Web Resources on Native Plants

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Recently I gave two talks on converting your yard into a native plant paradise. During these talks I showed a slide with links to websites containing information and pictures of California native plants. There is even more information on the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden website. For these who attended my talks, and others, here’s the info from the Powerpoint slideshow:

Nurseries and Gardens with plant databases, lists of plants for native gardens, most with photos (some are not exclusively devoted to CA native plants)

El Nativo, http://www.elnativogrowers.com/Natives.htm
Las Pilitas Nursery, http://www.mynativeplants.com/
Matilija Nursery, http://www.matilijanursery.com/
Monterey Bay Nursery, Inc.: http://www.montereybaynsy.com/A.htm
Mountain States Wholesale Nursery, http://www.mswn.com/
Native Sons, http://www.nativeson.com/
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, http://www.rsabg.org/
San Marcos Growers, http://www.smgrowers.com/info/images.asp
Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation, http://www.stanford.edu/~rawlings/SHRF/SHRF.htm , plant culture data sheets, no photos but good information.
Suncrest Nurseries, http://www.suncrestnurseries.com/ (no photos)
Theodore Payne Foundation, http://www.theodorepayne.org/
Tree of Life Nursery, http://www.treeoflifenursery.com/, http://www.californianativeplants.com/

Photo collections/databases
CalFlora, database of native plant photos, http://www.calflora.org
California Academy of Sciences, California Wildflowers, http://www.calacademy.org/research/botany/wildflow/
California Gardens, http://www.californiagardens.com/Lists/native.htm
California Native Plant Link Exchange, database with links to photos, info, http://www.cnplx.info/index.html
California Native Plant Society, http://www.cnps.org/
Cal Photos, database of native plant photos, http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/flora/
County of Los Angeles Fire Department, Forestry Division, Plant ID, http://www.lacofd.org/Forestry_folder/LFM/Plant ID Guide 2002 web.pdf
Field Guide to the San Gabriel Mountains: Natural History: Plants, http://tchester.org/sgm/plants/
Jepson Floral Project, Jepson Online Interchange, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/interchange.html
Jepson Horticultural Database, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/interchange/hort_form.html
LA Dept. of Public Works, Los Angeles River Master Plan Landscaping Guidelines and Plant Palettes, (plant lists start on pg. 124) http://ladpw.org/wmd/watershed/LA/LAR_planting_guidelines_webversion.pdf
Los Angeles/San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council, The Plant Profiler, http://theplantprofiler.com/
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Heritage Garden Guide, http://www.bewaterwise.com/
National Resources Conservation Service, PLANTS National Database, http://plants.usda.gov/
Nature At Hand, http://www.natureathand.com/
Southern California Wildflowers and Other Plants, http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/index.html
Virginia Tech, Forest Biology and Dendrology, http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/factsheets.cfm
Wildflowers of the Santa Monica and beyond, http://www.timetotrack.com/jay/
Wildflowers of the Santa Monica National Recreation Area, http://www.researchlearningcenter.com/bloom/bloom.htm#Names
Wildflowers of Southern California, A Photographic Gallery, Barbara J. Collins, http://www.callutheran.edu/wf/
Wildscaping, http://www.wildscaping.com/plants/plantprofiles.htm

2 thoughts on “Web Resources on Native Plants

  1. Great suggestions, you may also like http://www.matilijanursery.com/<br />in Moorpark, CA.<br />I’ll keep checking back for further info.

  2. Thanks Susie. Yes I forgot Bob’s entertaining website. I will put it up. Thanks.

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