Southern California Exotics
Latin names

These are species that are occasionally seen near the beginnings of trails or open places in proximity to populated areas where they are likely to be garden escapes. I include them here because they might be of interest to people who wonder what they are and think they might be native species.


Amaryllis belladona (Naked ladies)
Calliandra californica (Baja fairy duster)
Callistemon sp. (Bottlebrush)
Chasmanthe floribunda (African cornflag)
Commelina benghalensis (Bengal dayflower)
Crassula argentea (Jade plant)
Echium fastuosum (Pride of madeira)
Feijoa sellowiana (Pineapple guava)
Gaillardia sp. (Gaillardia)
Gazania sp. (Gazania)
Hemerocallis sp. (Hemerocallis)
Hibiscus sp. (Hibiscus)
Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag)
Jasminum tortuosum (Twisted jasmine)
Justicea
    aurea
(Brazilian plume)
    brandegeana (Shrimp plant)
Kniphofia uvaria (Red hot poker)
Koelreuteria elegans (Flamegold)
Lantana montevidensis (Lantana)
Limonium sinuatum (Statice)
Lupinus luteus (European yellow lupine)
Lycopersicon esculentum (Common tomato)
Myoporum laetum (Myoporum)
Nerium oleander (Oleander)
Oenothera speciosa (Mexican evening primrose)
Osteospermum ecklonis (African daisy)
Passiflora sp. (Passionflower)
Pelargonium sp. (Pelargonium)
Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem sage)
Pyracantha sp. (Firethorn)
Reinwardtia indica (Yellow flax)
Rhododendron sp. (Azalea)
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
Salvia
    leucantha
(Mexican bush sage)
    leucantha cv. "Midnight"
(Purple Mexican bush sage)
Stenomesson incarnatum (Stenomesson)
Strelitzia reginae (Bird-of-paradise)
Tagetes lemmonii (Mexican bush marigold)
Tecoma stans (Yellow trumpet flower)
Tecomaria capensis (Cape honeysuckle)
Thunbergia gregorii (Orange clock vine )
Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium)
Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)


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