California Native Plant & Weed ID

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Now that the annual plant sale of the California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mts. Chapter is over I am turning my attention to updating this website. The Gardening Resources section needs lots of work. There is plenty of information but it is hard to get at. The first thing I have done is to remove the plant ID information from the Talks page. You can now find it on the Garden Resources page in its own section, Plant ID.

Plant ID Guides

I created these six slideshows in 2003 for a training session run by the urban forestry nonprofit, North East Trees. They include pictures and identifying characteristics for common native plants and exotic weeds.

At the end of the slideshows there are a few slides that allow you to test your knowledge to distinguish similar plants.

The plants covered can be found in the plant list. There are coastal sage scrub plants from the Arroyo-Pescadero Trailhead, and riparian, woodland and scrub plants from the Los Angeles River.

What’s Next?

I will try to continue writing new blog posts about my experiences gardening at home and in the South Pasadena Nature Park. I hope to see some of you at our next park cleanup on January 15, 2022 (and yes, posting these future events on my SPNP FB page and website is on my to-do list.)

Pictures taken today at the South Pas Nature Park. It is dry but beautiful! When you are out in the craziness of holiday shopping, stop by the nature park to get your head right. 🙂

Happy Holidays, everyone!

2 thoughts on “California Native Plant & Weed ID

  1. Thank you for this and all the informative native plant posts. I am a caretaker native plant spaces at 10 school gardens and your blog has very helpful and educational. I have learned a lot from you over the last few years that I have been reading it.

    • weedingwildsuburbia

      So glad to hear that my blog is helpful to you. 10 school gardens!! That’s great. You probably know a lot from your own in the dirt experiences! Thanks for your comment and your work.

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