Edgewood is renowned for its extraordinary plant diversity and spring wildflower displays. In less than one square mile, across woodlands, grasslands, shrublands, and wetlands, the preserve supports over 500 plant species in 9 plant communities

  • woodlands — Oak Woodlands, Mixed Evergreen Forest
  • grasslandsSerpentine Grassland, Annual Grassland
  • shrublands — Serpentine Chaparral, Chamise Chaparral, Northern Coastal Scrub
  • wetlands — Freshwater Wetland, Seasonal Riparian

Edgewood is home to a number of rare and endangered plants, many of which grow in the preserve’s serpentine grasslands and chaparral. See iNaturalist for plants observed in Edgewood; because these are observations, it may not be a complete list.

What’s Blooming Now?

Click here for our Edgewood Wildflower Survey, updated weekly year-round.

Browse Edgewood Plants

Welcome to our Plant Guide, where we hope you’ll learn more about the plants of Edgewood. In addition to plant descriptions, you can find out how humans and wildlife use specific plants, how plants adapt to their habitats, ID tips, and other interesting facts. Browse the tiles below or use the index to search for plants and plant families by common or scientific names. We don’t have every plant posted yet, but we are continually adding more—so keep coming back!

Browse Edgewood Plant Families

Discover Edgewood Plant Families to find out more about them.

Online tool for identifying plants

In addition to the tools listed on our Field Guide, check out the following website.

  • – This website helps plant lovers at any level identify California plants. Search by plant type, flower color and structure, leaves, and other characteristics. PlantID hosts the complete list of Edgewood plants.