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Plants For Mixed-evergreen Forest

Polypodium californicum

Polypodium californicum California Polypody
A creeping perennial fern that grows in moist rock crevices. Almost always associated with seeps in the coastal areas and in the middle Sierras. Usually in part-shade, sometimes in the fairly deep sha... Learn more.

Populus trichocarpa

Populus trichocarpa Black Cottonwood
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Potentilla gracilis

Potentilla gracilis Cinquefoil
A 1 foot perennial with 1\" yellow flowers. Native from San Diego to B.C.. It likes full sun, reg. water. It will normally flower for about the month of July. It has been stable here with little or no... Learn more.

Prunus emarginata

Prunus emarginata Bitter Cherry
I've seen Prunus emarginata in only two spots now. One was around Grants Grove at @7800 ft in the Sierras, under Pines in seeps and draws on the north slopes and above Cambria in a seep at about 2000 ... Learn more.

Prunus subcordata

Prunus subcordata Sierra Plum
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Pseudotsuga macrocarpa

Pseudotsuga macrocarpa Bigcone Spruce
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Pseudotsuga menziesii

Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir
A conifer that will get to 80'. It needs regular garden water. It likes afternoon shade in the hot interior, full sun at higher elevations or near coast. A large tree or large hedge. This tree has sup... Learn more.

Psoralea macrostachya

Psoralea macrostachya Leather Root
Synonym: Hoita macrostachya. A deciduous perennial that grows to 6 ft. tall with pea-shaped purple flower clusters. The Indians used the roots as rope fiber. Psoralea macrostachya is a stream-side or... Learn more.

Pteridium aquilinum pubescens

Pteridium aquilinum pubescens Brake
A creeping fern of mountainous hillsides. Bracken ranges throughout most of the west from northslopes in Baja to Alaska and N. Dakota. Although the old timers ate the new shoots, it is not recommended... Learn more.

Puccinellia nuttalliana

Puccinellia nuttalliana Nuttall's alkali grass
Nuttall's alkali grass grows in alkaline moist spots. You know, those troublesome spots that do not drain and have salt rings about them. This plant is also know as Poa airoides and Puccinellia airoid... Learn more.

Quercus agrifolia

Quercus agrifolia Coast Live Oak
This California oak tree has dark green holly-like leaves and is native to the coast ranges of California. This, like most of the other oaks is a climax species and needs a little protection and lov... Learn more.

Quercus garryana

Quercus garryana White oak
Oregon Oak, ... Learn more.

Quercus kelloggii

Quercus kelloggii Kellogg Oak
Kellogg or California Black oak is a fifty foot deciduous tree. Its leaves turn yellow, orange, red in fall. Native to mountains of Sierra Neveda, and coast ranges. In the southern part of its range ... Learn more.

Quercus lobata

Quercus lobata White Oak
Quercus lobata is a deciduous white oak tree that can grow to 70'. The fastest of our California Oaks. This native oak has deeply-lobed leaves with no bristles. The coloration is green with a little ... Learn more.

Quercus wislizenii

Quercus wislizenii Interior Live Oak
An evergreen tree that can reach 50' (Your grandkids might see it.), and as broad. It has glossy, dark-green leaves. Native to lower and middle elevations of the coast ranges, Sierra Nevada of Calif. ... Learn more.

Quercus wislizenii frutescens

Quercus wislizenii frutescens Dwarf Interior Live Oak
(see Quercus parvula)... Learn more.

Ranunculus californicus

Ranunculus californicus Buttercup, Crowfoot
A perennial with dissected foliage, and bright, yellow flowers that emerge in early to mid spring, grows best in deeper, clay soil, goes deciduous in summer. Usually on a north slope with Hordeum brac... Learn more.

Rhamnus californica

Rhamnus californica Coffeeberry
Coffeeberry is an evergreen shrub that grows fast to 6-8, sometimes as high as 10 ft.. Coffeeberry is native from the Oregon Coast ranges through most of California into Arizona and Baja. Coffeeberry... Learn more.

Rhamnus crocea

Rhamnus crocea Redberry
An evergreen shrub that usually grows to 2' inland and flat near coast. It will get to about 6' across. Native to the coast ranges from Napa to Baja. It likes full sun near the coast and afternoon sha... Learn more.

Rhamnus purshiana

Rhamnus purshiana Chittam Bark
Cascara is a dark green bush or semi-deciduous tree that grows from northern California to British Columbia to Montana. This buckthorn grows under heavy chaparral or forest conditions, north slope. ... Learn more.

Rhododendron occidentale

Rhododendron occidentale Western Azalea
Grows in bogs, edges of creeks, next to ponds in the Sierras, higher elevations of the Coast Ranges from Mt. Palomar north into Oregon. I\'ve lost a shoe walking out to photograph the flowers before. ... Learn more.

Ribes californicum

Ribes californicum Hillside Gooseberry
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Ribes divaricatum

Ribes divaricatum Spreading Gooseberry
Deciduous shrub to 5'. The thorniest of the gooseberries. A stream side bush or moist coastal understory plant. Spreading Gooseberry can be used as a bramble in the shade for the wildlife or to make a... Learn more.

Ribes malvaceum

Ribes malvaceum Pink Chaparral currant
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Ribes menziesii

Ribes menziesii Canyon Gooseberry
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