Plants For Southern Oak Woodland

The new growth is reddish on Acalypha californica, Copper Leaf, a California plant in the Euphorbiaceae.  - grid24_12
Acalypha californica Copper Leaf

Evergreen shrub (perennial) 3 ft. high, native to Baja and San Diego, red catkin -type flower clusters and leaf color make it a neat attractive plant effective in coastal gardens. This plant looks ver... Learn more.

Box Elder tree,  Acer negundo californicum with fall color in fog. - grid24_12
Acer negundo var. californicum California Box Elder

California Box Elder is a deciduous tree, usually 30', possible to 50'. Native to the mountains of central and northern California. Acer negundo var. californicum has a bad rap because of the box el... Learn more.

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink Pink Yarrow  - grid24_12
Achillea millefolium var. rosea 'Island Pink' Pink California Yarrow

(Achillea borealis ssp. californica (Munz)) Island Pink. Yarrow is a perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from one to four feet. Some plants of each population will have 3- 4"clu... Learn more.

Adiantum capillus-veneris, Maidenhair fern in Zion park Utah. - grid24_12
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.

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.

Alnus rhombifolia south of Big Bear, 6500  feet - grid24_12
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.

Amelanchier alnifolia. Serviceberry - grid24_12
Amelanchier alnifolia Western Service Berry

This Service Berry, Amelanchier alnifolia, is a very slow-growing, deciduous shrub to 10', with edible blue berries 1/4" across. This good wildlife plant ranges from North Dakota to southern Calif... Learn more.

Anaphalis margaritacea, Pearly Everlasting in the Sierras at about 7000 ft. - grid24_12
Anaphalis margaritacea Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting is a rather weedy perennial that Painted Ladies visit. If you're old and male don't get excited, Painted Ladies are butterflies. PE has an interesting flower that looks like a small... Learn more.

A young tree of Arbutus menziesii, Madrone, at the edge of rangelands.  - grid24_12
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 glauca, Ramona Big Berry Manzanita - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos glauca 'Ramona Manzanita' Ramona Big Berry Manzanita

Ramona Big Berry Manzanita is a medium sized Manzanita with blue gray foliage and white flowers. A really glorious Big Berry manzanita from the San Vicente/Ramona area. The mother plant was growing ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glandulosa mollis, and then it set seed and we had to change it to glandulosa x glauca. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos glauca-glandulosa Weird Manzanita

Arctostaphylos glandulosa x glauca, or glauca X glandulosa, is an evergreen bush, usually about 4-6' tall. It has 1 1/2" gray leaves, red-brown stems. Among the toughest of the manzanitas, roots and s... 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 douglasiana Mugwort - grid24_12
Artemisia douglasiana Mugwort

California Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana,  is a three foot perennial that has a funny sage odor. Native on stream banks, ditch banks, road cuts or other disturbed areas. Very useful for creek b... Learn more.

Asclepias fascicularis, Narrow-leaf milkweed with Swallowtail butterfly - grid24_12
Asclepias fascicularis California Narrowleaf Milkweed

California's narrow-leaved Milkweed has narrow leaves and a wider native range and a whole lot more garden tolerance than most of the other native species. Asclepias fascicularis is a perennial wit... Learn more.

Aster chilensis, California Aster - grid24_12
Aster chilensis California Aster

California aster ( Symphyotrichum chilense) has summer flowers that make showy cheerful displays along roadsides of much of Coastal Southern California. Great for a woodland shade garden or full su... Learn more.

West Coast lady Butterfly on Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis - grid24_12
Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis

A 3 ft perennial with green-brown stems and green leaves. Very fast in wet-moist places. Baja to Humboldt and the Central Sierra. Baccharis species are the nectary sources for most of the predatory wa... Learn more.

Baccharis pilularis consanguinea, Coyote Brush flowers with a Western Pygmy Blue and an American Snout Butterfly. - grid24_12
Baccharis pilularis var. consanguinea Coyote Brush

Baccharis pilularis consanguinea, Coyote Brush, is usually deer proof throughout California.  (You might want to cover it for the first year.) It's drought tolerant, very useful for hedges or fence li... Learn more.

Baeria chrysostoma Coast Goldfields - grid24_12
Baeria chrysostoma Coast Goldfields

(Lasthenia californica subsp. californica) Coast Gold Fields are an annual wild flower found in the coast ranges. Although they are small, only about three inches at their best, they are very showy ... Learn more.

Calandrinia ciliata Red Maids - grid24_12
Calandrinia ciliata Red Maids

Almost prostrate, spreading annual, the rose-red flowers opening mostly in the afternoon, dotted in fields, open areas of mostly woodland and grassland habitats, sandy or loamy soils, showy in spring,... 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.

Calystegia macrostegia, California  Morning Glory - grid24_12
Calystegia macrostegia California Morning Glory

This coastal/Island Morning Glory is a twining vine with large creamy flowers. Calystegia macrostegia is native in rocky areas of coastal chaparral and coastal sage scrub on most of the channel islan... Learn more.

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Carex globosa Globe Sedge

A dark green mounding sedge that always looks like it just got watered. Globe sedge grows throughout the redwoods, conifer forests and oak woodlands all long the California coastal area. Learn more.

Carex subbracteata

Native to moist spots to seasonally wet areas, Small-bracted Sedge, perennial to 5 ft. hgt., grassland, brushland, woodland, sea level to 5000 ft., somewhat common, CA coast ranges, lvs flat, frequen... Learn more.

Ceanothus LT blue flowers has red blue flowers - grid24_12
Ceanothus 'L.T. Blue' White Bark Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus L.T. Blue is ten feet tall and four feet wide. This mountain lilac gets most of its characteristics from Ceanothus  leucodermis; white bark , medium blue flowers, and glossy rounded leave... Learn more.

Ceanothus lemmonii has a grey look to it with green and blue mixed in. - grid24_12
Ceanothus lemmonii Trinity Ceanothus

Ceanothus lemmonii is an evergreen, spreading shrub or large scale groundcover. Native to northern California where it likes partial shade to full sun. Trinity Ceanothus doesn't tolerate poor drainag... Learn more.

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