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Commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Northern California. Visit our Suppliers Directory to locate businesses that sell native plants or seeds or provide professional landscape or consulting services in this state. Visit the Organizations Directory to locate native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations in this state.

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Abies concolorWhite Fir
Balsam Fir
Colorado Fir
Concolor Fir
Silver Fir
White Balsam
Oyamel De California
Abies grandisGiant Fir
Grand Fir
Abies magnificaCalifornia Red Fir
Red Fir
Acer circinatumOregon Vine Maple
Vine Maple
Achnatherum hymenoidesIndian Ricegrass
Indian Millet
Acer macrophyllumBigleaf Maple
Big-leaf Maple
Achillea millefoliumCommon Yarrow
Western Yarrow
Adenostoma fasciculatumChamise
Common Chamise
Aesculus californicaCalifornia Buckeye
Allium unifoliumOneleaf Onion
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon Serviceberry
Western Serviceberry
Antennaria alpinaAlpine Everlasting
Alpine Pussytoes
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa
Lizard Tail
Aquilegia eximiaVan Houtte's Columbine
Serpentine Columbine
Aquilegia formosaWestern Columbine
Crimson Columbine
Scarlet Columbine
Red Columbine
Arctostaphylos bakeriBaker's Manzanita
Arabis blepharophyllaRose Rockcress
Aristolochia californicaCalifornia Dutchman's Pipe
Arctostaphylos canescensHoary Manzanita
Arctostaphylos columbianaHairy Manzanita
Arctostaphylos densifloraVine Hill Manzanita
Arctostaphylos edmundsiiLittle Sur Manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanitaWhiteleaf Manzanita
Big Manzanita
Armeria maritimaThrift Seapink
Arbutus menziesiiPacific Madrone
Oregon Laurel
Arctostaphylos nevadensisPinemat Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pajaroensisPajaro Manzanita
Arctostaphylos patulaGreenleaf Manzanita
Green-leaf Manzanita
Artemisia pycnocephalaBeach Sagebrush
Beach Wormwood
Sand Hill Sage
Artemisia tridentataBig Sagebrush
Great Basin Sagebrush
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiKinnikinnick
Red Bearberry
Asarum caudatumBritish Columbia Wild Ginger
Long-tail Wild Ginger
Asclepias fascicularisMexican Whorled Milkweed
Narrowleaf Milkweed
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed
Athyrium filix-feminaCommon Lady Fern
Subarctic Lady Fern
Lady Fern
Atriplex lentiformisBig Saltbush
Coastal Quail Bush
Baileya multiradiataDesert Marigold
Showy Desert Marigold
Paper Daisy
Desert Baileya
Balsamorhiza sagittataArrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrow-leaf Balsamroot
Blechnum spicantDeer Fern
Carpenteria californicaBush Anemone
Tree Anemone
Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifoliaBeach Suncup
Beach Evening-primrose
Calocedrus decurrensIncense Cedar
Calycanthus occidentalisWestern Sweetshrub
California Sweet Shrub
Spice Bush
Western Spicebush
Calystegia occidentalisChaparral False Bindweed
Camassia quamashSmall Camas
Common Camass
Swamp Sego
Cercis canadensis var. texensisTexas Redbud
Ceanothus cordulatusMountain Whitethorn
Snow Bush
Whitethorn Ceanothus
Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatusPoint Reyes Ceanothus
Glory Brush
Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosusPoint Reyes Ceanothus
Glory Mat
Ceanothus impressusSanta Barbara Ceanothus
Santa Barbara Buckbrush
Ceanothus leucodermisChaparral Whitethorn
Cercocarpus ledifoliusCurl-leaf Mountain Mahogany
Curl-leaf Mountain-mahogany
Ceanothus maritimusMaritime Ceanothus
Bluff California Lilac
Cercocarpus montanus var. glaberSmooth Mountain Mahogany
Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany
True Mountain Mahogany
Hard Tack
Cercis orbiculataCalifornia Redbud
Western Redbud
Arizona Redbud
Pata De Vaca
Ceanothus thyrsiflorusBlueblossom
Blue Blossom
Ceanothus velutinusSnowbrush
Snowbrush Ceanothus
Mountain Balm
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifoliumFireweed
Narrow-leaf Fireweed
Willow Herb
Chamaecyparis lawsonianaPort Orford Cedar
Lawson False Cypress
Lawson's False Cypress
Chilopsis linearisDesert Willow
Flowering Willow
Willow-leaved Catalpa
Willowleaf Catalpa
Bow Willow
Flor De Mimbre
Chlorogalum pomeridianumWavyleaf Soap Plant
Wavyleaf Soap-plant
Chrysolepis sempervirensBush Chinquapin
Sierra Chinquapin
Sierran Chinkapin
Clarkia amoenaFarewell To Spring
Clarkia concinnaRed Ribbons
Clinopodium douglasiiOregon-tea
Yerba Buena
Clematis lasianthaPipestem Clematis
Chaparral Clematis
Clematis ligusticifoliaWestern White Clematis
Virgin's Bower
Pepper Vine
Hierba De Chivo
Clarkia rubicundaRuby Chalice Clarkia
Claytonia sibiricaSiberian Springbeauty
Siberian Miners Lettuce
Clarkia speciosaRedspot Clarkia
Clarkia unguiculataElegant Clarkia
Elegant Fairyfan
Mountain Garland
Corylus cornuta var. californicaCalifornia Hazelnut
Corethrogyne filaginifoliaCommon Sandaster
California Aster
Coreopsis giganteaGiant Coreopsis
Giant Tickseed
Tree Coreopsis
Collinsia grandifloraBlue Lips
Blue-lips Blue-eyed Mary
Giant Blue Eyed Mary
Collomia grandifloraGrand Collomia
Large-flower Mountain-trumpet
Collinsia heterophyllaPurple Chinese Houses
Harlequin Blue-eyed Mary
Chinese Houses
Collinsia linearisNarrowleaf Blue Eyed Mary
Coreopsis maritimaSea Dahlia
Cornus nuttalliiPacific Dogwood
Pacific Flowering Dogwood
Mountain Dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. sericeaRedosier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Danthonia californicaCalifornia Oatgrass
California Wild Oat Grass
Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribundaShrubby Cinquefoil
Golden Hardhack
Darmera peltataIndian Rhubarb
Umbrella Plant
Danthonia unispicataFew-flower Wild Oat Grass
Onespike Danthonia
Onespike Oatgrass
Delphinium cardinaleScarlet Larkspur
Delphinium glaucumSierra Larkspur
Tower Larkspur
Dendromecon harfordiiHarford's Tree Poppy
Channel Island Tree Poppy
Island Tree Poppy
Dendromecon rigidaTree Poppy
Bush Poppy
Delphinium variegatumRoyal Larkspur
Diplacus aurantiacusOrange Bush Monkeyflower
Bush Monkeyflower
Dicentra formosaPacific Bleeding Heart
Pacific Bleedinghearts
Western Bleedingheart
Dodecatheon clevelandiiPadre's Shootingstar
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulusSlender Wheatgrass
Encelia californicaCalifornia Brittlebush
Coast Sunflower
Encelia farinosaBrittlebush
Epilobium canumHummingbird Trumpet
California Fuchsia
Epilobium obcordatumRockfringe
Epilobium rigidumSiskiyou Rock Fringe
Stiff Willowherb
Epilobium septentrionaleNorthern Willowherb
Humboldt County Fuchsia
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