SANTA BARBARA ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY
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)