Fruits, seedpods, nuts, etc.

This list is in no way complete, but presents some of the more obvious fruits, seedpods, nuts, etc. which our local wildflowers generate.


Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Piperia michaelii
Michael’s Rein Orchid

Liliaceae (Lily family)
Calochortus albus
White fairy lantern
Calochortus catalinae
Catalina Mariposa Lily
Calochortus clavatus
Pale Yellow Mariposa Lily
Calochortus fimbriatus
Late blooming Mariposa lily
Calochortus kennedyi
Desert Mariposa Lily
Calochortus splendens
Splendid Mariposa Lily
Calochortus venustus
Butterfly Mariposa lily
Lilium humboldtii
humboldt’s lily

Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Dendromecon rigida
Bush poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa
Tufted Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
California poppy
Papaver californicum
fire poppy

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Clematis lasiantha
wild clematis
Clematis ligusticifolia
Creek Clematis
Delphinium parryi
purple larkspur
Ranunculus californicus
California Buttercup

Lauraceae (Laurels family)
Umbellularia californica
california bay laurel

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Salsola tragus
Tumbleweed

Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
Ribes californicum
Hillside gooseberry
Ribes malvaceum-viridifolium
Chaparral currant
Ribes speciosum
Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Paeoniaceae (Peony family)
Paeonia californica
California Peony

Apiaceae (Parsley family)
Osmorhiza brachypoda
California Sweet Cicely

Asteraceae (Asters, sunflowers family)
Ericameria arborescens
goldenfleece
Erigeron canadensis
Horseweed
Heterotheca grandiflora
telegraph weed
Agoseris grandiflora
California Dandelion
Hypochaeris radicata
Hairy Cat’s ear
Microseris lindleyi
Silver Puffs
Picris echioides
Prickly ox-tongue
Tragopogon porrifolius
Purple Salsify
Ageratina adenophora
sticky snakeroot
Brickellia californica
California Brickellbush
Achyrachaena mollis
Blow Wives
Senecio flaccidus
threadleaf ragwort

Hydrophyllaceae (waterleaf family)
Pholistoma auritum
fiesta flower

Adoxaceae (Elder family)
Sambucus nigra-caerulea
Blue Elderberry

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Lonicera hispidula
Pink honeysuckle
Symphoricarpos mollis
Trailing Snowberry

Ericaceae (Heath family)
Arctostaphylos glandulosa
Eastwood manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
great berry manzanita

Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Dodecatheon clevelandii
Shooting Star

Garryaceae
Garrya elliptica
Silk tassel Bush

Rubiaceae (Madder family)
Galium aparine
common bedstraw

Oleaceae (Olive family)
Olea europaea
European Olive

Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)
Keckiella cordifolia
Climbing Penstemon

Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Datura wrightii
Sacred Datura
Solanum douglasii
white nightshade
Solanum xanti
purple nightshade

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Brassica nigra
black mustard
Brassica rapa
field mustard
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Shepherd’s purse
Descurainia pinnata
Western Tansy Mustard
Lobularia maritima
Sweet Alyssum
Nasturtium officinale
watercress
Raphanus ssp
wild radish
Thysanocarpus curvipes
Fringe Pod

Cleomaceae (Cleomaceae family)
Cleome isomeris
Bladderpod

Cucurbitaceae (Gourd (cucumber) family)
Marah fabaceus
common manroot

Fabaceae (Legume family)
Acmispon grandiflorus
Chaparral lotus
Astragalus filipes
Milkvetch
Lathyrus vestitus
common pacific pea
Lupinus chamissonis
Silver lupine
Lupinus hirsutissimus
stinging lupine
Lupinus microcarpus
Chick lupine
Lupinus succulentus
arroyo lupine
Melilotus indicus
yellow sweet clover

Geraniaceae (Geraniums family)
Erodium botrys
long-beaked storksbill
Erodium cicutarium
Red-stemmed storksbill

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Croton californicus
California croton
Euphorbia crenulata
Chinese Caps
Ricinus communis
Castor bean

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Ceanothus megacarpus
Bigpod Ceanothus
Ceanothus spinosus
Greenbark

Rosaceae (Rose family)
Cercocarpus betuloides
Mountain Mahogany
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Toyon
Prunus ilicifolia
Holly-leaved cherry
Rubus ursinus
california blackberry

Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Rhus integrifolia
Lemonade Berry
Rhus ovata
Sugar sumac
Rhus trilobata
Skunkbush
Toxicodendron diversilobum
poison oak
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