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Western Los Angeles County Native Plants – Annuals & Biennial Wildflowers                                                 ...
Flower/                                 Water    Scientific Name          Common Name          Size                       ...
Flower/                              Water    Scientific Name               Common Name            Size                   ...
Flower/                              Water    Scientific Name           Common Name            Size                       ...
Flower/                              Water    Scientific Name             Common Name          Size                       ...
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South Bay Native Plants - Annual Wildflower 3-11

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South Bay Native Plants - Annual Wildflower 3-11

  1. 1. Western Los Angeles County Native Plants – Annuals & Biennial Wildflowers Flower/ Water Scientific Name Common Name Size Light** Soil Availability NotesI season Zone+ Any incl. Showy white Achyrachaena mollis Blow-wives 1 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS/PS 1 to 2-3 19 clays seed head Ambrosia acanthicarpa Annual Bursedge 2-3 ft tall Yellow/F FS Any 1 to 2 10, 16 weedy Eastwood’s Well- Amsinckia eastwoodiae 1-2 ft tall Gold/Sp 1 16 Fiddleneck FS drained Amsinckia menziesii Common Yellow-gold/ Well- Good for slopesX 1-3 ft tall 1 var. intermedia Fiddleneck Sp FS/PS drained 10, 16 & in grasses Atriplex argentea ssp. Silverscale 1-3 ft tall & Yellow- Well- Tolerates alkali FS 1-2 10 expansa Saltbush wide green/ Su drained soils Atriplex serenana var. 1-3 ft tall Tolerates saline Bractscale Green/Sp-F FS Any 1-2 10 davidsonii & serenana spreading & alkali soils < 1 ft tall Bright Good for waterX Calandrinia ciliata Red Maids FS Any 2, 5, 10 1-2 ft w. pink/Sp 2-3 to 3 gardens < 1 ft tall Yellow/Sp-X Camissonia bistorta California Sun Cup FS/PS Any 1-2 1, 10, 13, 16 ‘Sun Flakes’ 1-3 ft wide Su California/Mustard 1-3 ft tall & Well- Camissonia californica Yellow/Sp FS 1 10, 13, 16 Primrose wide drained 1-2 ft tall & ClaysX Camissonia ignota Jurupa Hills sun-cups Yellow/Sp FS 1-2 13 wide best Small Evening Sandy Camissonia micrantha 6-18 in. T Yellow/Sp FS 1-2 10 Primrose best Castilleja exserta ssp. Purple Owl’s Well- 2, 5, 16 (ourX 1-2 ft tall Magenta/Sp FS 1 exserta Clover drained ssp) Magenta,X Centaurium venustum Beautiful Centaury < 1 ft tall FS Any 1 to 1-2 8 white/Sp-Su Centromadia Vernal poolX (Hemizonia) parryi ssp. Southern Tarplant 2-4 ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS any 1 2 plant australis Chaenactis glabriuscula Yellow/SpX var. glabruiscula & var. Yellow Pincushion 1-3 ft tall FS any 1 10, 13 orcuttiana Cirsium occidentale var. 4-6 ft tall Well- May surviveX californicum & Cobwebby Thistle Pink/Sp-Su FS 1-2 13, 19, 21 1-2 ft w. drained several seasons occidentale Lavender/ 1, 2, 10, 13,X Clarkia purpurea Purple Clarkia 2-3 ft tall FS/PS any 1-2 Sp-Su 16 1
  2. 2. Flower/ Water Scientific Name Common Name Size Light** Soil Availability NotesI season Zone+ Pink-purple/ 2, 5, 10, 13, Needs droughtX Clarkia unguiculata Elegant Clarkia 2-5 ft tall FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 Sp-Su 16 for seeds Claytonia perfoliataX Miner’s Lettuce 1 ft tall White/Sp-Su PS/FSH any 1-2 2, 5, 10 ssp. perfoliata Collinsia heterophylla Purple-white 1, 5, 10, 13, Well-drainedX Chinese Houses 1-2 ft tall PS/FSH any 1-2 var. heterphylla Sp-Su 16 soil Somewhat Doveweed; Turkey < 1 ft tall Well-X Croton setigerus Yellow/Su FS 1 to 1-2 2, 10, 16 invasive; Mullein 2-4 ft wide drained stinging hairs White Forget- Me- Well- Cryptantha intermedia 1-3 ft tall White/Sp-Su FS 2-3 10 Nots drained Well- Cryptantha muricata Prickly Cryptantha 1-2 ft tall White/Sp FS 1-2 10 drained Deinandra (Hemizonia) Gold-yellow/ Slender Tarweed 1-3 ft tall FS any 1 to 1-2 10, 16 fasciculata Su-F Emmenanthe 1-2 ft tall &X Whispering Bells Yellow/Sp FS Most 1-1-2 10, 13 Fire follower penduliflora wide Davidson’s Dry areas under * Eriogonum davidsonii 1-3 ft tall Pink/Su-F FS gravelly 1-2 10 Buckwheat pines Eriogonum gracile var. Slender Buckwheat 1-3 ft tall Pink/Su-F FS any 1-2 10, 16 (?var) unusual gracile Eschscholzia californica Yellow/Or/ Be sure to getX Coastal CA Poppy < 1 ft tall FS/PS 1 to 2 1, 2 many ssp. californica Sp-F coastal ssp. Eucrypta 1-2 ft tall & Well- Fire follower;X Common Eucrypta White/Sp FS/PS/ FSH 1 to 1-2 13, 16, 21 chrysanthemifolia wide drained fern-like foliage Gilia capitata ssp. Purple-blue/ Any well-X Globe Gilia 1-2+ ft FS 1 to 1-2 5, 13 easy abrotanifolia Sp drained Yellow/Blue Well-X Gilia nevinii Nevin’s Gilia 1-2 ft tall FS/PS 1 to 1-2 19 Sp drained Yellow/BlueX Gilia tricolor Bird’s Eye Gilia 1-2 ft tall FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 2, 5, 10, 13 Easy; fragrant Sp Western Marsh Gnaphalium palustre 1-2 ft tall White/Su-F FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 2 easy Cudweed Rosilla; 1-5 ft tall Yellow- Edible;X Helenium puberulum FS any 2-3 to 3 2, 6, 13, 21 Sneezeweed 1 ft wide brown/ Su pollinator plant; Common (Annual) 2, 10 (localX Helianthus annuus 5-8 ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS any 1-2 easy Sunflower var.)X Hemizonia fasciculata Slender Tarweed Med/tall Gold- Any 1 10, 16 FS yellow/Su 2
  3. 3. Flower/ Water Scientific Name Common Name Size Light** Soil Availability NotesI season Zone+ AbundantX Heterotheca grandiflora Telegraph Weed 4-5+ ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 10, 16 reseeder Heterotheca sessiliflora 1-2 ft tall 3, 8, 13, 16 (?X Erect Goldenaster Yellow/F FS Sandy 2 Dune plant ssp sessiliflora 1 ft wide ssp) CaliforniaX Lasthenia californica < 1 ft tall Yellow/W-Sp FS any 1 to 1-2 10, 13 Salt tolerant Goldfields Moderately salt Lasthenia coronaria Royal Goldenfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/W-Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 10, tolerant Good for water Lasthenia glabrata ssp.X Coulters Goldfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 5, 10 gardens; salt coulteri tolerant Shining 1 ft tall & Lepidium nitidum White/ FS/PS Any 2-3 to 3 10 edible Peppergrass wide Yellow/whiteX Layia platyglossa Coastal Tidy-Tips 1-2 ft tall FS any 1 to 2-3 5, 10, 13 easy / Sp Yellow/whiteX Limnanthes douglasii Meadowfoam < 1 ft tall FS any 1 to 2-3 5, SpX Linanthus dianthiflorus Linanthus < 1 ft tall Purple-blue FS any 2-3 16 Small-flowered Well- Lotus hamatus < 1 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS 1 to 1-2 10 Lotus drained Lotus salsuginosus var. Short-bannered Sandy < 1 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS 1 to 1-2 10 salsuginosus Coastal Lotus best Lotus strigosus Biship’s Lotus < 1 ft tall Yellow FS any 1 to 2-3 10 Lotus unifoliatus Pink-X Spanish Lotus 2-3 ft tall FS any 1-2 2, 10 (purshianus) var. unifoliatus white/Su-FX Lupinus bicolor Miniature Lupine < 1 ft tall Blue/white FS/PS any 1- 2-3 2, 5, 10, 13 Scarlet Lupine/ Red- SandyX Lupinus concinnus < 1 ft tall FS 1 10 Bajada Lupine purple/Sp best Well- Lupinus excubitus var. 2-4 ft tall & 8 (other vars. Flowers smellX Grape Soda Lupine Violet/Sp FS drained/s 1 to 1-2 hallii wide andy at 3, 10, 13) like grape soda Magenta- Well-X Lupinus hirsutissimus Stinging Lupine 1-3 ft tall FS/PS 1 10, 13, 16 purple/Sp drained * Lupinus nanus ssp. Blue/white/X Sky Lupine 1-2 ft tall FS/PS any 2-3 2, 5, 10, 13 latifolius Sp Mojave Lupine/ 1-3 ft tall & Well-X Lupinus sparsiflorus Blue/W-Sp FS 1 10,16 ?easy Coulter’s Lupine wide drained Arroyo (Succulent) Blue- 1, 2, 5, 8, 10,X Lupinus succulentus 1-3 ft tall FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 Easy Lupine purple/Sp 13, 16, 18 3
  4. 4. Flower/ Water Scientific Name Common Name Size Light** Soil Availability NotesI season Zone+ Red-Purple/X Lupinus truncatus Dwarf Lupine 1-2 ft tall FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 10, 13, Sp Yellow-red/ Well- Foliage aromaX * Madia elegans Common Madia 1-3 ft FS 1-2 to 2 5, 10, 16, 19 Su-F drained of tropical fruit Sandy or Desert annual; * Malacothrix glabrata Desert Dandylion 1 ft Yellow/Sp FS 1 10, 13 rocky showy flowers Well-X * Mentzelia lindleyi Linley’s Blazingstar 1-2 ft Yellow/Sp FS 1-2 5, 13, 16 Fragrant flowers drained San Luis Yellow/Sp- Mentzelia micrantha 1-3 ft tall FS any 1 10 Blazingstar Su Microseris (Uropappus) Yellow/Sp- Showy seedX Silver Puffs 1 ft tall FS Any 2-3 13 lindleyi Su heads Widethroat Yellow Yellow/W- Sandy or 1-2 toX Mimulus brevipes 2-3 ft tall FS/PS 10, 13 Many blooms Monkeyflower Spr rocky 2-3 Seep Yellow/W- 1, 3, 5, 8, 10,X Mimulus guttatus 1-5 ft tall FS Any 2-3 to 3 Monkeyflower Spr 12, 13, 14, 16 Mucronea californica CA Spineflower 1 ft tall White/Sp-Su FS sandy 1 to 1-2 10 Tiny flowers Purple- Need summerX * Nemophila maculata Five-Spot 1 ft tall FS/PS any 2-3 to 3 5, 10, 13, 16 white/Sp dry for seeds Nemophila menziesiiX Baby Blue-eyes 1-2 ft tall Blue/Sp-Su PS/FSH any 2-3 5, 10, 13, 16 easy var. menzeisii Nicotiana quadrivalvis Indian Tobacco 1-3 ft tall White/Su FS any 2-3 10 Sweet scent var. bigelovii Nuttallanthus/Linaria Sandy Blue Toadflax 1-3 ft tall Blue/Sp-Su FS/PS 2-3 16, canadensis best Oenothera elata ssp. Hooker’s Evening Well- AbundantX 5+ ft tall Yellow/Su FS 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16 hirsutissima & hookeri Primrose drained reseeders White- Any More common Perityle emoryi Rock Daisy < 1 ft tall FS - to +/- 10 Yellow/ Sp in desert areas * Phacelia Well- 5, 8, 10, 13,X Desert Bluebells 1-2 ft tall Blue/Sp FS/PS 1-2 Lovely flowers campanularia drained 14, 16 Phacelia cicutaria var. Any well- Caterpillar Phacelia 1-2 ft tall Light Purple FS 1 10, 16 hispida drained Well- Large-flowered 8, 10, 13, 16,X Phacelia grandiflora 1-3 ft tall Purple/Sp FS/PS drained/ 2 to 3 Very showy Phacelia sandy 17, 19 Parry’s Phacelia Purple- Any well-X Phacelia parryi 1-3 ft tall FS/PS 2-3 13, 16 (Fiddleneck) white/Sp drained 4
  5. 5. Flower/ Water Scientific Name Common Name Size Light** Soil Availability NotesI season Zone+ Easy, pretty, Purple/Sp- Any well-X Phacelia tanacetifolia Purple fiddleneck 1-3 ft tall FS/PS 2-3 to 3 5, 10, 13, scent, cut Su drained flower Blue- 1-2 toX Phacelia viscida Sticky Phacelia 1-2 ft tall FS/PS any 2, 8, 19 Easy, pretty White/Sp 2-3 CaliforniaX Plantago erecta < 1 ft tall White/green FS/PS any 2-3 2, 16 (Dotseed) Plantain White- Any well- Plantago ovata Desert Plantain < 1 ft tall FS 2-3 10, 16 Maybe old alien green/Sp drained Platystemon Yellow-X Cream Cups 1-2 ft tall FS/PS Any 1 to 1-2 5, 10 californicus white/Sp Pseudognaphalium Two-toneX (Gnaphalium) 1-3 ft tall White/W-Sp FS/PS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 10, 12, 16 Everlasting bioletta/bicolor Pseudognaphalium 1, 2, 10, 13, Macoun’s Cudweed 2-4 ft tall White/Sp-Su FS any 1-2 macounii 16 Pseudognaphalium Cotton-batting < 1 ft tall White/Sp-Su FS any 1-2 2, 10 stramineum Plant Sairocarpus Coulters Well-X (Antirrhinum) 2-3 ft tall White/Su FS/PS 2-3 1, 13, Snapdragon drained coulterianus Sairocarpus (Antirrhinum) Well-X nuttallianus ssp. Violet Snapdragon 2-3 ft tall Violet/Su FS/PS 2-3 1, 13, drained nuttallianus & subsessile Annual Pickleweed Saltmarsh Salicornia depressa 1-2 ft tall White/Su-F FS Sandy 2 to 3 10 (Glasswort) plant; edible Lavender/ Sandy orX Salvia carduacea Thistle Sage 1-2 ft tall FS 1 10, 13, 16 Sp rocky Salvia columbariae var. Blue-purple/ Sandy orX Chia Sage 1-2 ft FS 1 to 1-2 5, 10, 13, 16 columbariae Sp rocky Senecio douglasii / Butterweed Sandy/ Yellow/ Toxic toX Senecio flaccidus var. 1-2 ft FS rocky 1 1, 13, 14 Su-Fa livestock douglasii best Tolerates Red-pink/ Well-X Silene laciniata Red Catchfly 1-2 ft tall FS/PS 2-3 3, 12 seaside Sp drained conditions Stephanomeria virgata Pale Purple/ Wand Wreathplant Med-tall FS Any 2-3 2, 19 ?ssp. pleurocarpa Su 5
  6. 6. Flower/ Water Scientific Name Common Name Size Light** Soil Availability NotesI season Zone+ Trichostema Any well-X Vinegar Plant Med-tall Purple FS 1 10, 13, lanceolatum drained Trifolium Purple- Any well- 1-2 to Pollinator plant;X Indian Clover < 1 ft FS 5, 16 albopurpureum white/Sp drained 2-3 edible Pink- Any well- 1-2 to Pollinator plant;X Trifolium ciliolatum Tree clover 1-3 ft FS/PS 5, 10 purple/Sp drained 2-3 edible Bull Clover/Sour Any well- 1-2 to Pollinator plant;X Trifolium fucatum 1-3 ft Yellow/ FS 5, 16 Clover drained 2-3 edible Pink- Any well- 1-2 to Pollinator plant;X Trifolium gracilentum Pin-point Clover 1-3 ft FS 10, 16 purple/Sp drained 2-3 edible Trifolium Pink-purple/ Any well- 1-2 toX Small-head Clover FS 10, 16 microcephalum Sp-Su drained 2-3 Creek (Clammy) 1-2 ft tall & Lavender/ Any well- Pollinator plant; Trifolium obtusiflorum FS/PS 2 to 3 10, 16 Clover wide Sp-Su drained edible 1-2 toX Trifolium willdenovii Tomcat Clover 1-2 ft Pink/Sp-Su FS/PS Any 10, 16, 19 Can spread 2-3 Veronica peregrina ssp. Purslane Any well- 1 ft White/Sp FS/PS 2-3 to 3 2 xalapensis Speedwell drained Well- Yellow/Sp- Don’t mulch; Viola pedunculata Johnny Jump-up < 1 ft FS/PS drained 1 19 Su difficult bare soil; 3/12/2011 I : X = Gardening Information Sheet available on-line (http://www.nbs.csudh.edu/biology/projectsound/) or at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center * may not be immediately local, but is a CA native plant ** 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) 6

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