Plants For Coastal Prairie

Layia platyglossa, Tidy Tips, growing with goldfields, and other wildflowers, makes a lovely carpet, with Quercus douglasii,  in the interior of San Luis Obispo county, California.  - grid24_12
Layia platyglossa Tidy Tips

A very showy yellow-white annual composite that grows to six inches tall and a foot across. The flowers look a great deal like Gazanias. Mixed with poppies and Lupines it is so cheerful in early summe... Learn more.

Potentilla gracilis Cinquefoil - grid24_12
Potentilla gracilis Cinquefoil

A 1 foot perennial with 1\" yellow flowers. Native from San Diego to B.C.. It likes full sun, reg. water. It will normally flower for about the month of July. It has been stable here with little or no... Learn more.

A close up of Sidalcea malviflora from the hills around San Luis Obispo. - grid24_12
Sidalcea malvaeflora Checkerbloom

This checker bloom is a perennial with a small cluster of leaves at its base and a 2-3ft. spike of 1 inch deep pink flowers. The stems are rather lax as it grows in perennial grass thickets in season... Learn more.

Sisyrinchium bellum, Blue Eyed Grass is a frequent resident of open areas from the coast inland to where the housing starts getting reasonable. In some places Blue Eyed grass is native, with no extra water, on hillsides as far 50 miles inland. In moist spots this iris can be found in much of California, even bordering the desert. It used to be all over the parking lot at the  Topanga  RCD, Los Angeles. - grid24_12
Sisyrinchium bellum Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium bellum is a 1 foot tall perennial with 1 inch blue flowers in Jan.-June. It is widely distributed in California on open, grassy slopes, Redwood forests. Blue Eyed Grass ... Learn more.

Stachys ajugoides,  Persnickety Pink Pink Hedge Nettle - grid24_12
Stachys ajugoides var. ajugoides 'Persnickety Pink' Pink Hedge Nettle

A petite rhizomatous perennial glandular hedge nettle with white/pale pink (with purplish pink markings)flowers, and fuzzy light green leaves. This plant grows in many plant communities, from the c... Learn more.

Stipa lepida Foothill Stipa - grid24_12
Stipa lepida Foothill Stipa

A 1-2 ft. perennial bunch grass, native to most of the foothills of California. Native on the nursery site under deciduous oaks in part-shade and sometimes in full sun. Usually, cattle take these gras... Learn more.

Stipa pulchra with Eriophyllum confertiflorum and Eriogonum sp. - grid24_12
Stipa pulchra Purple Stipa

Purple Needle Grass is dry-land bunch grass. In the wild it is in the open spots in Oak Woodland mixed with Calochortus species, Long stem Buckwheat, Yucca whipplei, Golden Yarrow and wildflower... Learn more.

Trifolium willdenovii. Tomcat Clover - grid24_12
Trifolium Clover

Our Native clovers are mostly annuals. We do not sell the seed but we do encourage the plants. The native clovers should not mowed or killed until the flowers are allowed to produce seed. This page ... Learn more.

Wyethia angustifolia, Narrowleaf Mule Ears yellow flower. - grid24_12
Wyethia angustifolia Narrowleaf Mule Ears

A 1ft perennial with 3inch yellow flowers, dies to the ground each winter, comes back in the spring with 3inch wide 1-2ft long green leaves. Native to the coastal mountains and Sierras of Central Cali... Learn more.

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