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Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abies concolor Balsam fir, Colorado fir, Concolor fir, Oyamel de California, Silver fir, White balsam, White fir Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade
Abies grandis Giant fir, Grand fir Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Abies magnifica California red fir, Red fir Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Acer circinatum Oregon vine maple, Vine maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil, Western yarrow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise, Common chamise, Greasewood Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Aesculus californica California buckeye Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Allium unifolium Oneleaf onion Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Amelanchier alnifolia Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Anemopsis californica Yerba mansa, Yerba-mansa, Lizard tail Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Antennaria alpina Alpine everlasting, Alpine pussytoes Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Aquilegia eximia Van Houtte's columbine, Serpentine columbine Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Aquilegia formosa Western columbine, Crimson columbine, Scarlet columbine, Red columbine Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Arabis blepharophylla Rose rockcress Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Arbutus menziesii Pacific madrone, Oregon laurel, Laurelwood Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Arctostaphylos bakeri Baker's manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Arctostaphylos canescens Hoary manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Arctostaphylos columbiana Hairy manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Arctostaphylos densiflora Vine Hill manzanita Perennial Subshrub, Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Little Sur manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Arctostaphylos manzanita Whiteleaf manzanita, Big manzanita, Manzanita Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Arctostaphylos nevadensis Pinemat manzanita Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Arctostaphylos pajaroensis Pajaro manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Arctostaphylos patula Greenleaf manzanita, Green-leaf manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aristolochia californica California dutchman's pipe Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Armeria maritima Thrift seapink Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Artemisia pycnocephala Beach sagebrush, Beach wormwood, Sand hill sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia tridentata Big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Asarum caudatum British Columbia wild ginger, Long-tail wild ginger Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Asclepias fascicularis Mexican whorled milkweed, Narrowleaf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias speciosa Showy milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Athyrium filix-femina Common ladyfern, Lady fern, Ladyfern, Subarctic lady fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Atriplex lentiformis Big saltbush, Coastal quail bush, Quailbush, Saltbush Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist
Baileya multiradiata Desert marigold, Showy desert marigold, Paper daisy, Desert baileya Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot, Arrow-leaf balsamroot Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Blechnum spicant Deer fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Calocedrus decurrens Incense cedar, Incense-cedar Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Calycanthus occidentalis Western sweetshrub, California sweet shrub, Spice bush, Western spicebush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Calystegia occidentalis Chaparral false bindweed Perennial Vine
Camassia quamash Small camas, Common camass, Swamp sego Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifolia Beach evening-primrose, Beach suncup Perennial Herb Sun
Carpenteria californica Bush anemone, Tree anemone, Tree-anemone Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ceanothus cordulatus Mountain whitethorn, Snow bush, Whitethorn ceanothus Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus Point Reyes ceanothus, Glory brush Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Part-shade
Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus Point Reyes ceanothus, Glory mat Perennial Subshrub, Shrub Sun Dry
Ceanothus impressus Santa Barbara ceanothus, Santa Barbara buckbrush Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Ceanothus leucodermis Chaparral whitethorn, Jackbrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ceanothus maritimus Maritime ceanothus, Bluff california lilac Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Blueblossom, Bluebrush, Blue blossom Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Ceanothus velutinus Snowbrush, Snowbrush ceanothus, Tobacco-brush, Mountain balm, Buckbrush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas redbud Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cercis orbiculata California redbud, Western redbud, Arizona redbud, Pata de vaca Perennial Tree
Cercocarpus ledifolius Curl-leaf mountain mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Cercocarpus montanus var. glaber Smooth Mountain Mahogany, Birchleaf mountain mahogany, Hard tack, Birch-leaf mountain-mahogany Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Port Orford cedar, Port Orford-cedar, Lawson falsecypress Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow herb Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Chilopsis linearis Desert willow, Flowering willow, Willow-leaved catalpa, Trumpet flower Perennial Tree Sun Moist, Dry
Chlorogalum pomeridianum Wavyleaf soap plant, Wavyleaf Soap-plant Perennial Herb
Chrysolepis sempervirens Bush chinquapin, Sierra chinquapin, Sierran chinkapin Perennial Shrub Sun
Clarkia amoena Farewell to spring, Farewell-to-spring, Herald-of-summer Annual Herb Part-shade
Clarkia concinna Red ribbons, Redribbons Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Clarkia rubicunda Ruby chalice clarkia Annual Herb Sun
Clarkia speciosa Redspot clarkia Annual Herb Sun
Clarkia unguiculata Elegant clarkia, Elegant fairyfan, Mountain garland Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Claytonia sibirica Siberian springbeauty, Siberian miners lettuce Annual Herb Shade Moist
Clematis lasiantha Pipestem clematis, Pipestems, Chaparral clematis Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Clematis ligusticifolia Western white clematis, Virgin's bower, Pepper vine, Hierba de chivo Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Clinopodium douglasii Oregon-tea, Yerba buena Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Collinsia grandiflora Blue lips, Blue-lips blue-eyed Mary, Giant blue eyed Mary Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Collinsia heterophylla Purple Chinese houses, Harlequin blue-eyed Mary, Chinese houses Annual Herb Part-shade
Collinsia linearis Narrowleaf blue eyed Mary Annual Herb
Collomia grandiflora Grand collomia, Large-flower mountain-trumpet, Collomia Annual Herb Part-shade Dry
Coreopsis gigantea Giant coreopsis, Giant tickseed, Tree coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun
Coreopsis maritima Sea dahlia Perennial Herb Sun
Corethrogyne filaginifolia Common sandaster, California aster Perennial Herb, Subshrub Sun
Cornus nuttallii Pacific dogwood, Pacific flowering dogwood, Mountain dogwood Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea Redosier dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Corylus cornuta var. californica California hazelnut Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Danthonia californica California oatgrass, California wild oat grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Danthonia unispicata Few-flower wild oat grass, Onespike danthonia, Onespike oatgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Darmera peltata Indian rhubarb, Indian-rhubarb, Umbrella plant Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda Shrubby cinquefoil, Golden hardhack, Potentilla Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Delphinium cardinale Scarlet larkspur Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Delphinium glaucum Sierra larkspur, Tower larkspur Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet, Moist
Delphinium variegatum Royal larkspur Perennial Herb
Dendromecon harfordii Harford's tree poppy, Channel Island tree poppy, Island tree poppy Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun
Dendromecon rigida Tree poppy, Bush poppy Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Dicentra formosa Pacific bleeding heart, Pacific bleedinghearts, Western bleedingheart Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Diplacus aurantiacus Orange bush monkeyflower, Bush monkeyflower Perennial Subshrub
Dodecatheon clevelandii Padre's shootingstar Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus Slender wheatgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Encelia californica California brittlebush, Coast sunflower Perennial Shrub Sun
Encelia farinosa Brittlebush, Goldhills, Incienso Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Epilobium canum Hummingbird trumpet, California fuchsia, Zauschneria Perennial Subshrub
Epilobium obcordatum Rockfringe Perennial Herb Sun
Epilobium rigidum Siskiyou rock fringe, Stiff willowherb Perennial Herb Sun
Epilobium septentrionale Northern willowherb, Humboldt County fuchsia Perennial Herb
Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa var. nauseosa Rabbitbrush, Rubber rabbitbrush Perennial Shrub Sun
Erigeron glaucus Seaside fleabane, Seaside daisy Perennial Herb Part-shade
Eriogonum arborescens Santa Cruz Island buckwheat, Santa Cruz Island wild buckwheat Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Eriogonum giganteum St. Catherine's lace Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Redflower buckwheat, Red-flowered pacific island wild buckwheat Perennial Shrub
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulphur-flower buckwheat, Sulphur-flower wild buckwheat, Sulphur buckwheat, Sulphur flower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Eschscholzia caespitosa Tufted poppy, Tufted-poppy Annual Herb Sun Dry
Eschscholzia californica California poppy, California gold poppy Annual Herb Sun Dry
Festuca californica California fescue Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Festuca idahoensis Blue bunchgrass, Bunchgrass fescue, Idaho fescue Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Festuca occidentalis Western fescue Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Fragaria vesca Woodland strawberry, California strawberry, Wood strawberry Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Frangula californica ssp. californica California buckthorn, Coffeeberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Fremontodendron californicum California flannelbush, Northern flannelbush, Northern fremontia, California slippery elm Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Fritillaria affinis Checker lily, Chocolate Lily Perennial Herb
Garrya elliptica Wavyleaf silktassel, Wavy-leaf silktassel, Silk-tassel bush, Coastal silktassel Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Gaultheria shallon Salal Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Gilia capitata Blue gilia, Blue-head gily-flower, Bluehead gilia, Globe gilia Annual Herb Sun
Gilia tricolor Bird's-eye gilia, Bird's-eyes Annual Herb Sun
Helenium bigelovii Bigelow's sneezeweed Perennial Herb
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral yucca, Foothill yucca, Our Lord's candle Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon, California Christmasberry, Christmasberry, California holly, Hollywood Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Heuchera maxima Island alumroot, Jill of the rocks Perennial Herb Shade Dry
Heuchera micrantha Crevice alumroot, Common alumroot Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Heuchera pilosissima Hairy alumroot, Seaside alumroot, Shaggy alumroot Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Holodiscus discolor Oceanspray, Hillside oceanspray, Cream bush, Mountain spray Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ipomopsis aggregata Scarlet gilia, Scarlet standing-cypress, Skyrocket, Skunkflower Biennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Iris douglasiana Douglas iris, Mountain iris, Western iris Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Iris innominata Del Norte County iris Perennial Herb Part-shade
Iris missouriensis Rocky Mountain iris, Western blue flag Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Iris tenuissima Longtube iris Perennial Herb
Juglans californica California black walnut, Southern California walnut Perennial Tree Part-shade
Juniperus californica California juniper, Desert white cedar Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Juniperus communis Common juniper Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Juniperus occidentalis Western juniper Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Keckiella cordifolia Heartleaf keckiella, Heart-leaf bush-beardtongue, Climbing penstemon, Heartleaf penstemon Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
Koeleria macrantha Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Lasthenia glabrata Yellowray goldfields, Yellow-ray goldfields, California sunshine Annual Herb Sun
Lavatera assurgentiflora Island mallow, Mission-mallow, Tree mallow Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Layia platyglossa Coastal tidytips Annual Herb Sun Dry
Ledum glandulosum Western Labrador tea, Trapper's tea Perennial Shrub Shade
Lepechinia calycina Woodbalm, California pitcher plant, Pitcher sage Perennial Subshrub, Shrub
Lepechinia fragrans Island pitchersage, El tigre pitcher sage, Fragrant pitcher sage Perennial Subshrub, Shrub
Leptosiphon androsaceus False babystars Annual Herb Sun Dry
Leptosiphon grandiflorus Large-flower desert-trumpets, Largeflower linanthus, Mountain phlox Annual Herb Sun
Leucothoe davisiae Sierra laurel, Sierran doghobble, Western leucothoe Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Lewisia cotyledon Broadleaf lewisia, Siskiyou bitter-root, Siskiyou lewisia Perennial Herb Part-shade
Leymus triticoides Beardless lyme grass, Beardless wildrye, Creeping wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Lilium humboldtii Humboldt lily Perennial Herb Part-shade
Lilium pardalinum Leopard lily, Tiger lily, Panther lily Perennial Herb Part-shade
Limnanthes douglasii Douglas Meadowfoam, Douglas' meadowfoam Annual Herb
Linnaea borealis Twinflower, American twinflower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Linum lewisii Wild blue flax, Prairie flax, Lewis flax Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Linum lewisii var. lewisii Blue flax, Prairie flax Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Lonicera involucrata Twinberry honeysuckle, Four-line honeysuckle, Black twinberry, Bear berry honeysuckle Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Lotus scoparius Common deerweed, Deerweed Perennial Subshrub
Lupinus albifrons Silver lupine, White-leaf bush lupine, Evergreen lupine Perennial Herb Sun
Lupinus arboreus Yellow bush lupine, Bush lupine, Tree lupine Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Lupinus bicolor Miniature lupine, Miniature annual lupine, Pygmy-leaved lupine Annual Herb Sun
Lupinus densiflorus Whitewhorl lupine Annual Herb
Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus Golden lupine, Whitewhorl lupine Annual Herb Sun Dry
Lupinus grayi Sierra lupine Perennial Subshrub
Lupinus nanus Ocean-blue lupine, Sky lupine Annual Herb Sun Dry
Lupinus polyphyllus Bigleaf lupine, Blue-pod lupine, Meadow lupine, Bog lupine Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Lupinus succulentus Hollowleaf annual lupine, Hollow-leaf annual lupine, Arroyo lupine, Succulent lupine Annual Herb Sun Dry
Lupinus vallicola Open lupine Annual Herb
Madia elegans Common madia, Elegant Madia Annual Herb
Mahonia aquifolium Hollyleaved barberry, Oregon-grape, Holly-leaf Oregon-grape Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Dry
Mahonia nervosa Cascade barberry, Cascade Oregon-grape, Dwarf Oregon-grape Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Mahonia nevinii Nevin's barberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Mahonia pinnata Wavyleaf barberry, Shinyleaf mahonia, California barberry Perennial Shrub, Vine
Mahonia repens Creeping barberry, Creeping Oregon-grape Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Maianthemum dilatatum False lily of the valley, Canada Mayflower Perennial Herb Shade Wet, Moist
Maianthemum racemosum Feathery false lily of the valley, False Solomon's seal, Feathery false Solomon's seal, False spikenard, Solomon's plume, Smilacina Perennial Herb
Melica imperfecta Smallflower melic grass, Coast range melic grass, Smallflower melic, Coast range melic, Oniongrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Mentzelia laevicaulis Evening star, Giant blazingstar, Smoothstem blazingstar, Stick leaf Biennial Herb Sun
Mentzelia lindleyi Lindley's blazingstar, Evening star Annual Herb Sun Dry
Mimulus bicolor Yellow and white monkeyflower, Yellow-and-white monkey-flower Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Mimulus cardinalis Crimson monkey-flower, Scarlet monkey-flower, Scarlet monkeyflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Mimulus guttatus Yellow monkeyflower, Golden monkeyflower, Seep monkeyflower, Common monkeyflower Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Mimulus kelloggii Kellogg's monkeyflower Annual Herb Part-shade Wet
Mimulus lewisii Purple monkeyflower, Great purple monkey-flower, Lewis monkey-flower Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Mimulus primuloides Primrose monkey-flower, Primrose monkeyflower, Yellow creeping monkey-flower Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Monardella odoratissima Alpine mountainbalm, Coyote mint, Mountain monardella, Mountain pennyroyal Perennial Herb Part-shade
Monardella villosa Coyote mint Perennial Subshrub
Morella californica California wax myrtle, Pacific bayberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Muhlenbergia rigens Deergrass, Meadow muhly, Deer muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Nemophila maculata Fivespot Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Nemophila menziesii Baby blue eyes, Menzies baby blue eyes Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Oenothera caespitosa Tufted evening primrose, Gumbo evening primrose, Gumbo lily, Fragrant evening primrose Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri Hooker's evening-primrose, Giant evening-primrose Biennial Herb Sun Moist
Oxalis oregana Redwood-sorrel, Oregon Wood Sorrel Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet bugler Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Penstemon heterophyllus Bunchleaf penstemon, Bunchleaf beardtongue, Foothill penstemon, Foothill beardtongue Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Penstemon pseudospectabilis Desert penstemon, Desert beardtongue, Rosy desert penstemon, Rosy desert beardtongue, Canyon penstemon, Canyon beardtongue, Mohave penstemon, Mohave beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Penstemon spectabilis Showy penstemon, Showy beardtongue, Royal penstemon, Royal beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Phacelia bolanderi Bolander's phacelia, Flowered grape leaf Perennial Herb Part-shade
Phacelia tanacetifolia Lacy phacelia, Lacy scorpion-weed Annual Herb Sun Dry
Phacelia viscida Tacky phacelia Annual Herb
Philadelphus lewisii Lewis' mock orange, Mock Orange, California mock orange Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Physocarpus capitatus Pacific ninebark Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Picea sitchensis Sitka spruce Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Pinus contorta Beach pine, Lodgepole pine Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Pinus jeffreyi Jeffrey pine Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pinus lambertiana Sugar pine Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pinus radiata Monterey pine Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Platystemon californicus California creamcups, Creamcups Annual Herb Sun Moist
Polypodium californicum California polypody Perennial Fern
Polystichum munitum Western swordfern, Pineland sword fern, Western sword fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Potentilla gracilis Slender cinquefoil Perennial Subshrub Sun
Prosartes hookeri var. hookeri Drops-of-gold, Drops of gold Perennial Herb
Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata Lance selfheal, Self-heal Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Prunus ilicifolia Hollyleaf cherry Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata Bluebunch wheatgrass, Bluebunch-wheat grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas fir, Blue Douglas fir Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Purshia tridentata Antelope bitterbrush, Bitterbrush, Antelope brush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Quercus agrifolia California live oak, Coast live oak, Encina Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade
Quercus chrysolepis Canyon live oak Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Quercus douglasii Blue oak Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Quercus dumosa Coastal sage scrub oak, Nuttall's scrub oak Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus kelloggii California black oak Perennial Tree Sun
Quercus lobata Valley oak Perennial Tree Sun
Quercus wislizeni Interior live oak Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Ranunculus californicus California buttercup Perennial Herb
Rhamnus crocea Holly-leaf buckthorn, Redberry, Redberry buckthorn Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rhododendron macrophyllum Pacific rhododendron, California rhododendron, California rosebay, Red rhododendron Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhododendron occidentale Western azalea Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Rhus trilobata Skunkbush sumac, Scented sumac, Ill-scented sumac, Squawbush, Basketbush, Skunkbush, Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ribes aureum Golden currant Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ribes indecorum Whiteflower currant Perennial Shrub
Ribes malvaceum Chaparral currant Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Ribes menziesii Canyon gooseberry, Chaparral currant Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Ribes sanguineum Redflower currant, Blood currant, Pink-flowered currant, Red flowering currant Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia flowering currant, Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Ribes viburnifolium Evergreen currant, Catalina currant, Santa Catalina currant, Island gooseberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Romneya coulteri Coulter's Matilija poppy, Matilija poppy, Fried-egg flower Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Rosa californica California rose, California wildrose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet
Rudbeckia californica California coneflower Perennial Herb
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Salvia apiana White sage, California white sage Perennial Shrub Sun
Salvia columbariae California sage, Chia, Golden chia Annual Herb Sun Dry
Salvia leucophylla San Luis purple sage, Purple sage Perennial Subshrub
Salvia sonomensis Creeping sage Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Salvia spathacea Hummingbird sage, Pitcher sage Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Blue elder, Black elder, Blue (Mexican) elderberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Scrophularia californica California figwort Perennial Herb
Sedum spathulifolium Broad-leaf stonecrop, Broadleaf stonecrop, Common stonecrop Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Sequoia sempervirens Coast Redwood, California Redwood, Redwood Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Shepherdia argentea Silver buffaloberry, Buffaloberry Perennial Shrub Sun Moist, Dry
Silene californica Indian pink, Indian-pink Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Sisyrinchium bellum Western blue-eyed grass, California blue-eyed-grass Perennial Herb Part-shade
Sisyrinchium californicum Golden blue-eyed grass Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Solanum clokeyi Clokey's nightshade Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Solidago altissima Tall Goldenrod, Late goldenrod, Canadian goldenrod, Canada goldenrod Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Solidago californica California goldenrod, Northern California goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun
Solidago canadensis Canada goldenrod, Canadian goldenrod, Tall goldenrod, Giant goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Solidago multiradiata Rocky Mountain goldenrod, Northern goldenrod, Alpine goldenrod Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Spiraea douglasii Hardhack spiraea, Rose spirea, Western spiraea Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Spiraea splendens var. splendens Rose meadowsweet, Subalpine spiraea Perennial Shrub Sun Wet
Sporobolus airoides Alkali sacaton Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Stylomecon heterophylla Wind poppy Annual Herb Part-shade
Styrax redivivus Chapparal snowbell, Drug snowbell, Snowdrop bush Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Symphoricarpos albus Common snowberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Symphoricarpos mollis Creeping snowberry Perennial Subshrub Dry
Symphyotrichum chilense Common California Aster, Pacific aster Perennial Herb
Tellima grandiflora Bigflower tellima, Fragrant fringecup Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Tiarella trifoliata var. unifoliata Oneleaf foamflower, Sugar scoop, Western foamflower Perennial Herb Shade
Tolmiea menziesii Piggyback-plant, Thousand mothers, Youth on age, Youth-on-age Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Trichostema lanatum Woolly bluecurls, Romero Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Triteleia laxa Ithuriel's spear, Wally basket, Grass nut Perennial Herb
Tsuga mertensiana Mountain hemlock Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Umbellularia californica California laurel, California bay, Oregon myrtle, Pepperwood Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Vaccinium ovatum California huckleberry, Evergreen blueberry, Evergreen huckleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Vaccinium parvifolium Red blueberry, Red huckleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Vancouveria chrysantha Golden insideout flower Perennial Herb
Vancouveria hexandra White insideout flower, White inside-out-flower, Northern inside-out flower Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Viburnum ellipticum Common viburnum Perennial Shrub
Viola adunca Hooked-spur violet, Western Blue Violet, Western Dog Violet Perennial Herb Shade Moist, Dry
Vitis californica California grape, California wild grape, Western wild grape Perennial Vine Sun Moist
Woodwardia fimbriata Giant chain fern, Giant chainfern Perennial Herb, Fern Part-shade Moist
Wyethia angustifolia California compassplant, California-compassplant, Narrowleaf mule ears Perennial Herb Sun
Zigadenus fremontii Fremont's deathcamas Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade