Fire Prone (pyrophytic) Plants

Fire Prone (pyrophytic) Plant List

Common native and non-native pyrophytic plant species in San Mateo County, CA.

Species (scientific name)

Common Name

Abies spp.

Fir trees

Adenostoma fasciculatum

Chamise, Greasewood

Adenostoma sparsifolium

Redshank

Arctostaphylos spp.

Manzanitas

Artemesia californica

Sagebrush

Baccharis spp.

Coyote brush

Bambusa spp.

Bamboo

Cortaderia jubata

Jubata grass

Cortaderia selloana

Pampas grass

Cupressus spp.

Cypress species

Cytisus scoparius

Scotch broom

Eucalyptus globulus

Blue gum eucalyptus

Genista monspessulanus

French broom

Juniperus communis

Common juniper

Juniperus flaccida

Weeping juniper

Pennisetum spp.

Fountaingrasses

Picea spp.

Spruces

Pinus attenuata

Knobcone pine

Pinus coulteri

Coulter pine

Pinus muricata

Bishop pine

Pinus radiata

Monterey pine

Pinus sabiniana

Gray pine

Pinus serotina

Pond pine

Pinus sylvestris

Scots pine

Pinus torreyana

Torrey pine

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary

Spartium junceum

Spanish broom

Thuja spp.

Arborivitae

Tsuga spp.

Hemlock

Ulex europea

Gorse