California Native Plants Gallery
Flowers most of the year if dead-headed.
These are foundation plants in any native garden, they bloom from spring to winter (when the blooms turn a dark rust color). They bring in many beneficial insects, pollinators and predatory insects.
they are beautiful and can be used to make a modern landscape or even Japanese landscape.
Shade to Sun it flourishes, put near a walkway so when you walk by and brush it, a waft of sweet pineapple comes to you. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies love this plant. The flowers are tasty, too..
As you will see, contrary to popular, yet uninformed belief, the natives of our state/region are not brown sticks or just spiny cacti. We live in a specific climate that is not a desert. We live in the mediterranean. The plants that grow here as natives are unforgettable, gorgeous, and very resilient. As of now, we are in a drought. But the plants can shut down their structure and survive until the rains come. Click on the images above to take a look at a sampling of the beauty and variety of california natives.