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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.

Brahea armata - Palm

Silvery-blue leaves, golden inflorescences, growing in Fletcher Hills, grows slowly to about 30 feet, native to Baja and Sonora Mexico.

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.

Dudleya brittonii

Dudleya brittonii, native to Baja California.  These are the glaucous colored form.  Green forms also exist, but are less spectacular looking. Top photo in Encinitas, bottom photo in Ocean Beach.

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.

San Diego wild growing non-natives of special interest: Limonium ramosissimum and Hypericum canariense

(Click on underlined title to see more info)Photo at top is Algerian Sea Lavender - Limonium ramosissimum, a very attrac

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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