Terrestrial Plants


From the 422-foot ridge of the peninsula down to the San Diego Bay on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, one can see the scrubland habitat. The scrubland on Point Loma includes four community types: southern coastal bluff scrub, maritime succulent scrub, Diegan coastal sage scrub, and southern maritime chaparral. These communities are home to a variety of plant species such as snake cholla, prickly pear cactus, Mojave yucca, Shaw’s agave, California coast poppy, Indian paintbrush, California buckwheat, California sagebrush, and lemonadeberry. These plant communities make up the coastal Mediterranean ecosystem.

Learn more about the terrestrial plants at Cabrillo National Monument by visiting the sections below:

Plant Communities

Native Species

Invasive Species

Cabrillo Native Species Plant Guide.

Last updated: November 19, 2020

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