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Criteria:   found in Santa Cruz County  •   is not native  •  group by lifeform
1682  records include photos for these plants ! potentially invasive
 non-native 
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Scientific Name Common Name Lifeform #
  Lifeform: Annual571 plants
  Lifeform: Biennial5 plants
  Lifeform: Perennial676 plants
  Lifeform: Fern30 plants
  Lifeform: Shrub208 plants
  Lifeform: Tree131 plants
Acacia catechu Black cutch Tree  
Acacia decora Graceful wattle Tree  
Acacia decurrens Green wattle Tree  
Acacia dietrichiana Tree  
Acacia farnesiana Sweet acacia Tree 4
Acacia farnesiana var. farnesiana Sweet acacia Tree 4
Acacia koa Koa Tree  
Acacia longifolia Golden wattle Tree 5
Acacia melanoxylon ! Blackwood acacia Tree 5
Acacia neriifolia Tree  
Acacia pendula Myall acacia Tree 2
Acacia retinodes Ever blooming acacia Tree  
Acer negundo var. violaceum Boxelder Tree  
Acer palmatum Japanese maple Tree 8
Acer rubrum Red maple Tree 6
Acer saccharum Sugar maple Tree 3
Aesculus hippocastanum Horse chestnut Tree  
Aesculus pavia Red buckeye Tree  
Agathis robusta Queensland kauri Tree  
Ailanthus altissima ! Tree of heaven Tree 2
Araucaria bidwillii Bunya bunya Tree  
Araucaria cunninghamii Moreton bay pine Tree  
Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk island pine Tree 2
Avicennia marina var. resinifera Red mangrove Tree  
Broussonetia papyrifera Paper mulberry Tree  
Castanea dentata American chestnut Tree 1
Castanea mollissima Chinese chestnut Tree  
Castanea sativa European chestnut Tree  
Catalpa ovata Chinese catalpa Tree  
Cedrela odorata Spanish cedar Tree  
Celtis occidentalis Common hackberry Tree 8
Ceratonia siliqua St. john's bread Tree 5
Cestrum aurantiacum Orange jessamine Tree 1
Cestrum elegans Purple cestrum Tree 5
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic white cedar Tree  
Cordyline australis ! Cabbage tree Tree 11
Cryptomeria japonica Japanese cedar Tree 2
Cunninghamia lanceolata Chinese fir Tree  
Cupressus lusitanica Cedar-of-goa Tree  
Diospyros digyna Black sapote Tree  
Diospyros kaki Japanese persimmon Tree  
Diospyros lotus Date plum Tree 1
Diospyros virginiana var. virginiana Common persimmon Tree 4
Eucalyptus amplifolia Cabbage gum Tree  
Eucalyptus camaldulensis ! Red gum Tree 2
Eucalyptus cornuta Yate Tree  
Eucalyptus erythrocorys Tree  
Eucalyptus eugenioides Thin-leaf stringybark Tree  
Eucalyptus globulus ! Blue gum Tree 4
Eucalyptus gomphocephala Tuart Tree  
Eucalyptus goniocalyx Mountain graygum Tree  
Eucalyptus leucoxylon White ironbark Tree 1
Eucalyptus maculata Spotted gum Tree  
Eucalyptus megacornuta Tree  
Eucalyptus nicholii Tree 1
Eucalyptus punctata Gray gum Tree  
Eucalyptus robusta Swampmahogany Tree 1
Eucalyptus sideroxylon Red iron bark Tree 2
Eucalyptus viminalis Manna gum Tree  
Ficus carica ! Common fig Tree 1
Grevillea robusta ! Silkoak Tree 4
Hamamelis vernalis Ozark witchhazel Tree  
Hamamelis virginiana American witchhazel Tree  
Hygrophila polysperma Indian swampweed Tree  
Juglans cinerea Butternut Tree  
Juglans microcarpa Little walnut Tree  
Juglans nigra Black walnut Tree 2
Juglans regia English walnut Tree 1
Macadamia integrifolia Macadamia nut Tree  
Malus pumila Paradise apple Tree 2
Malus sylvestris Apple Tree  
Melaleuca elliptica Tree  
Melaleuca linariifolia Cajeput tree Tree 1
Melaleuca quinquenervia Punktree Tree 4
Melaleuca styphelioides Prickly-leaf teatree Tree  
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn redwood Tree 3
Morus nigra Black mulberry Tree 2
Morus rubra Red mulberry Tree  
Phoenix canariensis ! Canary island date palm Tree 2
Pinus cembroides Mexican pinyon Tree 9
Pinus contorta var. latifolia Lodgepole pine Tree  
Pinus engelmannii Apache pine Tree  
Pinus halepensis Aleppo pine Tree 8
Pinus mugo Mugo pine Tree 4
Pinus patula Mexican weeping pine Tree 2
Pinus pinaster Maritime pine Tree 1
Pinus pinea Italian stone pine Tree 7
Pinus thunbergii Japanese black pine Tree 5
Pistacia terebinthus Cyprus turpentine Tree  
Pistacia vera Pistachio nut Tree  
Platanus Xacerifolia Tree  
Platycladus orientalis Oriental arborvitae Tree 4
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood Tree 3
Populus nigra var. italica Lombardy poplar Tree 5
Populus nigra var. nigra Tree 5
Prunus cerasifera ! Cherry plum Tree 8
Prunus domestica var. domestica European plum Tree  
Quercus Xbeaumontiana Tree  
Quercus alba White oak Tree  
Quercus cerris European turkey oak Tree  
Quercus hemisphaerica Darlington oak Tree  
Quercus marilandica Blackjack oak Tree  
Quercus nigra Water oak Tree  
Quercus palustris Pin oak Tree 3
Quercus robur English oak Tree 3
Quercus rugosa Netleaf oak Tree  
Quercus shumardii Shumard's oak Tree 3
Quercus stellata Post oak Tree  
Quercus virginiana Live oak Tree 6
Rhus lancea African sumac Tree 9
Robinia pseudoacacia ! Black locust Tree 6
Salix amygdaloides Peachleaf willow Tree  
Salix cordata Heartleaf willow Tree  
Salix discolor Pussy willow Tree 1
Salix monochroma Onecolor willow Tree  
Salix nigra Black willow Tree 8
Salix pseudomonticola False mountain willow Tree  
Salix viminalis Basket willow Tree  
Sapium sebiferum Chinese tallow Tree 6
Schinus molle ! Peruvian pepper tree Tree 9
Sophora microphylla Kowhai Tree  
Stenocarpus sinuatus Tree 2
Syzygium jambos Malabar plum Tree 1
Taxodium distichum Bald cypress Tree 5
Taxus baccata English yew Tree 2
Thuja occidentalis Arborvitae Tree 2
Tilia platyphyllos Largeleaf linden Tree  
Tilia tomentosa Tree 1
Ulmus alata Winged elm Tree  
Ulmus thomasii Rock elm Tree  
Zelkova serrata Japanese zelkova Tree 4
  Lifeform: Vine21 plants
 
NB: found in Santa Cruz 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.