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Erigeron glaucus x  Common Name: Seaside/Wayne Roderick Daisy

Family: Asteraceae

Type: 1'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring and Summer dependent on moisture

Flower Color: Lavender

Likes: Full Sun 

Nice small spreading daisy. Very pretty lavender flowers. Appears to be a cross with Erigeron glaucus and ?. Unique color brings dimension to a native flower bed. Long flowering with regular pruning and adequate moisture.  Really nice border, ground cover or accent plant. Can tolerate garden water.

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Eriogonum fasciculatum  Common Name: California Buckwheat

Family: Polygonaceae

Type: 2'tall x 4' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: White/Pink

Likes: Full Sun

Attracts birds and butterflies. Very adaptable and easy to grow.  Low maintenance. 

Mounding type of shrub. Can use as a hedge or mix with other Buckwheats and accent plants.

Winter / Fall

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Eriogonum grande rebescens  Common Name: Red Flowered Buckwheat

Family: Polygonaceae

Type: 1'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Red

Likes: Full Sun

Nice buckwheat - one of the most showy. Low growing. Should be very drought tolerant after the 1st year. Red/pink summer flowers. Native to the Channel Islands.  Likes full sun.

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Eriogonum umbellatumCommon Name: Sulphur Buckwheat

Family: Polygonaceae

Type: Small plant 1'h x 2'w

Flowers: March to June

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Brilliant yellow, low growing, perenial,  mounding shrub. Native from California to Colorado. Can be variable dependent on growing conditions and the specific plant.  Basal leaves with flower clusters on 6' stems.  Flower color can vary from cream to yellow. Very drought tolerant.

 

Can take some summer irrigation after established.

 

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Eriophyllum confertiflorum  Common Name: Golden Yarrow

Family: Asteraceae  (Images)

Type: 1.5'tall x .5' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Small plant for Spring/early Summer color.  Member of the Daisy (Asteraceae) Family. Nice contrast to the blue/violet flowering Penstemons, and others,  during Spring.  Grayish foliage. Although they share a common name not related to Achillea millefolium.

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Eriophyllum lanatum (Siskiyou) Common Name: Siskiyou Woolly Sunflower

Family: Asteraceae  (Images)

Type: 1'tall x 2.5' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Variable species.  Color may vary a little. "Siskiyou" selection.  Nice bedding plant. Shorter and more spreading with nice display of yellow flowers.

 
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Eriophyllum (latifolum)  Common Name: Red Hills Woolly Sunflower

Family: Asteraceae

Type: 2'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Collected by Don Pedro Reservoir. Larger Eriophyllum, early blooming.  Very interesting.  Very happy in valley or foothill areas. Definitely full sun. Long flowering period - with moisture.  Prune to keep good structure.  Key indicates that sp is latifolum however not typical range for this sp. Jepson mentiones may be a cross of E. lanatum var. arachnoideum × E confertiflorum.

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Gambelia (Galvezia) juncea  Common Name: Bush Snapdragon, Punta Banda

Family: Plantaginaceae (Images) 

Type: 2'tall x 3' wide

Flowers: Summer into Fall

Flower Color: Orange/Red

Likes: Part Sun

Nice mid-summer color.  Has a snapdragon/fuschia type flower.  Native to Channel Islands down into Mexico.  A coastal plant so probably not very drought tolerant. Plant part sun or full sun with extra water - protect during frosts - under overhang or other plants.  Dense foliage

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Heuchera maxima  Common Name: Island Alum Root

Family: Saxifragaceae

Type: 1'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Likes: Part Sun

Native to the Channel Island along the Coast of California.  Large leaves. Flowering in 1-2' spikes in Spring. Nice as a ground cover in massed plantings or as an accent under Oaks.  Flowers attract hummingbirds.

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Heuchera micrantha  Common Name: Crevice Alum Root

Family: Saxifragaceae  (Images)  Images are not that helpful - look for the white flowers

Type: 1'tall x 1.5' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: White

Likes: Part Sun

Small, shade loving plant. Found mostly in California coastal hills and Sierra foothills.  Typically grows on rocky slopes.   Perfect for under trees.  Many flower spikes of small flowers.  Slightly smaller that H. maxima with white flowers - can be combined in plantings.  Plant in clumps. Needs summer irrigation.