Archive | January 3, 2013

Magical Plants of California

For those in California and for the West Coast I’m thinking of putting a list of magical trees and plants for the area so you can substitute for the ones that are for our areas and not Britain.

So the list I’m contemplating so far is:

California Bay Laurel AKA Myrtle when it goes over the border to Oregon – Umbellularia californica

Coast Redwood – Sequoia sempervirens

Giant Sequoia – Sequoiadendron giganteum,

Toyon AKA California Holly Heteromeles arbutifolia

Incense cedar – Calocedrus decurrens

Yucca – Candelaria Del Dio – Yucca whipplei

Joshua Tree – Yucca brevifolia

Bristlecone Pine – Pinus longaeva

White Alder – Alnus rhombifolia

California Sycamore – Platanus racemosa

Coast Liveoak – Quercus agrifolia

Cottonwood – Populus trichocarpa

Flannel Bush – Fremontodendron californicum

Manzanita – Arctostaphylos

Lemonade Berry – Rhus integrifolia

California Wild Grape Vitis californica

California Sagebrush – Artemisia californica

White Sage- Salvia apiana

California Mugwort – Artemisia douglasiana

Coffeeberry – Rhamnus californica

Western Redbud – Cercis occidentalis

California Lilac – Ceanothus

California Bush Poppy – Dendromecon Rigida

Western Poison Oak – Toxicodendron Diversilobum

Broadleaf cattail – Typha latifolia