Scientific name
Dodonaea viscosa
Also Known As
Florida hopbush
Evergreen shrub with elliptic, glossy green leaves and yellow-orange flowers in inch-long caterpillar-like panicles. Fruit a rounded capsule with 2-4 wings.

Scientific name
Wikstroemia uva-ursi
Also Known As
Hillside false ohelo
Densely branched, sprawling shrub 3-5ft tall with yellow flowers that become bright red berries. Dark green leaves are opposite, oval, less than an inch long.

Scientific name
Sida fallax
Also Known As
Yellow Ilima
Flowers are yellow to orange with 5 petals. Oval, toothed leaves are 2-3 inches long with a pointed end, pale to bright green on top and densely hairy underneath.

Scientific name
Psydrax odorata
Also Known As
Ohe'e, Walahe'e
A tree/shrub with elliptic, glossy green leaves about 3.5 in long. Flowers are small, white, and fragrant. Fruits are glossy black, round, and less than an inch in diameter.

Scientific name
Medicago sativa
Also Known As
Lucerne, Purple medick
Alfalfa is a clover-like plant with leaves in threes that are distinct because the leaflets have teeth only on the upper head of the leaflets. Alfalfa also has dense heads of purple flowers.

Scientific name
Helianthus annuus
This sunflower species has rough, hairy stems, triangular-shaped leaves, and flower heads up to 6 inches wide. It can be between 2 and 10 feet tall.

Scientific name
Sambucus nigra
Also Known As
American elder, Blue elder, Common elderberry, European black elderberry, Wild elder
Black elderberries are deciduous shrubs with 3-9 paired leaflets per leaf. The clusters of flowers are white to cream-colored and later produce clusters of purple to black berries.

Scientific name
Rhamnus californica
Also Known As
Coffeeberry, Frangula californica
California buckthorn is an attractive, evergreen shrub, between 3 to 12 feet in height. The branches may have a reddish tinge and the new twigs are often red in color. The leaves are dark green above and paler on the undersides and alternately arranged. Flowers bloom in May and June, are small, greenish and occur in clusters.

Scientific name
Eschscholzia californica
California poppies have bright orange-yellow flowers that are distinctly upright and bell-shaped. The leaflets do not clasp around the stem like they do in the common garden poppy.

Scientific name
Taraxacum officinale
Also Known As
Blowball, Faceclock
This plant is characterized by bright yellow heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted seeds with no leaves on the flower stem. Common in roadsides and lawns.