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Plants For Central Oak Woodland

Juniperus californica

Juniperus californica California Juniper
Shrub-tree, bluish berries, 10-15\', no water after established, coast ranges and Sierras, edible berries. Very alkali tolerant. It is very ornamental! This tree has bluish-gray foliage and is drought... Learn more.

Keckiella breviflora

Keckiella breviflora Yawning Penstemon
This bush penstemon is a sprawling subshrub that usually props itself up on a rock or neighbor so you can see the purple striped, white flowers. Keckiella breviflora is a plant for tough situations a... Learn more.

Koeleria macrantha

Koeleria macrantha June Grass
A small perennial grass that looks like it belongs in a Japanese Garden. Although it grows in pine wood and heavy chaparral I've seen it only on the edge of a coastal prairie site at Vandenberg Air Fo... Learn more.

Lasthenia glabrata

Lasthenia glabrata Goldfields
A small little early spring annual that is a pioneer species in many bad habitats. In the San Joaquin Valley it makes mass displays of bright yellow in areas that are still intact. It will grow in any... Learn more.

Lathyrus vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus Wild Pea
Pacific pea is a perennial with twining stems, with tendrils, eastern slope, after fire, chaparral, scattered annuals assoc., and crown-sprouting shrubs, Cercocarpus betuloides, Heteromeles arbutifol... Learn more.

Lewisia cotyledon

Lewisia cotyledon Siskiyou Lewsia
Perennial, flowers rose-pink, 2" across, June, narrow, red-green leaves form basal rosette in early spring, leaves die back in June, British Colombia to San Bernardino Mtns. to Rocky Mtns., not alkali... Learn more.

Linum lewisii

Linum lewisii Blue Flax
A 2-3 foot perennial with delicate leaves and true blue sky flowers from Mar. to Sept.. Native to middle to high elevations, Alaska to southern California. A good garden flower. Showy, every morning ... Learn more.

Lithophragma heterophylla

Lithophragma heterophylla
Perennial herb, small, 12" white flowers, plant seems to disappear in summer heat, for woodland garden, north slope, full shade, a plant for mossy areas. It was native on our site but was lost after t... Learn more.

Lomatium dasycarpum

Lomatium dasycarpum Woolly fruit desert parsley
Woolly fruit desert parsley grows in openings in the chaparral, coastal sage scrub, up into the pines of Mt. Pinos and Mt. Laguna, through the Sierras and coast ranges below 7000 ft. The larval of the... Learn more.

Lomatium utriculatum

Lomatium utriculatum Common Lomatium
Common lomatium, in edge of field, surrounded by alien grasses and dicot weeds, Source: eastern San Luis Obispo County, California, March 8, 1997. perennial, slender taproot, fls. yellow, clay-loam so... Learn more.

Lonicera interrupta

Lonicera interrupta Chaparral Honeysuckle
A sprawling, deciduous shrub with yellow honeysuckle flowers. Native from central and northern California mountains. It likes full sun to shade, dry conditions. Great on banks. It has edible berry b... Learn more.

Lotus purshianus

Lotus purshianus Lotus
This annual Lotus, weedy plant of roadsides, open, dry, disturbed areas, thickly branched, fixes nitrogen. CA(exc DSon), to CAN, cUS, Mex. Used for soil stabilization and forage for livestock. Larval ... Learn more.

Lotus strigosus

Lotus strigosus Annual Lotus
Bishop's Lotus is an annual, hairy, prostrate, with small flowers yellow turning orange-reddish, prostrate, grows in disturbed areas, of coastal sage scrub, chaparral, woodland, deserts. This genus ... Learn more.

Lupinus albifrons

Lupinus albifrons Silver Bush Lupine
Sliver Bush Lupine is a 3-5' perennial with flowers 3" blue spikes on a white-silver bush. Many varieties range from S. Ore. to N. Baja. It needs full sun, good drainage, will tolerate some water but... Learn more.

Lupinus densiflorus aureus

Lupinus densiflorus aureus Golden Lupine
An annual that grows to about a foot high and two foot across. It has nice yellow flowers. I saw it in flower in 1993 in the Buttonwillow area. It was the only native left alive in the area that was o... Learn more.

Lupinus nanus

Lupinus nanus Sky Lupine
An annual that covers many of the fields from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz inland to the Sierras. Native on the nursery site in full sun on sandy loam to clay.... Learn more.

Mahonia dictyota

Mahonia dictyota
California mahonia (Berberis dictyota, why not californica, don't know) grows in isolated spots from mountains around Redding down to Baja. The plant vary from a foot high mat to a minithicket six fee... Learn more.

Malacothamnus fremontii

Malacothamnus fremontii Fremont's Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fremontii , Fremont's Bush Mallow grows in the hills of the coast ranges and the Sierra Nevada from about Modesto, Stockon to Sacramento. Flowers are pink on very fuzzy foliage. Spread... Learn more.

Malacothamnus marrubioides

Malacothamnus marrubioides Pinkflowered Bushmallow
Pink flowered Bushmallow is an evergreen shrub to four foot with gray leaves and pink flowers. Native to the mountains of central California. It likes part-sun and dry conditions. Small birds love th... Learn more.

Melica californica

Melica californica California Melica
California melica is common in many sites ranging from oak covered north slopes to gullies covered with Baccharis. Common associated plants are Diplacus, Ferns, Lonicera, and Ribes. Use in moist rock ... Learn more.

Melica imperfecta

Melica imperfecta California Melic
California Melic is a two feet high delicate perennial grass. In inland areas commonly on east/north slope, in part shade, under trees and shrubs, Pinus sabiniana, Quercus agrifolia, in oak woodland... Learn more.

Mentha arvensis

Mentha arvensis Field Mint
A small little 1' perennial with a small blue flower clusters on a spike of scented green leaves. This one grows at higher elevations along creeks and in meadows. It has managed to make its way around... Learn more.

Mimulus fremontii

Mimulus fremontii
A delicate little perennial that grows in sandy scree areas throughout much of Central and S. Calif.. Not available in the trade (or through us) it is included here for identification. ... Learn more.

Mirabilis californica

Mirabilis californica Wishbone Bush
Wishbone Bush is a trailing to ascending perennial sub-shrub with many stems arising from base, pretty, rose-pink flowers, undergoes dormancy after flowering . Place in out-of-the-way spot where dry... Learn more.

Mirabilis multiflora

Mirabilis multiflora Froebel's Four-O'Clock
Mirabilis multiflora is a small perennial that peeks out from under rocks with magenta flowers. Native from the southern San Joaquin to Baja it ranges to the coast in San Diego. Useful in dry perenni... Learn more.

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