Nature & Science

Welcome to the Nature and Science section of the John Muir National Historic Site website. There is a large variety of plants, animals and insects that inhabit this park, including the many acres of Mount Wanda. We work hard to protect and preserve this land and it's inhabitants. There are many native and some non-native species that thrive here. We have provided lists of all the animals, plants and insects that we are aware of, which are accessible by clicking on the sub-menus underneath the main menu of "Nature and Science". From time to time, we are looking for volunteers to help with maintaining the plants and land around the John Muir NHS and Mount Wanda. If you are interested in volunteering, you may contact:

Keith Park
Horticulturalist
925-228-8860 Ext. 6312

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John Muir NHS: Plant List
John Muir NHS: Native Grasses
John Muir NHS: Wildflowers
 

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John Muir NHS: Plant List

Apple
Apricot
Atlas Cedar
Autumn Sage
Black Locust
Black Walnut
Blue Elderberry
Bluegum Eucalyptus
California Poppy
California Wild Rose
California Fuchsia
California Hibisucs
California Scrub Oak
Canary Island Date
Carmel Creeper
Catalina Cherry
Cedar-of-Lebanon
Chasmanthe
Cherokee Rose
Chinese Wisteria
Coast Live Oak
Coast Silk Tassel
Common Fig
Cork Oak
Coulter Pine
Coyote Bush
Deodar Cedar
Douglas Iris
English Hawthorn
English Walnut
Fuchsia-flowering Gooseberry
Gian Sequoia
Grapes: Muscat,Tokay, Zinfandel
Harison's Yellow Rose
Honey Locust
Honey Mesquite
Incense Cedar
Italian Stone Pine
Japanese Plum
Japanese Flowering Quince
Jeffery Pine
Lady Bank's Rose
Lemon
Loquat
Manzanita
Matillija Poppy
Mexican FanPalm
Mourning Cypress
Naked Lady
Olive
Orange
Oregon Grape
Oregon White Oak
Pacific Dogwood
Pacific Willow
Peach
Pear
Pecan
Periwinkle
Plum
Pomegranate
Purple Needle Grass
Quince
Red Fescue
Red Hot Poker
Redwood
Sticky Monkeyflower
Strawberry Tree
 

John Muir NHS: Native Grasses

Poacaeae (Grass)
Spike Redtop (Agrostis exarata)
California Brome (Bromus carinatus)
Blue Wild Rye (Elymus glaucus)
Giant Wild Rye (Leymus codensatus)
Creeping Wild Rye (Leymus triticoides)
California Melic (Melica californica)
Torrey Meli (Melica torreyana)
Foothill Needlegrass (Nasella lepida)
Purple Needlegrass (Nasella pulchra)
One-sided Bluegrass (Poa secunda)
Few-flowered fescue (Vulpia microstachys)
 

John Muir NHS: Wildflowers

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)
Anacardiaceae (Sumac)
Apiaceae(Carrot)
Western Poison Oak
Western Poison Ivy
Rattlesnake weed
Bladder Parsnip
Mountain Sweet Cicely
Foothill Lomatium
Kellogg's Yampah
Purple Sanicle
Pacific Snakeroot
Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort)
California Dutchman's Pipe
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Heart-leaved Milkweed
Narrowleaf Milkweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yarrow
Blow Wives
California Dandelion
California Sagebrush
California Mugwort
Woodland Aster
Pacific Aster
Coyote Brush
Horseweed
Golden Yarrow
Fluff Weed
Prostrate Pigweed

Last updated: July 19, 2017

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Mailing Address:

4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone:

(925) 228-8860

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