San Diego Natives Blog

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Deinandra fasciculata, annual

(Click on underlined title to see more) Annual, gets about 1 foot tall, sometimes more.  Blooms late Spring through mid Summer.  Top photo near Salk Institute.  Middle photo in Pt. Loma,  yellow flowers along walk are Deinandra.   Artemisia cal. at left, Eriogonum fas.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Lasthenia coronaria

Yellow flowers in foreground are Lasthenia coronaria, annual, blooms late Winter through Spring, grows up to 1 foot tall(also native to Guadalupe Island).  Lotus scoparius in middle, Encelia californica yellow flowers in back left.  Artemisa californica the grey-green bushes.  Lemonade Berry the dark green bushes furthest in background from left to right.  Photo in La Jolla above Birch Aquarium area.   

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium, Silver Felty Leaf Yerba Santa

(Click on underlined title to see more)Top photo in north Del Mar, the silvery colored leaved plants in the middle are the Eriodictyon.  Grows up to about 7 feet potentially, depending on the moisture availability.  Torrey Pines in background, Cercocarpus minutiflorus at right, Salvia mellifera(foreground, dry), Artemisia californica left of center, Lemonade Berry(green bushes) in back.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Lotus scoparius

Lotus scoparius, gets about 3 feet all around, blooms in Spring.  Surrounding native plants are the white flowered Gnaphalium californicum at right back, red flowered Mimulus aurantiacus right of center back, Eriophyllum confertiflorum in bud at left behind Lotus and at right side; sparsely foliaged Lemonade Berry in back left of center, one Encelia californica flower poking out at right and in middle bottom of photo.  Photo in early April near Salk Institute.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Sidalcea, Eriophyllum, Baccharis

Sidalcea malviflora(pink flowers), Eriophylum confertiflorum(yellow), and Baccharis sarothroides(right, green).  Location: Mt. Miguel, Spring. 

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Point Loma Coastal Shrub Scrub Mix

Artemisia californica foreground, Eriogonum fasciculatum foreground left, Adenostoma fasciculatum mid-ground, Lemonade Berry(Rhus integrifolia)background, Encelia californica by fencing at right, Lemonade Berry in back of it.  Pt. Loma, Lighthouse.  

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Hesperoyucca whipplei, Viguiera laciniata, Malosma laurina

(Click on underlined title to see more) Top photo:   Hesperoyucca at right, tall stalk bloom, Viguiera(yellow flowers) at left and right, Malosma(Laurel Sumac) in back, and Eriogonum fasciculatum(Scrub Buckwheat, not in bloom) in front at left.  All at average relative sizes.   Sumac is about six foot plus tall.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Cupressus forbesii, Tecate Cypress; Adenostoma fasciculatum, Chamise

 Tecate Cypress in background, gets up to about 40 feet in 40 years, depending on the water availability.  Adenostoma fasciculatum in foreground, which usually gets around 6 feet.  Photo on west Otay Mtn half way up.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Pinus Torreyana, Torrey Pine

 The Torrey Pine, at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.  A big pine with adequate water.  Or smaller with less, as seen in the bottom photo.  Pines growing in residential situations typically get bigger than those in the wild due to much more water availability.

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