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Plants For Chaparral

Calystegia macrostegia

Calystegia macrostegia California Morning Glory
This coastal/Island Morning Glory is a twining vine with large creamy flowers. Calystegia macrostegia is native in rocky areas of coastal chaparral and coastal sage scrub on most of the channel islan... Learn more.

Calystegia subacaulis ssp. episcopalis

Calystegia subacaulis ssp. episcopalis Morning-Glory
Twining perennial, large creamy-white flowers, beautiful triangular leaves, full sun to part shade, coastal sage scrub/chaparral/ oak woodland, clay/ serpentine soil, some associates are Bloomeria cr... Learn more.

Carex fracta

Carex fracta Fragile Sheathed Sedge
A beautiful green perennial that lives in mountain meadows, road cuts, rocky slopes, and seeps. The soil can be fairly dry, but as it dries out the foliage will fade. This sedge looks kinda like som... Learn more.

Carpenteria californica

Carpenteria californica Bush Anemone
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Castilleja foliolosa

Castilleja foliolosa Woolly Indian Paintbrush
My God what is this? The common statement of hikers when they first see this plant growing on south facing slopes in rocky lousy soils. A semi-parasitic perennial that can grow by itself but likes to ... Learn more.

Castilleja subinclusa

Castilleja subinclusa Long-leaf paintbrush
(Castilleja Jepsonii) This paintbrush grows in association with California buckwheat, Desert Buckwheat and great Basin Sage along the east side of the southern Sierras through the Transverse ranges an... Learn more.

Ceanothus arboreus

Ceanothus arboreus Tree Lilac
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Ceanothus Blue Jeans

Ceanothus Blue Jeans Holly Leaf Mountain Lilac
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Ceanothus Celestial Blue

Ceanothus Celestial Blue
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Ceanothus Concha

Ceanothus Concha California Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus 'Concha' is one of the oldest and best Ceanothus hybrids. Ours are 4' high by 4' wide, and they grow larger in milder climates. This cultivar has deep blue flowers, is drought tolerant, and... Learn more.

Ceanothus crassifolius

Ceanothus crassifolius Hoary-leaved Ceanothus
A large shrub, small tree, to 12 ft, white flowers, native to S.Ca. mountains, crinkly leaves 1/4-1/2" leaves with white fuzzy undersides, a tough plant, for interior Ca., drought resistant, should be... Learn more.

Ceanothus cuneatus

Ceanothus cuneatus Buckbrush
Buckbrush or Wedgeleaf Ceanothus is a fragrant evergreen shrub, flowers vary from blue to white, in Mar-May. Native from Oregon to Baja in the coast ranges and Sierra Nevada mountains. Likes full su... Learn more.

Ceanothus cuneatus Sierra mt. lilac

Ceanothus cuneatus Sierra mt. lilac Sierra Buckbrush
This is the Sierra form of Buckbrush, (... Learn more.

Ceanothus cyaneus

Ceanothus cyaneus San Diego Mtn. Lilac
San Diego Mountain Lilac is a medium-sized evergreen shrub that is covered with light blue flowers in spring. This Ceanothus has a reputation for being short-lived (10years), but it lives for fifty... Learn more.

Ceanothus cyaneus x Sierra Blue  Ceanothus

Ceanothus cyaneus x Sierra Blue Ceanothus San Diego Mt. Lilac
Ceanothus Sierra Blue is very fast and showy Ceanothus cyaneus hybrid Mountain Lilac that makes an evergreen shrub to 15 ft. Ceanothus Sierra Blue likes sun, is garden tolerant and drought toleran... Learn more.

Ceanothus Dark Star

Ceanothus Dark Star Small Leaf Mtn Lilac
This is a hybrid with one of the parents being Ceanothus impressus. 6' high and 8' wide, evergreen, small curled leaves, deep blue flowers (almost deep purple). I've seen these covered with sooty mol... Learn more.

Ceanothus foliosus

Ceanothus foliosus Wavy Leaf Mountain lilac
Wavy Leaf Ceanothus is an evergreen shrub that can grow to four or five feet high in inland areas, and one to two feet high near the coast (with wind). Near the coast in cool summer areas Ceanothus fo... Learn more.

Ceanothus Frosty Blue

Ceanothus Frosty Blue Frosty Blue Mountain Blue
Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue' is an evergreen mountain lilac that grows to six or eight feet tall and about as wide. A little nipping here and there can move it taller or narrower. The flowers are a medium... Learn more.

Ceanothus gloriosus exaltatus Emily Brown

Ceanothus gloriosus exaltatus Emily Brown
Emily Brown Ceanothus is a small scale groundcover about one to two feet high and four to six feet across. The small holly leaves are dark green with dark red-brown stems. Emily Browns dark blue flo... Learn more.

Ceanothus gloriosus Hearts Desire

Ceanothus gloriosus Hearts Desire Mountain Lilac
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Ceanothus greggii vestitus

Ceanothus greggii vestitus Mountain Buckbrush
Mountain Buckbrush is a Ceanothus growing in the Tehachapi Mountains, the western transverse ranges, the White and Inyo ranges and the desert mountains of southern California. Commonly grows to less... Learn more.

Ceanothus hearstiorum

Ceanothus hearstiorum San Simeon Ceanothus
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Ceanothus impressus impressus

Ceanothus impressus impressus Santa Barbara Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus impressus impressus is an evergreen, six to ten foot shrub with very small 1/4"-1/2" leaves and curled margins. Santa Barbara Mountain Lilac has aromatic foliage and very showy, deep blue... Learn more.

Ceanothus impressus nipomensis

Ceanothus impressus nipomensis Arroyo Grande Lilac
Nipomo Mountain Lilac is an eight foot evergreen, that flowers in April-May. The dark blue flowers and small dark green leaves make the plants an attractive hedge. Ceanothus impressus var. nipomensis... Learn more.

Ceanothus jepsonii
Musk Brush is a low spreading evergreen shrub, that can grow up to three feet high. It has holly- like leaves and blue flowers. Musk Brush can be found on dry serpentinite slopes, in chaparral, in the... Learn more.

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