Plant Lists Submitted by Dave Kiel

Bishop Peak Open Space 2 June 2019 | PDF

Calf Canyon and Vicinity 8 June 2019 | PDF

Caliente Range 3 June 2019 | PDF

Cambria 10 June 2019 | PDF

Cerro Romaldo 09 June 2019 | PDF

Cerro San Luis 09 June 2019 | PDF

Cottonwood Pass 09 June 2019 | PDF

Cuesta East 09 June 2019 | PDF

Cuesta West 02 June 2019 | PDF

Cypress Mountain 03 June 2019 | PDF

Davis Canyon 03 June 2019 | PDF

Indian Knob 09 June 2019 | PDF

Irish Hills 09 June 2019 | PDF

Islay Hill 07 June 2019 | PDF

Johnson Ranch 25 May 2019 | PDF

Laguna Lake 07 June 2019 | PDF

Montana de Oro 07 June 2019 | PDF

Morro Bay State Park 07 June 2019 | PDF

Pennington Creek Biological Reserve 10 June 2019 | PDF

Pismo Preserve 07 June 2019 | PDF

Poly and Horse Canyon 07 June 2019 | PDF

Prefumo Canyon 09 June 2019 | PDF

Red Hill Mesa 07 June 2019 | PDF

Reservoir Canyon 07 June 2019 | PDF

Rinconada 02 June 2019 | PDF

San Simeon 09 June 2019 | PDF

Santa Margarita Lake – Grey Pine 07 June 2019 | PDF

Santa Rita Road 07 June 2019 | PDF

Shell Creek 09 April 2019 | PDF

South Hills Open Space 08 June 2019 | PDF

Stenner Springs 09 June 2019 | PDF

Sweet Springs 08 June 2019 | PDF

Three Bridges Oak Reserve 02 June 2019 | PDF

Plant Lists Submitted by other CNPS SLO Community Members

Salmon Creek Trail | Post A list of wildflowers seen along Salmon Creek Trail on April 10, 2014, submitted by Amanda Darling

Coon Creek | PDF 2013 Coon Creek Master Plant List, compiled by Dirk Walters (Sorted By Scientific Name).

Shell Creek | PDF Spring Shell Creek checklist with the addition of 11 species from April 2012 trip, prepared by Dave Keil.

Chimineas RanchPDF Prepared by George Butterworth (2012) and organized like the Jepson Manual.

Calf Canyon | PDF Checklist of Vascular Plants, Calf Canyon and Vicinity (11/2011) by David J. Keil.

Pine Forest Mushroom List for Cambria, CA | PDF What mushrooms might you find in a pine forest? What are their scientific names and common names? Where should you looks – on pinecones, in roadsides and disturbed areas, or in grassy areas? Here is a listing of the fungi you might find in a pine forest in Cambria, California.

Flora of Fern Canyon | PDF Here is a checklist of the flora found at Fern Canyon in the Lodge Hill area of Cambria, California. Noted are scientific and common names as well as whether each plant is an ornamental species escaped from cultivation, an introduced more-or-less weedy species, a crop plant escaped from cultivation, and/or a noxious weed.

Highway 46 Flora | PDF Starting at Hwy 46 and Vineyard drive, head west and start your mileage counter. Four mileage markers are noted with the corresponding natives to see.

Salmon Creek Flora | PDF Plants in flower at Salmon Creek.

Santa Rita Creek Flora | PDF Starting at South Bethel Rd. & Santa Rita Creek Road, heading west on Santa Rita Creek Road and start your mileage counter. Native flora locations are noted for the next 13 miles.

Flora of the Lodge Hill, Cambria area |  PDF A robust list broken down to trees, shrubs, and herbs and ferns, and listing both scientific and common names.

Shell Creek Flora | PDF Wildflowers noted at Shell Creek, including both scientific and common names.

Shell Creek and Vicinity, Nov 2011 | PDF Checklist of Vascular Plants of the Avenales Wildlife Area, Sinton Ranch.

Jack Creek Flora | PDF Large list of Jack Creek wildland native plants by scientific name.

El Chorro Regional Park | PDF Plant list, 1993-1994.

Bud Meyer Los Osos Dunes | PDF Plant list.

California Canyon | PDF Plant list.

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April 1
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    SO BE FREE (Bryophyte Chapter) Weekend

    All day

    The Twenty-Fourth Annual
    Spring Outing
    Botanical Excursion
    Foray, Retreat, and Escape to the Environment
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO BE FREE 24 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Brought to you by the Bryophyte Chapter of the California Native Plant Society!

    Friday to Monday, 29 March to 1 April 2019
    Rancho El Chorro in San Luis Obispo
    Coordinators: Ken Kellman, Ben Carter
    Founded in 1996, SO BE FREE is a series of West Coast forays started by the Bryolab at UC Berkeley, but open to all botanists. The main focus is on bryophytes, but we also encourage experts on other groups to come along and smell the liverworts. We welcome specialists and generalists, professionals and amateurs, master bryologists and rank beginners. SO BE FREE is held each spring, somewhere in the Western US, associated with spring break at universities. Evening slide shows and informal talks are presented as well as keying sessions with microscopes. In addition to seeing interesting wild areas and learning new plants, important goals for SO BE FREE include keeping West Coast bryologists (and friends) in touch with each other and teaching beginners. To see pictures and information from past outings, visit the SO BE FREE website at:

    ☛ One important function of this year’s SO BE FREE will be to serve as the annual meeting of the Bryophyte Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. See: for
    details, and to join!

    The 2019 SO BE FREE will be held in San Luis Obispo County, one of the botanical gems within
    California. Midway along the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo offers strong moisture gradients, a tremendous diversity of geological substrates and abundant open spaces that have been only lightly explored bryologically. Vegetation types range from moisture-loving closed cone coniferous forests near the coast to arid desert scrub in interior regions, with a diversity of chaparral and woodlands in between. The region is known floristically as a zone of transition, with representation of northern species in mesic areas, southern species in the drier coastal regions and even Mojave desert species in the eastern part of the county. Foray destinations will include Los Padres National Forest, many of the open spaces surrounding the city of San Luis Obispo, a private ranch in the interior and some of the best wildflower destinations in the state, all of which promise to be very rich in ephemerals, Bryaceae and Pottiaceae.

    Beginners are very welcome to SO BE FREE, and this year we will again have a workshop session for beginners at the start of the event. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning we will have field trips to satisfy all participants from neophyte to nerd! Field trip details are to follow. Access is being sought for private, State, and Federal lands.

    Interested? View PDF Flyer with Registration Information