|San Nicolas Island buckwheat|
These natives are green and healthy even at the end of a dry summer.
|CA coast redwood|
How do they do it? Adaptations to their leaves help them avoid moisture loss.
Some leaves are fuzzy with tiny filaments that help break of the sun's pounding rays. A velvety leaf also reduces air movement across the surface, thereby reducing transpiration of moisture.
Waxy leaves help seal in moisture, also reducing transpiration.
|San Nicolas Island chamise|
Here is a list of the plants as they appear in the video:
- hollyleaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia ilicifolia) more on CA native cherry
- ceanothus (Ceanothus variety of species) flowers in the spring
- white sage (Salvia apiana)
- San Nicolas Island buckwheat (Eriogonum grande timorum)
- manzanita (Arctostaphylos variety of species)
- hollyleaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia ilicifolia)
- coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia)
- toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) more on toyon
- lemonadeberry (Rhus integrifolia)
- penstemon (Penstemon variety of species)
- prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica)
- San Nicolas Island chamise (Adenostoma fasciculaton 'Nicolas') See more of San Nicolas Island
- pink fairduster (Calliandra eriophylla)
- sword fern (Polystichium munitum)
- CA coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
- giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
- Santa Rosa Island torrey pine (Pinus torreyana insularis)
- western sycamore (Platanus racemosa)
- mallow (Sphaeralcea variety of species)
See how native plants create habitat in a backyard
For more California Native plants see:
Visit Malibu Legacy Park - Hidden Gardens of L.A. #2
Visit Pierce College Botanical Garden - Hidden Gardens of L.A. #3
Visit Conejo Valley Botanical Garden - Hidden Gardens of L.A. #4
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