Back yard


Native plants

  • California Aster – Aster chilensis
  • California Beach Aster – Lessingia filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’
  • Blue-eyed grass – Sisyrinchium bellum
  • Buckwheat – Eriogonum
  • California Fescue – Festuca Californica
  • California Pipevine – Aristolochia californica
  • Catalina Ironwood – Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius
  • Ceanothus Ray Hartman – Ceanothus griseus ‘Ray Hartman’
  • Ceanothus – Skylark – Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’
  • Chaparral Clematis – Clematis lasiantha
  • Coast Sunflower – Encelia californica
  • Coffeeberry – Rhamnus californica  ‘Seaview’
  • Coffeeberry – Rhamnus californica (unknown, short)
  • Coffeeberry – Rhamnus californica (unknown, tall)
  • Coyote Bush – Baccharis pilularis
  • Dichondra – Dichondra donelliana
  • Dogwood – Cornus sericea ‘Kelseyi’ Dwarf Redtwig
  • Dune sedge – Carex Pansa
  • Elderberry – Sambucus Mexicana
  • Figwort – Scrophularia californica
  • Fuschia – Zauschneria californica
  • Genitian – Gentiana sceptrum ‘Kings Gentian’
  • Giant chain fern – Woodwardia fimbriata
  • Giant Wild Rye – Elymus condensatus ‘Canyon Prince’
  • Golden Fleece – Ericameria arborescens
  • Hazelnut – Corylus cornuta californica
  • Honeysuckle – Lonicera hispidula vacillans
  • Hummingbird sage – Salvia spathacea
  • Island Bush Snapdragon – Galvezia speciosa ‘Boca Rosa’
  • Lobelia – Lobelia dunnii var. serrata
  • Madrone – Arbutus menziesii
  • Mallow – Lavatera assurgentiflora
  • Manzanita – Arctostaphylos stanfordiana bakeri ‘Louis Edmunds’
  • Manzanita – Arctostaphylos ‘Sunset’
  • Meadow onion – Allium unifolium
  • Monkey Flower – Mimulus ‘Georgie Red’
  • Mock Orange – Philadelphus lewisii californica ‘Goose Creek’
  • Mountain mahogany – Cercocarpus betuloides
  • Oxalis – Oxalis oregana
  • Pacific Reed Grass – Calamagrostis nutkaensis
  • Penstemon – Penstemon eatonii “Firecracker Penstemon”
  • Potentilla
  • Poppies – Eschscholzia californica
  • Flowering Currant – Ribes sanguineum glutinosum ‘Claremont’
  • Salvia – Salvia ‘Pozo blue’
  • Sea Thrift – Armeria maritima
  • Self-heal – Prunella vulgaris lanceolata
  • Spice Bush – Calycanthus occidentalis
  • St. Catherine’s Lace – Eriogonum giganteum
  • Sticky monkey flower – Diplacus aurantiacus
  • Thimble berry – Rubus parviflorus
  • Toyon – Heteromeles arbutifolia
  • Twinberry – Lonicera involucrata
  • Verbena – Verbena lilacina ‘De la Mina’
  • Wax Myrtle – Myrica californica
  • Western Bleeding Heart – Dicentra formosa    
  • Western Dog Violet – Viola adunca
  • Western sword fern – Polystichum munitum
  • Western Virgin’s Bower – Clematis ligusticifolia
  • Yarrow – Achillea millefolium ‘Sonoma Coast’
  • Yellow-eyed grass – Sisyrinchium californicum

Non-native plants

  • Redtwig dogwood – Cornus sericea ‘Kelseyi’ Dwarf Redtwig
  • leather leaf fern
  • baby tears
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