Existing and introduced California native and non native seedling photos
–How to tell natives from weeds-
All plants shown are photographed by me on on my property, in the seedling stage, to make it easy to distinguish the natives from the non natives when weeding. All these plants were existing here, were introduced by me or are non native weeds, meaning ones I choose to eradicate, if I can, or at least to decrease them.
The property location is 30 miles due south of Yosemite, California at 3000 feet, in the midst of Ponderosa pines, Black, Interior Oaks and Oracle Oaks. The other existing plants here on our 7 arces is listed in the Tab Existing Native Plants.
In the seed packs, I planted the native wildflower seeds so I could identify them as they sprouted. This was a big learning experience!
I have coded these as: X for existing plants, CA for California natives, I for introduced plants and W for (existing)non native weeds. Please help with any errors you see. Thanks!
Dec 11 2010 Test pony paks two months after planting day.
Baby Blue Eyes, Nemophila menziesii CA X
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica CA X
Farewell to spring, Clarkia amoena CA X
Five Spot, Nemophila maculata CA X
Globe Gilia, Gilia capitata CA I
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus ‘Ed Gedling’ CA I
Tidytips, Layia platyglossa CA I
Winter Vetch, Vicia villosa W
Purslane Portulaca oleracea W
Chickweed Stellaria media W
Gamble Weed Sanicula crassicaulis CA X
Heermann’s tarweed, Holocarpha heermannii CA X
California Golden Violet Viola pedunculata CA X
Wavyleaf Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum CA X
Pacific woodrush, Luzula comosa seedling CA X
Redmaids, Calandrinia ciliata W
Love in a mist, Nigella damascena I
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium CA X
Blue flax, Linim lewisii seedling CA
Jupiter’s beard, Centranthus ruber seedling center I
Oxeye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare I
Pearly everlasting, Gnaphalium californicum CA X
Mullein Verbascum thapsus CA X
Rudbeckia hirta Black eyed Susan CA
Lamb’s quarter, Chenopodium album-edible
Shooting Star, Dodecatheon hendersoni CA X
California vetch seedling Vicia hassei CA native, but I weed it out.
Chickweed Stellaria media
Common dandelion Taraxacum officinale-edible
Common purslane Portulaca oleracea-edible
Torilis arvensis, Spreading Hedgeparsley See…, here are the stickers and the reason we only wear slip-on shoes ‘in the field.’
Hedgeparsley Torilis arvensis These make awful stickers.
Filaree seedling Erodium botrys Longbeak Stork’s Bill
Erodiums, cicutarium (Left) and botrys (Right)
Erodium botrys Longbeak Stork’s Bill. Some love the flowers; I use the flowers to spot these and kill ’em!
English plantain Plantago lanceolata I used to like thesse, but now I’m over it.
Pacific woodrush, Luzula comosa
Crabgrass Digitaria spp.
Mouse-ear Chickweed, Cerastium fontanum Cute name, but out, I say!
Rose clover, Trifolium fragiferum
Chaparral Honeysuckle, Lonicera interrupta seedling
True babystars, Leptosiphon bicolor
Claytonia perfoliata Miners lettuceclaytonia-perfoliata-miners-lettuceThis Claytonia grows on a sunny slope, turning red at the base.
Claytonia perfoliata Miners lettuceThe seedling starts out with tiny leaves on a spidery cluster of stems, here at the base of an oak.
Little bittercress, Cardamine oligosperma CA X
Echinochloa crus-galli Barnyard grass
Crabgrass, Orchard grass, Poa comparison W
Small Fescue, Vulpia microstachys CA I
Knotweed, Polygonum arenastrum W
Golden Yarrow, Eriophyllum confertiflorum CA X
Ephemeral sprouts appear as early as middle of February
Lindley’s Silverpuffs, seedling
Grand Mountain Dandelion Agoseris grandiflora seedling
Galium aparine Bedstraw
Chaparral Honeysuckle Lonicera interrupta CA X
California vetch, Vicia Hassei, a CA native, but not in my meadow.
Bedstraw Galium aparine and Field Madder, Sherardia arvensis
Bedstraw, Catchweed, Galium aparine CA W
Achnatherum hymenoides, Indian Rice Grass
Posts having to do with this list are Meadow Planting.
Nov 2010 Do you dream of a natural and beautiful wildflower meadow?
Dec 2010 Let’s check for progress on the meadow!
Weeding the meadow
Feb 2011 How to weed a meadow in the Sierra Foothills
March 2011 Let’s check on Fall and Winter projects!
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