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  • 1. CA Native Plants for Western L.A. County – Plants that Attract Large Pollinator Moths I Scientific Name Common Name Trees and Tree-like Large Shrubs * Alnus rhombifolia X * Arctostaphylos glauca ** Arctostaphylos manzanita ‘Dr Hurd’ X Ceanothus arboreus ** Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ Cercocarpus montanus X var. blancheae/ C. alnifolius/ C. betuloides var. blancheae White Alder Big-berry Manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’ Manzanita Catalina Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ Ceanothus Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany X Malosma laurina Laurel Sumac X Salix exigua Narrow-leaf Willow Salix gooddingii Goodding’s Black Willow X Salix lasiolepis Arroyo Willow X Salix laevigata Red Willow Size 50-75 ft tall 20-40 ft w. 7-10 ft tall & wide Flower/ season Water Zone+ Availability Notes FS/PS Any incl. clay 2-3 to 3 3, 6, 8, 13, 14 Manzanita Silk Moth larval White/ Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 1, 3, 8, 12-14 20, 24 Manzanita Silk Moth larval To 15 ft t 10 ft wide Pink/W-Sp FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval <20 ft. t 8-10 ft w Blue/Sp 1, 3, 7, 9, 14, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval To 20 ft t 10-15 w Lt. blue/Sp FS Any 1, 6, 9, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 6-12 ft tall 4 ft. wide Yellowwhite/Sp FS Welldrained 1, 7, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval White/Sp FS any Yellow/Sp FS/PS any Yellow/Sp FS any FS/PS any FS any FS any 2-3 to 3 1, 7, 13, 14 FS Any welldrained 1-2 to 2 3, 6, 8 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 3, 13, 16 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 20 1, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval <18 ft tall and wide 6-15 ft 12-15 ft.w. To 100 ft T 8-35 ft to 35 ft w. 10-30 ft to 45 ft w. Yellow/W-Sp Yellow/Sp Pacific (Shining) 20-40 ft T Yellow/Sp Willow Large Shrubs (> 6 ft tall; including those for screens and hedges) ** Ceanothus cyanus Sierra Blue To 15 ft t. Dk blue /Sp & wide ‘Sierra Blue’ Ceanothus * Ceanothus 3-6+ ft t White/Sp X Deerbrush integerrimus * Ceanothus Chaparral 8-12 ft t Lt. blueX 10 ft wide white/Sp leucodermis Whitethorn Big-pod Ceanothus Soil Green/Sp Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra X Ceanothus megacarpus Light** To 12 ft tall Whitelavender/ Sp FS/PS FS/PS FS FS/PS Any welldrained Any Sandy/ rocky Any welldrained 1 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 1 to 1-2 1-2; winter flooding 1-2; winter flooding 1-2; winter flooding 1-2; winter flooding 1 to 2 1 to 1-2 1 1, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 1, 2, 3, 14 2 1, 2 1, 2, 3, 12, 14 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1
  • 2. I Scientific Name ** Ceanothus ‘Concha’ Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus X C. impressus Ceanothus impressus x papillosus ‘Dark Star’ ** Ceanothus X thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’ ** Ceanothus X thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry' * Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus ** Ceanothus arboreus x thrysiflorus ‘Frosty Blue’ * Ceanothus verrucosus ** Ceanothus ‘Blue Window’ ** Ceanothus ‘Tassajara Blue’ Ribes aureum var. X gracillimum X Salix exigua Common Name Size Flower/ season ‘Concha’ Ceanothus 4-6 ft. tall & wide Dark Blue/ Sp ‘Dark Star’ Ceanothus ‘Skylark’ Ceanothus 6-8 ft high 5-8 ft wide Dk blue/ WSp 3-6 ft t Lt blue/Sp FS/PS Any incl clay ‘Snowflurry’ Ceanothus 6-10 ft t 10 ft w White/Sp FS/PS Wooly-leaf Ceanothus 6-12 ft t 4-8 ft w Blues/Sp ‘Frosty Blue’ Ceanothus 6-10 ft t 8 ft wide Med blue/ W-Sp White Coast (Wartstemmed) Ceanothus ‘Blue Window’ Ceanothus ‘Tassajara’ Ceanothus 5-8 ft tall 4-6 ft wide White/ FS 10-15 ft t 8-10 ft w Med Blue/ FS To 8 ft t 5-8 ft w Lt. blue/ Sp Golden Currant To 10 ft Yellow/ W-Sp Narrow-leaf Willow 6-15 ft 12-15 ft.w. Smaller Shrubs ( < 6 ft. tall) ; includes woody sub-shrubs Epilobium canum 1-3 ft X (Zauschneria CA Fuschia californica) Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum Water Zone+ Light** Soil FS/PS Most 1-2 to 2 FS Any 1-2 Availability Notes 3, 6, 8, 9, 14, 24, Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1, 3, 9, 13, 14, 24 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 2 1, 3, 6, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Any welldrained 2 1, 3, 6, 9, 13, 14 Manzanita Silk Moth larval FS Sandy or rocky 1-2 1, 13, 14 Manzanita Silk Moth larval FS/PS Welldrained, sandy 2 1, 3, 6, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 3, 6, 14, 20 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 1, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 to 2 1, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval FS/PS Sandy best Welldrained FS/PS/ FSH Any 1-2 to 2-3 7, 12, 14 Yellow/Sp FS/PS any 1-2; winter flooding 1, 2, 3, 14 Orange/F FS/PS any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 Wand Buckwheat 3-6 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Su-F FS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 12 X Eriogonum fasciculatum California Buckwheat 1-3 ft tall 3-6 ft wide Pink/Sp-F FS/PS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 Eriogonum giganteum X vars. formosum, giganteum St. Catherine’s Lace 3-6 ft Pink-white/ Su FS/PS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 19 X Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar 2
  • 3. Common Name Size Flower/ season X Eriogonum parvifolium Coastal Buckwheat 2-4 ft Pink-creme/ Su + Eriogonum gracile var. gracile Slender Buckwheat 1-3 ft tall Pink/Su-F Ribes californicum var. hesperium Hillside Gooseberry To 3 ft Red-white/ W-Sp PS/FSH X Ribes indecorum White Currant To 6 ft White/W-Sp FS/PS X Ribes malvaceum Chaparral Currant 5-8 ft Pink/W-Sp FS/PS Fuschia-flowered Gooseberry Red-flowering Currant 3-6+ ft tall and wide dark pink/ W-Sp FS/PS/FSH 4-10 ft Pink/Sp PS/FSH X Salvia apiana White Sage 3-5 ft White/ Sp-Su X * Salvia brandegeei Santa Rosa Island Sage To 3-4 ft; often sprawling Pale lavender/ Sp-Su X * Salvia clevelandii Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 2-5 ft Purple/lav. Sp-Su ‘Vicki Romo’ Sage 3-4 ft tall & wide Lavender/Sp ** Salvia clevelandii X X S. leucophylla ‘Allen Chickering’ Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 2-4 ft tall & wide Light blue/ Sp-Su X Salvia leucophylla Purple Sage 3- 5 ft Lavender/Sp X Salvia mellifera Black Sage 3-5 ft X * Salvia munzii San Diego Sage 2-3 ft tall 3-4 ft w I X Scientific Name X Ribes speciosum X * Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum ** Salvia apiana X S. clevelandii ‘Vicki Romo’ Light** FS/PS/ FSH FS Soil Any welldrained any Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Water Zone+ 1 to 1-2 Availability 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 1-2 10, 16 (?var) 1-2 to 2-3 10, 12, 13 (var. californicum) 1-2 to 2 1, 3, 12, 14 1-2 3, 13, 14, 19 2-3; 3 in sun 1, 3, 10, 1214, 19 Welldrained 2-3 3, 5, 13, 14, 19 FS Welldrained 1 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 FS Welldrained 1 1, 6, 8, 14, 19 FS/PS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 FS Most 1-2 to 2 6, 8 FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 13, 14 FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16,18, 19 Light purple/Sp FS Welldrained 1-2 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 Blue/Su FS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17 Notes White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar 3
  • 4. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus Common Snowberry 3-5 ft, spreading White/Sp X Symphoricarpos mollis Snowberry 2-4 ft tall & wide Pink/W-Sp PS/FSH any 2-3 to 3 I X Light** PS Soil Clays, loams Water Zone+ 2-3 Availability 7, 9, 13, 19 13, 14 Perennial Vines Notes Snowberry Clearwing – nectar, larval Snowberry Clearwing – nectar, larval Snowberry Clearwing – nectar, larval Snowberry Clearwing – nectar, larval Snowberry Clearwing – nectar, larval Snowberry Clearwing – nectar, larval Snowberry Clearwing – nectar, larval Orange Honeysuckle 15-20 ft Orange/ SpSu PS/FSH Any 2-3 Western Honeysuckle 5-18 ft Pink/Sp-Su PS/FSH clay 1-2 to 2-3 X * Lonicera interrupta Chaparral Honeysuckle 8-20+ ft Yellow/ Sp-Su FS/PSH Any 2 to 2-3 X * Lonicera involucrata Twinberry 3-5 ft Yellow/Su PS/FSH any 1-2 to 2-3 3-8 ft Cream/ Sp-Su PS/PS/ FSH any 1 to 1-2 1-3 ft tall 3-6 ft wide Pink/Sp PS best Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-3 ft tall 6-20 ft wide Pink/W-Sp PS best Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 16 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Bert Johnson Manzanita < 1 ft tall 6 ft wide Pink/W-Sp FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Big Sur Manzanita < 4 ft tall 4-6 ft wide White/W-Sp FS/PS Any; sandy ok 1-2 to 2-3 19, Manzanita Silk Moth larval Carmel Sur Manzanita 1 ft tall to 20 ft w Pink/Sp FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 3, 6, 13, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Danville Manzanita 1-2 ft tall 4-6 ft wide Pink/W FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 6, Manzanita Silk Moth larval Pink/W FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 8, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval X * Lonicera ciliosa X Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans Lonicera subspicata Santa Barbara & X var. denudate & Southern subspicata Honeysuckles Perennial Groundcover Plants Little Sur * Arctostaphylos Manzanita edmundsii ‘Parvifolia’ * Arctostaphylos Little Sur edmundsii (incl. ‘Parvifolia’ Manzanita & ‘Little Sur’) ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Bert Johnson’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Big Sur’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Danville’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Sandsprite’ Sandsprite Manzanita 2, 8 1, 5, 13, 14, 19 2 3, 7, 13, 19 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14 4
  • 5. I Scientific Name * Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. adamsii * Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. crassiflia ** Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Monterey Carpet’ Common Name Size Flower/ season Laguna Manzanita 3-5 ft tall & wide Pink/Sp PS best Welldrained Del Mar Manzanita 2-8 ft tall & wide Pink/Sp PS best Monterey Carpet Manzanita 1 ft high 5+ ft wide White/Sp Light** Notes 1-2 3, 8, 14 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Most soils 1-2 14 Manzanita Silk Moth larval PS Sandy best 1-2 1, 3, 6, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval White/ Sp FS/PS sandy 1 to 1-2 8 Pink/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 2-3 1, 1 ft tall 6-8 ft wide White/Sp FS/PS sandy <1 ft tall to 10 ft Pink/Sp PS Welldrained 2-3 <1 ft tall 8-10 ft w Pink/W-Sp PS Welldrained FS/PS * Arctostaphylos pumila Dune Manzanita * Arctostaphylos uvaursi ** Arctostaphylos uvaursi ‘Pacific Mist’ ** Arctostaphylos uvaursi ‘Point Reyes’ ** Arctostaphylos uvaursi ‘Radiant’ ** Arctostaphylos ’Emerald Carpet’ ** Arctostaphylos ‘Wood’s Compact’ Bearberry; Kinnickinnick Pacific Mist Manzanita Point Reyes Manzanita Emerald Carpet Manzanita Wood’s Compact Manzanita < 1 ft tall 3-6 ft wide White/W-Sp < 1 ft tall to 6 ft w. Pink/Sp PS ** Arctostaphylos ‘John Dourley’ John Dourly Manzanita 2-3 ft tall to 8 ft wide Pink/Sp FS/PS Any * * Ceanothus “Joyce Coulter’ ** Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ Joyce Coulter Ceanothus Dark Star Ceanothus Centennial Ceanothus 2-3 ft tall 10 ft wide Blue/W-Sp PS Any To 6+ ft To 6 ft Dk. Blue/ W-Sp FS Welldrained 1 ft tall 4-10 ft w Dk Blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS * Ceanothus gloriosus Point Reyes Ceanothus 1-2 ft tall to 8 ft wide Lt. blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS ** Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Anchor Bay’ ** Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Heart’s Desire’ Anchor Bay Ceanothus Heart’s Desire Ceanothus < 1 ft tall to 8 ft wide Dk blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS any 1-3 ft tall 4-6 ft wide Dk blue/ FS (coast) / PS Any * * Ceanothus ‘Centennial’ Radiant Manzanita Water Zone+ Availability 2-4 ft tall 3-6 ft wide 1 ft tall spreading Soil Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1, 3, 6, 8, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1, 3, 8, 13, 16, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 to 2-3 1, 8, 13, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Rich, sl. acid 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Needs rich soil 1-2 to 2-3 1, 8, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 16, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval - to +/- 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 3, 7, 9, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 2-3 3 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 to 2-3 8, 9, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 to 2-3 8 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Welldrained Welldrained; sandy 1-2 to 2-3 5
  • 6. I X Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** * Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ** Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’ ** Ceanothus griseus 'Kurt Zadnik' Carmel Creeper Ceanothus Yankee Point Ceanothus Kurt Zadnick Ceanothus Hearst’s Ceanothus Maritime (Bluff) Ceanothus Frosty Dawn Ceanothus Point Sierra Ceaonothus 1-3 ft tall 5-15 ft w Lt. blue/ FS/PS Any incl. clays To 4-5 ft To 10 ft Med. Blue/ FS (coast) / PS Any incl. clays 3-4 ft 8-10 ft Dk purple/ FS Any 1 ft tall 6-8 ft wide Blue/W-Sp PS 1-3 ft tall 3-8 ft wide Whitelavender/ 1-2 ft tall 4 ft wide * Ceanothus hearstiorum * Ceanothus maritimus ** Ceanothus maritimus ‘Frosty Dawn’ ** Ceanothus maritimus ‘Point Sierra’ ** Ceanothus maritimus ‘Popcorn’ * Ceanothus thyrsiflorus X var. repens ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ‘Ken Taylor’ ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ‘Louis Edmunds’ ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’ ** Ceanothus ‘Wheeler Canyon’ Epilobium canum X (Zauschneria californica) & cultivars Popcorn Ceanothus Creeping Blueblossom Ken Taylor Ceanothus Louis Edmunds Ceanothus Skylark Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon Ceanothus 1-3 ft tall 4-6 ft wide 2-3 ft tall 6 ft wide 1-3 ft tall 6-10 ft Notes 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval 1-2 to 2 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Any incl clays 1 to 1-2 3, 7, 8, 16, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval FS (coast) / PS Any incl clays 1-2 3, 6, 8, Manzanita Silk Moth larval Dk. blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS Any 1 to 1-2 8, 19 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Med. Blue/W-Sp FS/PS Any 1 to 1-2 3, 8, 19 1-2 1, 8, 13 Blue/W-Sp 1 ft tall Dk Blue/ W-Sp 1-2 ft tall 6-10 ft w Med. Blue/ 4-5 ft tall 4-7 ft wide 4-6 ft tall to 8 ft wide Water Zone+ Availability White/W-Sp FS (coast) / PS FS FS/PS FS (coast) / PS Med Blue/Sp FS/PS Dk Blue/Sp FS/PS FS/PS CA Fuschia 1-3 ft 3-5 ft wide Orange/F Soil Welldrained Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 Sandy best 1-2 to 2-3 Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 3, 8, 9 1-2 to 2-3 6, 8, 13, 19 1-2 to 2-3 6, 8, 9, 11, 19 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 Any, incl. clays Welldrained Any Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval X ** Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ Coyote Mint 1-2 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Spr-Su PS Welldrained 1-2 X * Salvia clevelandii ‘Compacta’ Compact Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 3 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Spr-Su FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 ? ** Salvia ‘Gracias’ ‘Gracias’ Sage < 1 ft 6 ft wide Lavender/ Spr-Su FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 6, 8, 13 Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval Manzanita Silk Moth larval White-lined Sphynx Moth larva Snowberry Clearwing nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar 6
  • 7. Soil Water Zone+ Availability Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season ** Salvia ‘Bees Bliss’ FS/PS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 no overhead 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 19 Pink-violet/ Spr-Su FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 13, 19 2 ft tall 6-8 ft wide Light purple/Spr FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13, 16 ‘Bee’s Bliss’ Sage 1-2 ft tall 6-8 ft wide Lavender/ Spr Point Sal Sage 2-3 ft tall 8-10 ft w ** Salvia mellifera ‘Tera Seca’ Tera Seca (Prostrate Black) Sage ** Salvia mellifera ‘Green Carpet’ Green Carpet Sage 1-2 ft tall 8 ft wide Light blue/ Spr-Su FS Welldrained 1-2 1, 13, 19 ** Salvia munzii ‘Emerald Cascade’ Emerald Cascade Sage 2-3 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Light blue/ FS Welldrained 1-2 1, 8, 11, 13 X Asclepias eriocarpa Indian Milkweed 2-3 ft Pink/Su FS/PS Sandy 1-2 13 X Asclepias fascicularis Narrow-leaf Milkweed 2-3 ft Creampink/Su FS/PS Sandy 1-2 1, 3, 10, 14 X Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed 2-3 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Pink/Su FS/PS Any Sacred Datura 2-5 ft tall & wide White/Sp-Su I Salvia leucophylla X ‘Point Sal’ & ‘Point Sal Spreader’ X Light** Herbaceous Perennials Datura wrightii FS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1 to 2 2, 8, 19 1, 8, 12, 13, 20 Notes White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar Snowberry Clearwing nectar Snowberry Clearwing nectar Snowberry Clearwing nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar; very poisonous X Eriogonum elongatum var elongatum Wand Buckwheat 3-5 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Su-F * Eriogonum saxatile Rock Buckwheat 1 ft tall & wide Red-yellow/ Su FS/PS gravelly 1-2 1, 13 * Eriogonum umbellatum Sulfur-flowered Buckwheat 1 ft tall 3 ft wide Yellow/ FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 1, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 * Mirabilis bigelovii Desert Four O’Clock 1-2 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Pink/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2 FS Any, incl clay, Alk. 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 12 8, 14, 16 White-lined Sphynx Moth larva White-lined Sphynx Moth larva White-lined Sphynx Moth larva White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar 7
  • 8. I Scientific Name * Mirabilis multiflora X vars glandulosa and pubescens Common Name Size Flower/ season Large Four O’Clock 1-2 ft tall 3-4 ft wide Magenta/Su Light** Soil Water Zone+ PS Rocky, welldrained 1-2 Availability 1, 5, 13, 16 X Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia Wishbone Plant; CA Four O’Clock 1-3 ft tall & wide Pink/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1 X * Monardella macrantha Red Monardella 1-2 ft tall & wide Red/Su-F PS best Any; no alkali 2-3 1, 6, 8, 13, 14, 19 X * Monardella villosa (ssp. subserrata) Coyote Mint 1 ft Pink/Sp-Su PS See note 1-2 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 X * Oenothera californica CA Evening Primrose < 1 ft tall 3-8 ft wide White/Sp FS/PS (best) Sandy/ rocky 2 to 2-3 10, 13, 16 X * Oenothera cespitosa White (Tufted) Evening Primrose < 1 ft tall 1-2 ft wide White/Sp FS Welldrained 1 to 2-3 ? Herbaceous Annuals & Biennials (also short-lived perennials usually grown as annuals) – 1, 10, 13, 14, 16 Notes White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar Snowberry Clearwing nectar Snowberry Clearwing nectar White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar, larva White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar, larva no water after flowering Many native wildflowers serve as nectar and/or larval food sources for Hawk Moths (including White-lined Sphynx Moth) Cirsium occidentale var. X californicum & occidentale Cacti and Succulents X * Hesperoyucca (Yucca) whipplei Cobwebby Thistle Our Lord’s Candle/ Chaparral Yucca 4-6 ft tall 1-2 ft w. 1-3 ft (flower to 10 ft Pink/Sp-Su FS Welldrained 1-2 Cream/Sp FS Welldrained 1 13, 19, 21 Snowberry Clearwing nectar 1, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 Yucca moth larval 1/18/2011 I : X = Gardening Information Sheet :(http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot.com/p/gallery-of-native-plants.html) or at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center * may not be immediately local, but is a CA native plant ++ + ** horticultural cultivar light: FS=full sun; PS=part shade; FSH=full shade Water Zones: 1 = no summer water; 1-2 = very occasional summer water (several times per summer); 2 = let soil dry out between waterings; 2-3 some regular summer water (about once a week); 3 = regular watering/moist soil (like a conventional lawn) Availability: numbers correspond to the Plant and Seed Sources List at: http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot.com/p/where-to-purchase-native-plants.html 8
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