Plant List for Fish Canyon

The following list has been compiled by Dan Simpson and Michael Charters based on their personal observations on many visits, and supplemented by the work done as mentioned below by Scott White and Pam DeVries. This list will be added to as further species are located. Photographs in Fish Canyon were taken on 5/7/05, 6/9/05, 5/10/13, 2/23/15, 2/27/15, 3/3/15, 3/13/15, 3/19/15, 3/23/15 and 3/30/15.

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Plant list updated 4/22/15


(Names followed by V were vouchered May 18, 2000 by Scott White and Pam DeVries)
{Names followed by ? are uncertain id’s by me)

*African cornflag (Chasmanthe floribunda)
*American agave (Agave americana)
*Annual bedstraw (Galium aparine)
*Australian brass-buttons (Cotula australis) (V)
Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii)
*Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae)
Bigcone spruce (Pseudotsuga macrocarpa)
Bigelow’s spike-moss (Selaginella bigelovii)
Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)
*Bittercress (Cardamine oligosperma)
*Black medick (Medicago lupulina)
Black sage (Salvia mellifera)
Blue dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum)
Bolander’s woodland star (Lithophragma bolanderi)
*Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea sp.) (NEEDS CONFIRMATION)
Branching phacelia (Phacelia ramosissima)
Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa)
*Bur-chervil (Anthriscus caucalis)
Bush mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus)
Bush or sticky monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus var. ?)
California ash (Fraxinus dipetala)
California-aster (Corethrogyne filaginifolia)
California bay (Umbellaria californica)
California brickellbush (Brickellia californica)
California chicory (Rafinesquia californica)
California everlasting (Pseudognaphalium californicum)
California goldenrod (Solidago velutina ssp. californica) (~)
California lace fern (Aspidotis californica)
California polypody (Polypodium californicum)
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
California sagebrush (Artemisia californica)
California saxifrage (Micranthes californicum)
California thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. californicum)
Canyon dodder (Cuscuta subinclusa)
Canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis)
Canyon sweet pea (Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus)
Canterbury bells (Phacelia minor)
*Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata)
*Castor bean (Ricinus communis)
Caterpillar phacelia (Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida)
Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum var. fasciculatum)
Chaparral currant (Ribes malvaceum var. viridifolium)
Chaparral yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei)
*Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Chicory-leaved stephanomeria (Stephanomeria cichoriacea)
Climbing milkweed (Funastrum cynanchoides var. hartwegii)
Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia)
Coastal lotus (Acmispon maritimus var. maritimus)
Coastal wood fern (Dryopteris arguta)
Coffeeberry (Frangula californica var. californica) 
Coffee fern (Pellaea andromedifolia)
Collar lupine (Lupinus truncatus)
*Common beggar-ticks (Bidens pilosa)
Common deerweed (Acmispon glaber var. glaber)
Common eucrypta (Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. chrysanthemifolia)
*Common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
Common sunflower (Helianthus anuus)
Creek monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
Dudley’s clarkia (Clarkia dudleyana) (V)
*Edible fig (Ficus carica)
Elegant clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata)
Fairy lantern (Calochortus albus)
Farewell-to-spring (Clarkia bottae)
Feltleaf everlasting (Pseudognaphalium microcephalum)
*Field hedge parsley (Torilis arvensis)
Foothill penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus)
*Fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum)
Fringe-pod (Thysanocarpus curvipes)
Giant blazing star (Mentzelia laevicaulis)
Giant stipa (Stipa coronata)
Globe gilia (Gilia capitata ssp. abrotanifolia)
Goldback fern (Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis)
Golden stars (Bloomeria crocea var. crocea)
*Goldentop grass (Lamarckia aurea)
Golden yarrow (Eriophyllum confertiflorum  var. confertiflorum)
Goodding’s black willow (Salix gooddingii)
Hairy bush monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens)
Hairy ceanothus (Ceanothus oliganthus var. oliganthus)
Heartleaf penstemon (Keckiella cordifolia)
*Hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
Hillside gooseberry (Ribes californicum var. hesperium)
*Himalaya-berry (Rubus armeniacus)
Hoary fuchsia (Epilobium canum ssp. canum)
Hollyleaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia)
Hollyleaf redberry (Rhamnus ilicifolia)
Humboldt lily (Lilium humboldtii)
Indian milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa)
*Italian thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus)
*Jade (Crassula ovata)
*Ladder brake (Pteris vittata)
Lanceleaf dudleya (Dudleya lanceolata)
Large-flowered cryptantha (Cryptantha intermedia)
Large-flowered phacelia (Phacelia grandiflora)
Laurel sumac (Malosma laurina)
Leafy buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum)
Lemonadeberry (Rhus integrifolia)
Longstalk phacelia (Phacelia longipes)
Longstem buckwheat (Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum)
Low canyon dudleya (Dudleya cymosa ssp. pumila)
Maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris)
Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri)
Mexican elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea)
Mexican pink (Silene laciniata ssp. laciniata)
Milkmaids (Cardamine californica)
Miner’s lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata ssp. ?)
Mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides)
Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana)
Mulefat (Baccharis salicifolia)
Mustard evening primrose [aka California suncup] (Eulobus californicus)
Narrow-leaved bedstraw (Galium angustifolium)
*Oleander (Nerium oleander)
*Oriental mustard (Sisymbrium orientale)
Ornamental yucca
Peninsular onion (Allium peninsulare var. peninsulare
*Periwinkle (Vinca major)
*Peruvian pepper (Schinus molle)
*Petty spurge (Euphorbia peplus)
Pipestems (Clematis lasiantha)
Plummer’s mariposa lily (Calochortus plummerae)
Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)
*Prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola)
Purple nightshade (Solanum xanti)
*Red brome (Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens) (?)
Red-gland spurge (Chamaesyce melanadenia)
*Redstem filaree (Erodium cicutarium)
*Ripgut brome (Bromus diandrus)
*Rough cat's ear (Hypochaeris radicata)
Sacapellote (Acourtia microcephala)
Sacred datura (Datura wrightii)
San Gabriel mountains dudleya (Dudleya densiflora)
San Gabriel river dudleya (Dudleya cymosa ssp. crebrifolia) (V)
Sapphire woolstar (Eriastrum sapphirinum)
Scarlet larkspur (Delphinium cardinale)
Scarlet monkeyflower (Mimulus cardinalis)
Scrub oak (sp?)
Shiny lomatium (Lomatium lucidum)
Short-leaved cliff aster (Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia)
*Shortpod mustard (Hirshfeldia incana)
Short-winged deerweed (Acmispon glaber var. brevialatus)
Showy penstemon (Penstemon spectabilis) (SEEN ON TRAIL UP VAN TASSEL RIDGE)
Silver puffs (Uropappus lindleyi)
*Slender oats (Avena barbata)
*Smooth cat’s ear (Hypochaeris glabra)
Snakeroot (Sanicula arguta) (V)
*Sourclover (Melilotus indicus)
Southern california morning glory (Calystegia macrostegia var. arida)
Southern gilia (Saltugilia australis)
Southern honeysuckle (Lonicera subspicata var. denudata)
*Sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
*Spanish broom (Spartium junceum)
Spreading larkspur (Delphinium patens ssp. hepaticoideum)
Stickleaf (Mentzelia micrantha)
Stinging lupine (Lupinus hirsutissimus)
Strigose lotus (Acmispon strigosus)
Sugarbush (Rhus ovata)
*Tamarisk (ramosissima has been vouchered)
Tejon cryptantha (Cryptantha microstachys) (V)
Telegraph weed (Heterotheca grandiflora)
Thickleaf yerba santa (Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium)
*Thoroughwort (Ageratina adenophora)
Threadstem (Pterostegia drymarioides)
*Tocalote (Centaurea melitensis)
Tower mustard (Turritis glabra)
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)
*Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
*Tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca)
Tufted poppy (Eschscholzia caespitosa)
Turkey pea (Sanicula tuberosa)
Two-tone everlasting (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)
Vasey’s prickly pear (Opuntia Xvaseyi)
Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Western sycamore (Platanus racemosa)
Western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum)
White alder (Alnus rhombifolia)
White hedge-nettle (Stachys albens)
White nightshade (Solanum douglaii)
White pincushion (Chaenactis artemisiifolia) (SEEN ON TRAIL UP VAN TASSEL RIDGE)
White sage (Salvia apiana)
*White sweetclover (Melilotus albus)
Wild cucumber (Marah macrocarpa)
wild oxalis (Oxalis californica) (Reported by Dan S.)
Wild peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii)
*Windmill pink (Silene gallica)
Wishbone bush (Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia)
Woodland star (Lithophragma affine) (V)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yellow pincushion (Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula)