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Abutilon palmeri - Indian mallow

Abutilon palmeri

Indian mallow

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Indian mallow is one of many California natives that do exceptionally well outside of their native range. While indian mallow is native to hot, dry, rocky slopes, it grows beautifully and is quite hardy in many settings. The leaves are light olive-green and are given a frosty appearance by a…

Acer circinatum - Vine maple

Acer circinatum

Vine maple

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Vine maple grows in the cool understory of larger trees in the northwestern portion of the state. The small lobed leaves of this maple display shades of yellow, green and red throughout the year before falling in autumn to reveal the attractively sculpted, reddish gray branches. Site vine maple in…

Acer negundo - Box elder

Acer negundo

Box elder

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Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow, Placer County form

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This population of this wide-ranging native was grown from seed collected in the Sierra foothills of Placer County, and by division ever since. It is relatively large and robust for the species with flowers of about four inches in diameter. It would be a great choice for a butterfly garden….

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow, Santa Clara County form

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This form of the common yarrow is quite low. The listed height includes the flower. The foliage grows to little more than six inches. Grown from seed collected in Santa Clara County.

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

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Achillea millefolium 'Island pink' - 'Island Pink' Yarrow

Achillea millefolium ‘Island pink’

'Island Pink' Yarrow

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California’s yarrow is distinctly adaptable, occurring in a wide range of habitats from high montane to chaparral to coastal scrub. Typically dormant it springs to life with feathery foliage (millefolium = a thousand leaves) and a dense umbel of tiny flowers frequented by butterflies. While the flower is usually white,…

Achyrachaena mollis - Blow Wives

Achyrachaena mollis

Blow Wives

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Blow wives are found throughout California’s valleys and lower foothills, blooming in the spring in sunny open areas. It grows as a short, rather unspectacular plant through flowering. As blow wives set seed they display silky white scales which aid in seed dispersal. These appear to be white papery flowers…

Acmispon argophyllus var argenteus - Channel Island silver lotus

Acmispon argophyllus var argenteus

Channel Island silver lotus

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This relative of the widespread deer weed (Acmispon glaber) is endemic to several of the Channel Islands. It grows in an open mound of silvery white leaves, accented in the spring and early summer with bright yellow blooms. The silver lotus thrives in a sunny, well-draining location and should only…

Acmispon glaber - Deer weed

Acmispon glaber

Deer weed

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Deerweed is found in coastal and mountainous areas throughout the state. It is a pioneer species, meaning that it quickly fills disturbed areas with dense stands that condition the soil for other plant species. Deerweed accomplishes this by fixing nitrogen, as do other members of the pea family, Fabaciae. Deerweed…