Flowers in a February California native garden

These were complied from my photos in the month of February in our native garden.
A lot of these photos are manzanitas as many flower at the beginning of the year and in spring.

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Arctostaphylos manzanita x densiflora, Austin Griffiths Manzanita did ok in up to a foot of snow. Hummingbirds were still working the flowers. - grid24_12
Austin Griifith's Manzanita flowers from late December in early March and commonly experiences snow here.
Bushtits are really cute eating the flowers of Arctostaphylos manzanita x densiflora, Austin Griffiths Manzanita - grid24_12
Under the leaves where there are flowers out of the snow, Austin Griifith's Manzanita is alive with birds and butterflies. Yea, California, butterflies in the snow.
Arctostaphylos Baby Bear Manzanita Bush with a Mourning Cloak Butterfly. Butterflies are one of the pollinators of manzanitas. - grid24_12
Baby Bear Manzanita Bush grows into a very small little bush, unless it gets water, then it could play football.
Arctostaphylos Baby Bear Manzanita Bush covered with snow. No damage - grid24_12
Baby Bear Manzanita Bush in one of our snow storms. A week later it looked like the other photo, honest.
Arctostaphylos crustacea, Brittleleaf Manzanita  - grid24_12
Brittleleaf Manzanita is a little obscure but we have had in in the garden.
Harmony manzanita with pink flowers and green leaves. - grid24_12
Harmony Manzanita
a Howard McMinn in flower on a winter morning - grid24_12
Howard McMinn Manzanita
Arctostaphylos densiflora, Sentinel Manzanita works well as a low hedge or foundation plant. - grid24_12
Sentinel Manzanita is the best insect plant we have. The predatory flies and other insects love it, as do the hummingbirds.
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Big Sur Manzanita flowers - grid24_12
Big Sur Manzanita
Danville manzanita flowers - grid24_12
Danville Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glandulosa - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos glauca-glandulosa
Arctostaphylos Ian Bush with an Anna Hummingbird. This manzanita is easy in most of coastal California. - grid24_12
Ian Bush manzanita grows very fast into a 5 ft. plant, then very slowly to maybe 6 ft.. Great as a hedge plant.
Arctostaphylos insularis, Island manzanita in a Nipomo native garden. - grid24_12
Island Manzanita is a clean little bush.
John Dourley mazanita makes a 2-3 ft. irregular ground cover. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos John Dourley
Arctostaphylos La Panza - grid24_12
La Panza manzanita is gray with many white flowers.
Arctostaphylos luciana, Adelaide manzanita in flower - grid24_12
Santa Lucia Manzanita
Arctostaphylos Mama Bear Manzanita flowers - grid24_12
Mama Bear Manzanita is another great hedge plant.
Snow on Arctostaphylos Mama Bear Manzanita. The flowers had hummingbirds working them. - grid24_12
I'll stop showing the February snow scenes, but here is Mama Bear. Our storms are fast and there was a hummingbird working the flowers where there was no snow.
Arctostaphylos mariposa,  Mariposa Manzanita has masses of pink flowers on gray foliage. - grid24_12
Mariposa Manzanita has great nectar.
The Quail foraging in the snow.
Arctostaphylos obispoensis San Luis Obispo Manzanita Serpentine Manzanita flowers - grid24_12
San Luis Obispo Manzanita is a small, very gray shrub.
A closeup of the form of Greenleaf manzanita around Big Bear. - grid24_12
Greenleaf Manzanita grows in the mountains and in our garden.
Arctostaphylos pechoensis, Pecho manzanita, showing the clasping leaves. - grid24_12
Pecho Manzanita looks prehistoric.
Arctostaphylos pechoensis, Margarita's Joy with Hummingbird - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos pechoensis Margarita's Joy is a miniature bush with red bark and white flowers.
An Anna's Hummingbird working the flowers of Mexican manzanita - grid24_12
Mexican Manzanita grows to about 6 feet.
This is a beautiful groundcover manzanita for most of coastal Caliofnria - grid24_12
Lompoc Manzanita makes an unique California groundcover.
Arctostaphylos rainboensis is a nice little shrub that can be used as a low mounding shrub or high groundcover. - grid24_12
Rainbow Manzanita makes a high groundcover.
 Arctostaphylos refugioensis, Refugio Manzanita with Anna Hummingbird in a natural setting created in your yard. - grid24_12
Refugio Manzanita can be used as a formal border or knee high groundcover.
Arctostaphylos silvicola, Ghostly Manzanita flowers and bark. - grid24_12
Santa Cruz Manzanita is gray, so gray it turns white in moon light.
Arctostaphylos Sonoma Manzanita Bush Stanford Manzanita - grid24_12
Sonoma Manzanita Bush looks like a small Baby Bear.
Arctostaphylos stanfordiana bakeri,  Louis Edmunds Manzanita flowers. Manzanitas are native plants that live almost entirely in California.  - grid24_12
Louis Edmunds manzanita is stunning.
This manzanita makes a nice clean little bush - grid24_12
Napa Manzanita is the perfect size of a neighborly hedge.
The flower of Sunset manzanita are pleasant. Not showy, but pleasant. - grid24_12
Sunset Manzanita is one of our mainstays.
White Leaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida, with flowers. notice  the nectar robbing bees have eaten a hole into each flower. - grid24_12
Whiteleaf manzanita
Arctostaphylos wellsii, Well's manzanita - grid24_12
Pismo Manzanita
Calystegia macrostegia, California  Morning Glory - grid24_12
California Morning Glory flowers for much of the year.
The white form of Buckbrush on w hillside in interior San Luis Obispo county. - grid24_12
Buckbrush is a great nectar sources for the small wildlife.
Ceanothus crassifolius Hoary Leaved Lilac flowers. - grid24_12
Hoary-leaved Ceanothus
Sorry, an old picture of Maritime mountain lilac in full flower. This was in a landscape south of Cambria with no water, full bluff exposure. The plants were blasted by wind and salt spray. (The first week the irrigation flags we were using to mark the plants blew off, just the wire stake left.) Behind are the plants  Salvia spathacea and  Baccharis Pigeon Point. The Ceanothus maritimus is covering the ground only a few inches tall. - grid24_12
Maritime California Lilac is a flat groundcover.
Ceanothus rigidus Snowball in flower. Picture a fruit orchid in full flower, but only a meter tall. - grid24_12
Ceanothus rigidus Snowball
Ceanothus Yankee Point in a parking lot. This is probably the most popular ground cover in California. - grid24_12
Ceanothus griseus horizontalis Yankee Point is one of the few natives planted in the mall parking lots.
Coreopsis maritima Beach Coreopsis - grid24_12
Beach Coreopsis
Corylus cornuta californica, Western Hazelnut - grid24_12
Hazel Nut
Dodecatheon clevelandii, Padre's Shooting Star, blooms in late winter in San Luis Obispo county, California. - grid24_12
Padre's shooting star
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' - Coast Silk Tassel, the male flowers, catkins - grid24_12
James Roof Silk Tassel
Iris longipetala Long Petaled Iris - grid24_12
Long Petaled Iris
Here is a closeup of the inflorescence of Isomeris arborea, Bladderpod. - grid24_12
Bladderpod is always in flower.
Aaahhh! Here is the very lovely Leptodactylon californicum, Prickly Phlox, which emerges and delights us for such a short time in the spring! - grid24_12
Prickly Phlox
Mahonia repens, Creeping Mahonia - grid24_12
Creeping Mahonia.
Man Root, Wild Cucumber flowers - grid24_12
Wild Cucumber or Manroot
Montia perifoliata Miner's Lettuce - grid24_12
Miner's Lettuce is an annual
There are other folks out there with brains and some spunk. You are not alone in liking native plants. - grid24_12
You are not alone.
Paeonia californica, California Peony  - grid24_12
California Peony
Pedicularis densiflora Indian Warrior - grid24_12
Indian Warrior
Rhus integrifolia, Lemonade Berry flower cluster. This is a great plant for coastal bluffs from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. In inner San Diego county it looks like a small oak tree with these flowers. - grid24_12
Lemonade Berry
Ribes amarum, Bitter Gooseberry little rockets that the hummingbirds and bees like - grid24_12
Bitter Gooseberry
Ribes aureum gracillimum, Golden Currant has reddish yellow flowers. - grid24_12
Golden Currant
Ribes californicum, Hillside Gooseberry or California Gooseberry - grid24_12
Hillside Gooseberry
Ribes quercetorum, Oak Gooseberry, in flower, being visited by a Painted Lady butterfly.  - grid24_12
Yellow Gooseberry
Salix lasiolepis, Arroyo Willow, in flower - grid24_12
Arroyo Willow
Salvia brandegei with Penstemon spectablis - grid24_12
Brandegees Sage
Salvia sonomensis, Mrs. Beard flowers spilling down bank. This ground cover will work well in places like Santa Monica, San Diego or San Francisco. - grid24_12
Mrs. Beard Creeping Sage
Hummingbird Sage, Salvia spathacea has really pretty flowers that call to hummingbirds. Not really, but they sure like them. - grid24_12
Hummingbird Sage
Salvia spathacea, Topanga flowers - grid24_12
Los Angeles Hummingbird Sage
Trichostema lanatum, Woolly Blue Curls used to grow native through the Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Catalina Island, up through Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, Riverside,  up to Monterey and south to San Diego.  - grid24_12
Woolly Blue Curls
Trichostema parishii Parish's Romero - grid24_12
Parish's Romero
Umbellularia californica, Bay Laurel flowers are pollinated by flies and gnats. - grid24_12
Bay Laurel
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