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Criteria:   found in Ventura County  •   is native  •   likely to occur in wetlands  •  group by lifeform
775  records include photos for these plants # number of sources
Scientific Name Common Name Lifeform #
  Lifeform: Annual208 plants
Achyrachaena mollis Blow wives Annual herb 2
Allophyllum gilioides Dense false gilia Annual herb  
Allophyllum gilioides ssp. gilioides Dense false gilia Annual herb  
Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum Dense false gilia Annual herb  
Alopecurus carolinianus Carolina foxtail Annual grass  
Alopecurus saccatus Foxtail Annual grass  
Amaranthus californicus California amaranth Annual herb  
Amblyopappus pusillus Pineapple weed Annual herb  
Ammannia coccinea Red ammannia Annual herb  
Ammannia robusta Grand ammania Annual herb  
Atriplex argentea Silverscale saltbush Annual herb 2
Atriplex argentea var. expansa Mojave silverscale Annual herb 2
Atriplex argentea var. mohavensis Mojave silverscale Annual herb 2
Atriplex dioica Spike saltbush Annual herb  
Atriplex erecticaulis Erectstem saltbush Annual herb  
Atriplex patula Spear oracle Annual herb 3
Atriplex patula var. obtusa Spear oracle Annual herb  
Atriplex patula var. patula Spear oracle Annual herb 3
Atriplex serenana Saltscale Annual herb 1
Atriplex serenana var. davidsonii Davidson's saltscale Annual herb  
Atriplex serenana var. serenana Saltscale Annual herb  
Atriplex vallicola Lost hills crownscale Annual herb  
Beckmannia syzigachne American sloughgrass Annual grass 5
Bergia texana Texas bergia Annual herb  
Bidens frondosa Sticktight Annual herb  
Callitriche heterophylla var. bolanderi Bolander's water starwort Annual herb  
Callitriche marginata Winged water starwort Annual herb (aquatic)  
Cardamine oligosperma Idaho bittercress Annual, Perennial herb  
Castilleja minor Little paintbrush Annual herb 1
Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis Lesser paintbrush Annual herb  
Centromadia parryi Pappose tarweed Annual herb  
Centromadia parryi ssp. australis Southern tarplant Annual herb 1
Centromadia pungens ssp. maritima Common tarweed Annual herb  
Centromadia pungens ssp. septentrionalis Common tarweed Annual herb  
Chamaesyce hooveri Hoover's spurge Annual herb  
Chenopodium rubrum Red goosefoot Annual herb  
Chloropyron maritimum Salt marsh bird's beak Annual herb  
Chloropyron maritimum ssp. maritimum Salt marsh bird's-beak Annual herb  
Cistanthe ambigua Desert cistanthe Annual herb  
Claytonia perfoliata Miner's lettuce Annual herb 5
Claytonia perfoliata ssp. intermontana Miner's lettuce Annual herb  
Claytonia perfoliata ssp. mexicana Southern miner's lettuce Annual herb  
Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata Claytonia Annual herb  
Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus Salt marsh bird's beak Annual herb (hemiparasitic)  
Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. palustris Point reyes bird's beak Annual herb (hemiparasitic)  
Cordylanthus mollis ssp. hispidus Hispid bird's beak Annual herb (hemiparasitic)  
Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis Soft bird's beak Annual herb (hemiparasitic)  
Cordylanthus palmatus Palmate bracted bird's beak Annual herb (hemiparasitic)  
Cordylanthus tecopensis Tecopa bird's beak Annual herb (hemiparasitic)  
Crassula aquatica Aquatic pygmy weed Annual herb  
Crassula connata Sand pygmy weed Annual herb 1
Cyperus acuminatus Short pointed cyperus Annual grass  
Cyperus erythrorhizos Red rooted cyperus Annual grass 2
Cyperus odoratus Fragrant flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus squarrosus Awned cyperus Annual grass  
Deschampsia danthonioides Annual hairgrass Annual grass  
Diplacus congdonii Congdon's monkeyflower Annual herb  
Diplacus tricolor Tricolor monkeyflower Annual herb  
Downingia bella Hoover's downingia Annual herb  
Downingia cuspidata Toothed downingia Annual herb  
Downingia elegans var. corymbosa Elegant downingia Annual herb  
Downingia elegans var. elegans Elegant calicoflower Annual herb  
Downingia pulchella Flatface downingia Annual herb  
Echinochloa muricata var. microstachya Rough barnyardgrass Annual grass  
Eclipta prostrata False daisy Annual herb 1
Elatine brachysperma Short seed waterwort Annual, Perennial herb  
Elatine californica California waterwort Annual, Perennial herb  
Eleocharis flavescens var. thermalis Yellow spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis obtusa var. engelmannii Engelmann's spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis obtusa var. obtusa Broad spiked spikerush Annual grass 3
Epilobium brachycarpum Willow herb Annual herb 1
Epilobium campestre Smooth boisduvalia Annual herb  
Epilobium densiflorum Willow herb Annual herb  
Eragrostis hypnoides Teal lovegrass Annual grass  
Eragrostis pectinacea Tufted lovegrass Annual grass  
Eragrostis pectinacea var. miserrima Desert lovegrass Annual grass  
Eragrostis pectinacea var. pectinacea Tufted lovegrass Annual grass  
Erythranthe floribunda Many flowered monkey flower Annual herb 1
Erythranthe guttata Yellow monkey flower Annual, Perennial herb (rhizomatous) 38
Erythranthe rubella Red stemmed himulus Annual herb  
Gayophytum humile Dwarf groundsmoke Annual herb  
Gayophytum racemosum Black foot gayophytum Annual herb  
Githopsis diffusa San gabriel bluecup Annual herb  
Githopsis diffusa ssp. diffusa Southern blue cup Annual herb  
Gnaphalium palustre Lowland cudweed Annual herb  
Hemizonia parryi ssp. australis Southern tarplant Annual herb 1
Hemizonia parryi ssp. congdonii Congdon's tarplant Annual herb  
Hemizonia pungens ssp. laevis Smooth tarplant Annual herb  
Heterocodon rariflorum Heterocodon Annual herb  
Hordeum depressum Alkali barley Annual grass 3
Hordeum intercedens Vernal barley Annual grass 2
Isolepis carinata Keeled bulrush Annual grass  
Isolepis cernua Low bulrush Annual grass 13
Juncus bufonius Common toad rush Annual grass 6
Juncus bufonius var. bufonius Toad rush Annual grass  
Juncus bufonius var. congestus Clustered toad rush Annual grass 1
Juncus tiehmii Tiehm's rush Annual grass  
Laennecia coulteri Coulter's horseweed Annual herb  
Landoltia punctata Dotted duckmeat Annual, Perennial herb  
Lasthenia ferrisiae Alkali goldfields Annual herb  
Lasthenia glabrata Yellow rayed goldfields Annual herb 8
Lasthenia glabrata ssp. coulteri Goldfields Annual herb  
Layia heterotricha Pale yellow layia Annual herb  
Layia munzii Munz's tidy tips Annual herb  
Lepidium dictyotum Net pepper grass Annual herb  
Lepidium dictyotum var. acutidens Net pepper grass Annual herb  
Lepidium dictyotum var. dictyotum Net pepper grass Annual herb  
Lepidium flavum var. flavum Yellow pepper grass Annual herb  
Lepidium latipes var. latipes Dwarf pepper grass Annual herb  
Lepidium nitidum Shining pepper grass Annual herb 2
Lepidium nitidum var. howellii Howell's pepper grass Annual herb 2
Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum Shining pepper grass Annual herb 2
Lepidium nitidum var. oreganum Shining pepper grass Annual herb 2
Leptochloa fusca Sprangletop Annual grass  
Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis Bearded sprangletop Annual grass  
Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia Mexican sprangletop Annual grass  
Limnanthes gracilis ssp. parishii Parish's meadowfoam Annual herb  
Limnanthes montana Mountain meadowfoam Annual herb  
Limosella aquatica Northern mudwort Annual herb (aquatic)  
Lindernia dubia var. anagallidea False pimpernel Annual herb  
Lindernia dubia var. dubia False pimpernel Annual herb  
Lipocarpha micrantha Small flowered hemicarpha Annual grass  
Matricaria occidentalis Valley mayweed Annual herb  
Mimetanthe pilosa Snouted monkey flower Annual herb  
Mimulus congdonii Congdon's monkeyflower Annual herb  
Mimulus floribundus Many flowered monkey flower Annual herb 1
Mimulus guttatus Yellow monkey flower Annual, Perennial herb (rhizomatous) 38
Mimulus pilosus Snouted monkey flower Annual herb  
Mimulus rubellus Red stemmed himulus Annual herb  
Mimulus tricolor Tricolor monkeyflower Annual herb  
Monolepis nuttalliana Nuttall's poverty weed Annual herb  
Montia fontana Water montia Annual herb  
Montia fontana ssp. chondrosperma Water chickweed Annual herb  
Muhlenbergia filiformis Slender muhly Annual, Perennial grass  
Myosurus minimus Little mouse tail Annual herb  
Najas guadalupensis Guadalupe water nymph Annual herb  
Navarretia capillaris Miniature gilia Annual herb  
Navarretia intertexta ssp. intertexta Interwoven navarretia Annual herb  
Navarretia intertexta ssp. propinqua Great basin navarretia Annual herb  
Navarretia mellita Skunk navarretia Annual herb  
Navarretia peninsularis Baja navarretia Annual herb  
Nemophila pedunculata Meadow nemophila Annual herb  
Orcuttia californica California orcutt grass Annual grass  
Parvisedum leiocarpum Lake county stonecrop Annual herb  
Pentachaeta fragilis Fragile pygmy daisy Annual herb  
Persicaria lapathifolia Common knotweed Annual herb  
Petunia parviflora Wild petunia Annual herb  
Phalaris lemmonii Lemmon's canarygrass Annual grass  
Plagiobothrys acanthocarpus Adobe allocarya Annual herb  
Plagiobothrys hispidulus Harsh allocarya Annual herb  
Plagiobothrys humistratus Dwarf allocarya Annual herb  
Plagiobothrys leptocladus Alkali plagiobothrys Annual herb  
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus Rusty haired popcorn flower Annual herb  
Plagiobothrys trachycarpus Rough fruited allocarya Annual herb  
Plagiobothrys undulatus Coast allocarya Annual herb  
Plantago elongata Coastal plantain Annual herb  
Plantago elongata ssp. pentasperma Five seeded plantain Annual herb  
Pluchea odorata Salt marsh fleabane Annual, Perennial herb 8
Pluchea odorata var. odorata Salt marsh fleabane Annual, Perennial herb 3
Pogogyne douglasii ssp. douglasii Douglas' mesamint Annual herb  
Polygonum polygaloides ssp. kelloggii Kellogg's knotweed Annual herb  
Potentilla rivalis Brook cinquefoil Annual, Perennial herb  
Psilocarphus brevissimus Woolly marbles Annual herb  
Psilocarphus brevissimus var. brevissimus Woolly heads Annual herb  
Psilocarphus chilensis Round woolly marbles Annual herb  
Psilocarphus tenellus Slender woolly heads Annual herb  
Psilocarphus tenellus var. globiferus Round woolly marbles Annual herb  
Psilocarphus tenellus var. tenellus Slender woolly heads Annual herb  
Ranunculus uncinatus var. parviflorus Small flowered hooked fruit buttercup Annual, Perennial herb  
Ranunculus uncinatus var. uncinatus Woodland buttercup Annual, Perennial herb  
Rorippa curvipes var. curvipes Bluntleaf yellow cress Annual herb  
Rorippa curvipes var. truncata Blunt yellow cress Annual herb  
Rorippa curvisiliqua Curvepod yellow cress Annual, Perennial herb  
Rorippa palustris Bog yellow cress Annual, Perennial herb  
Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris Bog yellowcress Annual, Perennial herb  
Rorippa palustris var. hispida Hispid yellow cress Annual, Perennial herb  
Rorippa palustris var. occidentalis Western bog yellow cress Annual, Perennial herb  
Rotala ramosior Lowland rotala Annual herb  
Rumex fueginus Golden dock Annual, Perennial herb  
Rumex persicarioides Golden dock Annual, Perennial herb  
Rumex violascens Mexican dock Annual, Perennial herb  
Salicornia bigelovii Bigelow's pickleweed Annual herb  
Salicornia depressa Virginia glasswort Annual herb 9
Schoenoplectus saximontanus Rocky mountain bulrush Annual grass  
Spergularia marina Salt sand spurry Annual herb 1
Suaeda calceoliformis Horned sea blite Annual herb 1
Subularia aquatica var. americana American awlwort Annual herb  
Symphyotrichum subspicatum Douglas aster Annual herb 9
Teucrium cubense var. densum Small coastal germander Annual herb  
Trichostema austromontanum Southern bluecurls Annual herb  
Trichostema austromontanum ssp. austromontanum Southern bluecurls Annual herb  
Trichostema micranthum Small flowered bluecurls Annual herb  
Trifolium barbigerum var. andrewsii Gray's clover Annual herb 1
Trifolium barbigerum var. barbigerum Bearded clover Annual herb  
Trifolium cyathiferum Cup clover Annual herb  
Trifolium depauperatum Dwarf sack clover Annual herb  
Trifolium depauperatum var. amplectens Pale sack clover Annual herb  
Trifolium depauperatum var. hydrophilum Water sack clover Annual herb  
Trifolium depauperatum var. truncatum Dwarf sack clover Annual herb  
Trifolium microcephalum Small head clover Annual herb 4
Trifolium obtusiflorum Creek clover Annual herb 4
Trifolium variegatum Variegated clover Annual herb 1
Trifolium variegatum var. variegatum Variegated clover Annual herb  
Verbena bracteata Bracted verbena Annual, Perennial herb  
Veronica peregrina Neckweed Annual herb  
Veronica peregrina ssp. xalapensis Speedwell Annual herb  
Xanthium strumarium Cocklebur Annual herb  
Zeltnera exaltata Cancha lagua Annual herb  
  Lifeform: Perennial484 plants
  Lifeform: Fern21 plants
  Lifeform: Shrub46 plants
Allenrolfea occidentalis Iodine bush Shrub  
Atriplex lentiformis Big saltbush Shrub 33
Atriplex lentiformis ssp. breweri Quailbush Shrub 14
Atriplex lentiformis ssp. lentiformis Brewer's saltbrush Shrub 3
Atriplex lentiformis ssp. torreyi Torrey's saltbush Shrub  
Baccharis salicifolia Mule fat Shrub 28
Baccharis salicifolia ssp. salicifolia Mule fat Shrub  
Baccharis salicina Willow baccharis Shrub 7
Batis maritima Saltwort Shrub  
Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus California buttonbush Shrub 15
Cornus glabrata Brown dogwood Tree, Shrub 9
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea Red osier dogwood Shrub 34
Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum Black crowberry Shrub 1
Empetrum nigrum ssp. nigrum Black crowberry Shrub  
Isocoma menziesii White flowered goldenbush Shrub 15
Isocoma menziesii var. menziesii Menzies' goldenbush Shrub 4
Isocoma menziesii var. sedoides White flowered dune goldenbush Shrub 1
Isocoma menziesii var. vernonioides Green leaved dune goldenbush Shrub  
Kalmia polifolia ssp. microphylla Bog laurel Shrub 2
Kalmia polifolia ssp. polifolia Mountain laurel Shrub 1
Morella californica California wax myrtle Shrub 54
Pluchea sericea Arrow weed Shrub 7
Polygala cornuta var. fishiae Fish's milkwort Shrub  
Prosopis pubescens Screw bean mesquite Tree, Shrub 7
Ribes aureum Golden currant Shrub 51
Ribes aureum var. gracillimum Golden currant Shrub 9
Ribes divaricatum var. divaricatum Spreading gooseberry Shrub  
Ribes nevadense Mountain pink currant Shrub 10
Ribes viscosissimum var. hallii Hall's sticky currant Shrub  
Rosa californica California wild rose Shrub 53
Rubus spectabilis var. franciscanus Salmon berry Shrub 22
Rubus spectabilis var. spectabilis Salmonberry Shrub 22
Salix brachycarpa ssp. brachycarpa Short fruited willow Shrub  
Salix breweri Serpentine willow Shrub 1
Salix exigua Narrowleaf willow Tree, Shrub 26
Salix exigua var. exigua Narrowleaf willow Tree, Shrub 2
Salix exigua var. hindsiana Sandbar willow Tree, Shrub 25
Salix lasiolepis Arroyo willow Tree, Shrub 24
Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii Arroyo willow Tree, Shrub 24
Salix melanopsis Dusky willow Tree, Shrub 4
Salix planifolia ssp. planifolia Tea leaved willow Shrub  
Salix reticulata ssp. nivalis Snow willow Shrub  
Suaeda californica California seablite Shrub 1
Suaeda taxifolia Seablite Shrub 4
Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. uliginosum European blueberry Shrub  
Vitis girdiana Southern california grape Vine, Shrub 12
  Lifeform: Tree16 plants
 
NB: found in Ventura 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.