Common name: San Miguel Island Buckwheat
Botanical name: Eriogonum grande v. rubescens
San Miguel Island Buckwheat is a low growing shrub 1'-2' high and 3' wide. This attractive California native has a prostrate habit. It has showy, dark pink summer flowers held on stems above the foliage. Leaves are evergreen and spoon-shaped; leaves on upper surface are gray green and lower surface is woolly. It does well in coastal and inland valley areas, needing very little irrigation once it's established. It tolerates clay soil. It attracts butterflies.
Common name: California Poppy
Botanical name: Eschscholzia californica
The California State Flower. This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer. It is an aggressive grower and can get away from you in a residential garden space. Plant it in spaces where it is alright for it to roam.
Common name: Terra Seca Black Sage
Botanical name: Salvia mellifera 'Terra Seca'
This evergreen perennial has shiny, dark green leaves with white with pale blue flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. This plant is used as a ground cover since it 2' tall and spreads 6' wide. This plant prefers full sun and well draining, dry soil. It is drought tolerant once it's established. Great for erosion control and coastal areas. Butterflies and hummingbirds love this plant but deer typically stay away from it.