Wildland Vegetation


Wild Plant Checklist
A list of checklists of wild plants sorted by Regional Park 

Wild Plant Photo Guide
A list of wild plant photo guides sorted by Regional Park 

California Native Plant Society
A group and advocate for conserving California's native plants 

California Native Grasslands Association 
Promoting, preserving, and restoring the diversity of California's native grasses and grassland ecosystems through education, advocacy, research, and stewardship

The regional park wildlands reflect the plant communities of the Bay Area: They contain a diverse mixture of native and non-native trees, shrubs, and annual and perennial herbaceous plants. Although the flora has changed considerably as a result of non-native plant introductions and increased urbanization, numerous native plants remain. Land use and vegetation changes over the past two centuries have irreversibly altered the landscape, making it necessary to use management techniques to maintain an ecological balance between native and non-native vegetation and to achieve wildland fire safety objectives. All District vegetation management activities are designed to maintain plant community dynamics. The District manages most plant communities to preserve their intrinsic value as naturally functioning ecosystems.

Wild Plant Checklists

Plant check list - 2012 District-Wide and Park-Specific Checklists Link

 2012 update, conforming to The Jepson Manual, Version 2, and the

 Jepson eFloraLink

Wild Plant Photo Guides

Wildflower Photo Guides

  • District-Wide Wildflower Photo Guide Adobe Acrobat PDF 
    Sorted by Flower Color  (6.4 MB, 11 x 8.5, 40 pp.)
    The wildflowers in these guides are sorted first by flower color, then within each color by plant family (flowers that look alike), and within each family by genus (flowers that look even more alike). Common names are emphasized.
  • Park-Specific Wildflower Photo Guide Link

Point Pinole Restoration Project

Serpentine Prairie Resource Management

The Skyline Serpentine Prairie is home to one of Northern California’s richest arrays of native plants due to the serpentine found here. Serpentine is California’s official state rock and is critically important for the survival of some endangered species. This prairie is home to the endangered Presidio clarkia and rare Tiburon buckwheat along with other rare plants and animals.