A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Ericaceae

Scientific Name

Allotropa virgata

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Common Name 

sugar-stick

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Arbutus menziesii

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Common Name 

Pacific madrone

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Arctostaphylos columbiana

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Common Name 

hairy manzanita

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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Common Name 

bearberry

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Arctostaphylos x media

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Common Name 

hybrid manzanita

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Chimaphila menziesii

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Common Name 

Little prince's pine

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Gaultheria shallon

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Common Name 

salal

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Vaccinium ovatum

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Common Name 

evergreen huckleberry

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, FS

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).