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California-Northern Recommended

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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Lilium humboldtiiHumboldt Lily
Linum lewisiiWild Blue Flax
Prairie Flax
Lewis Flax
Lewis's Flax
Linum lewisii var. lewisiiBlue Flax
Prairie Flax
Lilium pardalinumLeopard Lily
Tiger Lily
Panther Lily
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal Flower
Lonicera involucrataTwinberry Honeysuckle
Black Twinberry Honeysuckle
Black Twinberry
Bearberry Honeysuckle
Four-line Honeysuckle
Lotus scopariusCommon Deerweed
Lupinus albifronsSilver Lupine
White-leaf Bush Lupine
Evergreen Lupine
Lupinus arboreusYellow Bush Lupine
Bush Lupine
Tree Lupine
Lupinus bicolorMiniature Lupine
Miniature Annual Lupine
Pygmy-leaved Lupine
Lupinus densiflorusWhitewhorl Lupine
Lupinus densiflorus var. aureusGolden Lupine
Whitewhorl Lupine
Lupinus grayiSierra Lupine
Lupinus nanusOcean-blue Lupine
Sky Lupine
Lupinus polyphyllusBigleaf Lupine
Blue-pod Lupine
Meadow Lupine
Bog Lupine
Lupinus succulentusHollowleaf Annual Lupine
Hollow-leaf Annual Lupine
Arroyo Lupine
Succulent Lupine
Lupinus vallicolaOpen Lupine
Mahonia aquifoliumHolly-leaved Barberry
Holly-leaf Oregon-grape
Maianthemum dilatatumFalse Lily Of The Valley
May Lily
Canada Mayflower
Madia elegansCommon Madia
Elegant Madia
Mahonia nervosaCascade Barberry
Cascade Oregon-grape
Dwarf Oregon-grape
Mahonia neviniiNevin's Barberry
Mahonia pinnataWavyleaf Barberry
Shinyleaf Mahonia
California Barberry
Maianthemum racemosumFeathery False Lily Of The Valley
False Solomon's Seal
Feathery False Solomon's Seal
False Spikenard
Solomon's Plume
Mahonia repensCreeping Barberry
Creeping Oregon-grape
Melica imperfectaSmallflower Melic Grass
Coast Range Melic Grass
Smallflower Melic
Coast Range Melic
Mentzelia laevicaulisSmoothstem Blazingstar
Giant Blazingstar
Evening Star
Stick Leaf
Mentzelia lindleyiLindley's Blazingstar
Evening Star
Mimulus bicolorYellow-and-white Monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalisScarlet Monkeyflower
Crimson Monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatusYellow Monkeyflower
Golden Monkeyflower
Seep Monkeyflower
Common Monkeyflower
Mimulus kelloggiiKellogg's Monkeyflower
Mimulus lewisiiPurple Monkeyflower
Great Purple Monkeyflower
Lewis Monkeyflower
Lewis's Monkeyflower
Mimulus primuloidesPrimrose Monkeyflower
Yellow Creeping Monkeyflower
Creeping Yellow Monkeyflower
Morella californicaPacific Wax Myrtle
California Wax Myrtle
Pacific Bayberry
California Bayberry
Monardella odoratissimaAlpine Mountainbalm
Coyote Mint
Mountain Monardella
Mountain Pennyroyal
Monardella villosaCoyote Mint
Muhlenbergia rigensDeergrass
Meadow Muhly
Deer Muhly
Nemophila maculataFivespot
Nemophila menziesiiBaby Blue Eyes
Menzies Baby Blue Eyes
Notholithocarpus densiflorusTan Oak
Oenothera caespitosaTufted Evening Primrose
Gumbo Evening Primrose
Gumbo Lily
Fragrant Evening Primrose
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeriHooker's Evening-primrose
Giant Evening-primrose
Oxalis oreganaRedwood-sorrel
Oregon Wood Sorrel
Oregon Woodsorrel
Penstemon centranthifoliusScarlet Bugler
Penstemon heterophyllusBunchleaf Penstemon
Bunchleaf Beardtongue
Foothill Penstemon
Foothill Beardtongue
Penstemon pseudospectabilisDesert Penstemon
Desert Beardtongue
Rosy Desert Penstemon
Rosy Desert Beardtongue
Canyon Penstemon
Canyon Beardtongue
Mohave Penstemon
Mohave Beardtongue
Penstemon spectabilisShowy Penstemon
Showy Beardtongue
Royal Penstemon
Royal Beardtongue
Phacelia bolanderiBolander's Phacelia
Flowered Grape Leaf
Physocarpus capitatusPacific Ninebark
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