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Plants For Central Oak Woodland

Monardella antonina

Monardella antonina Butterfly Mint Bush
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Monardella breweri

Monardella breweri Mustang Mint
This annual grows in open areas of gravelly sandy soil. If weeds overcome area it will die out. Very fragrant and colorful. We do not sell seed and so far as I know none is available but I hope you no... Learn more.

Monardella palmeri

Monardella palmeri
A 6" perennial. It leaves are small and green reddish purple. Its flowers are lavender in a 1" cluster during the summer. It grows on serpentine in Santa Lucia Mts, Monterey to San Luis Obispo in part... Learn more.

Monardella villosa

Monardella villosa Coyote Mint
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Monardella villosa obispoensis

Monardella villosa obispoensis San Luis Obispo coyote mint
This Monardella is a fuzzy little perennial with large pale pinkish lavender flowers that are relished by butterflies, and occasionally a hummingbird that's looking for a breath freshener. Smells li... Learn more.

Monardella viridis

Monardella viridis Green Monardella
Green Monardella is covered with purple flowers in early summer. M. viridis occurs on dry slopes and ridges in Sonoma County. Seems to be fine here. A collectors item... Learn more.

Monolopia lanceolata

Monolopia lanceolata Common Monolopia
A very showy annual native that lives in openings throughout the interior. Monolopia is one of the annuals that were part of the spring flush(moisture and energy capture) of many of the interior (non... Learn more.

Montia perfoliata

Montia perfoliata Miner's Lettuce
The delicate little plants commonly under Oaks in spring. These plants give the appearance of a lush fairy woodland to the Nursery in Spring, by mid-summer they've completely disappeared. Other forms ... Learn more.

Muhlenbergia rigens

Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass
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Orthocarpus densiflorus

Orthocarpus densiflorus Owl's Clover
A semi-parasitic annual common in areas that still have some annual native plants left. Difficult to grow in anything other than a wildflower mix.... Learn more.

Pellaea andromedifolia

Pellaea andromedifolia Coffee Fern
Coffee Fern a one or even two foot tall fern that is native to cismontane California. Pellaea andromedaefolia or) andromedifolia is native to sun in cooler climates and to shade at the nursery site. ... Learn more.

Penstemon centranthifolius

Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon centranthifolius Is an one to two foot perennial with a 2-4' spike of one to two inch red flowers in April-July. Native to dry slopes in the coast ranges and Southern Sierras up to 6500'... Learn more.

Penstemon incertus

Penstemon incertus Western Desert Penstemon
Penstemon incertus is showy sky blue perennial that has 2 foot of light green (with a little silver) foliage with 2 foot spikes of blue above it. It grows along the desert edges from north L.A. to Lo... Learn more.

Penstemon Margarita BOP

Penstemon Margarita BOP Foothill or Mountain Penstemon
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Phacelia imbricata

Phacelia imbricata Pine Bee Flower
A gray perennial that grows on the nursery site under pine trees. The fuzzy white flowers are well liked by many native wasps, flies, bee flies and ants. They're a-buzz with activity in May.... Learn more.

Phacelia tanacetifolia

Phacelia tanacetifolia Lacy Phacelia
An annual wildflower of sizable portions that grows under creosote and other desert shrubs in the Mojave, Quercus dumosa, Q. Douglasiana and Juniperus californica and other dryland trees in the Califo... Learn more.

Philadelphus lewisii

Philadelphus lewisii Wild Mock Orange
(Munz and McMinn both divide Philadelphus lewisii into two subspecies, but plants from both locations 'key out' the same here.) Wild Mock Orange is a deciduous shrub that grows fast to 6 ft. in heig... Learn more.

Pinus attenuata

Pinus attenuata Knobcone Pine
Knobcone Pine is a 50 ft green pine. Native in mountains of Calif., Ore.. Knobcone Pine likes fertile soil and regular water. It is native where the rainfall is 30+ inches. It is useful because it is... Learn more.

Pinus coulteri

Pinus coulteri Coulter Pine
Coulter pine is a green to grey conifer that is native to the central and southern coast ranges of California. Stocky and gray inland, tall and greener in the forest. At lower elevations hard to tell ... Learn more.

Pinus monophylla

Pinus monophylla Pinyon Pine
A very slow growing conifer. Do not expect 15 ft. in your lifetime. The biggest one we've been able to grow was about 3' tall in 7 years. It has 1" grey green needles , edible nuts, ( twenty years to ... Learn more.

Pinus sabiniana

Pinus sabiniana Gray Pine
Gray Pine. Foothill Pine. This conifer grows fast to 45 ft. in 15 years. It can gradually get to 75' in 200 years. The foliage is gray green,lacy, fairly open and it is sometimes called the see-throug... Learn more.

Pityrogramma triangularis

Pityrogramma triangularis Goldenback Fern
A 1 foot fern. It goes dormant in summer without water. It has dark green fronds, the underside coated with a yellowish powder. In the nursery it is native to shady, rocky areas. Native to cismontane ... Learn more.

Platanus racemosa

Platanus racemosa California Sycamore
A fast 75' deciduous tree. It will grow to 15-20 ft. in 5-10 years. It is along creeks in the foothills and coast ranges of Calif.. It takes takes wind, heat, but not drought tolerant until establishe... Learn more.

Platystemon californicus

Platystemon californicus Cream Cups
A annual wildflower. In the past it was common in open fields and following fires. Now largely replaced with weedy annual grasses, starthistle, and mustard. Cream cups used to be included in wildflowe... Learn more.

Plectritis ciliosa

Plectritis ciliosa
(P. Californica) A pretty pink-flowered annual that commonly grows on north slopes in the shade of Quercus douglasii, Pinus Sabiniana, etc., mixed with Poa and Stipa. Usually occurs in small colo... Learn more.

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