Common name: Western Redbud
Botanical name: Cercis occidentalis
This deciduous shrub ranges from 6'-20' tall and 10'-15' wide. It is desirable for its magenta spring flowers, yellow to red fall color, and dangling winter seed pods. It is tolerant of many soil types, drought and oak root fungus. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The Western Redbud can be found statewide in CA in the foothills below 4500' elevations in chaparral and woodland communities. - Cornflower Farms
Common name: Island Alum Root
Botanical name: Heuchera maxima
This large leaf native Heuchera from which many hybrids have been derived will reach about 3' tall in bloom and has deep green leaves with white flowers with a touch of pink.
Common name: South Western Coral Bells
Botanical name: Heuchera sanguinea
Tufts of round leaves 2"-3" wide with scalloped edges accent this plant. It also produces wiry stems to 24" tall with open clusters of reddish pink, bell-shaped flowers.
Common name: California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name: Eschscholzia californica
This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.
Common name: Foothill Penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon heterophyllus
This perennial will grow 1.5'-2' tall and 2'-3' wide. It has glossy, blue green foliage with flowers that vary in color and bloom from spring through early summer.
Common name: Aspdistra, Cast-Iron Plant
Botanical name: Aspidistra elatior
As an evergreen perennial, it is often used as a house plant. Its dark green leaf blades arise from the soil and are 1'-2' long. Each blade is found on a 6-8" long leave stalk. This plant grows in dark, shaded areas and is very water efficient.
Common name: Pheasant's Tail Grass
Botanical name: Stipa arundinacea
Pheasant's Tail Grass is a beautiful, fine, airy grass that is emerald green in color. It has many soft yellow, beige flower stalks in the spring. This grass grows 10"-12" tall , 1'-2' wide and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms
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