Plants For Joshua Tree Woodland

Nicotiana obtusifolia desert tobacco flower - grid24_12
Nicotiana obtusifolia Desert Tobacco

Nicotiana obtusifolia, Desert tobacco grows from deserts in California to Texas and down into Mexico. Desert Tobacco is a soft little perennial that looks out of place in the desert. It looks more lik... Learn more.

Sorry, a young nursery pot instead of a real plant in the wild. - grid24_12
Nolina parryii Parryi Nolina

Parry Nolina grows along the desert side of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mtns. and interior hills of Riverside and San Diego counties. It looks kinda like a tall pineapple with a six foot stalk... Learn more.

Oenothera deltoides Desert Primrose - grid24_12
Oenothera deltoides Desert Primrose

A beautiful annual or short lived perennial(like every perennial in the trade) of the much of the desert areas of Southern California. This picture was taken around Ridgecrest, but I have seen it at t... Learn more.

Oenothera primiveris Yellow Sun Cups - grid24_12
Oenothera primiveris Yellow Sun Cups

A beautiful annual of the western deserts. This picture was taken around Ridgecrest,. This plant disappears after flowering, nothing there. I doubt you will every see it in commercial seed packs, it w... Learn more.

Opuntia basilaris. Beavertail Cactus - grid24_12
Opuntia basilaris Beavertail Cactus

A small well behaved cactus that grows in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. Native from Ridgecrest area to Utah and S. to Mexico. Give sun and little or no water. Very difficult in clay soils, acid soi... Learn more.

Opuntia phaeacantha between the desert and Big Bear - grid24_12
Opuntia phaeacantha Tulip Prickly Pear

Opuntia phaeacantha, Mojave Prickly Pear grows in rocky areas of Creosote woodland and Pinyon Juniper washes. Learn more.

Costa's Hummingbird on Mojave beardtongue, Penstemon incertus. This native plant grows along the Southern Sierras. - grid24_12
Penstemon incertus Western Desert Penstemon

Penstemon incertus is showy sky blue flowered perennial about 2 ft by 2ft with gray foliage. Desert Penstemon grows along the desert edges from north L.A. to Lone Pine. At the top of Walker Pass it m... Learn more.

Balloon Flower, Scented Penstemon, Palmer Penstemon and Palmer's Penstemon.  - grid24_12
Penstemon palmeri Balloon Flower

Balloon flower, Penstemon palmeri is a showy perennial with tall spikes of large pale pink to white flowers, over silver leaves. The flowers of this Penstemon are fragrant! They smell like roses. It ... Learn more.

Penstemon speciosus,  Showy Penstemon flowers. - grid24_12
Penstemon speciosus Sagebrush Penstemon

A 2' perennial with 1-2" sky blue flowers, May-July. Native to southeastern Sierra Nevada to Wash., Idaho, Utah. It likes full sun good drainage and little water. It is a drought tolerant, a showy bor... Learn more.

Penstemon thurberi. Thurber's Penstemon - grid24_12
Penstemon thurberi Desert Surprise

A 2-3' perennial with small narrow leaves on slender stems with 1/2" blue flowers that are not showy but very interesting. The whole plant is a kind of invisible wild flower that is used by hummingbir... Learn more.

A white-lines sphinx moth visits a  Phacelia campanularia,
Desert Bluebell. - grid24_12
Phacelia campanularia Desert Bluebell

There are a couple of forms of this. ssp. campanularia that grows in the S.E. Calif. desert. ssp. vasiformis grows in the middle desert. The trade does not recognize either and only sells the species.... Learn more.

Populus fremontii, Western Cottonwood along hwy 58 - grid24_12
Populus fremontii Western Cottonwood

A deciduous tree. Plant and stand back, very fast with regular water, on one site 30' in a year. We grow male trees, females have cotton. An excellent shade tree. Keep away from septic system. Do not ... Learn more.

Populus fremontii,  Zapata Fremont Cottonwood tree with fall color - grid24_12
Populus fremontii 'Zapata' Fremont Cottonwood

''Zapata'comes from a parent tree that is 80' tall and 40' wide out in a stream bed of a customers property. I had to stand on my pickup roof with a 10' pole pruner to get a bottom branch. It is nativ... Learn more.

a Populus fremontii ,Carrizo Fremont Cottonwood tree - grid24_12
Populus fremontii var. Carrizo Fremont Cottonwood

'Carrizo', This form is for interior plantings only. It will get rust if the climate is too moist. This form is very tough. It should do fine in most desert sites and even into parts of the Great Basi... Learn more.

Populus fremontiiX Calm Fremont Cottonwood - grid24_12
Populus fremontiiX var. Calm Fremont Cottonwood

'Calm' is from the California Living Museum in Bakersfield, this is at the mouth of Kern Canyon.This is a series of plants and they are not sex defined, they can have cotton. We use these for revegeta... Learn more.

Desert almond, Prunus fasciculata - grid24_12
Prunus fasciculata Desert Almond

A rather nondescript deciduous shrub to 6\'. It\'s flowers are mot showy. There are little almonds on it in summer. It is a good transition plant between the oaks and the desert. It is also a good wil... Learn more.

Psilostrophe cooperi - grid24_12
Psilostrophe cooperi Paper flower

Whitestem Paperflower is a very heavy flowering perennial that grows in the desert mountains from Southern California through New Mexico and up into Utah. Give sun and little water after the first ... Learn more.

Purshia glandulosa, Desert bitterbrush flowers - grid24_12
Purshia glandulosa Desert bitterbrush

Desert bitterbrush is anevergreen shrub that grows to 4' tall and 6' across. It is native from Tom's place north of Bishop, east into west central Nevada and south along the east side of the Sierras t... Learn more.

There are so many flowers on this Purshia stansburiana, Cliff Rose, that you can barely see the leaves.  - grid24_12
Purshia stansburiana Cliff Rose

Cliff Rose, Purshia stansburiana,  is native to the north edges of the Mojave desert to Colorado, Utah and Arizona. A 4 ft. high evergreen (it can get bigger if happy) with creamy yellow 1" flowers in... Learn more.

Ribes quercetorum. Oak Gooseberry, Yellow Gooseberry - grid24_12
Ribes quercetorum Yellow Gooseberry

A sprawling 3' deciduous shrub. Its flowers are yellow in Mar.-May. Native to foothill slopes in south coast ranges and Sierra Nevada. It likes sun to part shade, partly dry to moderate water. This is... Learn more.

Wood Rose, Rosa-woodsii-glabrata - grid24_12
Rosa woodsii var. glabrata Mojave Rose

Mojave Rose looks like a cross between Rosa californica and Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana. This rose grows in springs in the Mojave Desert. Not super thorny, nice flower with nice hips. Should be us... Learn more.

Salazaria mexicana, Bladder sage has interesting flowers - grid24_12
Salazaria mexicana Bladder-Sage

Salazaria mexicana, Bladder Sage is a rather delicate, 3 feet tall bush with intricately arranged purple flowers; the whole effect is to make it appear ghostly. Bladder Sage grows in many diverse ... Learn more.

Salvia columbariae, chia flowers. - grid24_12
Salvia columbariae Chia

A little annual sage that doesn't look like a sage. Not much scent but nice 1 inch flowers on a 1-2 foot plant. Native on the south slopes on rock or gravel. Chia grows commonly on disturbed soil. But... Learn more.

Salvia dorrii, Desert sage or Purple Sage flowers. - grid24_12
Salvia dorrii Desert Sage

Salvia dorrii, Desert Sage, Purple Sage, or Desert Purple Sage is a beautiful shrub, sub-shrub that grows to 2-3ft. with gray foliage and deep, deep blue flowers and purple bracts. Desert Sage nee... Learn more.

Salvia mohavensis, Mohave Sage - grid24_12
Salvia mohavensis Mojave sage

(syn. Audibertia capitata, Audibertiella c., Ramona c.) Mojave sage is a nice little perennial sage from the Little San Bernardino mountains to the Clark mountains of Nevada. Bright fuzzy green leaves... Learn more.

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