Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Francisco’s Natural Areas – 3rd edition


This revised edition of our popular checklist has been expanded to include more historical data and new records for the extant and extirpated plants of San Francisco.


To download the Checklist (3rd edition, version 2021-06-01), click here


Hard copies of the 3rd edition of the checklist are now available for purchase here




The Locally Significant Plant Species of San Francisco County


COMING SOON! The 2nd edition of the list of locally signifiant plants of San Francisco.


The first, comprehensive analysis of the significant plant species of San Francisco County.

To download the list (1st edition, version 2015-07-15), click here




Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Francisco’s Natural Areas – 2nd edition


To view the 2nd edition of the Checklist (version 2014-04-06), click here




The Extant and Extirpated Rare Plants of San Francisco County


COMING SOON! The 2nd edition of the list of rare plants of San Francisco.


A summary of all rare and endangered plants recorded for San Francisco County.

To download the list (1st edition, version 2014-09-25), click here



The Extirpated Plants of San Francisco


COMING SOON! The 3rd edition of the list of extirpated plants of San Francisco.


A comparison of the current record of the extant plants of San Francisco County with the indigenous taxa historically recorded from the county.

To download the list (2nd edition, version 2014-04-01), click here 


For a map of San Francisco's natural areas, click here



Site-specific Checklists


NEW! Updated lists of the City's 67 natural and naturalistic areas linked to the 3rd edition of the Checklist. Also included are updated lists to 42 natural and naturalistic areas in the Presidio.

Lists linked to our 2nd edition of the Checklist are also available for many of these locations. 

Great companions for your next hike.


15th Avenue Steps - NEW  
Alcatraz Island - NEW Hawk Hill - NEW
Alemany Farm / Blvd. - NEW Heron's Head Park - NEW
Balboa Natural Are - NEW Hilltop Park - NEW
Bayview Hill - NEW  Hunters Point - NEW
Bernal Heights Park - NEW Ina Coolbrith Park - NEW
Billy Goat Hill - NEW Interior Greenbelt - NEW
Brooks Park - NEW Islais Creek - NEW
Brotherhood Way - NEW Juvenile Hall Slope - survey needed
Buena Vista Park - NEW Kite Hill - NEW
Candlestick Point - NEW Laguna Honda Valley - NEW
China Beach - NEW

Lake Merced - NEW

Clarendon Heights - NEW Lakeview & Ashton Mini Park - NEW
Cliff House - NEW Land's End - NEW
Clipper Street Slope - needs survey McLaren Park - NEW
College  Hill / Holly Park - NEW Mt. Davidson - NEW
Corona Heights - NEW  O'Shaughnessy Hollow - NEW
Crocker Amazon Natural Area - NEW Ocean Beach - NEW
Diamond & 29th St. Open Space - survey needed Ora Way Hilltop - survey needed

Douglas Park - survey needed

Palou-Phelps - NEW
Dorothy Erskine Park - NEW Pier 94 - NEW
Duncan-Castro - NEW Pine Lake / Stern Grove - NEW
Edgehill Mountain - NEW Portola Open Space - survey needed
Everson & Digby Open Space - survey needed Potrero Hill - NEW
Fairmont Park - NEW Rocky Outcrop / Sunset Hts. - NEW
Farallon Islands Russian Hill Park - NEW
Fort Funston - NEW Seward Mini Park - survey needed
Fort Mason - NEW Sharp Park
Francisco Park - NEW Starr King - NEW
Glen Canyon - NEW Sutro Baths - NEW
Golden Gate Heights - NEW Sutro Forest - NEW
Golden Gate Park - Chain-of-Lakes - NEW Sutro Heights - NEW
Golden Gate Park - Lily Pond - NEW Tank Hill - NEW
Golden Gate Park - Mallard Lake - NEW Telegraph Hill - NEW
Golden Gate Park - Oak Woodland - NEW Topaz Open Space - survey needed
Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake - NEW Treasure Island - NEW
Golden Gate Park -Strawberry Hill - NEW Twin Peaks - NEW
Golden Gate Park - Whisky Hill - needs survey Yerba Buena Island - NEW
Grandview Park - NEW Yosemite Slough - NEW



Presidio Checklists


Arguello Gate - NEW Main Post - NEW
Armistead Housing - NEW Mountain Lake - NEW
Baker Beach North - NEW Non-specific Areas - NEW
Baker Beach - NEW Oak Study Area - NEW
Battery Dynamite - NEW Officer's Row - NEW
Crissy Bluffs - NEW Park Blvd. Plantation - NEW
Crissy Field - NEW Presidio Bluffs - NEW
Doyle Drive Natural Area - NEW Presidio Gate - NEW
Dragonfly Creek - NEW Presidio Hills - NEW
Eucalyptus Diversification Area - NEW Public Health Services Area - NEW
Fort Point - NEW Pygmy Forest - NEW
Fort Scott - NEW Reservoir Cultural Plantation - NEW
Golf Course Natural Area - NEW Rob Hill - NEW
Horse Stables - NEW Simonds Loop - NEW
Infantry Terrace - NEW Sumner Ave. Grassland - NEW
Inspiration Point - NEW Southwest Dunes - NEW
Julius Kahn Playground - NEW Tennessee Hollow - NEW
Ligget Street Housing - NEW

Transfer Station Plantation - NEW

Lobos Creek Valley - NEW Washington/Armatury Housing - NEW
Lover's Lane - NEW West Pacific Natural Area - NEW
Lyon Street Plantation - NEW World War II Memorial



Sites for which surveys are needed


Bayshore Caltrain Station GGP - Whiskey Hill
Clipper Street Slope Islais Creek
College Hill / Holly Park Hilltop Park
Diamond & 29th St. Open Space Ina Coolbrith Park
Douglas Park Juvenile Hall Slope
Everson Digby Open Space Ora Way Hilltop
Fairmont Park Portola Open Space
Forest Hill Park Seward Mini Park
Francisco Park Topaz Open Space
Presidio - Arguello Gate Presidio - Presidio Gate