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CA Native Plants for Western L.A. County – Best Butterfly (Adult) Nectar Sources
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List of CA native plants suitable for butterfly gardens. These plants are good sources of nectar and are appropriate for southern California gardens.

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  1. 1. CA Native Plants for Western L.A. County – Best Butterfly (Adult) Nectar Sources I Scientific Name Common Name Trees and Tree-like Large Shrubs Size Flower/ season CA Buckeye 12-30+ ft tall & w X Baccharis salicifolia Mule Fat To 10 ft X Ceanothus arboreus Catalina Ceanothus <20 ft. t 8-10 ft w Blue/Sp ‘Ray Hartman’ Ceanothus To 20 ft t 10-15 w Lt. blue/Sp Western Redbud 6-20 ft tall 10-15 ft w Magenta/ Sp Desert Willow 5-25 ft tall and wide Toyon 6-10 ft + 4-6 ft w Aesculus californica ** Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ X * Cercis occidentalis X * Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata X Heteromeles arbutifolia White/ Sp-Su Pink-white/ all year FS/PS Any welldrained FS/PS Any FS/PS Any welldrained Water Zone+ 1 1-2 to 2-3 1 Availability Notes 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 14 1, 2 1, 3, 7, 9, 14, 19 1-2 to 2-3 FS/PS Any incl clay 1-2 to 2-3 Pink/ Sp-F FS/PS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 White/Su FS/PS/FSH Any welldrained 1-2 FS/PS Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 FS/PS Any 2 to 2-3 PS any 1-2 1-2 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 FS Coyote Bush To 8 ft Cream/F FS/PS any ** Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’ Pigeon Point Coyote Bush 6-12 ft T to 10 ft W Buff-White/ Su-F FS/PS any ** Ceanothus cyanus ‘Sierra Blue’ * Ceanothus integerrimus * Ceanothus leucodermis Sierra Blue Ceanothus To 15 ft t. & wide Dk blue /Sp FS Deerbrush 3-6+ ft t White/Sp FS/PS Chaparral Whitethorn 8-12 ft t 10 ft wide Lt. bluewhite/Sp FS Any welldrained Any Sandy/ rocky 1 to 1-2 Winter flooding 1-2 to 2 1 to 2 1 to 1-2 1, 6, 9, 13 Spreading; evergreen; good for garden Fall color (red, orange); edible fruit, flowers Showy flowers; winter decid. 1, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 Creambush; Ocean 10-20 ft White/Su-Fa tall Spray * Prunus virginiana var. Western 6-25 ft tall Cream/Sp 6-15 ft w demissa Chokecherry Holly-leaf and Prunus ilicifolia ssp. < 50 ft White/Su X Catalina Island ilicifolia & lyonii Cherries Large Shrubs (> 6 ft tall; including those for screens and hedges) X Soil Any X * Holodiscus discolor X Baccharis pilularis Light** 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 1, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 Berries toxic in lg. amounts 1, 5, 13, 14 Fragrant at a distance 6, 13 fruits for jelly, bird habitat 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20 3, 6, 8 Fast; easy; showy 3, 13, 16 Drought decid; glossy leaves 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 20 Very showy; open growth 1
  2. 2. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Ceanothus megacarpus Big-pod Ceanothus To 12 ft tall Whitelavender/ Sp ‘Concha’ Ceanothus 4-6 ft. tall & wide Dark Blue/ Sp FS/PS ‘Skylark’ Ceanothus 3-6 ft t Lt blue/Sp FS/PS Any incl clay 2 1, 3, 6, 13 ‘Snowflurry’ Ceanothus 6-10 ft t 10 ft w White/Sp FS/PS Any welldrained 2 1, 3, 6, 9, 13, 14 Wooly-leaf Ceanothus 6-12 ft t 4-8 ft w Blues/Sp FS Sandy or rocky 1-2 ** Ceanothus arboreus x thrysiflorus ‘Frosty Blue’ ‘Frosty Blue’ Ceanothus 6-10 ft t 8 ft wide Med blue/ W-Sp FS/PS Welldrained, sandy 2 * Ceanothus verrucosus White Coast (Wartstemmed) Ceanothus 5-8 ft tall 4-6 ft wide White/ FS ** Ceanothus ‘Blue Window’ ‘Blue Window’ Ceanothus 10-15 ft t 8-10 ft w Med Blue/ FS ** Ceanothus ‘Tassajara Blue’ * Cephalanthus occidentalis I ‘Tassajara’ Ceanothus To 8 ft t 5-8 ft w Lt. blue/ Sp FS/PS Buttonbush 5-12 ft tall 4-8 ft wide Cream/Sp FS/PS ** Ceanothus ‘Concha’ Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus X C. impressus ** Ceanothus X thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’ ** Ceanothus X thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry' * Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus Light** FS/PS Soil Any welldrained Most 1 1-2 to 2 Availability Notes 1, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 3, 6, 8, 9, 14, 24, 1, 13, 14 1, 3, 6, 13 Alkali & garden tolerant Dense; shrubby; fast Upright; evergreen; heavy bloomer Dense; evergreen; prune or hedge 1-2 3, 6, 14, 20 Dense foliage 1-2 1, 13 Dense; evergreen Welldrained 1-2 to 2 1, 13 Can be hedged Any 2-3 to 3 11, 13 Sandy best X Cleome isomeris (Isomeris arborea) Bladderpod 2-6+ ft Yellow/ Sp + FS Welldrained X * Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium Oregon Grape < 6 ft Yellow/Sp PS any X Mahonia (Berberis) nevinii Nevin’s Barberry 3-8+ ft tall 6-12 ft w Yellow/Sp FS/PS Welldrained Malacothamnus fasciculatus Chaparral Mallow To 12 ft t 4-6 ft wide Pink/ Sp-Su FS/PS any California Coffeeberry 6-12 ft t & wide; short cultivars Buff/Sp FS/PS Any X * Rhamnus californica Water Zone+ 1 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 16 2-3 to 3 Good for pondside Unusual scent; attractive branch 1, 7, 9, 13, 14 1, 7, 13, 14 Edible berries; good bird habitat 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 5, 10, 13, 19 ‘Casitas’ good for gardens 1-2 to 2-3 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 'Eve Case', 'Mound San Bruno' smaller 1-2 2
  3. 3. I Scientific Name X Rhus integrifolia X Ribes aureum var. gracillimum Common Name Size Flower/ season Lemonadeberry 2-10 ft 3-20 ft w. Pink/Sp FS/PS any 1-2 Golden Currant To 10 ft Yellow/ W-Sp FS/PS/ FSH Any 1-2 to 2-3 Smaller Shrubs ( < 6 ft. tall) ; includes woody sub-shrubs X * Abutilon palmeri * Amorpha fruticosa X Baccharis emoryi Indian Mallow 2-6 ft tall & wide False Indigo 6-12 ft 4-10 ft w. Yellow to Or/Sp-Su Purplebrown/ Sp-Su Light** Soil Availability Notes 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Edible fruits 7, 12, 14 Any welldrained; Birds eat berries FS Welldrained 1-2 1, 8, 13, 14 FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 6, 13, 14 Emory Baccharis 6-12 ft T to 10 ft W Buff-Wht/ Su-F FS/PS any X ** Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point Dwarf’ Dwarf Pigeon Point Coyote Bush 6-12 ft T to 10 ft W Buff-Wht/ Su-F FS/PS any X * Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium Oregon Grape < 6 ft Yellow/Sp PS any Giant Coreopsis 3-5+ ft Yellow/Sp FS/PS x Coreopsis gigantea Water Zone+ Lance’ 1 to 1-2 Winter flooding 1 to 1-2 Winter flooding 1, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16 2-3 to 3 1, 7, 9, 13, 14 Fertile, welldrained 1-2 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16, Unusual 1 to 1-2 1, 10, 16, 20 (?var) Unusual flowers, seedpods; silvery foliage Croton californicus var. californicus California Croton 1-5 ft tall 2-5 ft w Cream/Sp-F FS/PS Welldrained X Diplacus aurantiacus ssp. aurantiacus Bush Monkeyflower 2-3 ft Orange/ W-Sp FS/PS Sandy X Encelia californica CA Bush Sunflower 2-5 ft Yellow/ W-Sp FS/PS Any welldrained Epilobium canum X (Zauschneria californica) CA Fuschia 1-3 ft Orange/F FS/PS any X Ericameria ericoides Mock Heather 1-4 ft tall & wide Yellow/ Su-F FS Any; sandy best X * Ericameria nauseosa Rabbitbush Yellow/Su-F FS any 1-2 to 2-3 7, 10, 13, 16 X Eriodictyon crassifolium Feltleaf Yerba Santa FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2 1, 10-14, 16, 20, 24 Lilac/Sp Salt tolerant 1, 3, 6, 13 X 2-5 ft tall & wide 4-8 ft tall 5-10 ft w Can be weedy; cultivar: ‘Dark 1-2 1 to 1-2 1-2 to 2-3 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 Good winter color 1, 3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 Tolerates winter flooding 1, 6, 10, 16 Good for seaside Butterflies & other insects Lovely leaf color, texture 3
  4. 4. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season * Eriodictyon trichocalyx Southern Yerba Santa 4-6 ft Lilac/Su X Eriogonum cinereum Ashy-leaf Buckwheat 2-5 ft X * Eriogonum crocatum Conejo Buckwheat I X X Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum Wand Buckwheat 1 ft 1-3 3-6 1-2 tall ft wide ft tall ft wide Pink-wht/ Sp-F Yellow/SpSu Light** FS FS/PS FS/PS Soil Lightsandy best Any welldrained Water Zone+ 1 to 1-2 1 to 2-3 any 1 to 1-2 Availability Notes 10, 16 Aromatic leaves 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 1, 3, 8, 12, 14, 19 Pink/Su-F FS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 Gray foliage 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 'Dana Point' tight, compact; ‘Bruce Dickinson’ - prostrate 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 Don’t plant near native buckwheats X Eriogonum parvifolium Coastal Buckwheat 2-4 ft Pink-creme/ Su + FS/PS/ FSH 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 Grindelia camporum var. bracteosa Bracted Gumplant 2-4 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Yellow/Su Fs 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 6, 12, 16 Sawtooth Goldenbush 1-3 ft Yellow/Su-F FS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 2 Coast Goldenbush 1-3 ft tall and wide Yellow/ Su-F FS Any X X Hazardia squarrosa X Isocoma menziesii var. menziesii X * Justicia californica Chuparosa X * Keckiella antirhinnoides Yellow Bush Penstemon 4-6 ft tall to 12 ft w 3-8 ft tall 3-6 ft wide Red/Sp-F FS/PS Yellow/ Sp-Su FS/PS Any welldrained Welldrained Sandy best Welldrained 1-2 1, 14 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 22, 24 1 to 1-2 Tolerates seaside conditions 1, 7, 8, 14 1-2 to 2 Tolerates salty, alkali soils 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 X Lotus scoparius var. scoparius Deer Vetch/ Deer Broom 3-5 ft Yellow-red/ Sp-Su X Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons Silver Bush Lupine 3-4 ft tall & wide Purple/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19 ? var To 5 ft tall & wide Purple/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 3, 10, 12, 13, 16 2-4 ft tall to 8 ft wide Light pink/ Sp FS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 13 2-3 ft tall 3-5 ft wide Yellow/Sp FS coast PS Fragrant flowers X Lupinus longifolius X Malacothamnus clementinus * Perityle incana Long-leaf Bush Lupine San Clemente Is. Bush Mallow Guadalupe Island Rock Daisy FS Any welldrained Welldrained 1-2 1, 7, 13, 14, 19 Evergreen with silvery foliage 4
  5. 5. Common Name Size Flower/ season Basket Bush; Sour Berry; Skunkbrush 2-6 ft Yellowgreen/Sp 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 X Rosa californica California Wild Rose 3-4 ft tall 3-10 ft w Pink/ Sp-Su X Salvia apiana White Sage 3-5 ft X * Salvia brandegeei Santa Rosa Island Sage To 3-4 ft; often sprawling X * Salvia clevelandii Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 2-5 ft ‘Vicki Romo’ Sage I Scientific Name X Rhus trilobata Ribes californicum var. hesperium X Ribes speciosum X * Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum PS PS/FSH FS/PS/FSH Soil any Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained any Water Zone+ 1-2 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2 Availability 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 10, 12, 13 (var. californicum) Notes Birds eat berries 1, 3, 12, 14 Birds eat berries 1-2 3, 13, 14, 19 Birds eat berries 2-3; 3 in sun 1, 3, 10, 1214, 19 2-3 3, 5, 13, 14, 19 1-2; 3 (sun) 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 Tolerates seasonal flooding FS Welldrained 1 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 FS Welldrained 1 1, 6, 8, 14, 19 Purple/lav. Sp-Su FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 3-4 ft tall & wide Lavender/Sp FS Most 1-2 to 2 6, 8 Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 2-4 ft tall & wide Light blue/ Sp-Su FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 13, 14 Silvery foliage; prune back by 1/3 in fall ‘Pozo Blue’ Sage 3-4 ft tall 4-5 ft wide Bright blue/ Sp-Su FS/PS Many 1-2 to 2 1, 3, 6, 13 Excellent butterfly plant X Salvia leucophylla Purple Sage 3- 5 ft Lavender/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 X Salvia mellifera Black Sage 3-5 ft Light purple/Sp FS Welldrained 1-2 San Diego Sage 2-3 ft tall 3-4 ft w FS Welldrained ** Salvia apiana X S. clevelandii ‘Vicki Romo’ ** Salvia clevelandii X X S. leucophylla ‘Allen Chickering’ ** Salvia clevelandii X S. leucophylla ‘Pozo Blue’ * Salvia munzii White/ Sp-Su Pale lavender/ Sp-Su Light** Blue/Su 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16,18, 19 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17 Dark-green foliage Cultivars: ‘Betsy Clebsch’, ‘Compacta’, ‘Winifred Gilman’, Silver-white foliage; fragrant Nice scent Fragrant like Black Sage; ‘Baja Blue’, ‘Emerald Cascade’ 5
  6. 6. I X Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii Butterweed 2-3 ft Yellow/ Su-F FS any 1 Globe Mallow/ Desert Mallow Common Snowberry 2-3 ft tall & wide Orange/ Sp-Su FS Most 1-2 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 Reseeds; silvery to white foliage White/Sp PS Clays, loams 2-3 7, 9, 13, 19 Fruit may be toxic to humans 13, 14 mulch * Sphaeralcea ambigua Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus X Symphoricarpos mollis Snowberry X Trichostema lanatum Wooly Bluecurls X * Verbena lilacina Cedros Island Verbena 3-5 ft, spreading 2-4 ft tall & wide Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes 13, 14 Pink/W-Sp PS/FSH any 2-4 ft Purple/ W-Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 difficult 2-4 ft tall 3-5 ft wide Lilac/Sp-F FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14 Lovely yearround; showy flowers 2-3 to 3 Perennial Vines X * Clematis lasiantha Chaparral Clematis 8-20 ft vine White/SpSu; sep. m/f plants FS (top) PS (roots) any 1-2 to 2 1, 6, 8, 13 X Clematis ligusticifolia Virgin’s Bower To 15 ft White/Su PS/FSH Any 2-3 to 3 3, 5, 13, 14, 19 X Keckiella cordifolia Climbing Penstemon 3-4 ft Red-Or/ Sp-Su PS/PS/ FSH any 1-2 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14 X Lathyrus vestitus Wild Sweetpea; Canyon Pea 3-9 ft Purplewhite/ Sp PS/FSH any 1-2 1, 8, 13 X * Lonicera ciliosa Orange Honeysuckle 15-20 ft Orange/ SpSu PS/FSH Any 2-3 2, 8 Western Honeysuckle 5-18 ft Pink/Sp-Su PS/FSH clay 2-3 1, 5, 13, 14, 19 3-5 ft Yellow/Su PS/FSH any 1-2 to 2-3 3, 7, 13, 19 3-8 ft Cream/ Sp-Su PS/PS/ FSH any 1 to 1-2 Winter decid.; tolerates flooding Great for butterflies, other insects X Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans X * Lonicera involucrata Lonicera subspicata X var. denudate & subspicata Twinberry Santa Barbara & Southern Honeysuckles Good under trees; drought deciduous Not for hot gardens Tolerates seasonal flooding 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14 Edible fruit 10, 13, 16 Adjacent to beach only Perennial Groundcover Plants X Abronia maritima Red Sand Verbena to 6 ft Magenta/ Su-F FS Sand 1-2 to 2 6
  7. 7. Common Name Size Flower/ season Yarrow 1-2 ft White/Sp-Su FS/PS Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis < 3 ft White/Su-F FS/PS ** Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’ Pigeon Point Dwarf Coyote Bush 2 ft tall 6-8 ft wide White-gold/ Sp-Su FS/PS Any incl. clays 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 16 ** Baccharis pilularis ‘Twin Peaks 2’ Twin Peaks Dwarf Coyote Bush 1-3 ft tall to 10 ft w White/F FS/PS Any incl. clays 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 13 ** Baccharis ‘Centennial’ Centennial Baccharis 2-3 ft tall 5-6 ft wide White/F Female seeds FS Any 1-2 to 2-3 3, 8, ** Baccharis ‘Starn’ Starn Baccharis 2-3 ft tall 5-6 ft wide Yellow/F male FS Any 1-2 to 2-3 8 * Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium var. repens ** Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium ‘Compacta’ Creeping Oregon Grape ‘Compacta’ Oregon Grape 1 ft tall < 6 ft wide Yellow/Sp PS/FSH Any; acidic 1-2 to 3 1, 7, 9, 13, 14 2-4 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Yellow/Sp PS/FSH Any; acidic 1-2 to 2-3 1, 13 * * Ceanothus “Joyce Coulter’ Joyce Coulter Ceanothus 2-3 ft tall 10 ft wide Blue/W-Sp PS Any ** Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ I Dark Star Ceanothus Centennial Ceanothus 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 Point Reyes Ceanothus 1-2 ft tall to 8 ft wide Lt. blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS Anchor Bay Ceanothus Heart’s Desire Ceanothus Carmel Creeper Ceanothus Yankee Point 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 1-3 ft tall 5-15 ft w Lt. blue/ To 4-5 ft To 10 ft Med. Blue/ Scientific Name X Achillea millefolia * * Ceanothus ‘Centennial’ * Ceanothus gloriosus ** Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Anchor Bay’ ** Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Heart’s Desire’ * Ceanothus griseus X horizontalis ** Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’ Light** Soil Welldrained Any incl. clays Welldrained Welldrained; sandy Water Zone+ Availability Notes 1-2 to 2-3 most Alkali soils fine 2-3 1, 13 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 13 - to +/- 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 19 Light green leaves; good for coastal region Small dark leaves; can shear to size Baccharis pilularis X B. sarathroides hybrid Baccharis pilularis X B. sarathroides hybrid Good habitat; edible berries Good habitat; edible berries C. impressus X papillosus; mounding C. impressus X papillosus 1-2 3, 7, 9, 19 C. griseus X C. foliosus; sm leaf 2-3 3 Dense foliage; holly-like 1-2 to 2-3 8, 9, 19 Dense, compact Any 1-2 to 2-3 8 FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13 FS (coast) / PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13, 19 Best near coast; fast grower 7
  8. 8. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season ** Ceanothus griseus 'Kurt Zadnik' Kurt Zadnick Ceanothus 3-4 ft 8-10 ft Dk purple/ FS Any 1-2 to 2 13 * Ceanothus hearstiorum Hearst’s Ceanothus 1 ft tall 6-8 ft wide Blue/W-Sp PS Any incl clays 1 to 1-2 3, 7, 8, 16, 19 * Ceanothus maritimus I Maritime (Bluff) Ceanothus 1-3 ft tall 3-8 ft wide Whitelavender/ FS (coast) / PS Any incl clays 1-2 Frosty Dawn Ceanothus Point Sierra Ceaonothus 1-2 ft tall 4 ft wide Dk. blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS Any 1 to 1-2 8, 19 Med. Blue/W-Sp FS/PS Any 1 to 1-2 3, 8, 19 1-2 1, 8, 13 ** 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’ ** Corethrogyne X (Lessingia) filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’ Epilobium canum (Zauschneria X californica) and cultivars ** Epilobium septentrionalis ‘Select Mattole’ Popcorn Ceanothus Creeping Blueblossom Ken Taylor Ceanothus 1-3 ft tall 4-6 ft wide 2-3 ft tall 6 ft wide 1-3 ft tall 6-10 ft White/W-Sp Blue/W-Sp Light** FS (coast) / PS FS Soil Welldrained Welldrained Water Zone+ Availability 3, 6, 8, Notes More reliable than ‘Yankee Point’ Sticky; matlike; best near coast Dark holly-like leaves; best near coast Sm. dark leaves Dense; more drought tolerant Low & dense; best on coast 1-2 to 2-3 Dense foliage Sandy best 1-2 to 2-3 Dark leaves Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 3, 8, 9 1 ft tall Dk Blue/ W-Sp Louis Edmunds Ceanothus 1-2 ft tall 6-10 ft w Med. Blue/ Skylark Ceanothus 4-5 ft tall 4-7 ft wide Med Blue/Sp FS/PS Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 6, 8, 13, 19 Wheeler Canyon Ceanothus 4-6 ft tall to 8 ft wide Dk Blue/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 6, 8, 9, 11, 19 Silver Carpet Sand Aster 1 ft tall 2-3 ft w Violet/Sp-Su FS/PS Any; sandy best 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 16 CA Fuschia 1-3 ft 3-5 ft wide Orange/F FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 Tolerates winter flooding Humbolt County Fuschia 1 ft tall 4-5 ft wide Or-red/Su-F FS/PS Prefers rocky 19 Low mat-like; silvery foliage; winter dormant FS/PS FS (coast) / PS 2-3 Much confusion with name Quite shade & water toleratant Dark leaves; ? Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus hybrid 8
  9. 9. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season X ** Erigeron glaucus ‘Bountiful’ Bountiful Seaside Daisy < 1 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Lavender/ Sp-Su PS best Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 8, 9, X ** Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ Seaside Daisy 1 ft tall 2 ft wide Lavernder/ Sp-Fa FS/PS/FSH Welldrained 1-2 to 3 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 Wayne Roderick Daisy < 1 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Lavenderblue/Sp-F FS/ PS (hot) Welldrained 1-2; 2-3(sun) 1, 3, 6, 8 Warriner Lytle CA Buckwheat < 1 ft spreading Pink/Sp-F FS Any X Grindelia camporum Large Gumplant 2-3 ft tall 3-5 ft wide Yellow/ Sp-Fa FS Welldrained * Grindelia stricta ssp. X venulosa (var. platyphylla) Spreading Gum Plant 1 ft tall 3+ ft wide Yellow/Su Seaside Heliotrope < 2 ft 4-8 ft w. Whitepurple/Sp-F San Clemente Is. Bush Mallow 2-4 ft tall to 8 ft wide Light pink/Spr FS Any Coyote Mint 1-2 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Spr-Su PS Welldrained 2-4 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Spr-Su < 2 ft Yellow/ PS sandy 3 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Spr-Su FS Welldrained Point Sal Sage 2-3 ft tall 8-10 ft w Pink-violet/ Spr-Su ** Salvia mellifera ‘Tera Seca’ Tera Seca (Prostrate Black) Sage 2 ft tall 6-8 ft wide ** Salvia mellifera ‘Green Carpet’ Green Carpet Sage 1-2 ft tall 8 ft wide I X ** Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick' ** Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Warriner Lytle’ Heliotropum X curassivacum Malacothamnus clementinus ** Monardella villosa X ‘Russian River’ X X Phacelia ramosissima X Ranunculus californicus X * Salvia clevelandii ‘Compacta’ Salvia leucophylla X ‘Point Sal’ & ‘Point Sal Spreader’ X Branching (Strand) Phacelia California Buttercup Compact Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage Light** Soil FS/PS sandy FS/PS Any; alkali best Water Zone+ Availability Notes Green foliage; large flowers Attractive flowers, foliage; habitat Silvery foliage; butterfly nectar 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 13 1-2 1, 2, 6, 12, 16 Spreading 5, 19 Mat-like; Coastal best 2, 10, 16 Great butterfly nectar plant; don’t eat – toxic foliage 1 to 1-2 2-3 1 to 1-2 1-2 1, 8, 13 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 1, 2, 10, 12, 16 Hairs may cause rash 2-3 to 3 Pac Coast Seed Very welldrained soils 1 to 1-2 ? FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 13, 19 Light purple/Spr FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13, 16 Light blue/ Spr-Su FS Welldrained 1-2 FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 Showy Dense, evergreen; fastgrowing; aromatic Dense; Good for slopes; aromatic 1, 13, 19 9
  10. 10. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season ** Salvia munzii ‘Emerald Cascade’ Emerald Cascade Sage 2-3 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Light blue/ Hummingbird Sage 1-3 ft Magenta/Spr PS/FSH 1-3 ft White/SprSu FS/PS 1-4 ft Pink/Spr-Su PS Rigid Woodmint (Hedgenettle) 1-2 ft Pink/Spr-Su FS/PS Clay 2-3 to 3 1, 13 Coast Aster 1-3 ft tall spreading Lavender/Sp FS/PS Any 1-2 to 3 1, 8, 11, 13 X * Aquilegia formosa Western Columbine 1-2 ft Redyellow/Su PS/FSH Welldrained 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 1-2 to 2-3 2, 8, 19 Astragalus trichopodus ssp. lonchus Rattlepod 2-3 ft White/Sp FS any 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 13 Coreopsis gigantea Giant Coreopsis 3-8 ft tall 3 ft wide Yellow/Sp FS/PS Welldrained Sea Dahlia 1-2 ft tall & wide Yellow/Spr FS/PS Sandy best Corethrogyne filaginifolia Common Sand Aster 1-4 ft tall & wide Violet/SprSu FS/PS Diplacus (Mimulus) linearis Chaparral Bush Monkey Flower 2-3 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Yellow/WSpr FS/PS I X Salvia spathacea Stachys albens X Stachys bullata Stachys rigida var. X rigida (Stachys ajugoides) * Symphyotrichum X chilense (Aster chilensis) Herbaceous Perennials X X * Coreopsis maritima X Whitestem Woodmint (Hedgenettle) California Woodmint (Hedgenettle) Light** FS Soil Water Zone+ Any Welldrained Any; sandy best Welldrained Notes 1-2 1, 8, 11, 13 Evergreen 1-2 Welldrained Availability 1, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 19 Cut back yearly 1-2 to 2-3 2-3 2 to 3 1-2 to 2 1, 3, 6, 12 1, 3, 7, 12, 14 Tolerates seasonal flooding Good habitat plant 1, 3, 5, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20 Needs seasonal flooding Tol. Flooding; Monarch host plant; silvery 1, 2, 3, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 8, 13, 14 Tolerates seaside conditions 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 10, 16 ‘Silver Carpet’ 1 to 1-2 3, 10, 13 1-2 10
  11. 11. Scientific Name Flower/ season Light** Common Name Size X Erigeron foliosus Fleabane Daisy (Aster) 2-3 ft X *Erigeron glaucus Seaside Daisy ½ ft Wand Buckwheat 3-5 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Su-F FS Red Buckwheat 1-2 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Red-pink/ Su-F FS/PS I Eriogonum elongatum var elongatum * Eriogonum grande X var. rubescens * Eriogonum kennedyi Cushion Buckwheat * Eriogonum saxatile Rock Buckwheat Lavender/ Sp-Su Lavernder/ Sp-Fa FS/PS FS/PS/FSH Soil Welldrained Welldrained Any, incl clay, Alk. Any Sulfur-flowered Buckwheat < 1 ft 1-3 ft wide 1 ft tall & wide 1 ft tall 3 ft wide Golden Yarrow 1-3 ft Gold-yellow/ Sp-Su Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum Western Wallflower 1-3 ft 1-2 ft wide Yellow-Or/ W-Sp Erysimum insulare ssp. suffrutescens Dune Wallflower 1-3 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Yellow/W-Sp FS/PS X Euthamia occidentalis Western Goldenrod 3-6 ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS Any X Grindelia camporum Large Gumplant 2-3 ft tall 3-5 ft wide 1-2 ft tall & wide Yellow/ Sp-Fa Yellow/ Sp-Su FS Welldrained FS Any sandy * Eriogonum umbellatum Eriophyllum X confertiflorum var. confertiflorum X Tough plant 1, 5, 7, 8, 14 Tol. moderate salt, alkali soils gravelly 1-2 1, 13 Yellow/ FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 1, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 FS/PS Sandy best 1-2 1, 3, 6, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 FS White/Sp-Su FS/PS X Limonium californicum California SeaLavender 1-2 ft tall and wide Purple/Su-F FS X *Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Red/Sp-Su FS/PS/ FSH Dunn’s Lobelia 1, 8, 12 FS/PS < 1 ½ ft T 2 ft wide * Lobelia dunnii var. serrata 1-2 Attractive flowers, foliage Red-yellow/ Su Wedgeleaf Horkelia X 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 1-2 to 2 Horkelia cuneata ssp. cuneata ft tall wide tall ft wide 2-3 Notes 1? Sandy/ rocky Hairy Gumplant 1-2 1 ft 1 ft 1-3 1 to 1-2 Availability FS Pink/ Grindelia hirsutula vars. hirsutula & maritima X Water Zone+ Lavender/Su PS 13, 14 Welldrained 1-2 to 2 1-2 to 2-3 Tol. moderate salt, alkali soils 13 Sandy Alpine plant; silvery-white Desert mtns plant; compact 1, 2, 10 Any; sand to clay any Welldrained 13, 16 Butterfly plant; can be invasive 1, 2, 6, 12, 16 Spreading 1-2 to 2-3 1, 10 Butterfly plant 1-2 to 2-3 1, 2, 6, 10, 13 (ssp. puberula) 2 to 3 1-2 2-3 to 3 2-3 to 3 2-3 to 3 10, 14, 16 Dies back in summer drought Tolerates seaside conditions 3, 8, 13, 19 Toxic 1, 6, 8, 13 Lovely blooms 11
  12. 12. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Lomatium utriculatum Common Lomatum 2-3 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS Lotus grandiflorus var. grandiflorus Showy Lotus 8-24 in tall Cream/Sp PS Lotus heermannii Wooly Lotus 1 ft tall 1-3 ft w Yellow/Sp-F FS/PS Scarlet Monkeyflower To 3 ft Red/Sp-Fa FS/PS any Red Monardella 1-2 ft tall & wide Red/Su-F PS best Coyote Mint 1 ft Pink/Sp-Su PS Foothill Penstemon 1-2 ft Purple/ Sp-Su FS/PS sandy Pink Wild Snapdragon 4-5 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Lavender/ Sp-Su FS/PS Welldrained Penstemon spectabilis ssp. subviscosus Showy Penstemon 3-4 ft Lavenderpink/Sp-Su FS * Phacelia californica I CA Phacelia 1-2 ft tall and wide Lavender/ FS 1-2 ft tall Violet/Sp FS/PS 1-3 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Su-F FS To 1 ½ ft Pinklavender/ FS/PS Any 2-3 to 3 X Mimulus cardinalis X * Monardella macrantha * Monardella villosa (ssp. subserrata) Penstemon X heterophyllus X X * Penstemon palmeri X Phacelia distans Pluchea odorata ssp. odorata X Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora Common Phacelia; Wild Heliotrope Sweetscent; Saltmarsh Fleabane Dwarf Checker Mallow Light** Soil Any, incl. clays, alkali Welldrained Welldrained Water Zone+ 2-3 to 3 Notes ? 1-2 1, 13 2-3 10, 16 Short-lived 2-3 to 3 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19 Any; no alkali 2-3 1, 6, 8, 13, 14, 19 See note 1-2 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 Hummingbird plant; scented; ‘Marion Sampson’ Well-drained soil best 1 to 1-2 14 Many blooms 1 to 1-2 1, 14 Sandy or rocky Welldrained Welldrained Sandy incl. Alk 1 2 13, 19 easy 1, 3, 6, 10, 13, 14, 16 1 to 1-2 2-3 X Solidago californica California Goldenrod 2-4 ft tall spreading Yellow/Su-F FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 Solidago spectabilis var. confinis Southern Goldenrod 3-6 ft tall spreading Yellow/Su-F FS/PS Any 2-3 Verbena bracteata Big Bract Verbena ½ - 2 ft FS ?any 2-3 to 3 + Verbena lasiostachys California Verbena 1-4 ft FS/PS Any See note Lavender/ Su-Fa Lavender/ Sp-Fa Availability 10 6, 10, 16 Gray-green foliage Good under other plants Tolerates seasonal flooding 1, 8, 13, 19 7, 10, 14 1, 6, 8, 10, 13 Tolerates seasonal flooding Tolerates seasonal flooding 10 1, 10, 13, 16 None after flowering 12
  13. 13. I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Herbaceous Annuals & Biennials (also short-lived perennials usually grown as annuals) Chaenactis glabriuscula X var. glabruiscula & var. orcuttiana Cirsium occidentale X var. californicum & occidentale Yellow Pincushion 1-3 ft tall Cobwebby Thistle 4-6 ft tall 1-2 ft w. X Clarkia unguiculata Elegant Clarkia Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata Yellow/Sp Soil – Water Zone+ any Pink/Sp-Su FS Welldrained 2-5 ft tall Pink-purple/ Sp-Su FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 Miner’s Lettuce 1 ft tall White/Sp-Su PS/FSH any 1-2 Croton setigerus Doveweed; Turkey Mullein < 1 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Yellow/Su Gilia capitata ssp. abrotanifolia Globe Gilia 1-2+ ft Bird’s Eye Gilia 1-2 ft tall X Hemizonia fasciculata Rosilla; Sneezeweed Common (Annual) Sunflower Slender Tarweed X Heterotheca grandiflora FS Welldrained FS Any welldrained 1 1-2 10, 13 13, 19, 21 May survive several seasons 2, 5, 10, 13, 16 Needs drought for seeds 2, 5, 10 2, 10, 16 Somewhat invasive; stinging hairs 1 to 1-2 5, 13 easy 2, 5, 10, 13 Easy; fragrant 6, 13, 21 Edible; pollinator plant; 2, 10 (local var.) easy 1 to 1-2 FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 1-5 ft tall 1 ft wide Purple-blue/ Sp Yellow/Blue Sp Yellowbrown/ Su FS any 2-3 to 3 5-8 ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS any 1-2 Med/tall Goldyellow/Su FS Any 1 Telegraph Weed 4-5+ ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS Any 1 to 1-2 Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp sessiliflora Erect Goldenaster 1-2 ft tall 1 ft wide Yellow/F FS Sandy Lasthenia californica California Goldfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/W-Sp FS any 1 to 1-2 Lasthenia coronaria X Royal Goldenfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/W-Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 10, Lasthenia glabrata ssp. coulteri Coulter's Goldfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 5, 10 Coastal Tidy-Tips 1-2 ft tall Yellow/white / Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 5, 10, 13 X Gilia tricolor X Helenium puberulum X Helianthus annuus X X X Layia platyglossa Notes no water after flowering FS X Availability 2 10, 16 1, 2, 10, 16 Abundant reseeder 3, 8, 13, 16 (? ssp) Dune plant 10, 13 Salt tolerant Moderately salt tolerant Good for water gardens; salt tolerant easy 13
  14. 14. Common Name Size Flower/ season Meadowfoam < 1 ft tall Yellow/white Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 5, Linanthus < 1 ft tall Purple-blue FS any 2-3 16 X Lupinus succulentus Arroyo (Succulent) Lupine 1-3 ft tall FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 18 X * Madia elegans Common Madia 1-3 ft 1-2 to 2 5, 10, 16, 19 Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima & hookeri Hooker’s Evening Primrose 5+ ft tall Yellow/Su FS 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16 Perityle emoryi Rock Daisy < 1 ft tall WhiteYellow/ Sp FS - to +/- 10 Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida Caterpillar Phacelia 1-2 ft tall Light Purple FS X Phacelia grandiflora Large-flowered Phacelia 1-3 ft tall Purple/Sp FS/PS X Phacelia parryi Parry’s Phacelia (Fiddleneck) 1-3 ft tall Purplewhite/Sp FS/PS X Phacelia tanacetifolia Purple fiddleneck 1-3 ft tall Purple/SpSu X Phacelia viscida Sticky Phacelia 1-2 ft tall X Plantago erecta California (Dotseed) Plantain < 1 ft tall X Salvia carduacea Thistle Sage 1-2 ft tall Chia Sage 1-2 ft Vinegar Plant Med-tall Indian Clover < 1 ft X Trifolium ciliolatum Tree clover 1-3 ft X Trifolium fucatum Bull Clover/Sour Clover 1-3 ft I Scientific Name X Limnanthes douglasii Linanthus dianthiflorus X Salvia columbariae var. columbariae Trichostema X lanceolatum Trifolium X albopurpureum X Bluepurple/Sp Yellow-red/ Su-F Light** FS Soil Welldrained Welldrained Any Water Zone+ Availability Notes Easy Foliage aroma of tropical fruit Abundant reseeders More common in desert areas Any welldrained Welldrained/ sandy Any welldrained 2 to 3 8, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19 2-3 13, 16 FS/PS Any welldrained 2-3 to 3 5, 10, 13, Easy, pretty, scent, cut flower BlueWhite/Sp FS/PS any 1-2 to 2-3 2, 8, 19 Easy, pretty White/green FS/PS any 2-3 Lavender/ Sp Blue-purple/ Sp Purple Purplewhite/Sp Pinkpurple/Sp Yellow/ FS FS FS FS FS/PS FS Sandy or rocky Sandy or rocky 1 1 1 to 1-2 Any welldrained 1 Any welldrained Any welldrained Any welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16 Very showy 2, 16 10, 13, 16 5, 10, 13, 16 10, 13, 5, 16 5, 10 5, 16 Pollinator plant; edible Pollinator plant; edible Pollinator plant; edible 14
  15. 15. I Scientific Name X Trifolium gracilentum Flower/ season Common Name Size Pin-point Clover 1-3 ft Pinkpurple/Sp Pink-purple/ Sp-Su Light** FS Soil Water Zone+ Any welldrained Any welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 2 to 3 Availability Notes 10, 16 Pollinator plant; edible Trifolium microcephalum Small-head Clover Trifolium obtusiflorum X Creek (Clammy) Clover 1-2 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Sp-Su FS/PS Any welldrained Tomcat Clover 1-2 ft Pink/Sp-Su FS/PS Any Coast Clover 1 ft. tall Pink/Sp FS/PS Any Golden Stars 1-2 ft Yellow/Sp FS/PS Any, incl. clays 1 1, 8, 10, 13, 16 Harvest Brodiaea 1-2 ft Purple/ Sp-Su FS Any, incl. clays 1 1, 8, 20 < 2 ft Blue/Sp FS/PS welldrained 1 1, 2, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 < 2 ft Yellow/ Sp-Su PS 1-2 ft Purpleyellow/Sp X Trifolium willdenovii Trifolium wormskioldii FS 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16 10, 16 Pollinator plant; edible 10, 16, 19 Can spread Pollinator plant; edible Bulbs and Corms Bloomeria crocea var. crocea Brodiaea jolonensis (B. X terrestris) Dichelostemma X capitatum X X Ranunculus californicus X Sisyrinchium bellum Blue Dicks/Wild Hyacinth California Buttercup Western Blue-eyed Grass FS/PS sandy 1-2 to 3 1, 13 any 1-2 to 2-3 Fine in grass Very welldrained soils 1, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 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 15
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