A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Caryophyllaceae

Scientific Name

Cardionema ramosissimum

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Common Name 

sandmat

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Cerastium glomeratum

Cerastium_glomeratum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

sticky chickweed

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, SW, AW, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Polycarpon tetraphyllum

Polycarpon_tetraphyllum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

four-leaved manyseed

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Silene gallica

Silene_gallica_plant.jpg

Common Name 

common catchfly

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Spergula arvensis

Spergula_arvensis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

spurry

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM, DS, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Spergularia canadensis

Spergularia_canadensis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

western sand-spurrey

Close-up 

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Status

N, C

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

BM, SM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Spergularia marina

Spergularia_marina_plant.jpg

Common Name 

salt marsh sand spurrey

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM, BM, AW

Other

N/A

Spergularia_marina_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Spergularia macrotheca var. macrothea

Spergularia_macrotheca_plant.jpg

Common Name 

sticky sand spurrey

Close-up 

Spergularia_macrotheca_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Spergularia rubra

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Common Name 

red sand spurry

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

SM, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Stellaria nitens

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Common Name 

northern starwort

Close-up 

1. No image

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

BM, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Stellaria longipes var. longpipes

1. No image

Common Name 

meadow starwort

Close-up 

1. No image

Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Stellaria media

Stellaria_media_plant.jpg

Common Name 

common chickweed

Close-up 

Stellaria_media_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

AW, DM, FM, DS, SW

Other

N/A

Stellaria_media_habitat.jpg

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).