The Flora of the PCT: A8 Sunrise Parking Area Junction to Highway 78: Area Flora

See The Flora of the PCT: A8 Sunrise Parking Area Junction to Highway 78 for an introduction to this checklist.

This version of the Checklist gives the plant species in the entire section of Trail, from Sunrise Parking Area Junction to Highway 78, as well as from vouchers from the immediate vicinity of the area, in plant family order, with the Family and Scientific Name from the 2012 Second Edition Jepson Manual.

The column #Pls gives the minimum number of plants, up to a maximum of 99 plants, for species seen in the field surveys of A8b; there may be additional number of plants of those species in section A8a, where abundances were not estimated. Species with A8a in that column were only seen in Section A8a, which has been surveyed only once by RT and Shaun Hawke. Species with RT in that column were seen only in Section A8b by RT and Shaun Hawke in a survey of the entire trail on 5 May 2013. No abundance estimates were made in those surveys.Species with V in that column were vouchered from the trail.

For species seen by us, an abbreviation is sometimes given just before the number of plants, to indicate uncertain determinations; see abbreviation for the determination uncertainties.

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#FamilScientific Name(*)Common Name#Pls
Lycophytes
1SelagSelaginella bigeloviiBigelow's spike-moss99
Ferns
2PteriCheilanthes covilleibeady lipfern15
3PteriPellaea andromedifoliacoffee fern10
4PteriPellaea mucronata var. mucronatabird's-foot fern20
5PteriPentagramma triangularis ssp. maxoniiMaxon's silverback fern8
6PteriPentagramma triangularis ssp. rebmaniiRebman's silverback fern3
Gymnosperms
7CupreJuniperus californicaCalifornia juniper99
8PinacPinus monophyllapinyon pine2
Eudicots
9AdoxaSambucus nigra ssp. caeruleablue elderberry1
10AmaraAmaranthus fimbriatusfringed amaranth99
11AnacaRhus aromaticabasketbushA8a
12AnacaRhus ovatasugar bush99
13AnacaToxicodendron diversilobumpoison oakRT
14ApiacLomatium dasycarpum ssp. dasycarpumwoolly-fruited lomatiumA8a
15ApiacLomatium mohavenseMojave lomatium~10
16ApiacSanicula bipinnatifidapurple saniclespA8a
17ApiacTauschia argutasouthern tauschia8
18ApocyAsclepias californicaCalifornia milkweed~A8a
19AsterAcamptopappus sphaerocephalus var. sphaerocephalusgoldenhead5
20AsterAdenophyllum porophylloidesSan Felipe dogweed99
21AsterAmbrosia acanthicarpabur-ragweed40
22AsterAmbrosia salsola var. salsolacheesebush99
23AsterArtemisia dracunculuswild tarragon1
24AsterArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. incomptamountain mugwort25
25AsterArtemisia tridentatabig sagebrushA8a
26AsterBaccharis salicifolia ssp. salicifoliamule fatA8a
27AsterBaccharis sergiloidesdesert baccharisA8a
28AsterBahiopsis parishiiParish's viguiera50
29AsterBebbia juncea var. asperasweetbush1
30AsterBrickellia atractyloides var. odontolepisCalifornia spear-leaved brickellia5
31AsterBrickellia californicaCalifornia brickellbush3
32AsterBrickellia frutescensshrubby brickellia3
33AsterCentaurea melitensis*tocaloteA8a
34AsterChaenactis artemisiifoliameally white pincushion99
35AsterChaenactis fremontiiFremont pincushion30
36AsterChaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriusculayellow pincushion90
37AsterCirsium occidentale var. californicumCalifornia thistleA8a
38AsterCorethrogyne filaginifoliaCalifornia-aster2
39AsterEncelia actoniActon encelia99
40AsterEncelia farinosabrittlebush1
41AsterEricameria brachylepisboundary goldenbush99
42AsterEricameria cuneata var. macrocephalaLaguna Mtns. goldenbushspA8a
43AsterEricameria linearifolianarrowleaf goldenbush14
44AsterEricameria parishii var. parishiiParish's goldenbushA8a
45AsterErigeron canadensishorseweed20
46AsterErigeron foliosus var. foliosusleafy daisy10
47AsterEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorumgolden yarrow99
48AsterEriophyllum wallacei var. rubellumWallace's woolly daisy50
49AsterGutierrezia californicaCalifornia matchweed99
50AsterHazardia squarrosa var. grindelioidessaw-toothed goldenbushA8a
51AsterHelianthus gracilentusslender sunflower12
52AsterHulsea californicaSan Diego sunflower45
53AsterIsocoma acradeniaalkali goldenbushsspRT
54AsterLactuca serriola*prickly lettuce25
55AsterLasthenia gracilisgoldfields99
56AsterLayia glandulosawhite tidy-tips1
57AsterLogfia depressadwarf filago15
58AsterLogfia filaginoidesCalifornia filago10
59AsterLogfia gallica*narrowleaf filago1
60AsterMalacothrix clevelandiiannual malacothrix2
61AsterMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelion1
62AsterPectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed99
63AsterPorophyllum gracileodora9
64AsterPseudognaphalium beneolensfragrant everlasting1
65AsterPseudognaphalium californicumCalifornia everlasting5
66AsterRafinesquia californicaCalifornia chicory5
67AsterSonchus oleraceus*sow thistle5
68AsterStephanomeria exigua ssp. deaneislender wreathplantsspA8a
69AsterStephanomeria exigua ssp. exiguaslender wreathplant25
70AsterStephanomeria pauciflorawire-lettuce5
71AsterStylocline gnaphaloideseverlasting nest-straw8
72AsterUropappus lindleyisilver puffs8
73BoragAmsinckia intermediacommon fiddleneck25
74BoragCryptantha barbigera var. barbigerabearded cryptantha50
75BoragCryptantha intermedia var. intermediapopcorn flower99
76BoragCryptantha micrantha var. micranthared-root cryptantha5
77BoragCryptantha muricataprickly cryptanthaV
78BoragCryptantha pterocarya var. “pseudocycloptera”wing-nut cryptantha10
79BoragEmmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells99
80BoragEriodictyon parryipoodle-dog bushV
81BoragEriodictyon trichocalyx var. lanatumsmoothleaf yerba santaA8a
82BoragEucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifidaeucrypta3
83BoragHeliotropium curassavicum var. oculatumseaside heliotropeRT
84BoragPectocarya linearis ssp. feroculaslender combseed1
85BoragPectocarya penicillatacombseed10
86BoragPectocarya recurvatacurvenut combseed1
87BoragPhacelia affinislimestone phacelia50
88BoragPhacelia cicutaria var. hispidacaterpillar phacelia75
89BoragPhacelia cryptanthalimestone phacelia5
90BoragPhacelia distanscommon phacelia99
91BoragPhacelia minorwild canterbury bells6
92BoragPlagiobothrys arizonicusArizona popcorn flower1
93BrassBoechera californicaCalifornia elegant rock-cressspA8a
94BrassBoechera perennansperennial rock-cress25
95BrassCaulanthus halliiHall's caulanthus2
96BrassCaulanthus lasiophyllusCalifornia mustard1
97BrassCaulanthus simulansPayson's wild cabbage15
98BrassDescurainia pinnatawestern tansy-mustard30
99BrassErysimum capitatum var. capitatumwestern wallflowerA8a
100BrassHirschfeldia incana*shortpod mustard10
101BrassLepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass25
102BrassSisymbrium altissimum*tumble-mustard45
103BrassSisymbrium irio*London rocket1
104BrassStreptanthus campestrissouthern jewel-flower1
105BrassThysanocarpus curvipesfringe-podspA8a
106BrassTropidocarpum gracileslender tropidocarpum1
107CactaCylindropuntia californica var. parkericane cholla99
108CactaEchinocereus engelmanniiEngelmann's hedgehog cactus99
109CactaMammillaria dioicaCalifornia fish-hook cactus1
110CactaOpuntia basilaris var. basilarisbeavertail cactus99
111CactaOpuntia chloroticapancake prickly-pear1
112CactaOpuntia phaeacanthadesert prickly-pear12
113CapriLonicera subspicata var. denudatasouthern honeysuckle15
114ChenoAtriplex canescens var. canescens (s.l.)four-wing saltbushRT
115ChenoAtriplex polycarpacattle saltbushRT
116ChenoChenopodium berlandieripit-seed goosefoot2
117ChenoChenopodium fremontiiFremont's goosefoot10
118ChenoSalsola tragus*Russian thistleRT
119CistaHelianthemum scopariumrush-roseA8a
120ConvoCalystegia macrostegiasouthern California morning-glory1
121ConvoCuscuta californicaCalifornia dodderspA8a
122CrassDudleya arizonicaArizona chalk dudleya~1
123CrassDudleya saxosa ssp. aloidesdesert dudleya3
124CucurMarah macrocarpawild-cucumber50
125EricaArctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. leucophyllaPeninsular Range manzanita40
126EricaArctostaphylos glaucabigberry manzanita6
127EuphoBernardia incanawestern bernardia40
128EuphoChamaesyce albomarginatarattlesnake weed99
129EuphoChamaesyce melanadeniared-gland spurge55
130EuphoChamaesyce micromeraSonoran spurge1
131EuphoCroton setigerusdove weed15
132FabacAcmispon argophyllus var. argophyllussouthern California silver-lotus12
133FabacAcmispon glaber var. brevialatusshort-winged deerweed99
134FabacAcmispon grandiflorus var. grandifloruschaparral lotusA8a
135FabacAcmispon haydoniipygmy lotus40
136FabacAcmispon strigosusstrigose lotus25
137FabacAstragalus palmeriPalmer's milk-vetch25
138FabacCercis occidentaliswestern redbudA8a
139FabacLathyrus vestitus var. alefeldiiSan Diego pea~A8a
140FabacLupinus concinnusbajada lupine9
141FabacLupinus excubitus var. austromontanusmountain grape-soda lupineA8a
142FabacLupinus sparsiflorusCoulter's lupine13
143FabacProsopis glandulosa var. torreyanahoney mesquite8
144FabacSenegalia greggiicatclaw99
145FagacQuercus acutidensTorrey's scrub oakspA8a
146FagacQuercus agrifolia var. oxyadeniasouthern coast live oakA8a
147FagacQuercus chrysolepiscanyon live oakA8a
148FagacQuercus cornelius-mulleridesert scrub oak99
149FagacQuercus wislizeni var. frutescensinterior live oakA8a
150GarryGarrya flavescensashy silk tasselA8a
151GeranErodium botrys*long-beaked filareeA8a
152GeranErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree99
153GrossRibes indecorumwhite-flowering currant21
154KrameKrameria bicolorwhite rhatany41
155KrameKrameria erectaPima rhatany99
156LamiaMonardella nanashort-flowered monardellaA8a
157LamiaSalvia apianawhite sage40
158LamiaSalvia columbariaechia95
159LamiaSalvia sonomensisSonoma sageA8a
160LamiaTrichostema parishiiParish's bluecurlsA8a
161LinacLinum lewisii var. lewisiiLewis' flaxA8a
162LoasaMentzelia albicauliswhite-stemmed blazing star20
163LoasaMentzelia montanamountain blazing starRT
164LoasaMentzelia veatchianaVeatch's blazing star8
165MalvaMalacothamnus aboriginumIndian Valley bush mallow99
166MalvaMalacothamnus densiflorusyellow-stem bush mallowV
167MalvaSphaeralcea ambigua var. ambiguaapricot mallowssp99
168MalvaSphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosadesert globemallowV
169MolluMollugo cerviana*carpet-weed10
170MontiCalyptridium monandrumsand cress20
171NyctaBoerhavia coccineascarlet spiderling?1
172NyctaBoerhavia triquetra var. intermediafivewing spiderling99
173NyctaMirabilis laevis var. retrorsaBigelow's desert four-o'clock99
174NyctaMirabilis laevis var. villosaBigelow's desert four-o'clock10
175NyctaMirabilis multiflora var. pubescensgiant four o'clock20
176OnagrCamissonia strigulosastrigose suncup4
177OnagrCamissoniopsis confusaSan Bernardino suncup~1
178OnagrCamissoniopsis hirtellafield suncupsp2
179OnagrCamissoniopsis ignotaJurupa Hills suncups10
180OnagrCamissoniopsis pallida ssp. pallidapale suncup99
181OnagrClarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnerapurple clarkiaA8a
182OnagrEulobus californicusCalifornia suncup99
183OrobaCastilleja exserta ssp. exsertapurple owl's-cloverA8a
184OrobaCastilleja foliolosawoolly Indian paintbrush40
185OrobaCordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerusbristly bird's beakA8a
186OrobaOrobanche cooperiCooper's broomrape13
187PapavArgemone munitaprickly poppy99
188PapavDendromecon rigidabush poppyV
189PapavEhrendorferia chrysanthagolden ear drops99
190PhrymMimulus brevipeswide-throated yellow monkeyflower3
191PlantAntirrhinum coulterianumCoulter's snapdragon10
192PlantCollinsia concolorsouthern Chinese houses5
193PlantKeckiella antirrhinoides var. microphyllalittle-leaved chaparral beardtongue40
194PlantKeckiella ternata var. ternatawhorledleaf penstemon2
195PlantPenstemon centranthifoliusscarlet bugler24
196PlantPenstemon spectabilis var. spectabilisshowy penstemon99
197PlantPlantago patagonicaPatagonia plantain5
198PolemAllophyllum glutinosumsticky false-gilia?RT
199PolemEriastrum diffusumminiature woolly-star4
200PolemEriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star99
201PolemEriastrum sapphirinum ssp. dasyanthumsapphire woolly-starspA8a
202PolemGilia diegensiscoastal gilia99
203PolemLeptosiphon lemmoniiLemmon's linanthus1
204PolemLoeseliastrum schottiiSchott's calico30
205PolemSaltugilia australissouthern gilia60
206PolygChorizanthe fimbriata var. laciniatalace-fringed spineflower99
207PolygEriogonum davidsoniiDavidson's buckwheat90
208PolygEriogonum elongatum var. elongatumlong-stemmed buckwheat5
209PolygEriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosumCalifornia buckwheatV
210PolygEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat99
211PolygEriogonum gracile var. incultumslender buckwheat50
212PolygEriogonum plumatellayucca buckwheat5
213PolygEriogonum thurberiThurber's buckwheat99
214PolygPterostegia drymarioidesthreadstem9
215RanunClematis paucifloravirgin's bower~7
216RanunDelphinium cardinalescarlet larkspurA8a
217RanunDelphinium parishii ssp. subglobosumintermediate larkspur8
218RhamnCeanothus oliganthushairy ceanothusA8a
219RhamnCeanothus perplexanscupped-leaf ceanothus30
220RhamnRhamnus ilicifoliahollyleaf redberry3
221RhamnZiziphus parryi var. parryilotebush99
222RosacAdenostoma fasciculatumchamise99
223RosacCercocarpus betuloides var. betuloidesbirch-leaf mountain-mahogany15
224RosacColeogyne ramosissimablack brush99
225RosacPrunus fasciculata var. fasciculatadesert almond25
226RosacPrunus fremontiidesert apricot99
227RosacPrunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifoliahollyleaf cherry4
228RubiaGalium andrewsii ssp. andrewsiiphlox-leaved bedstraw1
229RubiaGalium angustifolium ssp. angustifoliumnarrowleaf bedstraw45
230RubiaGalium stellatumstar-flowered bedstrawspA8a
231RutacThamnosma montanaturpentine broom5
232SalicPopulus fremontii ssp. fremontiiFremont cottonwoodRT
233ScropScrophularia californicaCalifornia bee plant99
234SimmoSimmondsia chinensisjojoba99
235SolanDatura wrightiisacred datura99
236SolanLycium andersoniiAnderson's boxthorn25
237SolanLycium cooperiCooper's boxthorn15
238SolanNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco5
239SolanPhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry2
240SolanSolanum parishiiParish's purple nightshade99
241SolanSolanum umbelliferumblue-witch nightshade~A8a
242ViolaViola purpurea ssp. purpureagoosefoot violetA8a
243ViscaPhoradendron bolleanumdense mistletoe50
244ViscaPhoradendron californicumdesert mistletoe35
245ZygopFagonia laevisCalifornia fagoniaRT
246ZygopKallstroemia californicaCalifornia caltrop1
247ZygopLarrea tridentatacreosote bush99
Monocots
248AgavaAgave deserti var. desertidesert agave99
249AgavaHesperoyucca whippleichaparral yucca99
250AgavaYucca schidigeraMohave yucca99
251AlliaAllium fimbriatum var. fimbriatumfringed onion6
252LiliaCalochortus concolorgolden-bowl mariposaRT
253LiliaCalochortus splendenssplendid mariposa lily40
254PoaceAristida adscensionissix-weeks three-awn99
255PoaceAristida purpureapurple three-awn25
256PoaceAvena barbata*slender wild oats75
257PoaceAvena fatua*wild oats5
258PoaceBouteloua aristidoides var. aristidoidesneedle grama~3
259PoaceBouteloua barbata var. barbatasix-weeks grama99
260PoaceBromus diandrus*ripgut brome55
261PoaceBromus hordeaceus*soft chessA8a
262PoaceBromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome99
263PoaceBromus tectorum*downy brome99
264PoaceFestuca myuros*rattail fescuespA8a
265PoaceFestuca octoflorahairy six-weeks fescueV
266PoaceHilaria rigidabig galleta25
267PoaceMelica frutescenstall melica6
268PoaceMelica imperfectacoast-range melic15
269PoaceMuhlenbergia microspermalittleseed muhly99
270PoaceMuhlenbergia porteriPorter's muhly2
271PoacePoa secunda ssp. secundaone-sided bluegrass35
272PoaceSchismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus99
273PoaceSporobolus cryptandrussand dropseed15
274PoaceStipa cernuanodding needlegrass5
275PoaceStipa coronatagiant needlegrass10
276PoaceStipa parishii var. parishiiParish's needlegrass~A8a
277PoaceStipa speciosadesert needlegrass50
278RuscaNolina parryiParry's nolina20
279ThemiDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatumblue dicks99
280ThemiDichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorumfew-flowered blue dicks1
281ThemiMuilla maritimamuilla6


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