ISLA NATIVIDAD FLORA

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ISLA NATIVIDAD is famous for its abundance of wild cactus gardens and spiny scrub. It is home to 79 plant taxa—8 of which are cacti.



Zosteraceae

  • Phylospadix scouleri

Agavaceae

  • Agave sebastiana

Poaceae

  • Eragrostis pectinaceae var. pectinaceae
  • Phalaris minor
  • Zea mays

Aizoaceae

  • Crystalline Iceplant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)
  • Slenderleaf Iceplant (Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum)

Anacardaceae

  • Elephant Tree, Torote (Pachycormus discolor)

Asteraceae

  • Dwarf Coastweed (Amblyopappus pusillus)
  • Ragweed (Ambrosia chenopodifolia)
  • Goldeneye (Bahiopsis lanata) / (Viguiera lanata) [pictured]
  • Sweetbush (Bebbia juncea)
  • (Chaenactis lacera)
  • (Cercocarpus involutus)
  • (Encelia palmerii)
  • Emory's Rockdaisy (Perityle emoryi)
  • (Senecio sylvaticus)
  • Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceous}
  • Slender Sowthistle (Sonchus tenerrimus)

Boraginaceae

  • (Cryptantha maritima var. maritima)
  • (Phacelia cedrocensis)
  • (Phacelia ixodes)
  • (Pholistoma racemosum)

Brassicaceae

  • Searockets (Cakile maritima)
  • California mustard (Caulanthus lasiophyllus)
  • Shaggyfruit Pepperweed (Lepidium lasiocarpum)
  • Veiny Pepperweed (Lepidium oblongum)
  • London Rocket (Sisymbrium irio)

Cactaceae

  • (Cochemiea pondii) [pictured]
  • (Echinocereus maritimus) [pictured]
  • (Ferocactus fordii) [pictured]
  • (Mammalaria hutchisoniana) [pictured]
  • (Pachycereus pringlei) [pictured]

Chenopodiacea

  • (Aphanisma blitoides)
  • (Atriplex barclayana)*
  • (Atriplex coulteri) [?]
  • (Atriplex julacea)
  • (Atriplex leycophylla)
  • (Atriplex pacifica)
  • (Atriplex serenana)
  • (Chenopodium murale)
  • (Suaeda nigra)

Convolvulaceae

  • (Cuscuta californica)

Crassulaceae

  • (Dudleya albiflora)

Cucurbitaceae

  • (Echinopepon minimus)

Euphorbiaceae

  • (Euphorbia bartolomaei)
  • (Euphorbia misera)
  • (Euphorbia polycarpa)

Fabaceae

  • (Acmispon mariitimus)
  • (Astragalus aff. gambelianus)
  • (Astragalus magdalenae)
  • (Astragalus nuttallianus)
  • (Ebenopsis confinis)

Frankeniaceae

  • (Frankenia palmeri)

Geraniaceae

  • (Pelargonium x horteum)

Loasaceae

  • (Mentzelia hissutissima)

Malvaceae

  • (Malva pacifica)
  • (Malva parviflora)
  • (Sphaeralcea sulphurea)

Montiaceae

  • (Cistanthe maritima)

Nyctaginaceae

  • (Abronia maritima)
  • (Mirabilis laevis)

Onagraceae

  • (Eulobus crassifolius)

Papaveraceae

  • (Eschscholzia ramosa)

Plantaginaceae

  • (Antirrhiunum watsonii)
  • (Plantago ovata)

Polygonaceae

  • (Eriogonum pondii) [pictured]

Portulacaceae

  • (Portulaca oleraceae)

Resedaceae'

  • (Oligomeris linifolia)

'Simmondsiaceae

  • (Simmondsia chinensis)

Solanaceae

  • (Datura discolor)
  • (Lycium brevipes)
  • (Lycium californicum)
  • (Nicotiana clevelandii')

Zygophyllaceae

  • California Fagonbush (Fagonia laevis)