Endangered Plant List

Endangered Species Day
Friday, May 15
9 am – 5 pm

San Diego Botanic Garden will celebrate Endangered Species Day by providing guests
with a map guiding visitors to some of our notable endangered species both native and from other parts of the world, and signs with QR Codes at those locations which will direct visitors to additional information and photos on plants we are helping to preserve for future generations. The Garden will offer free admission to San Diego Audubon Society Members. San Diego Botanic Garden and Living Coast Discovery Museum members can enjoy free reciprocal admission on Endangered Species Day.

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.

Endangered Plants

Preserving existing natural areas at the San Diego Botanic Garden is very important. The Garden is located in Encinitas, California within a mile of the coast. There are approximately eleven acres of natural areas and restored natural areas in the Garden. The local southern maritime chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities are some of the nation’s most endangered vegetation types as they are small in size and restricted to coastal areas. Over the past century these Southern California coastal areas have been in high demand for urban development.


Golden Barrel Cactus  
African Cycad  
Hawaiian hibiscus  
‘Olulu Palm Brighamia insignis   
Wollemia nobilis  
Aloe pillansii  
Mahonia nevinii  
Baccharis vanessae  
SDBG Class  
Hibiscus insularis  
SDBG Class  
Orcutt’s Hazardia  
Rosa minutifolia  

See the Native Plants and Native People Trail Page

See the Overlook Natural Area Page

Native Plants
SDBG Plant List

Photos: Rachel Cobb