Shrubs and Vines of the BCEP

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME NATIVE CODE COMMENTS
Adoxaceae Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis  Blue Elderberry YES S existing and restoration planted shrubs. genus previously included in Caprifoliaceae. treated as Sambucus mexicana C. Presl. ex DC. in The Jepson Manual [Ed.1]
Anacardiaceae Rhus aromatica  Skunkbush YES S several small scattered populations observed growing near oaks on tailings. treated as Rhus trilobata Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray in The Jepson Manual [Ed.1]
Toxicodendron diversilobum Western Poison-Oak YES S/V
Apocynaceae Nerium oleander Oleander NO S a single 12' plant observed in a blackberry bramble ravine
Asteraceae Baccharis pilularis Coyote-Brush YES S existing and restoration planted shrubs
Baccharis salicifolia Mule's-Fat YES S
Brickellia californica California Brickellia YES S
Boraginaceae Eriodictyon californicum California Yerba-Santa YES S genus previously included in Hydrophyllaceae
Calycanthaceae Calycanthus occidentalis Western Spicebush YES S
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera interrupta Chaparral Honeysuckle YES S/V
Ericaceae Arctostaphylos manzanita subsp. manzanita Big Manzanita YES S
Arctostaphylos viscida subsp. viscida White-Leaved Manzanita YES S one 4' shrub observed. in full flower early March, other manzanita in fruit
Fabaceae Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud YES S
Genista monspessulana French-Broom NO S
Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons Silver Bush-Lupine YES S existing and restoration planted shrubs
Spartium junceum Spanish-Broom NO S
Grossulariaceae Ribes aureum var. gracillimum Bugle Currant YES S restoration planting, keys to an inner north coast range plant of alluvial areas
Ribes malvaceum var. viridifolium Chaparral Currant YES S restoration planting, keys to an outer south coast range and southern coastal zone chaparral species
Lamiaceae Salvia mellifera Black Sage YES S large restoration planting near storage area, keys to a coastal-sage scrub plant from southern California
Papaveraceae Romneya coulteri Coulter's Matilija Poppy YES S single young plant in restoration planting area near storage sheds. A southern California native
Philadelphaceae Philadelphus lewisii Mock Orange YES S single plant observed growing in a brushy dredge tailings area
Phrymaceae Mimulus aurantiacus subsp. aurantiacus Bush Monkey-Flower YES S a single population observed at the eastern end stream bank restoration site, location suggests a restoration planting. doesn't key to our local species. genus previously included in Scrophulariaceae
Phytolaccaceae Phytolacca americana American Pokeweed NO S scattered throughout riparian zone and along the dryer edges
Rhamnaceae Ceanothus foliosus var. vineatus Ceanothus YES S a restoration planting, keys to an outer north coast range shrub
Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus Buckbrush YES S
Frangula californica subsp. tomentella Hoary Coffeeberry YES  S treated as Rhamnus tomentella Benth. subsp. tomentella in The Jepson Manual [Ed.1]
Rhamnus ilicifolia Holly-Leaved Redberry YES S
Rosaceae Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides Birch-Leaved Mountain Mahogany YES T/S restoration planting
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon YES S
Rosa californica California Rose YES V restoration planting, near greenhouse and along a trail. A single, vegetative only, plant observed in out of the way ravine surrounded by blackberry bramble. It had curved prickles.
Rubus armeniacus Himalayan Blackberry NO V abundant. treated as Rubus discolor in The Jepson Manual [Ed.1], misapplied
Rubus laciniatus Cut-Leaved Blackberry NO V one small patch observed along creek edge
Rubus ursinus California Blackberry YES V restoration planting, small patches also observed scattered among R.discolor brambles
Rubiaceae Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus California Button-Willow YES S
Salicaceae Salix exigua Sandbar Willow YES S abundant, in various habitats
Salix lasiandra Yellow Willow YES S shrubs observed along creek near the lower end of the preserve. note the cluster of glands on the petiole at the base of each leaf (see photo). treated as Salix lucida Muhl. subsp. lasiandra (Benth.) E. Murray in The Jepson Manual [Ed.1]
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo Willow YES S common, existing and restoration plantings
Salix melanopsis Dusky Willow YES S common on gravel bars. considered a sub-species of S.exigua in some floras
Smilacaceae Smilax californica California Greenbrier YES V scattered in riparian zone near seeps and drainages. genus previously included in Liliaceae