Santa Barbara County Checklist

This page represents a summary or checklist of species observed in Santa Barbara County. However, it is more than a checklist, because it includes links (thumbnail or common name in list) that lead to more information on the selected plant. To demonstrate what information is available, a slideshow has been created as a guide. Click here to start, and once the slideshow is displayed click “Next” at the top.

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Derived from data files downloaded from iNaturalist.

NUMBER OF SPECIES: 244
Apiales: Apiaceae (Carrot )

Common Lomatium
Lomatium utriculatum
Feb-Apr

Coyote Thistle
Eryngium vaseyi
May-Jun

Rattlesnake Weed
Daucus pusillus
Apr-Jun

Sharp Toothed Sanicle
Sanicula arguta
Mar-Apr

Southern Tauschia
Tauschia arguta
Feb-May
Asparagales: Agavaceae (Agave )

Chaparral Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei
Apr-Jun

Wavyleaf Soap Plant
Chlorogalum pomeridianum
May-Aug
Asparagales: Alliaceae (Onion )

Crinkled Onion
Allium crispum
Mar-Jun

Red-skinned Onion
Allium haematochiton
Mar-May

Sierra Onion
Allium campanulatum
Jun-Aug
Asparagales: Iridaceae (Iris )

Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
Mar-May
Asparagales: Themidaceae (Brodiaea )

Common Brodiaea
Dichelostemma capitatum
Feb-Apr

Goldenstars
Bloomeria crocea
Apr-Jun

Kern Dwarf Brodiaea
Brodiaea terrestris kernensis
May-Jun
Asterales: Asteraceae (Daisy/Aster )

Bigelow Coreopsis
Leptosyne bigelovii
Feb-May

Bush Senecio
Senecio flaccidus douglasii
Jun-Oct

California Aster
Corethrogyne filaginifolia
Jun-Oct

California Brittlebush
Encelia californica
Feb-Jun

California Broomsage
Lepidospartum squamatum
Aug-Nov

California Chicory
Rafinesquia californica
Apr-Jul

California Dandelion
Malacothrix californica
Mar-May

California Dandelion
Agoseris grandiflora
Mar-May

California Goldfields
Lasthenia californica
Feb-Jun

Cliff Aster
Malacothrix saxatilis saxatilis
Mar-Sep

Coastal Goldenbush
Isocoma menziesii
Apr-Nov

Common Gumweed
Grindelia camporum
Apr-Oct

Common Madia
Madia elegans
Jun-Sep

Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Apr-Aug

Cotton Top
Micropus californicus
Apr-May

Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis
Sep-Jan

Deinandra increscens increscens
Deinandra increscens increscens
Jun-Sep

Fort Tejon Milk Aster
Stephanomeria cichoriacea
May-Nov

Giant Coreopsis
Leptosyne gigantea
Jan-May

Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Feb-Aug

Leafy Daisy
Erigeron foliosus foliosus
May-Sep

Manystem Woolly Sunflower
Eriophyllum multicaule
Mar-Jul

Marsh Jaumea
Jaumea carnosa
May-Jul

Mountain Dandelion
Agoseris heterophylla
Apr-Jul

Mule Fat
Baccharis salicifolia
Jan-Dec

Nevin's Woolly Sunflower
Constancea nevinii
Apr-Aug

Saltmarsh Baccharis
Baccharis douglasii
Jul-Sep

Saw-toothed Goldenbush
Hazardia squarrosa
Jun-Oct

Serpentine Sunflower
Helianthus bolanderi
Jun-Oct

Silver Puffs
Uropappus lindleyi
Mar-May

Slender Tarweed
Deinandra fasciculata
Mar-Oct

Small Wirelettuce
Stephanomeria exigua
Jun-Oct

Sneezeweed
Helenium puberulum
Jun-Aug

Southern Tarplant
Centromadia parryi australis
May-Nov

Telegraph Weed
Heterotheca grandiflora
Jan-Dec

Tidy Tips
Layia platyglossa
Feb-May

Woodrush Tarweed
Hemizonia congesta luzulifolia
Aug-Oct

Woolly Marbles
Psilocarphus brevissimus
May-Jun

Yellow Pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula
Jan-Aug
Boraginales: Boraginaceae (Borage )

Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila menziesii
Mar-Jun

Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria
Mar-May

Common Eucrypta
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia
Mar-Jun

Common Fiddleneck
Amsinckia intermedia
Feb-Jun

Douglas' Phacelia
Phacelia douglasii
Mar-May

Fiesta Flower
Pholistoma auritum
Mar-May

Imbricate Phacelia
Phacelia imbricata
Feb-Apr

Lacy Phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Mar-May

Pacific Yerba Santa
Eriodictyon traskiae
May-Jul

Seaside Fiddleneck
Amsinckia spectabilis
Apr-May

Seaside Heliotrope
Heliotropium curassavicum oculatum
May-Jun

Shortlobe Phacelia
Phacelia brachyloba
Apr-May

Sticky Phacelia
Phacelia viscida albiflora
Mar-Jun
Brassicales: Brassicaceae (Mustard )

Clasping-leaved Caulanthus
Caulanthus amplexicaulis
May-Jul

Dobie Pod
Tropidocarpum gracile
Mar-Apr

Island Wallflower
Erysimum insulare
Mar-Jul

Milkmaids
Cardamine californica
Feb-Apr

San Luis Obispo Wallflower
Erysimum capitatum lompocense
Feb-May

Western Wallflower
Erysimum capitatum
Mar-Jul
Caryophyllales: Cactaceae (Cactus )

Chaparral Prickly Pear
Opuntia oricola
Apr-Jun
Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae (Pink )

Douglas' Sandwort
Minuartia douglasii
Apr-Jun

Indian-pink
Silene laciniata
Apr-Jul

Sand Spurrey
Spergularia macrotheca macrotheca
Feb-May
Caryophyllales: Montiaceae (Montia )

Brewer's Redmaids
Calandrinia breweri
Mar-Jun

Miner's Lettuce
Claytonia perfoliata
Feb-May

Redmaids
Calandrinia ciliata
Feb-May

Serpentine Springbeauty
Claytonia exigua
Feb-May
Caryophyllales: Nyctaginaceae (Four OClock )

Red Sand Verbena
Abronia maritima
Feb-Dec

Wishbone Bush
Mirabilis laevis crassifolia
Dec-Jun
Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat )

Cithara Buckwheat
Eriogonum cithariforme
May-Oct

Leafy Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum foliolosum
Jun-Aug

Long-stemmed Buckwheat
Eriogonum elongatum
Aug-Nov

Pink Spineflower
Chorizanthe membranacea
Apr-Jun

Rock Buckwheat
Eriogonum saxatile
May-Aug

Santa Barbara Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum compactum
May-Aug

Seacliff Wild Buckwheat
Eriogonum parvifolium
Jan-Dec

Turkish Rugging
Chorizanthe staticoides
Apr-Jul

Water Smartweed
Persicaria amphibia
Jul-Oct
Dilleniales: Paeoniaceae (Peony )

California Peony
Paeonia californica
Feb-Apr
Dipsacales: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle )

Chaparral Honeysuckle
Lonicera subspicata denudata
May-Aug
Dipsacales: Valerianaceae (Valerian )

White Plectritis
Plectritis macrocera
Mar-May
Ericales: Ericaceae (Heath )

Bigberry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Jan-Feb

California Huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum
Feb-Jun

Eastwood's Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glandulosa glandulosa
Jan-Mar

Refugio Manzanita
Arctostaphylos refugioensis
Dec-Mar
Ericales: Primulaceae (Primose )

Padre's Shootingstar
Dodecatheon clevelandii
Mar-Apr
Ericales: Styracaceae (Storax )

California Snowdrop Bush
Styrax redivivus
Apr-Jun
Fabales: Fabaceae (Pea )

Bishop Lotus
Acmispon strigosus
Feb-Jun

Bolander's Pea
Lathyrus vestitus
Jan-May

California Hemp
Hoita macrostachya
Jun-Jul

California Indian Breadroot
Pediomelum californicum
Apr-Jul

Chaparral Pea
Pickeringia montana
May-Aug

Coastal Lotus
Acmispon maritimus
Mar-Jun

Common Deerweed
Acmispon glaber
Mar-Aug

Common Indian Clover
Trifolium albopurpureum
Mar-Jun

False Lupine
Thermopsis macrophylla
Apr-Jun

Island Broom
Acmispon dendroideus dendroideus
Jan-Aug

Large-flowered Lotus
Acmispon grandiflorus
Apr-Jul

Miniature Lupine
Lupinus bicolor
Mar-Jun

Santa Barbara Milkvetch
Astragalus trichopodus trichopodus
Feb-Jun

Silver Bush Lupine
Lupinus albifrons albifrons
Apr-Jul

Sky Lupine
Lupinus nanus
Mar-May

Southern California Locoweed
Astragalus trichopodus lonchus
Feb-Jun

Stinging Lupine
Lupinus hirsutissimus
Mar-May

Tomcat Clover
Trifolium willdenovii
Apr-May

Tree Clover
Trifolium ciliolatum
Apr-May
Fagales: Betulaceae (Birch )

White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia
Sep-Nov
Garryales: Garryaceae (Silk Tassel )

Veatch Silktassel
Garrya veatchii
Feb-Apr
Gentianales: Apocynaceae (Dogbanes )

California Milkweed
Asclepias californica
Apr-Jul

Narrow Leaf Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis
Jun-Sep
Gentianales: Rubiaceae (Coffee )

Needle Bedstraw
Galium andrewsii
Apr-Jul
Lamiales: Lamiaceae (Mint )

California Hedge Nettle
Stachys bullata
Apr-Sep

Chia
Salvia columbariae
Mar-Jun

Danny's Skullcap
Scutellaria tuberosa
Mar-Jul

Hummingbird Sage
Salvia spathacea
Feb-Jul

Mustang Mint
Monardella breweri lanceolata
Jun-Aug

Pitcher Sage
Lepechinia calycina
Mar-Jun

Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Apr-Jul

Thistle Sage
Salvia carduacea
Mar-May

Vinegar Weed
Trichostema lanceolatum
Aug-Oct

White Leaf Monardella
Monardella hypoleuca
Jun-Aug

White Sage
Salvia apiana
Apr-Jul

Woolly Bluecurls
Trichostema lanatum
Mar-Jun
Lamiales: Oleaceae (Olive )

California Ash
Fraxinus dipetala
Mar-Jun
Lamiales: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape )

Clustered Broomrape
Orobanche fasciculata
Mar-Aug

Coast Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja affinis affinis
Mar-Jun

Dense Flower Owl's Clover
Castilleja densiflora densiflora
Mar-May

Indian Warrior
Pedicularis densiflora
Jan-Apr

Lesser Paintbrush
Castilleja minor spiralis
Jun-Oct

Oneflowered Broomrape
Orobanche uniflora
Apr-Jul

Purple Owl's Clover
Castilleja exserta
Mar-Jun

Wavyleaf Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja applegatei martinii
Apr-Jun
Lamiales: Phrymaceae (Lopseed )

Orange Bush Monkeyflower
Mimulus aurantiacus
Mar-Aug

Scarlet Monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis
Mar-Sep

Seep Monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus
Apr-Jun

Widethroat Yellow Monkeyflower
Mimulus brevipes
Apr-Jul
Lamiales: Plantaginaceae (Plantain )

Blue Toadflax
Nuttallanthus texanus
Mar-May

California Plantain
Plantago erecta
Feb-Mar

Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus
May-Jul

Gaping Keckiella
Keckiella breviflora
Apr-Jul

Grinnell's Beardtongue
Penstemon grinnellii
May-Jul

Heartleaf Keckiella
Keckiella cordifolia
Mar-Aug

Kellogg's Snapdragon
Antirrhinum kelloggii
Mar-May

Northern Blue-stemmed Keckiella
Keckiella ternata septentrionalis
Jun-Aug

Nuttall's Snapdragon
Antirrhinum nuttallianum subsessile
Mar-Aug

Purple Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla
Feb-Apr

Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon centranthifolius
Apr-Jul

Withered Snapdragon
Antirrhinum multiflorum
May-Jul
Lamiales: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort )

California Bee Plant
Scrophularia californica
Feb-May
Lamiales: Verbenaceae (Verbena )

Western Vervain
Verbena lasiostachys
Apr-Sep
Laurales: Lauraceae (Laurel )

California Bay
Umbellularia californica
Mar-May
Liliales: Liliaceae (Lily )

Butterfly Mariposa Lily
Calochortus venustus
May-Jun

Catalina Mariposa Lily
Calochortus catalinae
Mar-Jun

Chocolate Lily
Fritillaria biflora
Mar-Apr

Club-haired Mariposa
Calochortus clavatus pallidus
May-Jul

Late-flowered Mariposa Lily
Calochortus fimbriatus
Jun-Aug

Ojai Fritillary
Fritillaria ojaiensis
Feb-May

Palmer's Mariposa Lily
Calochortus palmeri palmeri
Apr-Jul

White Globe Lily
Calochortus albus
Apr-May
Liliales: Melanthiaceae (Trillium )

Fremont's Deathcamas
Toxicoscordion fremontii
Mar-May

Meadow Deathcamas
Toxicoscordion venenosum venenosum
May-Jul
Malpighiales: Datiscaceae (Datisca )

Durango Root
Datisca glomerata
May-Jul
Malpighiales: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge )

California Croton
Croton californicus
Apr-Jul

Turkey Mullein
Croton setigerus
May-Oct
Malpighiales: Frankeniaceae (Sea-heath )

Alkali Heath
Frankenia salina
May-Oct
Malpighiales: Loasaceae (Blazing Star )

Giant Blazingstar
Mentzelia laevicaulis
Aug-Oct

Grass Blazingstar
Mentzelia gracilenta
Apr-May
Malpighiales: Violaceae (Viola )

California Golden Violet
Viola pedunculata
Feb-Apr

Goosefoot Yellow Violet
Viola purpurea quercetorum
Apr-Jun
Malvales: Malvaceae (Mallow )

Alkali Mallow
Malvella leprosa
Apr-Oct

California Checker Mallow
Sidalcea malviflora californica
May-Aug

Chaparral Mallow
Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Apr-Jul

Island Mallow
Malva assurgentiflora
Feb-Jul
Myrtales: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose )

Autumn Willowweed
Epilobium brachycarpum
Jun-Oct

Beach Evening-primrose
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia
Jan-Aug

Botta's Clarkia
Clarkia bottae
Apr-Jun

California Fuchsia
Epilobium canum
Aug-Nov

Elegant Clarkia
Clarkia unguiculata
Jun-Sep

Forest Clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea
Apr-Jul

Hooker's Evening Primrose
Oenothera elata hookeri
Apr-Sep

Mojave Suncup
Camissonia campestris
Mar-May

Speckled Clarkia
Clarkia cylindrica
Apr-Jul

Spencer Primrose
Camissoniopsis micrantha
Mar-Jun

Willow Herb Clarkia
Clarkia epilobioides
Apr-May
Poales: Juncaceae (Juncus )

Brownheaded Rush
Juncus phaeocephalus phaeocephalus
Apr-Jun
Ranunculales: Papaveraceae (Poppy )

Bush Poppy
Dendromecon rigida
Feb-May

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Apr-Jul

Cream Cups
Platystemon californicus
Feb-May

Fire Poppy
Papaver californicum
Apr-May

Golden Eardrops
Ehrendorferia chrysantha
May-Jul

Tufted Poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa
Mar-Aug

Yellow Bleeding Heart
Ehrendorferia ochroleuca
May-Jul
Ranunculales: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup )

California Buttercup
Ranunculus californicus
Feb-May

Chaparral Clematis
Clematis lasiantha
Mar-Jul
Rosales: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop )

Chalk Dudleya
Dudleya pulverulenta
May-Jul

Lanceleaf Liveforever
Dudleya lanceolata
May-Jun

Sand Pygmy Weed
Crassula connata
Feb-May
Rosales: Grossulariaceae (Currants & Gooseberries )

Chaparral Currant
Ribes malvaceum
Dec-Mar

Fuschia-flowered Gooseberry
Ribes speciosum
Jan-May

Hillside Gooseberry
Ribes californicum
Jan-Mar
Rosales: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn )

California Coffeeberry
Frangula californica
Jun-Aug

Greenbark Ceanothus
Ceanothus spinosus
Mar-May

Hollyleaf Redberry
Rhamnus ilicifolia
Apr-Jun

Lompoc Ceanothus
Ceanothus cuneatus fascicularis
Feb-Apr

Palmer's Ceanothus
Ceanothus palmeri
Apr-May
Rosales: Rosaceae (Rose )

Bitter Cherry
Prunus emarginata
Apr-May

California Blackberry
Rubus ursinus
Feb-May

California Wild Rose
Rosa californica
May-Aug

Chamise
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Jun-Aug

Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
Apr-Jun

Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor
May-Jul

Toyon
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Jun-Aug
Rosales: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage )

California Saxifrage
Micranthes californica
Mar-Apr

Mission Star
Lithophragma cymbalaria
Mar-May

Woodland Star
Lithophragma affine
Mar-May
Sapindales: Anacardiaceae (Sumac )

Laurel Sumac
Malosma laurina
Feb-Jul
Sapindales: Sapindaceae (Soapberry )

Big-leaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum
Apr-May
Solanales: Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory )

Chaparral Dodder
Cuscuta californica
Feb-Aug

Coast Morning Glory
Calystegia macrostegia cyclostegia
Feb-Jul

Sierra False Bindweed
Calystegia malacophylla pedicellata
May-Aug
Solanales: Polemoniaceae (Phlox )

California Gilia
Gilia achilleifolia achilleifolia
Feb-Apr

California Prickly Phlox
Linanthus californicus
Feb-Aug

Globe Gilia
Gilia capitata
Feb-Apr

Holly Leaf Navarretia
Navarretia atractyloides
May-Jun

Mitre-fruit Navarretia
Navarretia mitracarpa
May-Jul

Purple-spot Gilia
Gilia clivorum
Feb-Jun

Slender Phlox
Microsteris gracilis
Feb-Jun

Sticky False Gilia
Allophyllum glutinosum
Apr-Jun

Variable Linanthus
Leptosiphon parviflorus
Mar-Jun

Volcanic Gilia
Gilia ochroleuca bizonata
Mar-Jul

White False Gilia
Allophyllum integrifolium
Jun-Jul
Solanales: Solanaceae (Nightshade )

Datura
Datura wrightii
Feb-Oct
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