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CpCoastal Prairie

A coastal grassland plant community found in scattered locations within direct coastal influence. Rich soils and a diverse transitional plant list characterize this zone.


Common Plants of the Coastal Prarie

Associated & Transition Trees Dominant Shrubs, Perennials & Grasses
Acer negudo, Box Elder Artemisia californica, California Sagebrush
Aesculus californica, California Buckeye Baccharis pilularis, Coyote Bush
Cupressus macrocarpa, Monterey Cypress Danthoria species
Myrica californica, Pacific Wax Myrtle Festuca species
Pinus radiata, Monterey Pine Iris douglasiana, Douglas Iris
Quercus agrifolia, Coast Live Oak Pteridium aquilinum, Western Brackenfern
  Sisyrinchium bellum, Blue-Eyed Grass

Note: The above lists note some species found in coastal prarie communities locatated throughout the state. A combination of these plants, not necessarily all, will constitute the dominant plant material in this specific plant community. This information is intended to be a primer on the plant communites in California.  View this article for information on references and further reading. 


Designates plant occurs in Riparian area.


Plant Communitiy Photos

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