SANTA BARBARA ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY

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Coreopsis, Santa Barbara Island

SANTA BARBARA ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY:

BOTANY: The flora of Santa Barbaraa Island includes about 88 native taxa, 14 California Islands endemics, and 45 non-native taxa for a total of 133 species.

The three plant taxa which have been found only on Santa Barbara Island are:

  • Dudleya traskiae (Santa Barbara Island live-forever)
  • Eriogonum giganteum var. compactum (Santa Barbara Island buckwheat)
  • Malacothrix foliosa subsp. philbrickii (Santa Barbara Island malacothrix)