Southern California Wildflowers
Latin names M-N

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



Machaeranthera
    arida, see Arida arizonica
    asteroides var. asteroides, see Dieteria asteroides var. asteroides
    asteroides var. lagunensis, see Dieteria asteroides var. lagunensis
    canescens var. canescens, see Dieteria canescens var. canescens
    canescens var. leucanthemifolia, see Dieteria canescens var. leucanthemifolia
    canescens var. ziegleri, see Dieteria canescens var. ziegleri
    gracilis, see Xanthisma gracile
Madia
    elegans
(Common madia)
    exigua (Threadstem madia)
    glomerata
(Mountain madia)
    gracilis (Sticky madia)
    minima, see Hemizonella minima
Maianthemum
    racemosum
(False solomon's seal)
    stellatum (Star-flowered false solomon's seal)
Malacothamnus
    aboriginum
(Indian Valley bush mallow)
    clementinus
(San Clemente Island bush mallow)
    densiflorus (Yellow-stemmed bush mallow)
    fasciculatus var. fasciculatus
(Bush mallow)
    fasciculatus var. nesioticus (Santa Cruz Island bush mallow)
    fremontii (Fremont's bush mallow)
    marrubioides (Pink-flowered bush mallow)
Malacothrix
    californica
(California malacothrix)
    clevelandii
(Annual malacothrix)
    coulteri (Snake's head)
    glabrata (Desert dandelion)
    incana (Dunedelion)
    saxatilis var. implicata (Cliff malacothrix)
    saxatilis var. tenuifolia (Short-leaved cliff aster)
    sonchoides (Yellow saucers)
Malephora crocea
(Red iceplant)*
Malosma laurina
(Laurel sumac)
Malperia tenuis (Brown turbans)
Malva
    assurgentiflora
(Island mallow)
    neglecta
(Common mallow)*
    nicaeensis
(Bull mallow)*
    parviflora (Cheeseweed)*
    pseudolavatera (Cretan mallow)*
Malvella leprosa
(Alkali mallow)
Mammillaria
    dioica
(Strawberry cactus)
    tetrancistra
(Fishhook cactus)

Marah
    fabacea
(California man-root)
    horrida (Sierra man-root)
    macrocarpa (Wild cucumber)
Marina
    orcuttii var. orcuttii
(California marina)
    parryi (Parry's marina)

Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)*
Marsilea vestita ssp. vestita (Clover fern)
Matelea parvifolia (Desert spearleaf)
Matricaria
    discoidea
(Pineapple weed)*

    matricarioides, see Matricaria discoidea
    occidentalis (Valley mayweed)
Matthiola incana (Garden stock)*
Maurandella antirrhiniflora
(Violet twining snapdragon)
Maurandya antirrhiniflora ssp. antirrhiniflora, see Maurandella antirrhiniflora
Meconella denticulata (Small-flowered meconella)
Medicago
    lupulina
(Black medick)*
    polymorpha (California bur-clover)*
    sativa (Alfalfa)*
Melica
    frutescens
(Tall melica)
    imperfecta
(Coast range melic)
    stricta (Rock melic)
Melilotus
    albus
(White sweetclover)*
    indicus (Sourclover)*
    officinalis
(Yellow sweetclover)*
Menodora
    scabra
(Rough menodora)
    spinescens
(Spiny menodora)

Mentha
    arvensis
(Field mint)
    Xpiperita
(Bergamot mint)*
    spicata
(Spearmint)*
Mentzelia
    affinis
(Yellow comet)
    albicaulis (Whitestem blazing star)
    congesta (Clustered blazing star)
    dispersa (Bushy blazing star)
    hirsutissima
(Hairy blazing star)
    involucrata
(Sand blazing star)
    jonesii (Jones' blazing star)
    laevicaulis (Giant blazing star)
    lindleyi (Lindley's blazing star)
    longiloba
(Yerba amarilla)
    micrantha
(Stickleaf)
    montana
(Mountain blazing star)
    multiflora var. longiloba, see Mentzelia longiloba

    obscura
(Pacific blazing star)
    oreophila
(Inyo blazing star)
    polita
(Polished blazing star)
    reflexa
(Reflexed blazing star)
    veatchiana
(Veatch's blazing star)
Mesembryanthemum
    crystallinum
(Crystalline iceplant)*
    nodiflorum (Slender-leaved iceplant)*
Micranthes californica
(California saxifrage)
Micropus californicus var. californicus
(Slender cottonweed)
Microseris douglasii ssp. douglasii (Douglas's microseris)
Microsteris gracilis (Slender phlox)
Mimulus
    androsaceus
(Rockjasmine monkeyflower)
    aurantiacus var. parviflorus (Island bush monkeyflower)
    aurantiacus var. pubescens (Hairy bush monkeyflower)
    aurantiacus var. puniceus
(Bush or sticky monkeyflower)
    bigelovii var. bigelovii (Bigelow's monkeyflower)
    bigelovii var. cuspidatus (Northern desert monkeyflower)
    bolanderi (Bolander's monkeyflower)
    brevipes
(Yellow monkeyflower)
    breweri (Brewer's monkeyflower)
    cardinalis (Scarlet monkeyflower)
    clevelandii (Cleveland's bush monkeyflower)
    congdonii (Congdon's monkeyflower)
    constrictus (Dense-fruited monkeyflower)
    exiguus (San Bernardino Mountains monkeyflower)
    flemingii, see Mimulus aurantiacus var. parviflorus

    floribundus
(Many-flowered monkeyflower)
    fremontii var. fremontii (Fremont's monkeyflower)
    guttatus, see Erythranthe guttata
    inconspicuus (Smallflower monkeyflower)
    johnstonii (Johnston's monkeyflower)
    moschatus (Musk monkeyflower)
    palmeri (Palmer's monkeyflower)
    parishii (Parish's monkeyflower)
    pictus (Calico monkeyflower)
    pilosus (Downy monkeyflower)
    primuloides var. primuloides (Primrose monkeyflower)
    purpureus (Purple monkeyflower)
    rupicola (Death Valley monkeyflower)
    rubellus
(Red-stemmed monkeyflower)
    shevockii
(Kelso Creek monkeyflower)
    suksdorfii
(Suksdorf's monkeyflower)
    tilingii
(Tiling's monkeyflower)

Minuartia
    douglasii
(Douglas's stitchwort)
    nuttallii var. gracilis
(Brittle sandwort)

    pusilla
(Annual sandwort)
Mirabilis
    albida (Dwarf four o'clock)
    bigelovii var. bigelovii, see Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
    bigelovii var. retrorsa, see Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsa
    coccinea (Red four o'clock)
    jalapa var. jalapa (Cultivated four o'clock)*
    laevis var. crassifolia (Wishbone bush)
    laevis var. retrorsa (Retrorse desert four o'clock)
    laevis var. villosa (Bigelow's desert four o'clock)
    multiflora var. pubescens (Giant four o'clock)

    pumila, see Mirabilis albida
    tenuiloba (Slender-lobed four o'clock)
Mohavea
    breviflora
(Lesser mohavea)
    confertiflora (Ghost flower)
Mollugo cerviana (Threadstem carpet-weed)*
Monanthochloe littoralis, see Distichlis littoralis
Monarda pectinata (Bee balm)
Monardella
    australis ssp. australis (Southern monardella)
    australis ssp. cinerea (Gray monardella)
    breweri ssp. lanceolata (Mustang mint)
    exilis (Desert pennyroyal)
    hypoleuca ssp. hypoleuca (White-leaf monardella)
    lanceolata, see Monardella breweri ssp. lanceolata
    linoides ssp. linoides (Flax-leaved monardella)
    linoides ssp. oblonga
(Tehachapi monardella)
    linoides ssp. stricta
(Narrowleaf monardella)
    linoides ssp. viminea, see Monardella viminea
    macrantha ssp. hallii
(Red monardella)
    nana
(Little monardella)
    robisonii (Rock pennyroyal)
    viminea (Willowy monardella)

Monolepis nuttalliana (Nuttall's poverty weed)
Monolopia
    lanceolata
(Common hillside daisy)
    stricta (Crum's monolopia)

Monoptilon
    bellidiforme
(Daisy desertstar)
    bellioides (Desert star)
Montia
    chamissoi
(Toad lily)
    fontana (Water chickweed)

Morella californica (California wax-myrtle)
Mortonia utahensis (Mortonia)
Mucronea californica
(California spineflower)
Muhlenbergia
    filiformis
(Pullup muhly)
    porteri
(Bush muhly)
    richardsonis
(Mat muhly)
    rigens
(Deergrass)
Muilla
    clevelandii, see Bloomeria clevelandii
    coronata (Pink funnel lily)
    maritima
(Common muilla)
Munzothamnus blairii (Blair's munzothamnus)
Myosurus
    apetalus var. montanus
(Bristly mousetail)
    cupulatus (Desert mousetail)

Myrica californica, see Morella californica
Myriophyllum sibiricum
(Siberian milfoil)
Myriopteris
    clevelandii
(Cleveland's lip fern)
    cooperae
(Cooper's lip fern)
    covillei
(Coville's lip fern)
    gracilis
(Slender lip fern)
    newberryi
(Cotton fern)
    parryi
(Parry's lip fern)
    viscida
(Viscid lip fern)
    wootonii
(Wooton's lip fern)

Nama
    californicum
(California fiddleleaf)
    demissa var. covillei
(Coville's purple mat)
    demissa var. demissa
(Purple mat)
    pusilla (Small-leaved nama)
    rothrockii
(Rothrock's nama)
    stenocarpum
(Mud nama)
Nassella
    cernua, see Stipa cernua
    lepida, see Stipa lepida
    pulchra, see Stipa pulchra

Nasturtium officinale
(Watercress)
Navarretia
    atractyloides
(Hollyleaf navarretia)
    breweri
(Brewer's navarretia)
    capillaris
(Miniature gilia)
    fossalis
(Spreading navarretia)
    hamata ssp. hamata
(Hooked navarretia)
    leptalea ssp. bicolor (Bridges' gilia)
    ojaiensis (Ojai navarretia)
    peninsularis (Baja navarretia)
    prostrata (Prostrate navarretia)

Nemacladus
    glanduliferus (Glandular threadplant)
    glanduliferus var. glanduliferus, see Nemacladus glanduliferus
    glanduliferus var. orientalis, see Nemacladus orientalis
    longiflorus var. breviflorus (Desert short-flowered threadplant)
    longiflorus var. longiflorus (Mountain long-flowered threadplant)
    orientalis (Eastern threadplant)
    pinnatifidus (Comb-leaved threadplant)
    ramosissimus (Smallflower threadplant)
    rubescens (Desert threadplant)

    sigmoideus
(Sigmoid threadplant)
    tenuis var. tenuis
(Slender threadplant)
    twisselmannii
(Twisselmann's threadplant)
Nemophila
    maculata
(Fivespot)
    menziesii var. integrifolia (Baby blue eyes)
    menziesii var. menziesii
(Baby blue eyes)
    pedunculata (Meadow nemophila)
    pulchella var. pulchella (Eastwood's baby blue eyes)
    spatulata (Sierra nemophila)
Nepeta cataria
(Catnip) *
Nicolletia occidentalis
(Hole-in-the-sand plant)
Nicotiana
    attenuata
(Coyote tobacco)
    glauca (Tree tobacco)*
    obtusifolia
(Desert tobacco)
    quadrivalvis (Indian tobacco)
Nolina
    bigelovii
(Beargrass)
    cismontana
(Chaparral beargrass)
    interrata
(Dehesa nolina)
    parryi
(Parry's nolina)
Notholaena californica (California cloak fern)
Notholithocarpus densiflorus var. densiflorus (Tanbark oak)
Nuttallanthus texanus (Blue toadflax)

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