San Diego Natives Blog

Regional Natives Trio: Euphorbia misera, Dudleya edulis, Mammilaria dioica, Chorizanthe fimbriata

(Click on underlined title to see more)  The trio, a common match-up in coastal cliff areas; these are at Blacks.  With South african annual iceplant.The trio with Mirabilis californica.

Mammilaria dioica - Cactus

 Mammilaria dioica, with red fruit in May, in flower in March.  Point Loma

Regional Natives of particular interest: Jojoba

 A row of Jojoba bushes growing along a canyon ridge northwest of Otay Mesa; has grayish-green foliage.  Usually gets about 8 feet all around, more or less.  Plants are normally single-sex, so a female plant and a male plant must be present to produce nuts on the female plant.

Regional Natives of particular interest: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata, Eriogonum fasc., Artemisia cal., Laurel Sumac


Silvery foliaged Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata in East El Cajon/Lakeside, in July.  Gets about 6 feet all around.   Around it are Eriogonum fasciculatum with white flowers, dull green Artemisia californica, a big bush of Laurel Sumac about 10' tall, and occasional spots of Baccharis sarothroides in the background.

Regional Natives of particular interest: Dudleya edulis

(Click on underlined title to see more)Dudleya edulis in bloom, amongst yellow Deinandra fasciculata, some brown-green Artemisia californica in background, and Lemonade Berry, the green bush in back.  All three upper photos taken in June, near Glider Port.

Regional Natives of particular interest: Dudleya pulverulenta

(Click on underlined title to see more) Dudleya pulverulenta in bloom near the Glider Port in June, with brownish-green Artemisia calfornica growing behind it(it's light green-grey during Winter through early Spring due to rain).  The photo below shows one in Winter, growing out of a rock crack in the side of a blasted rock 'wall' alongside a rode near Las Pilitas Nursery near Valley Center.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Atriplex lentiformis - Quail Bush

 (Click on underlined title to see more)Silver-green leaved Quail Bush in middle, brownish-green Artemisia californica surrounding it.  Background has Torrey Pine on both sides, a very old Scrub Oak(Quercus dumosa) to the left, San Diego Mahogany(Cercocarpus m.) behind Quail Bush, Lemonade Berry between the two sections of the Cercocarpus.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Salvia mellifera, Diplacus puniceus, Viguiera laciniata

(Click on underlined title to see more)Top photo, white-blue Salvia, red flowered form of Diplacus puniceus.  Both get around four feet, bloom in Spring, lite-woody perennials.  Yellow flowers at left lower corner are probably Viguiera laciniata.

Lite-Woody-Herbaceous Native Color-Mix: Diplacus, Eriophyllum, Salvia apiana, Artemisia, and the woody Laurel Sumac

(Click on underlined title to see more)  Top photo is a mix of red flowered and orange flowered Diplacus aurantiacus, yellow Eriophyllum confertiflorum, Bluish-white Salvia mellifera, grey-green Artemisia californica, and Elderberry in the background.  Top photo in Rancho Bernardo, the three lower photos are near Mt. Miguel close to the Jamacha Blvd/94 freeway intersection.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Chaenactis glabriuscula, Yellow Pincussion

(click underlined title to see more)Yellow Pincushion, an annual, grows to about a 12" to 16", blooms mid-Spring to mid-Summer.  In the bottom photo, growing amongst it, are Lessingia filaginifolia, with the wispy silvery foliage, and the silvery leaved, low-growing form of Croton californicus.  Buckwheat(Eriogonum fasc.) growing immediately behind them all.

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