Plants For Sagebrush Scrub

Antennaria microphylla, Littleleaf Pussytoes, Rosy Pussytoes, Smallleaf pussytoes and Small leaf everlasting - grid24_12
Antennaria microphylla Littleleaf Pussytoes

This is a cute little perennial that has a cute little flower that looks like littleleaf pussytoes. This Antennaria is the the most wide ranging of the Pussytoes growing from California to Ontario Ca... 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.

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.

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 digest... 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. "This is the without doubt the handsomest Astragalus of the desert" (Jaeger). This Locowe... Learn more.

Atriplex polycarpa - cattle saltbush, allscale saltbush, Allscale, cattle spinach with seed heads - grid24_12
Atriplex polycarpa Alkali Saltbush

Shrub, gray-white, not the prettiest but the toughest, used for bird and animal cover in revegetation. Dioecious. (Note: The Atriplexes from arid enviroments have a C4 photosynthetic pathway which is... Learn more.

Baccharis glutinosa Water Wally. - grid24_12
Baccharis glutinosa Water Wally

A deciduous willow -like shrub to 10 feet. Male and female flowers are on separate plants. Long, vertical stems make the appearance of this plant undesirable for the formal garden, but in a wild gard... Learn more.

Mule fat, Baccharis_viminea

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Baccharis viminea Seep Willow

Mulefat is an eight foot evergreen shrub, protect from deer,elk,etc.for first few years, grows from coastal areas to Tex., usually around water sources, but not always. In some areas like where the 14... 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.

Bloomeria crocea var. aurea, Golden Star, or Goldenstar, is so cool to see in amongst the weedy grasses of the oak woodlands.  - grid24_12
Bloomeria crocea var. aurea Golden Stars

Corm, 2 ft., flowers yellow in cluster (like exploding fire works), April-June, South coast ranges, Channel Islands, drought tolerant, we carry this only occasionally. Learn more.

Brickellia californica  Brickellbush flowers - grid24_12
Brickellia californica Brickellbush

Brickellbush is one of the best smelling California native plants. Plant this nondescript gray plant in an obscure back corner of your yard. Do not put in a highly visible area. Although Brickellbus... Learn more.

A very old photo of Calochortus species, Mariposa Lilly, probably before 1980. - grid24_12
Calochortus species Mariposa Lilly

Bulbs. 1', flowers like tulip, yellow, purple to white, part shade to full sun, no summer water, in most of Ca. perfect drainage. It takes 3-5 years from seed to grow the bulb up to salable size. Ever... Learn more.

Castilleja subinclusa Long-leaf paintbrush - grid24_12
Castilleja subinclusa Long-leaf paintbrush

(Castilleja Jepsonii) This paintbrush grows in association with California buckwheat, Desert Buckwheat and great Basin Sage along the east side of the southern Sierras through the Transverse ranges an... Learn more.

 Cercocarpus ledifolius, Desert mountain mahogany or Curl leaf mountain mahogany.on a shelf overlooking  the Mono Lake Basin. - grid24_12
Cercocarpus ledifolius Desert mountain mahogany

Curl leaf mountain mahogany is an evergreen shrub or small tree to 15 feet tall, that grows in desert mountains of the western U.S. Excellent as a tough screen or accent plant, and an attractive pla... Learn more.

 Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Fern Bush or Desert Sweet in flower up in Inyo National Forest. - grid24_12
Chamaebatiaria millefolium Fern Bush

Fern bush, Chamaebatiaria millifolium, grows in rocky places in the sagebrush, pinyon-juniper and other mountain plant communities from California to Utah, southeast Oregon, Idaho and down into A... Learn more.

A Buckeye butterfly sipping nectar from a flower of Chrysothamnus nauseosus, Rabbitbrush. - grid24_12
Chrysothamnus nauseosus Rabbitbrush

Rabbit brush is a nondescript two to four foot perennial that erupts in late summer with a passionate display of appealing yellow that has stopped many an artist and butterfly. It is native in many f... Learn more.

 Chrysothamnus nauseosus consimilis, Nevada Rabbit Brush along a road in the Eastern Sierras. - grid24_12
Chrysothamnus nauseosus var. consimilis Nevada Rabbit Brush

Nevada Rabbit Brush grows in alkaline open valleys from San Diego to Shasta and east through the Great Basin along the desert edges also among rocks mixed in with Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Fern Bush... Learn more.

Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. hololeucus, Rabbitbrush, in the Laguna Mountains of southern California, growing out of a large boulder, with Zauschneria (Epilobium) in the background.  - grid24_12
Chrysothamnus nauseosus var. hololeucus Rabbitbrush

Sandy washes of the Central California deserts and west to Cuyama. Commonly associated with Zauschneria lat. viscida and Soldiago confinus in the transverse ranges. At lower elevations Rabbit brush i... Learn more.

Dodecatheon pulchellum, Pretty Shooting Star - grid24_12
Dodecatheon pulchellum Shooting Star

This Shooting Star grows in mountain meadows from California to Wisconsin, from Missouri to Alaska. Beautiful pink flowers with a purple center, lovely glabrous, somewhat spoon-shaped leaves. Learn more.

Elymus cinereus. great basin wildrye, basin wildrye, giant wildrye - grid24_12
Elymus cinereus Basin Wildrye

Basin Wildrye is a 2-4' clump of grass that is native in the Great Basin area. It extends into Calif. along the east sierras. It is one of the most important forage plants of the sage brush community... Learn more.

Eriogonum caespitosum Silver Buckwheat

A small perennial with yellow-red flowers and grey-silver foliage. A rock garden plant for tough situations in higher elevations. The buckwheats are very important butterfly plants and one of the pil... Learn more.

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium; Rosemary Flat-Top Buckwheat with a Buckeye Butterfly - grid24_12
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium Interior California Buckwheat

California interior buckwheat is as Eriogonum fasciculatum but grayer and tougher, hardy to -20 F . The two varieties of California buckwheat (polifolium and foliolosum) overlap in many areas, most no... Learn more.

Eriogonum inflatum (desert trumpet) is a buckwheat with a swollen stem. - grid24_12
Eriogonum inflatum Desert Trumpet

A funny-looking perennial with small pink flowers on a 3' stalk. The stalk is inflated in the middle. This plant ranges from the drier areas of California to Arizona and Colorado. Hoover says it is a... Learn more.

Eriogonum ovalifolium Cushion Buckwheat grows into a little mat. - grid24_12
Eriogonum ovalifolium Cushion Buckwheat

Cushion Buckwheat grows along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada up into Alberta. A true rock garden type plant. Put two or three boulders together and cover with a loose mineral soil such as deco... Learn more.

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