SoCaL Island Natives Blog

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Epilobium canum 'Catalina'

522Catalina California Fuchsia, blooms in Summer, though can sometimes bloom in Spring also.  Get's about 3 feet tall and spreads some length more.  Silvery foliage.  Yellow flowers in background are Constancea nevinii, also native to the southern SoCaL Islands.  Landscape here done by Greg Rubin, located in Pt. Loma.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Prunus ilicifolia 'Lyonii', Island Cherry

 

Island Cherry, gets around 20 feet, but can be kept much smaller.  Blooms in Spring, fruits ripen in late Summer.  Photos show in non-bloom time, and bloom time.  Native to Kinki, Pimu, Limu, and Wi'Ma, and a bit in Central Baja mountains.  This location is in Ocean Beach.

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Coreopsis gigantea, Giant Coreopsis, shrub

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Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Coreopsis gigantea, Malacothrix incana, Abronia maritima

 Coreopsis gigantea (Giant Coreopsis) in center, yellow flowers, grows and blooms Winter to Spring, goes dry/dead looking Summer into Fall.  Malacothrix incana (aka, Dune-delion) the grey-leaved yellow leaved aster/'daisy' nearer to ground level on both sides of the Coreopsis...

Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Ribes viburnifolium, spreading loose shrub

 Evergreen Currant, foliage scent like wine/pine/apple, variable.   Young stems red, turn woody rouge brown, maroon-red flowers in panicle clusters in Winter-Spring followed by tiny red fruit.  Prefers shade or light dappled sun, though can take some moderate sun.  Easy to keep within a couple feet in height, though can get a few feet tall or more, and can spread much more.

Regional natives of particular interest: Sand Verbena, low spreader, Beach Primrose

Abronia umbellata, Sand Verbena(lavender colored flowers, w/ white centers) growing next to Beach Primrose on Mariners Point top photo.  Bottom photo shows Abronia maritima(purple magenta flowers), which is another type of Sand Verbena, with a little bit of Beach Primrose in upper edge.  All are also native to the SoCaL islands.

Regional natives of particular interest: Ceanothus arboreus, large shrub

Ceanothus arboreus, gets around 9 to 20 feet depending on the variety.  This one is about 12'.  Native to Pimu, Limu, Wi'Ma, and Guadalupe Island.  Spring and Fall bloom.  Photo by Ken Owen.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Erigeron glaucus

 

Erigeron glaucus, occurs on the northern Channel Islands, especially Tukan.  And also occurs along the coast from central California into the pacific northwest coastal areas.  Blooms Spring through Summer, grows 8 to 12 inches tall by about 2 feet wide.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Perityle incana - Guadalupe Island Rock Daisy

Perityle incana, endemic to Guadalupe island.  Get's a few feet all around, blooms spring summer.  Looks like a smaller version of Eriophyllum nevinii.  Photo by Brad Hollingsworth, Perityle growing on side of cliff on Guadalupe Island, Baja California.  Like the other plants in this Blog it likes sun, tolerates some shade.  It's not a shade plant per se, even though the sun angle at the moment this photo was taken has it in the shade.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' - large grass

'Canyon Prince' wild rye, a cultivar found originally on Prince Island, an islet off of Tukan, aka 'San Miguel Island'.   Bluish light grey foliage color.  A large clumping grass, get's around four foot plus all around.  Seed spikes summer to fall.  Surrounded in the yard by other Southern California island natives, plus Camissonia bistorta, which is only native to the mainland, apparently, particularly coastally, with the bigger flower form,,...

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