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.


QR Tag Name Characteristics

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

Acacia farnesiana
Huisache, Texas huisache, Sweet acacia, Perfume acacia, Mealy acacia, Mealy wattle, Cassie

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

Acacia greggii
Gregg acacia, Gregg's acacia, Gregg catclaw acacia, Gregg's catclaw acacia, Gregg catclaw, Gregg's catclaw, Texas catclaw acacia, Texas catclaw, Long-flowered catclaw acacia, Longflower catclaw acacia, Long-flowered catclaw, Longflower catclaw, Catclaw acacia, Catclaw, Devil's claw, Uņa 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, 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:

Amelanchier utahensis
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, Hemp dogbane, 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, Wing-scale

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, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita

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, Square 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, Western 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, True mountain mahogany, Hard tack

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, Lawson false cypress, Lawson's false cypress

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
Largeflower bush-monkeyflower, Large-flowered bush-monkeyflower, Azalea-flowered bush-monkeyflower, Azalea-flower bush-monkeyflower, Azalea-flowered diplacus, Azalea-flower diplacus

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, Claret cup cactus, Hedgehog cactus, Kingcup cactus, Mojave mound, Mohave 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: