UPPER NEWPORT BAY ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
2002/2004/2006/2010
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Alkali weed
Cressa truxillensis
Convolvulaceae
 
 



 
California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Papaveraceae

[Named for Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz, 1793-1831]
  Yellow water-weed *
Ludwigia peploides
Onagraceae
[Named for Christian Gottlieb Ludwig, 1709-1773]

Here are some of the things Wikipedia has to say about Ludwigia peploides: “It is well known as a troublesome aquatic noxious weed that invades water ecosystems and can clog waterways. It is native to many parts of the Americas, but can be found on many continents and spreads easily to become naturalized. It is considered the most invasive alien aquatic plant in France. It has spread all across the country at such alarming rates that it has been assigned to the German Black List of invasive species. Other counties are also wary of this incredibly invasive species so there has been a ban on the trade of L. peploides in France, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. In Europe, Ludwigia peploides is included since 2016 in the list of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern. This implies that this species cannot be imported, cultivated, transported, commercialized, planted, or intentionally released into the environment in the whole of the European Union. The reason these plants are scattered all over the globe is because Ludwigia can be generated during all seasons just from fragments of stems or rhizomes. They can be broken as easily by wind, water flow or animals. Lugwigia peploides has the ability to double its biomass from broken particles in 15 to 90 days. This also allows the species to continue to thrive in habitats and regions where sexual reproduction cannot occur.“ The Jepson eflora only adds in an understatement: “May be serious wetland weed.”



   
Coyote brush
Baccharis pilularis ssp. consanguinea
Asteraceae


 
Coast goldenbush
Isocoma menziesii var. vernonioides
Asteraceae




 
Fremont's cottonwood
Populus fremontii ssp. fremontii
Salicaceae

[Named after the "Pathfinder," John Charles Frémont, 1813-1890]
   
Coast cholla
Cylindropuntia prolifera
Cactaceae
 


 
Five-hook bassia *
Bassia hyssopifolia
Chenopodiaceae



   
Crystalline iceplant *
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Aizoaceae

[Listed in Bob Mun's Flora of Upper Newport Bay as Gasoul crystallinum]


 
Sweet fennel *
Foeniculum vulgare
Apiaceae



 
 
 
Garland chrysanthemum *
Chrysanthemum coronarium
Asteraceae



Marsh jaumea
Jaumea carnosa
Asteraceae
 

 
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