California-Northern Recommended

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Abies concolor
Balsam fir, Colorado fir, Concolor fir, Oyamel de California, Silver fir, White balsam, White fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Abies grandis
Giant fir, Grand fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Abies magnifica
California red fir, Red fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Acer circinatum
Oregon vine maple, Vine maple

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Acer macrophyllum
Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Achillea millefolium
Common yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil, Western yarrow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Achnatherum hymenoides
Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Adenostoma fasciculatum
Chamise, Common chamise, Greasewood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Aesculus californica
California buckeye

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Allium unifolium
Oneleaf onion

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Amelanchier alnifolia
Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Anemopsis californica
Yerba mansa, Yerba-mansa, Lizard tail

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Antennaria alpina
Alpine everlasting, Alpine pussytoes

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Aquilegia eximia
Van Houtte's columbine, Serpentine columbine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Aquilegia formosa
Western columbine, Crimson columbine, Scarlet columbine, Red columbine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Arabis blepharophylla
Rose rockcress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Arbutus menziesii
Pacific madrone, Oregon laurel, Laurelwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Arctostaphylos bakeri
Baker's manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Arctostaphylos canescens
Hoary manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Arctostaphylos columbiana
Hairy manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Arctostaphylos densiflora
Vine Hill manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Arctostaphylos edmundsii
Little Sur manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Arctostaphylos manzanita
Whiteleaf manzanita, Big manzanita, Manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Arctostaphylos nevadensis
Pinemat manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis
Pajaro manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Arctostaphylos patula
Greenleaf manzanita, Green-leaf manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Aristolochia californica
California dutchman's pipe

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Armeria maritima
Thrift seapink

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Artemisia pycnocephala
Beach sagebrush, Beach wormwood, Sand hill sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Artemisia tridentata
Big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Asarum caudatum
British Columbia wild ginger, Long-tail wild ginger

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Asclepias fascicularis
Mexican whorled milkweed, Narrowleaf milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Asclepias speciosa
Showy milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Athyrium filix-femina
Common ladyfern, Lady fern, Ladyfern, Subarctic lady fern

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Fern
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Atriplex lentiformis
Big saltbush, Coastal quail bush, Quailbush, Saltbush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Baileya multiradiata
Desert marigold, Showy desert marigold, Paper daisy, Desert baileya

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Balsamorhiza sagittata
Arrowleaf balsamroot, Arrow-leaf balsamroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Blechnum spicant
Deer fern

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Fern
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Calocedrus decurrens
Incense cedar, Incense-cedar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Calycanthus occidentalis
Western sweetshrub, California sweet shrub, Spice bush, Western spicebush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Calystegia occidentalis
Chaparral false bindweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light:
Water:

Camassia quamash
Small camas, Common camass, Swamp sego

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifolia
Beach evening-primrose, Beach suncup

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Carpenteria californica
Bush anemone, Tree anemone, Tree-anemone

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ceanothus cordulatus
Mountain whitethorn, Snow bush, Whitethorn ceanothus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus
Point Reyes ceanothus, Glory brush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus
Point Reyes ceanothus, Glory mat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ceanothus impressus
Santa Barbara ceanothus, Santa Barbara buckbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ceanothus leucodermis
Chaparral whitethorn, Jackbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ceanothus maritimus
Maritime ceanothus, Bluff california lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blueblossom, Bluebrush, Blue blossom

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Ceanothus velutinus
Snowbrush, Snowbrush ceanothus, Tobacco-brush, Mountain balm, Buckbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Cercis canadensis var. texensis
Texas redbud

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Cercis orbiculata
California redbud, Western redbud, Arizona redbud, Pata de vaca

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Cercocarpus ledifolius
Curl-leaf mountain mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Cercocarpus montanus var. glaber
Smooth Mountain Mahogany, Birchleaf mountain mahogany, Hard tack, Birch-leaf mountain-mahogany

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Port Orford cedar, Port Orford-cedar, Lawson falsecypress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium
Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow herb

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Chilopsis linearis
Desert willow, Flowering willow, Willow-leaved catalpa, Trumpet flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Wavyleaf soap plant, Wavyleaf Soap-plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Chrysolepis sempervirens
Bush chinquapin, Sierra chinquapin, Sierran chinkapin

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Clarkia amoena
Farewell to spring, Farewell-to-spring, Herald-of-summer

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Clarkia concinna
Red ribbons, Redribbons

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Clarkia rubicunda
Ruby chalice clarkia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Clarkia speciosa
Redspot clarkia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Clarkia unguiculata
Elegant clarkia, Elegant fairyfan, Mountain garland

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Claytonia sibirica
Siberian springbeauty, Siberian miners lettuce

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Clematis lasiantha
Pipestem clematis, Pipestems, Chaparral clematis

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Clematis ligusticifolia
Western white clematis, Virgin's bower, Pepper vine, Hierba de chivo

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Clinopodium douglasii
Oregon-tea, Yerba buena

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Collinsia grandiflora
Blue lips, Blue-lips blue-eyed Mary, Giant blue eyed Mary

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Collinsia heterophylla
Purple Chinese houses, Harlequin blue-eyed Mary, Chinese houses

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Collinsia linearis
Narrowleaf blue eyed Mary

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Collomia grandiflora
Grand collomia, Large-flower mountain-trumpet, Collomia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Coreopsis gigantea
Giant coreopsis, Giant tickseed, Tree coreopsis

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Coreopsis maritima
Sea dahlia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Corethrogyne filaginifolia
Common sandaster, California aster

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Cornus nuttallii
Pacific dogwood, Pacific flowering dogwood, Mountain dogwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
Redosier dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water:

Corylus cornuta var. californica
California hazelnut

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Danthonia californica
California oatgrass, California wild oat grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Danthonia unispicata
Few-flower wild oat grass, Onespike danthonia, Onespike oatgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Darmera peltata
Indian rhubarb, Indian-rhubarb, Umbrella plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda
Shrubby cinquefoil, Golden hardhack, Potentilla

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Delphinium cardinale
Scarlet larkspur

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Delphinium glaucum
Sierra larkspur, Tower larkspur

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Delphinium variegatum
Royal larkspur

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Dendromecon harfordii
Harford's tree poppy, Channel Island tree poppy, Island tree poppy

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Dendromecon rigida
Tree poppy, Bush poppy

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Dicentra formosa
Pacific bleeding heart, Pacific bleedinghearts, Western bleedingheart

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Diplacus aurantiacus
Orange bush monkeyflower, Bush monkeyflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Dodecatheon clevelandii
Padre's shootingstar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
Slender wheatgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water:

Encelia californica
California brittlebush, Coast sunflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Encelia farinosa
Brittlebush, Goldhills, Incienso

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Epilobium canum
Hummingbird trumpet, California fuchsia, Zauschneria

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Epilobium obcordatum
Rockfringe

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Epilobium rigidum
Siskiyou rock fringe, Stiff willowherb

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Epilobium septentrionale
Northern willowherb, Humboldt County fuchsia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa var. nauseosa
Rabbitbrush, Rubber rabbitbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Erigeron glaucus
Seaside fleabane, Seaside daisy

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Eriogonum arborescens
Santa Cruz Island buckwheat, Santa Cruz Island wild buckwheat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Eriogonum giganteum
St. Catherine's lace

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
Redflower buckwheat, Red-flowered pacific island wild buckwheat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Eriogonum umbellatum
Sulphur-flower buckwheat, Sulphur-flower wild buckwheat, Sulphur buckwheat, Sulphur flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Eschscholzia caespitosa
Tufted poppy, Tufted-poppy

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Eschscholzia californica
California poppy, California gold poppy

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Festuca californica
California fescue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Festuca idahoensis
Blue bunchgrass, Bunchgrass fescue, Idaho fescue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water:

Festuca occidentalis
Western fescue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Fragaria vesca
Woodland strawberry, California strawberry, Wood strawberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Frangula californica ssp. californica
California buckthorn, Coffeeberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Fremontodendron californicum
California flannelbush, Northern flannelbush, Northern fremontia, California slippery elm

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Fritillaria affinis
Checker lily, Chocolate Lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Garrya elliptica
Wavyleaf silktassel, Wavy-leaf silktassel, Silk-tassel bush, Coastal silktassel

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Gaultheria shallon
Salal

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist, Dry

Gilia capitata
Blue gilia, Blue-head gily-flower, Bluehead gilia, Globe gilia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Gilia tricolor
Bird's-eye gilia, Bird's-eyes

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Helenium bigelovii
Bigelow's sneezeweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Hesperoyucca whipplei
Chaparral yucca, Foothill yucca, Our Lord's candle

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Heteromeles arbutifolia
Toyon, California Christmasberry, Christmasberry, California holly, Hollywood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Heuchera maxima
Island alumroot, Jill of the rocks

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Dry

Heuchera micrantha
Crevice alumroot, Common alumroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Heuchera pilosissima
Hairy alumroot, Seaside alumroot, Shaggy alumroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Holodiscus discolor
Oceanspray, Hillside oceanspray, Cream bush, Mountain spray

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Ipomopsis aggregata
Scarlet gilia, Scarlet standing-cypress, Skyrocket, Skunkflower

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Iris douglasiana
Douglas iris, Mountain iris, Western iris

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Iris innominata
Del Norte County iris

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Iris missouriensis
Rocky Mountain iris, Western blue flag

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Iris tenuissima
Longtube iris

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Juglans californica
California black walnut, Southern California walnut

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Juniperus californica
California juniper, Desert white cedar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Juniperus communis
Common juniper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Juniperus occidentalis
Western juniper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Keckiella cordifolia
Heartleaf keckiella, Heart-leaf bush-beardtongue, Climbing penstemon, Heartleaf penstemon

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Koeleria macrantha
Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lasthenia glabrata
Yellowray goldfields, Yellow-ray goldfields, California sunshine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Lavatera assurgentiflora
Island mallow, Mission-mallow, Tree mallow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Layia platyglossa
Coastal tidytips

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ledum glandulosum
Western Labrador tea, Trapper's tea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Shade
Water:

Lepechinia calycina
Woodbalm, California pitcher plant, Pitcher sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light:
Water:

Lepechinia fragrans
Island pitchersage, El tigre pitcher sage, Fragrant pitcher sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light:
Water:

Leptosiphon androsaceus
False babystars

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Leptosiphon grandiflorus
Large-flower desert-trumpets, Largeflower linanthus, Mountain phlox

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Leucothoe davisiae
Sierra laurel, Sierran doghobble, Western leucothoe

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Lewisia cotyledon
Broadleaf lewisia, Siskiyou bitter-root, Siskiyou lewisia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Leymus triticoides
Beardless lyme grass, Beardless wildrye, Creeping wildrye

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Lilium humboldtii
Humboldt lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Lilium pardalinum
Leopard lily, Tiger lily, Panther lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Limnanthes douglasii
Douglas Meadowfoam, Douglas' meadowfoam

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Linnaea borealis
Twinflower, American twinflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Linum lewisii
Wild blue flax, Prairie flax, Lewis flax

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Linum lewisii var. lewisii
Blue flax, Prairie flax

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Lithocarpus densiflorus
Tan oak, Tan-oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Lonicera involucrata
Twinberry honeysuckle, Four-line honeysuckle, Black twinberry, Bear berry honeysuckle

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Lotus scoparius
Common deerweed, Deerweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Lupinus albifrons
Silver lupine, White-leaf bush lupine, Evergreen lupine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Lupinus arboreus
Yellow bush lupine, Bush lupine, Tree lupine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lupinus bicolor
Miniature lupine, Miniature annual lupine, Pygmy-leaved lupine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Lupinus densiflorus
Whitewhorl lupine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus
Golden lupine, Whitewhorl lupine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lupinus grayi
Sierra lupine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Lupinus nanus
Ocean-blue lupine, Sky lupine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lupinus polyphyllus
Bigleaf lupine, Blue-pod lupine, Meadow lupine, Bog lupine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Lupinus succulentus
Hollowleaf annual lupine, Hollow-leaf annual lupine, Arroyo lupine, Succulent lupine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lupinus vallicola
Open lupine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Madia elegans
Common madia, Elegant Madia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Mahonia aquifolium
Hollyleaved barberry, Oregon-grape, Holly-leaf Oregon-grape

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Mahonia nervosa
Cascade barberry, Cascade Oregon-grape, Dwarf Oregon-grape

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Mahonia nevinii
Nevin's barberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Mahonia pinnata
Wavyleaf barberry, Shinyleaf mahonia, California barberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Vine
Light:
Water:

Mahonia repens
Creeping barberry, Creeping Oregon-grape

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Maianthemum dilatatum
False lily of the valley, Canada Mayflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: 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

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Melica imperfecta
Smallflower melic grass, Coast range melic grass, Smallflower melic, Coast range melic, Oniongrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Mentzelia laevicaulis
Evening star, Giant blazingstar, Smoothstem blazingstar, Stick leaf

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Mentzelia lindleyi
Lindley's blazingstar, Evening star

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Mimulus bicolor
Yellow and white monkeyflower, Yellow-and-white monkey-flower

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Mimulus cardinalis
Crimson monkey-flower, Scarlet monkey-flower, Scarlet monkeyflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Mimulus guttatus
Yellow monkeyflower, Golden monkeyflower, Seep monkeyflower, Common monkeyflower

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Mimulus kelloggii
Kellogg's monkeyflower

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Mimulus lewisii
Purple monkeyflower, Great purple monkey-flower, Lewis monkey-flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Mimulus primuloides
Primrose monkey-flower, Primrose monkeyflower, Yellow creeping monkey-flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Monardella odoratissima
Alpine mountainbalm, Coyote mint, Mountain monardella, Mountain pennyroyal

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Monardella villosa
Coyote mint

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Morella californica
California wax myrtle, Pacific bayberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Muhlenbergia rigens
Deergrass, Meadow muhly, Deer muhly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Nemophila maculata
Fivespot

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Nemophila menziesii
Baby blue eyes, Menzies baby blue eyes

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Oenothera caespitosa
Tufted evening primrose, Gumbo evening primrose, Gumbo lily, Fragrant evening primrose

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
Hooker's evening-primrose, Giant evening-primrose

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Oxalis oregana
Redwood-sorrel, Oregon Wood Sorrel

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Penstemon centranthifolius
Scarlet bugler

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Penstemon heterophyllus
Bunchleaf penstemon, Bunchleaf beardtongue, Foothill penstemon, Foothill beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Desert penstemon, Desert beardtongue, Rosy desert penstemon, Rosy desert beardtongue, Canyon penstemon, Canyon beardtongue, Mohave penstemon, Mohave beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Penstemon spectabilis
Showy penstemon, Showy beardtongue, Royal penstemon, Royal beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Phacelia bolanderi
Bolander's phacelia, Flowered grape leaf

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Phacelia tanacetifolia
Lacy phacelia, Lacy scorpion-weed

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Phacelia viscida
Tacky phacelia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Philadelphus lewisii
Lewis' mock orange, Mock Orange, California mock orange

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Physocarpus capitatus
Pacific ninebark

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Picea sitchensis
Sitka spruce

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Pinus contorta
Beach pine, Lodgepole pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Pinus jeffreyi
Jeffrey pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Pinus lambertiana
Sugar pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Pinus ponderosa
Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Pinus radiata
Monterey pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Platystemon californicus
California creamcups, Creamcups

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Polypodium californicum
California polypody

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Light:
Water:

Polystichum munitum
Western swordfern, Pineland sword fern, Western sword fern

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Fern
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Potentilla gracilis
Slender cinquefoil

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Prosartes hookeri var. hookeri
Drops-of-gold, Drops of gold

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata
Lance selfheal, Self-heal

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Prunus ilicifolia
Hollyleaf cherry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata
Bluebunch wheatgrass, Bluebunch-wheat grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Pseudotsuga menziesii
Blue Douglas fir, Douglas-fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Purshia tridentata
Antelope bitterbrush, Bitterbrush, Antelope brush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Quercus agrifolia
California live oak, Coast live oak, Encina

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Quercus chrysolepis
Canyon live oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Quercus douglasii
Blue oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Quercus dumosa
Coastal sage scrub oak, Nuttall's scrub oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus kelloggii
California black oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Quercus lobata
Valley oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Quercus wislizeni
Interior live oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ranunculus californicus
California buttercup

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Rhamnus crocea
Holly-leaf buckthorn, Redberry, Redberry buckthorn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Rhododendron macrophyllum
Pacific rhododendron, California rhododendron, California rosebay, Red rhododendron

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Rhododendron occidentale
Western azalea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Rhus trilobata
Skunkbush sumac, Scented sumac, Ill-scented sumac, Squawbush, Basketbush, Skunkbush, Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ribes aureum
Golden currant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Ribes indecorum
Whiteflower currant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Ribes malvaceum
Chaparral currant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Ribes menziesii
Canyon gooseberry, Chaparral currant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ribes sanguineum
Redflower currant, Blood currant, Pink-flowered currant, Red flowering currant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Ribes speciosum
Fuchsia flowering currant, Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Ribes viburnifolium
Evergreen currant, Catalina currant, Santa Catalina currant, Island gooseberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Romneya coulteri
Coulter's Matilija poppy, Matilija poppy, Fried-egg flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Rosa californica
California rose, California wildrose

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet

Rudbeckia californica
California coneflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Salvia apiana
White sage, California white sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Salvia columbariae
California sage, Chia, Golden chia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Salvia leucophylla
San Luis purple sage, Purple sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Salvia sonomensis
Creeping sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Salvia spathacea
Hummingbird sage, Pitcher sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
Blue elder, Black elder, Blue (Mexican) elderberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis
Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Scrophularia californica
California figwort

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Sedum spathulifolium
Broad-leaf stonecrop, Broadleaf stonecrop, Common stonecrop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Sequoia sempervirens
Coast Redwood, California Redwood, Redwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Shepherdia argentea
Silver buffaloberry, Buffaloberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Silene californica
Indian pink, Indian-pink

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Sisyrinchium bellum
Western blue-eyed grass, California blue-eyed-grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Sisyrinchium californicum
Golden blue-eyed grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Solanum clokeyi
Clokey's nightshade

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Solidago altissima
Tall Goldenrod, Late goldenrod, Canadian goldenrod, Canada goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Solidago californica
California goldenrod, Northern California goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Solidago canadensis
Canada goldenrod, Canadian goldenrod, Tall goldenrod, Giant goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Solidago multiradiata
Rocky Mountain goldenrod, Northern goldenrod, Alpine goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Spiraea douglasii
Hardhack spiraea, Rose spirea, Western spiraea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Spiraea splendens var. splendens
Rose meadowsweet, Subalpine spiraea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Sporobolus airoides
Alkali sacaton

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Stylomecon heterophylla
Wind poppy

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Styrax redivivus
Chapparal snowbell, Drug snowbell, Snowdrop bush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Symphoricarpos albus
Common snowberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Symphoricarpos mollis
Creeping snowberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water: Dry

Symphyotrichum chilense
Common California Aster, Pacific aster

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Tellima grandiflora
Bigflower tellima, Fragrant fringecup

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Tiarella trifoliata var. unifoliata
Oneleaf foamflower, Sugar scoop, Western foamflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water:

Tolmiea menziesii
Piggyback-plant, Thousand mothers, Youth on age, Youth-on-age

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Trichostema lanatum
Woolly bluecurls, Romero

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Triteleia laxa
Ithuriel's spear, Wally basket, Grass nut

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Tsuga mertensiana
Mountain hemlock

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Umbellularia californica
California laurel, California bay, Oregon myrtle, Pepperwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Vaccinium ovatum
California huckleberry, Evergreen blueberry, Evergreen huckleberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Vaccinium parvifolium
Red blueberry, Red huckleberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Vancouveria chrysantha
Golden insideout flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Vancouveria hexandra
White insideout flower, White inside-out-flower, Northern inside-out flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Viburnum ellipticum
Common viburnum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Viola adunca
Hooked-spur violet, Western Blue Violet, Western Dog Violet

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Vitis californica
California grape, California wild grape, Western wild grape

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Woodwardia fimbriata
Giant chain fern, Giant chainfern

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Fern
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Wyethia angustifolia
California compassplant, California-compassplant, Narrowleaf mule ears

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Zigadenus fremontii
Fremont's deathcamas

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: