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Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Grindelia stricta platyphylla/venulosa, low spreading groundcover

Grindelia stricta platyphylla, grows about 6" tall by a few feet wide, blooms Summer into Fall, native to the northern channel islands, as well as central and northern coastal California. 

Regional natives of particular interest: Camissonia cheiranthifolia - Beach Primrose - spreading grouncover or sub-shrub

Native to beach areas typically in regular sandy beach soil on the mainland and islands, though can grow in sandy loam soil too, and some heavier soils fairly well.  Blooms year-round.  Takes regular irrigation, which is necessary for good appearance and abundant Summer-Fall bloom, but survives on rainfall alone in the wild, and in moderate domestic situations.  Low and spreading usually, though there are some variations.

Regional natives of particular interest: Calystegia macrostegia 'Anacapa Pink' - Vine

Vine native to Anacapa Islands(this particular variety of the species), grows abundantly with light pink blurred into white flowers.  Blooms for much of the year.

Regional natives of particular interest: Eriogonum arborescens - shrub

Blooms in Summer, greyish lacey foliage, foliage and bloom structures are somewhat reflective to 'Fern Leaf Lyonothamnus'.  Blooms whitish, fading to brown.  Gets around 3 to 5 feet.  Native to Limu, Wimat, and Anyapax.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Keckiella cordifolia - sprawling shrub


 Bush Penstemon(Keckiella cordifolia), sprawls to around 5 foot +, growing into and through other shrubs with it's semi-viney growth.  Red-orange flowers, blooms Spring-Summer.  Does best with moderate water throughout the year.  Best in part shade or continually moist full sun.  Native to Wimat, Limu, Pimu, and a broad range on the mainland, in the more protected and moister areas such as north slopes, drainage gullies, canyon bottoms, and mountains.  

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Venegasia carpesioides - herbaceous perennial/bush

Gets a few feet all around, blooms late Winter through Summer, with adequate moisture.  Does well in bright shade as well as moderate sun; needs moderate water throughout the year to keep it looking best.  Uncommon; native to Wi'ma, Limu, and much of the Southern California region in occasional protected drainage ravines/gullies and north slopes that don't have much competing vegetation. 

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Heteromeles arbutifolia - Toyon - large bush / small patio tree

Native to much of the SoCaL region westward of the mountains, including the islands, Toyon(Heteromeles arbutifolia) gets around 6 to 15 feet +, depending on water and location.  White blooms in Summer to Fall, red berries in Fall/Winter.  Aka, California Holly, aka Hollywood, hence the name of Hollywood, California. 

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Lavatera assurgentifolia ssp. assurgentifolia - medium to large bush

(Click on underlined title to see more) Island Tree Mallow(Lavatera assurgentifolia), Northern Channel Islands endemic, from Tukan to Anyapax, related to Hibiscus.  Deep pink flowers are the usual offering.  Blooms most of the year.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Dendromecon harfordii - medium to large bush

Island Bush Poppy(Dendromecon harfordii),  gets to around 6 to 10 feet, and, like other plants, can be kept smaller with appropriate trimming management.  SoCaL islands endemic, native only to Wimat, Limu, Pimu, and Kinki(though eliminated by feral goats and pigs on Kinki).  Blooms year-round.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Quercus tomentella - Island Oak, click underlined for description

Island Oak (Quercus tomentella) with windswept growth on a ridge, on Wimat(the island having been stripped of much vegetation by introduced cattle, elk, deer, sheep, pigs, goats - all introduced, none native, not even deer).   In lighter wind locations, and with adequate water, the Island Oak is upright to rounded, and gets around 60 feet, but can be maintained by appropriate trimming to practically any smaller size, just like Bonsai, - as can, practically, any tree or other plant.

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