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Local Concern Species
Alopecurus saccatus (A. howelli)    Pacific Foxtail
Annual. Federal, State and California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Endangered. Margins of vernal pools; reported east of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista (Wiskowsli 1998); also on More Mesa (Ferren 1982).
 
Anemopsis californica    Yerba Mansa
Perennial. Wetland Plant. Marshes, alkaline meadows; reported from Tecolotito Creek, north of Hollister Avenue in 1986 (Wiskowski 1988), subsequently extirpated by development of business park. Recently reported from Los Carneros wetlands (LSA 1995).
Aster subulatus var. ligulatus (A. exilis)    Slim Aster
Annual. Locally rare. Saline flats; abundant on berm bordering seasonally flooded impoundment north of Mesa Road; also on flats north of Atasacdero Creek (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983; Dungan 1995).
Atriplex argentua var. mohavensis    Silverscale
Annual. Locally rare. Upland-wetland transition off west end of Runway 7/25; current status uncertain.
 
Atriplex californica    California Saltbush
Perennial. Locally rare. Upper beaches near flat marshes and dunes, occurs in upper salt marsh northwest of Goleta Beach County Park. (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983; Dungan 1995).
Atriplex watsonii    Matscale
Perennial. Locally rare. Upper saltmarsh: found on berm slopes on both sides of Tecolotito Creek just west of bike path. (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983; Fong et al. 1988; Dungan 1995).
 
Batis maritima    Saltwort
Perennial. Locally rare. Upper saltmarsh, discovered in 1995 on upper tidal marsh sand flat south of Airfield (Dungan 1995); northwestern limit, only Santa Barbara County occurrence.
 
Centunculus minimus (Anagalis minima)    Chaffweed
Annual. Wetland Plant. Vernal pools; reported from east of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista. (Wiskowski 1988).
 
Conyza coulteri    Coulter's Horseweed
Annual. Locally rare. Saline flat upland/wetland transition. Gas Company property across from Goleta Beach (W. of overpass).
Crassula aquatica    Water Pygmy Weed
Perennial. Wetland Plant. Vernal pools; reported from both sides of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista (1981), and south of eastern end of airport runway and Fowler Road in 1978; also on More Mesa (Ferren 1982).
 
Elatine brachysperma    Short-seeded Waterwort
Perennial. Wetland Plant. Vernal pools; reported both sides of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista in 1980s.
 
Equisetum telmateia var. braunii    Giant Horsetail
Perennial. Locally rare. Collected on dry mud, edge of pool; ca. 0.2 mile southeast of Airport Terminal in 1978. (Wiskowski 1988).
 
Eryngium armatum    Pricky Coyote Thistle
Perennial. Wetland Plant. Vernal pools; reported from east of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista in 1981. (Wiskowski 1988).
 
Eryngium vaseyi    Mature Coyote Thistle
Perennial. Wetland Plant. Vernal pools; reported from east of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista in 1981 (Wiskowski 1988); also on More Mesa (Ferren 1982).
 
Hordeum brachyantherum    Meadow Barley
Perennial. Locally rare wetland plant. Wet meadows, vernal pools; found alongside runway (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983; Entrix 1993), and in Isla Vista (Wiskowski 1988).
 
Hordeum depressum    Low Barley
Annual. Regionally rare wetland plant. Saline vernal flats; regionally rare but locally abundant in Goleta Slough (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983).
 
Limonium californicaum    Western Marsh Rosemary
Perennial. Wetland Plant. Upper saltmarsh; occurs above tidal channels in several parts of Goleta Slough (Dungan 1995).
Malacothrix incana    Dundelion
Perennial. CNPS plant of limited distribution and Endemic plant. Dunes; reported from Goleta Slough, west of Goleta Beach County Park in 1964 but apparently extirpated. (Wiskowski 1988).
 
Monanthochloe littotalis    Salt Cedar
Perennial. Locally and regionally rare wetland plant. Upper saltmarsh; occurs at estuary margin south of Runway 15/22 and on the Gas Company property north of Goleta Beach.
Phalaris lemmonnii    Lemmon's Canary Grass
Annual. Wetland plant. Vernal pools; reported from east of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista (Wiskowski 1988); also on More Mesa (Ferren 1982).
 
Pilularia americana    Pillwort
Annual. Wetland plant. Vernal pools; reported from west of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista (Wiskowski 1988).
 
Plagiobothrys undulatus    Coast Popcorn Flower
Annual. Wetland plant. Vernal pools; reported from east of Camino Corto and south of El Colegio Road in Isla Vista (Wiskowski 1988); also on More Mesa (Ferren 1982).
 
Potamogeton pectinatus    Fennel-leaf Pondweed
Annual. Locally Rare. Aquatic habitats in still or moving water; reported from between Carneros Creek and Hollister Avenue (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983).
 
Ribes amarum var. hoffmannii    Bitter Gooseberry
Shrub. CNPS plant of uncertain status, possibly endangered, and Endemic plant. Cool canyons; reported from adjacent to Atascadero Creek near Kellogg Avenue in 1962 (Wiskowski 1988).
 
Salicornia subterminialis (Arthrocenum subterminale)    Parish's Glasswort
Perennial. Wetland plant. Upper saltmarsh; estuary margins, saline flats through Goleta Slough (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983).
Scirpus americanus    Three-square
Perennial. Regionally rare. Saltmarsh; found in tidal portions of Carneros Creek south of Hollister Avenue (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983).
 
Scirpus microcarpus    Small-fruited bulrush
Perennial. Locally rare. Freshwater marshes and boggy places along coastal creeks; locally rare, found in lower extent of riverine wetlands along Carneros Creek (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983).
 
Sparganium eurycarpum    Bur-reed
Perennial. Locally rare. Coastal freshwater marshes and creeks; locally rare, found in channel north of Mesa Road, adjacent to Atascadero Creek at More Mesa (Ferren 1982; Ferren and Rindlaub 1983), and on Goleta Sanitary District property (pers. comm. W. Ferren).
 
Suaeda calceoliformis    Horned Seablite
Annual. Regionally rare. Widespread on saline soils; common on berms and saline flats in Goleta Slough (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983; Entrix 1993).
 
Suaeda esteroa    Estuary Seablite
Perennial/Shrub. CNPS plant of limited distribution and regionally rare. Upper intertidal saltmarshes; found in upper marsh between Ward Memorial Boulevard and Tecolotito Creek (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983; Fong et al. 1988). Not found recently in this area and apparently extirpated (Dungan 1995).
 
Suaeda taxifolia    Woolly Seablite
Shrub. CNPS plant of limited distribution. Upper estuary margins and coastal bluffs; common on bluffs at More Mesa, south slope of Mescalitan Island, frequent on berms just above tidal limits (Dungan 1995).
Triglochin concinna var. concinna    Arrow-grass
Perennial. Locally and regionally rare. Margins of fresh and saltwater marshes; locally rare, reported from transitional habitat south of the Runway 15/33 (Ferren and Rindlaub 1983). Not found in recent searches (Dungan 1995).
 
Veronica peregrina ssp. xalapensis    Purslane speedwell
Annual. Wetland plant. Vernal flats: reported from Goleta Slough, west of Goleta Beach County Park (Wiskowski 1988).
 

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