The plant profiles are in a tabular format with fields containing ecological, taxonomic, distribution, and genetic information to help botanists and land managers determine collection protocols and seed deployment strategies. They also contain details about seed biology and plant culture to help guide choice and production of plant materials in a way that reduces the chance for unintentional selection, loss of genetic diversity, or cross contamination of seed resources. The profiles provide important information about the differences among subspecies and varieties of focal species. Each profile is fully documented by providing links to important referenced databases and a bibliography at the end of the PDF file.
The following species were prioritized for profiles. The names in blue font have profiles that are complete and ready for download. Click on the name to obtain the desired file. More profiles will be added as they are completed so do check for updates. Updated profiles will have the update year after the name. For example those for California sagebrush, deerweed, black sage, and white sage, were updated in 2017 to reflect new information. The urls within all profiles were last updated in March 2020.
Species Common Name
Shrubs and Subshrubs:
Arctostaphylos glandulosa Eastwood’s manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca bigberry manzanita
Ceanothus leucodermis chaparral whitethorn
Cercocarpus betuloides mountain mahogany
Encelia californica Nutt. California encelia
Hesperoyucca whipplei chaparral yucca
Lotus scoparius (see Acmispon glaber) deerweed
Mimulus species, woody- see Diplacus bush monkeyflowers
Quercus berberidifolia scrub oak
Perennial Herbs (including suffrutescent ones):
Grasses and Sedges:
Carex praegracilis W. Boott clustered field sedge