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Plants For Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Here is Acacia greggii out in the desert. - grid24_12
Acacia greggii Wait-a-minute Bush

Cat Claw is a small tree or deciduous shrub, with yellow 2" spikes of flowers. A sunny desert plant that is an effective border patrol. Thorns grab and won't let go. It has survived here in container... Learn more.

Achillea millefolium var. lanulosa, Mountain Yarrow has grown as a pure white ground cover. - grid24_12
Achillea millefolium var. lanulosa Mountain Yarrow

Mountain Yarrow's leaves are smaller and tighter than the common native yarrow in California. The plants are lower to the ground, flowers are as large and a bright, pure white. Achillea lanulosa grow... Learn more.

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Adenostoma sparsifolium Red Shanks

Red shanks grows from the San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara County line south in chaparral, down through the L.A. basin in coastal sage scrub and up on the edge of the pine forests in many areas like Mo... Learn more.

Agoseris grandiflora,  Mountain dandelion flower - grid24_12
Agoseris grandiflora Mountain dandelion

Mountain dandelion is a little perennial with large dandelion seed 'balls'. These 'balls' (head of fruits) are up to 2 inches across. Large yellow flowers, leafless flowering stems, leaves near the b... Learn more.

Arabis pulchra var. gracilis beautiful rockcress - grid24_12
Arabis pulchra var. gracilis Beautiful Rockcress

Arabis pulchra var. gracilis, or Beautiful Rockcress, is a three foot tall perennial with purple flowers. This colorful perennial is a member of the mustard family. It is very much like wallflower b... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos hooveri, Hoovers manzanita grows into a medium sized bush. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos hooveri 'Hoovers Manzanita'

Hoovers Manzanita is an evergray 10' X `6' bush with red stems that has proved intractable in our climate and soil. This species has an interesting leaf appearance, because of the long, silvery, hair... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos parrayana flowers are nice, foliage is wondrous. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos parryana 'Snow Lodge Manzanita' Parry Manzanita

Arctostaphylos parryana, Parry Manzanita, or Snow Lodge Manzanita, is a very clean, light-green, evergreen shrubby groundcover 4 ft tall and 6 ft wide.. Parry Manzanita has a pleasing appearance in ... Learn more.

The flowers of an Argemone munita, Prickly Poppy, grows in disturbed soil, in the mountains, desert and chaparral edges of California.  - grid24_12
Argemone munita Prickly Poppy

Short lived perennial. A very thorny plant that is nearly unweedable. Why do we grow it? It has 3" white flowers much like Matilija poppy and is excellent in desert gardens or mountain sites. We don'... Learn more.

Artemisia cana var. bolanderi Silver Sage

This aromatic little bush makes a little mound of gray. Useful in places like Big Bear where you have an old log and wagon wheel you want to make look like Bodie or Death valley. Use as a small Great ... Learn more.

Artemisia ludoviciana,  White Sagebrush leaves - grid24_12
Artemisia ludoviciana White Sagebrush

Artemisia ludoviciana, White Sagebrush is a rhizomatous perennial native from Baja to Ontario Canada and down to Arkansas. I've only seen it once in the wild and that was at 5500 feet in the San Jacin... Learn more.

Black Sagebrush (Artemisia nova) is a very small little sage. They are making a  germacranolide out of it. - grid24_12
Artemisia nova Black sagebrush

Black sagebrush grows at slightly higher elevations(5000-11,0000 ft.) than Artemisia tridentata in thin rocky soils. (Artemisia nova, also known as Artemisia arbuscula ssp. nova, A. tridentata subsp.... Learn more.

Artemisia tridentata, Great Basin Sage Brush, growing in the Santa Margarita nursery garden.  - grid24_12
Artemisia tridentata Great Basin Sage Brush

An evergray shrub. 4 feet tall and wide. Native to dry areas of the western US. Needs full sun. It is very drought tolerant, needs good drainage. Its seeds are edible. Chewed leaves said to aid diges... Learn more.

Asclepias asperula Antelope Horns

A weird milkweed from the desert mountains. Antelope horns grows from the Southern California desert mountains across to Arkansas and up into Kansas. (syn. Acerates a., Asclepias capricornu ssp. occi... Learn more.

Asclepias californica California Milkweed  in flower - grid24_12
Asclepias californica California Milkweed

Asclepias californica, California milkweed is one of the most beautiful milkweeds in California. It has deep purple flowers and almost white gray fuzzy foliage. It is very drought tolerant even occrui... Learn more.

Scarlet Milkvetch and Scarlet Locoweed, Astragalus coccineus - grid24_12
Astragalus coccineus Scarlet Milkvetch

Scarlet Milkvetch is a low perennial that grows in rocks and washes of the mountains of the California desert. ... 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.

Atriplex canescens, Four-wing Salt Bush - grid24_12
Atriplex canescens Four-wing Salt Bush

Four-wing Salt Bush is an evergray shrub that grows to 5 ft. Native to dry areas, western U.S. Needs full sun. It becomes very drought tolerant after a few good waterings. The whole plant is edible (y... Learn more.

Baccharis sergiloides (desert baccharis) - grid24_12
Baccharis sergiloides Squaw Waterweed

A 4-6 ft, shrub that will be leafless under stress. In spring if it is happy it is covered with bright yellow flowers. Native from Inyo to Utah to San Diego. Learn more.

Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot - grid24_12
Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot

syn Buphthalmum sagittata, Espeletia s., E. helianthoides, Balsamorhiza h.. Arrowleaf balsamroot grows from the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains up in British Columbia and across to Colorado. A large ... Learn more.

Bouteloua curtipendula Side-Oats Grama - grid24_12
Bouteloua curtipendula Side-Oats Grama

A creeping grass that forms a coarse mat of green foliage with two foot spikes of little oat flowers and fruits. This grass grows in much of the Americas. \"Plains and Rocky hills\" is what Abrams de... Learn more.

Bouteloua gracilis Blue Gramma - grid24_12
Bouteloua gracilis Blue Gramma

A tufted perennial grass. Florets and seeds are in a distinct ornamental structure. It is native in the upper elevations of the southern California desert mountains to Wisconsin and south into ... 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 wildflowe... Learn more.

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