San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature ConnectionSDNHM Field Guide

Wildflowers: Urban Canyons
Switzer and other North Park Canyons, San Diego County
March 17, 2000

The following species were blooming in canyons in North Park, just west of Balboa Park in San Diego.

Photo of Viguiera laciniata Asparagus asparagoides — Smilax Asparagus
Artemisia californica — Coastal Sagebrush
Astragalus trichopodus var. lonchus — Ocean Locoweed
Baccharis salicifolia — Mule Fat
Carpobrotus edulis — Hottentot-Fig
Ceanothus verrucosus — Wart-Stem Ceanothus
Crassula connata — Pygmy Weed
Encelia californica — California Encelia
Eriodictyon crassifolium — Yerba Santa
Erodium cicutarium — Red-Stem Filaree
Gnaphalium sp. — Everlasting
Helianthemum sp. — Rush-Rose
Isomeris arborea — Bladderpod
Lotus scoparius — Deerweed
Marah macrocarpus — Manroot, Cucumber Vine
Opuntia littoralis — Coastal Prickly-Pear
Oxalis pes-caprae — Bermuda Buttercup
Poa annua — Annual Bluegrass
Raphanus sativus — Wild Radish
Rhus integrifolia — Lemonade Berry
Rhus trilobata — Basketbush
Ricinus communis — Castor-Bean
Salix sp. — Willow
Sonchus oleraceus — Common Sow-Thistle
Viguiera laciniata — San Diego Sunflower
Xylococcus bicolor — Mission Manzanita
Yucca schidigera — Mohave Yucca

List submitted by Jon Rebman
Photo of Viguiera laciniata (San Diego Sunflower) by Dale Clark