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The California Native Plant Wiki is an information resource created by the Theodore Payne Foundation to help you garden with California native plants. This Wiki is comprised of two main parts. The California Native Plant Library provides specific cultural information on hundreds of different species and cultivars. Native Garden Design provides suggestions and ideas to solve a wide range of garden needs.

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.

Recent Revisions Planting Guides added to "Native Plant Horticulture 101"
Seasonal Planting Guides now in "Native Plant Horticulture 101"

Here you can 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 Plant Library

Eschscholzia californica

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. Botanical 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 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 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

Search the California Native Plant Library by Plant Type, Flower Color or Water Needs

Native Garden Design

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)