SHRUBS & FLOWERS

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MISSION:

To bring about a realization of the interdependence of all things, especially between the human and the non-human elements of the earth. To assist youth and adults in discovering the beauty of native plants. To promote understanding and preservation of California native flora. To advance learning about many common, renewable, edible and medicinal wild & invasive plants.

FACTS:

  • Diversity of plants is tremendous in the North American continents.
     

  • California has 1,100 miles of coastline.
     

  • Monterey Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon
     

  • Offshore islands, and dry valleys such as Death Valley, have countless minerals and fossils.
     

  • There are special habitats and special climate for the wild plants.
     

  • The topographic level and the distance from the ocean decide the type of plants.
     

  • Above 10,500 feet in the Alpine Zone, there are no trees and the plants are very small.

  • Between 8,500 to 10,500 feet in the subalpine zone, you find Mountain Hemlocks and Whitebark pines.
     

  • Between 6,000 to 8,500 feet in the upper mountain zone, you see red firs and lodgepole pines.
     

  • Between 3,500 to 6,000 feet in the lower mountain zone, there are sequoias, white firs, ponderosa pines, douglas firs, mountain California black oaks.
     

  • Between 1,000 to 3,500 feet in the foothills, you find oaks, digger pines, redwoods and chaparral.
     

  • Coastal and islands have rocky coasts, sea cliffs, and coastal dunes.
     

  • Deserts, because of lack of rain in the higher elevation above 4,000 feet, have big sage brushes, single leaf pinions and western junipers.
     

  • In the lower elevations there are Creosote bushes, Joshua trees, Mojave yuccas, and beautiful wildflowers plus a variety of grasses.

Desert Prince's Plume (Stanleya pinnata)
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Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica)
California Goldfields (Lasthenia californica)
California Wild Rose (Rosa californica)
Desert Dandelion (Malacothrix glabrata)
Desert Dandelion (Malacothrix glabrata)
Desert Dandelion (Malacothrix glabrata)
Desert Primrose (Oenothera sp.)
Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)
Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
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California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)
Dodder (Cuscuta californica)
Dodder (Cuscuta californica)
Common Sunflower (Helianthus annus)
Common Sunflower (Helianthus annus)
Tumbleweed (Salsola kali tragus)
Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major)
Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis)
Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla)
California Flannelbush (Fremontodendron californicum)
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Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis)
California Wild Rose (Rosa californica)
Beach Morning Glory (Calystegia soldanella)
Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
Prickly Phlox (Linanthus californicus)
Chia (Salvia columbariae)
Notch-leaved Phacelia (Phacelia crenulata)
Chicory (Cichorium sp.)
Sticky Monkey-flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Blackberry (Rubus sp.)
California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)
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California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)
California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)
Desert Sulfur Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum)
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea)
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Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Orange Sneezeweed (Dugaldia hoopesii)
Tumbleweed (Salsola kali tragus)
Rattlesnake weed (Euphorbia albomarginata)
Rattlesnake weed (Euphorbia albomarginata)
Common Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita)
California Buckeye (Aesculus californica)
California Buckeye (Aesculus californica)
Telegraph Weed (Heterotheca grandiflora)
Fuchsia-flowered Gooseberry (Ribes speciosum)
Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)
Giant Bur Reed (Sparganium eurycarpum)
Snowy Thistle (Cirsium occidentale)
Snowy Thistle (Cirsium occidentale)
Laurel Sumac (Malosma laurina)
Lemonade Berry (Rhus integrifolia)
Lemonade Berry (Rhus integrifolia)
Salt Heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum)
Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)
Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata)
Intermediate Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii)
Curlycup Gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum)
Jimsonweed (Datura wrightii)
Purple Nightshade (Solanum xanti)
California Lilac (Ceanothus sp.)
Bush Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus)
Scarlet Bugler (Penstemon centranthifolius)
California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum)
California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum)
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Lotus sp.
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
Curlycup Gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)
Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.)
Tobacco Weed (Atrichoseris platyphylla)
Wild Hyacinth (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Giant Coreopsis (Coreopsis gigantea)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus)
Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla)
Bush Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus)
Golden Star (Bloomeria crocea)
Giant Blazing Star (Mentzelia laevicaulis)
Giant Red Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)
Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera).
Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Beach Morning Glory (Calystegia soldanella)
Poison Milkweed (Asclepias subverticillata)
Restem Filaree (Erodium cicutarium)
Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri)
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Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)
Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)
Tibetan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia)
Western Morning Glory (Calystegia occidentalis)
Farewell to Spring (Clarkia amoena)
Western Morning Glory (Calystegia occidentalis)
Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Lotus sp.
Fern sp.
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