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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. 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.]+[[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.]
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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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== '''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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-Special lists of plants by [[Plant Library-Alt|Plant Type, Flower Color and Water Needs]] help you find the right plant.+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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 +*[[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 and Horticulture''' == == '''Native Garden Design and Horticulture''' ==
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* [[Native Plant Horticulture 101: How to Plant and Care for Native Plants]] * [[Native Plant Horticulture 101: How to Plant and Care for Native Plants]]
: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. :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.
-* California Native Plants To Attract Wildlife+* '''California Native Plants To Attract Wildlife'''
** [[Birds]] ** [[Birds]]
** [[Hummingbirds]] ** [[Hummingbirds]]
** [[Butterflies]] ** [[Butterflies]]
-** [[Pollinators]] (for vegetable gardens)+** [[Pollinators]] (a bonus for vegetable gardens)
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 +* '''Special Garden Features'''
 +** Plants for [[Containers]]
 +** [[Aromatic Plants]]: Plants with fragrant leaves and flowers
-* Plants for [[Containers]]+* '''Plants for Special Geographic Areas'''
-* [[Aromatic Plants]]: Plants with fragrant leaves and flowers+
-* Plants for Special Geographic Areas+
** [[High Desert Plants]] ** [[High Desert Plants]]
** [[High Elevations]] ** [[High Elevations]]
-* Special Garden Conditions+* '''Special Garden Conditions'''
** [[Dry Shade and Under Oaks]] ** [[Dry Shade and Under Oaks]]
** [[Erosion Control]] ** [[Erosion Control]]

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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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