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This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us. Update: Bert's Memorial Open House will be May 24.

Plants For Central Oak Woodland

Acer negundo californicum

Acer negundo californicum California Box Elder
California Box Elder is a deciduous tree, usually 30', possible to 50'. Native to the mountains of central and northern California. Acer negundo var. californicum has a bad rap because of ... Learn more.

Achillea millefolium californica

Achillea millefolium californica Yarrow
Western Yarrow is a small perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from 1-4'. The cream-colored (off-white?) flowers are in 3- 4"clusters. It's native to the western U.S. and is drough... Learn more.

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink Pink Yarrow
(Achillea borealis ssp. californica (Munz)) Island Pink. Yarrow is a perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from one to four feet. Some plants of each population will have 3- 4"clu... Learn more.

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Adiantum capillus-veneris Maidenhair Fern
A small fern 18 inches high that grows in moist shade or north slope, throughout most of California and the U.S. Maidenhair will go summer dormant if allowed to dry out. It's deer proof. Native to MA... Learn more.

Adiantum jordanii

Adiantum jordanii California Maiden-Hair Fern
This maidenhair fern is native to much of California and grows in shaded woods under oaks and pines. Maidenhair never gets much sun and is usually in moist winter spots, that go dry in summer. If this... Learn more.

Aesculus californica

Aesculus californica California Buckeye
California Buckeye is a deciduous, small tree, normally growing to 15'. The showy 6" creamy- scented flower spikes appear in April-May. Native to the central coast ranges and Sierra Nevada mounta... Learn more.

Agrostis pallens

Agrostis pallens Bent Grass
This bentgrass, is a perennial, with creeping rhizomes, palea obsolete, hairs at base of lemma minute, inflorescence (Panicle) spikelike. A small, perennial grass, could be utilized as a spring lawn... Learn more.

Allium crispum

Allium crispum Wild Onion
A perennial allium with beautiful pink flowers, needs dry summer conditions, best growing in a wild garden. Grows in central oak woodland, in the central western portion of California. Best in clumps ... Learn more.

Anaphalis margaritacea

Anaphalis margaritacea Pearly Everlasting
Pearly Everlasting is a rather weedy perennial that Painted Ladies visit. If you're old and male don't get excited, Painted Ladies are butterflies. PE has an interesting flower that looks like a small... Learn more.

Aquilegia eximia

Aquilegia eximia Serpentine Columbine
The keys do not agree. This plant (A. eximia) probably is a hybrid with Aquilegia formosa. A 2' perennial, with red-yellow flowers and green-gray foliage, Serpentine Columbine flowers from May th... Learn more.

Arbutus menziesii

Arbutus menziesii Madrone
Usually a small evergreen tree Madrone has peeling, reddish-brown bark, and red edible berries. Sometimes, in some areas, Madrone can become a real tree, but usually it looks more like a manzanita ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glandulosa campbelliae

Arctostaphylos glandulosa campbelliae Eastwood Manzanita
Evergreen bush manzanita, usually about 4' tall. It has 1 1/2" gray leaves, red- brown stems. Among the toughest of the manzanita, roots and spreads to 10' wide, usually on sandstone or clay. This wou... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glauca Blue Corgi

Arctostaphylos glauca Blue Corgi Big Berry Manzanita
The Blue Corgi is a rather small gray, tending to blue, big berry manzanita that is native to the inner coast ranges of central California. The fifty year old bushes only reach head height and are c... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos Ian Bush Manzanita

Arctostaphylos Ian Bush Manzanita Manzanita
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Arctostaphylos manzanita Dr. Hurd

Arctostaphylos manzanita Dr. Hurd Manzanita tree
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Arctostaphylos manzanita_x_densiflora Austin Griffiths Manzanita

Arctostaphylos manzanita_x_densiflora Austin Griffiths Manzanita Austin Griffith's manzanita
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Arctostaphylos mariposa

Arctostaphylos mariposa Mariposa Manzanita
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Arctostaphylos myrtifolia

Arctostaphylos myrtifolia Ione Manzanita
A rare manzanita from the Ione area where it grows on acidic sandy soil on hard pan. The soils vary in characterics from those around Monterey Bay, Lompoc, Atascadero, Los Osos, to many of the areas ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos obispoensis San Luis Obispo Manzanita

Arctostaphylos obispoensis San Luis Obispo Manzanita Serpentine Manzanita
San Luis Obispo Manzanita is an evergray shrub, bush or small tree to 8' tall, with gray fuzzy leaves, and deep red stems that used to grow on the hills North of San Luis Obispo. It will make a very ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos pungens

Arctostaphylos pungens Pointleaf Manzanita
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Arctostaphylos Sonoma Manzanita Bush

Arctostaphylos Sonoma Manzanita Bush Stanford Manzanita
Sonoma manzanita was not impressive until it flowered. The large pink flowers made quite an impression on everyone. The foliage is neat, green, and glossy. The bark is deep red and clean. A nice pla... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida

Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida Whiteleaf manzanita
Whiteleaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida, grows from Kern County north to about the Oregon Border. It is not very garden tolerant but easily grown in native gardens. In the Sierra Nevada it is a c... Learn more.

Aristolochia californica

Aristolochia californica California Pipevine
California Dutchman's Pipe or Pipe Vine is a deciduous vine with one inch purple striped pipe-shaped flowers. Pipe vine likes part-shade and regular water. This California native vine has become f... Learn more.

Artemisia californica

Artemisia californica California Sagebrush
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Artemisia californica Canyon Gray Canyon Grey

Artemisia californica Canyon Gray Canyon Grey Trailing Sagebrush
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