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Criteria:   found in Santa Cruz County  •   is native  •  group by lifeform
3334  records include photos for these plants # number of sources
Scientific Name Common Name Lifeform #
  Lifeform: Annual1011 plants
  Lifeform: Biennial2 plants
  Lifeform: Perennial1675 plants
  Lifeform: Fern67 plants
  Lifeform: Shrub471 plants
Acacia greggii Cats claw acacia Shrub 7
Acer glabrum var. greenei Greene's mountain maple Tree, Shrub  
Acer glabrum var. torreyi Torrey's mountain maple Tree, Shrub  
Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise Tree, Shrub 16
Adenostoma fasciculatum var. fasciculatum Chamise Tree, Shrub 2
Alnus rubra Red alder Tree, Shrub 29
Amelanchier pallida Pallid service berry Shrub 3
Amelanchier utahensis Pale leaved serviceberry Shrub 10
Amelanchier utahensis ssp. covillei Coville's service berry Shrub  
Amelanchier utahensis ssp. utahensis Utah service berry Shrub  
Amelanchier utahensis var. utahensis Utah serviceberry Shrub  
Arctostaphylos Xjepsonii Hybrid manzanita Tree, Shrub  
Arctostaphylos Xknightii Hybrid manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos Xoblongifolia Hybrid manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos Xpacifica Hybrid manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos Xparvifolia Hybrid manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos andersonii Santa cruz manzanita Shrub 3
Arctostaphylos auriculata Mt. Diablo manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos canescens Hoary manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos canescens ssp. canescens Hoary manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos columbiana Redwood manzanita Tree, Shrub 5
Arctostaphylos columbiana f. tracyi Tracy's redwood manzanita Tree, Shrub 5
Arctostaphylos crustacea Brittle leaf manzanita Shrub 3
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crinita Crinite manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crustacea Brittle leaf manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. rosei Rose's manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. subcordata Santa cruz island manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos gabrielensis San gabriel manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos glandulosa Eastwood manzanita Shrub 5
Arctostaphylos glandulosa f. cushingiana Cushing's manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. cushingiana Cushing manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. glandulosa Eastwood manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. glaucomollis San gabriel mts. manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. zacaensis Zaca lake manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos glauca Big berry manzanita Tree, Shrub 11
Arctostaphylos glutinosa Schreiber's manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos hookeri Raven's manzanita Tree, Shrub 16
Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. franciscana San francisco manzanita Shrub 8
Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri Hooker's manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. montana Mt. tamalpais manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. ravenii Raven's manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos manzanita Common manzanita Shrub 25
Arctostaphylos mendocinoensis Pygmy manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos montaraensis Montara manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos montereyensis Monterey manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos nummularia Shatterberry Shrub 6
Arctostaphylos ohloneana Ohlone manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos pajaroensis Pajaro manzanita Shrub 24
Arctostaphylos peninsularis ssp. peninsularis Peninsular manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos pumila Sandmat manzanita Shrub 7
Arctostaphylos regismontana Kings mtn. manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos sensitiva Glossyleaf manzanita Shrub 6
Arctostaphylos silvicola Bonny doon manzanita Shrub 9
Arctostaphylos tomentosa Woolly leaf manzanita Shrub 6
Arctostaphylos tomentosa f. hebeclada Woolly twig manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. crinita Santa cruz mtns. manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. crustacea Brittle leaf manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. eastwoodiana Eastwood's manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. hebeclada Woolly leaf manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. insulicola Island manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. rosei Rose's manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. subcordata Heart leaved manzanita Shrub 2
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. tomentosa Woolly leaf manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick Shrub 48
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi f. adenotricha Glandular kinnikinnick Shrub 30
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi f. coactilis Southern kinnikinnick Shrub 30
Arctostaphylos wellsii Wells's manzanita Shrub 1
Arida carnosa Shrubby alkali aster Shrub  
Artemisia californica Coastal sage brush Shrub 44
Atriplex canescens ssp. canescens Shadscale Shrub 1
Atriplex canescens ssp. linearis Narrow leaved wingscale Shrub  
Atriplex lentiformis Big saltbush Shrub 33
Atriplex lentiformis ssp. torreyi Torrey's saltbush Shrub  
Baccharis emoryi Emory's baccharis Shrub 7
Baccharis pilularis Coyote brush Shrub 58
Baccharis pilularis ssp. consanguinea Coyote brush Shrub 50
Baccharis pilularis ssp. pilularis Coyote brush Shrub 5
Berberis aquifolium Mountain grape Shrub 47
Berberis aquifolium var. dictyota Jepson's oregon grape Shrub 3
Berberis nervosa Oregon grape Shrub 15
Berberis pinnata Shiny leaf mahonia Shrub 8
Berberis pinnata ssp. pinnata Coast barberry Shrub  
Bernardia myricifolia Western bernardia Shrub  
Brickellia arguta California spear leaved brickellia Shrub 1
Brickellia arguta var. arguta California spear leaved brickellia Shrub 1
Brickellia arguta var. odontolepis California spear leaved brickellia Shrub  
Brickellia multiflora Gum leaved brickellia Shrub  
Caesalpinia virgata Narrow hoffmannseggia Shrub  
Calycanthus occidentalis Spicebush Shrub 39
Cassiope mertensiana ssp. californica California moss heather Shrub  
Ceanothus Xotayensis Shrub  
Ceanothus Xregius Blueblossom x wartleaf ceanothus Shrub  
Ceanothus crassifolius Hoary leaved ceanothus Shrub 6
Ceanothus cuneatus Buck brush Shrub 24
Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus Buck brush Shrub 2
Ceanothus cuneatus var. ramulosus Buck brush Shrub 1
Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus Monterey ceanothus Shrub 6
Ceanothus dentatus Dwarf ceanothus Shrub 3
Ceanothus ferrisiae Coyote ceanothus Shrub  
Ceanothus foliosus Wavy leaved ceanothus Shrub 6
Ceanothus foliosus var. foliosus Wavy leaved ceanothus Shrub  
Ceanothus foliosus var. medius La cuesta ceanothus Shrub  
Ceanothus greggii var. perplexans Cupped leaf ceanothus Shrub  
Ceanothus greggii var. vestitus California lilac Shrub  
Ceanothus griseus Carmel ceanothus Shrub 36
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis Yankee point ceanothus Shrub 24
Ceanothus incanus Coast whitethorn Shrub 1
Ceanothus integerrimus Deer brush Shrub 15
Ceanothus integerrimus var. integerrimus Deer brush Shrub  
Ceanothus integerrimus var. macrothyrsus Deerbrush Shrub 15
Ceanothus jepsonii var. albiflorus White flowered musk brush Shrub  
Ceanothus jepsonii var. jepsonii Musk brush Shrub  
Ceanothus leucodermis Chaparral whitethorn Shrub 8
Ceanothus megacarpus var. pendulus Drooping big pod ceanothus Shrub 1
Ceanothus oliganthus Hairy ceanothus Shrub 6
Ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus Jim brush Shrub  
Ceanothus palmeri Palmer's ceanothus Shrub 1
Ceanothus papillosus Wartleaf ceanothus Shrub 11
Ceanothus papillosus var. papillosus Wartleaf ceanothus Shrub 3
Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus Mt. tranquillon ceanothus Shrub 21
Ceanothus prostratus var. laxus Large leaved carpet Shrub 9
Ceanothus rigidus Monterey ceanothus Shrub 12
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Blueblossom Tree, Shrub 41
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus Carmel ceanothus Shrub 16
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens Creeping blueblossom Tree, Shrub 30
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrsiflorus Blue blossom Tree, Shrub 7
Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus Southern woolly leaf ceanothus Shrub 7
Ceanothus tomentosus var. tomentosus Woolly leaf ceanothus Shrub 6
Ceanothus velutinus Tobacco brush, snowbrush Tree, Shrub 10
Ceanothus velutinus var. hookeri Hooker's tobacco brush Tree, Shrub 9
Ceanothus velutinus var. laevigatus Hooker's ceanothus Tree, Shrub 9
Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus Tobacco brush Tree, Shrub 10
Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus California buttonbush Shrub 15
Cercidium microphyllum Yellow palo verde Tree, Shrub 10
Cercis occidentalis Western redbud Tree, Shrub 66
Cercocarpus betuloides Birch leaf mountain mahogany Tree, Shrub 45
Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides Birch leaf mountain mahogany Tree, Shrub 2
Cercocarpus intricatus Little leaved mountain mahogany Shrub  
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. intercedens Curl leaf mountain mahogany Tree, Shrub  
Chrysolepis chrysophylla Golden chinquapin Tree, Shrub 4
Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla Golden chinquapin Tree, Shrub 1
Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. minor Bush chinquapin Tree, Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus Common rabbitbrush Shrub 23
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. albicaulis Rubber rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus San bernardino rubber rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. ceruminosus Sharp bracted rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. consimilis Gray rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. hololeucus Common rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. leiospermus Common rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. mohavensis Mohave common rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. viridulus Rubber rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. washoensis Washoe common rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi Parry's rabbit brush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. asper Rough parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. bolanderi Bolander's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. imulus Parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. latior Parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. monocephalus Single headed parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. nevadensis Nevada parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. vulcanicus Parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus teretifolius Terete leaved rubberbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. latifolius Sticky leaved rabbitbrush Shrub  
Coreopsis gigantea Giant coreopsis Shrub 23
Cornus nuttallii Mountain dogwood Shrub 27
Cornus sericea American dogwood Shrub 41
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis Western dogwood Shrub 8
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea Red osier dogwood Shrub 34
Corylus cornuta Beaked hazelnut Shrub 20
Corylus cornuta ssp. californica Beaked hazelnut Shrub 16
Corylus cornuta var. californica California hazelnut Shrub 9
Crataegus columbiana Columbia hawthorn Tree, Shrub 9
Crataegus suksdorfii Klamath hawthorn Tree, Shrub 3
Crocanthemum scoparium Bisbee Peak Rushrose Shrub  
Crocanthemum scoparium var. scoparium Bisbee Peak Rushrose Shrub  
Crocanthemum scoparium var. vulgare Bisbee Peak Rushrose Shrub  
Cupressus macnabiana Macnab's cypress Tree, Shrub 7
Cupressus sargentii Sargent cypress Tree, Shrub 3
Cylindropuntia Xfosbergii Hoffmann's teddybear cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 1
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis Colorado buckhorn cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 1
Cylindropuntia bigelovii var. bigelovii Teddybear cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 1
Dendromecon harfordii Channel Island tree poppy Shrub 16
Dendromecon harfordii var. harfordii Channel island tree poppy Shrub 16
Dendromecon rigida Bush poppy Shrub 15
Diplacus aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 51
Diplacus linearis Chaparral bush monkeyflower Shrub  
Diplacus puniceus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 53
Dirca occidentalis Western leatherwood Shrub 1
Echinocereus coccineus var. coccineus Scarlet hedgehog cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Echinocereus triglochidiatus Mohave mound cactus Shrub (stem succulent) 3
Echinomastus johnsonii Johnson's fishhook cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum Black crowberry Shrub 1
Empetrum nigrum ssp. nigrum Black crowberry Shrub  
Encelia farinosa X Encelia frutescens Shrub  
Encelia farinosa X frutescens Hybrid encelia Shrub  
Ephedra fasciculata var. clokeyi Clokey's ephedra Shrub  
Ephedra fasciculata var. fasciculata Arizona ephedra Shrub  
Ericameria arborescens Golden fleece Shrub 3
Ericameria discoidea var. discoidea Whitestem goldenbush Shrub  
Ericameria ericoides Mock heather Shrub 16
Ericameria fasciculata Eastwood's goldenbush Shrub 1
Ericameria palmeri ssp. palmeri Palmer's goldenbush Shrub  
Ericameria parishii Parish's rabbitbrush Shrub 1
Eriodictyon californicum Yerba santa Shrub 9
Eriogonum arborescens Island buckwheat Shrub 18
Eriogonum fasciculatum California buckwheat Shrub 42
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum California buckwheat Shrub 2
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum California buckwheat Shrub 5
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium California buckwheat Shrub 3
Eriogonum giganteum St. Catherine's lace Shrub 29
Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum Santa catalina island buckwheat Shrub 1
Eriogonum nudum Naked buckwheat Shrub 15
Eriogonum nudum var. auriculatum Nude buckwheat Shrub 1
Eriogonum parvifolium Sea cliff buckwheat Shrub 26
Eriophyllum confertiflorum Yellow yarrow Shrub 20
Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum Golden yarrow Shrub 1
Eriophyllum nevinii Silverlace Shrub 7
Escobaria vivipara Viviparous foxtail cactus Shrub (stem succulent) 1
Escobaria vivipara var. alversonii Foxtail cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Escobaria vivipara var. deserti Desert beehive cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Escobaria vivipara var. rosea Viviparous foxtail cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Euonymus occidentalis Western burning bush Tree, Shrub 6
Euonymus occidentalis var. occidentalis Western burning bush Tree, Shrub 1
Ferocactus cylindraceus var. cylindraceus California barrel cactus Shrub (stem succulent) 2
Ferocactus cylindraceus var. lecontei Barrel cactus Shrub (stem succulent) 2
Ferocactus viridescens var. viridescens Shrub (stem succulent) 5
Frangula californica California coffeeberry Shrub 51
Frangula californica ssp. californica California coffeeberry Shrub 43
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella Hoary coffeeberry Shrub 12
Frangula purshiana Cascara sagrada Tree, Shrub 18
Fraxinus jonesii California ash Tree, Shrub 7
Fremontodendron californicum California fremontia Shrub 29
Fremontodendron californicum ssp. californicum California fremontia Shrub 25
Fremontodendron californicum ssp. decumbens Pine hill fremontia Shrub 3
Galium porrigens Climbing bedstraw Vine, Shrub  
Galium porrigens var. porrigens Graceful bedstraw Vine, Shrub  
Galium stellatum var. eremicum Star flowered bedstraw Shrub  
Garrya elliptica Coast silk tassel Tree, Shrub 30
Garrya flavescens Ashy silk tassel Shrub 1
Garrya fremontii Fremont's silk tassel Shrub 5
Gaultheria shallon Salal Shrub 27
Helianthemum greenei Island rush rose Shrub  
Helianthemum scoparium Broom rose Shrub 11
Helianthemum suffrutescens Bisbee peak rush rose Shrub 11
Hemizonia clementina Island tarplant Shrub  
Hemizonia minthornii Santa susana tarplant Shrub 1
Hesperocyparis sargentii Sargent cypress Tree, Shrub 3
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral yucca Shrub 32
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon Shrub 64
Holodiscus discolor Oceanspray Shrub 40
Holodiscus discolor var. discolor Oceanspray Shrub 2
Holodiscus microphyllus Oceanspray Shrub 38
Holodiscus microphyllus var. glabrescens Rock spiraea Shrub 38
Holodiscus microphyllus var. microphyllus Little leaf creambush Shrub 38
Hymenoclea monogyra Leafy burrobrush Shrub  
Hymenoclea salsola Burrobrush Shrub 6
Hymenoclea salsola var. pentalepis Five scaled burrobrush Shrub  
Hymenoclea salsola var. salsola Burrobrush Shrub  
Hyptis emoryi Desert lavender Shrub 10
Isomeris arborea Bladderpod Shrub 30
Kalmia polifolia ssp. microphylla Bog laurel Shrub 2
Kalmia polifolia ssp. polifolia Mountain laurel Shrub 1
Keckiella breviflora Gaping keckiella Shrub 2
Keckiella breviflora var. breviflora Gaping penstemon Shrub  
Keckiella corymbosa Red beardtongue Shrub 1
Krameria grayi White rhatany Shrub  
Lavatera assurgentiflora Malva rosa Shrub 18
Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora Island mallow Shrub 5
Ledum glandulosum Western labrador tea Shrub 1
Lepechinia calycina Pitcher sage Shrub 12
Leptodactylon californicum ssp. californicum California prickly phlox Shrub 1
Leptodactylon californicum ssp. leptotrichomum California prickly phlox Shrub 1
Leptodactylon pungens Prickly phlox Shrub  
Lithocarpus densiflorus Tanbark oak Tree, Shrub 13
Lithocarpus densiflorus var. densiflorus Tanoak Tree, Shrub 3
Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides Tanoak shrub Tree, Shrub 4
Lonicera hispidula Pink honeysuckle Vine, Shrub 34
Lonicera hispidula var. hispidula Pink honeysuckle Vine, Shrub 31
Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans Hairy honeysuckle Vine, Shrub 33
Lonicera involucrata Coast twinberry Shrub 41
Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii Coast twinberry Shrub 1
Lonicera subspicata Southern honeysuckle Shrub 9
Lonicera subspicata var. denudata Johnston's honeysuckle Shrub 3
Lotus dendroideus Island broom Shrub  
Lotus dendroideus var. dendroideus Island deerweed Shrub  
Lotus dendroideus var. traskiae San clemente island lotus Shrub  
Lotus dendroideus var. veatchii San miguel island deerweed Shrub  
Lupinus albifrons Silver bush lupine Shrub 34
Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons Silver bush lupine Shrub 4
Lupinus arboreus Coastal bush lupine Shrub 27
Lupinus chamissonis Beach blue lupine Shrub 15
Lupinus eximius San mateo tree lupine Shrub  
Lupinus propinquus Coastal bush lupine Shrub 27
Lupinus variicolor Varied lupine Shrub 5
Machaeranthera carnosa Shrubby alkali aster Shrub  
Malacothamnus arcuatus Arcuate bush mallow Shrub 14
Malacothamnus clementinus San Clemente Island bush mallow Shrub 4
Malacothamnus densiflorus var. densiflorus Yellow stem bush mallow Shrub 3
Malacothamnus densiflorus var. viscidus Yellow stem bush mallow Shrub 3
Malacothamnus fasciculatus Chaparral bush mallow Shrub 18
Malosma laurina Laurel sumac Tree, Shrub 20
Malva assurgentiflora Island mallow Shrub 18
Mammillaria milleri Miller's fish hook cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Mimulus aridus Low bush monkeyflower Shrub  
Mimulus aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 55
Mimulus aurantiacus var. aridus Low bush monkeyflower Shrub  
Mimulus aurantiacus var. aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 10
Mimulus aurantiacus var. parviflorus Island bush monkeyflower Shrub  
Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 8
Mimulus bifidus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 10
Mimulus longiflorus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 12
Mimulus puniceus Red bush monkeyflower Shrub 52
Morella californica California wax myrtle Shrub 54
Myrica californica Wax myrtle Shrub 54
Notholithocarpus densiflorus Tanoak Tree, Shrub 11
Notholithocarpus densiflorus var. densiflorus Tanoak Tree, Shrub 3
Oemleria cerasiformis Oso berry Shrub 17
Opuntia Xfosbergii Pink teddy bear cholla Shrub (stem succulent)  
Opuntia Xmunzii Munz's cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 2
Opuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis Buckhorn cholla Shrub (stem succulent)  
Opuntia bigelovii Teddy bear cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 2
Opuntia curvospina Curved spine beavertail Shrub (stem succulent)  
Opuntia echinocarpa Staghorn cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 2
Opuntia erinacea Old man cactus Shrub (stem succulent) 3
Opuntia erinacea var. erinacea Grizzly pear Shrub (stem succulent) 2
Opuntia erinacea var. utahensis Utah prickly pear Shrub (stem succulent) 2
Opuntia kunzei Devil's cholla Shrub  
Opuntia littoralis var. vaseyi Vasey's coastal pricklypear Shrub (stem succulent) 1
Opuntia parishii Dead cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Opuntia parryi Cane cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 4
Opuntia parryi var. serpentina Snake cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 1
Opuntia prolifera Cholla Shrub (stem succulent) 7
Opuntia pulchella Beautiful cholla Shrub (stem succulent)  
Opuntia ramosissima Pencil cactus Shrub (stem succulent)  
Opuntia wolfii Wolf's cholla Shrub (stem succulent)  
Parthenocissus vitacea Virginia creeper Vine, Shrub 3
Petrophyton caespitosum Rock spiraea Shrub 2
Petrophyton caespitosum ssp. acuminatum Rock spiraea Shrub  
Petrophyton caespitosum ssp. caespitosum Rock spiraea Shrub  
Philadelphus lewisii ssp. gordonianus Gordon's wild mock orange Shrub 47
Philadelphus microphyllus ssp. pumilus Little leaf mock orange Shrub 7
Phoradendron bolleanum Bollean mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron juniperinum Mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron leucarpum American mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. tomentosum Mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron libocedri Incense cedar mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron macrophyllum Big leaf mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron serotinum Mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron serotinum ssp. macrophyllum Big leaf mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum Pacific mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron villosum Hairy mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Physocarpus capitatus Ninebark Shrub 39
Pickeringia montana Chaparral pea Shrub 3
Pickeringia montana var. montana Chaparral pea Shrub  
Potentilla fruticosa Shrubby cinquefoil Shrub 13
Prunus emarginata Bitter cherry Tree, Shrub 15
Prunus ilicifolia Holly leaf cherry Tree, Shrub 37
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry Tree, Shrub 28
Prunus virginiana var. demissa Western choke cherry Tree, Shrub 9
Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa Black chokecherry Tree, Shrub 7
Purshia mexicana var. stansburyana Stansbury's antelope brush Shrub  
Quercus Xchasei Shrub, Tree  
Quercus Xganderi Shrub, Tree  
Quercus dumosa Scrub oak Shrub 10
Quercus pacifica Island scrub oak Shrub 1
Quercus wislizeni Interior live oak Tree, Shrub 21
Quercus wislizeni var. frutescens Live oak Tree, Shrub 1
Quercus wislizeni var. wislizeni Interior live oak Tree, Shrub 2
Rhamnus californica Coffee berry Shrub 59
Rhamnus californica ssp. californica California coffeeberry Shrub 10
Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis Wetern california coffeeberry Shrub 1
Rhamnus ilicifolia Evergreen buckthorn Shrub 18
Rhamnus purshiana Cascara sagrada Tree, Shrub 17
Rhamnus purshiana var. annonifolia Cascara sagrada Tree, Shrub  
Rhamnus rubra Sierra coffeeberry Shrub 3
Rhamnus rubra ssp. rubra Sierra coffeeberry Shrub  
Rhamnus tomentella Hoary coffeeberry Shrub 23
Rhamnus tomentella ssp. crassifolia Velvet leaf coffeeberry Shrub  
Rhamnus tomentella ssp. cuspidata Sierra hoary coffeeberry Shrub  
Rhamnus tomentella ssp. tomentella Chaparral coffee berry Shrub 5
Rhamnus tomentella ssp. ursina Desert hoary coffeeberry Shrub  
Rhododendron Xcolumbianum Shrub  
Rhododendron columbianum Western labrador tea Shrub 1
Rhododendron macrophyllum California rose bay Shrub 8
Rhododendron neoglandulosum Western labrador tea Shrub 1
Rhododendron occidentale Western azalea Tree, Shrub 21
Rhododendron occidentale var. occidentale Western azalea Tree, Shrub 21
Rhus integrifolia Lemonade berry Shrub 39
Rhus trilobata Skunkbrush Shrub 34
Rhus trilobata var. simplicifolia Single leaf skunkbrush Shrub 9
Ribes californicum California gooseberry Shrub 9
Ribes californicum var. californicum California gooseberry Shrub 1
Ribes divaricatum Spreading gooseberry Shrub 12
Ribes divaricatum var. divaricatum Spreading gooseberry Shrub  
Ribes divaricatum var. pubiflorum Spreading gooseberry Shrub 2
Ribes malvaceum Chaparral currant Shrub 21
Ribes malvaceum var. malvaceum Chaparral currant Shrub 3
Ribes menziesii Gooseberry Shrub 6
Ribes menziesii var. hystrix Canyon gooseberry Shrub 1
Ribes menziesii var. menziesii Canyon gooseberry Shrub 1
Ribes sanguineum Flowering currant Shrub 52
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Flowering currant Shrub 24
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia flowered gooseberry Shrub 31
Ribes viscosissimum var. hallii Hall's sticky currant Shrub  
Rosa californica California wild rose Shrub 53
Rosa gymnocarpa Wood rose Shrub 20
Rosa gymnocarpa var. gymnocarpa Wood rose Shrub 2
Rosa nutkana var. muriculata Nootka rose Shrub  
Rosa nutkana var. nutkana Nootka rose Shrub  
Rosa pinetorum Pine rose Shrub  
Rosa spithamea Sonoma rose Shrub 1
Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana Wild rose Shrub 5
Rubus aboriginum Garden dewberry Vine, Shrub  
Rubus leucodermis White bark raspberry Shrub 8
Rubus leucodermis var. bernardinus White bark raspberry Shrub 8
Rubus leucodermis var. leucodermis Whitebark raspberry Shrub 8
Rubus leucodermis var. trinitatis Whitebark raspberry Shrub 8
Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry Vine, Shrub 36
Rubus parviflorus var. parviflorus Thimbleberry Vine, Shrub 36
Rubus parviflorus var. velutinus Thimbleberry Vine, Shrub 36
Rubus spectabilis Salmon berry Shrub 22
Rubus spectabilis var. franciscanus Salmon berry Shrub 22
Rubus spectabilis var. spectabilis Salmonberry Shrub 22
Rubus ursinus California blackberry Vine, Shrub 40
Salazaria mexicana Mexican bladder sage Shrub 5
Salix arctica Arctic willow Shrub 2
Salix brachycarpa ssp. brachycarpa Short fruited willow Shrub  
Salix exigua Narrowleaf willow Tree, Shrub 26
Salix hindsiana Sandbar willow Tree, Shrub 25
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo willow Tree, Shrub 24
Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii Arroyo willow Tree, Shrub 24
Salix lucida Shining willow Tree, Shrub 20
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shining willow Shrub  
Salix planifolia ssp. planifolia Tea leaved willow Shrub  
Salix reticulata ssp. nivalis Snow willow Shrub  
Salix scouleriana Scouler willow Tree, Shrub 17
Salix sitchensis Coulter willow Tree, Shrub 14
Salvia apiana var. apiana White sage Shrub 59
Salvia mellifera Black sage Shrub 44
Sambucus melanocarpa Black elderberry Shrub 3
Sambucus mexicana Elderberry Tree, Shrub 42
Sambucus nigra Black elderberry Shrub 13
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Blue elderberry Shrub 61
Sambucus racemosa Red elderberry Shrub 32
Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys Red elderberry Shrub 3
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa Red elderberry Shrub 5
Sarcocornia utahensis Utah glasswort Shrub  
Senecio flaccidus Shrubby ragwort Shrub 6
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii Bush groundsel Shrub 3
Solanum umbelliferum Blue witch Shrub 10
Sorbus scopulina var. cascadensis Cascade mountain ash Shrub 7
Sorbus scopulina var. scopulina Mountain ash Shrub 7
Spiraea densiflora Dense flowered spiraea Shrub 16
Spiraea densiflora ssp. splendens Mountain spirea Shrub 5
Stephanomeria blairii Blair's stephanomeria Shrub 2
Symphoricarpos acutus Creeping snowberry Shrub 17
Symphoricarpos albus Common snowberry Shrub 40
Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus Snowberry Shrub 12
Symphoricarpos hesperius Creeping snowberry Shrub 17
Symphoricarpos mollis Snowberry Shrub 18
Toxicodendron diversilobum Poison oak Vine, Shrub 7
Trichostema lanatum Woolly bluecurls Shrub 23
Vaccinium ovatum Evergreen huckleberry Shrub 37
Vaccinium parvifolium Red huckleberry Shrub 11
Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. uliginosum European blueberry Shrub  
Viburnum edule Squashberry Shrub 4
Viguiera parishii Parish viguiera Shrub 5
Viguiera reticulata Net veined viguiera Shrub  
Vitis californica California wild grape Vine, Shrub 39
Whipplea modesta Modesty Vine, Shrub 7
Yucca whipplei Our lord's candle Shrub 31
Yucca whipplei ssp. cespitosa Chaparral yucca Shrub 8
  Lifeform: Tree95 plants
  Lifeform: Vine1 plant
 
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.