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Plants For Mixed-evergreen Forest

Abies bracteata

Abies bracteata Santa Lucia Fir
Santa Lucia Fir (Abies bracteata) is an evergreen conifer that grows slowly to 70 feet. This fir is a lovely tree which grows in part-shade until established, under the fog drip of existing trees i... Learn more.

Abies concolor

Abies concolor White Fir
White Fir (Abies concolor) is not at its best where the summer temperatures commonly range above 100 degrees F, but this California fir is much easier in our climate than the Noble Fir (Abies procera)... Learn more.

Acer circinatum

Acer circinatum Vine Maple
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Acer macrophyllum

Acer macrophyllum Big Leaf Maple
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Actaea rubra

Actaea rubra Snakeberry
Baneberry is a small perennial that grows in deep woods, north slopes and in meadows from Southern California up into Alaska, Alberta and across to New Mexico. In small doses Baneberry was used by Nat... Learn more.

Adiantum capillus-veneris

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

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.

Aesculus californica

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.

Agastache urticifolia

Agastache urticifolia Horse Mint
Licorice Mint is a perennial with whorls of lovely rose-colored flowers and a delicate fragrance. Best in sun if you want to attract the butterflies. This is a hardy perennial, that is very happy in ... Learn more.

Agrostis thurberiana

Agrostis thurberiana
A perennial grass of the sierra conifer forests. Growing in openings and meadows at 6-8000 feet.... Learn more.

Alnus incana tenuifolia

Alnus incana tenuifolia Thinleaf alder
Mountain Alder is small deciduous tree that grows from Tulare County in the Sierras to Alaska and into the Rocky Mountains. Mountain Alder frequents the stream banks and north slopes. If you are a fl... Learn more.

Alnus rhombifolia

Alnus rhombifolia White Alder
White alder is a fast deciduous tree to 20' first years then slower to 50 ft.. Native to moist canyons on the west coast. A nice- looking and fragrant shade tree. It likes sun and water. It is not ... Learn more.

Alnus rubra

Alnus rubra Red Alder
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Amelanchier alnifolia

Amelanchier alnifolia Western Service Berry
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Aquilegia eximia

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.

Aquilegia formosa

Aquilegia formosa Western Columbine
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Arbutus menziesii

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.

Arctostaphylos columbiana

Arctostaphylos columbiana Hairy Manzanita
An evergreen, 5-10' high shrub, Hairy Manzanita grows along the coastal plains in the evergreen forest from northern California to British Columbia. A fuzzy, light- green plant that grows under pines,... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos crustacea eastwoodiana

Arctostaphylos crustacea eastwoodiana Harris Grade manzanita
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Arctostaphylos Emerald Carpet

Arctostaphylos Emerald Carpet might as well be a lawn manzanita
Emerald Carpet manzanita is an evergreen groundcover preferred by the non-native folks that want to plant a 'native'. This is a hybrid between Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Arctostaphylos nummularia. Em... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glandulosa glandulosa

Arctostaphylos glandulosa glandulosa Eastwood's manzanita
Eastwood's manzanita is a very diverse manzanita that grows in the coastal mountains of much of California. The botanists have been arguing for years about varieties, forms, subspecies of this species... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos mewukka

Arctostaphylos mewukka Indian Manzanita
This manzanita species is an evergreen shrub, 3-8' tall, native to the central Sierra Nevada from 2500-6000' elevation. A crown sprouter, it will regrow from the live root system after fires and so is... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos obispoensis San Luis Obispo Manzanita

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.

Arctostaphylos refugioensis Refugio Manzanita

Arctostaphylos refugioensis Refugio Manzanita Refugio Manzanita
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Aristolochia californica

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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