A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Brassicaceae

Scientific Name

Brassica rapa

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Common Name 

common mustard

Close-up 

Brassica_rapa_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Habitat

AW, FM

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Cakile edentula

Cakile_edentula_plant.jpg

Common Name 

American sea rocket

Close-up 

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Status

E

Habitat

DM

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Cakile maritima

Cakile_maritima_plant.jpg

Common Name 

European sea rocket

Close-up 

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Status

E

Habitat

DM

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Capsella_bursa-pastoris_plant.jpg

Common Name 

shepherd's purse

Close-up 

Capsella_bursa-pastoris_flower.jpg

Status

E

Habitat

DM, DS, AW

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Cardamine oligosperma

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Common Name 

bitter cress

Close-up 

Cardamine_oligosperma_flower.jpg

Status

N

Habitat

DM, AW, DS, SW

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Coincya monensis

Coincya_monensis_plant.JPG

Common Name 

star-mustard

Close-up 

Coincya_monensis_flower.BMP

Status

E, I

Habitat

DM

Occurs

N/A

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Erysimum menziesii

Erysimum_menziesii_plant.jpg

Common Name 

Humboldt Bay wallflower

Close-up 

Erysimum_menziesii_flower.jpg

Status

N, C

Habitat

DM

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Hirschfeldia incana

Hirschfeldia_incana_plant.jpg

Common Name 

shortpod mustard

Close-up 

Hirschfeldia_incana_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Habitat

DM, AW

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Lepidium nitidum

Lepidium_nitidum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

shining pepperweed

Close-up 

Lepidium_nitidum_flower.jpg

Status

N

Habitat

DM

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Nasturtium officinale

Nasturtium_officinale_plant.jpg

Common Name 

water cress

Close-up 

Nasturtium_officinale_flower.jpg

Status

N

Habitat

FM, RF

Occurs

N/A

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Raphanus raphanistrum

Raphanus_raphanistrum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

wild radish

Close-up 

Raphanus_raphanistrum_flower.jpg

Status

E

Habitat

DM, AW, RF

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Sisymbrium officinale

Sisymbrium_officinale_plant.jpg

Common Name 

hedge mustard

Close-up 

Sisymbrium_officinale_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Habitat

AW, CDF

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).