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IDYLLWILD GARDEN CLUB

 

Nestled in the heart of the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California, Idyllwild is considered to be in one of the California Coniferous Forest plant communities referred to as the Yellow Pine Forest.

CALIFORNIA YELLOW PINE FOREST

– from Las Pilitas Nursery

 

 

 

 

The Yellow Pine Forest plant community is like an elevation map, 4000-9,000 feet, with Jeffrey Pines higher and driest, and Ponderosa Pines over most of the range. Jepson in his 1925 book called this plant community the Transition Life Zone (from Merriam's studies in Arizona.).

This plant community has also been called the Jeffrey, or Ponderosa, or Yellow Pine belt because of the way it follows the elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and other western mountains.

The southern California flavor of Yellow Pine Forest often looks like a woodland, with shrubs such as Big Basin Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata and wildflowers in between the trees.

Annual precipitation

30-65 inches. Snow is common, and can be 12 or more feet deep. But the winter cold doesn't really get that bad. Summer highs are commonly in the low nineties, and winter lows are seldom below 20 F.

Common Animals

Just about everybody. The higher elevation species move down to the yellow pine forest in the winter, the lower elevation species move up in the summer.

Rubber Boa Charina bottae, Northern Alligator Lizard Gerrhonotus coerruleus, California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata, Western Skink Eumeces skiltonianus,

Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri, Evening grosbeak Hesperiphona vespertina, Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus, Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus, White-headed woodpecker Picoides albolarvatus, Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea, Hermit thrush, Black-headed grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus, Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana, Townsends thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata, Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus,

Golden-mantled ground squirrel Spermophilus lateralis, Yellow Pine chipmunk ,Tamias amoenus, Douglas's Squirrel Tamiasciurus douglasii, Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus.

Common Plants

Yellow Pine Pinus ponderosa, Sugar Pine Pinus lambertiana, Jeffrey Pine Pinus jeffreyi Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii, Incense Cedar Libocedrus decurrens, Abies concolor, California Black Oak Quercus kelloggii, Canyon Goosberry Ribes nevadense, Sierra Gooseberry Ribes Roezlii, Thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus, Mountain Misery Chamaebatia foliolosa, Greenleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos patula, Mariposa Manzanita Arctostaphylos mariposa, Deer Bush Ceanothus integerrimus

 

 

Western Tanager , Townsends thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler Green-tailed Towhee

 

 

 

 

 

Western Tanager , Townsends thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler Green-tailed Towhee

 

In much of California the Yellow Pine Forest usually has Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi) or Ponderosa or Yellow Pine Pinus ponderosa, but can sometimes have other middle elevation pines like Coulter Pine Pinus coulteri. In the Sierra Nevada mountains and the north coast ranges this plant community is found at middle elevations, and into northern California it drops down to only around 1200 feet elevation.

In southern California the Yellow Pine Forest plant community is pretty much found at the higher elevations. The understory and associated plants are commonly different forms of Manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp.), currants and gooseberries (Ribes spp.), coffeeberries (Rhamnus spp.), Black Oak Quercus kelloggii, and shrubby oaks like Oregon Oak Quercus garryana var. breweri and Deer Oak Quercus sadleriana. Red Shanks Adenostoma sparsifolium or Chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum are commonly on the edges or in gaps.

The original Jepson manual had Jeffrey Pine as a variety of Ponderosa and it is often very hard to tell the two apart in the field. The keys separate the two by cone size and shape. Where they overlap (5000-6000 feet) the cones look the same, and they do hybridize with each other, in certain areas. At about 6000 ft. non-stressed Jeffrey Pines start showing up amongst the stressed Ponderosa Pines.

Soil and climate notes

The soils are commonly slightly acidic and can range from a red clay, to granite to sand on hard pan. In southern California many of the valleys that had a pine forest had soils of sand on hard pan. Pines can grow in alkaline soils, and even poor -draining soils, but they usually do not live long, except in their range. The common life span for pines is only about 7 years in places like Bakersfield, Barstow, or Shandon. At 5000-6000 ft. Jeffrey Pine and Ponderosa Pine can tolerate a pH up to 7.8.

The pines in the Yellow Pine Forest plant community need about 20-25 inches of winter/early spring rainfall/snow melt to regenerate and stay healthy. In lower rainfall areas, such as southern California, the pines can compensate somewhat in older stands with fog drip, but if a large -area fire, weed invasion or clear-cut occurs, the trees cannot regenerate on their own, because there is just not enough rainfall. So, if your project is on a ridge line or valley facing the wind where there are commonly fogs or passing low clouds , and if you water the 'forest' for the first few years (not with drip), the pines will be happy, and the associated plants will live.

Plant communities are flavors, not lines in the sand. Many people have described California's plant communities in many different ways. A good analogy is the different names given to Rocky Road Ice Cream, and the different formulations of flavors and ingredients that the name has been applied to. If you're trying to repair, landscape in, or duplicate the Yellow Pine Forest plant community, remember to try to match the best you can, then don't worry about it. It will never be perfect, because there are no perfect flavors and ingredients, but hopefully everyone will recognize the 'flavor' and fragrance as Yellow Pine Forest.

 

Suggested Plant Lists:

 

The plants listed below and on the following pages are suggested for a garden that is mulched with shredded or chipped cedar, redwood or pine needles and in sandy loam ( i.e. one gal. water will drain out of an 8"x8"x8" hole in 15-30 min.) and watered only for 10 min. once every two week in spring summe

r and fall only.

The following list is also found at  http://www.laspilitas.com/ where you may click on any plant to learn more about it.
 

 

 

 

Native Plant Suggestions - Full Sun (

 

 

 

are commonly on the edges or in gaps.)

 

 

 

Genus

Species

Variety

Cultivar

Common Name

Achillea

millefolium

californica

Yarrow

Achillea

millefolium

rosea

Island Pink

Pink Yarrow

Adenostoma

sparsifolium

Red Shanks

Agoseris

grandiflora

Mountain dandelion

Ambrosia

psilostachya

Western Ragweed

Amelanchier

utahensis

Utah Service Berry

Amorpha

fruticosa

False Indigo

Anaphalis

margaritacea

Pearly Everlasting

Antirrhinum

nuttallianum

Arctostaphylos

Baby Bear Manzanita Bush

Manzanita by the baby bear

Arctostaphylos

Ian Bush Manzanita

Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

John Dourley

Arctostaphylos

La Panza

Grey manzanita

Arctostaphylos

Mama Bear Manzanita

Mama Bear Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

Margarita Pearl

Big Big berry manzanita

Arctostaphylos

Sonoma Manzanita Bush

Stanford Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

Sunset Manzanita

Groundcover Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

cruzensis

Arroyo de la Cruz Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

cushingiana

Mound Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

densiflora

Harmony Manzanita

Harmony

Arctostaphylos

densiflora

Sentinel Manzanita

Sentinel Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

edmundsii

Big Sur Manzanita

Dwarf Coastal Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

edmundsii

Danville Manzanita

Big Sur Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glandulosa

adamsii

Laguna Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glandulosa

howellii

Harris Grade manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glandulosa

ssp.crassifolia

Del Mar Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glandulosa

zacaensis

San Marcos Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glauca

Big Berry Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glauca

Frazier Park Manzanita

Mt. Pinos Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glauca

Los Angeles

Santa Monica Big Berry Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

glauca

Dwaine's Dwarf

Dwaine's Dwarf

Arctostaphylos

hookeri

franciscana

Franciscana Manzanita

Franciscan Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

hookeri

hearstiorum

Arctostaphylos

insularis

Island Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

luciana

Adelaide Manzanita

Santa Lucia Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

manzanita

Dr. Hurd Manzanita Tree

Northern California Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

manzanita

Real manzanita

Manzanita Tree

Arctostaphylos

manzanita_x_densiflora

Austin Griffiths Manzanita

Austin Griifith's Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

mariposa

Mariposa Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

obispoensis

San Luis Obispo Manzanita

Serpentine Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

osoensis

SLO Valley Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

otayensis

Otay Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

parryana

Snow Lodge Manzanita

Parry Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

pechoensis

Pecho Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

pechoensis

Margarita's Joy

Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

pringlei

drupacea

Idyllwild Manzanita

Pinkbract Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

pumila

Sandmat Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

pungens

Pointleaf Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

purissima

Burton Mesa Groundcover

Lompoc Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

rainbowensis

Arctostaphylos

refugioensis

Refugio Manzanita

Refugio Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

rudis

ShagBark Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

rudis

Burton Beauty Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

stanfordiana

stanfordiana

Zin Manzanita

Napa Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

tomentosa

Woollyleaf Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

tomentosa

subcordata

Tranquil Cliff

Santa Cruz Island Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

viridissima

McMinn's Manzanita

Artemisia

dracunculus

Tarragon

Artemisia

ludoviciana

White Sagebrush

Artemisia

palmeri

Asclepias

cordifolia

Purple milkweed

Asclepias

eriocarpa

Monarch Milkweed

Asclepias

speciosa

Showy Milkweed

Aster

chilensis

California Aster

Astragalus

trichopodus

Southern California Locoweed

Baccharis

pilularis

consanguinea

Coyote Brush

Baccharis

pilularis

consanguinea

Pozo Surf

Lowly Coyote brush

Baccharis

pilularis

pilularis

Pigeon Point

Dwarf Coyote Brush

Baccharis

pilularis

pilularis

Santa Ana

Dwarf Bachharis

Baccharis

viminea

Seep Willow

Baeria

chrysostoma

Coast Goldfields

Bahia

dissecta

Ragged leaf bahia

Balsamorhiza

sagittata

Arrowleaf balsamroot

Bloomeria

crocea

Golden Stars

Bothriochloa

barbinodis

Cane Bluestem

Brickellia

californica

Brickellbush

Brickellia

grandiflora

Golden Sashay

Calandrinia

ciliata

Red Maids

Calochortus

albus

Fairy Lantern

Calochortus

species

Mariposa Lilly

Calochortus

weedii

Weeds Mariposa

Calyptridium

monandrum

Calystegia

purpurata

Purplish Morning Glory

Calystegia

subacaulis

ssp. episcopalis

Morning-Glory

Carex

pansa

Carpenteria

californica

Bush Anemone

Castilleja

foliolosa

Woolly Indian Panitbrush

Castilleja

subinclusa

Long-leaf paintbrush

Ceanothus

Blue Cascade

Blue Cascade

Ceanothus

Celestial Blue

Ceanothus

Concha

California Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

Dark Star

Small Leaf Mtn Lilac

Ceanothus

Frosty Blue

Frosty Blue Mountain Blue

Ceanothus

Joyce Coulter

Creeping Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

Julia Phelps

Small Leaf Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

L.T. Blue

White Bark Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

Mills Glory

Holly Leaved California Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

Mountain Haze

Mountain Haze

Ceanothus

Ray Hartman

Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

Remote Blue Ceanothus

Bush Lilac

Ceanothus

Rubins Blue

Gregs Mt. Lilac

Ceanothus

Tassajara Blue Ceanothus

Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

Wheeler Canyon

Blue Mtn. Lilac

Ceanothus

arboreus

Tree Lilac

Ceanothus

arboreus

Owlswood Blue

Island Mtn. Lilac

Ceanothus

crassifolius

Hoary-leaved Ceanothus

Ceanothus

cuneatus

Buckbrush

Ceanothus

cuneatus

Sierra mt. lilac

Sierra Buckbrush

Ceanothus

cyaneus

San Diego Mtn. Lilac

Ceanothus

cyaneus x

Sierra Blue Ceanothus

San Diego Mt. Lilac

Ceanothus

greggii

vestitus

Mountain Buckbrush

Ceanothus

hearstiorum

San Simeon Ceanothus

Ceanothus

impressus

impressus

Santa Barbara Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

impressus

nipomensis

Arroyo Grande Lilac

Ceanothus

leucodermis

White Bark California Lilac

Ceanothus

maritimus

Bluff California Lilac

Ceanothus

oliganthus

oliganthus

Hairy-Leaf Ceanothus

Ceanothus

otayensis

Otay Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

purpureus

Hollyleaf Ceanothus

Ceanothus

ramulosus

fascicularis

Coastal Buckbrush

Ceanothus

rigidus

Snowball

White Monterey Lilac

Ceanothus

sorediatus

Jim Bush

Ceanothus

sorediatus

Klamath

Blue Blossum moutain lilac

Ceanothus

spinosus

Red-Heart Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus

thyrsiflorus

Coastal Mountian Lilac

Ceanothus

thyrsiflorus

repens

Low Blue Blossom

Ceanothus

tomentosus

olivaceus

Ramona Lilac

Ceanothus

verrucosus

Wart-Stemmed Ceanothus

Cercocarpus

alnifolius

Island Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus

minutiflorus

San Diego Mountain Mahogany

Chenopodium

californicum

Indian lettuce

Chlorogalum

pomeridianum

Soap Lily

Chrysopsis

villosa

Hairy Golden-aster

Cirsium

occidentale

venustum

Red Thistle

Clarkia

unguiculata

Mountain Garland

Clematis

pauciflora

Cneoridium

dumosum

BerryRue

Comarostaphylis

diversifolia

Summer Holly

Corethrogyne

filaginifolia

Silver carpet

Common Corethrogyne

Crossosoma

californicum

Catalina rockflower

Cryptantha

clevelandii

Cryptantha

Cupressus

goveniana

ssp. goveniana

Gowen Cypress

Cupressus

macnabiana

Cupressus

nevadensis

Piute Cypress

Delphinium

cardinale

Dendromecon

harfordii

Island Bush Poppy

Deschampsia

elongata

Diplacus

aurantiacus

Sticky Monkey Flower

Diplacus

aurantiacus

Sierra monkey flower

Sierra Monkey Flower

Diplacus

aurantiacus

australis

Ramona

Narrow Leaf Southern Monkey Flower

Diplacus

aurantiacus

lompocensis

Vandenberg Monkey Flower

Lompoc Monkey Flower

Diplacus

calycinus

Rock Monkey Flower

Diplacus

longiflorus

Southern Monkey Flower

Diplacus

longiflorus

Agoura Spunky Monkey

Agoura Spunky Monkey Flower

Diplacus

longiflorus

Conejo monkey flower

Conejo Monkey Flower

Diplacus

longiflorus

Topanga monkey flower

Diplacus

puniceus

Otay monkey flower

Red Monkey Flower

Diplacus

puniceus

Pumpkin

Diplacus

puniceus X

clevelandii

San Diego Sunrise

San Diego Sunrise monkeyflower

Diplacus

rutilus

Santa Susana Monkey Flower

Dudleya

edulis

Dudleya

lanceolata

Liveforever

Dudleya

pulverulenta

Chalk Liveforever

Elymus

condensatus

Giant Wild Rye

Elymus

glaucus

Blue Wildrye

Encelia

californica

Coast Sunflower

Ericameria

arborescens

Golden Fleece

Erigeron

foliosus

blochmaniae

Eriogonum

arborescens

Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat

Eriogonum

crocatum

Saffron Buckwheat

Eriogonum

fasciculatum

Theodore Payne

California Buckwheat

Eriogonum

gracile

Wild Buckwheat

Eriogonum

heermannii

Heermanns Buckwheat

Eriogonum

parvifolium

Cliff Buckwheat

Eriogonum

umbellatum

polyanthum

Shasta Buckwheat

Sulfur Buckwheat

Eriophyllum

lanatum

grandiflorum

Erysimum

ammophilum

Coast Wallflower

Erysimum

capitatum

Erysimum

concinnum

Point Reyes Wallflower

Erysimum

insulare

Dune Wallflower

Erysimum

menziesii

Menzies' wallflower

Fremontodendron

California Glory

Flannel Bush, Fremontia

Fremontodendron

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylors Flannel

Fremontodendron

Pacific Sunset

Flannel Bush

Fremontodendron

californicum

napensis

Napa Fremontia

Fremontodendron

Hybrid

Flannel Bush

Fremontodendron

mexicanum

Southern Flannel Bush

Garrya

veatchii

Silk Tassel Bush

Gnaphalium

bicolor

Everlasting

Gnaphalium

californicum

California Pearly Everlasting

Gnaphalium

microcephalum

Everlasting

Gnaphalium

microcephalum

thermale

Feltleaf everlasting

Grindella

hirsutula

Hairy gumplant

Helianthemum

scoparium

Sun Rose

Heteromeles

arbutifolia

Toyon

Heterotheca

grandiflora

Telegraph Weed

Horkelia

cuneata

Horkelia

cuneata

puberula

Star Potentilla

Horkelia

parryi

Parrys Horkelia

Juglans

hindsii

Northern California walnut

Juncus

effusus

Common Rush

Keckiella

antirrhinoides

Yellow Bush Snapdragon

Keckiella

breviflora

Yawning Penstemon

Keckiella

cordifolia

Heart Leaved Penstemon

Keckiella

ternata

Summer Bush Penstemon

Koeleria

macrantha

June Grass

Lathyrus

splendens

Pride of California

Lathyrus

vestitus

Wild Pea

Lepechinia

calycina

California Pitcher Plant

Lepechinia

fragrans

Wallaces Pitcher Plant

Leptodactylon

californicum

tomentosum

Prickly Poppy

Lomatium

utriculatum

Common Lomatium

Lonicera

subspicata

denudata

San Diego Honeysuckle

Lonicera

subspicata

johnstonii

Southern Honeysuckle

Lonicera

subspicata

subspicata

Santa Barbara Honeysuckle

Lotus

purshianus

Lotus

Lotus

scoparius

Deerweed

Lotus

strigosus

Annual Lotus

Lupinus

chamissonis

Silver Dune Lupine

Lupinus

ludovicianus

Lupinus

truncatus

Lycium

californicum

California Desert Thorn

Machaeranthera

lagunensis

Malacothamnus

clementinus

San Clemente Bush Mallow

Malacothamnus

densiflorus

Many Flowered Bushmallow

Malacothamnus

fasciculatus

Malacothamnus

palmeri

involucratus

Carmel Valley Bush Mallow

Marah

fabaceus

fabaceus

Wild Cucumber

Melica

californica

California Melica

Melica

imperfecta

California Melic

Mirabilis

multiflora

Froebel's Four-O'Clock

Monardella

antonina

Butterfly Mint Bush

Monardella

hypoleuca

ssp. hypoleuca

Monardella

linoides

stricta

Flaxleaf mountainbalm

Monardella

linoides

viminea

Willowy Monardella

Monardella

undulata

frutescens

Monardella

villosa

Coyote Mint

Monardella

villosa

neglecta

Monardella

villosa

obispoensis

Muhlenbergia

montana

Mountain Muhly

Ornithostaphylos

oppositifolia

Baja California Birdbush

Paeonia

brownii

Browns Peony

Paeonia

californica

California Peony

Pedicularis

densiflora

Indian Warrior

Pellaea

mucronata

Bird's Foot Fern

Penstemon

centranthifolius

Scarlet Bugler

Penstemon

heterophyllus

heterophyllus

Foothill Penstemon

Penstemon

procerus

Small penstemon

Penstemon

spectabilis

Showy Penstemon

Phacelia

ramosissima

austrolitoralis

Phacelia

Pinus

torreyana

Torrey Pine

Platystemon

californicus

Cream Cups

Prunus

fremontii

Desert Apricot

Psoralea

orbicularis

Giant Clover

Purshia

tridentata

Antelope Bitterbrush

Quercus

acutidens x

Scrub Oak

Quercus

agrifolia

Coast Live Oak

Quercus

cornelius-mulleri

Mullers Scrub Oak

Quercus

parvula

Quercus

wislizenii

frutescens

Dwarf Interior Live Oak

Ranunculus

californicus

Buttercup, Crowfoot

Rhamnus

californica

cuspidata

Rhamnus

californica

Eve Case

Eve Case

Rhamnus

californica

tomentella

Mountain Coffeeberry

Rhamnus

californica

Tranquil Margarita

Tranquil Coffeeberry

Rhamnus

crocea

Redberry

Rhus

integrifolia

Lemonade Berry

Rhus

trilobata

Squaw Bush Sumac

Ribes

indecorum

White flowering currant

Ribes

speciosum

Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

Rosa

pinetorum

Whiskey Rose

Rosa

woodsii

glabrata (mohavensis)

Salvia

Celestial Blue

Las Pilitas Sage

Salvia

Daras Choice

Salvia

bernardinaX

Salvia

clevelandii

Alpine Cleveland sage

Musk Sage

Salvia

mellifera

repens

Creeping Black Sage

Salvia

sonomensis

Farmar-Bower

Golden Creeping Sage

Salvia

sonomensis

Mrs. Beard

Mrs. Beard Creeping Sage

Salvia

spathacea

Las Pilitas

Las Pilitas Hummingbird Sage

Salvia

spathacea

Powerline Pink

Giant Hummbingbird Sage

Salvia

spathacea

Topanga

Los Angeles Hummingbird Sage

Sanicula

bipinnata

Poison Sanicle

Sanicula

crassicaulis

Snakeroot

Satureja

chandleri

Shrubby Yerba Buena

Sidalcea

hickmanii

anomala

Sidalcea

malvaeflora

Checkerbloom

Silene

Parshii

Parish's catchfly

Solanum

douglasii

White Nightshade

Solanum

wallacei

Wallaces Nightshade

Solanum

xanti

Purple Nightshade

Solanum

xanti

hoffmannii

Stipa

comata

Needle and thread grass

Stipa

pulchra

Purple Stipa

Styrax

officinalis

fulvescens

Southern Snowdrop bush

Symphoricarpos

mollis

Southern California Snowberry

Trichostema

parishii

Parish's Romero

Verbena

lasiostachys

Western Vervain

Viguiera

laciniata

San Diego Sunflower

Viola

pedunculata

Violet

Xerophyllum

tenax

Indian Basket Grass

Xylococcus

bicolor

Mission Manzanita

Zauschneria

californica

Ghostly Red

Red California Fuchsia

Zauschneria

cana

Narrowleaf California Fuchsia

 

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Native Plant Suggestions – Morning Sun

Genus

Species

Variety

Cultivar

Common Name

Adiantum

jordanii

California Maiden-Hair Fern

Amorpha

fruticosa

False Indigo

Arctostaphylos

Ian Bush Manzanita

Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

La Panza

Grey manzanita

Arctostaphylos

Sunset Manzanita

Groundcover Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

hookeri

franciscana

Franciscana Manzanita

Franciscan Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

pechoensis

Pecho Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

pumila

Sandmat Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

purissima

Burton Mesa Groundcover

Lompoc Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

tomentosa

Woollyleaf Manzanita

Aster

chilensis

California Aster

Calystegia

subacaulis

ssp. episcopalis

Morning-Glory

Carpenteria

californica

Bush Anemone

Ceanothus

rigidus

Snowball

White Monterey Lilac

Ceanothus

thyrsiflorus

repens

Low Blue Blossom

Chenopodium

californicum

Indian lettuce

Collinsia

heterophylla

Chinese Houses

Diplacus

aurantiacus

Sticky Monkey Flower

Diplacus

longiflorus

Agoura Spunky Monkey

Agoura Spunky Monkey Flower

Diplacus

longiflorus

Topanga monkey flower

Eriophyllum

lanatum

grandiflorum

Heteromeles

arbutifolia

Toyon

Heuchera

maxima

Island Alum Root

Horkelia

cuneata

puberula

Star Potentilla

Keckiella

antirrhinoides

Yellow Bush Snapdragon

Keckiella

ternata

Summer Bush Penstemon

Lathyrus

laetiflorus

alefeldii

San Diego Sweetpea

Lathyrus

vestitus

Wild Pea

Lithophragma

heterophylla

Lonicera

subspicata

denudata

San Diego Honeysuckle

Lonicera

subspicata

johnstonii

Southern Honeysuckle

Lonicera

subspicata

subspicata

Santa Barbara Honeysuckle

Marah

fabaceus

fabaceus

Wild Cucumber

Melica

californica

California Melica

Montia

perifoliata

Miner's Lettuce

Pellaea

andromedifolia

Coffee Fern

Pityrogramma

triangularis

Goldenback Fern

Rhamnus

crocea

Redberry

Ribes

speciosum

Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

Ribes

viburnifolium

Evergreen Currant

Salvia

spathacea

Las Pilitas

Las Pilitas Hummingbird Sage

Salvia

spathacea

Topanga

Los Angeles Hummingbird Sage

Satureja

chandleri

Shrubby Yerba Buena

Symphoricarpos

mollis

Southern California Snowberry

Tauschia

arguta

Southern Umbrellawort

Verbena

lasiostachys

Western Vervain

 

Native Plant Suggestions – Full Shade

Genus

Species

Variety

Cultivar

Common Name

Adiantum

capillus-veneris

Maidenhair Fern

Collinsia

heterophylla

Chinese Houses

Diplacus

aurantiacus

Sticky Monkey Flower

Montia

perifoliata

Miner's Lettuce

Pityrogramma

triangularis

Goldenback Fern

Ribes

speciosum

Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

 

Native Plant Suggestions – Partial Shade

Genus

Species

Variety

Cultivar

Common Name

Adiantum

capillus-veneris

Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum

jordanii

California Maiden-Hair Fern

Collinsia

heterophylla

Chinese Houses

Diplacus

aurantiacus

Sticky Monkey Flower

Heteromeles

arbutifolia

Toyon

Heuchera

maxima

Island Alum Root

Lithophragma

heterophylla

Montia

perifoliata

Miner's Lettuce

Pityrogramma

triangularis

Goldenback Fern

Ribes

speciosum

Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

Salvia

spathacea

Topanga

Los Angeles Hummingbird Sage