California-Southern Recommended

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QR Tag Name Characteristics

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 magnifica
California red fir, Red fir

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

Abronia villosa
Desert sand verbena, Desert sand-verbena, Desert sandverbena

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

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

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

Acer macrophyllum
Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple

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

Adenostoma sparsifolium
Redshank, Ribbon bush, Ribbonwood

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

Aesculus californica
California buckeye

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

Amelanchier alnifolia
Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry

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

Amorpha fruticosa
Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo

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

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

Arbutus menziesii
Pacific madrone, Oregon laurel, Laurelwood

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

Arctostaphylos edmundsii
Little Sur manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos hookeri
Hooker's manzanita, Monterey manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, 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 patula
Greenleaf manzanita, Green-leaf manzanita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
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

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

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

Atriplex confertifolia
Shadscale, Spiny saltbush, Shadscale saltbush, Hop sage

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

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

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

Carpenteria californica
Bush anemone, Tree anemone, Tree-anemone

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

Castilleja angustifolia
Northwestern Indian paintbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Shade
Water:

Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta
Purple owl's clover, Owl's clover, Exserted indian paintbrush

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Castilleja linariifolia
Wyoming Indian paintbrush, Wyoming indian-paintbrush

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

Ceanothus cordulatus
Mountain whitethorn, Snow bush, Whitethorn ceanothus

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

Ceanothus cuneatus
Buckbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Ceanothus impressus
Santa Barbara ceanothus, Santa Barbara buckbrush

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

Ceanothus integerrimus
Deerbrush

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

Ceanothus leucodermis
Chaparral whitethorn, Jackbrush

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

Ceanothus megacarpus
Big-pod buckbrush, Big-pod ceanothus, Bigpod ceanothus

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

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

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

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

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
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

Chrysolepis sempervirens
Bush chinquapin, Sierra chinquapin, Sierran chinkapin

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Clarkia unguiculata
Elegant clarkia, Elegant fairyfan, Mountain garland

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

Cleome isomeris
Bladderpod spiderflower, Bladderpod

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

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

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

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

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

Collomia linearis
Tiny trumpet, Narrow-leaf mountain-trumpet, Collomia

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

Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Summer holly

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

Coreopsis calliopsidea
Leaf-stem tickseed, Leafstem tickseed, Leafy stem coreopsis

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Coreopsis douglasii
Douglas' tickseed

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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:

Cupressus forbesii
Tecate cypress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey cypress

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

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

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda
Shrubby cinquefoil, Golden-hardhack

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

Delphinium californicum
California coast larkspur, California larkspur

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

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

Dendromecon rigida
Tree poppy, Bush poppy

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

Diplacus longiflorus
Southern bush monkeyflower

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

Diplacus puniceus
Red bush monkeyflower, Mission diplacus

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

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 obcordatum
Rockfringe

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Epilobium rigidum
Siskiyou rock fringe, Stiff willowherb

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa
Chamisa, Rabbitbrush, Rubber rabbitbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

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

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

Erodium texanum
Fillaree, Pine needle, Stork's Bill, Texas stork's bill, Texas stork's bill

Duration:
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
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

Fallugia paradoxa
Apache plume, Ponil

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

Festuca californica
California fescue

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

Festuca occidentalis
Western fescue

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

Forestiera pubescens var. pubescens
Stretchberry, Elbowbush, Stretch-berry, Downy forestiera, Desert olive, Elbow-bush

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

Frangula californica ssp. californica
California buckthorn, Coffeeberry

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

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

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 achilleifolia
California gilia, California gily-flower, Showy gilia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

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

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
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

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 missouriensis
Rocky Mountain iris, Western blue flag

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

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 occidentalis
Western juniper

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

Kallstroemia grandiflora
Arizona poppy, Orange caltrop, Desert poppy, Summer poppy

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

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

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

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

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

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

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Layia glandulosa
White tidytips, Whitedaisy tidytips

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Layia platyglossa
Coastal tidytips

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

Leymus triticoides
Beardless lyme grass, Beardless wildrye, Creeping wildrye

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

Linanthus dianthiflorus
Fringed desert-trumpets, Fringed linanthus, Ground linanthus, Ground-pink

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

Lithocarpus densiflorus
Tan oak, Tan-oak

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

Lupinus arboreus
Yellow bush lupine, Bush lupine, Tree lupine

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

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 sparsiflorus
Mojave lupine, Sand lupine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

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:

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

Malosma laurina
Laurel sumac, Laurel-leaf sumac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
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 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

Morella californica
California wax myrtle, Pacific bayberry

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

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

Nolina parryi
Parry's beargrass, Bigelow nolina

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

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

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

Oenothera deltoides
Birdcage evening-primrose, Fragrant primrose, Desert evening-primrose, Birdcage primrose

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

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

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

Oenothera pallida
Pale evening-primrose

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Parkinsonia florida
Blue paloverde

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Penstemon centranthifolius
Scarlet bugler

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

Penstemon clevelandii
Cleveland's beardtongue, Cleveland penstemon

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

Penstemon eatonii
Firecracker penstemon, Eaton's penstemon

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

Penstemon heterophyllus
Bunchleaf penstemon, Foothill beardtongue, Foothill penstemon

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

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

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

Penstemon spectabilis
Showy penstemon, Showy beardtongue, Royal penstemon

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

Phacelia campanularia
Desertbells, Blue bells, Desert Canterbury bells

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

Phacelia minor
Wild canterbury bells, Wild canterbury-bells

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

Phacelia parryi
Parry's phacelia

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Phacelia tanacetifolia
Lacy phacelia, Lacy scorpion-weed

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

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

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

Pholistoma racemosum
Racemed fiesta-flower, Racemed fiestaflower

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water:

Pinus coulteri
Coulter 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

Pleuraphis rigida
Big galleta

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

Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa
Honey mesquite

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Prosopis velutina
Velvet mesquite

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
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 macrocarpa
Big-cone douglas-fir, Big-cone spruce, Bigcone Douglas-fir

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

Pseudotsuga menziesii
Blue Douglas fir, Douglas-fir

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

Psilostrophe tagetina
Paperflower, Woolly paper-flower, Woolly paperflower

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

Purshia mexicana
Mexican cliffrose

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
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 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

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 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

Ribes aureum
Golden currant

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

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

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

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 clevelandii
Fragrant sage, Blue sage, Cleveland 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 mellifera
Black sage, California black sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Salvia sonomensis
Creeping sage

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

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

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

Simmondsia chinensis
Jojoba, Goatnut, Quinine plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, 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

Sphaeralcea ambigua
Desert globemallow, Apricot globe-mallow, Desert mallow, Globe mallow, Apricot mallow

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

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 mollis
Creeping snowberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water: Dry

Trichostema lanatum
Woolly bluecurls, Romero

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

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

Washingtonia filifera
California fan palm, Desert palm

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

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: