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Our Plant List

Want to know what we plant? You'll find these plants in our own habitat gardens.

 

These are all California natives and low water. 

 

We've seen everything visit, from hummingbirds and bees, to lizards and praying mantis! 

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COAST LIVE OAK

Quercus agrifolia

  • Tree

  • 25-82' H x 15-35' W

  • Winter, Spring

  • Birds, Mammals, Reptiles

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COMMON MANZANITA

Arctostaphylos manzanita

  • Shrub

  • 6-20' H x 10' W

  • Winter, Spring

  • Insects, Birds, Bees, H'birds

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SONOMA SAGE

Salvia sonomensis

  • Shrub, Perennial herb

  • 1.3' H x 5-15' W

  • Spring, Summer 

  • Hummingbirds, B'flies, Bees, 

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COYOTE BRUSH

Baccharis pilularis

  • Shrub

  • 1.5-10' H x 12' W

  • Spring, Winter, Summer, Fall 

  • Butterflies, Insects, Birds

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FRANGRANT PITCHER SAGE

Lepechinia fragrans

  • Shrub

  • 3-5' H x 3-5' W

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Hummingbirds, insects

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CALIFORNIA POPPY

Eschscholzia californica

  • Annual, Perennial herb

  • 0.5-2 ' H x 1-2' W

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

  • Birds, Bees, Butterflies

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CANYON GREY SAGEBRUSH

Artemisia californica

  • Shrub

  • 1' H x 8-10' W

  • Spring

  • Birds, Lizards

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BUSH MONKEY FLOWER

Diplacus aurantiacus

  • Perennial Shrub

  • 5' H x 5' W

  • Winter, Spring, Summer

  • Hummingbirds, Bees

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ST CATHERINE'S LACE

Eriogonum giganteum

 

  • Showy perennial

  • 1' H x 2' W

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

  • B'flies, Bees, Birds, Mammals

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GUMPLANT

Grindilla stricta

 

  • Perennial herb

  • 3-5'H x 3-5' W

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Butterflies, Moths

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SHOWY PENSTEMON

Penstemon spectabilis

 

  • Perennial herb

  • 3-4' H x 2-3' W

  • Spring

  • B'flies, Bees, Hummingbirds

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ELDERBERRY

Sambucus nigra caerula

 

  • Shrub, Tree

  • 10-20' H x 10-30' W

  • Spring

  • Hummingbirds, Insects, Birds

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Wooly Bluecurls

Trichostema lanatum

  • Shrub

  • 5' H x 10' W

  • Fall, Winter, Spring

  • Humminbirds, Insects

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TOYON

Heteromeles arbutifolia

 

  • Shrub

  • 6-30' H x 10-15' W

  • Summer

  • Bees, Birds

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COFFEEBERRY

Frangula californica

 

  • Shrub

  • 6-15' H x 5-15' W

  • Spring, Summer

  • Birds, Butterflies, Bees

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NARROW LEAF MILKWEED

Asclepias fascicularis

  • Perennial herb

  • 1.7' H x 3.3' W

  • Summer, Fall 

  • Butterflies, mainly Monarchs 

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COYOTE MINT

Monardella villosa

  • Perennial herb

  • 2' H x 3' W

  • Summer

  • Butterflies, Bees, Birds

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HUMMINGBIRD SAGE

Salvia spathacea

  • Perennial herb

  • 1-3' H x 3' W

  • Winter, Spring, Summer

  • Hummingbirds, Bees, B'flies

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CALIFORNIA BUCKWHEAT

Eriogonum fasciculatum

  • Perennial shrub

  • 1-6' H x 3' W

  • Summer, Spring, Fall

  • Bees, Birds, Butterflies

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ISLAND MORNING GLORY

Calystegia macrostegia

 

  • Woody perennial vine

  • 1' H x 8-10' W

  • Spring

  • Birds, Lizards

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BUSH SUNFLOWER

Encelia californica

 

  • Fast-growing shrub

  • 3' H x 5' W

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Butterflies, Bees

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RED-FLOWERED BUCKWHEAT

Eriogonum grande var. rubescens

 

  • Perennial herb

  • 1' H x 3' W

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Butterflies, Moths, Birds

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SILVER BUSH LUPINE

Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons

  • Shrub
  • 3-5' H x 2-3' W

  • Spring, Summer

  • Butterflies, Moths

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ROCK PHACELIA

Phacelia californica

 

  • Perennial herb

  • 1' H x 2' W

  • Spring, Summer

  • Butterflies, Bees

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DESERT GLOBE MALLOW

Sphaeralcea ambigua

 

  • ​Perennial herb

  • 3-5' H x 2-4' W

  • Spring, Winter

  • Bees, Butterflies, Birds

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De La Mina Verbena

Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina'

 

  • Shrub

  • 2' H x 4' W

  • Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Butterfly

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WESTERN REDBUD

Cercis occidentalis

 

  • Shrub

  • 10-20' H x 10-15' W

  • Winter, Spring

  • Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds

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RAY HARTMAN CEANOTHUS

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

  • Shrub

  • 15-30' H x 5-10' W

  • Winter, Spring

  • Bees, Deer

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WHITE SAGE

Salvia apiana

  • Shrub

  • 3-5' H x 3-8' W

  • Winter, Spring, Summer 

  • Hummingbirds, Bees, Birds

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CALIFORNIA GOLDENROD

Solidago velutina californica

  • Perennial herb

  • 1.5' H x 5' W

  • Summer, Fall

  • Birds, numerous insects

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COULTER'S MATILIJA POPPY

Romneya coulteri

  • Perennial herb

  • 6.6-10' H x 20' W

  • Spring, Summer

  • Bees, Butterflies

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PALMER'S INDIAN MALLOW

Abutilon palmeri

  • Shrub

  • 3-8' H x 3-5' W

  • Spring

  • Butterflies, Moths

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WESTERN WHITE CLEMATIS

Clematis ligusticifolia

 

  • Climbing, spreading vine

  • 1-30' H x 2-6" deep

  • Summer

  • Bees, Butterflies

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SEASIDE DAISY

Erigeron glaucus

  • Fast-growing perennial 

  • 1' H x 2' W

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Butterflies, Bees, Birds

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FLANNEL BUSH

Fremontodendron californicum

  • Shrub

  • 20' H x 20' W

  • Summer, Spring

  • Bees, Butterflies

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DEER GRASS

Muhlenbergia rigens

  • Grass

  • 4' H x 4' W

  • Spring

  • Birds, Butterflies

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CLEVELAND SAGE

Salvia clevelandii

 

  • Shrub

  • 4' H x 4' W

  • Spring, Summer

  • H'birds, B'flies, Insects

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CALIFORNIA ASTER

Symphyotrichum chilense

 

  • Perennial herb

  • 1-3' H x 3' W

  • Summer

  • Birds, Butterflies, Insects

Info and photo credits thanks to Calscape

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