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Plants For Central Oak Woodland

Box Elder tree,  Acer negundo californicum with fall color in fog. - grid24_12
Acer negundo var. 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 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.

Adiantum capillus-veneris, Maidenhair fern in Zion park Utah. - grid24_12
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.

Adiantum jordanii, California Maiden-Hair Fern, loves the habitat in this moist greenhouse rock wall.  - grid24_12
Adiantum jordanii California Maiden-Hair Fern

This maidenhair fern is native to much of California and grows in shaded woods under oaks and pines. Maidenhair never gets much sun and is usually in moist winter spots, that go dry in summer. If this... Learn more.

Buckeye trees are used as a nectar source for many native butterflies. Spring Azure/ Echo blue uses Aesculus californica as a larval food source.  Native plant equals native insect or bird. - grid24_12
Aesculus californica California Buckeye

California Buckeye is a deciduous, small tree, normally growing to 15'. The showy 6" creamy- scented flower spikes appear in April-May. Native to the central coast ranges and Sierra Nevada mounta... Learn more.

green California native grass, Agrostis pallens - grid24_12
Agrostis pallens Bent Grass

This bentgrass, is a perennial, with creeping rhizomes, palea obsolete, hairs at base of lemma minute, inflorescence (Panicle) spikelike. A small, perennial grass, could be utilized as a spring lawn... Learn more.

Allium crispum, Crinkled onion, photo  courtesy of Lynn W. - grid24_12
Allium crispum Wild Onion

A perennial allium with beautiful pink flowers, needs dry summer conditions, best growing in a wild garden. Grows in central oak woodland, in the central western portion of California. Best in clumps ... Learn more.

Anaphalis margaritacea, Pearly Everlasting in the Sierras at about 7000 ft. - grid24_12
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.

Aquilegia eximia Serpentine Columbine - grid24_12
Aquilegia eximia Serpentine Columbine

The keys do not agree. This plant (A. eximia) probably is a hybrid with Aquilegia formosa. A 2' perennial, with red-yellow flowers and green-gray foliage, Serpentine Columbine flowers from May th... Learn more.

A young tree of Arbutus menziesii, Madrone, at the edge of rangelands.  - grid24_12
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.

The flowers of Sonoma Manzanita - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos 'Sonoma Manzanita Bush' Stanford Manzanita

Sonoma manzanita was not impressive until it flowered. The large pink flowers made quite an impression on everyone. The foliage is neat, green, and glossy. The bark is deep red and clean. A nice pla... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glandulosa campbelliae, I swear  all the glandulosas look the same. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. campbelliae Eastwood Manzanita

Evergreen bush manzanita, usually about 4' tall. It has 1 1/2" gray leaves, red- brown stems. Among the toughest of the manzanita, roots and spreads to 10' wide, usually on sandstone or clay. This wou... Learn more.

An old picture of Arctostaphylos myrtifolia - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos myrtifolia Ione Manzanita

A rare manzanita from the Ione area where it grows on acidic sandy soil on hard pan. The soils vary in characterics from those around Monterey Bay, Lompoc, Atascadero, Los Osos, to many of the areas ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos obispoensis San Luis Obispo Manzanita on a cold winter morning - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos obispoensis 'San Luis Obispo Manzanita' Serpentine Manzanita

San Luis Obispo Manzanita is an evergray shrub, bush or small tree to 8' tall, with gray fuzzy leaves, and deep red stems that used to grow on the hills North of San Luis Obispo. It will make a very ... Learn more.

White Leaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida, with flowers. notice  the nectar robbing bees have eaten a hole into each flower. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos viscida var. ssp. viscida Whiteleaf manzanita

Whiteleaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida, grows from Kern County north to about the Oregon Border. It is not very garden tolerant but easily grown in native gardens. In the Sierra Nevada it is a c... Learn more.

Here is the form Of Arctostaphylos glauca Hardy Hobbit in the wild. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos glauca 'Blue Corgi' Big Berry Manzanita

The Blue Corgi is a rather small gray, tending to blue, big berry manzanita that is native to the inner coast ranges of central California. The fifty year old bushes only reach head height and are c... Learn more.

The strange and beautiful flowers of Aristolochia californica, California Pipevine. - grid24_12
Aristolochia californica California Pipevine

California Dutchman's Pipe or Pipe Vine is a deciduous vine with one inch purple striped pipe-shaped flowers. Pipe vine likes part-shade. This California native vine has become fairly drought tolerant... Learn more.

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