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.