Plants For Central Oak Woodland

 Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum) with white flowers - grid24_12
Eriodictyon californicum Yerba Santa

A five ft. perennial shrub. Native Americans and early settlers used it for a cure-all. Now used for soil stabilization; will sucker along roots and tie-up a bank area. It's very drought tolerant. A p... Learn more.

Eriodictyon tomentosum Woolly Yerba Santa, with a Monarch  - grid24_12
Eriodictyon tomentosum Woolly Yerba Santa

Woolly Yerba Santa is a four to five foot tall perennial with gray fuzzy leaves and white flowers. It can be found in the central coast ranges in slightly disturbed areas. Many butterflies use it as a... Learn more.

Eriogonum bailey bailey Annual Field Buckwheat - grid24_12
Eriogonum bailey var. bailey Annual Field Buckwheat

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. We don't sell it. This picture is mostly to remember what it was.... Learn more.

Eriogonum elongatum, Longstem Buckwheat has a lot of small flowers in a large bouquet  - grid24_12
Eriogonum elongatum Longstem Buckwheat

Longstem Buckwheat is the buckwheat for dried flowers. The long delicate wands of gray foliage and pink flowers make a great foil for ferns and roses. Use in a neglected rock garden, rock face you don... Learn more.

Eriogonum heermannii, Heerman Buckwheat with it's reddish white flowers. - grid24_12
Eriogonum heermannii Heermanns Buckwheat

Eriogonum heermannii, what a neat buckwheat, dark green foliage of E. grande rubescens, flowers are a soft butter yellow. Butterflies use the plant, the plant looks good enough for most any garden. Th... Learn more.

Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum; Common Woolly Sunflower is very diverse. The keys are problematic on this species as ours are commonly 8 rays, sometime 7, sometimes 9. - grid24_12
Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum Common Woolly Sunflower

Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum, Common Woolly Sunflower is a grey perennial, 1-2 ft. high, with yellow, daisy-like flowers, wo inches across; a good garden plant, liking full sun to part-day s... Learn more.

Eschscholzia caespitosa, Dwarf Californian Poppy - grid24_12
Eschscholzia caespitosa Foothill Poppy

Eschscholzia caespitosa is an annual poppy with bright yellow flowers. It grows to about a foot tall. It is (was) common in the foothills above the San Joaquin Valley and southern California foothills... Learn more.

Fraxinus dipetala, Flowering Ash, indigenous to California,  has small adorable leaflets, a narrow form, and would be wonderful in a moist area of a smaller garden.  - grid24_12
Fraxinus dipetala Flowering Ash

A deciduous shrub/small tree to 20 ft., growing in the California foothills, with fragrant white flower clusters; drought tolerant but better with summer water. Associated plants range from Grey Pine ... Learn more.

Fraxinus latifolia,  Oregon Ash in the wild up by Forestville - grid24_12
Fraxinus latifolia Oregon Ash

Oregon Ash is a tree of the meadows and stream banks of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. In California this ash is usually in more sheltered locations. It takes centuries to become a 150 ft. specimen ... Learn more.

Fraxinus velutina Velvet Ash

Velvet Ash is a small deciduous tree, ranging from Santa Barbara county south to San Diego county. It grows usually less than 30 feet tall and grows very fast. Velvet Ash needs regular water until i... Learn more.

Gilia tenuiflora grows in one of our fields. Filaree is replacing it. - grid24_12
Gilia tricolor Bird's Eye Gilia

A small little annual with somewhat tubular purple flowers and yellow centers. Massed they can be quite showy. We have seen them in many soils and many climates on the edges of the foothills or San Jo... Learn more.

Gnaphalium californicum California Pearly Everlasting - grid24_12
Gnaphalium californicum California Pearly Everlasting

A native biennial or short-lived perennial that grows in disturbed places.This species is a pioneer plant that helps to prepare the site, and aids in the establishment of longer-lived plants in the n... Learn more.

Gnaphalium microcephalum thermale Feltleaf everlasting - grid24_12
Gnaphalium microcephalum var. thermale Feltleaf everlasting

(syn. Gnaphalium canescens ssp. thermale, Gnaphalium albidum, Pseudognaphalium thermale) A grey short lived perennial that grows in open loose ground. Common in fresh road cuts or in burned over area... 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.

Grindella hirsutula, Hairy gumplant, flower and buds. - grid24_12
Grindelia hirsutula Hairy gumplant

Hairy gum plant is not that hairy or gummy. It's a little herbaceous perennial that grows in the coastal areas of California from Ventura to Napa. Gum plant grows on some very heavy adobe soils and ... Learn more.

A California matchweed. - grid24_12
Gutierrezia californica California matchweed

California matchweed is a little perennial that grows along the edges of the San Joaquin Valley. Foliage is bright green and flowers are little yellow stars. Just a little different (odd in the head) ... Learn more.

Hazardia squarrosus ssp. grindelioides is also know as a Saw toothed goldenbush. This one has a Behl or Mormon Metalmark Butterfly enjoying it. - grid24_12
Hazardia squarrosus var. grindelioides Saw toothed goldenbush

A small little sub-shrub with yellow flowers that frequents road cuts of southern California. This is one of the plants that can grow on those awful cuts. syn. Haplopappus squarrosus ssp. grindel... Learn more.

Hordeum brachyantherum californicum California Barley - grid24_12
Hordeum brachyantherum var. californicum California Barley

Commonly grows in fields dominated by alien grasses and weeds (Bromus diandrus, Agrostis sp. Erodium sp. Hordeum jubatum, etc) grazed, no trees in evidence, north slope, soil clay/serpentine, many ... Learn more.

Horkelia cuneata Wedgeleaf Horkelia - grid24_12
Horkelia cuneata Wedgeleaf Horkelia

Wedgeleaf Horkelia is a small perennial that is common in coastal dunes and interior dunes from San Francisco to San Diego. Included here primarily for those of you in sand dunes.(You need something.... Learn more.

Horkelia cuneata puberula Star Potentilla - grid24_12
Horkelia cuneata var. puberula Star Potentilla

This little perennial grows from San Luis Obispo County down through San Diego county in the sandy moist spots away from the coast. Plant with monkey flowers, Deer grass, and California fuchsias in p... Learn more.

Iris munzii, Tulare Lavender Iris, has big, beautiful lavender flowers, and grows in sunny, moist spots. - grid24_12
Iris munzii Tulare Lavender Iris

Native to the Tule river, Tulare County. A rhizomophic perennial that grows a foot or two high with 3 inch, pale blue flowers. This one likes a lot of water with good drainage. It will form iris clump... Learn more.

Here is a photo of the unripe fruits of Juglans hindsii, Northern California Walnut. - grid24_12
Juglans hindsii Northern California walnut

Northern California walnut is a deciduous tree to 50 ft that is native in scattered spots throughout California. A fast tree with edible nuts, garden tolerant. There has been some controversy as to w... Learn more.

 Juncus dubius, Dubius rush, Little bamboo, Mariposa rush - grid24_12
Juncus dubius

A 1-2 ft. tall perennial that spreads by rhizomes along the edges of streams or ponds. Dark green, good fill in, good looking. Learn more.

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