Plants For Central Oak Woodland

Artemisia dracunculus, Tarragon plants - grid24_12
Artemisia dracunculus Tarragon

(Syn. Artemisia dracunculoides, Artemisia glauca) Tarragon (probably not the variety called French Tarragon, the culinary herb) is a very unattractive weed of disturbed places. Worldwide, maybe native... Learn more.

Asclepias cordifolius, Purple Milkweed, flower. - grid24_12
Asclepias cordifolia Purple milkweed

Asclepias cordifolia, Purple milkweed or Heart leafed milkweed is native to northern California,the Sierra Nevada mountains, Oregon, and western Nevada. Purple milkweed grows in all sorts of plant com... Learn more.

Asclepias eriocarpa Monarch Milkweed, woollypod milkweed, Indian milkweed, and kotolo, next to Woolly blue curls - grid24_12
Asclepias eriocarpa California Monarch Milkweed

Asclepias eriocarpa, California Monarch Milkweed is a prennial, 3ft large 5in leaves, fruits 4in horns, flowers compound 4-5inch cluster. In our area covered with monarch caterpillars during the summ... Learn more.

Asclepias erosa Desert Milkweed. Amazing ain't it?
Everyone in California should visit the desert in early spring - grid24_12
Asclepias erosa California Desert Milkweed

(A.leucophylla, A.l. var.obtusa, A.erosa var. obtusa, A.obtusata, A.Rothrockii) Asclepias erosa is a desert milkweed. It has some of the most beautiful silver foliage with hints of purple in the vei... Learn more.

Asclepias vestita Woolly Milkweed. - grid24_12
Asclepias vestita Woolly Milkweed

A gray-green sprawling perennial that grows along the east edge of the San Joaquin Valley. One of the milkweeds that are used by the butterflies as a food source. Poisonous to cattle, horses and peopl... Learn more.

Astragalus Douglasii,  Douglas milkvetch plant - grid24_12
Astragalus Douglasii Douglas milkvetch

Douglas milkvetch is really a nice little plant that causes no problems that I've seen while creating a visually delightful addition to the garden. This little locoweed grows on the Santa Margarita ... Learn more.

New Idria milk vetch, freckled milkvetch  - grid24_12
Astragalus lentiginosus var. idriensis Purple freckled milkvetch

Purple freckled milkvetch grows under the shade of oaks, junipers and slopes along the west and south side of the San Joaquin Valley. A little Locoweed that looks more like a little lupine. Learn more.

Mule fat, Baccharis_viminea

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Baccharis viminea Seep Willow

Mulefat is an eight foot evergreen shrub, protect from deer,elk,etc.for first few years, grows from coastal areas to Tex., usually around water sources, but not always. In some areas like where the 14... Learn more.

Baeria chrysostoma Coast Goldfields - grid24_12
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.

Brodiaea pulchella, or Dichelostemma capitatum,  Wild Hyacinth, flowers in very early spring, and so provides nectar for pollinators, when not much else is flowering.  - grid24_12
Brodiaea pulchella Wild Hyacinth

Corms, 1' in height, blue 1" flowers, spring, throughout Ca.,UT, Nev,Ariz.,tolerates most conditions with good drainage, little water after established. Butterfly plant. One of the earlier wildflowers... Learn more.

Calandrinia ciliata Red Maids - grid24_12
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 argillosus Clay Mariposa Lily

Located in grasslands, perennial bulb, one ft. hgt., fls. white-lavender, soil clay-serpentine, in areas of higher serpentine, sunny, dry, in summer, assoc. pls., Calystegia subacaulis ssp. episc... Learn more.

A closeup of the flower of Calycanthus occidentalis, Spice Bush, with the leaves below it.  - grid24_12
Calycanthus occidentalis Spice Bush

Spicebush has fragrant, burgundy flowers, (April-Aug.), that smells kind of like a delicate red wine (if there is such a thing). Native to the mountains of central and northern California. Common a... Learn more.

Calystegia macrostegia, California  Morning Glory - grid24_12
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 praegracilis (clustered field sedge) - grid24_12
Carex praegracilis Clustered Field Sedge

Common in meadows, open, wet areas, marshes, seeps, seasonally wet edges of ponds, frequently alkaline soil, wide distribution , valleys up to middle elevations in CA, grows in western NA, to central ... Learn more.

Carex serratodens Bifid Sedge

Bifid referring to the top of the fruit covering which is cleft into two parts, , somewhat tufted perennial to 5 ft. hgt., mostly in the coast ranges of CA, more uncommon in the Sierra Nevada, lvs, fl... Learn more.

Bush Anemone,  Carpenteria californica is a nice clean bush that explodes into flower. Try this plant in a container or large pot if you have a deck or patio. - grid24_12
Carpenteria californica Bush Anemone

Bush Anemone, Carpenteria californica is an evergreen shrub, 6' by 3' in the garden, 8 ft. X 12 ft. with a 6-12 inch trunk in the wild. Carpenteria is native to the foothills of Fresno County, wher... Learn more.

Castilleja subinclusa Long-leaf paintbrush - grid24_12
Castilleja subinclusa Long-leaf paintbrush

(Castilleja Jepsonii) This paintbrush grows in association with California buckwheat, Desert Buckwheat and great Basin Sage along the east side of the southern Sierras through the Transverse ranges an... Learn more.

The white form of Buckbrush, Ceanothus cuneatus - grid24_12
Ceanothus cuneatus Buckbrush

Buckbrush or Wedgeleaf Ceanothus is a fragrant evergreen shrub, flowers vary from blue to white, in Mar-May. Native from Oregon to Baja in the coast ranges and Sierra Nevada mountains. Likes full su... Learn more.

The sierra form of buckbrush - grid24_12
Ceanothus cuneatus 'Sierra mt. lilac' Sierra Buckbrush

This is the Sierra form of Buckbrush, (Ceanothus cuneatus) and is commonly associated with Coffeeberry( Rhamnus californica tomentella), Flowering Ash ( Fraxinus dipetala) and Mountain Mahogany ( C... Learn more.

An old picture of ceanothus rodericki - grid24_12
Ceanothus roderickii Pine Hill Ceanothus

The flattest of the Mtn. Lilacs. Rare, CNPS 1B, R-E-D 3-2-3 State-Fed CR/C1. A very nice little plant. Has some drought tolerance but prefers afternoon shade, good drainage, and 1/week water. NOT EAS... Learn more.

A Pale Swallowtail butterfly on  the Redbud, Cercis occidentalis, the inset shows Golden Currant, Ribes aureum gracilentum flowered exactly right.  - grid24_12
Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud

Western Redbud, Cercis occidentalis is a deciduous shrub to small tree. Magenta flowers occur in spring, February -April. Western Redbud is native on dry slopes (usually next to a spring or season... Learn more.

Chaenactis glabriuscula Pinchusion Flower - grid24_12
Chaenactis glabriuscula Pinchusion Flower

Low-growing annual with yellow flowers, very showy when massed, excellent butterfly flower for adult butterflies. Grows in open, sandy areas. Appropriate for unwatered native gardens, or for ecologica... Learn more.

Chenopodium californicum Indian lettuce - grid24_12
Chenopodium californicum Indian lettuce

Perennial to 3.5 ft. in height, with a caudex (thickened, woody stem base), flowers are insignificant, best in a wild garden as it shrivels to the ground in the dry season, survives with the aid of i... Learn more.

The Soap plant flowers are delicate white flowers on a three foot stalk - grid24_12
Chlorogalum pomeridianum Soap Lily

Soap Lily has long, strap-like, wavy leaves that lie along the ground, and a loose spike of small white flowers up to 2 feet high, and flowers from around May-August. Soap Lily, Chlorogalum pomeridian... Learn more.

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