Plants For Alkali Sink

Achillea millefolium californica Yarrow with Hair Streak - grid24_12
Achillea millefolium var. californica Yarrow

Western Yarrow is a small perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from 1-4'. The cream-colored (off-white?) flowers are in 3- 4"clusters. It's native to the western U.S. and is drough... Learn more.

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink Pink Yarrow  - grid24_12
Achillea millefolium var. rosea 'Island Pink' Pink California 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.

Atriplex canescens, Four-wing Salt Bush - grid24_12
Atriplex canescens Four-wing Salt Bush

Four-wing Salt Bush is an evergray shrub that grows to 5 ft. Native to dry areas, western U.S. Needs full sun. It becomes very drought tolerant after a few good waterings. The whole plant is edible (y... Learn more.

Atriplex lentiformis var. lentiformis Salt Bush

A large evergreen shrub to 8 ft.. Native in coastal Ca. to 100 miles inland. Very alkali tolerant. A plant for wind breaks, borders, and range management. Not a beautiful plant (A. canescens looks bet... Learn more.

Atriplex patula var. hastata Spear Oracle

Atriplex patula, is annual, with green leaves, insignificant flowers, grows in moist, saline places, coastal and interior. north coast of California, foothills of the Cascade range, central coast, ... Learn more.

Atriplex polycarpa - cattle saltbush, allscale saltbush, Allscale, cattle spinach with seed heads - grid24_12
Atriplex polycarpa Alkali Saltbush

Shrub, gray-white, not the prettiest but the toughest, used for bird and animal cover in revegetation. Dioecious. (Note: The Atriplexes from arid enviroments have a C4 photosynthetic pathway which is... Learn more.

Atriplex spinifera Spinescale - grid24_12
Atriplex spinifera Spinescale

Rhis Atriplex is a four foot grey shrub. Native from eastern SLO Co. to Fresno and east. Plant in the dry interior areas for wildlife. (Note: The Atriplexes from arid enviroments have a C4 photosynt... Learn more.

Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. hololeucus, Rabbitbrush, in the Laguna Mountains of southern California, growing out of a large boulder, with Zauschneria (Epilobium) in the background.  - grid24_12
Chrysothamnus nauseosus var. hololeucus Rabbitbrush

Sandy washes of the Central California deserts and west to Cuyama. Commonly associated with Zauschneria lat. viscida and Soldiago confinus in the transverse ranges. At lower elevations Rabbit brush i... Learn more.

Chrysothamnus nauseosus var. viscosus Owens Rabbitbrush

Owens Rabbitbrush native to the east side of the southern Sierra and through the White Mountains into Nevada. Synonym: Hybrid -Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. hololeucus X Ericameria cuneata. Learn more.

Cressa truxillensis Cressa

Low, tufted, subshrub, with gray, woolly leaves, white flowers, in the morning-glory family, in low alkaline and saline areas,. situated in many habitats. Is listed as being invasive or possess... Learn more.

Distichlis spicata, Saltgrass, grows well in areas of salty soil.  - grid24_12
Distichlis spicata Saltgrass

This species looks like bermuda grass and can be treated as such. Use as lawn, for restoration in salt marshes, excellent in parks. It will handle heavy traffic if it is in its element. Gallon plants ... Learn more.

Frankenia grandiflora, Alkali Heath - grid24_12
Frankenia grandiflora Alkali Heath

New Name: Frankenia salina. Rhizomatous subshrub, with somewhat fkeshy leaves, small white to pink flowers, forms clumps, grows in salt marshes in clay loam soil, with high salt content. in salt mars... Learn more.

Grindelia camporum, Giant Gum Plant, with its resinous personality, is still loved by butterflies.  - grid24_12
Grindelia camporum Giant Gum Plant

Synonyms: Grindelia robusta, Grindelia procera. This hardy, colorful plant is a perennial that grows from the north coast ranges to Baja in dry washes, and road edges in sandy or clay soils. Grindel... Learn more.

Heliotropium curassavicum wild heliotrope - grid24_12
Heliotropium curassavicum Wild Heliotrope

Upright to spreading perennial, invasive, with whitish to blue flowers, Indigenous to California. from thick, creeping roots, grows in dry or moist saline and alkaline areas. California, Arizona, Neva... Learn more.

Iva hayesana works well in bad soil with some water. NO one eats it? - grid24_12
Iva hayesiana Hayes iva

An evergreen groundcover in warm winter areas, deciduous in colder areas. It is supposed to spread by rooting stems, but ours after 7 years has not. It is 2-3 ft. tall but can be kept lower by pruning... Learn more.

this old picture was taken in San Diego county, in a salt marsh - grid24_12
Juncus acutus var. ssp. leopoldii Spiny Rush

This plant has been given many names, among them Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii and Juncus acutus var. sphaerocarpus. A large perennial with rounded, stiff, rigid leaves with sharp tips(spines). The flo... Learn more.

In this very old photo, circa 1980, Lasthenia glabrata, Goldfields, is here living up to its name, in the shadscale scrub of the Carrizo Plains, San Luis Obispo county, California. - grid24_12
Lasthenia glabrata Goldfields

A small little early spring annual that is a pioneer species in many bad habitats. In the San Joaquin Valley it makes mass displays of bright yellow in areas that are still intact. It will grow in any... Learn more.

Prosopis glandulosa torreyana, Honey Mesquite flowers - grid24_12
Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Honey Mesquite

Honey Mesquite is a deciduous tree to 20 ft.. Native in the San Joaquin Valley, the Mojave Desert and into Mexico. This Mesquite has edible pods that taste similar to stringy carob pods. Although It... Learn more.

Salicornia subterminale Pickleweed - grid24_12
Salicornia subterminale Pickleweed

Erect to spreading perennial, fleshy, jointed stems, with scalelike leaves, from creeping rootstocks, insignificant flowers, an inhabitant of alkaline sinks and coastal salt marshes. Found in SAn Fran... Learn more.

Salicornia virginica Pickleweed

somewhat shrubby perennial, with jointed stems, insignificant flowers, this genus is a major component of salt marshes worldwide, NCo, SnJV, CCo, SCo, ChI, to AK, Baja CA, eUS, Caribbean, MEdit. Learn more.

Spergularia marina Salt-Marsh Sand Spurry

Thin annual, with fleshy leaves, pink flowers, very delicate, widely distibuted, grows in alkaline places, sandy areas, salt marshes, very adaptable in its environmental requirements. Found along the ... Learn more.

Alkali Sacaton along the rim in Zion National Park - grid24_12
Sporobolus airoides Alkali Sacaton

A perennial grass that has reddish to purplish tones and an open form. It usually grows in alkaline soils that are at least seasonally moist. Therefore it loves moisture and fertility. Mary DeDecker i... Learn more.

Suaeda torreyana Torrey Sea-Blite

(Syn. S. moquinii) Jaeger says it much better than I: Inkweed thrives only in soils containing both salt and alkali, and generally occurs around the edges of wet-type dry lakes in which moisture is ne... Learn more.