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Flora of the UC Natural Reserve System
This flora lists all 3,330 plant species found across the 150,000 acres of the NRS system. The flora is based on existing species lists from each of the reserves. The taxonomy and nomenclature of the flora reflects recent findings for each species. Authors Brian P. Haggerty and Susan J. Mazer of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara, have graciously agreed to share their flora on this website.
The impetus behind this flora is the California Phenology Project. The project aims to track phenomena such as plant ranges, flowering dates, and other data to assess climate change responses throughout the state. The information will be used to inform resource management and land-use decision-making.
The project is part of a nationwide effort that brings together professional scientists, citizen scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators, and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States. Anyone can participate in their backyard, schoolyard, or local reserve. Learn more at the USA National Phenology Network.
Photo gallery of plants at the reserves >>
This PDF contains an introduction to the dataset, the number of plant species found in each reserve, and a list of the most widespread plants.
This Excel spreadsheet contains
- An overview of the list
- A global list of each species at each of the reserves
- A list of unique plant species across the reserve system
- A list of plant species alongside temperature, elevation, and precipitation measures from each reserve
- A table of the most widespread species
Users are invited to submit any problems they might encounter in the dataset, such as misspellings or more recent taxonomic findings, to: