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Acalypha californica

Acalypha californica Copper Leaf
Evergreen shrub (perennial) 3 ft. high, native to Baja and San Diego, red catkin -type flower clusters and leaf color make it a neat attractive plant effective in coastal gardens. This plant looks ver... Learn more.

Acer negundo californicum

Acer negundo californicum California Box Elder
California Box Elder is a deciduous tree, usually 30', possible to 50'. Native to the mountains of central and northern California. Acer negundo var. californicum has a bad rap because of ... Learn more.

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink Pink Yarrow
(Achillea borealis ssp. californica (Munz)) Island Pink. Yarrow is a perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from one to four feet. Some plants of each population will have 3- 4"clu... Learn more.

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Adiantum capillus-veneris Maidenhair Fern
A small fern 18 inches high that grows in moist shade or north slope, throughout most of California and the U.S. Maidenhair will go summer dormant if allowed to dry out. It's deer proof. Native to MA... Learn more.

Agoseris grandiflora

Agoseris grandiflora Mountain dandelion
Mountain dandelion is a little perennial with large dandelion seed 'balls'. These 'balls' (head of fruits) are up to 2 inches across. Large yellow flowers, leafless flowering stems, leaves near the b... Learn more.

Alnus rhombifolia

Alnus rhombifolia White Alder
White alder is a fast deciduous tree to 20' first years then slower to 50 ft.. Native to moist canyons on the west coast. A nice- looking and fragrant shade tree. It likes sun and water. It is not ... Learn more.

Amelanchier alnifolia

Amelanchier alnifolia Western Service Berry
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Anaphalis margaritacea

Anaphalis margaritacea Pearly Everlasting
Pearly Everlasting is a rather weedy perennial that Painted Ladies visit. If you're old and male don't get excited, Painted Ladies are butterflies. PE has an interesting flower that looks like a small... Learn more.

Arbutus menziesii

Arbutus menziesii Madrone
Usually a small evergreen tree Madrone has peeling, reddish-brown bark, and red edible berries. Sometimes, in some areas, Madrone can become a real tree, but usually it looks more like a manzanita ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glauca Ramona Manzanita

Arctostaphylos glauca Ramona Manzanita Ramona Big Berry Manzanita
Ramona Big Berry Manzanita is a medium sized Manzanita with blue gray foliage and white flowers. A really glorious Big Berry manzanita from the San Vicente/Ramona area. The mother plant was growing ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glauca-glandulosa

Arctostaphylos glauca-glandulosa Weird Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glandulosa x glauca, or glauca X glandulosa, is an evergreen bush, usually about 4-6' tall. It has 1 1/2" gray leaves, red-brown stems. Among the toughest of the manzanitas, roots and s... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos hooveri Hoovers Manzanita

Arctostaphylos hooveri Hoovers Manzanita
Hoovers Manzanita is an evergray 10' X `6' bush with red stems that has proved intractable in our climate and soil. This species has an interesting leaf appearance, because of the long, silvery, hair... Learn more.

Artemisia douglasiana

Artemisia douglasiana Mugwort
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Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias fascicularis California Narrowleaf Milkweed
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Aster chilensis

Aster chilensis California Aster
California aster has summer flowers that make showy cheerful displays along roadsides of much of Coastal Southern California. This perennial aster will disappear (or need to be pruned to the ground... Learn more.

Baccharis douglasii

Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis
A 3 ft perennial with green-brown stems and green leaves. Very fast in wet-moist places. Baja to Humboldt and the Central Sierra. Baccharis species are the nectary sources for most of the predatory wa... Learn more.

Baccharis pilularis consanguinea

Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Coyote Brush
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Baeria chrysostoma

Baeria chrysostoma Coast Goldfields
(Lasthenia californica subsp. californica) Coast Gold Fields are an annual wild flower found in the coast ranges. Although they are small, only about three inches at their best, they are very showy ... Learn more.

Calandrinia ciliata

Calandrinia ciliata Red Maids
Almost prostrate, spreading annual, the rose-red flowers opening mostly in the afternoon, dotted in fields, open areas of mostly woodland and grassland habitats, sandy or loamy soils, showy in spring,... Learn more.

Calochortus species

Calochortus species Mariposa Lilly
Bulbs. 1', flowers like tulip, yellow, purple to white, part shade to full sun, no summer water, in most of Ca. perfect drainage. It takes 3-5 years from seed to grow the bulb up to salable size. Ever... Learn more.

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.

Carex globosa

Carex globosa Globe Sedge
A dark green mounding sedge that always looks like it just got watered. Globe sedge grows throughout the redwoods, conifer forests and oak woodlands all long the California coastal area. ... Learn more.

Carex subbracteata
Native to moist spots to seasonally wet areas, Small-bracted Sedge, perennial to 5 ft. hgt., grassland, brushland, woodland, sea level to 5000 ft., somewhat common, CA coast ranges, lvs flat, frequen... Learn more.

Ceanothus L.T. Blue

Ceanothus L.T. Blue White Bark Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus L.T. Blue is ten feet tall and four feet wide. This ... Learn more.

Ceanothus lemmonii

Ceanothus lemmonii Trinity Ceanothus
Ceanothus lemmonii is an evergreen, spreading shrub or large scale groundcover. Native to northern California where it likes partial shade to full sun. Trinity Ceanothus doesn't tolerate poor drainag... Learn more.

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