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Plants For Coastal Sage Scrub

Emmenanthe penduliflora

Emmenanthe penduliflora Whispering Bells
A common fire follower. Whispering Bells would be an excellent additive to seed mixtures for ersion control and and fire following seed mixture, if you can find it.... Learn more.

Encelia californica

Encelia californica Coast Sunflower
Bush Sunflower, Encelia californica, is an evergreen perennial sunflower shrub, 3-4 ft high. Encelia californica is a good large-scale ground cover with 2 inch daisy flower. Native from Santa Maria to... Learn more.

Encelia farinosa

Encelia farinosa Incienso
Brittlebush is commonly a small perennial shrub, 2-3 ft. tall, 3 feet wide with greenish-gray to whitish-gray leaves and 2-3 inch yellow daisy flowers. In the Mojave desert this bush makes the hil... Learn more.

Epipactis gigantea

Epipactis gigantea Stream Orchid
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Equisetum hymale

Equisetum hymale Scouring rush
This Horsetail is wide ranging throughout the world with a very complicated species complex. (Equisetum hiemale, Hippochaete hiemale var. californica) ... Learn more.

Eriastrum densifolium elongatum

Eriastrum densifolium elongatum
Almost indentical to Eriastrum. austromontanum. A 1ft perennial. with bright blue flowers. It grows in gravelly soil. Very showy when in flower, invisible when not. Very drought tolerant. Native to ma... Learn more.

Ericameria ericoides

Ericameria ericoides Mock Heather
(Haplopappus ericoides) A 3-4' perennial that is covered each year with bright yellow flowers. It grows on the dunes and old dunes in pure beach sand. People plant real heather in the beach towns and ... Learn more.

Erigeron foliosus blochmaniae

Erigeron foliosus blochmaniae
A plant from coastal sand dunes. We grow this for site- specific plantings to mitigate new construction. (Those of you that oversee these jobs should know that most of the time the plants themselves ... Learn more.

Erigeron glaucus

Erigeron glaucus Seaside Daisy
Seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus) can be found along the central coast of California to central Oregon, and just to be different, also on the Channel Islands. Seaside daisy is usually found on clay oce... Learn more.

Erigeron glaucus Authur Menzies

Erigeron glaucus Authur Menzies Authur Menzies
The flower is large and showy on this, but that is the problem with it. The flower, we normally only see one flower per plant, per year. If you have a conventional garden this plant is acceptable, oth... Learn more.

Erigeron glaucus Cape Sebastian

Erigeron glaucus Cape Sebastian Seaside Daisy
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Eriogonum arborescens

Eriogonum arborescens Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
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Eriogonum cinereum

Eriogonum cinereum Ashyleaf buckwheat
Ashyleaf buckwheat is a perennial shrub to 4 ft., (usually 2 ft.) with whitish-pink flower clusters on grey foliage, a plant for erosion control in dry coastal areas. The plantings here have survived... Learn more.

Eriogonum crocatum

Eriogonum crocatum Saffron Buckwheat
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Eriogonum elongatum Longstem Buckwheat
Longstem Buckwheat is the buckwheat for dried flowers. The long delicate wands of gray foliage and pink flowers make a great foil for ferns and roses. Use in a neglected rock garden, rock face you don... Learn more.

Eriogonum fasciculatum foliolosum

Eriogonum fasciculatum foliolosum California Buckwheat
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Eriogonum fasciculatum Theodore Payne

Eriogonum fasciculatum Theodore Payne California Buckwheat
A flat perennial to 6' across. Hardy to 15 degrees. (froze out of here, sorry) Very effective in the San Joaquin Valley, coastal valleys and along the coastal bluffs. Flowers pink on dark green foliag... Learn more.

Eriogonum giganteum

Eriogonum giganteum St. Catherine's Lace
Saint Catherine's Lace is an evergreen shrub that commonly grows to four feet. This is a big buckwheat, native to the Channel Islands, with pinkish-white flowers fading to rust red, emerging May-D... Learn more.

Eriogonum gracile

Eriogonum gracile Wild Buckwheat
Annual, wild buckwheat, leaves in a rosette at the base of the plant, flowers tiny, in pom-pom-shaped clusters at the top of the flowering stems. This genus provides larval food plants for various sp... Learn more.

Eriogonum grande rubescens

Eriogonum grande rubescens San Miguel Island Buckwheat
Red Buckwheat, Eriogonum grande var. rubescens, originates from the Channel Islands off the coast of California, and has red or pink flowers that bloom from June-October. For a similar look but with ... Learn more.

Eriogonum heermannii

Eriogonum heermannii Heermanns Buckwheat
Eriogonum heermannii, what a neat buckwheat, dark green foliage of E. grande rubescens, flowers are a soft butter yellow. Butterflies use the plant, the plant looks good enough for most any garden. Th... Learn more.

Eriogonum parvifolium

Eriogonum parvifolium Cliff Buckwheat
A perennial, 2 ft. high by 2 ft. wide. Native near coast from Monterey to San Diego, shade to sun, red-green foliage, and reddish-pink flowers. This one does well in the San Joaquin Valley and in the ... Learn more.

Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Eriophyllum confertiflorum Golden Yarrow
Golden-Yarrow, a perennial, 1-2 ft. high, with bright yellow flowers in early summer, does best with full sun, a little summer water, and good drainage. Eriophyllum confertiflorum is excellent with ... Learn more.

Eriophyllum staechadifolium artemisiaefolium

Eriophyllum staechadifolium artemisiaefolium Yellow Yarrow
Seaside Woolly Sunflower grows near the coast. This Eriophyllum species is a flat to mounding, 2 ft. high perennial with gray foliage that is covered with yellow when it flowers. Commonly found growin... Learn more.

Erysimum ammophilum

Erysimum ammophilum Coast Wallflower
Beach wallflower or Coast Wallflower is a short lived perennial with bright yellow flowers. The disjunct range of beach wallflower includes central California and the southern south coast of Californ... Learn more.

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