San Francisco Garden Native Plant List

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San Francisco Garden Native Plant List

  1. 1. San Francisco Garden Native Plant List Filtered Sun Chert Rock Full Sun Shade Sand Common Name Latin Name NotesTrees Buckeye Aesculus californica X X Best planted from seed Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia X X X X Slow grower, important habitat Arroyo Willow Salix X X X X Moist locations only Toyon Heteromeles arbuitifolia X X X X Red berries in winter Islais cherry Prunus iliciflora X Thrives east of Twin Peaks Silk Tassel Bush Garrya elliptica James Roof X XShrubs and Subshrubs Phacelia Phacelia californica X X Purple flowers Coyote bush Baccharis pilularis X X Good habitat for insects and birds Coastal Sagebrush Artemisia californica X X Aromatic Coastal Sagewort Artemisia pycnocephala X X Successful dune plant Sticky Monkeyflower Mimulus Auranticus X X Yarrow Achillea millefolium X X Aromatic, very hardy Coast Buckwheat Eriogonum latifolium X X Butterflies Seaside Daisy Erigeron glaucus X X Colombine Aquilegia formosa X X X Exquisite flowers, moist areas Wild currant Ribes sanguineum X Bee plant Scrophularia californica X X Reseeds easily Iris Iris douglassi X X Snoberry Symphoricarpos X White berries Pearly Everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea X X Long lasting white flowersBunchgrasses Tufted Hairgrass Deschampsia caespitposa X Beautiful, good texture California Fescue Festuca californica X X Large bunchgrass Red Fescue Festuca rubra X X Looks better in full sun Purple Needle Grass Nasella pulchra X California state grass Junegrass Koeleria macrantha X X X Late bloom (hence name)Ferns Western Sword Fern Polystichum munitum X X Leather leaf fern Polypodium scouleri X X Lady fern Arthyrium felix-femina X X Needs a lot of waterVines Chapparal Clematis Clematis lasiantha X Full sun Virgins Bower Clematis ligusticifolia X Moister locations California Grape Vitus californica Rogers Red X X Morning-glory Calystegia purpurata X X X White to light yellow/purple flowers. Be sure to purchase locally grown. [Continued Next Page] Courtesy of San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks (Tom Annese, 2005) Distributed by Plant*SF (www.plantSF.org) - Revised 8/21/05
  2. 2. San Francisco Garden Native Plant List Filtered Sun Chert Rock Full Sun Shade Sand Common Name Latin Name NotesGround Covers Coastal Strawberry Fragraria chiloensis X X X Prefers sand, coastal influence Mountain Strawberry Fragraria vesca X X X Does better in slightly moist locations Yerba Buena Satureja douglassi X X X X Aromatic, prefers coastal influence Bleeding Hearts Dicentra formosa X X X Purple flowers, Moist locations Redwood Sorrel Oxalis oregana X X Redwood understory, moist shade Wild ginger Asarum caudatum X X Redwood understory, moist shadeAnnual Wildflowers Clarkia rubicunda Farewell to Spring X Pink/Purple flowers. Late bloomer Claytonia perfoliata Miners Lettuce X X X Edible leaves and flowers, Reseeds easily Escholzia californica California Poppy X San Francisco (not Palm Springs) variety Courtesy of San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks (Tom Annese, 2005) Distributed by Plant*SF (www.plantSF.org) - Revised 8/21/05

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