Santa Rosa Island Plants

This is the last of my four posts about Santa Rosa Island. It is simply a photographic tour of plants that have not yet been highlighted in previous posts including other interesting, rare, endemic, and common Santa Rosa Island plants.

  • Santa Rosa Island Plant list I generated from CalFlora

Epic floral displays along the beaches.

California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) and beach sand verbena (Abronia umbellata) decorate the stabilized dunes adjacent to white sand beaches.

Santa Rosa Island plants

Floral displays abounded.

Beach evening-primrose (Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia)

Catalina mariposa (Calochortus catalinae)

Sand dunes.

Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea)

Island redberry (Rhamnus pirifolia)

California boxthorn (Lycium californicum)

Distinct soil boundary between grasslands (left) and the calcareous soils where the endemic Santa Rosa Island manzanita (A. confertiflora) is now thriving.

Santa Rosa Island manzanita (Arctostaphylos confertiflora)

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Next Trip: Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island near Prisoner’s Harbor.

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