• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Plants

Manzanar Plant List





SHRUBS
Common NameScientific Name
Allscale SaltbrushAtriplex polycarpa
BitterbrushPurshia tridenta
BrittlebushEncelia farinosa
Desert peachPrunus andersonii
Domestic GrapeVitus sp.Non-native species
Four-wing SaltbrushAtriplex canescens
Golden RabbitbrushChyrothamnus nauseosusUsed as gum
GreasewoodSarcobatus vermiculatus
Great Basin SagebrushArtemsia tridentata
Box ThornLycium andersonii
Mormon TeaEphedra nevadensisUsed as tea or tonic
ShadscaleAtriplex confertifolia
Silver LupineLupinus albifrons
Spiny HopsageGrayia spinosa
Sticky RabbitbrushChrysothamnus paniculatus
Wild RoseRosa woodsiiUsed for food and tea
Winter FatKrashnakova lanata
Indian HempApocynum cannabinumUsed for rope making






















































































FORBS
Common NameScientific Name
Apricot MallowSphaeralcea ambigua
Blazing StarMentzelia niten
Blue FlaxLinum lewisii
BuckwheatEriogonum pusillum
Bird's Nest BuckwheatEriogonum nidularum
Common LambsquartersChenopodium album
Common CockleburXanthium stumarium
Desert DandelionMalacothrix glabrata
Desert TrumpetEriogonum inflatum
Desert WoolyEriophyllum wallacei
Douglas PincushionChaenactis douglasii
Evening PrimroseOenothera brivipesRoot used as food
PrimroseOenothera sp.
FiddleneckAmsinckia tesselata
GiliaGilia latifolia
Filaree, Heron's BillErodium texanum
Hoary CressCararia draba
MilkweedAscepelas fasiculatumUsed for gum, medicinal
Morning GloryConvolvulus sp.
Mojave AsterXylorhiza tortifolia
Mojave StinkweedCleomella obtusifolia
Red Indian PaintbrushCastilleja chromosa
Russian ThistleSalsola kali
RumexRumex sp.
Sacred DaturaDatura metloidesMedicinal
Sand BlossumLinanthus parryae
Scale BudAnisocoma acaulis
Sea BliteSuaeda californica
Skeleton WeedEriogonum deflexum
Stinging NettleUrtica dioica
Tansy MustardDescurainia pinnata
Western RagweedAmbrosia psilostachya
White Forget-me-notCryptantha nevadensis
White Tidy-tipsLayla glandulosa
Wild HeliotropeHeliotropum sp.
Wild LicoriceGlycyrrhiza lepidota
Wire LetteceStephanomeria paucifloraUsed for tea
Wooly StarEriastrum densiflorum
Yerba MansaAnemopsis californicaUsed for tea, medicinal
















































TREES
Common NameScientific Name
ApplePyrus malusNon-native species
Arizona CypressCupressus arizonicaNon-native species
Black WalnutJuglans nigraNon-native species
Black LocustRobinia pseudoacaciaNon-native species
Common FigFicus caricaNon-native species
ElmUlmus sp.Non-native species
Fremont CottonwoodPopulus fremontiiNon-native species
Garden PlumPrunus domnesticNon-native species
MulberryMorus sp.Non-native species
Northern CatalpaCatalpa speciosaNon-native species
PeachPrunus persicaNon-native species
PoplarPopulus sp.Non-native species
Five-stamen TamariskTamarix chinensisNon-native species
Siberian ElmUlmus pumilaNon-native species
Silver MapleAcer saccharinumNon-native species
Tree of HeavenAilanthus altissimaNon-native species
Velvet AshFraxinus velutinaNon-native species
Coyote WillowSalix exiguaUsed in basketmaking
Red WilliowSalix sp.
Desert OliveForestiera neomexicana


























GRASSES
Common NameScientific Name
Alkali CordgrassSporabolis airoides
BambooPhyllostachys bambusoidesNon-native species
Common ReedPhragmites australis
Foxtail BarleyHordeum jubatum
Giant Wild RyeLeymus cinereus
Indian RicegrassOryzopsis hymenoide
Mediterranean GrassSchismus arabicus
SaltgrassDistichilis spicata
WheatgrassLeymus triticoides














PARASITIC PLANTS
Common NameScientific Name
Nevada DodderCusuta salina
Stalked PuffballTulostoma poculatum
OrobancheOrobanche sp.












CACTUS
Common NameScientific Name
BeavertailOpuntia basilaris
Teddy Bear ChollaOpuntia bigelovii













WETLAND PLANTS
Common NameScientific Name
Beard GrassPolyopgon sp.
RushJuncus balticus
Monkey flowerMimulus guttatus
SpikerushEliocharis sp.

Did You Know?

Manzanar Interpretive Center. NPS Photo.

The Manzanar Visitor Center is in the former high school auditorium. It was built by internees in 1944. For decades after the war the building was used by the county as a heavy equipment garage.