Monterey Peninsula Wildflowers, Shrubs & Trees 

A photographic guide by Michael Mitchell & Rod M Yeager, MD

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 White / Cream

Find the closest match; hovering the mouse over the thumbnail will reveal the name of the flower. Then click on the name in the list on the right to go the individual plant's page.  The first three letters preceding the name of the flower are the first three letters of the family.


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ADOXACEAE
Elderberry, Blue 
Laurustinus 

AGAVACEAE
Soap Plant 
Soap Plant, Spreading
Yucca

AIZOACEAE
Ice Plant, Common

ALISMATACEAE
Water Plantain, Northern 

ALLIACEAE
Onion, Three-cornered

ANACARDIACEAE
Poison Oak 
Sugar Bush 

APIACEAE
Bowlesia
Bur Chervil
Celery
Eryngo, Coast
Hedge Parsley, Field
Hedge Parsley, Knotted 
Hemlock, Poison
Hemlock, Western Water 
Oenanthe, Pacific 
Parsnip, Cow
Queen Anne's Lace 
Rattlesnake Weed
Shepherd's Needle 
Sweet Cicely, California
Sweet Cicely, Wood 
Yampah, Gairdner's
Yampah, Kellogg's

APOCYNACEAE
Hemp, Mountain
Milkweed, Indian
Milkweed, Narrow-leaved

ARACEAE
Lily, Calla

ARALIACEAE
Clover, Elk
Ivy, English

ASTERACEAE
Ageratina, Sticky
Aster, Rough-leaved
Baccharis, Marsh
Chicory, California
Coltsfoot
Conyza, South American
Cotton-batting Plant
Cottonrose, California
Cottonrose, Narrow-leaved
Cottonweed, Slender
Cotula, Australian
Coyote Brush
Coyote Brush, Dwarf
Cudweed, Bioletti's
Cudweed, California
Cudweed, Lowland
Cudweed, Weedy
Daisy, English
Daisy, Ox-eye
Everlasting, Fragrant
Everlasting, Pearly
Everlasting, Pink
Everlasting, White
Fennel, Dog / Mayweed
Feverfew
Hawkweed, White-flowered
Horseweed 
Malacothrix, Carmel Valley
Malacothrix, South Coast Range
Mugwort 
Mule Fat
Tarragon
Tarweed, Big
Thistle, Brownie
Thistle, Canada
Trail Plant
Woolly-heads, Round
Woolly-heads, Slender
Yarrow, Common

BORAGINACEAE
Baby Blue-eyes, White
Cryptantha, Cleveland's
Cryptantha, Colusa
Cryptantha, Common
Cryptantha, Prickly
Cryptantha, Tejon
Eucrypta, Common
Fiesta Flower, White
Nemophila, Meadow
Nemophila, Small-flowered
Pectocarya, Little;
Pectocarya, Winged
Phacelia, California
Phacelia, Common
Phacelia, Imbricate
Phacelia, Santa Lucia
Phacelia, Shade
Phacelia, Short-lobed
Phacelia, Stinging
Popcorn Flower, California
Popcorn Flower, Coast
Popcorn Flower, Hickman's
Popcorn Flower, Rusty
Popcorn Flower, Slender
Pusley, Chinese
Yerba Santa, Woolly

BRASSICACEAE
Alyssum, Sweet
Cress, Bitter
Cress, Hoary
Cress, Shepherd's
Cress, Thale
Fringe Pod, Hairy
Fringe Pod, Narrow-leaved
Milk Maids
Mustard, California
Mustard, Tower
Pepper-grass, Common
Pepper-grass, English
Pepper-grass, Variable-leaved
Pepper-grass, Wayside
Pepperweed, Perennial
Shepherd's Purse
Watercress
Whitlow-grass, Vernal

CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Catchfly, Lemmon's
Catchfly (Windmill Pink)
Catchfly , Snapdragon
Chickweed, Common
Chickweed, Field
Chickweed, Mouse-ear
Sand Mat 
Sandwort, Douglas'
Spurry
Spurry, Villous Sand

CHENOPODIACEAE
Saltbush, Beach

CISTACEAE
Rock-rose, Montpelier
Rock-rose, Sageleaf

CONVOLVULACEAE
Bindweed, Coast Range
Bindweed, Field
Bindweed, Island False
Dodder, Western Field
Morning-glory, Coast
Morning-glory, Hill / Stemless
Morning-glory, Purple-striped
Morning-glory, Western
Morning-glory, Woolly

CORNACEAE
Dogwood, Western Red

CUCURBITACEAE
Cucumber, Wild

ELATINACEAE
Waterwort, California

ERICACEAE
Huckleberry, Evergreen
Manzanita, Big-berried
Manzanita, Brittle-leaf
Manzanita, Crinite
Manzanita, Eastwood's
Manzanita, Hooker's
Manzanita, Pajaro
Manzanita, Sandmat
Manzanita, Shaggy Barked
Manzanita,Toro
Salal

EUPHORBIACEAE
Croton, California
Mullein, Turkey
Spurge, Serpent
Spurge, Thymeleaf

FABACEAE
Clover, Sour
Clover, Subterranean
Clover, Valparaiso
Clover, White
Locoweed, Nuttall's
Lupine, Chick
Sweet-Clover, White
Vetch, Hairy

GENTIANACEAE
Centaury, Davy's

GERANIACEAE
Filaree, Large-leaved

GROSSULARIACEAE
Gooseberry, Sierra 

IRIDICAEAE
Grass, Blue-eyed

LAMIACEAE
Sage, Black
Sage, Pitcher
Horehound 
Yerba Buena

LILIACEAE
Fairy Bells 
Fairy Lantern

LIMNANTHACEAE
Meadow Foam

LINACEAE
Flax, Narrow-leaved 

MALVACEAE
Alkali Mallow 

MELANTHIACEAE
Bear Grass
Death Camas, Small-flowered
Star Lily, Fremont's 
Wake Robin, Western

MONTIACEAE
Claytonia Common
Claytonia, Small-flowered
 
Miner's Lettuce 
Spring Beauty, Red-stemmed 

ONAGRACEAE
Clarkia, Elegant 
Clarkia, Lewis'
Groundsmoke, Zigzag

ORCHIDACEAE
Coralroot, Spotted 
Ladies' Tresses, Hooded
Rein-orchid, Elegant
Rein-orchid, Elongate
Rein-orchid, Michael's
Rein-orchid, Transverse
Rein-orchid, Yadon's

OROBANCHACEAE
Bird's Beak
Bird's Beak, Seaside
Broomrape, California
Broomrape, Clustered
Johnny-Nip
Owl's Clover, Narrow-leaved

OXALIDACEAE
Sorrel, Redwood

PAPAVERACEAE
Cream Cups
Meconella, Small-flowered
Poppy, Coulter's Matilija

PLANTAGINACEAE
Plantain, California 
Plantain, Common 
Plantain, Cut-leaved
Plantain, English

POLEMONIACEAE
Baby Stars, False
Evening Snow
Gilia, Splendid<
Linanthus, Common
Linanthus, Large-flowered
Linanthus, Pygmy

POLYGONACEAE
Knotweed, Common
Lady's Thumb
Smartweed, Water
Spineflower, Diffuse
Water Pepper
Willow Weed 

PRIMULACEAE
Shooting Star, Padre's

PROTEACEAE
Pincushion Tree, Sweet

RANUNCULACEAE
Baneberry, Western
Buttercup, Lobb's Aquatic
Clematis, Chaparral
Virgin's Bower, Western

RHAMNACEAE
Buckbrush
Ceanothus, Monterey
Coffeeberry, California
Coffeeberry, Hoary
Deerbrush 
Redberry, Holly-leaved
Redberry, Spiny
Whitethorn, Coast

ROSACAEAE
Blackberry, California
Blackberry, Himalayan
Chamise
Chokecherry, Western
Cinquefoil, Sticky 
Cotoneaster
Horkelia, California
Horkelia, Leafy
Horkelia, Wedge-leaved
Ocean Spray/ Cream Bush
Oso Berry
Pyracantha / Firethorn
Strawberry, Beach
Strawberry, Wood
Thimbleberry
Toyon

RUBIACEAE
Bedstraw, California
Bedstraw, Climbing
Bedstraw, Narrow-leaved
Bedstraw, Sweet Scented
Bedstraw, Wall
Goose Grass

RUSCACEAE
Solomon, Fat 
Solomon, Slim 

SAXIFRAGACEAE
Alum Root, Small-flowered
Alum Root, Seaside
Brook Foam
Saxifrage, California
Star, Hill
Star, Woodland

SCROPHULARIACEAE
Boobiala, Creeping

SOLANACEAE
Jimson Weed
Nightshade, Douglas
Nightshade, Small-flowered
Tobacco, Indian
Tolguacha

THEMIDACEAE
Hyacinth, Wild
Muilla, Common 

URTICACEAE
Pellitory, Western

VALERIANACEAE
Plectritis, White

VERBENACEAE

Lippia
Vervain, Bracted

 
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