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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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Philadelphus lewisiiLewis' Mock Orange
Mock Orange
California Mock Orange
Phacelia tanacetifoliaLacy Phacelia
Lacy Scorpion-weed
Phacelia viscidaTacky Phacelia
Sticky Phacelia
Pinus contortaLodgepole Pine
Beach Pine
Pino De San Pedro Martir
Pinus jeffreyiJeffrey Pine
Pinus lambertianaSugar Pine
Pinus ponderosaPonderosa Pine
Western Yellow Pine
Pino Blanco
Pinus radiataMonterey Pine
Picea sitchensisSitka Spruce
Platystemon californicusCalifornia Creamcups
Polypodium californicumCalifornia Polypody
Potentilla gracilisSlender Cinquefoil
Polystichum munitumWestern Swordfern
Pineland Swordfern
Prosartes hookeri var. hookeriDrops-of-gold
Hooker's Fairybells
Prunus ilicifoliaHollyleaf Cherry
Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolataLanceleaf Selfheal
Pseudotsuga menziesiiDouglas Fir
Blue Douglas Fir
Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicataBluebunch Wheatgrass
Bluebunch-wheat Grass
Purshia tridentataAntelope Bitterbrush
Antelope Brush
Quercus agrifoliaCalifornia Live Oak
Coast Live Oak
Encino Verde
Quercus chrysolepisCanyon Live Oak
Quercus douglasiiBlue Oak
Quercus dumosaCoastal Sage Scrub Oak
Nuttall's Scrub Oak
Quercus kelloggiiCalifornia Black Oak
Quercus lobataValley Oak
Quercus wislizeniInterior Live Oak
Ranunculus californicusCalifornia Buttercup
Rhamnus croceaHolly-leaf Buckthorn
Redberry Buckthorn
Rhododendron macrophyllumPacific Rhododendron
California Rhododendron
California Rosebay
Red Rhododendron
Rhododendron occidentaleWestern Azalea
Rhus trilobataSkunkbush
Skunkbush Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Aromatic Sumac
Scented Sumac
Ill-scented Sumac
Ribes aureumGolden Currant
Ribes indecorumWhiteflower Currant
Ribes malvaceumChaparral Currant
Ribes menziesiiCanyon Gooseberry
Chaparral Currant
Ribes sanguineumRedflower Currant
Blood Currant
Pink-flowered Currant
Red Flowering Currant
Ribes speciosumFuchsia Flowering Currant
Fuchsia-flowered Gooseberry
Ribes viburnifoliumEvergreen Currant
Catalina Currant
Santa Catalina Currant
Island Gooseberry
Rosa californicaCalifornia Rose
California Wildrose
Romneya coulteriCoulter's Matilija Poppy
Matilija Poppy
Fried-egg Flower
Rudbeckia californicaCalifornia Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan
Common Black-eyed Susan
Brown-eyed Susan
Blackeyed Susan
Salvia apianaWhite Sage
California White Sage
Salvia columbariaeCalifornia Sage
Chia Sage
Golden Chia
Desert Chia
Salvia leucophyllaSan Luis Purple Sage
Purple Sage
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensisCommon Elderberry
Black Elder
Mexican Elderberry
Common Elder
Salvia sonomensisCreeping Sage
Salvia spathaceaHummingbird Sage
Pitcher Sage
Scrophularia californicaCalifornia Figwort
Sequoia sempervirensCoast Redwood
California Redwood
Sedum spathulifoliumBroad-leaf Stonecrop
Broadleaf Stonecrop
Common Stonecrop
Shepherdia argenteaSilver Buffaloberry
Sisyrinchium bellumWestern Blue-eyed Grass
California Blue-eyed-grass
Silene californicaIndian Pink
Sisyrinchium californicumGolden Blue-eyed Grass
Solidago altissimaTall Goldenrod
Late Goldenrod
Canadian Goldenrod
Canada Goldenrod
Solidago californicaCalifornia Goldenrod
Northern California Goldenrod
Solidago canadensisCanada Goldenrod
Canadian Goldenrod
Tall Goldenrod
Giant Goldenrod
Solanum clokeyiClokey's Nightshade
Solidago multiradiataRocky Mountain Goldenrod
Northern Goldenrod
Alpine Goldenrod
Sporobolus airoidesAlkali Sacaton
Zacate Alcalino
Spiraea douglasiiHardhack Spiraea
Rose Spirea
Western Spiraea
Spiraea splendens var. splendensRose Meadowsweet
Subalpine Spiraea
Stylomecon heterophyllaWind Poppy
Styrax redivivusChapparal Snowbell
Drug Snowbell
Snowdrop Bush
Symphoricarpos albusCommon Snowberry
Symphyotrichum chilenseCommon California Aster
Pacific Aster
Symphoricarpos mollisCreeping Snowberry
Tellima grandifloraBigflower Tellima
Fragrant Fringecup
Tiarella trifoliata var. unifoliataOneleaf Foamflower
Sugar Scoop
Western Foamflower
Tolmiea menziesiiPiggyback-plant
Thousand Mothers
Youth On Age
Triteleia laxaIthuriel's Spear
Wally Basket
Grass Nut
Trichostema lanatumWoolly Bluecurls
Tsuga mertensianaMountain Hemlock
Umbellularia californicaCalifornia Laurel
California Bay
Oregon Myrtle
Vancouveria chrysanthaGolden Insideout Flower
Vancouveria hexandraWhite Insideout Flower
White Inside-out-flower
Northern Inside-out Flower
Vaccinium ovatumCalifornia Huckleberry
Evergreen Blueberry
Evergreen Huckleberry
Vaccinium parvifoliumRed Blueberry
Red Huckleberry
Viola aduncaHooked-spur Violet
Western Blue Violet
Western Dog Violet
Vitis californicaCalifornia Grape
California Wild Grape
Western Wild Grape
Viburnum ellipticumCommon Viburnum
Woodwardia fimbriataGiant Chain Fern
Giant Chainfern
Wyethia angustifoliaCalifornia Compassplant
Narrowleaf Mule Ears
Zigadenus fremontiiFremont's Deathcamas
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