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

Vine native to Anacapa Islands(this particular variety of the species), during winter-spring can grow abundantly with light pink blurred into white flowers.  If given peripheral watering (not near trunk) can bloom for much of the year, but, if let to get to dry, as in nature, it typically only blooms mid-winter through spring.

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. 

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.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius - Tree, click underlined for description

 (Click on underlined title to see more photos) Island Ironwood, fern-leaf form (Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius). Potentially grows to 30 feet tall or more with abundant water, but less with less water, upright to upright rounded.  SoCaL islands endemic.  The 'asplenifolius' subspecies is endemic(occurring natively only on) to Wimat (Santa Rosa Island), Limu (Santa Cruz Island), and Kinki (San Clemente Island).   The other subspecies, 'floribundus' (Lyono. flor. ssp.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Brahea edulis - Palm

The Guadalupe palm(Brahea edulis), endemic(native only to) to Guadalupe Island, which is 265 miles southwest of San Diego, grows slowly to about 30 feet tall by about 14 feet wide.  Grows about 4 feet per decade with adequate water.  Best aesthetic is by pulling fronds off rather than cutting.  Fronds pull off after browning/dying.  Figure doing a once per year dead-fronds removal in winter.

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