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Common and scientific names of species cited in Coastal Dunes section.

 

Common Name

Scientific Name

Plants
Alkali heath Frankenia salina
Beach salt bush Atriplex leucophylla
Beach-bur Ambrosia chamissonis
Black sage Salvia mellifera
Bluegrass, dune Poa douglasii
Bush monkey flower Mimulus aurantiacus
California sagebrush Artemisia californica
Coyote bush Baccharis pilularis
European dune grass (marram) Ammophila arenaria
Fleshy jaumea Jaumea carnosa
Gilia, sand Gilia teniflora arenaria
Hottentot fig Carpobrotus edulis
Layia, beach Layia carnos
Live-forever Dudleya farinosa
Lizard tail Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Lupine, blue beach Lupinus chamissonis
Lupine, Tidestrom's Lupinus tidestromii
Mock heather Ericameria ericoides
Morning glory, beach Calystegia macrostegia
Paintbrush, Monterey Indian Castilleja latifolia
Pea, silky beach Lathyrus littoralis
Pickleweed Salicornia viginica
Rushes Juncus spp.
Sagewort, beach Artemisia pycnocephala
Salt grass Distichlis spicata
Sea fig Carpobrotus chilensis
Sea rocket Cakile edentula
Sea rocket Cakile maritima
Spineflower, Monterey Chorizanthe p. pungens
Verbena, pink sand Abronia umbellata
Verbena, yellow sand Abronia latifolia
Wallflower, coast Erysimum ammophilum
Wallflower, Yadon's Erysimum menziesii yadoni
Wild rye, beach Leymus mollis
Trees
Santa Lucia fir Abies bracteata
Gowen cypress Cupressus g. goveniana
Monterey cypress Cupressus macrocarpa
Bishop pine Pinus muricata
Monterey Pine Pinus radiata
Torrey pine Pinus torreyana
Oak Quercus spp.
Alder Alnus spp.
Willow Salix spp.
Mammals
Elk Cervus elaphus nannoides
Grizzly Ursus horribilis
Red fox Vulpes vulpes
Sea otter Enhydra lutris
Elephant seal Mirounga angustirostris
Whale (Gray) Eschrichtius robustus
Birds
Pied-billed grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Coot Fulica americana
Brown pelican Pelicanus occidentalis
Gadwall Anas strepera
Caspian tern Sterna caspia
Forster's tern Sterna forsteri
Least tern Sterna antillarum
Western snowy plover Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus
Black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American avocet Recurvirostra americana
Short-eared owl Asio flammeus
Burrowing owl Athene cunicularia
Marsh wren Cistothorus palustris
Common yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Reptiles
Black legless lizard Anniella pulchra nigra
Silvery legless lizard Anniella pulchra pulchra
California horned lizard Phrynosoma coronatum frontale
Fishes
Salmon Oncorhynchus spp.
Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss
Lamprey Lampetra tridentata
Sculpins Cottus and Leptocottus spp.
Eulachon Thaleichthys pacificus
Herring Clupea pallasii
Tidewater goby Eucyclogobius newberryi
Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus
Killifish Fundulus parvipinnis
Starry flounder Platichthys stellatus
Surf perch Cymatogaster aggregata
Arthropods
Beach isopod Alloniscus perconvexus
Beach hopper Megalorchestia spp.
Beach hopper Traskorchestia traskiana
Kelp fly Coelopidae
Staphylinid beetle Staphylinidae
Globose dune beetle Coelus globosus
Smith's blue butterfly Euphilotes enoptes smithi
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