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Criteria:   found in Sierra County  •   is native  •  group by lifeform
2241  records include photos for these plants # number of sources
Scientific Name Common Name Lifeform #
  Lifeform: Annual467 plants
  Lifeform: Biennial2 plants
  Lifeform: Perennial1405 plants
  Lifeform: Fern51 plants
  Lifeform: Shrub268 plants
Acer glabrum Mountain maple Tree, Shrub 11
Acer glabrum var. glabrum Rocky mountain maple Tree, Shrub  
Acer glabrum var. greenei Greene's mountain maple Tree, Shrub  
Acer glabrum var. torreyi Torrey's mountain maple Tree, Shrub  
Alnus incana Gray alder Tree, Shrub 6
Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia Creek alder Tree, Shrub 9
Amelanchier alnifolia Service berry Shrub 31
Amelanchier alnifolia var. pumila Dwarf service berry Shrub  
Amelanchier pallida Pallid service berry Shrub 3
Amelanchier utahensis Pale leaved serviceberry Shrub 10
Amelanchier utahensis ssp. utahensis Utah service berry Shrub  
Arctostaphylos manzanita Common manzanita Shrub 26
Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. manzanita Common manzanita Shrub 1
Arctostaphylos mewukka Indian manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos nevadensis Pine mat manzanita Shrub 6
Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis Pine-mat manzanita Shrub  
Arctostaphylos patula Green leaf manzanita Shrub 14
Arctostaphylos viscida Whiteleaf manzanita Tree, Shrub 6
Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida Smooth white leaf manzanita Tree, Shrub 2
Artemisia arbuscula Black sagebrush Shrub 6
Artemisia arbuscula ssp. arbuscula Low sagebrush Shrub 1
Artemisia arbuscula ssp. longiloba Little sagebrush Shrub  
Artemisia arbuscula ssp. thermopola Warm springs low sagebrush Shrub  
Artemisia cana Silver sagebrush Shrub 5
Artemisia cana ssp. bolanderi Bolander's silver sagebrush Shrub  
Artemisia tridentata Common sagebrush Shrub 26
Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata Big sagebrush Shrub 3
Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana Mountain sagebrush Shrub 8
Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis Wyoming sagebrush Shrub 4
Baccharis pilularis Coyote brush Shrub 58
Baccharis pilularis ssp. consanguinea Coyote brush Shrub 49
Berberis aquifolium Mountain grape Shrub 46
Berberis nervosa Oregon grape Shrub 14
Brickellia microphylla Little leaved brickellia Shrub  
Calycanthus occidentalis Spicebush Shrub 40
Ceanothus Xarcuatus Shrub  
Ceanothus arcuatus Arching ceanothus Tree, Shrub  
Ceanothus cordulatus Snow bush Shrub 7
Ceanothus cuneatus Buck brush Shrub 24
Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus Buck brush Shrub 3
Ceanothus integerrimus Deer brush Shrub 14
Ceanothus integerrimus var. macrothyrsus Deerbrush Shrub 14
Ceanothus lemmonii Lemmon's ceanothus Shrub 3
Ceanothus leucodermis Chaparral whitethorn Shrub 8
Ceanothus prostratus Mahala mats Shrub 11
Ceanothus prostratus var. laxus Large leaved carpet Shrub 11
Ceanothus prostratus var. occidentalis Mahala mats Shrub 11
Ceanothus prostratus var. prostratus Mahala mat Shrub  
Ceanothus velutinus Tobacco brush, snowbrush Tree, Shrub 11
Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus Tobacco brush Tree, Shrub 11
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush Shrub 14
Cercocarpus betuloides Birch leaf mountain mahogany Tree, Shrub 46
Cercocarpus ledifolius Desert mountainmahogany Tree, Shrub 18
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. intercedens Curl leaf mountain mahogany Tree, Shrub  
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. intermontanus Curl leaved mountain mahogany Tree, Shrub  
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius Curl leaf mountain mahogany Tree, Shrub  
Chamaebatia foliolosa Sierran mountain misery Shrub  
Chrysolepis sempervirens Sierra chinquapin Shrub 2
Chrysothamnus nauseosus Common rabbitbrush Shrub 25
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. albicaulis Rubber rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. consimilis Gray rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. leiospermus Common rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi Parry's rabbit brush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. nevadensis Nevada parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus parryi ssp. vulcanicus Parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus Green rabbitbrush Shrub 5
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. latifolius Sticky leaved rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. puberulus Sticky leaved rabbitbrush Shrub  
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus Sticky leaved rabbitbrush Shrub  
Cornus nuttallii Mountain dogwood Shrub 25
Cornus sericea American dogwood Shrub 42
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis Western dogwood Shrub 9
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea Red osier dogwood Shrub 33
Corylus cornuta Beaked hazelnut Shrub 19
Corylus cornuta ssp. californica Beaked hazelnut Shrub 16
Corylus cornuta var. californica California hazelnut Shrub 9
Diplacus aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 48
Diplacus grandiflorus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 9
Diplacus puniceus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 23
Ephedra viridis Green ephedra Shrub 12
Ericameria arborescens Golden fleece Shrub 3
Ericameria bloomeri Bloomer's goldenbrush Shrub  
Ericameria cuneata Rock goldenbush Shrub 2
Ericameria cuneata var. cuneata Rock goldenbush Shrub 1
Ericameria discoidea Rayless goldenbush Shrub  
Ericameria nauseosa Rubber rabbitbrush Shrub 25
Ericameria nauseosa var. leiosperma Common rabbitbrush Shrub  
Ericameria nauseosa var. oreophila Rubber rabbitbrush Shrub  
Ericameria nauseosa var. speciosa Rubber rabbitbrush Shrub  
Ericameria parryi Parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Ericameria parryi var. nevadensis Parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Ericameria parryi var. vulcanica Parry's rabbitbrush Shrub  
Ericameria suffruticosa Heath goldenrod Shrub  
Eriodictyon californicum Yerba santa Shrub 10
Eriogonum marifolium Marum leaved buckwheat Shrub  
Eriogonum marifolium var. marifolium Marum leaved buckwheat Shrub  
Eriogonum microthecum Slender buckwheat Shrub  
Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum Obscure buckwheat Shrub  
Eriogonum microthecum var. laxiflorum Bush eriogonum Shrub  
Eriogonum nudum Naked buckwheat Shrub 16
Eriogonum nudum var. deductum Naked buckwheat Shrub  
Eriogonum nudum var. nudum Nude buckwheat Shrub 1
Eriogonum nudum var. oblongifolium Oblong leaved buckwheat Shrub  
Frangula californica California coffeeberry Shrub 51
Frangula purshiana Cascara sagrada Tree, Shrub 19
Frangula purshiana ssp. ultramafica Caribou coffeeberry Shrub 1
Frangula rubra Red buckthorn Shrub 3
Frangula rubra ssp. obtusissima Obtuse buckthorn Shrub  
Frangula rubra ssp. rubra Red buckthorn Shrub 3
Galium porrigens Climbing bedstraw Vine, Shrub  
Galium porrigens var. tenue Graceful bedstraw Vine, Shrub  
Garrya fremontii Fremont's silk tassel Shrub 5
Gaultheria ovatifolia Western wintergreen Shrub 1
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon Shrub 64
Holodiscus discolor Oceanspray Shrub 42
Holodiscus discolor var. glabrescens Rock spiraea Shrub 40
Holodiscus discolor var. microphyllus Small-leaf creambush Shrub 1
Holodiscus microphyllus Oceanspray Shrub 40
Holodiscus microphyllus var. glabrescens Rock spiraea Shrub 40
Holodiscus microphyllus var. microphyllus Little leaf creambush Shrub 40
Juniperus communis Common juniper Shrub 14
Juniperus communis var. depressa Common juniper Shrub 2
Juniperus communis var. jackii Common juniper Shrub 2
Juniperus communis var. saxatilis Common juniper Shrub 2
Juniperus osteosperma Utah juniper Tree, Shrub 2
Kalmia polifolia Mountain laurel Shrub 2
Keckiella breviflora Gaping keckiella Shrub 4
Keckiella breviflora var. breviflora Gaping penstemon Shrub  
Keckiella breviflora var. glabrisepala Hairless gaping keckiella Shrub  
Keckiella lemmonii Lemmon's keckiella Shrub  
Ledum glandulosum Western labrador tea Shrub 1
Lepechinia calycina Pitcher sage Shrub 14
Leptodactylon pungens Prickly phlox Shrub  
Leucothoe davisiae Sierra laurel Shrub 2
Linanthus pungens Granite prickly phlox Shrub  
Lithocarpus densiflorus Tanbark oak Tree, Shrub 14
Lithocarpus densiflorus var. densiflorus Tanoak Tree, Shrub 3
Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides Tanoak shrub Tree, Shrub 4
Lonicera cauriana Sweet berry honeysuckle Shrub  
Lonicera conjugialis Purpleflower honeysuckle Shrub 3
Lonicera hispidula Pink honeysuckle Vine, Shrub 33
Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans Hairy honeysuckle Vine, Shrub 33
Lonicera interrupta Chaparral honeysuckle Vine, Shrub 5
Lonicera involucrata Coast twinberry Shrub 42
Lonicera involucrata var. involucrata Twinberry Shrub 3
Lupinus excubitus Grape lupine Shrub 7
Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus Grape lupine Shrub  
Mimulus aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 55
Mimulus aurantiacus var. aurantiacus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 4
Mimulus aurantiacus var. grandiflorus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 1
Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 5
Mimulus bifidus Sticky monkeyflower Shrub 9
Mimulus puniceus Red bush monkeyflower Shrub 50
Monardella follettii Follett's monardella Shrub 1
Notholithocarpus densiflorus Tanoak Tree, Shrub 12
Notholithocarpus densiflorus var. densiflorus Tanoak Tree, Shrub 3
Notholithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides Tanoak shrub Tree, Shrub 4
Paxistima myrsinites Oregon boxwood Shrub 5
Penstemon sudans Volcanic beardtongue Shrub (stem succulent)  
Philadelphus lewisii Wild mock orange Shrub 47
Philadelphus lewisii ssp. gordonianus Gordon's wild mock orange Shrub 47
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 serotinum Mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum Pacific mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phoradendron villosum Hairy mistletoe Shrub (parasitic)  
Phyllodoce breweri Brewer's mountain heather Shrub  
Physocarpus capitatus Ninebark Shrub 40
Pickeringia montana Chaparral pea Shrub 3
Prunus andersonii Desert peach Tree, Shrub 7
Prunus emarginata Bitter cherry Tree, Shrub 15
Prunus subcordata Sierra plum Tree, Shrub 4
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry Tree, Shrub 29
Prunus virginiana var. demissa Western choke cherry Tree, Shrub 10
Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa Black chokecherry Tree, Shrub 8
Purshia tridentata Antelope bush Shrub 18
Purshia tridentata var. tridentata Antelope bitterbrush Shrub 18
Quercus vacciniifolia Huckleberry oak Shrub 5
Quercus wislizeni Interior live oak Tree, Shrub 23
Rhamnus alnifolia Alder leaved coffeeberry Shrub 1
Rhamnus californica Coffee berry Shrub 61
Rhamnus ilicifolia Evergreen buckthorn Shrub 17
Rhamnus purshiana Cascara sagrada Tree, Shrub 17
Rhamnus rubra Sierra coffeeberry Shrub 3
Rhamnus rubra ssp. rubra Sierra coffeeberry Shrub  
Rhododendron columbianum Western labrador tea Shrub 1
Rhododendron occidentale Western azalea Tree, Shrub 23
Ribes aureum Golden currant Shrub 50
Ribes aureum var. aureum Golden currant Shrub 6
Ribes cereum Wax currant Shrub 16
Ribes cereum var. cereum Wax currant Shrub 2
Ribes inerme White stemmed gooseberry Shrub 2
Ribes inerme var. inerme White stemmed gooseberry Shrub  
Ribes lasianthum Alpine gooseberry Shrub  
Ribes montigenum Mountain gooseberry Shrub 2
Ribes nevadense Mountain pink currant Shrub 11
Ribes roezlii Sierra gooseberry Shrub 10
Ribes roezlii var. roezlii Sierra gooseberry Shrub 3
Ribes velutinum Desert gooseberry Shrub  
Ribes viscosissimum Sticky currant Shrub  
Ribes viscosissimum var. hallii Hall's sticky currant Shrub  
Rosa bridgesii Wood rose Shrub 1
Rosa californica California wild rose Shrub 52
Rosa gymnocarpa Wood rose Shrub 21
Rosa woodsii Woods' rose Shrub 28
Rosa woodsii ssp. ultramontana Interior rose Shrub 4
Rosa woodsii var. gratissima Tehachapi rose Shrub 2
Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana Wild rose Shrub 4
Rosa yainacensis Cascade rose Shrub 1
Rubus glaucifolius Wax leaf raspberry Shrub  
Rubus leucodermis White bark raspberry Shrub 8
Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry Vine, Shrub 38
Rubus parviflorus var. velutinus Thimbleberry Vine, Shrub 38
Rubus ursinus California blackberry Vine, Shrub 38
Salix arctica Arctic willow Shrub 2
Salix boothii Booth's willow Shrub  
Salix breweri Serpentine willow Shrub 1
Salix eastwoodiae Mountain willow Shrub 1
Salix exigua Narrowleaf willow Tree, Shrub 26
Salix geyeriana Geyer's willow Shrub 2
Salix hindsiana Sandbar willow Tree, Shrub 25
Salix jepsonii Jepson's willow Shrub  
Salix lasiandra var. caudata Shining willow Shrub  
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo willow Tree, Shrub 22
Salix lemmonii Lemmon's willow Shrub 2
Salix ligulifolia Strapleaf willow Shrub  
Salix lucida Shining willow Tree, Shrub 20
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shining willow Shrub  
Salix lutea Yellow willow Shrub 1
Salix orestera Sierra willow Shrub  
Salix petrophila Alpine willow Tree, Shrub 2
Salix prolixa Mackenzie's willow Tree, Shrub 2
Salix scouleriana Scouler willow Tree, Shrub 17
Sambucus melanocarpa Black elderberry Shrub 3
Sambucus mexicana Elderberry Tree, Shrub 40
Sambucus nigra Black elderberry Shrub 13
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Blue elderberry Shrub 60
Sambucus racemosa Red elderberry Shrub 30
Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa Rocky mountain elder Shrub 3
Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys Red elderberry Shrub 3
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa Red elderberry Shrub 5
Solanum parishii Parish's purple nightshade Shrub 3
Solanum umbelliferum Blue witch Shrub 10
Sorbus californica California mountain ash Shrub 1
Sorbus scopulina Mountain ash Shrub 7
Sorbus scopulina var. scopulina Mountain ash Shrub  
Spiraea densiflora Dense flowered spiraea Shrub 17
Spiraea densiflora ssp. splendens Mountain spirea Shrub 5
Spiraea douglasii Douglas spiraea Shrub 26
Spiraea splendens Rose meadowsweet Shrub 17
Symphoricarpos acutus Creeping snowberry Shrub 17
Symphoricarpos albus Common snowberry Shrub 42
Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus Snowberry Shrub 12
Symphoricarpos hesperius Creeping snowberry Shrub 17
Symphoricarpos mollis Snowberry Shrub 18
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius Mountain snowberry Shrub 3
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. rotundifolius Snowberry Shrub  
Tetradymia canescens Gray horsebrush Shrub 1
Toxicodendron diversilobum Poison oak Vine, Shrub 7
Vaccinium cespitosum Dwarf bilberry Shrub 2
Vaccinium coccineum Siskiyou Mtns. huckleberry Shrub 5
Vaccinium deliciosum Cascade bilberry Shrub (stem succulent)  
Vaccinium membranaceum Thin leaf huckleberry Shrub 5
Vaccinium uliginosum Blueberry Shrub 2
Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. occidentale Western blueberry Shrub 2
Vitis californica California wild grape Vine, Shrub 39
  Lifeform: Tree41 plants
 
Pink background indicates a plant is non-native.
! indicates a plant is potentially invasive.
NB: found in Sierra 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.