Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The SBBG is dedicated to the study, display and preservation of California's native flora, and offers an extensive public education program.


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Abies bracteata
Bristlecone fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

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

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

Acalypha californica
California copperleaf

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

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, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil

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

Achnatherum coronatum
Giant rice grass, Giant ricegrass, Needle-and-thread grass

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

Achnatherum hymenoides
Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass

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

Achnatherum lettermanii
Letterman's needlegrass

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

Achnatherum speciosum
Desert needlegrass, Desert rice grass, Spear grass

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

Aconitum columbianum
Columbian monkshood

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

Actaea rubra
Red baneberry

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

Adenostoma fasciculatum
Chamise, Common chamise, Greasewood

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

Adenostoma sparsifolium
Redshank, Ribbon bush, Ribbonwood

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

Adiantum capillus-veneris
Southern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern, Venus hair fern

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

Aesculus californica
California buckeye

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

Agastache urticifolia
Nettleleaf giant hyssop, Nettle-leaf Horsemint

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

Agave deserti
Desert agave, Desert century plant, Century plant

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

Agave shawii
Coastal agave, Boundary century plant, Shaw's century plant

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

Agave utahensis
Utah agave

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

Agrimonia gryposepala
Tall hairy agrimony, Agrimony

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

Allium amplectens
Narrowleaf onion

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Allium dichlamydeum
Coastal onion

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Allium peninsulare
Mexicali onion

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Allium praecox
Early onion

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Allium unifolium
Oneleaf onion

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

Allium validum
Pacific onion, Swamp onion, Tall swamp onion

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

Alnus rhombifolia
White alder

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

Aloysia wrightii
Wright's beebrush, Wright's lippia

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

Ambrosia dumosa
Burrobush, White bursage, White bur sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: