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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.