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Criteria:   found in Merced County  •   is native  •  group by lifeform
1074  records include photos for these plants # number of sources
Scientific Name Common Name Lifeform #
  Lifeform: Annual618 plants
  Lifeform: Perennial339 plants
  Lifeform: Fern21 plants
  Lifeform: Shrub78 plants
Allenrolfea occidentalis Iodine bush Shrub  
Artemisia californica Coastal sage brush Shrub 45
Artemisia tridentata Common sagebrush Shrub 27
Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata Big sagebrush Shrub 3
Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana Mountain sagebrush Shrub 8
Atriplex canescens Hoary saltbush Shrub 22
Atriplex canescens var. canescens Fourwing saltbush Shrub 1
Atriplex confertifolia Spiny saltbush Shrub 8
Atriplex lentiformis Big saltbush Shrub 34
Atriplex polycarpa Cattle spinach Shrub 10
Atriplex spinifera Spinescale saltbush Shrub 6
Baccharis pilularis Coyote brush Shrub 60
Baccharis salicifolia Mule fat Shrub 27
Baccharis salicifolia ssp. salicifolia Mule fat Shrub 8
Calycanthus occidentalis Spicebush Shrub 40
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush Shrub 15
Cercis occidentalis Western redbud Tree, Shrub 65
Diplacus aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 54
Eastwoodia elegans Yellow mock aster Shrub  
Ephedra californica Desert tea Shrub 2
Ericameria linearifolia Interior goldenbush Shrub 6
Eriogonum fasciculatum California buckwheat Shrub 42
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium California buckwheat Shrub 3
Eriogonum nudum Naked buckwheat Shrub 17
Eriophyllum confertiflorum Yellow yarrow Shrub 21
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum Golden yarrow Shrub 1
Frangula californica California coffeeberry Shrub 51
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella Hoary coffeeberry Shrub 13
Fraxinus dipetala Two petaled ash Tree, Shrub 7
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral yucca Shrub 33
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon Shrub 64
Isocoma acradenia Alkali goldenbush Shrub  
Isocoma acradenia var. bracteosa Bracted alkali goldenbush Shrub  
Isocoma menziesii White flowered goldenbush Shrub 17
Juniperus californica California juniper Shrub 4
Keckiella breviflora Gaping keckiella Shrub 4
Keckiella breviflora var. glabrisepala Hairless gaping keckiella Shrub  
Lupinus albifrons Silver bush lupine Shrub 35
Lupinus albifrons var. collinus Silver bush lupine Shrub 8
Lycium andersonii Anderson thornbush Shrub 7
Lycium brevipes Fruitilla Shrub 3
Lycium brevipes var. hassei Santa catalina island desert thorn Shrub  
Malacothamnus arcuatus Arcuate bush mallow Shrub 15
Malacothamnus fasciculatus Chaparral bush mallow Shrub 19
Malacothamnus hallii Hall's bush mallow Shrub 15
Mimulus aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 55
Mimulus aurantiacus var. aridus Low bush monkeyflower Shrub  
Mimulus aurantiacus var. aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 11
Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 2
Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 7
Peritoma arborea Bladderpod Shrub 32
Peritoma arborea var. globosa Bladderpod Shrub  
Phoradendron leucarpum American mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. macrophyllum Big leaf mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Prosopis glandulosa Honey mesquite Tree, Shrub 14
Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Honey mesquite Tree, Shrub 5
Prunus ilicifolia Holly leaf cherry Tree, Shrub 37
Ptelea crenulata Hop tree Tree, Shrub 4
Quercus wislizeni Interior live oak Tree, Shrub 22
Rhus aromatica Fragrant sumac Shrub 32
Ribes aureum Golden currant Shrub 51
Ribes aureum var. gracillimum Golden currant Shrub 9
Ribes malvaceum Chaparral currant Shrub 23
Ribes quercetorum Oak gooseberry Shrub 2
Rosa californica California wild rose Shrub 54
Rosa woodsii Woods' rose Shrub 28
Rubus ursinus California blackberry Vine, Shrub 40
Salix exigua Narrowleaf willow Tree, Shrub 27
Salix exigua var. hindsiana Sandbar willow Tree, Shrub 26
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo willow Tree, Shrub 25
Salix melanopsis Dusky willow Tree, Shrub 4
Salvia mellifera Black sage Shrub 45
Sambucus nigra Black elderberry Shrub 13
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Blue elderberry Shrub 62
Senecio flaccidus Shrubby ragwort Shrub 6
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii Bush groundsel Shrub 3
Solanum umbelliferum Blue witch Shrub 10
Vitis californica California wild grape Vine, Shrub 40
  Lifeform: Tree17 plants
  Lifeform: Vine1 plant
Pink background indicates a plant is non-native.
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NB: found in Merced County is intended to indicate only plants found growing in the wild. However, the evidence is not always clear, and may occasionally include plants found in cultivation. To verify the wild presence of any particular plant in the list above, please click through to Calflora and look closely at the observations in this county.