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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. 1 CA Native Plants for Western L.A. County – Best Butterfly (Adult) Nectar Sources I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes Trees and Tree-like Large Shrubs X Aesculus californica CA Buckeye 12-30+ ft tall & w White/ Sp-Su FS/PS Any well- drained 1 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 14 X Baccharis salicifolia Mule Fat To 10 ft Pink-white/ all year FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 2 X Ceanothus arboreus Catalina Ceanothus <20 ft. t 8-10 ft w Blue/Sp FS/PS Any well- drained 1 1, 3, 7, 9, 14, 19 ** Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ ‘Ray Hartman’ Ceanothus To 20 ft t 10-15 w Lt. blue/Sp FS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 6, 9, 13 Spreading; evergreen; good for garden X * Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud 6-20 ft tall 10-15 ft w Magenta/ Sp FS/PS Any incl clay 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 Fall color (red, orange); edible fruit, flowers X * Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata Desert Willow 5-25 ft tall and wide Pink/ Sp-F FS/PS Any well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 Showy flowers; winter decid. X Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon 6-10 ft + 4-6 ft w White/Su FS/PS/FSH Any well- drained 1-2 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 Berries toxic in lg. amounts X * Holodiscus discolor Creambush; Ocean Spray 10-20 ft tall White/Su-Fa FS/PS Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1, 5, 13, 14 Fragrant at a distance X * Prunus virginiana var. demissa Western Chokecherry 6-25 ft tall 6-15 ft w Cream/Sp FS/PS Any 2 to 2-3 6, 13 fruits for jelly, bird habitat X Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia & lyonii Holly-leaf and Catalina Island Cherries < 50 ft White/Su PS any 1-2 1, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 Large Shrubs (> 6 ft tall; including those for screens and hedges) X Baccharis pilularis Coyote Bush To 8 ft Cream/F FS/PS any 1-2 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 X ** Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’ Pigeon Point Coyote Bush 6-12 ft T to 10 ft W Buff-White/ Su-F FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 Winter flooding 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20 ** Ceanothus cyanus ‘Sierra Blue’ Sierra Blue Ceanothus To 15 ft t. & wide Dk blue /Sp FS Any well- drained 1-2 to 2 3, 6, 8 Fast; easy; showy * Ceanothus integerrimus Deerbrush 3-6+ ft t White/Sp FS/PS Any 1 to 2 3, 13, 16 Drought decid; glossy leaves X * Ceanothus leucodermis Chaparral Whitethorn 8-12 ft t 10 ft wide Lt. blue- white/Sp FS Sandy/ rocky 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 20 Very showy; open growth
  2. 2. 2 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Ceanothus megacarpus Big-pod Ceanothus To 12 ft tall White- lavender/ Sp FS/PS Any well- drained 1 1, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 ** Ceanothus ‘Concha’ Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus X C. impressus ‘Concha’ Ceanothus 4-6 ft. tall & wide Dark Blue/ Sp FS/PS Most 1-2 to 2 3, 6, 8, 9, 14, 24, Alkali & garden tolerant X ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’ ‘Skylark’ Ceanothus 3-6 ft t Lt blue/Sp FS/PS Any incl clay 2 1, 3, 6, 13 X ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry' ‘Snowflurry’ Ceanothus 6-10 ft t 10 ft w White/Sp FS/PS Any well- drained 2 1, 3, 6, 9, 13, 14 Dense; shrubby; fast * Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus Wooly-leaf Ceanothus 6-12 ft t 4-8 ft w Blues/Sp FS Sandy or rocky 1-2 1, 13, 14 Upright; evergreen; heavy bloomer ** Ceanothus arboreus x thrysiflorus ‘Frosty Blue’ ‘Frosty Blue’ Ceanothus 6-10 ft t 8 ft wide Med blue/ W-Sp FS/PS Well- drained, sandy 2 1, 3, 6, 13 Dense; evergreen; prune or hedge * Ceanothus verrucosus White Coast (Wart- stemmed) Ceanothus 5-8 ft tall 4-6 ft wide White/ FS 1-2 3, 6, 14, 20 Dense foliage ** Ceanothus ‘Blue Window’ ‘Blue Window’ Ceanothus 10-15 ft t 8-10 ft w Med Blue/ FS Sandy best 1-2 1, 13 Dense; evergreen ** Ceanothus ‘Tassajara Blue’ ‘Tassajara’ Ceanothus To 8 ft t 5-8 ft w Lt. blue/ Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2 1, 13 Can be hedged * Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush 5-12 ft tall 4-8 ft wide Cream/Sp FS/PS Any 2-3 to 3 11, 13 Good for pondside X Cleome isomeris (Isomeris arborea) Bladderpod 2-6+ ft Yellow/ Sp + FS Well- drained 1 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 16 Unusual scent; attractive branch X * Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium Oregon Grape < 6 ft Yellow/Sp PS any 2-3 to 3 1, 7, 9, 13, 14 X Mahonia (Berberis) nevinii Nevin’s Barberry 3-8+ ft tall 6-12 ft w Yellow/Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 7, 13, 14 Edible berries; good bird habitat Malacothamnus fasciculatus Chaparral Mallow To 12 ft t 4-6 ft wide Pink/ Sp-Su FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 5, 10, 13, 19 ‘Casitas’ good for gardens X * Rhamnus californica California Coffeeberry 6-12 ft t & wide; short cultivars Buff/Sp FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 'Eve Case', 'Mound San Bruno' smaller
  3. 3. 3 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Rhus integrifolia Lemonadeberry 2-10 ft 3-20 ft w. Pink/Sp FS/PS any 1-2 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Edible fruits X Ribes aureum var. gracillimum Golden Currant To 10 ft Yellow/ W-Sp FS/PS/ FSH Any 1-2 to 2-3 7, 12, 14 Any well- drained; Birds eat berries Smaller Shrubs ( < 6 ft. tall) ; includes woody sub-shrubs X * Abutilon palmeri Indian Mallow 2-6 ft tall & wide Yellow to Or/Sp-Su FS Well- drained 1-2 1, 8, 13, 14 X * Amorpha fruticosa False Indigo 6-12 ft 4-10 ft w. Purple- brown/ Sp-Su FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 6, 13, 14 Can be weedy; cultivar: ‘Dark Lance’ X Baccharis emoryi Emory Baccharis 6-12 ft T to 10 ft W Buff-Wht/ Su-F FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 Winter flooding 1, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16 Salt tolerant 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 1 to 1-2 Winter flooding 1, 3, 6, 13 X * Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium Oregon Grape < 6 ft Yellow/Sp PS any 2-3 to 3 1, 7, 9, 13, 14 x Coreopsis gigantea Giant Coreopsis 3-5+ ft Yellow/Sp FS/PS Fertile, well- drained 1-2 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16, Unusual X Croton californicus var. californicus California Croton 1-5 ft tall 2-5 ft w Cream/Sp-F FS/PS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 10, 16, 20 (?var) Unusual flowers, seedpods; silvery foliage X Diplacus aurantiacus ssp. aurantiacus Bush Monkeyflower 2-3 ft Orange/ W-Sp FS/PS Sandy 1-2 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, X Encelia californica CA Bush Sunflower 2-5 ft Yellow/ W-Sp FS/PS Any well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 Good winter color X Epilobium canum (Zauschneria californica) CA Fuschia 1-3 ft Orange/F FS/PS any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 Tolerates winter flooding X Ericameria ericoides Mock Heather 1-4 ft tall & wide Yellow/ Su-F FS Any; sandy best 1 to 1-2 1, 6, 10, 16 Good for seaside X * Ericameria nauseosa Rabbitbush 2-5 ft tall & wide Yellow/Su-F FS any 1-2 to 2-3 7, 10, 13, 16 Butterflies & other insects X Eriodictyon crassifolium Feltleaf Yerba Santa 4-8 ft tall 5-10 ft w Lilac/Sp FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2 1, 10-14, 16, 20, 24 Lovely leaf color, texture
  4. 4. 4 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X * Eriodictyon trichocalyx Southern Yerba Santa 4-6 ft Lilac/Su FS Light- sandy best 1 to 1-2 10, 16 Aromatic leaves X Eriogonum cinereum Ashy-leaf Buckwheat 2-5 ft Pink-wht/ Sp-F FS/PS Any well- drained 1 to 2-3 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 Gray foliage X * Eriogonum crocatum Conejo Buckwheat 1 ft tall 1-3 ft wide Yellow/Sp- Su FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 12, 14, 19 X Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum Wand Buckwheat 3-6 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Su-F FS Any well- drained 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 well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 'Dana Point' tight, compact; ‘Bruce Dickinson’ - prostrate X Eriogonum giganteum vars. formosum, giganteum St. Catherine’s Lace 3-6 ft Pink-white/ Su FS/PS Any well- drained 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 Any well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 X Grindelia camporum var. bracteosa Bracted Gumplant 2-4 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Yellow/Su FS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 6, 12, 16 Tolerates salty, alkali soils Gutierrezia californica Matchweed 1-3 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Yellow/Su-F FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2 10, 16 Brillian yellow flowers X Gutierrezia sarothrae Broom snakeweed 1-3 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Yellow/Su-F PS best Well- drained 1-2 to 2 10, 16, 20, 59 Nice shape; bright flowers Hazardia cana Island hazardia 3-6+ ft tall 2-4 ft wide Yellow/Su-F PS best Most 2 13 Island native; nice foliage X Hazardia squarrosa Sawtooth Goldenbush 1-3 ft Yellow/Su-F FS Any well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 2 X *Helianthemum scoparium Broom rose 1-2 ft tall 1-5 ft wide Yellow/ Sp-F FS/PS Most 1-2 to 2 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 20, 24 Very pretty flowers X Isocoma menziesii var. menziesii Coast Goldenbush 1-3 ft tall and wide Yellow/ Su-F FS Any 1-2 1, 14 Tolerates seaside conditions X * Justicia californica Chuparosa 4-6 ft tall to 12 ft w Red/Sp-F FS/PS Sandy best 1 to 1-2 1, 7, 8, 14 X * Keckiella antirhinnoides Yellow Bush Penstemon 3-8 ft tall 3-6 ft wide Yellow/ Sp-Su FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2 1, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 22, 24 Fragrant flowers X Lotus scoparius var. scoparius Deer Vetch/ Deer Broom 3-5 ft Yellow-red/ Sp-Su FS Any well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18
  5. 5. 5 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons Silver Bush Lupine 3-4 ft tall & wide Purple/Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19 ? var X Lupinus longifolius Long-leaf Bush Lupine To 5 ft tall & wide Purple/Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 3, 10, 12, 13, 16 X Malacothamnus clementinus San Clemente Is. Bush Mallow 2-4 ft tall to 8 ft wide Light pink/ Sp FS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 13 X * Perityle incana Guadalupe Island Rock Daisy 2-3 ft tall 3-5 ft wide Yellow/Sp FS coast PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 7, 13, 14, 19 Evergreen with silvery foliage X Rhus trilobata Basket Bush; Sour Berry; Skunkbrush 2-6 ft Yellow- green/Sp PS any 1-2 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 Ribes californicum var. hesperium Hillside Gooseberry To 3 ft Red-white/ W-Sp PS/FSH Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 10, 12, 13 (var. californicum) Birds eat berries X Ribes indecorum White Currant To 6 ft White/W-Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2 1, 3, 12, 14 Birds eat berries X Ribes malvaceum Chaparral Currant 5-8 ft Pink/W-Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 3, 13, 14, 19 Birds eat berries X Ribes speciosum Fuschia-flowered Gooseberry 3-6+ ft tall and wide dark pink/ W-Sp FS/PS/FSH Well- drained 2-3; 3 in sun 1, 3, 10, 12- 14, 19 X * Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Red-flowering Currant 4-10 ft Pink/Sp PS/FSH Well- drained 2-3 3, 5, 13, 14, 19 X Rosa californica California Wild Rose 3-4 ft tall 3-10 ft w Pink/ Sp-Su FS/PS/FSH any 1-2; 3 (sun) 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 Tolerates seasonal flooding X Salvia apiana White Sage 3-5 ft White/ Sp-Su FS Well- drained 1 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 X * Salvia brandegeei Santa Rosa Island Sage To 3-4 ft; often sprawling Pale lavender/ Sp-Su FS Well- drained 1 1, 6, 8, 14, 19 Dark-green foliage X * Salvia clevelandii Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 2-5 ft Purple/lav. Sp-Su FS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 Cultivars: ‘Betsy Clebsch’, ‘Compacta’, ‘Winifred Gilman’, ** Salvia apiana X S. clevelandii ‘Vicki Romo’ ‘Vicki Romo’ Sage 3-4 ft tall & wide Lavender/Sp FS Most 1-2 to 2 6, 8 Silver-white foliage; fragrant X ** Salvia clevelandii X S. leucophylla ‘Allen Chickering’ Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 2-4 ft tall & wide Light blue/ Sp-Su FS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 13, 14 Silvery foliage; prune back by 1/3 in fall ** Salvia clevelandii X S. leucophylla ‘Pozo Blue’ ‘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
  6. 6. 6 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Salvia leucophylla Purple Sage 3- 5 ft Lavender/Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16,18, 19 Nice scent X Salvia mellifera Black Sage 3-5 ft Light purple/Sp FS Well- drained 1-2 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 X * Salvia munzii San Diego Sage 2-3 ft tall 3-4 ft w Blue/Su FS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17 Fragrant like Black Sage; ‘Baja Blue’, ‘Emerald Cascade’ X Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii Butterweed 2-3 ft Yellow/ Su-F FS any 1-2 to 2 13, 14 X * Sphaeralcea ambigua Globe Mallow/ Desert Mallow 2-3 ft tall & wide Orange/ Sp-Su FS Most 1-2 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 Reseeds; silvery to white foliage X Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus Common Snowberry 3-5 ft, spreading White/Sp PS Clays, loams 2-3 7, 9, 13, 19 Fruit may be toxic to humans X Symphoricarpos mollis Snowberry 2-4 ft tall & wide Pink/W-Sp PS/FSH any 2-3 to 3 13, 14 mulch X Trichostema lanatum Wooly Bluecurls 2-4 ft Purple/ W-Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 difficult X * Verbena lilacina Cedros Island Verbena 2-4 ft tall 3-5 ft wide Lilac/Sp-F FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14 Lovely year- round; showy flowers Perennial Vines X * Clematis lasiantha Chaparral Clematis 8-20 ft vine White/Sp- Su; sep. m/f plants FS (top) PS (roots) any 1-2 to 2 1, 6, 8, 13 Winter decid.; tolerates flooding X Clematis ligusticifolia Virgin’s Bower To 15 ft White/Su PS/FSH Any 2-3 to 3 3, 5, 13, 14, 19 Great for butterflies, other insects 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 Purple- white/ Sp PS/FSH any 1-2 1, 8, 13 Good under trees; drought deciduous X * Lonicera ciliosa Orange Honeysuckle 15-20 ft Orange/ Sp- Su PS/FSH Any 2-3 2, 8 Not for hot gardens X Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans Western Honeysuckle 5-18 ft Pink/Sp-Su PS/FSH clay 2-3 1, 5, 13, 14, 19 Tolerates seasonal flooding
  7. 7. 7 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X * Lonicera involucrata Twinberry 3-5 ft Yellow/Su PS/FSH any 1-2 to 2-3 3, 7, 13, 19 X Lonicera subspicata var. denudate & subspicata Santa Barbara & Southern Honeysuckles 3-8 ft Cream/ Sp-Su PS/PS/ FSH any 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14 Edible fruit Perennial Groundcover Plants X Abronia maritima Red Sand Verbena to 6 ft Magenta/ Su-F FS Sand 1-2 to 2 10, 13, 16 Adjacent to beach only X Achillea millefolia Yarrow 1-2 ft White/Sp-Su FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 most Alkali soils fine Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis < 3 ft White/Su-F FS/PS Any incl. clays 2-3 1, 13 ** 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 Light green leaves; good for coastal region ** 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 Small dark leaves; can shear to size ** 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 pilularis X B. sarathroides hybrid ** Baccharis ‘Starn’ Starn Baccharis 2-3 ft tall 5-6 ft wide Yellow/F male FS Any 1-2 to 2-3 8 Baccharis pilularis X B. sarathroides hybrid * Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium var. repens Creeping Oregon Grape 1 ft tall < 6 ft wide Yellow/Sp PS/FSH Any; acidic 1-2 to 3 1, 7, 9, 13, 14 Good habitat; edible berries ** Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium ‘Compacta’ ‘Compacta’ Oregon Grape 2-4 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Yellow/Sp PS/FSH Any; acidic 1-2 to 2-3 1, 13 Good habitat; edible berries * * Ceanothus “Joyce Coulter’ Joyce Coulter Ceanothus 2-3 ft tall 10 ft wide Blue/W-Sp PS Any 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 13 C. impressus X papillosus; mounding ** Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ Dark Star Ceanothus To 6+ ft To 6 ft Dk. Blue/ W-Sp FS Well- drained - to +/- 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 19 C. impressus X papillosus * * Ceanothus ‘Centennial’ Centennial Ceanothus 1 ft tall 4-10 ft w Dk Blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS Well- drained 1-2 3, 7, 9, 19 C. griseus X C. foliosus; sm leaf * Ceanothus gloriosus Point Reyes Ceanothus 1-2 ft tall to 8 ft wide Lt. blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS Well- drained; sandy 2-3 3 Dense foliage; holly-like
  8. 8. 8 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes ** Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Anchor Bay’ Anchor Bay Ceanothus < 1 ft tall to 8 ft wide Dk blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS any 1-2 to 2-3 8, 9, 19 Dense, compact ** Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Heart’s Desire’ Heart’s Desire Ceanothus 1-3 ft tall 4-6 ft wide Dk blue/ FS (coast) / PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 8 X * Ceanothus griseus horizontalis Carmel Creeper Ceanothus 1-3 ft tall 5-15 ft w Lt. blue/ FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13 ** Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’ Yankee Point Ceanothus To 4-5 ft To 10 ft Med. Blue/ FS (coast) / PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13, 19 Best near coast; fast grower ** Ceanothus griseus 'Kurt Zadnik' Kurt Zadnick Ceanothus 3-4 ft 8-10 ft Dk purple/ FS Any 1-2 to 2 13 More reliable than ‘Yankee Point’ * 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 Sticky; mat- like; best near coast * Ceanothus maritimus Maritime (Bluff) Ceanothus 1-3 ft tall 3-8 ft wide White- lavender/ FS (coast) / PS Any incl clays 1-2 3, 6, 8, Dark holly-like leaves; best near coast ** Ceanothus maritimus ‘Frosty Dawn’ Frosty Dawn Ceanothus 1-2 ft tall 4 ft wide Dk. blue/Sp FS (coast) / PS Any 1 to 1-2 8, 19 Sm. dark leaves ** Ceanothus maritimus ‘Point Sierra’ Point Sierra Ceaonothus 1-3 ft tall 4-6 ft wide Med. Blue/W-Sp FS/PS Any 1 to 1-2 3, 8, 19 Dense; more drought tolerant ** Ceanothus maritimus ‘Popcorn’ Popcorn Ceanothus 2-3 ft tall 6 ft wide White/W-Sp FS (coast) / PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 8, 13 Low & dense; best on coast X * Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens Creeping Blueblossom 1-3 ft tall 6-10 ft Blue/W-Sp FS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 Dense foliage ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ‘Ken Taylor’ Ken Taylor Ceanothus 1 ft tall Dk Blue/ W-Sp FS/PS Sandy best 1-2 to 2-3 Dark leaves ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ‘Louis Edmunds’ Louis Edmunds Ceanothus 1-2 ft tall 6-10 ft w Med. Blue/ FS (coast) / PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 3, 8, 9 Much confusion with name ** Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’ 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 Quite shade & water toleratant ** Ceanothus ‘Wheeler Canyon’ Wheeler Canyon Ceanothus 4-6 ft tall to 8 ft wide Dk Blue/Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 6, 8, 9, 11, 19 Dark leaves; ? Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus hybrid
  9. 9. 9 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X ** Corethrogyne (Lessingia) filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’ 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 X Epilobium canum (Zauschneria californica) & cultivars 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 ** Epilobium septentrionalis ‘Select Mattole’ Humbolt County Fuschia 1 ft tall 4-5 ft wide Or-red/Su-F FS/PS Prefers rocky 2-3 19 Low mat-like; silvery foliage; winter dormant X ** Erigeron glaucus ‘Bountiful’ Bountiful Seaside Daisy < 1 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Lavender/ Sp-Su PS best Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 8, 9, Green foliage; large flowers X ** Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ Seaside Daisy 1 ft tall 2 ft wide Lavernder/ Sp-Fa FS/PS/FSH Well- drained 1-2 to 3 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 Attractive flowers, foliage; habitat X ** Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick' Wayne Roderick Daisy < 1 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Lavender- blue/Sp-F FS/ PS (hot) Well- drained 1-2; 2-3(sun) 1, 3, 6, 8 Silvery foliage; butterfly nectar ** Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Warriner Lytle’ Warriner Lytle CA Buckwheat < 1 ft spreading Pink/Sp-F FS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 13 X *Glandularia gooddingii Southwest mock verbena 1-2 ft spreading Lilac/Sp-Su PS Well- drained 2 to 2-3 3, 8, 13, 16, Lovely flowers X Grindelia camporum Large Gumplant 2-3 ft tall 3-5 ft wide Yellow/ Sp-Fa FS Well- drained 1-2 1, 2, 6, 12, 16 Spreading X * Grindelia stricta ssp. venulosa (var. platyphylla) Spreading Gum Plant 1 ft tall 3+ ft wide Yellow/Su FS/PS sandy 1 to 1-2 5, 19 Mat-like; Coastal best X Heliotropum curassivacum Seaside Heliotrope < 2 ft 4-8 ft w. White- purple/Sp-F FS/PS Any; alkali best 2-3 2, 10, 16 Great butterfly nectar plant; don’t eat – toxic foliage X Malacothamnus clementinus San Clemente Is. Bush Mallow 2-4 ft tall to 8 ft wide Light pink/Spr FS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 13 X Phacelia ramosissima Branching (Strand) Phacelia 2-4 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Spr-Su FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 1, 2, 10, 12, 16 Hairs may cause rash X Ranunculus californicus California Buttercup < 2 ft Yellow/ PS sandy 2-3 to 3 Pac Coast Seed Very well- drained soils
  10. 10. 10 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X * Salvia clevelandii ‘Compacta’ Compact Fragrant (Chaparral) Sage 3 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Spr-Su FS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 ? Showy X Salvia leucophylla ‘Point Sal’ & ‘Point Sal Spreader’ Point Sal Sage 2-3 ft tall 8-10 ft w Pink-violet/ Spr-Su FS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 13, 19 Dense, evergreen; fast- growing; aromatic X ** Salvia mellifera ‘Tera Seca’ Tera Seca (Prostrate Black) Sage 2 ft tall 6-8 ft wide Light purple/Spr FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13, 16 Dense; Good for slopes; aromatic ** Salvia mellifera ‘Green Carpet’ Green Carpet Sage 1-2 ft tall 8 ft wide Light blue/ Spr-Su FS Well- drained 1-2 1, 13, 19 ** Salvia munzii ‘Emerald Cascade’ Emerald Cascade Sage 2-3 ft tall 2-3 ft wide Light blue/ FS Well- drained 1-2 1, 8, 11, 13 Evergreen X Salvia spathacea Hummingbird Sage 1-3 ft Magenta/Spr PS/FSH 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 19 Cut back yearly Stachys albens Whitestem Woodmint (Hedgenettle) 1-3 ft White/Spr- Su FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 6, 12 X Stachys bullata California Woodmint (Hedgenettle) 1-4 ft Pink/Spr-Su PS Well- drained 2-3 1, 3, 7, 12, 14 Tolerates seasonal flooding X Stachys rigida var. rigida (Stachys ajugoides) Rigid Woodmint (Hedgenettle) 1-2 ft Pink/Spr-Su FS/PS Clay 2-3 to 3 1, 13 X * Symphyotrichum chilense (Aster chilensis) Coast Aster 1-3 ft tall spreading Lavender/Sp FS/PS Any 1-2 to 3 1, 8, 11, 13 Good habitat plant Herbaceous Perennials X * Aquilegia formosa Western Columbine 1-2 ft Red- yellow/Su PS/FSH Well- drained 2 to 3 1, 3, 5, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20 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 Cream- pink/Su FS/PS Sandy 1-2 1, 3, 10, 14 Needs seasonal flooding 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 Tol. Flooding; Monarch host plant; silvery
  11. 11. 11 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Astragalus trichopodus ssp. lonchus Rattlepod 2-3 ft White/Sp FS any 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 13 X Baileya multiradiata *Desert marigold 1-2 ft tall & wide Yellow/Sp- Su FS Most 1-2 to 2 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 38, 47, 66 Charming; pollinators X Coreopsis gigantea Giant Coreopsis 3-8 ft tall 3 ft wide Yellow/Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 to 2 1, 2, 3, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, X * Coreopsis maritima Sea Dahlia 1-2 ft tall & wide Yellow/Spr FS/PS Sandy best 1-2 8, 13, 14 Tolerates seaside conditions X Corethrogyne filaginifolia Common Sand Aster 1-4 ft tall & wide Violet/Spr- Su FS/PS Any; sandy best 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 10, 16 ‘Silver Carpet’ X Diplacus (Mimulus) linearis Chaparral Bush Monkey Flower 2-3 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Yellow/W- Spr FS/PS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 3, 10, 13 X Erigeron foliosus Fleabane Daisy (Aster) 2-3 ft Lavender/ Sp-Su FS/PS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 1? X *Erigeron glaucus Seaside Daisy ½ ft Lavernder/ Sp-Fa FS/PS/FSH Well- drained 2-3 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 Attractive flowers, foliage Eriogonum elongatum var elongatum Wand Buckwheat 3-5 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Su-F FS Any, incl clay, Alk. 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 12 Tough plant X * Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Red Buckwheat 1-2 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Red-pink/ Su-F FS/PS Any 1-2 1, 5, 7, 8, 14 Tol. moderate salt, alkali soils * Eriogonum kennedyi Cushion Buckwheat < 1 ft 1-3 ft wide Pink/ FS Sandy/ rocky 1-2 to 2 13, 14 Alpine plant; silvery-white * Eriogonum saxatile Rock Buckwheat 1 ft tall & wide Red-yellow/ Su FS/PS gravelly 1-2 1, 13 Desert mtns plant; compact X * Eriogonum umbellatum Sulfur-flowered Buckwheat 1 ft tall 3 ft wide Yellow/ FS/PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 X Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum Golden Yarrow 1-3 ft Gold-yellow/ Sp-Su FS/PS Sandy best 1-2 1, 3, 6, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 Tol. moderate salt, alkali soils Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum Western Wallflower 1-3 ft 1-2 ft wide Yellow-Or/ W-Sp FS Well- drained 1-2 to 2 13 X Erysimum insulare ssp. suffrutescens Dune Wallflower 1-3 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Yellow/W-Sp FS/PS Sandy 1-2 to 2-3 1, 2, 10 X Euthamia occidentalis Western Goldenrod 3-6 ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS Any 2 to 3 13, 16 Butterfly plant; can be invasive
  12. 12. 12 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Grindelia camporum Large Gumplant 2-3 ft tall 3-5 ft wide Yellow/ Sp-Fa FS Well- drained 1-2 1, 2, 6, 12, 16 Spreading X Grindelia hirsutula vars. hirsutula & maritima Hairy Gumplant 1-2 ft tall & wide Yellow/ Sp-Su FS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 10 Butterfly plant X Horkelia cuneata ssp. cuneata Wedgeleaf Horkelia < 1 ½ ft T 2 ft wide White/Sp-Su FS/PS sandy 1-2 to 2-3 1, 2, 6, 10, 13 (ssp. puberula) Dies back in summer drought X Limonium californicum California Sea- Lavender 1-2 ft tall and wide Purple/Su-F FS Any; sand to clay 2-3 to 3 10, 14, 16 Tolerates seaside conditions X *Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower 1-2 ft tall 1 ft wide Red/Sp-Su FS/PS/ FSH any 2-3 to 3 3, 8, 13, 19 Toxic X * Lobelia dunnii var. serrata Dunn’s Lobelia 1 ft tall 1-3 ft wide Lavender/Su PS Well- drained 2-3 to 3 1, 6, 8, 13 Lovely blooms X Lomatium utriculatum Common Lomatum 2-3 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS Any, incl. clays, alkali 2-3 to 3 30 X Lotus grandiflorus var. grandiflorus Showy Lotus 8-24 in tall Cream/Sp PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 13 Short-lived Lotus heermannii Wooly Lotus 1 ft tall 1-3 ft w Yellow/Sp-F FS/PS Well- drained 2-3 10, 16 X Mimulus cardinalis Scarlet Monkeyflower To 3 ft Red/Sp-Fa FS/PS any 2-3 to 3 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19 easy X *Monardella linioides Willowy monardella 1-2 ft tall 1-3 ft wide Lavender/ Su-F FS.PS Well- drained 2 to 2-3 1, 8, 11, 13, 14, 19 Many butterflies 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 Hummingbird plant; scented; ‘Marion Sampson’ X *Monardella odoratissima Mountain/Desert Monaradella 1-3 ft tall & wide Pink/Sp-Su PS Most 2 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 24, 28 Lovely scent; many butterflies X * Monardella villosa (ssp. subserrata) Coyote Mint 1-2 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Sp-Su PS Well- drained 2 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 Many butterflies X ** Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ Coyote Mint 1-2 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Spr-Su PS Well- drained 1-2 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 X * Penstemon palmeri Pink Wild Snapdragon 4-5 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Lavender/ Sp-Su FS/PS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 1, 14 X Penstemon spectabilis ssp. subviscosus Showy Penstemon 3-4 ft Lavender- pink/Sp-Su FS Sandy or rocky 1 1, 3, 6, 10, 13, 14, 16
  13. 13. 13 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes * Phacelia californica CA Phacelia 1-2 ft tall and wide Lavender/ FS Well- drained 2 13, 19 Gray-green foliage Phacelia distans Common Phacelia; Wild Heliotrope 1-2 ft tall Violet/Sp FS/PS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 10 Good under other plants X Pluchea odorata ssp. odorata Sweetscent; Saltmarsh Fleabane 1-3 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Su-F FS Sandy incl. Alk 2-3 6, 10, 16 Tolerates seasonal flooding X *Sidalcea calycosa ssp. rhizomata Pt. Reyes checkerbloom 1-3 ft tall & wide Magenta/ Sp-Su PS Any but alkali 2-3 to 3 5, 46 Lovely blooms X Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora Dwarf Checker Mallow To 1 ½ ft Pink- lavender/ FS/PS Any 2-3 to 3 1, 8, 13, 19 X Solidago californica California Goldenrod 2-4 ft tall spreading Yellow/Su-F FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 7, 10, 14 Tolerates seasonal flooding X Solidago spectabilis var. confinis Southern Goldenrod 3-6 ft tall spreading Yellow/Su-F FS/PS Any 2-3 1, 6, 8, 10, 13 Tolerates seasonal flooding Verbena bracteata Big Bract Verbena ½ - 2 ft Lavender/ Su-Fa FS ?any 2-3 to 3 10 X Verbena lasiostachys California Verbena 1-4 ft Lavender/ Sp-Fa FS/PS Any See note 1, 10, 13, 16 None after flowering Herbaceous Annuals & Biennials (also short-lived perennials usually grown as annuals) – no water after flowering X Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabruiscula & var. orcuttiana Yellow Pincushion 1-3 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS any 1 10, 13 X Cirsium occidentale var. californicum & occidentale Cobwebby Thistle 4-6 ft tall 1-2 ft w. Pink/Sp-Su FS Well- drained 1-2 13, 19, 21 May survive several seasons X Clarkia unguiculata Elegant Clarkia 2-5 ft tall Pink-purple/ Sp-Su FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 2, 5, 10, 13, 16 Needs drought for seeds X Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata Miner’s Lettuce 1 ft tall White/Sp-Su PS/FSH any 1-2 2, 5, 10 Croton setigerus Doveweed; Turkey Mullein < 1 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Yellow/Su FS Well- drained 1 to 1-2 2, 10, 16 Somewhat invasive; stinging hairs X Gilia capitata ssp. abrotanifolia Globe Gilia 1-2+ ft Purple-blue/ Sp FS Any well- drained 1 to 1-2 5, 13 easy
  14. 14. 14 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Gilia tricolor Bird’s Eye Gilia 1-2 ft tall Yellow/Blue Sp FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 2, 5, 10, 13 Easy; fragrant X Helenium puberulum Rosilla; Sneezeweed 1-5 ft tall 1 ft wide Yellow- brown/ Su FS any 2-3 to 3 6, 13, 21 Edible; pollinator plant; X Helianthus annuus Common (Annual) Sunflower 5-8 ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS any 1-2 2, 10 (local var.) easy X Hemizonia fasciculata Slender Tarweed Med/tall Gold- yellow/Su FS Any 1 10, 16 X Heterotheca grandiflora Telegraph Weed 4-5+ ft tall Yellow/Su-F FS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 10, 16 Abundant reseeder X Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp sessiliflora Erect Goldenaster 1-2 ft tall 1 ft wide Yellow/F FS Sandy 2 3, 8, 13, 16 (? ssp) Dune plant X Lasthenia californica California Goldfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/W-Sp FS any 1 to 1-2 10, 13 Salt tolerant Lasthenia coronaria Royal Goldenfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/W-Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 10, Moderately salt tolerant X Lasthenia glabrata ssp. coulteri Coulter's Goldfields < 1 ft tall Yellow/Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 5, 10 Good for water gardens; salt tolerant X Layia platyglossa Coastal Tidy-Tips 1-2 ft tall Yellow/white / Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 5, 10, 13 easy X Limnanthes douglasii Meadowfoam < 1 ft tall Yellow/white Sp FS any 1 to 2-3 5, Linanthus dianthiflorus Linanthus < 1 ft tall Purple-blue FS any 2-3 16 X Lupinus succulentus Arroyo (Succulent) Lupine 1-3 ft tall Blue- purple/Sp FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 18 Easy X * Madia elegans Common Madia 1-3 ft Yellow-red/ Su-F FS Well- drained 1-2 to 2 5, 10, 16, 19 Foliage aroma of tropical fruit X Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima & hookeri Hooker’s Evening Primrose 5+ ft tall Yellow/Su FS Well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16 Abundant reseeders Perityle emoryi Rock Daisy < 1 ft tall White- Yellow/ Sp FS Any - to +/- 10 More common in desert areas Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida Caterpillar Phacelia 1-2 ft tall Light Purple FS Any well- drained 1 10, 16 X Phacelia grandiflora Large-flowered Phacelia 1-3 ft tall Purple/Sp FS/PS Well- drained/ sandy 2 to 3 8, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19 Very showy
  15. 15. 15 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Phacelia parryi Parry’s Phacelia (Fiddleneck) 1-3 ft tall Purple- white/Sp FS/PS Any well- drained 2-3 13, 16 X Phacelia tanacetifolia Purple fiddleneck 1-3 ft tall Purple/Sp- Su FS/PS Any well- drained 2-3 to 3 5, 10, 13, Easy, pretty, scent, cut flower X Phacelia viscida Sticky Phacelia 1-2 ft tall Blue- White/Sp FS/PS any 1-2 to 2-3 2, 8, 19 Easy, pretty X Plantago erecta California (Dotseed) Plantain < 1 ft tall White/green FS/PS any 2-3 2, 16 X Salvia carduacea Thistle Sage 1-2 ft tall Lavender/ Sp FS Sandy or rocky 1 10, 13, 16 X Salvia columbariae var. columbariae Chia Sage 1-2 ft Blue-purple/ Sp FS Sandy or rocky 1 to 1-2 5, 10, 13, 16 X Trichostema lanceolatum Vinegar Plant Med-tall Purple FS Any well- drained 1 10, 13, X Trifolium albopurpureum Indian Clover < 1 ft Purple- white/Sp FS Any well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 5, 16 Pollinator plant; edible X Trifolium ciliolatum Tree clover 1-3 ft Pink- purple/Sp FS/PS Any well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 5, 10 Pollinator plant; edible X Trifolium fucatum Bull Clover/Sour Clover 1-3 ft Yellow/ FS Any well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 5, 16 Pollinator plant; edible X Trifolium gracilentum Pin-point Clover 1-3 ft Pink- purple/Sp FS Any well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16 Pollinator plant; edible X Trifolium microcephalum Small-head Clover Pink-purple/ Sp-Su FS Any well- drained 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16 Trifolium obtusiflorum Creek (Clammy) Clover 1-2 ft tall & wide Lavender/ Sp-Su FS/PS Any well- drained 2 to 3 10, 16 Pollinator plant; edible X Trifolium willdenovii Tomcat Clover 1-2 ft Pink/Sp-Su FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 10, 16, 19 Can spread Trifolium wormskioldii Coast Clover 1 ft. tall Pink/Sp FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 Pollinator plant; edible Bulbs and Corms X Bloomeria crocea var. crocea Golden Stars 1-2 ft Yellow/Sp FS/PS Any, incl. clays 1 1, 8, 10, 13, 16 Fine in grass X Brodiaea jolonensis (B. terrestris) Harvest Brodiaea 1-2 ft Purple/ Sp-Su FS Any, incl. clays 1 1, 8, 20 X Dichelostemma capitatum Blue Dicks/Wild Hyacinth < 2 ft Blue/Sp FS/PS well- drained 1 1, 2, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18
  16. 16. 16 I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes X Ranunculus californicus California Buttercup < 2 ft Yellow/ Sp-Su PS sandy 1-2 to 3 1, 13 Very well- drained soils X Sisyrinchium bellum Western Blue-eyed Grass 1-2 ft Purple- yellow/Sp FS/PS any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 7/3/2016 I : X = Gardening Information Sheet :( http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot.com/p/gallery-of-native-plants_17.html) * 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

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