A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Orobanchaceae

Scientific Name

Bellardia trixago

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Common Name 

Mediterranean lineseed

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

FM, DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Castilleja ambigua ssp. humboldtiensis

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Common Name 

Humboldt Bay owl's-clover

Close-up 

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Status

N, C

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Castilleja exserta ssp. latifolia

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Common Name 

purple owl's clover

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Parentucellia viscosa

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Common Name 

yellow glandweed

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, FM, AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Triphysaria eriantha ssp. eriantha

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Common Name 

butter 'n' eggs

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Triphysaria pusilla

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Common Name 

little owl's clover

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DS, DM, CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Chloropyron maritimum ssp. palustre

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Common Name 

Point Reyes bird's-beak

Close-up 

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Status

N, C

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM

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).