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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. +[[Image:Theodore_w_Poppy.jpg|thumb|Theodore Payne with a Matilija Poppy]]The California Native Plant Wiki is an information resource created by the Theodore Payne Foundation to help you garden with California native plants. 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 [http://www.theodorepayne.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=Donate support this service.]
-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 [http://www.theodorepayne.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=Donate support this service.] 
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-<td style="width: 200px">'''Recent Revisions'''</td> 
-<td>Planting Guides added to "Native Plant Horticulture 101"<br>Seasonal Planting Guides now in "Native Plant Horticulture 101"</td> 
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-* [[Why Should I Plant Natives?]] 
-* [[Native Plant Horticulture 101: How to Plant and Care for Native Plants]] 
-::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. 
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== '''California Native Plant Library''' == == '''California Native Plant Library''' ==
[[Image:Eschscholzia californica03.jpg|thumb|Eschscholzia californica]] [[Image:Eschscholzia californica03.jpg|thumb|Eschscholzia californica]]
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-Search the California Native Plant Library by [[Plant Library-Alt|Plant Type, Flower Color or Water Needs]]+These special lists of plants by [[Plant Library-Alt|Plant Type, Flower Color and Water Needs]] help you find the right plant.
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 +{|
 +! scope="col" width="325px" |
 +! scope="col" width="325px" |
 +! scope="col" width="50px" |
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 +*[[Type-Grasses|Grasses]]
 +*[[Type-Groundcover|Groundcovers]]
 +*[[Type-Ferns|Ferns]]
 +*[[Type-Bulbs|Bulbs]]
 +*[[Type-Cactus|Cactus & Succulents ]]
 +*[[Type-Annuals|Annuals]]
 +||
 +*[[Type-Perernials|Perennials & Sub-Shrubs ]]
 +*[[Type-Shrubs|Shrubs]]
 +*[[Type-Vines|Vines]]
 +*[[Type-Understory|Under-story & Small Trees]]
 +*[[Type-Trees|Trees]]
 +*[[Type-Pond|Pond Plants]]
 +|}
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-== '''Native Garden Design''' ==+== '''Native Garden Design and Horticulture''' ==
[[Image:BfGullFritillary.JPG|thumb|Gulf Fritillary (''Agraulis vanillae'')]] [[Image:BfGullFritillary.JPG|thumb|Gulf Fritillary (''Agraulis vanillae'')]]
[[Image:Birds28.jpg|thumb|Hooded Oriole (''Icterus cucullatus'')]] [[Image:Birds28.jpg|thumb|Hooded Oriole (''Icterus cucullatus'')]]
-:* California Native Plants To Attract Wildlife 
-:** [[Birds]] 
-:** [[Hummingbirds]] 
-:** [[Butterflies]] 
-:** [[Pollinators]] (for vegetable gardens) 
-:* Plants for [[Containers]]+* [[Why Should I Plant Natives?]]
-:* [[Aromatic Plants]]: Plants with fragrant leaves and flowers+* [[Native Plant Horticulture 101: How to Plant and Care for Native Plants]]
-:* Plants for Special Geographic Areas+:Here you'll 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.
-:** [[High Desert Plants]]+* '''California Native Plants To Attract Wildlife'''
-:** [[High Elevations]]+** [[Birds]]
 +** [[Hummingbirds]]
 +** [[Butterflies]]
 +** [[Pollinators]] (a bonus for vegetable gardens)
 + 
 +* '''Special Garden Features'''
 +** Plants for [[Containers]]
 +** [[Aromatic Plants]]: Plants with fragrant leaves and flowers
 + 
 +* '''Plants for Special Geographic Areas'''
 +** [[High Desert Plants]]
 +** [[High Elevations]]
-:* Special Garden Conditions+* '''Special Garden Conditions'''
-:** [[Dry Shade and Under Oaks]]+** [[Dry Shade and Under Oaks]]
-:** [[Erosion Control]]+** [[Erosion Control]]
-:** [[Heavy Soil and Clay]]+** [[Heavy Soil and Clay]]
-:** [[Slopes]]+** [[Grasses]]
-:** [[Grasses]]+** [[Plants Less Tasty to Deer]]
-:** [[Plants Less Tasty to Deer]]+
-:* Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden+* Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden
-:** [[A Snagging Issue]]+** [[A Snagging Issue]]
-:** [[Drought Tolerance and Native Plants]]+

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Theodore Payne with a Matilija Poppy
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Theodore Payne with a Matilija Poppy
The California Native Plant Wiki is an information resource created by the Theodore Payne Foundation to help you garden with California native plants. 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.


California Native Plant Library

Eschscholzia californica
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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.

...by 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
...by 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
...by 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


These special lists of plants by Plant Type, Flower Color and Water Needs help you find the right plant.


Native Garden Design and Horticulture

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
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Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)
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Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)
Here you'll 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.
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