The California Native Plant Wiki is an information resource created by the Theodore Payne Foundation to help you garden with California native plants. The Theodore Payne Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use and understanding of California's extraordinary flora. If you find this resource helpful, consider becoming a member or making a donation to support this service.
California Native Plant Library
These plant descriptions are from the placards in our nursery, drawing on the Foundation's 50 years of experience growing California native plants. View the California Native Plant Library here, with details on the library's organization, or go directly to our beautiful California native plants using the alphabet below.
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|...by Common Name:||A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z|
|...by Family Name:||A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z|
These special lists of plants by Plant Type, Flower Color and Water Needs help you find the right plant.
Native Garden Design and Horticulture
- Here you'll find our Planting Guides which provide a quick review of how to plant and care for native plants. You can also find detailed discussions concerning important questions related to the care and maintenance of a California native plant garden.
- California Native Plants To Attract Wildlife
- Special Garden Features
- Special Garden Conditions
- Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden