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Plants For Joshua Tree Woodland

Sarcostemma hirtellum

Sarcostemma hirtellum Rambling Milkweed
Rambling Milkweed grows in desert washes from Southern Nevada into Baja, Northern Mexico and western Arizona. In California Rambling Milkweed ranges throughout most of the hot desert areas. Rather we... Learn more.

Senecio douglasii

Senecio douglasii Butterweed
A two-three foot perennial with one-inch yellow daisies. It looks like a grey marguerite. It is useful in revegetation, bank stabilization, or in dryland gardens. Give sun and little or no water in mo... Learn more.

Simmondsia chinensis

Simmondsia chinensis Jojoba
Jojoba is an evergreen shrub 3-4 ft. tall,, dioecious, smooth, gray-green leaves. Native to dry slopes bordering Mojave Desert and throughout S. Arizona. It likes full sun, no water after established.... Learn more.

Sisyrinchium bellum

Sisyrinchium bellum Blue-Eyed Grass
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Sphaeralcea ambigua

Sphaeralcea ambigua Desert Mallow
Desert Mallow is a two foot perennial with many one inch orange flowers on a two to three foot spike with gray, almost fuzzy foliage. Desert Hollyhock is another name for the plant with its flower... Learn more.

Stanleya elata Panamint Plume
A 4' perennial with a 3'spike of small yellow flower. It is a very showy and unusual desert plant. It needs full sun and no water after established. It will survive in dry areas. "Those on the tall st... Learn more.

Stanleya pinnata

Stanleya pinnata Princes Plume
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Stipa speciosa

Stipa speciosa Desert needle grass
(Syn. Achnatherum speciosa) Desert needle grass is a 1-2' bunch grass that is native to Mojave and Colorado deserts and the s. Coast ranges and s.Sierra. Use for dry banks and paths , full sun, little... Learn more.

Tetradymia spinosa longispina

Tetradymia spinosa longispina Cotton Thorn
Syn. Tetradymia axillaris longispina. Cottonthorn is a summer deciduous perennial shrub from the Desert. A pain to grow in any numbers at all, but we do eckkkk out a few occasionally. When insanity h... Learn more.

Thamnosma montana

Thamnosma montana Desert Rue
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Verbena goodingii

Verbena goodingii Pink Verbena
A little 1' tall by 3' across perennial that has bright pink-purple flowers. It likes good drainage and some summer water. It looks like the non-native verbena in many ways. It is native to 4000-6000'... Learn more.

Vitis girdiana

Vitis girdiana Southern California Grape
Differing from Vitis californica largely in geographic area, Desert Grape is native to Southern California and the islands. Desert Grape has silvery foliage and attractive black fruit. The grapes are ... Learn more.

Yucca baccata

Yucca baccata Spanish Bayonet
A small slow growing Yucca that grows from southeastern California through Utah and along the Texas Mexico Border."The large fleshy fruits are an important fruit among the Indians, especially the Nava... Learn more.

Yucca brevifolia

Yucca brevifolia Joshua Tree
Yucca brevifolia, Joshua tree, grows to 20 feet tall (not in our life-time). They need sun, perfect drainage and little or no summer water. Native from Southern California to Utah. There are many form... Learn more.

Yucca whipplei caespitosa

Yucca whipplei caespitosa Chaparral Yucca
Chaparral Yucca is a large yucca that is in many ways similar to Joshua Tree. Being a large yucca branching from the base, makes a dramatic focal plant for the desert effect in a non-desert garden. ... Learn more.

Zauschneria californica Pink

Zauschneria californica Pink Pink California Fuchsia
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Zauschneria latifolia

Zauschneria latifolia Mountain California Fuchsia
(Epilobium latifolium, Zauschneria californica ssp. latifolia, Epilobium canum var. latifolium)This California fuchsia is native from 10,000 foot down. I have only seen the pure form of this Californi... Learn more.

Zauschneria latifolia johnstonii Flaming Red Penny

Zauschneria latifolia johnstonii Flaming Red Penny Flaming Red Penny Desert Fuchsia
Flaming Red Penny California fuchsia is a more compact form of Zauschneria latifolia johnstonii. It has the same lush large green leaves and large showy flowers as the Bush fuchsia but the plant is a ... Learn more.

Zigadenus brevibracteatus

Zigadenus brevibracteatus Desert Zigadene
A poisonous perennial bulb from the desert and inner coast ranges of California. Weird looking, weird to grow, weird in the garden. We occasionally grow a few when we're feeling weird. They really ha... Learn more.

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