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
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

Acacia farnesiana
Huisache, Sweet acacia, Mealy wattle

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

Acacia greggii
Catclaw acacia, Gregg acacia, Long-flower catclaw, Una de gato

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: 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, Yarrow, Milfoil, Western yarrow

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:

Amelanchier utahensis
Utah service-berry, Utah serviceberry

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

Anemopsis californica
Yerba mansa, Yerba-mansa, Lizard tail

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

Apocynum cannabinum
Indian hemp, Prairie dogbane, Dogbane, Hemp dogbane

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
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

Aquilegia pubescens
Sierra columbine, Sierran columbine

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

Aralia californica
California spikenard

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

Arbutus menziesii
Pacific madrone, Oregon laurel, Laurelwood

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

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 glandulosa
Eastwood's manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos glauca
Bigberry manzanita, Blue manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos hookeri
Hooker's manzanita, Monterey manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos patula
Greenleaf manzanita, Green-leaf manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos pungens
Pointleaf manzanita, Mexican Manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik

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

Argentina egedii ssp. egedii
Pacific silverweed, Beach Silverweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Aristida purpurea
Purple threeawn, Purple 3-awn, Purple three-awn, Red threeawn

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

Aristida purpurea var. nealleyi
Blue threeawn

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

Aristolochia californica
California dutchman's pipe

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

Artemisia californica
Coastal sagebrush, California sagebrush

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

Artemisia douglasiana
Douglas mugwort, Douglas' sagewort

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

Artemisia ludoviciana
Louisiana artemisia, Louisiana sage, White sage, Prairie sage, Silver sage, White sagebrush, Louisiana wormwood, Silver wormwood, Louisiana sagewort, Gray sagewort, Cudweed sagewort, Mugwort wormwood

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

Artemisia palmeri
San Diego sagebrush, San Diego sagewort

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

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 californica
California milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Asclepias speciosa
Showy milkweed

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

Asyneuma prenanthoides
California harebell, Nodding harebell

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

Atriplex canescens
Chamiso, Four-wing saltbush, Fourwing saltbush, Wingscale

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

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

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

Baccharis pilularis
Coyotebrush, Chaparral broom, Coyote bush

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

Batis maritima
Turtleweed, Seaside saltwort

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

Betula occidentalis
Mountain birch, Water birch

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

Blechnum spicant
Deer fern

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

Bothriochloa barbinodis
Cane bluestem

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

Bouteloua curtipendula
Sideoats grama

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

Bouteloua eriopoda
Black grama

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

Bouteloua gracilis
Blue grama

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

Boykinia occidentalis
Coast Boykinia, Coastal brookfoam

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Boykinia rotundifolia
Roundleaf brookfoam

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

Brodiaea californica
California brodiaea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Brodiaea coronaria
Crown brodiaea, Harvest brodiaea

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

Brodiaea elegans
Harvest brodiaea, Elegant cluster-lily

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

Brodiaea minor
Vernalpool brodiaea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Calliandra eriophylla
Pink fairyduster, Fairyduster, Mesquitilla, Mock mesquite

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

Calocedrus decurrens
Incense cedar, Incense-cedar

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

Calochortus catalinae
Santa Catalina mariposa lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Calochortus kennedyi
Desert mariposa lily, Desert mariposa, Red mariposa-lily, Flame mariposa

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

Calochortus luteus
Yellow mariposa lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Calochortus venustus
Butterfly mariposa lily, Butterfly mariposa-lily, White mariposa-lily

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

Calochortus vestae
Coast range mariposa lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

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

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

Carex barbarae
Santa Barbara sedge

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

Carex obnupta
Slough sedge

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

Carex pansa
Sanddune sedge

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

Carex pellita
Woolly sedge

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

Carex spissa
San Diego sedge

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Shade
Water: Wet

Carpenteria californica
Bush anemone, Tree anemone, Tree-anemone

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

Ceanothus arboreus
Feltleaf, Feltleaf ceanothus, Island ceanothus, Island mountain lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Ceanothus greggii var. vestitus
Mojave ceanothus, Desert ceanothus

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

Ceanothus griseus
Carmel ceanothus, Carmel creeper, Yankee Point ceanothus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Ceanothus hearstiorum
Hearst Ranch buckbrush

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

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 spinosus
Redheart, Greenbark ceanothus, Red-heart mountain lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blueblossom, Bluebrush, Blue blossom

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

Ceanothus tomentosus
Woolyleaf ceanothus, Woolly-leaf mountain lilac, Ramona lilac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Celtis laevigata var. reticulata
Netleaf hackberry, Netleaf sugar hackberry, Sugar Hackberry, Texas Sugarberry, Palo Blanco, Acibuche

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

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow

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

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

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

Cercocarpus montanus var. minutiflorus
Smooth mountain mahogany, San Diego mountain-mahogany

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

Chamaebatiaria millefolium
Desert sweet, Fernbush, Tansy bush

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

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

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

Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Wavyleaf soap plant, Wavyleaf Soap-plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Clematis lasiantha
Pipestem clematis, Pipestems, Chaparral clematis

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

Cleome isomeris
Bladderpod spiderflower, Bladderpod

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

Clinopodium douglasii
Oregon-tea, Yerba buena

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

Cneoridium dumosum
Bush rue, Bush-rue

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

Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Summer holly, Summer-blooming manzanita, Mock arbutus, Mock arbute

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

Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. planifolia
Channel Island summer holly, Summer holly

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

Constancea nevinii
Nevin's woolly sunflower, Catalina silverlace

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Coreopsis gigantea
Giant coreopsis, Giant tickseed, Tree coreopsis

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Cornus glabrata
Brown dogwood, Smooth-leaf dogwood

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

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

Crataegus douglasii
Black hawthorn

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

Cupressus bakeri
Modoc cypress, Baker Cypress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Cupressus forbesii
Tecate cypress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Cupressus macnabiana
MacNab's cypress

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

Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey cypress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Cupressus sargentii
Sargent's cypress, Sargent Cypress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Teddybear cholla

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

Cypripedium californicum
California lady's slipper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Cypripedium montanum
Mountain lady's slipper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Danthonia californica
California oatgrass, California wild oat grass

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

Darlingtonia californica
California pitcherplant, Cobra Plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Darmera peltata
Indian rhubarb, Indian-rhubarb, Umbrella plant

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

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

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

Dicentra formosa
Pacific bleeding heart, Pacific bleedinghearts, Western bleedingheart

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

Dichelostemma capitatum
Bluedicks

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Dichelostemma congestum
Ookow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Dichelostemma ida-maia
Firecracker flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Diplacus aurantiacus ssp. aurantiacus
Orange bush monkeyflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Diplacus grandiflorus
Azalea-flowered diplacus, Large-flower bush-monkey-flower, Largeflower bush monkeyflower

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

Diplacus longiflorus
Southern bush monkeyflower

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

Diplacus parviflorus
Island bush monkeyflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Diplacus puniceus
Red bush monkeyflower, Mission diplacus

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

Drosera anglica
English sundew, Narrowleaf sundew

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Drosera rotundifolia
Roundleaf sundew

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

Dryopteris arguta
Coastal wood fern, Coastal woodfern

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

Dudleya farinosa
Bluff lettuce, Powdery live-forever, Powdery liveforever

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

Dudleya lanceolata
Lanceleaf liveforever

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Dudleya virens ssp. hassei
Bright green dudleya, Santa Catalina dudleya

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Echinocereus engelmannii
Engelmann's hedgehog cactus, Saints cactus, Hedgehog cactus, Strawberry cactus, Strawberry hedgehog cactus, Purple torch

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

Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Claret cup, Hedgehog cactus, Kingcup cactus, Mojave mound

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

Elymus glaucus
Blue wild rye, Blue wildrye

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
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

Encelia virginensis
Virgin River brittlebush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Enceliopsis covillei
Panamint daisy, Sunray

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Ephedra nevadensis
Nevada jointfir, Nevada joint-fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Ephedra viridis
Mormon tea, Mormon-tea

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

Epilobium canum
Hummingbird trumpet, California fuchsia, Zauschneria

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Epilobium canum ssp. canum
Hummingbird trumpet, California fuchsia, Zauschneria

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium
Hummingbird trumpet, Hummingbird-trumpet

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

Epipactis gigantea
Chatterbox Orchid, Giant Hellebore, Stream orchid

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

Equisetum hyemale
Canuela, Horsetail, Scouring rush, Scouringrush horsetail

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

Equisetum laevigatum
Horsetail, Smooth horsetail

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Eriastrum densifolium
Giant woollystar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Ericameria laricifolia
Turpentine bush, Larchleaf goldenweed, Turpentine brush

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

Ericameria linearifolia
Mojave Goldenbush, Narrowleaf goldenbush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Erigeron divergens
Spreading fleabane, Branching fleabane, Fleabane daisy

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

Erigeron foliosus
Leafy fleabane

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
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 crocatum
Conejo buckwheat, Saffron wild buckwheat

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

Eriogonum fasciculatum
Eastern Mojave buckwheat, Eastern mojave wild buckwheat, California buckwheat

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

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium
Eastern Mojave buckwheat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
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

Eriogonum wrightii
Perennial buckwheat, Wright buckwheat, Wild buckwheat, Bastard sage

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

Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Golden yarrow, Yellow yarrow

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

Eriophyllum stoechadifolium
Seaside woolly sunflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Eurybia radulina
Rough-leaf wood-aster, Roughleaf aster

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

Fallugia paradoxa
Apache plume, Ponil

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

Ferocactus cylindraceus
California barrel cactus, Visnaga, Compass barrel

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

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

Festuca rubra
Red fescue

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

Forestiera pubescens
Stretchberry, Elbow bush, Spring herald

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

Fouquieria splendens
Ocotillo, Devil's walking stick, Candlewood

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

Fragaria vesca
Woodland strawberry, California strawberry, Wood strawberry

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

Fragaria virginiana
Virginia strawberry, Wild strawberry

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

Frangula californica ssp. californica
California buckthorn, Coffeeberry

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

Frangula purshiana
Cascara, Cascara buckthorn

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

Fraxinus dipetala
California ash, Two-petal ash, California flowering ash

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Fraxinus latifolia
Oregon ash

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

Fraxinus velutina
Arizona ash, Desert ash, Velvet ash

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

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

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

Fremontodendron mexicanum
Mexican flannelbush, Southern flannelbush, Southern fremontia, Mexican fremontia

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

Gambelia speciosa
Showy greenbright, Island snapdragon

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

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

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

Garrya wrightii
Wright's silktassel

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

Gaultheria shallon
Salal

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

Gaura coccinea
Scarlet beeblossom, Scarlet gaura

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

Geranium californicum
California cranesbill, Mountain geranium

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

Geum triflorum
Old man's whiskers, Prairie smoke, Purple avens

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

Glandularia gooddingii
Southwestern mock vervain, Pink verbena, Southwestern vervain, Goodding's verbena, Mojave verbena

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

Grayia spinosa
Spiny hop-sage, Spiny hopsage

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

Grindelia camporum
Great Valley gumweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Grindelia stricta var. platyphylla
Oregon gumweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Gutierrezia sarothrae
Broom snakeweed, Kindlingweed, Matchbrush, Texas snakeweed, Broomweed, Turpentine weed, Matchweed

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

Hastingsia alba
White rushlily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Helenium bigelovii
Bigelow's sneezeweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Helenium puberulum
Rosilla

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Helianthus californicus
California sunflower

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

Helianthus gracilentus
Dwarf sunflower, Slender sunflower

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

Heliotropium curassavicum
Salt heliotrope, Seaside heliotrope, Quail plant, Cola de mico, Cola de gama

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

Heracleum maximum
Common cowparsnip, Cow Parsnip

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

Hesperocyparis arizonica
Arizona cypress

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

Hesperostipa comata
Needle and thread, Needle-and-thread

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
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

Hibiscus lasiocarpos
Rose-mallow, Rosemallow, Woolly mallow, Wooly Rose-mallow

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

Hierochloe occidentalis
California sweetgrass, California sweet grass, California vanilla grass

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

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

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

Hydrophyllum tenuipes
Pacific waterleaf

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

Hymenoclea salsola
Burrobrush, White burrobrush, Desert pearl

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Hymenoxys hoopesii
Orange sneezeweed, Owl's-claws

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

Hyptis emoryi
Desert lavender

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Imperata brevifolia
California satintail

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

Iris douglasiana
Douglas iris, Mountain iris, Western iris

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

Iris hartwegii
Rainbow iris, Sierra iris

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

Iris innominata
Del Norte County iris

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

Iris macrosiphon
Bowltube iris, Ground Iris

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Iris missouriensis
Rocky Mountain iris, Western blue flag

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

Iris purdyi
Purdy's iris

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Juglans californica
California black walnut, Southern California walnut

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

Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii
Leopold's rush

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

Juncus arcticus ssp. littoralis
Baltic rush

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

Juncus effusus
Common rush, Soft Rush

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

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 osteosperma
Utah juniper

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

Justicia californica
Beloperone, Hummingbird bush, Chuparosa

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

Keckiella antirrhinoides
Bush penstemon, Chaparral bush-beardtongue, Snapdragon penstemon

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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

Keckiella corymbosa
Red Shrubby Penstemon, Redwood keckiella

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Krascheninnikovia lanata
Winterfat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Larrea tridentata
Creosote bush, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Governadora, Guamis

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

Ledum glandulosum
Western Labrador tea, Trapper's tea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Shade
Water:

Leptodactylon californicum
California prickly phlox

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Lewisia columbiana
Columbian bitter-root, Columbian lewisia

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

Lewisia rediviva
Bitter root, Oregon bitter-root

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

Leymus cinereus
Basin wildrye, Great Basin lyme grass, Great Basin wildrye

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

Leymus condensatus
Giant wildrye

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

Leymus triticoides
Beardless lyme grass, Beardless wildrye, Creeping wildrye

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

Lilium columbianum
Columbia lily, Columbian lily, Oregon lily, Wild tiger lily

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

Lilium humboldtii
Humboldt lily

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

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 hispidula
Pink honeysuckle, Hairy Honeysuckle, California honeysuckle, Western honeysuckle, Pink chaparral honeysuckle

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

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 excubitus
Grape soda lupine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Lycium andersonii
Anderson wolfberry, Red-berry desert-thorn, Water jacket

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

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius
Fernleaf catalina ironwood, Catalina ironwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. floribundus
Catalina ironwood, Santa Catalina Island ironwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Lysichiton americanus
American skunkcabbage, Yellow-skunk-cabbage, Swamp lantern

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

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

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

Mahonia fremontii
Desert Oregon-grape, Fremont barberry, Fremont's mahonia, Holly grape

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

Mahonia haematocarpa
Red barberry, Algerita, Red Oregon-grape

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, 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 repens
Creeping barberry, Creeping Oregon-grape

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

Maianthemum stellatum
Starry false lily of the valley, Starry false Solomon's seal, Star-flowered Solomon's seal

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

Malacothamnus clementinus
San Clemente Island bushmallow

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

Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Mendocino bushmallow, Mendocino bush-mallow, Chaparral mallow

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

Malosma laurina
Laurel sumac, Laurel-leaf sumac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Malus fusca
Oregon crabapple, Pacific Crabapple

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

Malvella leprosa
Alkali mallow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Marah fabaceus
California manroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
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

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 moschatus
Muskflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Mirabilis multiflora var. pubescens
Colorado four o'clock, Wishbone plant

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

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 porteri
Bush muhly

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

Muhlenbergia rigens
Deergrass, Meadow muhly, Deer muhly

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

Nassella cernua
Nodding needlegrass, Nodding tussock grass

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

Nolina bigelovii
Bigelow's nolina

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

Nolina parryi
Parry's beargrass, Bigelow nolina

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

Nuphar lutea ssp. polysepala
Pond-lily, Rocky Mountain pond-lily

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

Oemleria cerasiformis
Indian plum, Oso-berry

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

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

Opuntia basilaris
Beavertail pricklypear, Beavertail cactus

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

Opuntia chlorotica
Clock-face prickly-pear, Dollarjoint pricklypear, Pancake pear, Silver-dollar cactus

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

Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii
Cactus apple, Prickly pear

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

Opuntia phaeacantha
Tulip prickly pear, Brownspine prickly pear cactus, Purple-fruited prickly pear, Brown-spined prickly pear, New mexico prickly pear, Desert prickly pear

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea
Grizzly prickly pear, Grizzlybear pricklypear, Hedgehog prickly pear, Mohave prickly pear, Oldman cactus

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

Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha
Hairspine pricklypear, Utah grizzlybear pricklypear

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

Oxalis oregana
Redwood-sorrel, Oregon Wood Sorrel

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

Parkinsonia florida
Blue paloverde

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Pellaea andromedifolia
Coffee cliffbrake, Coffee fern, Coffeeberry fern

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

Pellaea mucronata
Bird-foot cliffbrake, Birdfoot cliffbrake, Birdsfoot fern

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

Penstemon azureus
Azure penstemon, Azure beardtongue, Sky-blue pemstemon, Sky-blue beardtongue

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

Penstemon centranthifolius
Scarlet bugler

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

Penstemon eatonii
Firecracker penstemon, Firecracker beardtongue, Eaton's penstemon, Eaton's beardtongue

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

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

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

Penstemon labrosus
San Gabriel penstemon, San Gabriel beardtongue, Southern scarlet penstemon, Southern scarlet beardtongue

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

Penstemon newberryi
Mountain pride

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

Penstemon palmeri
Palmer's penstemon, Palmer's beardtongue, Scented penstemon, Scented beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
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

Penstemon thompsoniae
Thompson's penstemon, Thompson's beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Penstemon thurberi
Thurber's penstemon, Thurber's beardtongue, Sand penstemon, Sand beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
Arctic sweet coltsfoot, Palmate coltsfoot, Palmate butterbur, Western coltsfoot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Petrophytum caespitosum
Dwarf spiraea, Mat rockspirea, Petrophytum, Rocky Mountain rockmat, Tufted rockmat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
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

Pickeringia montana
Chaparral Pea, Montana chaparral pea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Pinus attenuata
Knobcone pine, Knob-cone pine

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

Pinus contorta var. contorta
Beach pine, Lodgepole pine, Shore pine

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

Pinus coulteri
Coulter pine

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

Pinus edulis
Colorado pinyon pine, Pinyon pine, Two-needle pine, Colorado pinyon, Pinyon

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

Pinus jeffreyi
Jeffrey pine

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

Pinus monophylla
One-leaved pinyon, Single-leaf pinyon, Singleleaf pinyon

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

Pinus muricata
Bishop pine

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

Pinus ponderosa
Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine

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

Pinus quadrifolia
Four-leaf pinyon, Parry pinyon

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

Pinus radiata
Monterey pine

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

Pinus sabiniana
California foothill pine, Digger pine

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

Pinus torreyana
Torrey pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Platanthera hyperborea
Northern green orchid

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Pleuraphis jamesii
James' galleta

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

Pleuraphis rigida
Big galleta

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

Pluchea odorata
Sweetscent, Saltmarsh Fleabane

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

Pluchea sericea
Arrow Weed, Arrowweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Poa secunda
Canby blue grass, Curly blue grass, Pine blue grass, Sandberg bluegrass

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

Polygala californica
California milkwort

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Polygonum amphibium var. stipulaceum
Water Smartweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Polypodium glycyrrhiza
Licorice fern

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

Polypodium scouleri
Leathery polypody, Rock polypody

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

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

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

Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa
Black cottonwood

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

Potentilla glandulosa
Sticky cinquefoil

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

Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana
Western honey mesquite, Torrey mesquite, Western mesquite

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata
Lance selfheal, Self-heal

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

Prunus emarginata
Bitter cherry

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

Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii
Catalina Cherry, Hollyleaf cherry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Prunus subcordata
Klamath plum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Pseudotsuga macrocarpa
Big-cone douglas-fir, Big-cone spruce, Bigcone Douglas-fir

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

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii
Douglas-fir

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

Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
Hairy bracken fern, Western bracken fern

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

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 engelmannii
Engelmann oak

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

Quercus garryana
Oregon white oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, 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 palmeri
Dunn Oak, Palmer oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus turbinella
Sonoran scrub oak, Shrub live oak, Turbinella

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

Quercus wislizeni
Interior live oak

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

Quercus ×macdonaldii
MacDonald oak, McDonald Oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

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

Rhamnus ilicifolia
Hollyleaf redberry

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

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 integrifolia
Lemonade sumac, Lemonadeberry

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

Rhus ovata
Sugar sumac, Sugarbush

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

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

Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima
Pubescent skunkbush sumac, Downy aromatic sumac, Downy fragrant sumac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Ribes cereum
Wax currant, Western red currant, White squaw currant

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

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 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:

Rosa californica
California rose, California wildrose

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

Rosa gymnocarpa
Dwarf rose

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

Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana
Arizona wild rose, Woods' rose

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

Rubus parviflorus
Thimbleberry, Western thimble-berry

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

Sairocarpus multiflorus
Multi-flowered snapdragon, Sierra snapdragon

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

Salazaria mexicana
Bladder Sage, Mexican bladdersage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Salix exigua
Coyote willow, Narrow-leaf willow, Narrowleaf willow, Sandbar willow

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

Salix lasiolepis
Arroyo willow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Pacific willow

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

Salix sitchensis
Sitka willow

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

Salvia apiana
White sage, California white sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Salvia clevelandii
Fragrant sage, Blue sage, Cleveland sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Salvia leucophylla
San Luis purple sage, Purple sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Salvia mellifera
Black sage, California black sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Salvia munzii
Munz's sage, San Miguel mountain sage, San Diego Sage

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

Salvia pachyphylla
Blue 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. canadensis
Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco

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

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa
Red elderberry, Scarlet elder, Red-berried elder

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

Samolus valerandi ssp. parviflorus
Seaside brookweed, Water Pimpernel, Thin-leaf Brookweed

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

Schoenoplectus californicus
California bulrush, California club-rush, Giant Bulrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Scirpus microcarpus
Panicled bulrush

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

Scutellaria siphocampyloides
Grayleaf skullcap

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Sedum obtusatum
Sierra Sedum, Sierra stonecrop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
Douglas' ragwort, Shrubby senecio

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Sequoia sempervirens
Coast Redwood, California Redwood, Redwood

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum
Giant sequoia, Giant-sequoia, Giant Redwood, Sierra Redwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Shepherdia argentea
Silver buffaloberry, Buffaloberry

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

Sidalcea malviflora
Checkerbloom, Dwarf checker-mallow, Dwarf checkerbloom

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

Simmondsia chinensis
Jojoba, Goatnut, Quinine plant

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

Sisyrinchium californicum
Golden blue-eyed grass

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

Solanum umbelliferum
Bluewitch, Bluewitch nightshade

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

Solanum xanti
Chaparral nightshade

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Solidago californica
California goldenrod, Northern California goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Solidago canadensis var. salebrosa
Salebrosa goldenrod

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

Solidago multiradiata
Rocky Mountain goldenrod, Northern goldenrod, Alpine goldenrod

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

Solidago simplex ssp. simplex var. spathulata
Mt. Albert goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Sparganium eurycarpum
Broadfruit bur-reed, Giant Bur-reed

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

Sphenosciadium capitellatum
Woollyhead parsnip

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Spiraea douglasii
Hardhack spiraea, Rose spirea, Western spiraea

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

Sporobolus airoides
Alkali sacaton

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

Sporobolus flexuosus
Mesa dropseed

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

Stachys bullata
California hedgenettle

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Stachys chamissonis
Coastal hedgenettle

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Stenotus acaulis
Stemless mock goldenweed, Stemless Goldenweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Styrax redivivus
Chapparal snowbell, Drug snowbell, Snowdrop bush

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

Symphoricarpos longiflorus
Desert snowberry, Long-flower Snowberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Symphoricarpos mollis
Creeping snowberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water: Dry

Symphyotrichum chilense var. chilense
Pacific aster

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Tanacetum camphoratum
Camphor tansy

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Taxus brevifolia
Pacific yew, Western yew

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

Tellima grandiflora
Bigflower tellima, Fragrant fringecup

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

Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum
Fendler's meadow-rue, Meadow-rue

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

Thermopsis macrophylla
Santa Inez goldenbanner, Large-leaf golden-banner, False lupine, California false lupine

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

Thuja plicata
Western red cedar, Western arborvitae, Canoe cedar

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

Thymophylla pentachaeta
Fiveneedle pricklyleaf, Five-needle Fetid Marigold

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

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

Torreya californica
California nutmeg, California-nutmeg

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

Trichostema lanatum
Woolly bluecurls, Romero

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

Triteleia hyacinthina
White brodiaea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides
Golden brodiaea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

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

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Trixis californica
American threefold, Trixis

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Tsuga heterophylla
Western hemlock

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

Veronica americana
American speedwell, American Brooklime

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water:

Viguiera parishii
Parish's goldeneye, Shrubby goldeneye, Nevada goldeneye

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

Viola sempervirens
Evergreen violet

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

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

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

Vitis girdiana
Desert wild grape, Valley grape, Southern California grape

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

Washingtonia filifera
California fan palm, Desert palm

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

Whipplea modesta
Common whipplea, Modesty, Whipplevine, Yerba de Selva

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

Woodwardia fimbriata
Giant chain fern, Giant chainfern

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

Xerophyllum tenax
Common beargrass, Western turkeybeard, Bear lily, Pine lily, Elk grass, Squaw grass, Beargrass, Turkeybeard

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
Mojave aster, Mojave woodyaster

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

Yucca baccata
Banana yucca, Blue yucca, Fleshy-fruited yucca, Datil

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

Yucca brevifolia
Joshua tree

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

Yucca schidigera
Mojave yucca

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Zigadenus fremontii
Fremont's deathcamas

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