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Eriophyllum confertiflorum— Eriophyllum confertiflorum, commonly called Golden Yarrow or Yellow yarrow[citation needed], is a low growing shrub in the Daisy or Sunflower Family (Asteraceae), with wooly leaves when young, and yellow flower heads.[1] "Eriophyllum" means "wooly leaved.[1]  E. confertiflorum gets its common name from the similar appearance of its inflorescence to the true yarrow, Achillea millefolium, which has white flowers.

Eriophyllum confertiflorum— Eriophyllum confertiflorum, commonly called Golden Yarrow or Yellow yarrow[citation needed], is a low growing shrub in the Daisy or Sunflower Family (Asteraceae), with wooly leaves when young, and yellow flower heads.[1] "Eriophyllum" means "wooly leaved.[1] E. confertiflorum gets its common name from the similar appearance of its inflorescence to the true yarrow, Achillea millefolium, which has white flowers.

Linanthus grandiflorus, a stunning, long-blooming annual that self-sows readily, is an example of a less common California native an experienced designer can introduce a new gardener

Linanthus grandiflorus, a stunning, long-blooming annual that self-sows readily, is an example of a less common California native an experienced designer can introduce a new gardener

Narrowleaf Mule's Ear  Very showy, large yellow flowers (sunflower family), large expressive leaves (aka "mule's ears"). The seeds are large and attract goldfinches at the height of summer. Nectar species for Field Cresent butterflies. Flower Color: Yellow Zones: 5-9 Growth Habit: Perennial Height: 0-2 Spread: 0-2 Light Needs: Full Sun Flowering Season: Early Summer Leaf Color: Green Plant Features: Drought Tolerant

Narrowleaf Mule's Ear Very showy, large yellow flowers (sunflower family), large expressive leaves (aka "mule's ears"). The seeds are large and attract goldfinches at the height of summer. Nectar species for Field Cresent butterflies. Flower Color: Yellow Zones: 5-9 Growth Habit: Perennial Height: 0-2 Spread: 0-2 Light Needs: Full Sun Flowering Season: Early Summer Leaf Color: Green Plant Features: Drought Tolerant

Eriogonum parvifolium “Sea Cliff Buckwheat”--2' high, 3' wide, sun, avg/low water --flowers darken to brown as they age

Eriogonum parvifolium “Sea Cliff Buckwheat”--2' high, 3' wide, sun, avg/low water --flowers darken to brown as they age

Bush poppy (Dendromecon harfordii)

28 Low-Water Flowering Shrubs

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Solanum umbelliferum “Blue Witch”--blooms spring-summer, 1-3' rounded mound, ok clay/rocky soil, drought tolerant.  Sun/pt sun, low water.  Poisonous.

Solanum umbelliferum “Blue Witch”--blooms spring-summer, 1-3' rounded mound, ok clay/rocky soil, drought tolerant. Sun/pt sun, low water. Poisonous.

Erysimum franciscanum --1-2 feet tall with fragrant yellow- to cream-colored flowers, found on serpentine outcrops and occasionally in coastal dunes. In the garden, it likes full sun and requires excellent drainage.

Erysimum franciscanum --1-2 feet tall with fragrant yellow- to cream-colored flowers, found on serpentine outcrops and occasionally in coastal dunes. In the garden, it likes full sun and requires excellent drainage.

Zauschneria septentrionalis 'Wayne's Silver'. [Continued from previous photo...] Compared to other “California Fuchsias” you might know, this one is more compact & less rampant in growth, but it’s still rugged & reliable. An occasional deep soak will keep this plant in primo shape. Dormant & deciduous in Winter months, it emerges green-leaved & fresh in the Spring & quickly develops its characteristic (& fantastic) metallic sheen.

Zauschneria septentrionalis 'Wayne's Silver'. [Continued from previous photo...] Compared to other “California Fuchsias” you might know, this one is more compact & less rampant in growth, but it’s still rugged & reliable. An occasional deep soak will keep this plant in primo shape. Dormant & deciduous in Winter months, it emerges green-leaved & fresh in the Spring & quickly develops its characteristic (& fantastic) metallic sheen.

50	COAST LIVE OAK	Quercus agrifolia, Native. Drought tolerant, deer tolerant. Low Water Needs. Full sun.  Winter Hardiness: <15° F

50 COAST LIVE OAK Quercus agrifolia, Native. Drought tolerant, deer tolerant. Low Water Needs. Full sun. Winter Hardiness: <15° F

Penstemon clevelandii var. connatus  Long blooming & drought tolerant. Penstemons rock!

Penstemon clevelandii var. connatus Long blooming & drought tolerant. Penstemons rock!

Botanic Name: Ribes malvaceum 'Montara Rose'  Common Name: Chaparral Currant  Size: 5'h x 5'w  Sun: Sun  H20: Summer dry  Attracts Hummingbirds	  Description:  This is a beautiful selection of the Chaparral Currant that no hummingbird garden should be without. This 6 by 6 foot summer deciduous shrub has gorgeous dangling clusters of deep pink flowers from January to April, followed by clusters of currants that provide a summer snack for birds.

Botanic Name: Ribes malvaceum 'Montara Rose' Common Name: Chaparral Currant Size: 5'h x 5'w Sun: Sun H20: Summer dry Attracts Hummingbirds Description: This is a beautiful selection of the Chaparral Currant that no hummingbird garden should be without. This 6 by 6 foot summer deciduous shrub has gorgeous dangling clusters of deep pink flowers from January to April, followed by clusters of currants that provide a summer snack for birds.

Geranium 'Anne Thomson' with Eschscholzia californica.

Geranium 'Anne Thomson' with Eschscholzia californica.