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Plants For Yellow Pine Forest

Jamesia americana californica

Jamesia americana californica Cliffbush
Jamesia americana is a wonderful perennial/deciduous shrub of the Sierras and east to Utah. Cliffbush tolerates high calcium soils, drought, garden conditions, frost, heat. If you have a mountain man... Learn more.

Juncus occidentalis

Juncus occidentalis Western Rush
Western rush occurs in spots throughout the west. Never in covering hillsides, always in a nook or cranny that is seasonally wet in winter and dry in summer. This is a very nice looking plant that sho... Learn more.

Juncus oxymeris

Juncus oxymeris Pointed Rush
A very big coarse Rush that has edges. I have seen these rushes in only two spots so far, both in the mountains, one in Sequoia at 7500 ft and one in Mt. Abel area at 5000 ft. (It does grow every wher... Learn more.

Juniperus communis montana

Juniperus communis montana Dwarf Juniper
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Juniperus occidentalis

Juniperus occidentalis Western Juniper
The huge trees of Western Ceder are OLD, older than me and I'm old. 2000-3000 years is possible for some of the big old trees. For most of us expect to grow a bush, if you're young you might live to s... Learn more.

Keckiella breviflora

Keckiella breviflora Yawning Penstemon
This bush penstemon is a sprawling subshrub that usually props itself up on a rock or neighbor so you can see the purple striped, white flowers. Keckiella breviflora is a plant for tough situations a... Learn more.

Keckiella corymbosa

Keckiella corymbosa Redwood Penstemon
Red Penstemon is a trailing perennial that grows in the mountains of central and northern California. You'll find it in serpentine soils, or the redwood belt or volcanic soils.Dark green foliage and d... Learn more.

Keckiella ternata septentrionalis

Keckiella ternata septentrionalis Whorl Leaf Penstemon
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Leptodactylon pungens

Leptodactylon pungens Granite Gilia
Granite Gilia is a rock garden plant that lives in the rocky areas of many a western mountain tops. Needs good drainage, and a spot in the rocks. This could be a crack that you can dig into in a rock,... Learn more.

Lewisia cotyledon

Lewisia cotyledon Siskiyou Lewsia
Perennial, flowers rose-pink, 2" across, June, narrow, red-green leaves form basal rosette in early spring, leaves die back in June, British Colombia to San Bernardino Mtns. to Rocky Mtns., not alkali... Learn more.

Lewisia rediviva

Lewisia rediviva Bitter Root
Perennial, flowers rose-pink, 2" across, June, narrow, red-green leaves form basal rosette in early spring, leaves die back in June, British Colombia to San Bernardino Mtns. to Rocky Mtns., not alkali... Learn more.

Libocedrus decurrens

Libocedrus decurrens Incense Cedar
Incense Cedar is an evergreen tree fairly slow to 150', in your or my lifetime we might see a 30' tree. Native from Ore. to Baja. It's serpentine tolerant, heat and drought tolerant. It will tolerate ... Learn more.

Lilium humboldtii bloomerianum

Lilium humboldtii bloomerianum Humboldt Lily
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Lilium kelleyanum

Lilium kelleyanum Kelly's Lilly
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Lilium pardalinum

Lilium pardalinum Panther lily
Lilium pardalinum is similar to Lilium Humboldtii but a species that is next to streams. (The British call it a panther lily, California calls it Leopard Lilly) It needs a little more water and is a... Learn more.

Lilium pardalinum giganteum

Lilium pardalinum giganteum Sunset
As pardalinum but bigger flowers. The British have cultivar names 'Red Giant' and 'Sunset' This one tolerates sun and heat better than the straight species and is half of the height. This is listed b... Learn more.

Lilium parryi

Lilium parryi Lemon Lily
Lilium parryi, Lemon Lily, has large 3 inch wide and 4 inch long lemon yellow flowers that have a delightful fragrance. Lemon Lily is native from middle to high elevations in southern California and ... Learn more.

Lilium wigginsii

Lilium wigginsii Wiggins Lily
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Linum lewisii

Linum lewisii Blue Flax
A 2-3 foot perennial with delicate leaves and true blue sky flowers from Mar. to Sept.. Native to middle to high elevations, Alaska to southern California. A good garden flower. Showy, every morning ... Learn more.

Lomatium dasycarpum

Lomatium dasycarpum Woolly fruit desert parsley
Woolly fruit desert parsley grows in openings in the chaparral, coastal sage scrub, up into the pines of Mt. Pinos and Mt. Laguna, through the Sierras and coast ranges below 7000 ft. The larval of the... Learn more.

Lonicera ciliosa

Lonicera ciliosa Orange Honeysuckle
Orange Honeysuckle grows on north slopes and creek and river banks from the very north of California to British Columbia and Montana. For you southern California folks Orange Honeysuckle looks like a ... Learn more.

Lonicera interrupta

Lonicera interrupta Chaparral Honeysuckle
A sprawling, deciduous shrub with yellow honeysuckle flowers. Native from central and northern California mountains. It likes full sun to shade, dry conditions. Great on banks. It has edible berry b... Learn more.

Lotus purshianus

Lotus purshianus Lotus
This annual Lotus, weedy plant of roadsides, open, dry, disturbed areas, thickly branched, fixes nitrogen. CA(exc DSon), to CAN, cUS, Mex. Used for soil stabilization and forage for livestock. Larval ... Learn more.

Lupinus albifrons

Lupinus albifrons Silver Bush Lupine
Sliver Bush Lupine is a 3-5' perennial with flowers 3" blue spikes on a white-silver bush. Many varieties range from S. Ore. to N. Baja. It needs full sun, good drainage, will tolerate some water but... Learn more.

Lupinus breweri

Lupinus breweri
A small, usually matted(by snow) perennial Lupine of moderate elevations of Mtn. Pinos to Oregon. Brewer's Lupine is named after William Brewer who was part of the Calif. State Geological Survey party... Learn more.

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