Botanical NameFormer Name (if applicable, for reference)Most Common NamePotential to Grow Over Six Feet?Type of PlantLocally Native?Local HabitatSunWater Requirements Will summer irrigation damage it?Flower ColorBloom PeriodDeer Browsed? Field Notes
Acmispon americanus Lotus purshianusSpanish lotusnoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sunlown/apinkApr - JulrarelyAcmispon americanus var. americanus is our locally native variety. Cute subtle chaparral plant.
Acmispon parviflorusLotus micranthushill lotusnoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sun to partial shadelown/awhiteMar - JunrarelyNitrogen fixer like all others of its genus.
Acmispon wrangelianusLotus wrangelianusbirds-foot trefoilnoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sunlown/ayellowMar - AprrarelyTakes foot traffic, yellow flower, cheerful low-key ground cover. Source from habitat restoration nurseries or sow from seed (annual).
Calandrinia menziesiiCalandrinia ciliatared maidsnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ascarletFeb - MayrarelyLike most annual wildflowers, it's probably better to try this from seed than from plants. Gorgeous color.
Castilleja exserta owl's clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlownopurpleMar - JunrarelyLike most annual wildflowers, better to try from seed. Unparalleled beauty and habitat value. Try with poppies and blue eyed grass, or yarrow and purple needlegrass.
Clarkia amoenafarewell-to-springnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shadelown/apink/redJun - AugsometimesMost Clarkias have this in common: They like some water for showiest bloom, they are gorgeous when many other things are brown, they recruit readily from seed, deer might munch all their little heads off…or not…and they are definitely worth a try! Keep their area weeded from annual grasses so that they can re-seed. Add more seed when blooms start to decline (every three years or so). Since there are a lot of species and some are endangered, stick to local sourcing when possible!
Clarkia bottaeshowy farewell-to-springnoAnnual herbnon/afull sun to partial shadelown/apinkMay - JunsometimesSee Clarkia amoena.
Clarkia concinnared ribbons clarkianoAnnual herbnon/apartial shadelown/apink, purpleMay - JulsometimesSee Clarkia amoena.
Clarkia purpureawinecup clarkianoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shadelown/apink/roseApr - JulsometimesSee Clarkia amoena.
Clarkia rubicundaruby chalice clarkianoAnnual herbyesWoodlandpartial shademoderaten/apinkJun - OctsometimesSee Clarkia amoena.
Clarkia unguiculatamountain garlandnoAnnual herbyesWoodlandpartial shademoderaten/apinkJun - OctsometimesSee Clarkia amoena.
Claytonia perfoliata miner's lettucenoAnnual herbyesWoodlandpartial shademoderaten/awhiteMar - JuloftenTiny, insignificant flowers, miner's lettuce is favored mainly because of its tasty and edible leaves! Perfect for a munch if you are working in the garden, or leave them to the deer and other critters who like them as well! At PVR, it's OK to grab a handful of almost-dried ones from the Ranch House or other nearby location and strew them in your yard where you would like them to come up next year.
Collinsia heterophyllaChinese housesnoAnnual herbyesRiparianpart shadehighn/apurpleFeb - MaysometimesUnderutilized, gorgeous annual wildflower for dappled shade. Does want a little water to get started. Tends to recruit easily and be successful.
Eriogonum gracileslender buckwheatnoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sunlownowhiteMar - SeprarelySee Eriogonum arborescens. Slim, small, pretty, annual buckwheat. Like most buckwheats, it's a great habitat plant, and like most annuals, it makes more sense to grow from seed rather than buy plants. Good for hot dry areas.
Eschscholzia californicaCalifornia poppy noAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sun lown/aorangeMar - AugsometimesThe ubiquitous California poppy! Will keep blooming as long as you keep watering it; flower is shorter lasting in unirrigated areas. Clear weeds, scratch seeds into the soil in January, and wait for the show! Note: Eschscholzia caespitosa (Coastal California Poppy) is not an approved plant for Portola Valley Ranch.
Gilia achilleifoliaCalifornia gilianoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ablueFeb - AprsometimesCute little blue pom-pom flowered annual, similar to Gilia capitata. Scruff into weeded or scraped dirt with other wildflower seeds and maybe some purple needlegrass for instant beauty in a hot dry site.
Gilia capitatablue gilianoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ablueMay - JulsometimesEasy and pretty. Likes it hot and dry. Available as plants although seeds are usually a better deal with annuals.
Gilia tricolorbird's eye gilianoAnnual herbnon/afull sunlown/alavenderMar - AprrarelySimilar to Gilia capitata, but more interesting flowers, with a nice fragrance. As with all wildflowers, keep out the invasive grasses if you hope for re-seeding.
Hemizonia congestahayfield tarweednoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ayellowAug - OctrarelyA white-flowered subspecies of this pungent tarweed fills the grasslands of PVR in late summer with its earthy scent. Shown to outcompete yellow starthistle, an invasive grassland weed.
Hesperolinon micranthumLinum micranthumdwarf flaxnoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sunlown/awhiteMay - JunrarelyVery cute little wildflower, recruits well from seed. Make sure you are buying the native flax, there are many non-native varieties commonly sold.
Lasthenia californicaCalifornia goldfieldsnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ayellowFeb - JunrarelyAdorable yellow wildflower, a main component of local wildflower displays in grassland. Plant en masse from seed.
Lasthenia glabratagoldfieldsnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ayellowMay - JulsometimesNot much used locally, these are gorgeous en masse around the Davis area. May need a different watering regime/soil than what occurs naturally at PVR. If you have success with them here, let us know. :)
Layia platyglossatidy tipsnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ayellowMar - JunsometimesThese were sown by the entrance median and have come back for several years. Sweet flower, worth the price of a packet of seed.
Leptosiphon androsaceusLinanthus androsaceusfalse baby starsnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apinkMar - JunsometimesBoth false and true babystars are adorable little locally native, sweet-smelling and sweet looking annual wildflowers.
Leptosiphon bicolorLinanthus bicolortrue baby starsnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apinkMar - JunsometimesSee Leptosiphon androsaceus. True baby stars may be white or pink in the same stand.
Limnanthes douglasiimeadowfoamnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunmoderaten/ayellowMar - JulsometimesReally gorgeous if you can get it going, but this is not the flower for a hot dry barren site. Naturally found in near wetland conditions, Limnanthes will want fertile and well drained soil, and some water.
Lupinus bicolorminiature lupinenoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apurpleMar - JunrarelySee Lupinus albifrons. You really need a dense field of these to give a show, fortunately, that's not hard to achieve. Locally common and adorable.
Lupinus microcarpuschick lupinenoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sun lown/apurpleMay - JunrarelySee Lupinus albifrons. Chick lupine is a funny little annual lupine with only two seeds per pod. Flowers can be yellow, white, blue, or lavender!
Lupinus nanussky lupinenoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ablueMar - MayrarelySee Lupinus albifrons. Blue as the sky that it's named after, Lupinus nanus is a petite little annual with bigger flowers than bicolor lupine.
Lupinus succulentusarroyo lupinenoAnnual herbyesRiparianpartial shademoderaten/apurpleFeb - MayrarelySee Lupinus albifrons. Arroyo lupine wants a little more water than most lupines, big and sprawly and gorgeous. Streamside plant.
Madia eleganscommon madianoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ayellowJun - SeprarelyGorgeous, deer proof. Two races of this species; one has a magenta center in the flower, the other is pure yellow.
Madia sativacoast tarweednoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sunlownoyellowMay - AugrarelyTall, rangy herb, mostly occurs as a volunteer. This and all Madias are coated with a drought-tolerant, animal-resistant resin. Most people find the odor pleasant.
Mentzelia lindleyiblazing starnoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sunlown/ayellowApr - JunrarelyNever seen this grown in the garden; in the wild it occurs on torturous, steep, hot hard slopes. Truly stunning flower.
Nemophila maculatafive spotnoAnnual herbnon/asun to partial shademoderaten/alavenderFeb - AprrarelyReally adorable little wildflower, easy from seed.
Nemophila menziesiibaby blue eyesnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandsun to partial shademoderaten/ablueMar - JunerarelyIncredible blue color! Grows in a variety of habitats.
Oenethera elataOenothera hookerievening primrosenoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/ayellowJun - SepsometimesRecruits easily (perhaps too easily) from seed, forms tall stalks with fragrant and handsome yellow flowers. After the deer ravage it, it will stay alive and blooming but will be an eyesore unless you continually prune off the broken bits. Decide carefully if you want this in your garden because once it's in the seedbank, you will not find it easy to eradicate.
Phacelia campanulariadesert bluebellsnoAnnual herbnon/afull sunlown/ablueFeb - AprrarelyVariously described as: cobalt, royal, gentian, or deep inky blue. Very striking. Low growing Southern California desert species, recruits well from seed, likes sun and sand.
Phacelia distanswild heliotropenoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sun to partial shadelown/apurpleMar - JunrarelyBloom color can vary from white to lavender to blue.
Phacelia tanacetifolialacy phacelianoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sun to partial shadelown/apurpleMar - MayrarelyUnderutilized at PVR - easy from seed, showy, super pollinator plant (one of its other common names is: "bee's friend"), fragrant.
Plantago erectaCalifornia plantainnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/awhiteMar - AprrarelyMiniscule teeny tiny little plant that loves rocky grasslands. Would be unremarkable except that it's the larval host for Edith's checkerspot; one of the most endangered butterflies in California.
Pseudognaphalium californicumGnaphalium californicumCalifornia everlastingnoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/awhiteJan - JulrarelyNot showy, deliciously fragrant, deer proof. Lives two years, reseeds freely.
Pseudognaphalium ramosissimumGnaphalium ramosissimumpink cudweednoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shadelown/apinkJun - AugrarelyEvocative, pleasant smell, attractive but not showy. Can live two years, reseeds freely.
Salvia columbariaechianoAnnual herbyesChaparralfull sunlown/avioletMar - JunrarelyEdible seeds, very spiny, grows in hot, dry, and rocky areas.
Trichostemma lanceolatumvinegarweednoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apurpleAug - OctrarelySmall sharp scented annual grows naturally in striking late summer masses in hot dry local grasslands. Available from seed from various sources, try Hedgerow Farms or Larner's seeds.
Trifolium albopurpureumIndian clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apurpleMar - JunsometimesOur locally native clovers have this in common: they were an important habitat component of original grasslands, are adorable but not necessarily super-showy, are nitrogen fixers that improve soil quality, are edible to people and great forage for birds, and are super hard to tell from invasive clovers! Unless you are a botanist, you should probably only plant native clovers in an area that hasn't been troubled by invasive clovers in the past. Generally they are annuals, available from seed. Do an internet search for the Latin name + the word "seeds" to source. Indian clover is a small purple and white annual, really cute when in flower.
Trifolium bifidumPinole clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apurpleApr - JunsometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Pinole clover is really tiny; flowerheads are smaller than a fingertip.
Trifolium ciliolatumtree clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/alavenderApr - MaysometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Not particularly showy, cute little mop-like flower.
Trifolium depauperatumcowbag clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apinkFeb - MaysometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Great pink color, balloon shaped flowers.
Trifolium fucatumbull clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apinkApr - JunsometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Great pink color, balloon shaped flowers.
Trifolium gracilentumpinpoint clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apurpleApr - JunsometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Flower is fuschia with white tips.
Trifolium microcephalummaiden clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/apinkApr - JunsometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Flower is subtle, pale pink, small petals.
Trifolium variegatumwhite-tipped clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/alavenderMar - JulsometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Flower is very handsome, burgundy at base shading out to white tips.
Trifolium wildenoviitomcat clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunlown/alavenderApr - MaysometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Tomcat clover is one of the most commonly found of our native clovers, also one of the easiest to source. Very handsome, good for butterflies.
Trifolium wormskioldiicow clovernoAnnual herbyesGrasslandfull sunmoderaten/apinkMay - JunsometimesSee Trifolium albopurpureum. Cow clover is often found in wetlands, so it needs more water than the others on the list.
Allium amplectensnarrow-leaf onionnoBulbyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shadelowyespurpleMar - JulrarelyLike all bulbs, practically maintenance free. Deer resistant, tolerates clay soil. Pretty purple flower. All parts of the plant are edible. Avoid irrigating in summer as this will rot out the bulb.
Allium unifoliumoneleaf onionnoBulbyesChaparralfull sun to partial shadelowyespurpleMay - JunrarelySee Allium amplectens.
Brodiaea: All California native subspecies, varietals and hybrids of the Brodiaea genusnative California brodiaeas noBulblowyespurple, bluevariessometimesSmall genus of west coast (Canada to Mexico) blue-purple flowering, grassland/chaparral bulbs. In general they flower in early summer, are sometimes browsed by deer, like full sun, and require no maintenance. Like most of our native bulbs, summer water will rot them out.
Calochortus albusglobe lilynoBulbyesWoodlandpartial shade to full shadelowyeswhiteApr - MaysometimesLovely delicate woodland species needs at least some shade, grows well nestled up underneath something larger that is summer dormant - no summer water.
Calochortus luteus yellow mariposa lilynoBulbyesGrasslandfull sunlowyesyellowMay - JunsometimesNot much is prettier than a mariposa lily, they grace the summer-brown of the California grassland with fresh, urn-shaped flowers, each patterned with its own unique nectar guides. No maintenance, no summer water. Calochortus luteus is gold in color, and can be found by the sharp eye in the midsummer grasslands of PVR.
Calochortus venustusbutterfly mariposa lilynoBulbyesGrasslandfull sunlowyeswhiteMay - JunsometimesSee Calochortus luteus. Calochortus venustus is white with red and yellow nectar markings.
Chlorogalum pomeridianumsoap plantnoBulbyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shadelownowhiteMay - AugoftenVery cool locally native bulb. Species name refers to flowers that open in the evenings (pomeridianum = post meridian = PM.) Easy and a nice addition to any garden. Deer will hurt this one, but it will survive and make more of itself.
Clintonia andrewsianared clintonianoBulbnon/apartial shade to full shadehighnoredFeb - MayoftenPer literature: Showy red flower, good for redwood understory, bright blue berries. Takes 5-8 years to flower once sown, so sourcing may be a problem and plants may be pricey.
Dichelostemma capitatumblue dicksnoBulbyesGrasslandfull sunlowyesblueFeb - AprsometimesWonderful bright blue bulb/corm that pops up in spring. Zero maintenance needed.
Fritillaria affinischecker lilynoBulbyesWoodlandpartial shadelowyespurpleMar - MayoftenChecker lily is a sombre colored, early blooming, uniquely handsome bulb - various shades of chocolate to yellow. Was a tasty and nutritious food for Native Americans. Widely sold, not hard to source.
Lilium pardalinumleopard lilynoBulbyesRiparianshadehighnoredMay - JuloftenVery striking, locally native, large orange flowers worthy of a florist's bouquet. Can be expensive to source, but worth it, will bloom for many years.
Toxicoscordion fremontiiZigadenus fremontiiFremont's star lilynoBulbyesGrasslandfull sunlowyeswhiteMar - MayrarelySuper showy, star-lily could easily appear in a florist's window. It's highly toxic so don't eat it. Locally common in a variety of habitats.
Triteleia hyacinthinawhite brodeianoBulbyesGrasslandfull sunlowyeswhiteApr - JunsometimesLike most of our native bulbs, Triteleia need to be excluded from summer water, or else it will rot out. Easy to source and grow, zero maintenance, will return year after year to grace your garden with a single stem of gorgeous bunched blooms.
Triteleia laxaIthuriel's spearnoBulbyesGrasslandfull sunlowYespurpleApr - JulsometimesIthuriel's spear is an incredibly showy native bulb, with multiple purple flowerlets on a single stalk. Like most of our native bulbs, it's zero maintenance but requires witholding of summer water.
Adiantum aleuticumAdiantum pedatumfive-finger fernnoFernnoWoodlandpartial shadehighnon/an/ararelyOstenstibly easy to grow, handsome little fern. Needs water year-round, good for irrigated areas.
Adiantum jordaniiCalifornia maidenhair fernnoFernyesWoodlandpartial shade to full shademoderatenon/an/ararelyGorgeous fern with black stems, not too easy to source or to get growing, but if it's happy it'll spread. Can be divided and transplanted successfully in shady moist locations.
Athyrium filix-feminaWestern lady fernnoFernnon/apartial shadehighnon/an/ararelyNative to coastal and creekside areas, this would do well in a redwood grove or shady, irrigated area. Called "tough and easy to grow" in literature.
Blechnum spicantdeer fernnoFernnon/apartial shade to full shadehighnon/an/ararelyGreat little fern for containers, borders. Handsome and dependable. Does need year-round water. Native to north coast of CA.
Dryopteris argutacoastal wood fernnoFernyesWoodlandpart shade to shademoderateunkn/an/ararelyCited by literature as pretty, easy to grow, tough, low maintenance, and one of the most drought tolerant ferns.
Equisetum hyemalescouringrush horsetailnoFernyesRiparianfull sun to shadehighnon/an/ararelyInteresting-looking banded rush, spreads by spores. Needs to have its feet wet, good plant to use in a water feature.
Pellaea andromedifoliacoffee fernnoFernyesWoodlandpartial shade to full shadelownon/an/ararelyNeeds water the first year or two, then suprisingly drought tolerant. Really cool looking fern (people are often surprised it's a fern), does well in rocky shade.
Pentagramma triangularisgoldback fernnoFernyesWoodlandpartial shade to full shadelowyesn/an/ararelyLocally common, can handle clay and drought, petite and tidy looking. Goes dormant in summer. Source from habitat restoration nurseries.
Polypodium californicumCalifornia polypodynoFernyesWoodlandfull sun to full shademoderatenon/an/ararelyCool looking locally common fern is likely to pop out on its own if you have a shady rock wall. Goes dormant in summer.
Polystichum californicumCalifornia sword fernnoFernyesWoodlandpartial shade to full shademoderatenon/an/ararelyPer literature: Locally common, readily hybridizes. Leaves can be up to a meter long.
Polystichum munitumWestern sword fernnoFernyesWoodlandfull sun to full shademoderatenon/an/ararelyPer literature: hardy and low maintenance.
Pteridium aquilinumWestern brackennoFernyesWoodlandpartial shade to full shademoderatenon/an/asometimesWestern Bracken is a worldwide species, var. pubescens is the California subspecies.
Woodwardia fimbriatagiant chain fernyesFernyesWoodlandpartial shadehighnon/an/ararelyLargest of the Califoria ferns, this plant can top 9 feet in its natural setting. Very cool form, looks like a green fountain. Minimal maintenance once established; just keep it moist and trim off dead leaves.
Anthoxanthum occidentaleHierochloe occidentalisvanilla grassnoGrass / GrasslikeyesWoodlandpartial shademoderatenon/an/ararelyPer literature, it's a good grass for shaded woodland gardens or redwood understory. Likes water.
Bothriochloa barbinodisAndropogon barbinodiscane bluestemnoGrass / Grasslikenon/afull sunlownon/an/ararelyNot widely used in native gardens. Some literature cites as very attractive, others as ugly.
Bouteloua graciliseyelash grassnoGrass / Grasslikenon/afull sunlownon/an/ararelyAlthough not an obligate summer-dry plant, this grass doesn't like soggy soils. Was historically a key component in the shortgrass praries of the midwest. Low and tufty, good for meadows or borders, very cute grass.
Bromus carinatusCalifornia brome noGrass / GrasslikeyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shadelownon/an/ararelyOne of our most common locally native grasses, not particularly handsome or showy, but recruits readily from seed, is great for erosion control, and can help as a placeholder against invasive weeds. Only lives a couple years but once establishes, it will re-seed itself.
Bromus laevipeswoodland bromenoGrass / GrasslikeyesWoodlandpartial shade to full shadelownon/an/ararelyNeither widely sold nor used, it's still a good grass to be aware of when planning for erosion control or shade plantings. Locally common.
Calamagrostis foliosaleafy reed grassnoGrass / Grasslikenon/afull sun to partial shademoderatenon/an/ararelyShowy and petite native bunchgrass. Limited natural distribition; north coast. Per literature, inland of coastal sites it will want some afternoon shade and water.
Calamagrostis nutkaensisPacific reed grassnoGrass / GrasslikenoRiparianpartial shademoderatenon/an/ararelyBig tussocky interesting looking grass, does need water and some shade in our area. Wide blades.
Carex barbaraeSanta Barbara sedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shadehighnon/an/ararelyAll our native sedges have some things in common. They are mostly ignored by deer, mostly intolerant of hard freezes, they love moisture. Many of them spread through rhizomes or seeds or both. Most of them are evergreen unless unduly stressed by a drought or a freeze. Sedges are grasslike bunchy plants that naturally occur in streambanks and are good for erosion control in same. They are often mislabled and miscategorized so buyer beware!
Carex densadense sedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesRiparianfull sun to partial shadehighnon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Likes moisture but can tolerate seasonal drought Good for erosion control, can be aggressive.
Carex globosaround fruit sedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesWoodlandfull sun to partial shademoderatenon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Mostly coastal in range, widely available horticulturally.
Carex harfordiiHarford’s sedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesRiparianpartial shadehighnon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Harford's sedge is a locally native woodland and wetland sedge. Not a lot of information available and it doesn’t seem widely sold, check habitat restoration nurseries.
Carex nudatanaked sedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesRiparianfull sun to partial shadehighnon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Per literature, naked sedge can be grown in shallow standing water or in containers. Dies back and turns brown in winter.
Carex pansadune sedgenoGrass / Grasslikenon/afull sun to partial shademoderatenon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Per literature, dune sedge is one of the most widely used in as lawn substitutes due to its soft, creeping habit. Will go drought-dormant without summer water, but should return with fall rains.
Carex praegracilisfield sedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shademoderatenon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Field sedge is hardy, tolerant of much abuse and poor soils, used as a lawn substitute, sometimes called "freeway sedge" for its use near highways. Likes water. Originally misidentified horticulturally, be sure what you buy is California in origin.
Carex serratodensserpentine SedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesRiparianfull sun to partial shademoderatenon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Likes water. Good option if you have serpentine soil (serpentinite is the California state rock, it's greenish, somewhat oily feeling, high in heavy metals). Locally native, not always widely available, check habitat restoration nurseries.
Carex spissaSan Diego sedgenoGrass / Grasslikenon/afull sun to partial shademoderatenon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Per literature: Large clumping sedge that tolerates a variety of different conditions.
Carex tumulicolaBerkeley sedgenoGrass / GrasslikeyesRiparianpartial shademoderatenon/an/ararelySee Carex barbarae. Sometimes confused with a non-native European sedge, Carex divulsa, also called Berkeley Sedge (although not native). Make sure what you are buying is the REAL Carex tumulicola!
Danthonia californicaCalifornia oatgrassnoGrass / GrasslikeyesGrasslandfull sun to partial shademoderatenon/an/ararelyTough, cute, locally common little bunchgrass. Possibly underutilized at PVR? Often the only green thing in our grasslands when everything else has dried for the year.