To maintain Calflora as a leading knowledge source to the status and distribution of California native and naturalized plants, we are continually adding new plants to our database. As new plants are discovered in California or new invasives move into the state, we regularly add them to our resources. Meanwhile, plant taxonomy is continually changing as well, as research reveals new or different plant relationships, often necessitating a plant name change.

Below are some recent additions; a longer list is here as an illustrated plant list.
Native plants:

Adiantum shastense Shasta adiantum
Antirrhinum mohavea Golden desert snapdragon
Erythranthe howaldiae (photo by Steve Matson)
Doellingeria glabrata Siskiyou aster
Hooveria purpurea var. reducta Camatta Canyon amole
Malacothamnus involucratus Carmel Valley bush mallow
Sedum kiersteadiae The Eddys stonecrop
Vaccinium ×brunoense San Bruno Mountain huckleberry

Non-native plants:

Alyssum corsicum yellowtuft
Heracleum mantegazzianum Giant hogweed
Nardus stricta matgrass
Phormium tenax New Zealand flax
Dipsacus laciniatus cutleaf teasel
Plant names change, and Calflora regularly updates plant names based on the Jepson eFlora and USDA Plants. Calflora "crosswalks," or translates between old and new names, so you will find the species you're looking for with a single search.

These regular updates to the Calflora Database include species additions, name changes represented by synonyms, spelling changes, lumping, and splitting. Here's more on how Calflora tracks old and new plant names.

Lupinus albifrons var. hallii photo by Ron Vanderhoff
From this illustrated plant list, you'll notice not all the species have sufficient photos. Please add your plant photos here for any plant species. When you add your photos, plant lists, and surveys to Calflora, you enhance the valuable plant distribution data available to the Calflora Community at large.

Every plant observation in Calflora informs the database as a whole, thus helping users develop a deeper comprehensive regional understanding.
Nemacladus bellus photo by Keir Morse
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