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Plants that were native in and around San Jose

Here are some of the plants that were native around the San Jose Area of California. This list is not complete, but most of the common natives that you would use in a garden or notice in the wildland are listed. View as a pamphlet of native plants of the San Jose Area.
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Bowlesia incana weird carrot. - grid24_6
Bowlesia incana and Cardamine californica
Castilleja affinis in the Cambria forest. - grid24_6
Castilleja affinis
The Magpies like to land on slow moving things that attract flies. - grid24_3
Cuscuta californica and Cryptantha flaccida
Eriogonum angulosum; Anglestem Buckwheat
Galium andrewsii, Andrew's bedstraw,
Galium aparine,
and Gilia achilleifolia, California gilia
Helianthus californicus, California sunflower.
 Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (rusty popcornflower) - grid24_6
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus(image only)
Sanicula bipinnatifida - grid24_6
Sanicula bipinnatifida
This page was complied from the copyrighted images of, information from the Consortium of California Herbaria, checked against "Flora of the Mount Hamilton Range of California, by Helen Sharsmith, 1982 and Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, by John Hunter Thomas, 1961.