)

Eleocharis
    acicularis var. acicularis
(Needle spikerush)
    macrostachya
(Common spikerush)
    montevidensis
(Sand spikerush)
Elodea nuttallii
(Western waterweed)
Elymus
    cinereus
(Great Basin wildrye)
    condensatus
(Giant wildrye)
    elymoides ssp. brevifolius
(Short-leaved squirreltail)
    elymoides ssp. californicus
(California squirreltail)
    glaucus ssp. glaucus
(Blue wildrye)
    hispidus
(Intermediate wheat grass)*
    pacificus (Pacific wildrye)
    ponticus
(Tall wheat grass)*
    trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
(Slender wheat grass)
    triticoides (Creeping wildrye)
Elytrigia
    intermedia ssp. intermedia, see Elymus hispidus

    pontica ssp. pontica, see Elymus ponticus

Emex spinosa
(Devil's thorn)*
Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora
(Whispering bells)
Encelia
    actoni
(Acton encelia)
    californica (Bush sunflower)
    farinosa (Brittlebush)
    frutescens (Rayless encelia)
    virginensis (Green encelia)
Enceliopsis
    covillei
(Panamint daisy)
    nudicaulis
(Sunray)
Ephedra
    aspera
(Rough joint-fir)
    californica
(California ephedra)
    nevadensis (Nevada ephedra)
    viridis
(Green ephedra)
Epilobium
    angustifolium ssp. circumvagum, see Chamerion angustifolium ssp. circumvagum
    brachycarpum (Field willow-herb)
    campestre (Smooth boisduvalia)
    canum ssp. canum (Hoary fuchsia)
    canum ssp. latifolium (California fuchsia)
    ciliatum ssp. ciliatum (Willow-herb)
    ciliatum ssp. glandulosum (Glandular willow-herb)
    densiflorum (Spike primrose)
    glaberrimum ssp. glaberrimum (Smooth willow-herb)
    hallianum (Hall's willow-herb)
    lactiflorum (Milkflower willow-herb)
    oregonense (Oregon willow-herb)
    pygmaeum, see Epilobium campestre

Epipactis gigantea
(Stream orchid)
Equisetum
    arvense
(Common horsetail)
    hyemale ssp. affine (Common scouring rush)
    laevigatum (Smooth scouring rush)
    telmateia ssp. braunii (Giant horsetail)
Eremalche
    exilis
(White mallow)
    rotundifolia
(Desert fivespot)
Eremocarpus setigerus, see Croton setiger
Eremogone
    kingii var. glabrescens (King's sandwort)
    macradenia var. arcuifolia (Forest camp sandwort)
    macradenia var. macradenia (Desert sandwort)
    ursina
(Bear valley sandwort)

Eremothera
    boothii ssp. condensata (Booth's clustered evening primrose)
    boothii ssp. decorticans (Booth's shredding evening primrose)
    boothii ssp. desertorum (Booth's desert evening primrose)
    boothii ssp. intermedia (Booth's intermediate evening primrose)
    chamaenerioides (Longfruit sun cup)
    refracta (Narrow-leaf sun cup)
Eriastrum
    densifolium ssp. austromontanum
(Southern mountain woolstar)
    densifolium ssp. elongatum (Giant woolstar)
    densifolium ssp. mohavense (Mojave woolstar)
    densifolium ssp. sanctorum (Santa Ana River woolstar)
    diffusum (Miniature woolstar)
    eremicum ssp. eremicum (Desert woolstar)
    harwoodii
(Harwood's woolstar)
    sapphirinum
(Sapphire woolstar)
    sparsiflorum (Few-flowered woolstar)
    tracyi (Tracy's woolstar)
    wilcoxii (Wilcox's woolstar)
Ericameria
    albida
(White-flowered rabbitbrush)
    arborescens
(Golden-fleece)
    brachylepis
(Boundary goldenbush)
    cooperi var. cooperi
(Cooper's goldenbush)
    cuneata var. cuneata
(Rock goldenbush)
    cuneata var. macrocephala (Laguna Mountains goldenbush)
    cuneata var. spathulata (Wide-leaved rock goldenbush)
    ericoides
(Mock heather)
    laricifolia (Turpentine bush)
    linearifolia (Interior goldenbush)
    nana (Dwarf goldenbush)
    nauseosa var. bernardina (San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrush)
    nauseosa var. ceruminosa (Sharp-bracted rubber rabbitbrush)

    nauseosa var. hololeuca (Ghostly rubber rabbitbrush)
    nauseosa var. mohavensis (Mojave rubber rabbitbrush)
    nauseosa var. oreophila (Threadleaf rubber rabbitbrush)
    palmeri var. pachylepis (Palmer's goldenbush)
    paniculata (Black-banded rabbitbrush)
    parishii var. parishii (Parish's goldenbush)
    parryi var. aspera (Parry's rabbitbrush)
    pinifolia (Pine goldenbush)
    teretifolia (Green rabbitbrush)
Erigeron
    aphanactis var. aphanactis
(Rayless shaggy fleabane)
    aphanactis var. congestus
(Rayless fleabane)
    bonariensis (Small horseweed)*
    breweri var. breweri (Brewer's fleabane)
    breweri var. covillei (Coville's fleabane)
    breweri var. jacinteus
(San Jacinto Mountains fleabane)
    breweri var. porphyreticus (Mojave Brewer's fleabane)
    canadensis (Tall horseweed)
    clokeyi var. pinzliae (Pinzl's fleabane)
    compositus (Cutleaf daisy)
    concinnus
(Navajo fleabane)
    divergens
(Spreading fleabane)
    foliosus var. foliosus (Leafy daisy)
    glaucus (Seaside daisy)
    lonchophyllus (Shortray fleabane)
    parishii (Parish's fleabane)
    sumatrensis (Asthmaweed)*
Eriodictyon
    crassifolium var. crassifolium
(Thickleaf yerba santa)
    crassifolium var. nigrescens
(Bicolored yerba santa)
    parryi
(Poodle-dog bush)
    traskiae
(Trask's yerba santa)
    trichocalyx var. lanatum (Hairy yerba santa)
    trichocalyx var. trichocalyx (Smoothleaf yerba santa)

Eriogonum
    angulosum
(Angled-stem buckwheat)
    apiculatum (San Jacinto buckwheat)
    arborescens (Santa Cruz Island buckwheat)

    baileyi var. baileyi
(Bailey's buckwheat)
    brachyanthum (Shortflower buckwheat)
    brachypodum (Parry's buckwheat)

    callistum
(Tehachapi buckwheat)
    cinereum
(Ashy-leaf buckwheat)
    cithariforme var. agninum (Santa Ynez wild buckwheat)
    cithariforme var. cithariforme (Cithara wild buckwheat)
    contiguum (Reveal's buckwheat)
    crocatum
(Conejo buckwheat )
    davidsonii (Davidson's buckwheat)
    deflexum var. baratum (Tall skeleton weed)
    deflexum var. deflexum
(Flat-topped skeleton weed)

    deserticola
(Dune buckwheat)
    elongatum var. elongatum
(Longstem buckwheat)
    eremicola (Wildrose Canyon buckwheat)
    fasciculatum var. fasciculatum (Coastal California buckwheat)
    fasciculatum var. flavoviride (East Mojave buckwheat)
    fasciculatum var. foliolosum (Leafy buckwheat)
    fasciculatum var. polifolium (California wild buckwheat)
    giganteum (St. Catherine's lace)
    gilmanii (Gilman's buckwheat)
    gracile var. gracile
(Slender buckwheat)
    gracilipes
(White Mountains wild buckwheat)
    gracillimum
(Rose-and-white buckwheat)
    grande var. grande
(Island buckwheat)
    grande var. rubescens
(Red-flowered buckwheat)
    heermannii var. argense (Heermann's buckwheat)
    heermannii var. floccosum
(Clark Mountains buckwheat)
    heermannii var. heermannii (Large Heermann's buckwheat)

    hoffmannii var. robustius
(Robust Hoffmann's buckwheat)
    inflatum
(Desert trumpet)
    intrafractum (Jointed buckwheat)
    kennedyi var. alpigenum (Southern alpine buckwheat)
    kennedyi var. austromontanum
(Southern mountain buckwheat)
    kennedyi var. kennedyi
(Kennedy's buckwheat)
    maculatum
(Spotted buckwheat)
    microthecum var. corymbosoides
(San Bernardino buckwheat)
    microthecum var. johnstonii
(Johnston's buckwheat)
    microthecum var. simpsonii
(Simpson's buckwheat)
    molestum
(Pineland buckwheat)
    nidularium (Birdnest buckwheat)
    nudum var. pauciflorum
(Few-flowered naked buckwheat)
    nudum var. westonii (Weston's buckwheat)
    ordii
(Fort Mojave buckwheat)
    ovalifolium var. ovalifolium
(Oval-leaved buckwheat)
    ovalifolium var. vineum
(Cushenbury buckwheat)
    palmerianum
(Palmer's buckwheat)
    panamintense
(Panamint buckwheat)
    parishii
(Parish's buckwheat)
    parvifolium (Seacliff buckwheat)
    plumatella (Flat-topped buckwheat)
    pusillum (Yellow turban)
    reniforme (Kidneyleaf buckwheat)
    rixfordii (Rixford's buckwheat)
    roseum (Wand buckwheat)
    rupinum (Wyman Creek wild buckwheat)
    saxatile (Rock buckwheat)
    thomasii (Thomas' buckwheat)
    thornei
(Thorne's buckwheat)
    trichopes
(Little desert trumpet)
    umbellatum var. minus
(Alpine sulphur-flowered buckwheat)
    umbellatum var. munzii (Munz's buckwheat)
    umbellatum var. nevadense (Nevada buckwheat)
    umbellatum var. subaridum
(Sulphur-flowered buckwheat)
    umbellatum var. versicolor (Varicolored buckwheat)
    wrightii var. membranaceum (Wright's buckwheat)
    wrightii var. nodosum (Knotty buckwheat)
    wrightii var. subscaposum (Wright's buckwheat)
    wrightii var. wrightii (Wright's buckwheat)
Erioneuron pulchellum, see Dasyochloa pulchella
Eriophyllum
    ambiguum var. paleaceum
(Yellow-frocks)
    confertiflorum var. confertiflorum (Golden yarrow)
    lanatum var. obovatum (Woolly sunflower)
    lanosum (White easter bonnets)
    multicaule (Many-stem woolly sunflower)
    nevinii, see Constancea nevinii
    pringlei (Pringle's woolly sunflower)
    wallacei (Woolly daisy)
Erodium
    botrys
(Long-beaked storksbill)*
    brachycarpum (Short-fruited filaree)*
    cicutarium
(Red-stem filaree)*
    macrophyllum, see California macrophylla
    moschatum
(White-stem filaree)*
    texanum
(Desert heron's bill)
Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii
(San Diego button-celery)
Erysimum
    capitatum var. capitatum (Western wallflower)
    insulare (Island wallflower)

    suffrutescens (Suffrutescent wallflower)
Erythranthe
    calcicola
(Limestone monkeyflower)
    sierrae
(Sierra Nevada monkeyflower)

Eschscholzia
    caespitosa (Tufted poppy)
    californica (California poppy)
    glyptosperma (Desert gold poppy)
    lemmonii ssp. kernensis (Tejon poppy)
    minutiflora (Little gold poppy)
    parishii (Parish's poppy)
Escobaria
    vivipara var. alversonii, see Coryphantha alversonii

    vivipara var. deserti, see Coryphantha chlorantha
    vivipara var. rosea, see Coryphantha vivipara var. rosea
Eucalyptus globulus (Blue gum)*
Eucnide
    rupestris
(Annual rocknettle)
    urens
(Desert rocknettle)

Eucrypta
    chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifida
(Torrey's eucrypta)
    chrysanthemifolia var. chrysanthemifolia
(Common eucrypta)
    micrantha (Small-flowered eucrypta)

Eulobus californicus
(California sun cup)
Euonymus occidentalis var. parishii
(Burning bush)
Euphorbia
    abramsiana
(Abrams' spurge)
    albomarginata
(Rattlesnake weed)
    arizonica (Arizona spurge)
    characias
(Bush spurge)*
    eriantha (Beetle spurge)
    incisa, see Euphorbia schizoloba

    lathyris (Caper spurge)*
    lurida (Woodland spurge)
    melanadenia (Red-gland spurge)
    micromera (Sonoran spurge)
    misera (Cliff spurge)
    ocellata ssp. arenicola (Dune spurge)
    palmeri, see Euphorbia lurida
    parishii
(Parish's spurge)
    parryi
(Parry's spurge)
    pediculifera
(Carrizo Mountain spurge)
    peplus
(Petty spurge)*
    polycarpa (Small-seeded spurge)
    prostrata (Prostrate spurge)*
    schizoloba (Mojave spurge)
    serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia (Thyme-leaved spurge)
    setiloba (Yuma spurge)
    spathulata (Warty spurge)
    terracina
(Terracina spurge)*

Eustoma exaltatum ssp. exaltatum (Catchfly gentian)
Euthamia occidentalis (Western goldenrod)
Fagonia
    laevis
(Smooth-stemmed fagonia)
    pachyacantha
(Sticky fagonia)

Fallugia paradoxa
(Apache plume)
Fendlerella utahensis
(Utah fendlerbush)
Ferocactus
    cylindraceus (California barrel cactus)
    viridescens (Coast barrel cactus)
Festuca
    arundinacea
(Tall fescue)*
    kingii (Spike fescue)
    microstachys (Small fescue)
    myuros (Rattail fescue)*
    octoflora (Six-weeks fescue)
    perennis (Italian ryegrass)*

    rubra (Red fescue)
    temulenta (Darnel)*
Ficus carica (Edible fig)*
Filago
    californica, see Logfia filaginoides

    depressa, see Logfia depressa
    gallica, see Logfia gallica

Foeniculum vulgare
(Sweet fennel)*
Forestiera pubescens
(Desert olive)
Fouquieria splendens ssp. splendens
(Ocotillo)
Fragaria vesca (Wild strawberry)
Frangula 
    californica ssp. californica
(Coffeeberry)
    californica ssp. cuspidata
(Sierra hoary coffeeberry)
    californica ssp. tomentella (Hoary coffeeberry)

Frankenia
    palmeri
(Palmer's frankenia)
    salina
(Alkali heath)

Frasera
    neglecta
(Pine green-gentian)
    parryi (Parry's green-gentian)

    puberulenta (Inyo frasera)
Fraxinus
    dipetala
(California ash)
    velutina
(Velvet ash)
Fremontodendron
    californicum
(Flannel bush)
    mexicanum (Mexican flannel bush)
Fritillaria
    biflora var. biflora
(Chocolate lily)
    ojaiensis (Ojai fritillary)
    pinetorum (Pinewoods fritillary)

    striata
(Striped adobe lily)
Funastrum
    cynanchoides var. hartwegii
(Climbing milkweed)
    hirtellum (Hairy milkweed)
Galium
    andrewsii ssp. andrewsii
(Andrews' bedstraw)
    andrewsii ssp. intermedium
(Phlox-leaved bedstraw)
    angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Narrow-leaved bedstraw)
    angustifolium ssp. foliosum (Island leafy bedstraw)
    angustifolium ssp. gabrielense (San Antonio Canyon bedstraw)
    angustifolium ssp. gracillimum (Slender bedstraw)
    angustifolium ssp. jacinticum (San Jacinto Mountains bedstraw)

    angustifolium ssp. nudicaule (Naked-stem bedstraw)
    aparine (Annual bedstraw)
    bifolium
(Twinleaf bedstraw)
    buxifolium
(Boxwood-leaved bedstraw)
    californicum ssp. flaccidum
(California bedstraw)
    californicum ssp. miguelense
(San Miguel Island bedstraw)
    catalinense
(Catalina Island bedstraw)
    hallii
(Nodding bedstraw)
    hilendiae ssp. hilendiae (Hilend's bedstraw)
    jepsonii (Jepson's bedstraw)
    johnstonii (Johnston's bedstraw)
    murale (Tiny bedstraw)*
    nuttallii ssp. insulare
(Nuttall's island bedstraw)
    nuttallii ssp. nuttallii
(Climbing bedstraw)
    parishii (Parish's bedstraw)
    parisiense (Wall bedstraw)*
    porrigens var. porrigens (Graceful bedstraw)
    stellatum (Star-flowered bedstraw)
    trifidum ssp. columbianum (Sprawling three-petal bedstraw)
    trifidum ssp. subbiflorum (Dwarf three-petal bedstraw)

    wrightii
(Wright's bedstraw)
Galvezia speciosa, see Gambelia speciosa
Gambelia speciosa
(Showy island snapdragon)
Gamochaeta ustulata (Purple cudweed)
Garrya
    elliptica
(Coast silktassel)
    flavescens (Ashy silktassel)
    fremontii (Fremont's silktassel)
    veatchii (Canyon silktassel)
Gastridium
    phleoides
(Nit grass)*
    ventricosum, see Gastridium phleoides

Gaura
    coccinea, see Oenothera suffrutescens
    sinuata, see Oenothera sinuosa
Gayophytum
    diffusum ssp. parviflorum
(Small-flowered groundsmoke)
    heterozygum (Zig-zag groundsmoke)
    oligospermum (Pinegrove groundsmoke)
Genista
    linifolia
(Mediterranean broom)*
    monspessulana (French broom)*
Gentiana fremontii
(Moss gentian)
Gentianella amarella ssp. acuta
(Autumn dwarf gentian)
Gentianopsis simplex (One-flowered fringed gentian)
Geraea canescens
(Desert sunflower)
Geranium
    californicum
(California geranium)
    carolinianum
(Carolina geranium)
    dissectum
(Cutleaf geranium)*
    molle (Dovefoot geranium)*
    rotundifolium (Roundleaf geranium)*
Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum (Large-leaved avens)
Gilia
    aliquanta ssp. aliquanta
(Puff-calyx gilia)
    aliquanta ssp. breviloba
(Western gilia)
    angelensis
(Chaparral gilia)
    australis, see Saltugilia australis
    brecciarum ssp. brecciarum
(Nevada gilia)
    brecciarum ssp. neglecta
(Argus gilia)
    campanulata, see Linanthus campanulatus
    cana ssp. bernardina (San Bernardino showy gilia)
    cana ssp. speciformis
(Showy gilia)
    cana ssp. triceps
(Three-headed showy gilia)
    capitata ssp. abrotanifolia
(Globe gilia)
    caruifolia, see Saltugilia caruifolia
    clokeyi (Clokey's gilia)
    diegensis (San Diego gilia)
    filiformis, see Linanthus filiformis
    hutchinsifolia, see Aliciella hutchinsifolia
    jacens (Decumbent gilia)
    latiflora ssp. cuyamensis
(Cuyama gilia)
    latiflora ssp. davyi (Davy gilia)
    latiflora ssp. latiflora
(Broad-flowered gilia)
    latifolia, see Aliciella latifolia ssp. latifolia
    leptantha ssp. leptantha (Fine-flower gilia)
    leptantha ssp. purpusii
(Purpus's gilia)
    leptantha ssp. transversa
(Transverse fine-flower gilia)
    maculata, see Linanthus maculatus
    minor
(Little gilia)
    modocensis
(Modoc gilia)
    ochroleuca ssp. bizonata (Banded volcanic gilia)
    ochroleuca ssp. exilis (Slender volcanic gilia)
    ochroleuca ssp. ochroleuca
(Volcanic gilia)
    ochroleuca ssp. vivida
(San Gabriel Mountains gilia)
    ophthalmoides (Eyed gilia)
    scopulorum (Rock gilia)
    sinuata
(Rosy gilia)
    splendens ssp. grantii, see Saltugilia splendens ssp. grantii
    splendens ssp. splendens, see Saltugilia ssp. splendens

    stellata (Star gilia)
    transmontana (Transmontane gilia)
    tricolor ssp. diffusa (Birdseye gilia)
    triodon, see Aliciella triodon

Githopsis
    diffusa ssp. candida
(White-flowered bluecup)
    diffusa ssp. diffusa
(San Gabriel bluecup)
Glebionis coronaria
(Garland chrysanthemum)*
Glechoma hederacea
(Ground ivy)*
Glossopetalon spinescens var. aridum
(Spiny greasebush)

Glyceria elata
(Fowl mannagrass)
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
(Wild licorice)
Glyptopleura marginata (Keysia)
Gnaphalium
    bicolor, see Pseudognaphalium biolettii

    californicum, see Pseudognaphalium californicum
    canescens ssp. beneolens, see Pseudognaphalium beneolens
    canescens ssp. microcephalum, see Pseudognaphalium microcephalum
    canescens ssp. thermale, see Pseudognaphalium thermale
    luteo-album, see Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum
    palustre (Lowland cudweed)
    purpureum, see Gamochaeta ustulata
    ramosissimum, see Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum
    stramineum, see Pseudognaphalium stramineum
Grayia spinosa (Spiny hopsage)
Grindelia
    camporum (Gumplant)
    hallii (San Diego gumplant)
    hirsutula (Hairy gumplant)
    stricta var. platyphylla (Coastal gumplant)

Grusonia parishii
(Mat cholla)
Guillenia lasiophylla, see Caulanthus lasiophyllus

Gutierrezia
    californica
(California matchweed)
    microcephala (Sticky snakeweed)
    sarothrae
(Broom snakeweed)

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