Species List 2020

Here is my running species list for 2020. I’m including those I’ve taken photos of, heard, saw without getting a photo of, or found tracks/scat that I could identify. You can see last year’s species list HERE.

Total Species Identified in 2020: 1,218

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Number of species observed/recorded per month (no duplicates)

Arachnids

  1. Black Cobweb Spider, Steatoda capensis
  2. Bronze Jumping Spider, Eris militaris
  3. California Turret Spider, Antrodiaetus riversi
  4. Goldenrod Crab Spider, Misumena vatia
  5. Hairy Jumping Spider, Habronattus hirsutus [on fennel]
  6. Hammock Spider, Pityohyphantes sp. [a kind of sheet weaver]
  7. Harvestman, Protolophus singularis
  8. House Pseudoscorpion, Chelifer cancroides
  9. Orb-Weaver Spider, Aculepeira sp.
  10. Sheet Weaver Spiders, Family: Linyphiidae
  11. Swift Crab Spider, Mecaphesa celer
  12. Trashline Orb Weaver Spider, Cyclosa conica
  13. Western Black Widow Spider, Latrodectus hesperus
  14. White Crab Spider, Thomisus spectabilis

Birds

  1. Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus
  2. American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana
  3. American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
  4. American Coot, Fulica americana
  5. American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
  6. American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
  7. American Robin, Turdus migratorius
  8. American Wigeon, Anas Americana
  9. American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  10. Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna
  11. Ash-Throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens
  12. Audubon’s Warbler, Setophaga coronata auduboni
  13. Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  14. Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
  15. Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon
  16. Bewick’s Wren, Thryomanes bewickii
  17. Black-Crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
  18. Black-Headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus
  19. Black-Necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
  20. Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
  21. Blue-Winged Teal, Anas discors
  22. Brewer’s Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus
  23. Brown-Headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
  24. Buff Orpington Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var Orpington
  25. Bufflehead Duck, Bucephala albeola
  26. Bullock’s Oriole, Icterus bullockii
  27. Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia
  28. Bushtit, American Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus
  29. Cackling Goose, Branta hutchinsii
  30. California Quail, Callipepla californica
  31. California Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica
  32. California Towhee, Melozone crissalis
  33. Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
  34. Cayuga Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Cayuga
  35. Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
  36. Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera
  37. Clark’s Grebe, Aechmophorus clarkii [black above eye]
  38. Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  39. Common Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
  40. Common Gallinule, Gallinula galeata
  41. Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
  42. Common Raven, Corvus corax
  43. Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
  44. Cooper’s Hawk, Acipiter cooperii
  45. Crested Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Crested
  46. Dark-Eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
  47. Domestic Chicken, Gallus gallus var. domesticus
  48. Domestic Swan Goose, Chinese Goose, Anser cygnoides domesticus [white or gray, knob on forehead]
  49. Double-Crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auratus
  50. Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
  51. Dunlin, Calidris alpina
  52. Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
  53. European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
  54. Gadwall duck, Mareca Strepera
  55. Golden Crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla
  56. Graylag Goose, Anser anser
  57. Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
  58. Great Egret, Ardea alba
  59. Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
  60. Great-Tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus
  61. Greater White-Fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
  62. Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
  63. Green Heron, Butorides virescens
  64. Green-Winged Teal, Anas carolinensis
  65. Greylag Goose, Anser anser
  66. Hairy Woodpecker, Leuconotopicus villosus [long bill]
  67. Herring Gull, Larus argentatus [spot on bill, gray legs, pale eye]
  68. House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
  69. House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
  70. House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
  71. Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus
  72. Killdeer, Charadrius vociferous
  73. Lesser Goldfinch, Spinus psaltria
  74. Lincoln’s Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii
  75. Long-Billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus
  76. Mallard duck, Anas platyrhynchos
  77. Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
  78. Merlin, Falco columbarius
  79. Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
  80. Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata domestica
  81. Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
  82. Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
  83. Northern Harrier, Marsh Hawk, Circus hudsonius
  84. Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
  85. Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
  86. Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
  87. Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Picoides nuttallii
  88. Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus
  89. Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, Empidonax difficilis
  90. Pekin Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Pekin
  91. Peregrine Falcon, Wek-Wek, Falco peregrinus
  92. Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens
  93. Pied-Billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
  94. Pigeon, Domestic Pigeon, Columba livia domestica
  95. Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
  96. Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
  97. Red-Shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
  98. Red-Tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
  99. Red-Winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
  100. Ring-Billed Gull, Larus delawarensis [ black ring, light eye, yellow legs]
  101. Ring-Necked Duck, Aythya collaris
  102. Ring-Necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
  103. Rio Grande Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo intermedia
  104. Ross’s Goose, Chen rossii
  105. Rough-Legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus [ID not certain]
  106. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
  107. Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
  108. Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
  109. Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
  110. Say’s Phoebe, Sayornis saya
  111. Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
  112. Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
  113. Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
  114. Sora, Porzana carolina
  115. Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
  116. Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus
  117. Steller’s Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri
  118. Swainson’s Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
  119. Swedish Blue Duck, Anas platyrhynchos domesticus var. Swedish Blue
  120. Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
  121. Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor
  122. Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus
  123. Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
  124. Western Bluebird, Sialia Mexicana
  125. Western Gull, Larus occidentalis [spot on bill, pink legs, orange circle around eye]
  126. Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis [black through eye]
  127. Western Kingbird, Tyrant Flycatcher, Tyrannus verticalis
  128. Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
  129. Western Screech Owl, Megascops kennicottii
  130. White-Breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
  131. White-Faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi
  132. White-Crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
  133. White Tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
  134. Wilson’s Snipe, Gallinago delicata
  135. Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
  136. Yellow-Billed Magpie, Pica nuttalli
  137. Yellow-Headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Fish

  1. Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
  2. Coho Salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch
  3. Minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus
  4. Koi Fish, Cyprinus carpio
  5. Rainbow Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss
  6. Steelhead, anadromous form of Oncorhynchus mykiss

Fungi, Molds, Slime Molds

  1. Acuminate Ink Cap, Coprinopsis atramentaria var. acuminate [scant veil, bell-shaped cap]
  2. Amber Jelly Fungus, Exidia recisa
  3. Aniseed Funnel Mushroom, Clitocybe odora [smells like licorice]
  4. Apricot Jelly Fungus, Guepinia helvelloides
  5. Artist’s Conk, Ganoderma brownie
  6. Barometer Earthstar fungus, Astraeus hygrometricus
  7. Bicolored Bracket Fungus, Gloeoporus dichrous [white with gray center]
  8. Birds Nest Fungus, Common Bird’s Nest Fungus, Crucibulum laeve
  9. Bird’s Nest Fungus, Woolly Bird’s Nest Fungus, Nidula niveotomentosa
  10. Bishop’s Cap, Coprinellus micaceus
  11. Black-Footed Polypore, Polyporus badius [The Bad-Ass Polypore]
  12. Black Hair Mold, Phycomyces blakesleeanus
  13. Black Jelly Roll fungus, Exidia glandulosa
  14. Blackberry Rust, Rubus Rust Fungus, Phragmidium violaceum
  15. Bleach-Scented Mycena, Mycena leptocephali  [dark, very small mushroom]
  16. Bleeding Mycena, Mycena haematopus
  17. Brown Jelly Fungus, Jelly Leaf, Tremella foliacea
  18. Candlesnuff Fungus, Carbon Antlers, Xylaria hypoxylon [upright, branched, white with a layer of spores; spores release at a touch]
  19. Cavalier Mushroom, Melanoleuca melaleuca
  20. Ceramic Parchment Crust Fungus, Xylobolus frustulatus [brown with gold edges]
  21. Common Funnel, Infundibulicybe gibba
  22. Common Gray Disk Fungus, Mollisia olivascens
  23. Common Ink Cap Mushroom, Coprinopsis atramentaria
  24. Common Jelly Spot fungus, Dacrymyces stillatus
  25. Common Pin Mold, Mucor mucedo
  26. Conifer Mazegill, Gloeophyllum sepiarium
  27. Cowboys Handkerchief, Waxy Cap Mushroom, Hygrophorus eburneus
  28. Crampball Fungus, Daldinia concentrica
  29. Crust fungus, Byssomerulius corium
  30. Crystal Brain Fungus, Granular Jelly Roll, Myxarium nucleatum
  31. Cudweed, California Cudweed, Pseudognaphalium californicum
  32. Cudweed, Jersey Cudweed, Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum
  33. Deadly Galerina, Galerina autumnalis
  34. Deer Shield Mushroom, Pluteus cervinus
  35. Destroying Angel Mushroom, Amanita ocreata
  36. Dryad’s Saddle, Hawk’s Wing, Polyporus squamosus
  37. Earth Tongues, Gelatinodiscus flavidus
  38. Elfin Saddle, Compressed Saddle, Helvella compressa
  39. Fairy Inkcap, Trooping Crumble Cap, Coprinellus disseminates [pale, almost white inkcap mushroom]
  40. Fairy Ring Mushroom, Scotch Bonnet, Marasmius oreades
  41. False Coral Mushroom, Tremellodendron sp.
  42. False Turkey Tail fungus, Stereum complicatum
  43. False Turkey Tail fungus, Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum
  44. False Turkey Tail fungus, Stereum ostrea
  45. Fool’s Funnel, Clitocybe rivulosa [white mushroom with funnel shaped stipe]
  46. Funeral Bell Galerina, Galerina marginata
  47. Garlic Mushroom, Mycetinis scorodonius [pale, very small mushroom], before 2005 was listed as Marasmius scorodonius
  48. Gem-Studded Puffball, Common Puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum
  49. Gilled Polypore, Trametes betulina [yellow tinge]
  50. Giraffe’s Spots Fungus, Peniophora albobadia
  51. Golden Mushroom, Floccularia luteovirens 
  52. Golden Floccularia, Floccularia albolanaripes
  53. Gray Veiled Amanita, Amanita porphyria [large gray/brown mushroom with white gills]
  54. Green Trichoderma Mold, Trichoderma viride 
  55. Hair Ice Fungus, Exidiopsis effuse [not sure of this ID]
  56. Hair Mold, Phycomyces nitens   [has yellow tips]
  57. Honey Fungus, Ringless Honey Fungus, Armarilla tabescens
  58. Honey Fungus, Armillaria mellea
  59. Honey Fungus, Shaggy Cap Honey Fungus, Armillaria sinapina
  60. Horsehair Mushroom, Gymnopus androsaceus
  61. Horsehair Mushroom, Oak-leaf Pinwheel, Gymnopus quercophilus
  62. Jack-o-Lantern, Western Jack-o-Lantern, Omphalotus olivascens
  63. Jelly Spot Jelly Fungus, Dacrymyces chrysospermus
  64. Mazegill Fungus, Daedalea quercina
  65. Mica Cap, Coprinellus micaceus [a kind of ink cap, pale tan cap]
  66. Milky Cap, Hemimycena hirsute [tiny white mushrooms with distant gills]
  67. Mower’s Mushroom, Haymaker Mushroom, Panaeolus foenisecii
  68. Mushroom with gills connecting to stipe; dimple in cap, Arrhenia epichysium
  69. Netted Crust Fungus, Byssomerulius corium, a kind of resupinate fungus, lays flat on the substrate
  70. Oak-loving Gymnopus, Gymnopus dryophilus
  71. Ocre Spreading Tooth Fungus, Steccherinum ochraceum
  72. Orange Bonnet Mushroom, Mycena acicula
  73. Pale Brittlestem, Psathyrella candolleana [looks kind of like an inkcap, pale tan cap with dark gills]
  74. Paltry Puffball, Puffball Fungus, Bovista californica
  75. Pocket-Stalked Russula, Russula cerolens [white stipe and yellow-tan gills]
  76. Poor Man’s Slippery Jack, Suillus fuscotomentosus [sort of looks like a bolete]
  77. Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus
  78. Palomino Cup Fungus, Peziza repanda
  79. Poison Pie Mushroom, Hebeloma crustuliniforme 
  80. Pleated Ink Cap, Parasol Ink Cap, Parasola plicatilis
  81. Pleated Marasmius, Red-Thread Mushroom, Marasmius plicatulus
  82. Purple Core, Bluet, Blewit, Clitocybe nuda (Lepista nuda)
  83. Red-Cracking Bolete, Russian Red, Xerocomellus chrysenteron
  84. Robust Bracket Fungus, Fomitiporia robusta
  85. Scaly Rustgill Mushroom, Gymnopilus sapineus
  86. Shellfish-scented Russula, Russula xerampelina
  87. Silky Piggyback Mushrooms,  Asterophora parasitica
  88. Silky Pink Gill Mushroom, Nolanea sericea (Entoloma sericeum ssp. sericeum) [very dark brown cap with a nipple on top]
  89. Slime Mold, Blue Slime Mold, Badhamia utricularis
  90. Slime Mold, Carnival Candy Slime Mold, Arcyria denudata
  91. Slime Mold, Dog Vomit Slime Mold, Fuligo septica
  92. Slime Mold, Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
  93. Slime Mold, Insect Egg Slime Mold, Badhamia sp.
  94. Slime Mold, Lilac Physarum Slime Mold, Physarum globuliferum
  95. Slime Mold, Many-Headed Slime Mold, Physarum leucopus
  96. Slime Mold, Tan Bullet Slime Mold, Arcyria cinereal
  97. Slime Mold, Trichia sp. [early white stage; each head on a stalk]
  98. Slime Mold, Spotted Trichia Slime Mold, Trichia botrytis
  99. Slime Mold, White Spheroid Slime Mold, Physarum cinereum
  100. Smokey Bracket Fungus, Bjerkandera adusta
  101. Snowy Oysterlings, Cheimonophyllum candidissimum
  102. Split Porecrust, Schizopora paradoxa
  103. Splitgill Fungus, Schizophyllum sp.
  104. Split Gill Fungus, Schizophyllum commune
  105. Stem Rust Fungus, Puccinia evadens [attacks Coyote Brush]
  106. Sulphur Tuft Fungus, Hypholoma fasciculare 
  107. Toothed Crust Fungus, Basidioradulum sp.
  108. Trembling Crust Fungus, Merulius tremellosus [white or orange-tinted, forms brackets, a little bit of a tooth on the underside]
  109. Turkey Tail Fungus, Trametes versicolor
  110. Umbilicated cap mushroom, Arrhenia obscurata
  111. Willow Rust Fungus, Melampsora epitea
  112. White Parachute Marasmius, Marasmiellus candidus
  113. White Cup Fungus, Calyptella capula [no gills]
  114. White Jelly Fungus, Ductifera pululahuana
  115. White Russula, Russula brevipes
  116. White Stubble Rosegill, Volvopluteus gloiocephalusi [white mushroom, slick cap with colored center, pale pink to gills, papery volva]
  117. Witches Butter, Tremella mesenterica
  118. Yellow Fieldcap, Bolbitius titubans
  119. Yellow Knight, Man on Horseback, Tricholoma equestre [large, heavy, yellow mushroom]
  120. Yellow Orb Sac Fungus, Orbilia sp.
  121. Yellow-Staining Milk Cap, Lactarius xanthogalactus [a kind of Russula with a thick reddish cap with a dimple in the center]
  122. ?? Fluffy fungus with gutation, Trichoderma sp.

Galls

  1. Alder Tongue Gall Fungus, Taphrina alni
  2. Ash Flower Gall Mite, Eriophyes fraxinivorus
  3. Beaked Twig Gall Wasp, Disholcaspis plumbella
  4. Bladder Plum Gall fungus, Taphrina pruni
  5. Black Oak Stem Gall Wasp, Zapatella davisae
  6. Cottonwood Leaf Gall Aphid, Pemphigus populivenae
  7. Cottonwood Petiole Gall, Poplar Petiole Gall Aphid, Pemphigus populitransversus
  8. Coyote Brush Bud Gall midge, Rhopalomyia californica
  9. Coyote Brush Rust Gall, Puccinia evadens
  10. Coyote Brush Stem Gall moth, Gnorimoschema baccharisella
  11. Fimbriate Gall Wasp, Andricus opertus [on Valley Oak leaf]
  12. French Broom Gall Mite, Aceria genistae
  13. Fuzzy Gall Wasp galls, Disholcaspis washingtonensi [round faintly fuzzy galls on stems]
  14. Goldenrod Bunch Gall, Goldenrod Floret Gall Midge, Solidago canadensis
  15. Grape Erineum Mite, Colomerus vitis
  16. Grape Phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae [aphid-like insect]
  17. Honey Dew Wasp Gall, Disholcaspis eldoradensis
  18. Irregular Spindle Gall Wasp, Andricus chrysolepidicola [on Blue Oak]
  19. Leaf Gall Wasp/ Unidentified per Russo, Tribe: Cynipidi [on Valley Oak]
  20. Live Oak Erineum Mite gall, Aceria mackiei [kind of looks like rust on the backside of the leaf]
  21. Live Oak Gall Wasp, 1st Generation, Callirhytis quercuspomiformis
  22. Live Oak Gall Wasp, 2nd Generation, Callirhytis quercuspomiformis
  23. Major Willow Gall Midge, Iteomyia major
  24. Manzanita Leaf Gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni
  25. Marginal Leaf Fold Gall Midge, Macrodiplosis erubescens [on margins of leaves of red oaks]
  26. Mistletoe Gall, caused by Mistletoe haustorium growing on a tree
  27. Oak Aphid Leaf-Curl Gall, Tuberculatus annulatus [on Coast Live Oak]
  28. Oak Apple Gall Wasp, Andricus quercuscalifornicus
  29. Peach Leaf Curl Fungus, Taphrina deformans
  30. Pine-Pine Gall Rust, Endocronartium harknessii
  31. Pumpkin Gall Wasp, Dryocosmus minusculus
  32. Round Gall Wasp, Cynips conspicuous [round gall near base of leaf on Valley Oaks,formerly Besbicus conspicuous]
  33. Ruptured Twig Gall Wasp, Callirhytis perdens
  34. Silverpuff Stem Gall Wasp, Antistrophus microseris
  35. Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp, Diplolepis polita [on rose leaves]
  36. Two-Horned Gall Wasp, Dryocosmus dubiosus 
  37. Western American Alder Tongue Gall, Taphrina occidentalis
  38. Willow Apple Gall Sawfly, Pontania californica
  39. Willow Pinecone Gall midge, Rabdophaga strobiloides
  40. Willow Stem Sawfly Gall, Euura exiguae
  41. Willow Tube Gall Midge, Iteomyia sp.
  42. Woolly Oak Aphid Gall, Stegophylla querci [in folded leaves, live oak]

Insects/Arthropods/Hexapods

  1. Acmon Blue Butterfly, Icaricia acmon
  2. American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis
  3. Anise Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio zelicaon
  4. Arizona Mantis, Stagmomantis limbata
  5. Armored Scale Insects, Family: Diaspididae
  6. Arroyo Bluet Damselfly, Enallagma praevarum
  7. Ashy Gray Lady Beetle, Olla v-nigrum [lymph, lion]
  8. Ashy Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria [small, black and white]
  9. Asian Ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis
  10. Assassin Bug, Zelus luridus
  11. Assassin Bug, Four-spurred Assassin Bug, Zelus tetracanthus [ash white color]
  12. Baileya Moth, Bailey sp. [caterpillar] Maybe Baileya dormitans, the Sleeping Baileya [green caterpillar with bold white stripe down the sides]
  13. Big-headed Ground Beetle, Scarites subterraneus [black, shiny, large mandibles] [?? Not sure about this ID]
  14. Black Bean Aphid, Aphis fabae
  15. Black Dancer Caddisfly, Mystacides sepulchralis
  16. Blue Dasher Dragonfly, Pachydiplax longipennis [males blue, teneral males are diluted yellow-tan]
  17. Blue-Eyed Darner Dragonfly, Aeshna multicolor
  18. Bordered Plant Bug, Largus californicus
  19. Bordered Straw Moth, Heliothis peltigera
  20. Braconid wasp, Family: Braconidae
  21. Brown Grass Bug, Irbisia californica
  22. Brown Leafhopper, Family: Cicadellidae
  23. Brown Leather Wing Beetle, Pacificanthia consors
  24. Buffalo Treehopper, Stictocephala alta
  25. Bush Katydid, Fork-Tailed Bush Katydid, Scudderia furcata
  26. Cabbage White butterfly, Pieris rapae
  27. California Angelwing Katydid, Microcentrum californicum
  28. California Bumblebee, Bombus californicus [black face, yellow ruff]
  29. California Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa californica
  30. California Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly, Battus philenor hirsuta
  31. California Praying Mantis, Stagmomantis californica (smallest 2-2.5 inches)
  32. California Ringlet Butterfly, Coenonympha tullia california
  33. Camel Cricket, Superfamily: Rhaphidophoroidea [small, found on trail]
  34. Case-Bearing Leaf Beetle, Cryptocephalus castaneus [tiny, thick bodied]
  35. Chinese Praying Mantis, Tenodera sinensis [largest]
  36. Citron Bug, Leptoglossus gonagra [a kind of leaf-footed bug, red nymphs]
  37. Click Beetle,  Limonius canus [brown]
  38. Clouded Sulphur Butterfly, Colias philodice
  39. Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly, Phoebis sennae
  40. Common Bluet Damselfly, Enallagma cyathigerum
  41. Common Checkered-Skipper, Burnsius communis
  42. Common Green Lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea
  43. Common Greenbottle Fly, Lucilia sericata
  44. Common Tree Cricket, Oecanthus sp.
  45. Common Water Strider, Aquarius remigis
  46. Confusing Petrophila Moth, Petrophila confusalis 
  47. Convergent Lady Beetle, Hippodamia convergens
  48. Cottonwood Twig Borer Beetle, Oberea quadricallosa
  49. Cowpea Aphid, Aphis craccivora [adults dark, babies pink]
  50. Cranefly, Mosquito Hawk, Tipula dietziana
  51. Cricket, Arboreal Camel Cricket, Gammarotettix bilobatus
  52. Cryptopid Centipede, Theatops californiensis
  53. Crown Whitefly, Aleuroplatus coronata
  54. Dagger Moth, Acronicta sp.
  55. Dark-Winged Fungus Gnat, Bradysia sp.
  56. Darker-spotted Straw Moth, Heliothis phloxiphaga
  57. Darkling Beetle, Eleodes scabrosus [pitted pronotum and elytra]
  58. Digger Bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana [mostly turrets]
  59. Dot-lined Angle Moth, Psamatodes abydata
  60. Downy Leather-Winged Beetle Podabrus pruinosus [kind of looks like a Soldier Beetle]
  61. Echo Azure butterfly, Celastrina echo [“typical blues”]
  62. Elder Moth, Achatodes zeae
  63. European Earwig, Common Earwig, Forficula auricularia
  64. European Honeybee, Western Honeybee, Apis mellifera
  65. Fairy Longhorn Moth, Adela flammeusella
  66. False Blister Beetle, Oedemera podagrariae [brown and tan, kind of looks like a Soldier Beetle]
  67. Familiar Bluet Damselfly, Enallagma civile
  68. Feral European Honeybee, Apis mellifera
  69. Flame Skimmer Dragonfly, Libellula saturata
  70. Foothill Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis ssp. orpifex
  71. Fruit-Tree Leafroller Moth, Archips argyrospila
  72. Geometer Moth, Family: Geometridae
  73. Globular Springtail, Ptenothrix marmorata [Technically it’s not an insect, it’s a hexapod. It has internal mouth parts instead of external mouth parts.]
  74. Grass Sharpshooter, Draeculacephala Minerva
  75. Green Leafhopper, Nephotettix virescens
  76. Green Stink Bug, Chinavia hilaris
  77. Harlequin Bug, Murgantia histrionica
  78. Honeysuckle Sawfly, Club-Headed Sawfly, Abia americana [whitish caterpillar with pale grey head]
  79. Horsefly-Like Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis [dark bee with pale eyes]
  80. House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata
  81. Hoverfly, Bird Hoverfly, Eupeodes volucris
  82. Hoverfly, Black-margined Flower Fly, Syrphus opinator
  83. Hoverfly, Common Flower Fly, Syrphus ribesii
  84. Hoverfly, Long-tailed Aphideater, Eupeodes fumipennis
  85. Iceplant Scale, Pulvinariella mesembryanthem
  86. Jalisco Petrophila Moth, Crambid Snout Moth, Petrophila jaliscalis
  87. Lauxaniid Fly, Homoneura occidentalis [yellow fly with reddish eyes, black hairs]
  88. Leaf-Cutter Bee, Megachile sp. 
  89. Leaf-Cutter Bee, Megachile chichimeca
  90. Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus phyllopus
  91. Leafhopper, Gyponana procera
  92. Leafhopper Assassin Bug, Zelus renardii
  93. Lesser Golden Knapweed Fly, Chaetorellia jaceae [tiny pale yellow fly, green eyes, gold lines on wings]
  94. Ligated Furrow Bee, Halictus ligatus [tiny bee, b/w striped abdomen, yellow legs]
  95. Little Black Ant, Monomorium minimum
  96. Long-Jawed Orb Weaver, Tetragnatha sp .
  97. Long-tailed Silverfish, Ctenolepisma longicaudata
  98. Lupin Aphid, Macrosiphum albifrons
  99. Mason Bee, Osmia sp.
  100. Meadow Plant Bug, Lopidea instabilis [red and black]
  101. Meadow Spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius
  102. Mediterranean Katydid, Phaneroptera nana
  103. Mediterranean Praying Mantis, Iris Mantis, Iris oratoria [very narrow ootheca]
  104. Metallic Sweat Bees, Subgenus: Dialictus
  105. Milkweed Assassin Bug, Zelus longipes
  106. Millipede, possibly Gosodesmus claremontus [pinkish, flat back]
  107. Millipede, Ptyoiulus impressus  [dark, rounded back]
  108. Millipede, Rosy Short-Head Millipede, Brachycybe rosea
  109. Mint Moth, Pyrausta aurata [tiny, reddish brown]
  110. Mirid Bug, Thick Sensor Soft Bug, Heterotoma planicornis [small black bug with weird antennae and green legs]
  111. Morrill Lace Bug, Corythucha morrilli
  112. Mosquito, Common House Mosquito, Culex pipiens
  113. Mournful Duskywing Butterfly, Erynnis tristis
  114. Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa
  115. Mud-Dauber Wasps and Allies, Subfamily: Sceliphrinae
  116. Mugwort Aphid, Macrosiphoniella artemisiae [pale green, black legs, red eyes]
  117. Mugwort Weevil, Scaphomorphus longinasus
  118. Nodding Thistle Receptacle Weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus [on thistle]
  119. Non-biting Midges, Family: Chironomidae
  120. Oak Leafroller Moth, Archips semiferana
  121. Obscure Darkling Beetle, Eleodes obscura [striped grooves on elytra]
  122. Oleander Aphid, Aphis nerii
  123. Orange Sulphur Butterfly, Colias eurytheme 
  124. Ornate Checkered Beetle, Trichodes ornatus [black and yellow]
  125. Pacific Forktail Damselfly, Ischnura cervula [males blue, 4 dots on thorax]
  126. Pacific Orange Tip, Sara’s Orange Tip Butterfly, Anthocharis sara
  127. Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa cardui
  128. Paper Wasp, European Paper Wasp, Polistes dominula [black & yellow]
  129. Peridot Sweat Bee, Augochlorella pomoniella
  130. Pink Elongated Springtail, Podura sp.
  131. Plant Bugs, Family: Miridae
  132. Potato Mirid, Closterotomus norwegicus [green]
  133. Privet Leafhopper, Fieberiella florii
  134. Prodocarpus Aphid, Neophyllaphis podocarpi [pink]
  135. Pug Moth, Common Eupithecia Moth, Eupithecia miserulata [lays with its wings open]
  136. Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths, Superfamily: Pyraloidea
  137. Red Admiral Butterfly, Vanessa atalanta [caterpillar]
  138. Red Gum Lerp Psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei
  139. Red-humped Caterpillar Moth, Schizura concinna
  140. Red-Margin Lopidea Bug, Lopidea instabilis
  141. Ribbed Cocoon-Maker Moth, Bucculatrix albertiella
  142. Rove Beetle, Quedius sp. [red-orange][?? Not sure about this ID]
  143. Rusty Tussock Moth, Orgyia antiqua
  144. Saint John’s Wort Beetle, Chrysolina hypericin [metallic gold, blue or copper]
  145. Salt Marsh Moth, Estigmene acrea
  146. Scriptured Leaf Beetle, Pachybrachis sp.
  147. Seven-Spotted Ladybeetle, Coccinella septempunctata [Introduced Species]
  148. Sinuous Snaketail Dragonfly, Ophiogomphus occidentis [club tail, yellow with gray eyes]
  149. Six-spotted Zigzag Lady Beetle, Cheilomenes sexmaculata
  150. Small Honey Ant, Prenolepis imparis
  151. Small Milkweed Bug, Western Small Milkweed Bug, Lygaeus kalmii ssp. kalmii
  152. Snakefly, Agulla adnixa
  153. Snowberry Sawfly, Blennogeneris spissipes
  154. Soft-Winged Flower Beetle, Idgia sp. [kind of look like soldier beetles]
  155. Soldier Fly, Microchrysa sp.
  156. Sooty Dancer Damselfly, Argia lugens
  157. Spined Stilt Bug, Jalysus wickhami [look like tiny Craneflies]
  158. Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata
  159. Spotted Spreadwing Damselfly, Lestes congener
  160. Stream Mayflies, Family: Heptageniidae [exuvia]
  161. Sulphur Tubic Moth, Esperia sulphurella [tiny dark moth with yellow lines]
  162. Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus lineolaris
  163. Termite, Reticulitermes sp.
  164. Tobacco Budworm Moth, Chloridea virescens
  165. Three-lined Potato Beetle, Lema daturaphila
  166. Three-striped Longhorn Fairy Moth, Adela trigrapha
  167. Tripartite Sweat Bee, Halictus tripartitus [tiny, striped abdomen]
  168. Valley Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa varipuncta
  169. Variable Checkerspot Butterfly, Euphydryas chalcedona
  170. Varied Carpet Beetle, Anthrenus verbasci
  171. Velvety Tree Ant, Liometopum occidentale
  172. Vivid Dancer Damselfly, Argia vivida [bands and arrowheads]
  173. Western Carpenter Ant, Camponotus modoc
  174. Western Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus clypealis [zig-zag across the back]
  175. Western Polished Lady Beetle, Cycloneda polita [no spots]
  176. Western Pondhawk Dragonfly, Erythemis collocata [males are blue; females are green]
  177. Western Spotted Orbweaver Spider, Neoscona oaxacensis
  178. Western Sunflower Longhorn Bee, Svastra obliqua ssp. expurgata
  179. Western Tailed-Blue Butterfly, Cupido amyntula
  180. Western Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio rutulus
  181. Western Tussock Moth, Orgyia vetusta
  182. White Checkered-Skipper, Burnsius albescens
  183. White-faced Meadowhawk Dragonfly, Sympetrum obtrusum
  184. Whiteflies, Family: Aleyrodidae
  185. White-winged March Fly, Bibio albipennis [thin black fly with tranluscent white wings]
  186. Widow Skimmer Dragonfly, Libellula luctuosa
  187. Winter Moth, Operophtera brumata [larvae, green inchworm with orange head]
  188. Yellow Dung Fly, Scathophaga stercoraria
  189. Yellow-faced Bumblebee, Bombus vosnesenskii
  190. Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp, Sceliphron caementarium
  191. Yellow-Winged Grasshopper, California Sulphur-Winged Grasshopper, Arphia behrensi
  192. Zebra-Striped Hoverfly, Scaeva pyrastri  

Other Invertebrates (Worms, Snails, Mollusks, etc.)

  1. Asian Clam, Corbicula fluminea [small white/brown freshwater clam]
  2. Common Earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris
  3. Fresh Water Snail, Fluminicola sp.
  4. Garden Snail, Cornu aspersum
  5. Meadow Slug, Badhamia utricularis  [short, fat, stubby slug]
  6. Nematode, unidentified

Lichen on Trees

  1. Bark Rim Lichen, Lecanora chlarotera [looks like Whitewash Lichen but has apothecia]
  2. Beaded Tube Lichen, Hypogymnia apinnata
  3. Beard Lichen, Usnea sp.
  4. Boreal Button Lichen, Buellia disciformis [pale gray to bluish with black apothecia on wood]
  5. Brown-Eyed Shingle Lichen, Pannaria rubiginosa [on trees]
  6. Bumpy Rim-Lichen, Lecanora hybocarpa [hoary with black or brown crater-like apothecia]
  7. California Camouflage Lichen, Melanelixia californica [dark green with brown apothecia, on trees]
  8. California Pore Lichen, Pertusaria californic
  9. Candleflame Lichen, Candelaria concolor [bright yellow, crumbly-looking]
  10. Ceramic Parchment Lichen, Xylobolus frustulatus [hoary or pale brown, flat like parchment]
  11. Common Orange Lichen, Xanthoria parietina [yellow-orange,on wood/trees]
  12. Cottonthread Lichen, Leprocaulon americanum [thin, short threads on wood/trees]
  13. Crabseye Lichen, Ochrolechia subpallescens [creamy colored lichen with white-rimmed pale orange/pink apothecia]
  14. Crescent Frost Lichen, Physconia perisidiosa [green or gray green on trees/wood]
  15. Dimpled Camouflage Lichen, Montanelia tominii [ink black on wood]
  16. Elegant Camouflage Lichen, Melanohalea elegantula [leafy like hoary lichen but much darker gray/black]
  17. Farinose Cartilage Lichen,  Ramalina farinacea [like Oakmoss but very thin branches]
  18. Fishbone Beard Lichen, Usnea filipendula [“boned skeleton”, hairy eyeballs]
  19. Fluffy Dust Lichen, Lepraria finkii [gray-tan dust lichen]
  20. Fluffy Dust Lichen, Pacific Fluffy Dust Lichen, Lepraria pacifica [blue-green dust lichen]
  21. Fringed Wrinkle Lichen, Tuckermanopsis Americana [pale green, brown fringes, on trees]
  22. Frosted Rim Lichen, Lecanora caesiorrubella [light gray with light gray apothecia on wood]
  23. Gold Dust Lichen, Chrysothrix candelaris
  24. Golden Hair-Lichen, Teloschistes flavicans
  25. Golden Shield Lichen, Xanthoria parietina
  26. Gray Lungwort, Lobaria hallii  [gray to green, with soredia on surface]
  27. Green Shield Lichen, Flavoparmelia caperata
  28. Green Shield, Speckled Greenshield, Flavopunctelia flaventior
  29. Herre’s Ragged Lichen, Platismatia herrei
  30. Hoary Lichen, Hoary Rosette, Physcia aipolia
  31. Hooded Rosette Lichen, Physcia adscendens [hairs/eyelashes on the tips of the lobes]
  32. Hooded Sunburst Lichen, Xanthomendoza fallax [leafy, yellow-orange, on trees]
  33. Lace Lichen, Ramalina menziesii
  34. Lung Lichen, Lobaria anthraspis
  35. Mealy Pixie Cup, Cladonia chlorophaea
  36. Nipple Lichen, Pseudothelomma occidentale [hoary-colored nipples with black apothecia]
  37. Oakmoss Lichen, Evernia prunastri [with soredia]
  38. Oregon Sunburst Lichen, Xanthomendoza oregana [yellow/orange thallus bearing granular soredia on the tips and/or underside; looks like leaves with grainy edges]
  39. Pastel Comma Lichen, Arthonia pruinata [white pruination on surface of lichen, on trees]
  40. Pin-cushion Sunburst Lichen, Polycauliona polycarpa
  41. Powderhorn Lichen, Common Powderhorn, Cladonia coniocraea
  42. Powdered Ruffle Lichen, Parmotrema arnoldi [gray, has soredia or eyelashes/hairs on the thallus, on trees]
  43. Powdery Sunburst Lichen, Xanthoria ulophyllodes [yellow, leafy, rare on rocks but does sometimes appear on them]
  44. Rosy Saucer Lichen, Ochrolechia trochophora
  45. Shield Lichen, Parmelia sulcata [gray foliose, on trees]
  46. Shield Lichen, Parmelia squarrosa [gray, foliose, on trees, soredia and very branched eyelashes on the tips]
  47. Shrubby Sunburst Lichen, Polycauliona candelaria
  48. Smooth Shadow Lichen, Phaeophyscia ciliate [hoary gray with brown apothecia on trees]
  49. Star Rosette Lichen, Physcia stellaris [on wood, hoary colored, black apothecia]
  50. Strap Lichen, Western Strap Lichen, Ramalina leptocarpha [without soredia]
  51. Sunburst Lichen, Xanthoria elegans
  52. Toy Soldiers, Cladonia bellidiflora  [stalks are crusty, heads are split with red faces]
  53. Western Shield Lichen, Parmelia hygrophila [blue-gray, foliose, dull insidia on leaves]
  54. Whitewash Lichen, Phlyctis argena
  55. Wooly Foam Lichen, Stereocaulon ramulosum [like Oakmoss but very crusty with small brown apothecia at the end of the branches
  56. ?? Lichen, Family: Tephromelataceae

Lichen on Rocks

  1. Black Grain-Spored Lichen, Sarcogyne hypophaea [black, grainy, on rocks]
  2. California Pore Lichen, Pertusaria californica [white/pale gray nubbly surface]
  3. Ceramic Parchment Lichen, Xylobolus frustulatus [brown, looks like dried clay]
  4. Cinder Lichen, Aspicilia cinerea [gray to light gray/white on rocks with or without small black dots]
  5. Cloudy Cobblestone Lichen, Acarospora obnubila [dull brown on rocks, lumpy]
  6. Common Gold Cobblestone Lichen, Pleopsidium flavum [bright yellow]
  7. Common Goldspeck Lichen, Candelariella vitellina [bright yellow with rimmed apothecia on rocks]
  8. Concentric Boulder Lichen, Porpidia crustulata [circles of black spots on rock]
  9. Copper Patch Lichen, Sporastatia testuinea [light brown thallus rimmed in black on rock, black apothecia]
  10. Cowpie Lichen, Diploschistes muscorum [light gray on rocks, similar to Crater Lichen but more pruinose]
  11. Crater Lichen, Diploschistes scruposus [gray/dark grey on rocks with dark apothecia]
  12. Cumberland Rock-Shield Lichen, Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia
  13. Dry Rock Pimple, Staurothele areolata [brown pimples on rocks]
  14. Dusky Tile Lichen, Lecidea Lichen, Lecidea fuscoatra  [black rimmed apothecia on rocks]
  15. Ear-leaf Lichen, Normandina pulchella [green leaf-like on rocks]
  16. Flame Firedot Lichen, Caloplaca ignea [orange on rock, elongated lobes and orange apothecia]
  17. Hidden Goldspeck Lichen, Candelariella aurella [small, scattered, yellow, on rocks]
  18. Hoary Cobblestone Lichen, Acaraspora strigata
  19. Ink Lichen, Placynthium nigrum [pitch black, fine grained]
  20. Rock Greenshield Lichen, Flavoparmelia baltimorensis
  21. Rock Shield Lichen, Xanthoparmelia conspersa
  22. Rock Tripe, Emery Rock Tripe, Umbilicaria phaea
  23. Sagebrush Goldspeck Lichen, Candelariella rosulans [yellow, on rocks]
  24. Scattered Button Lichen, Buellia dispersa [gray/off white on rocks with black spots]
  25. Sidewalk Firedot Lichen, Xanthocarpia feracissima  [bright orange, on rocks]
  26. Smokey Eye Boulder Lichen, Porpidia albocaerulescens
  27. Stonewall Rim Lichen, Lecona muralis [pale green/gray thallus with rose/tan apothecia gathered in the center; color can be quite variable]
  28. Tan Nipple Lichen, Thelomma santessonii [gray/tan, deep holes in the structures]
  29. Tile Lichen, Lecidea sp.
  30. Toy Soldiers, Cladonia bellidiflora  [stalks are crusty, heads are split with red faces]
  31. White Rock Posey, Rhizoplaca marginalis [light grey on rocks, some ruffle, with dark gray apothecia]
  32. Yellow Cobblestone Lichen, Acarospora socialis
  33. Yellow Map Lichen, Rhizocarpon geographicum [bright yellow-green with dark spots]

Mammals

  1. Beaver, American, Beaver, Castor canadensis
  2. Black Angus Cattle, Bos Taurus var. Black Angus
  3. Black-Tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus californicus
  4. California Ground Squirrel, Otospermophilus beecheyi
  5. Charolais Cattle, Bos Taurus var. Charolais
  6. Columbian Black-Tailed Deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
  7. Coyote, Canis latrans
  8. Desert Cottontail Rabbit, Sylvilagus audubonii
  9. Douglas Squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasii [small brown squirrel, white belly]
  10. Eastern Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger
  11. Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
  12. Holstein Cattle, Bos taurus var. Holstein
  13. Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus
  14. Raccoon, Procyon lotor
  15. River Otter, North American River Otter, Lontra canadensis
  16. Striped Skunk, Mephitis mephitis
  17. Virginia Opossum, Didelphis virginiana
  18. Western Gray Squirrel, Sciurus griseus
  19. Western Harvest Mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis [ID not confirmed]

Plants, Flowers, Mosses, Ferns, Trees

  1. African Blue Sage, Salvia africana
  2. African Lily, Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus africanus [white or blue]
  3. Agave, Century Plant, Agave vivipara
  4. Agave, Variegated Agave, American Century Plant, Agave americana
  5. Alder-leaved Mountain-Mahogany, Cercocarpus montanus
  6. Alkali Heliotrope, Heliotropium curassavicum
  7. Almond Tree, Prunus dulcis
  8. Aloe, Soap Aloe, Aloe maculata
  9. Aloe Vera, Aloe vera
  10. American Plantain, Plantago rugelii [large plantain with rounded leaves]
  11. Acanthus, Acanthus sp. [like bear’s breeches]
  12. Angel’s Trumpet, Brugmansia arborea
  13. Annual Honesty, Lunaria annua  [“Money Plant”, “Silver Dollar”]
  14. Anomodon Moss, Anomodon attenuates [low lying, soft, bushy moss]
  15. Apple, Malus pumila
  16. Argentine Pear, Iochroma austral [purple bell/horn shaped flowers]
  17. Arundo, Giant Reed, Arundo donax
  18. Aster, European Michaelmas-Daisy, “Purple Dome”, Aster amellus
  19. Aster, Pacific Aster, Symphyotrichum chilense [small purple-blue flowers with yellow center]
  20. Autumn Sage, Salvia greggii [deep red]
  21. Azolla, Water Fern, Azolla filiculoides
  22. Baby Sage, Salvia microphylla [red and white]
  23. Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandifloras [deep purple]
  24. Barren Brome, Bromus sterilis
  25. Basswood Tree, Tilia americana [a kind of linden tree]
  26. Bay Laurel Tree, Laurus nobilis
  27. Bearded Iris, Iris x Germanica
  28. Bear’s Breeches, Acanthus mollis
  29. Beauty Bush, Linnaea amabilis [pink flowers, look similar to Catalpa]
  30. Bedstraw, Graceful Bedstraw, Galium porrigens
  31. Bedstraw, Velcro Grass, Cleavers, Galium aparine
  32. Begonia, Begonia sp.
  33. Bigfruit Evening Primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa
  34. Bird’s-eye Gilia, Gilia tricolor
  35. Bird’s-eye Speedwell, Veronica persica
  36. Bird’s Foot Cliffbrake, Pellaea mucronata [ferny]
  37. Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
  38. Bittercress, Hairy Bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta
  39. Black Sage, Salvia mellifera [kind of looks like horehound]
  40. Black Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut, Juglans nigra
  41. Black Willow, Salix nigra
  42. Blessed Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum
  43. Blow Wives, Soft Blow Wives, Achyrachaena mollis
  44. Blue Agave, Tequilla Agave, Agave tequilana
  45. Blue Ceanothus, Blueblossom, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
  46. Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum
  47. Blue Elderberry, Sambucus nigra cerulea
  48. Blue Lily, Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus praecox
  49. Blue Magic Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum
  50. Blue Penstemon, Penstemon azureus
  51. Blue Statice, Limonium sinuatum [can be blue, purple, pink or white]
  52. Blue Witch Nighshade, Solanum umbelliferum
  53. Blue Oak, Quercus douglasii
  54. Bolander’s Lily, Lilium bolanderi [large, fragrant, orange and yellow]
  55. Borage, Borago officinalis
  56. Border Forsythia, Forsythia × intermedia
  57. Bottlebrush, Bottlebrush, Crimson Bottlebrush, Melaleuca citrina
  58. Bottlebrush, Red Cluster Bottlebrush Tree,  Callistemon sp.
  59. Boxelder, Box Elder Tree, Acer negundo
  60. Branching Phacelia, Phacelia ramosissima
  61. Brass Buttons, Cotula coronopifolia
  62. Brazil Raintree, Brunfelsia pauciflora
  63. Brazilian Vervain, Verbena brasiliensis
  64. Brewer’s Jewelflower, Streptanthus breweri
  65. Bristly Dogtail Grass, Cynosurus echinatus
  66. Bristly Oxtongue, Helminthotheca echioides
  67. Broadleaf Cattail, Bullrush, Typha latifolia
  68. Broad-leaved Dock, Rumex obtusifolius
  69. Broad-leaved Pepperweed, Lepidium latifolium
  70. Broad-leaved Sweet Pea, Lathyrus latifolius
  71. Bronze Fennel, Florence Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce
  72. Bryum Moss, Bryum capillare
  73. Buckbrush, Ceanothus cuneatus
  74. Buckwheat, Arrowleaf Buckwheat, Eriogonum compositum var. compositum
  75. Buckwheat, Red-Flowered Buckwheat, Eriogonum grande var. rubescens [pink to deep red flowering heads]
  76. Buckwheat, Saint Catherine’s Lace, Eriogonum giganteum
  77. Buffelgrass, Fountain Grass, Cenchrus ciliaris
  78. Bulbous Meadow-Grass, Poa bulbosa
  79. Bull Mallow, Malva nicaeensis
  80. Bull Thistle, Cirsium vulgare
  81. Bur Chervil, Anthriscus caucalis
  82. Bur Oak, Quercus macrocarpa
  83. Bur Parsley, Caucalis platycarpos
  84. Bush Lupine, Lupinus albifrons
  85. Bush Monkeyflower, Diplacus aurantiacus
  86. Butterfly Bush, Buddleja davidii
  87. Butterfly Rose, Rosa x odoratus Mutabilis [hybrid]
  88. Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis 
  89. Cabbage, Ornamental Cabbage, Brassica oleracea
  90. California Barberry, California Holly-Grape, Berberis pinnata
  91. California Black Oak, Quercus kelloggii
  92. California Black Walnut, Juglans californica
  93. California Blackberry, Trailing Blackberry, Rubus ursinus
  94. California Brome, Bromus carinatus
  95. California Buckeye Chestnut Tree, Aesculus californica
  96. California Buttercup, Ranunculus californicus
  97. California Centaury, Zeltnera venusta [small pink flowers, white throat, yellow pollen]
  98. California Dock, Rumex californicus
  99. California Flannelbush, Fremontodendron californicum
  100. California Lomatium, Lomatium californicum
  101. California Manroot, Bigroot, Marah fabaceus
  102. California Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana
  103. California Pipevine, Dutchman’s Pipe, Aristolochia californica
  104. California Polypody Fern, Polypodium californicum [like a small sword fern]
  105. California Popcornflower, Plagiobothrys collinus var. californicus
  106. California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica
  107. California Scrub Oak, Quercus berberidifolia
  108. California Sycamore, Platanus racemose
  109. California Wild Grape, Vitis californica
  110. California Wild Rose, Rosa californica
  111. Calla Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica
  112. Calla Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica var. Green Goddess
  113. Callery Pear, Pyrus calleryana
  114. Camelia, Camellia japonica
  115. Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile
  116. Canary Grass, Reed Canary Grass, Phalaris arundinacea
  117. Canyon Live-Forever, Stonecrop, Dudleya cymosa
  118. Canyon Live Oak, Quercus chrysolepis
  119. Cape Honey Flower, Melianthus major
  120. Capillary Thread-Moss, Rosulabryum capillare
  121. Cardinal Catchfly, Silene laciniata
  122. Cardoon, Artichoke Thistle, Cynara cardunculus
  123. Carrot, American Wild Carrot, Daucus pusillus
  124. Carrot, Daucus sp.
  125. Century Plant, Agave sp.
  126. Cerulean Flax-Lily, Dianella ensifolia [tiny flowers, blue seeds]
  127. Chamise, Adenostoma fasciculatum
  128. Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile
  129. Cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum [reddish heads, split open when dry]
  130. Cheeseweed Mallow, Malva parviflora
  131. Cherry-Plum, Prunus cerasifera
  132. Chia, Salvia columbariae
  133. Chickweed, Stellaria media
  134. Chicory, Cichorium intybus
  135. Chile Trefoil, Chile Lotus, Acmispon wrangelianus
  136. Chilean Lily-of-the-Valley Tree, Crinodendron patagua
  137. Chinese Arborvitae, Platycladus orientalis [a kind of ornamental cypress]
  138. Chinese Fringe Flower, Loropetalum chinense
  139. Chinese Houses, Purple Chinese Houses, Collinsia heterophylla var. heterophylla
  140. Chinese Pistache, Pistacia chinensis
  141. Chinese Tallow tree, Triadica sebifera
  142. Chinkapin Oak, Quercus muehlenbergii
  143. Clasping Pepperweed, Lepidium perfoliatum [yellow flowers, rounded leaves]
  144. Cleveland Sage, Salvia clevelandii [purple, circles]
  145. Coast Live Oak, Quercus agrifolia
  146. Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens
  147. Coastal Woodfern, Dryopteris arguta [pointed leaves, two rows of spore sites]
  148. Cobwebby Thistle, Cirsium occidentale
  149. Coffeeberry, California Buckthorn, Frangula californica
  150. Common Asparagus Fern, Asparagus setaceus
  151. Common Blue Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis
  152. Common Buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica
  153. Common Cat’s-Ear, Hypochaeris radicata
  154. Common Columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris
  155. Common Daffoldil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus
  156. Common Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
  157. Common Duckweed, Lemna minor
  158. Common Fiddleneck, Amsinckia menziesii
  159. Common Field Daisy, Common Daisy, Bellis perennis
  160. Common Fringepod, Thysanocarpus curvipes
  161. Common Grape Hyacinth, Muscari botryoides
  162. Common Groundsel , Senecio vulgaris
  163. Common Hedge Parsley, Torilis arvensis
  164. Common Hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus
  165. Common Hoptree, Ptelea trifoliata
  166. Common Ivy, Hedera helixs
  167. Common Juniper, Juniperus communis
  168. Common Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia
  169. Common Lomatium, Spring Gold, Lomatium utriculatum
  170. Common Pea, Pisum sativum
  171. Common Poppy, Red Poppy of Flanders, Papaver rhoeas
  172. Common Rock-Rose, Helianthemum nummularium [yellow]
  173. Common St. John’s-Wort, Hypericum perforatum
  174. Common Snowberry, Symphoricarpos albus
  175. Common Soapwort, Saponaria officinalis [“balls” of pink flowers, look like phlox]
  176. Common Soft Brome, Bromus hordeaceus
  177. Common Sow-Thistle, Sonchus oleraceus
  178. Common Spike-Rush, Eleocharis palustris [has a head somewhat like SB Sedge]
  179. Common Stork’s-Bill, Red Stemmed Filaree, Erodium cicutarium
  180. Common Sunflower, Helianthus annuus
  181. Common Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum
  182. Common Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris [kind of looks like snapdragon]
  183. Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
  184. Coral Tree, Indian Coral Tree, Erythrina variegata
  185. Cork Oak, Quercus suber
  186. Corn, Zea mays ssp. mays
  187. Cornelian Cherry, Cornus mas
  188. Coyote Brush, Baccharis pilularis
  189. Coyote Mint, Monardella villosa
  190. Cream Cups, Platystemon californicus
  191. Cream Narcissus, Narcissus tazetta
  192. Creeping Moss, Conardia compacta
  193. Creeping Myoporum, Myoporum parvifolium [ground cover, small white flowers]
  194. Creeping Woodsorrel, Oxalis corniculata [yellow flowers, clover-like leaves]
  195. Crevice Alumroot, Heuchera micrantha
  196. Crimson Clover, Trifolium incarnatum
  197. Cultivated Apple, Malus domestica ssp.
  198. Cultivated Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus
  199. Curling Moss, Bonfire Moss, Funaria hygrometrica
  200. Curly Dock, Rumex crispus
  201. Cushion Moss, Leucobryum sp.
  202. Cut-Leaved Crane’s Bill, Geranium dissectum
  203. Cypress Oak f. fasigiata, Quercus robur
  204. Dallis Grass, Dallisgrass, Paspalum dilatatum
  205. Dame’s Rocket, Hesperis matronalis
  206. Day Lily, Orange Day-Lily, Hemerocallis fulva
  207. Deer Grass, Muhlenbergia rigens
  208. Deerweed, Acmispon glaber
  209. Dendroalsia Moss, Dendroalsia abietina [long curling moss on trees]
  210. Desert Willow, Chilopsis linearis
  211. Dense-Flowered Boisduvalia, Epilobium densiflorum [looks kind of like of like a giant owl’s clover, pink flowers]
  212. Dock, Willow Dock, Rumex salicifolius
  213. Dog-Rose, Rosa canina [similar to wild rose]
  214. Dot-Seed Plantain, Plantago erecta
  215. Double Daffodil, Narcissus sp.
  216. Douglas Fir Tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii
  217. Douglas Iris, Iris douglasiana
  218. Downingia, Doublehorn Calicoflower, Downingia bicornuta
  219. Drumstick Onion, Round-Headed Leek, Allium sphaerocephalon
  220. Dutch Iris, Flag Iris, Iris × hollandica
  221. Dwarf Checkermallow, Sidalcea malviflora [pale pink]
  222. Dwarf Brodiaea, Brodiaea terrestris
  223. Eggleaf Spurge, Euphorbia oblongata
  224. Elegant Clarkia, Clarkia unguiculata
  225. English Walnut, Juglans regia
  226. European Dog Violet, (Viola riviniana)
  227. Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
  228. Fern, Japanese Netvein Hollyfern, Cyrtomium falcatum
  229. Fiddle Dock, Rumex pulcher [very small flowering heads/ seeds]
  230. Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis
  231. Field Madder, Sherardia arvensis [kind of looks like bedstraw, pink “pointed” flowers]
  232. Field Mustard, Brassica rapa
  233. Field Owl’s-Clover, Castilleja campestris [looks like Johnnytuck but has green brackets not red]
  234. Field Penny-Cress, Thlaspi arvense
  235. Fig, Common Fig, Ficus carica
  236. Filamentous Green Algae, Spirogyra sp.
  237. Fishpole Bamboo, Phyllostachys aurea
  238. Flixweed, Descurainia Sophia [a kind of mustard, looks like big bittercress]
  239. Fragrant Sumac, Rhus aromatica
  240. Floating Water Primrose, Ludwigia peploides ssp. Peploides
  241. Foothill Deervetch, Acmispon brachycarpus [small yellow “lotus”]
  242. Fortnight Lily, Dietes grandiflora
  243. Fremont’s Cottonwood, Populus fremontii
  244. Fremont’s Tidy Tips, Layia fremontii
  245. French Broom, Genista monspessulana
  246. Frying Pan Poppy, Eschscholzia lobbii
  247. Garden Sage, Salvia officinalis
  248. Garden Tulip, Tulipa gesneriana
  249. Garnet Geranium, Pelargonium sidoides
  250. Giant Fennel, Ferula communis
  251. Giant Chain Fern, Woodwardia fimbriata
  252. Giant Deathcamas, Fremont’s Deathcamas, Toxicoscordion fremontii
  253. Giant Herb-Robert Geranium, Geranium maderense
  254. Giant Horsetail, Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
  255. Giant Mullein, Broussa Mullein, Verbascum bombyciferum
  256. Giraffe’s Head Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle, Lamium amplexicaule
  257. Glossy Privet Ligustrum lucidum
  258. Goldback Fern, Pentagramma triangularis
  259. Golden Columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha
  260. Golden Dwarf Mistletoe, Western Dwarf Mistletoe, Arceuthobium campylopodum
  261. Golden Fairy Lantern, Diogenes’ Lantern, Calochortus amabilis
  262. Golden-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium californicum
  263. Goldenrod, California Goldenrod, Solidago velutina californica
  264. Goldenrod, Western Goldenrod, Solidago lepida [gets the bunch galls]
  265. Goldfields, Lasthenia sp.
  266. Goldfields, Alkali Goldfields, Lasthenia platycarpha  [6-8 petals, “daffodil” center]
  267. Goldfields, California Goldfields, Lasthenia californica [6-8 petals, rounded mound-like center]
  268. Goldfields, Vernal Pool Goldfields, Lasthenia fremontii [8 petals, circle-in-circle center]
  269. Goldwire, Hypericum concinnum
  270. Goodding’s Willow, Salix gooddingii
  271. Grape Soda Lupine, Lupinus excubitus
  272. Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
  273. Great Mullein, Verbascum thapsus
  274. Green Alga (freshwater), Chlorophyta ssp.
  275. Gumweed, Great Valley Gumweed, Grindelia camporum
  276. Hairy Matilija Poppy, Romneya trichocalyx
  277. Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Vicia villosa ssp. villosa 
  278. Harsh Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja hispida [red-orange]
  279. Harvest Brodiaea, Brodiaea elegans
  280. Hawksbeard, Smooth Hawksbeard, Crepis capillaris
  281. Hedgehog Holly, European Holly, Ilex aquifolium
  282. Hedgenettle, Blephilia sp.
  283. Hellebore, Stinking Hellebore, Helleborus foetidus
  284. Hen-and-chickens Echeveria, Echeveria secunda
  285. Hillside Woodland Star, Lithophragma heterophyllum
  286. Himalayan Blackberry, Armenian Blackberry, Rubus armeniacus
  287. Hoary Rock-Rose, Cistus criticus [bright pink, crinkly petals]
  288. Hollyhock, Alcea rosea
  289. Honeywort, Blue Shrimp Plant, Cerinthe major ssp. purpurascens [purple]
  290. Honeywort, Cerinthe major [yellow]
  291. Hopley’s Oregano, Origanum laevigatum [small pink flowers]
  292. Hummingbird Sage, Salvia spathacea
  293. Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla
  294. Incense Cedar, Calocedrus decurrens
  295. Indian Blanket Flower, Gaillardia pulchella
  296. Indian Strawberry, Potentilla indica [a kind of cinquefoil]
  297. Indian Warrior, Warrior’s Plume, Pedicularis densiflora
  298. Interior Live Oak, Quercus wislizeni
  299. Interior Sandbar Willow, Salix interior
  300. Intermediate Periwinkle, Vinca difformis
  301. Intermediate Wheatgrass, Thinopyrum intermedium [shell-shaped segments]
  302. Italian Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens
  303. Italian Thistle, Carduus pycnocephalus
  304. Ithuriel’s Spear, Triteleia laxa
  305. Ivy-leaved Speedwell, Veronica hederifolia [has tiny white flowers]
  306. Jacaranda, Blue Jacaranda Tree, Jacaranda mimosifolia
  307. Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema sp.
  308. Japanese Camellia, Camellia japonica
  309. Japanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica [white flowers]
  310. Japanese Yellow Woodland Sage, Salvia koyamae [yellow]
  311. Jeffrey Pine, Pinus jeffreyi
  312. Jerusalem Sage, Genus Phlomis
  313. Jepson’s Milkvetch, Astragalus rattanii var. jepsonianus
  314. Jimsonweed, Sacred Thorn-Apple, Datura wrightii
  315. Jointed Charlock, Wild Radish, Raphanus raphanistrum
  316. Jonquil, Narcissus jonquilla
  317. Johnny Jump-Up, Wild Pansy, Tricolored Violet, Viola tricolor
  318. Johnnytuck, Butter ‘n’ Eggs, Triphysaria eriantha
  319. Juniper Leaved Grevillea, Grevillea juniperina [spidery,orange]
  320. Kale, Brassica oleracea ssp. sabellica
  321. Lacy Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia
  322. Lady’s Thumb Knotweed, Persicaria maculosa [pink]
  323. Lanceleaf Arrowhead, Sagittaria lancifolia
  324. Large-flowered Evening-Primrose, Oenothera glazioviana
  325. Larkspur, Rocket Larkspur, Consolida ajacis [white or blue]
  326. Larkspur, Royal Larkspur, Delphinium variegatum
  327. Laurustinus Viburnum, Viburnum tinus [white flowers, purple-blue berries]
  328. Lavender-Cotton, Santolina chamaecyparissus [yellow, whorls]
  329. Leatherleaf Mahonia, Leatherleaf Barberry, Berberis bealei [like the Oregon grape]
  330. Lemmon’s Poppy, Field Poppy, Eschscholzia lemmonii
  331. Lilac, Common Lilac, Syringa vulgaris
  332. Lilac Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus [looks like butterfly bush]
  333. Lion’s Ear, Leonotis nepetifolia [like Jerusalem sage but with bright orange flowers]
  334. Liquid Ambar, American Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua
  335. Little Rattlesnake Grass, Little Quaking Grass, Briza minor
  336. Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
  337. London Plane Tree, Platanus × acerifolia
  338. Lords and Ladies, Wild Arum, Arum maculatum
  339. Love-in-a-Mist, Nigella damascena
  340. Low Woolly Marbles, Psilocarphus brevissimus
  341. Lupine, Arroyo Lupine, Lupinus succulentus
  342. Lupine, Chick Lupine, Lupinus microcarpus
  343. Lyell’s Bristle-Moss, Orthotrichum lyellii [semi long panicles, dark with green ends]
  344. Madeiran Germander, Teucrium betonicum [pink flowers, like a sage]
  345. Magnolia Tree, Magnolia grandiflora
  346. Maidenhair, California Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum jordanii
  347. Manyflower Marshpennywort, Hydrocotyle umbellate [round leaves like nasturtium]
  348. Meadow Barley, Hordeum brachyantherum
  349. Meadow Salsify, Tragopogon pratensis
  350. Mexican Bush Sage, Salvia leucantha [purple with white socks]
  351. Mexican Honeysuckle, Justicia spicigera [orange flowers]
  352. Mexican Sage, Salvia mexicana [deep purple]
  353. Mimosa Tree, Persian Silk Tree, Albizia julibrissin
  354. Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata [large]
  355. Miner’s Lettuce, Narrowleaf Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora [reddish buds]
  356. Miner’s Lettuce, Serpentine Springbeauty, Claytonia exigua
  357. Miniature Lupine, Lupinus bicolor
  358. Mission Prickly-Pear Cactus, Opuntia ficus-indica
  359. Mistletoe, American Mistletoe, Big Leaf Mistletoe, Phoradendron leucarpum
  360. Mock Orange, Sweet Mock Orange, Philadelphus coronarius
  361. Modesty Flower, Yerba de Salva, Whipplea modesta [small white flowers]
  362. Moss Verbena, Verbena pulchella
  363. Moth Mullein, Verbascum blattaria
  364. Mountain Phacelia, Phacelia imbricata
  365. Mountain Fringepod, Thysanocarpus laciniatus
  366. Mountain Misery, Chamaebatia foliolosa [fern-like leaves]
  367. Mountain Phacelia, Phacelia imbricata
  368. Mule Fat, Baccharis salicifolia
  369. Mule’s Ears, Smooth Mule-Ears, Wyethia glabra
  370. Multiflora Rose, Rosa multiflora
  371. Musky Stork’s Bill, Whitestem Filaree, Erodium moschatum
  372. Naked Buckwheat, Eriogonum nudum
  373. Naples Garlic, Allium neapolitanum [white with green seed center]
  374. Narrowleaf Cattail, Cattail, Typha angustifolia
  375. Narrowleaf Milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis
  376. Narrowleaf Willow, Salix exigua
  377. Nettle-leaved Bellflower, Campanula trachelium [pale purple flowers]
  378. Nightshade, Solanum sp.
  379. Nightshade, Kangaroo-Apple Nightshade, Solanum laciniatum
  380. Northern Catalpa, Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa speciosa
  381. Oleander, Nerium oleander
  382. Olive Tree, Olea europaea
  383. Oracle Oak, Quercus × moreha
  384. Orange, Sweet Orange, Cultivated Orange, Citrus X sinensis
  385. Oregon Ash, Fraxinus latifolia
  386. Oregon Grape, Berberis aquifolium
  387. Ornamental Freesia, Freesia alba × leichtlinii
  388. Osage-Orange, Maclura pomifera
  389. Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris
  390. Pacific Bleeding Heart, Dicentra formosa
  391. Pacific Madrone Tree, Arbutus menziesii
  392. Pacific Pea, Lathyrus vestitus
  393. Peach Tree, Prunus persica
  394. Pecan Tree, Carya illinoinensis
  395. Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegium
  396. Perennial Sow Thistle, Sonchus arvensis
  397. Periwinkle, Vinca major
  398. Persian Oak, Quercus castanelfolia
  399. Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria aurea
  400. Peruvian Lily, White Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria inticancha var. “Magic White”
  401. Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria psittacina [small]
  402. Petty Spurge, Euphorbia peplus
  403. Pig’s Ear, Round-Leaf Navel-Wort, Cotyledon orbiculata
  404. Pincushion Flower, Cream Scabious, Scabiosa ochroleuca [white/cream colored]
  405. Pincushion Flower, Mourningbride, Scabiosa atropurpurea
  406. Pincushion Flower, Small Scabious, Scabiosa columbaria [little, purple]
  407. Pincushion Flower, Sweet Scabious, Sixalix atropurpurea [dark maroon]
  408. Pineapple Guava, Feijoa, Acca sellowiana 
  409. Pineappleweed, Matricaria discoidea
  410. Pink Grass, Windmill Pink, Petrorhagia dubia
  411. Pink Honeysuckle, California Honeysuckle, Lonicera hispidula
  412. Pink Ladies, Pinkladies, Oenothera speciosa
  413. Pink Sedum, Iceplant Sedum, Hylotelephium spectabile
  414. Pink Squirrel Grass, Hordeum jubatum [barley]
  415. Pink Squirrel-Tail Rye, Sitanion elymoides [formerly Elymus elymoides, CA native]
  416. Plum, Prunus cerasifera
  417. Podocarpus Tree, Podocarpus macrophyllus
  418. Pointleaf Manzanita, Arctostaphylos pungens
  419. Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum
  420. Poison Oak, Pacific Poison Oak, Western Poison Oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum
  421. Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
  422. Popcorn Flowers, Plagiobothrys sp.
  423. Portuguese Squill, Scilla peruviana [purple “porcupine” flower]
  424. Prickly Sow Thistle, Sonchus asper
  425. Primrose Jasmine, Jasminum mesnyi
  426. Purple Deadnettle, Lamium purpureum [a kind of henbit but with a purple tinge to some of the leaves]
  427. Purple Milk-Vetch, Astragalus danicus 
  428. Purple Owl’s-Clover, Castilleja exserta 
  429. Purple Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata
  430. Purple Sage, Silverleaf, Cenzio, Leucophyllum frutescens
  431. Purple Sanicle, Sanicula bipinnatifida
  432. Purple Wood Sage, Salvia nemorosa
  433. Purpletop Vervain, Verbena bonariensis
  434. Pyracantha, Pyracantha coccinea
  435. Quail Bush, Big Saltbrush, Atriplex lentiformis
  436. Queen Anne’s Lace, Wild Carrot, Daucus carota
  437. Quince, Cydonia oblonga
  438. Rabbitfoot Grass, Polypogon monspeliensis
  439. Ram’s Horn, Proboscidea louisianica
  440. Ranunculus, Ranunculus sp.
  441. Rattan’s Milkvetch, Astragalus rattanii
  442. Rattlesnake Grass, Greater Quaking Grass, Briza maxima
  443. Red Coral Fountain, “St. Elmo’s Fire”, Russelia equisetiformis
  444. Red Gum Eucalyptus, River Redgum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  445. Red Hot Poker, Kniphofia uvaria
  446. Red Maids, Fringed Red-Maids, Calandrinia ciliata
  447. Red Maple, Acer rubrum
  448. Red Sesbania, Scarlet Sesban, Sesbania punicea
  449. Red Tip Photinia, Photinia × fraseri
  450. Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber
  451. Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora [pink flowers; gnarly seedpods]
  452. Reddish Tufted Vetch, Vicia benghalensis
  453. Redflower Buckwheat, Eriogonum grande
  454. Redvein Abutilon, Callianthe picta
  455. Ribwort Plantain, Plantago lanceolata
  456. Rocky Mountain Sage, Salvia lanceolata
  457. Roses, Rosa sp.
  458. Rose Campion, Silene coronaria
  459. Rose Clover, Trifolium hirtum
  460. Rose Vervain, Glandularia canadensis
  461. Rosemary, Salvia rosmarinus
  462. Rosemary Grevillea, Grevillea rosmarinifolia [spidery-looking, red]
  463. Rough Cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium
  464. Rough Horsetail, Equisetum hyemale
  465. Rusty Popcornflower, Plagiobothrys nothofulvus
  466. Sacred Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera
  467. Safflower Thistle, Carthamus tinctorius
  468. Sago Cycad, Funeral Palm, Cycas revoluta
  469. Salsify, Purple Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius
  470. Sandbar Willow, Salix exigua var. hindsiana
  471. Santa Barbara Sedge, Carex barbarae
  472. Santa Cruz Island Wild Buckwheat, Eriogonum arborescens
  473. Saucer Magnolia, Magnolia × soulangeana
  474. Scarlet Kammetjie, Freesia laxa
  475. Scarlet Larkspur, Red Larkspur, Delphinium nudicaule
  476. Scarlet Pimpernel, Lysimachia arvensis
  477. Sea Mallow, Malva subovata [kind of looks like hibiscus]
  478. Seaside Daisy, Erigeron glaucus [like fleabane]
  479. Sedge, Family: Cyperaceae
  480. Shasta Daisy, Leucanthemum maximum [large white daisy, yellow center]
  481. Shepherd’s-Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris
  482. Shingle Moss, Neckera pennata
  483. Shining Peppergrass, Lepidium nitidum
  484. Short-lobed Paintbrush, Castilleja brevilobata
  485. Shortpod Mustard, Hirschfeldia incana
  486. Showy Fringepod, Thysanocarpus radians
  487. Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa
  488. Sierra Plum, Prunus subcordata
  489. Silver Ragwort, Jacobaea maritima [silvery leaves, yellow flowers]
  490. Silver Texas Mountain Laurel, Sophora secundiflora [dangling hard seedpods, fasciation]
  491. Silverpuff, Marsh Scorzonella, Microseris paludosa
  492. Silverpuff, Sierra Foothills Microseris, Microseris acuminata
  493. Sky Lupine, Lupinus nanus
  494. Slender Cottonweed, Q-Tips, Micropus californicus
  495. Slender Path Rush, Juncus tenuis
  496. Small-Flowered Blue-Eyed Mary, Collinsia parviflora [tiny, pale purple and white]
  497. Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica
  498. Smartweed, Persicaria lapathifolia [white]
  499. Smokebush, Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria
  500. Smooth Blue Aster, Symphyotrichum laeve
  501. Sneezeweed, Rosilla, Helenium puberulum
  502. Soft Rush, Juncus effusus
  503. Soap Plant, Wavy Leafed Soaproot, Chlorogalum pomeridianum
  504. Soaproot, Amole, Chlorogalum pomeridianum ssp. pomeridianum
  505. Society Garlic, Tulbaghia violacea
  506. Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora
  507. Spice Bush, California Sweetshrub, Calycanthus occidentalis
  508. Spring Sowbread Cyclamen, Cyclamen repandum
  509. Spurge, Euphorbia atropurpurea
  510. Spurge, Mediterranean Spurge, Euphorbia characias
  511. Spurge, Sun Spurge, Euphorbia helioscopia
  512. Star Clover, Trifolium stellatum
  513. Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata
  514. Star Moss, Syntrichia ruralis
  515. Star of Persia, Allium christophii [giant onion]
  516. Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioica
  517. Stork’s Bill, Big Heron Bill, Broadleaf Filaree, Erodium botrys
  518. Stork’s Bill, Dove’s-foot Crane’s-Bill, Geranium molle
  519. Strawberry Tree, Arbutus unedo
  520. Streambank Springbeauty, Miner’s Lettuce, Claytonia parviflora [small]
  521. Summer Snowflake, Leucojum aestivum  [looks like a white lily of the valley with green dots on tips]
  522. Sunflower, Common Woolly Sunflower, Eriophyllum lanatum
  523. Swamp Smartweed, Persicara hydropiperoides
  524. Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia maritima
  525. Sweet Clover, Small Melilot, Annual Yellow Sweetclover, Melilotus indicus [small, yellow]
  526. Sweet Vernal Grass, Anthoxanthum odoratum
  527. Sweet-William, Dianthus barbatus
  528. Tall Flatsedge, Cyperus eragrostis
  529. Tamarisk, Saltcedar, Tamarix ramosissima
  530. Tanoak, Tanbark Oak, Notholithocarpus densiflorus
  531. Tasmanian Flax-Lily, Dianella tasmanica [develops bright blue seeds]
  532. Tidy Tips, Layia platyglossa
  533. Tobacco, Coyote Tobacco, Nicotiana attenuata
  534. Tomato, Cultivated Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum
  535. Tomcat Clover, Trifolium willdenovii
  536. Topped Lavender, Lavandula stoechas
  537. Tower-of-Jewels, Giant Viper’s-Bugloss, Echium pininana
  538. Toyon, Heteromeles arbutifolia
  539. Trailing Bellflower, Campanula poscharskyana [pale purple-blue, groundcover]
  540. Tree Aeonium, Aeonium arboretum [yellow flowers]
  541. Tree-Anemone, Carpenteria californica [white flowers, kind of look like rock-rose]
  542. Tropical Milkweed, Asclepias curassavica
  543. True Babystars, Leptosiphon bicolor
  544. Tufted Hair Grass, Deschampsia cespitosa
  545. Tule, Common Tule, Schoenoplectus acutus
  546. Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Phyla nodiflora
  547. Turkish Iris, Iris orientalis
  548. Twining Snakelily, Dichelostemma volubile
  549. Upright Prairie Coneflower, Ratibida columnifera
  550. Valley Oak, Quercus lobata
  551. Valley Tassels, Castilleja attenuata
  552. Velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti
  553. Vernal Pool Checkerbloom, White Checkerbloom, Sidalcea calycosa ssp. calycosa
  554. Violet, Viola sp.
  555. Violet Tubeflower, Iochroma cyaneum [bunches of tube-shaped flowers]
  556. Virgin’s Bower, Old Men’s Beards, Pipestem Clematis, Clematis lasiantha
  557. Wall Barley, Hordeum murinu
  558. Wall Germander, Teucrium chamaedrys
  559. Wallflower, Erysimum cheiri
  560. Wandering Fleabane, Erigeron glacialis
  561. Water Forget-Me-Not, Myosotis scorpioides [tiny blue flowers, yellow center]
  562. Water Primrose, Ludwigia hexapetala [rounded leaves; not floating]
  563. Weeping Cypress, Chinese Weeping Cypress, Cupressus pendula
  564. Weeping Willow, Salix × sepulcralis
  565. Western Buttercup, Ranunculus occidentalis
  566. Western Meadow-Rue, Thalictrum occidentale
  567. Western Redbud, Cercis occidentalis
  568. Western Sycamore, Platanus racemosa
  569. Western Wallflower, Erysimum capitatum
  570. White Alder, Alnus rhombifolia
  571. White American Vetch, Vicia americana
  572. White Ash Tree, Fraxinus americana
  573. White Clover, Trifolium repens
  574. White Crepe Myrtle, Natchez Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia x ‘Natchez’
  575. White Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia subcostata var. fauriei
  576. White Horehound, Marrubium vulgare
  577. White Leaf Manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida
  578. White Mallow, Vernal Pool Checkerbloom, Sidalcea calycosa ssp. calycosa
  579. White Mulberry, Morus alba
  580. White Nemophila, Nemophila heterophylla
  581. White Oak, Quercus alba
  582. White Sage, Salvia apiana
  583. White Seablush, Plectritis macrocera
  584. White Sweetclover, Melilotus albus
  585. White-Tipped Clover, Variegated Clover, Trifolium variegatum [look similar to Tomcat]
  586. Whitehead Navarretia, Navarretia leucocephala
  587. Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare
  588. Wild Beardstyle, Stalked Bulbine, Bulbine frutescens [spray of orange or yellow flowers]
  589. Wild Mustard, Sinapis arvensis
  590. Willow Herb, Epilobium brachycarpum [tiny pink flowers, seeds almost like soaproot]
  591. Woolly Hedgenettle, Stachys byzantina
  592. Woolly Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja foliolosa [red, dark red]
  593. Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
  594. Yerba Mansa, Anemopsis californica
  595. Yerba Santa, California Yerba Santa, Eriodictyon californicum
  596. Yellowrocket, Garden Yellowrocket, Barbarea vulgaris
  597. Yellow Iris, Pacific Coast Iris, Iris innominata
  598. Yellow Water Iris, Yellow Flag, Iris pseudacorus [invasive]
  599. Yellow Starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis
  600. Yucca, Common Yucca, Yucca filamentosa

Pathogens

  1. Avian Pox, Avipoxvirus ssp. [evidence on feet of hawk]
  2. Coral Spot, Nectria cinnabarina  [plant pathogen]
  3. Hypoxylon Canker, Biscogniauxia atropunctata  [pathogen, white, on oak tree]
  4. Red Phanerochaete pathogen, Phanerochaete sanguinea [red dusty-looking fungi on trees]
  5. Sudden Oak Death pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum

Reptiles and Amphibians

  1. American Bull Frog, Lithobates catesbeianus
  2. California Slender Salamander, Batrachoseps attenuates
  3. Pacific Pond Turtle, Western Pond Turtle, Actinemys marorata
  4. Pacific Tree Frog, Chorus Frog, Pseudacris regilla
  5. Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea
  6. Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus oreganus
  7. Red-Eared Slider Turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans
  8. Sierra Newt, Taricha sierrae
  9. Valley Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi
  10. Western Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata
  11. Western Fence Lizard, Blue Belly, Sceloporus occidentalis

Minerals and Rocks (of note)

  1. Obsidian Rock [naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock]

Other Vocabulary:

  • Apothecia: [a-poth-EH-cee-ah] concave cup formations on lichen that bear the spores; asocarp
  • Fasciation: also known as cresting, a relatively rare condition of abnormal growth in vascular plants in which the growing tip which normally is concentrated around a single point and produces approximately cylindrical tissue, instead becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, thus producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested (or “cristate”), or elaborately contorted, tissue.
  • Isidia: [EYE-sid-ee-ah] outgrowths on the thallus of lichen that look like eyelashes or tentacles; columnar structure consisting of both fungal hyphae and algal cells
  • Soredia: [SORE-dee-ah] powdery grainy-looking balls composed of fungal hyphae wrapped around cyanobacteria or green algae on lichen; asexual reproduction
  • Teneral: of, relating to, or constituting a state of the imago of an insect immediately after molting during which it is soft and immature in coloring.
  • Thigmotropism: the turning or bending of a plant or other organism in response to a touch stimulus (what causes a vine to wrap around a tree, for example)

Travels of a Certified California Naturalist