Plants

Native Plants of Albany Hill, Cerrito Creek (between San Pablo Ave. and Pierce St.), and Creekside Park
Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California

Prepared in 1995, updated in 1999 by Barbara Ertter
Edited October, 2019 by Carole Fitzgerald and Dyana Vukovich

Ferns And Fern Allies

ADIANTUM JORDANII California maidenhair fern
DRYOPTERIS ARGUTA shield fern
EQUISETUM TELMATEIA ssp. BRAUNII giant horsetail
PENTAGRAMMA TRIANGULARIS ssp. TRIANGULARIS goldenback fern
POLYPODIUM CALIRHIZA polypody
POLYSTICHUM MUNITUM western sword fern
PTERIDIUM AQUILINUM var. PUBESCENS bracken fern

Trees And Shrubs

AESCULUS CALIFORNICA California buck-eye
ALNUS RHOMBIFOLIA white alder
ARTEMISIA CALIFORNICA California sagebrush
BACCHARIS PILULARIS coyote bush
CORYLUS CORNUTA var. CALIFORNICA California hazel-nut
GRINDELIA STRICTA var. ANGUSTIFOLIA marsh gumplant
HETEROMELES ARBUTIFOLIA toyon
LONICERA HISPIDULA var. VACILLANS California honeysuckle
MIMULUS AURANTIACUS bush (or sticky) monkeyflower
PLATANUS RACEMOSA western sycamore
PRINUS SUBCORDATA Sierra plum
QUERCUS AGRIFOLIA var. AGRIFOLIA coast live oak
RIBES CALIFORNICUM var. CALIFORNICUM hillside gooseberry
RIBES MALVACEUM var. MALVACEUM pink flowering currant
ROSA CALIFORNICA California rose
ROSA CALIFORNICA (ORTHACANTHA VARIANT) straight-thorn rose
ROSA GYMNOCARPA wood rose
ROSA CALIFORNICA var. NUTKANA Nootka rose
RUSUS URSINUS California blackberry
SALIX LAEVIGATA red willow
SALIX LASIOLEPIS var. LASIOLEPIS arroyo willow
SALIX LASIOLEPIS var. BIGELOVII Bigelow’s willow
SAMBUCUS MEXICANA blue elderberry
SYMPHORICARPOS ALBUS var. LAEVIGATUS bush snowberry
SYMPHORICARPOS MOLLIS creeping snowberry
TOXICODENDRON DIVERSILOBUM poison-oak

Herbaceous Plants

ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM yarrow
ACMISPON PARVIFLORUS little trefoil
ACMISPON WRANGELIANUS common trefoil
AGOSERIS GRANDIFLORA large-flowered agoseris
ANAPHALIS MARGARITACEA pearly everlasting
ANGELICA TOMENTOSA California angelica
ARTEMISIA DOUGLASIANA Douglas mugwort
ATRIPLEX TRIANGULARIS spearscale
BARBAREA ORTHOCERAS wintercress
BRODIAEA ELEGANS ssp. ELEGANS harvest brodiaea
CALYSTEGIA PURPURATA ssp. PURPURATA wild morning-glory
CALYSTEGIA SUBACAULIS ssp. SUBACAULIS hill morning-glory
CARDAMINE OLIGOSPERMA bittercress
CHLOROGALUM POMERIDIANUM var. POMERIDIANUM soap plant, amole
CLAYTONIA PARVIFLORA narrow-leaf miner’s lettuce
CLAYTONIA PERFOLIATA broad-leaf miner’s lettuce
CORALORRHIZA MACULATA spotted coralroot orchid
CYNOGLOSSUM GRANDE California hound’s-tongue
DICHELOSTEMMA CAPITATUM ssp. CAPITATUM blue-dicks
DICHELOSTEMMA CONGESTUM ookow
DRYMOCALLIS GLANDULOSA var. WRANGELLIANA Coast wood-beauty
EPILOBIUM BRACHYACARPUM annual willow-herb
EPILOBIUM CILIATUM ssp. CILIATUM water willow-herb
ERIGERON CANADENSIS [CONYZA] horseweed
ERIGERON FOLIOSUS var. FRANCISCENSIS Franciscan daisy
ERIOGONUM NUDUM var. AURICULATUM wild buckwheat
ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA California poppy
EURYBIA RADULINA broad-leaf aster
GALIUM APARINE bedstraw, goose-grass
GAMOCHAETA USTULATA purple cudweed
GNAPHALIUM CANESCENS slender cudweed
GNAPHALIUM RAMOSISSIMUM pink cudweed
GNAPHALIUM STRAMINEUM cudweed
GRINDELIA HIRSUTULA var. HIRSUTULA gumweed
HERACLEUM LANATUM cow-parsnip
HETEROTHECA SESSILIFLORA ssp. BOLANDERI Bolander golden-aster
HORKELIA CALIFORNICA ssp. CALIFORNICA coast horkelia
LATHYRUS VESTITUS var. VESTITUS Pacific pea
LEPIDIUM STRICTUM pepper-grass
LOMATIUM CARUIFOLIUM var. CARUIFOLIUM caraway-leaf lomatium
LUPINUS BICOLOR dove lupine
LUPINUS FORMOSUS summer lupine
LUPINUS LATIFOLIUS var. LATIFOLIUS wood lupine
MADIA sp. tarweed
MARAH FABACEUS manroot, wild cucumber
MIMULUS GUTTATUS yellow monkeyflower
MONARDELLA VILLOSA ssp. VILLOSA coyote mint
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE watercress
NEMOPHILA HETEROPHYLLA nemophila
OSMORHIZA CHILENSIS wood cicely
PERIDERIDIA KELLOGGII yampah
PERSICARIA PUNCTATA water smartweed
PHACELIA MALVIFOLIA mallow-leaf phacelia
PIPERIA MICHAELII Michael’s rein orchid
PSEUDOGNAPHALIUM CALIFORNICUM California cudweed
RANUNCULUS CALIFORNICUS California buttercup
SALICORNIA VIRGINICA pickleweed
SANICULA BIPINNATIFIDA purple sanicle
SANICULA CRASSICAULIS Pacific sanicle
SCROPHULARIA CALIFORNICA ssp. CALIFORNICA California figwort
SIDALCEA MALVIFLORA ssp. MALVIFLORA checker mallow
SISYRINCHIUM BELLUM blue-eyed-grass
SOLANUM AMERICANUM American nightshade
SOLIDAGO CALIFORNICA California goldenrod
STACHYS AJUGOIDES ssp. RIGIDA hedge nettle
SYMPHYOTRICHUM CHILENSIS Douglas aster
TARAXIA OVATA sun cup
TAUSCHIA HARTWEGII tauschia
THALICTRUM FENDLERI var. POLYCARPUM Fendler’s meadow-rue
TRIFOLIUM GRACILENTUM slender clover
TRIFOLIUM MICROCEPHALUM small-head clover
TRIFOLIUM WILDENOVII tomcat clover
TRILLIUM CHLOROPETALUM giant trillium
TRITELEIA LAXA Ithuriel’s spear
TYPHA ANGUSTIFOLIA narrow-leaf cattail
TYPHA LATIFOLIA common cattail
VICIA AMERICANA var. AMERICANA American vetch
VIOLA PEDUNCULATA johnny-jump-up
WYETHIA ANGUSTIFOLIA narrowleaf mule’s-ear

Grasses And Grass-Like Plants

AGROSTIS PALLENS leafy bentgrass
BROMUS CARINATUS var. CARINATUS California brome
CALAMAGROSTIS RUBESCENS pine grass
CAREX MULTICOSTATA many-ribbed sedge
CAREX TUMULICOLA “deerbed” sedge
CYPERUS ERAGROSTIS nut-grass
DANTHONIA CALIFORNICA var. CALIFORNICA California oatgrass
DESCHAMPSIA ELONGATA slender hairgrass
ELYMUS GLAUCUS ssp. GLAUCUS blue wildrye
ELYMUS MULTISETUS squirreltail
FESTUCA RUBRA red fescue
JUNCUS BUFONIUS var. BUFONIUS toad rush
JUNCUS BUFONIUS var. CONGESTUS congested toad rush
JUNCUS PATENS blue rush
JUNCUS XIPHIOIDES iris-leaved rush
KOELERIA MACRANTHA junegrass
LEYMUS TRITICOIDES creeping wildrye
MELICA CALIFORNICA California melic
MELICA TORREYANA Torrey’s melic
NASSELLA LEPIDA foothill needlegrass
NASSELLA PULCHRA purple needlegrass
PASPALUM DISTICHUM water knotgrass
TRILLIUM CHLOROPETALUM giant trillium
TRISETUM CANESCENS trisetum

Reported As Present In 1968; Not Currently Documented

APIASTRUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM wild-celery
AQUILEGIA FORMOSA western columbine
ATHYRIUM FELIX-FEMINA var. CYCLOSORUM western lady fern
BALSAMORHIZA sp. balsamroot
CALYSTEGIA OCCIDENTALIS ssp. OCCIDENTALIS western morning-glory
FESTUCA CALIFORNICA California fescue
RHAMNUS CALIFORNICA ssp. CALIFORNICA coffee-berry

Reported As Present In 1990; Not Observed Recently

BROMUS LAEVIPES woodland brome
CARDAMINE CALIFORNICA milkmaids
CIRSIUM BREVISTYLUM Indian thistle
GALIUM PORRIGENS var. PORRIGENS climbing bedstraw
GLYCERIA LEPTOSTACHYA mannagrass
LITHOPHRAGMA AFFINE woodland-star
POLYGONUM LAPATHIFOLIUM willow-weed
RUMEX SALICIFOLIUS var. TRANSITORIUS willow dock
SMILACINA RACEMOSA false solomon’s seal
VERONICA AMERICANA American speedwell or brooklime
ZANNICHELLIA PALUSTRIS horned pondweed