|Audubon California and local Audubon chapters have teamed up to create this handy tool for choosing native California plants for your yard, porch, or balcony. All plants in this sheet are well-adapted to our area, and local birds, butterflies, and bees depend on them.|
Of course, not every plant will grow in every situation, so use this sheet to find the plants that will work best for you!
|1. Copy this to your personal Drive using File/Make a copy|
|2. Complete the "Plant Finder" sheet by entering some criteria for the plants that you want. The list of plants that match this criteria will update automatically for each change you make (if it doesn't, click "Find Plants" to run the query manually). Note that first time you use this, you will be prompted to authorize scripts. Please do this or the sheet won't work correctly!|
|3. Review the matching plants, along with selected data about that plant. Plant names are linked to the California Native Plant Society web site for pictures and more information.|
|4. Save a plant for future reference by putting an "X" next to its name in the "Save" column. See all the plants you've tagged on the "My List" sheet.|
|The "Plant Data" sheet has an extensive set of information about every plant, from temperature and moisture requirements to the soil conditions it requires. You can use filters on this sheet to create your own custom queries. |
Note that this sheet is not a complete list of all California native plants, nor is it a complete list of plants available at local nurseries. However, it does represent plants that are native to the Bay Area and that are good for landscaping.
|When you're ready to shop, go to the "My List" sheet to see all the plants you've chosen (if this didn't update for some reason, click the "Show My List" button). Then, check out the "Nurseries" sheet for local nurseries that special in native plants. Note that nurseries don't always have every plant in stock, and some of these nurseries require appointments, so call ahead for current hours and availability.|
When you visit a nursery, bring your list. You'll need the scientific name of each variety to ensure you get the right plant. Consider saving your list for offline viewing or printing it, so that you can get it even if the nursery doesn't have cell coverage.
|California Native Plant Society|
Guides to different garden needs
Guidelines for containers:
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|Who is Audubon? Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. We are a national organization partnering with local chapters, including several in the Bay Area. Local chapters offer walks, events, and other activities to help you connect with the birds of your area. This project was supported by a sponsorship from Google's Ecology Program.|
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| We have attempted to provide the most accurate information in this sheet, but the user is responsible for verifying all information before buying or using the plants. Google, Audubon California, and all local Audubon chapters can not be held liable for any issues that arise from the use of this information.|
Note that the scripts associated with this sheet depend on the current sheet layout (cell location, order of columns, etc.) so do not rearrange the sheet or it will break!
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Last updated 14 Oct 2016