Water Wise Plants and Vegetation
Articles about native California plants, landscaping, California plant care, gardening and tips on plant ecology.
California Native Plant Society
By gardening with native plants, you can bring the beauty of California into your own landscape while also receiving numerous benefits.
Theodore Payne Foundation California Native Plant
This presentation explains the importance of California native plants in maintaining a healthy Southern California ecosystem.
California Native Plant Library
The California Native Plant Wiki is an information resource created by the Theodore Payne Foundation to help garden with California native plants.
Plant Guides for Garden Needs
The Theodore Payne Foundation provides a guide of plants to fit very specific garden needs; ranging from attracting hummingbirds to erosion control.
California Friendly Gardens
Be Water Wise presents a photo and inspiration gallery of beautiful California Friendly gardens.
Planning Your CA Garden in Seven Steps
Be Water Wise provides a list of seven easy steps to create a California Friendly Garden.
The Council for Watershed Health Plant Profiler
This image and information database includes sixty of the regions most useful native landscape plants. Search by common or scientific name of any given plant.
Southern California Based Nurseries
Native Plant Retailers Database
Theodore Payne Nursery
10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352
8225 Waters Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
Tree of Life Nursery
33201 Orega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Las Pilitas Native Plant Nursery
8331 Nelson Way, Escondido, CA 92026
Whole Sale Nurseries
El Nativo Growers, Inc.
Recon Native Plants, Inc.
San Marcos Growers
Excellent Plant and Garden Resources
Urban Forest and Ecosystems Institute: Select a Tree
The site provides a useful database that helps with tree identification and selection.
Statewide Integrated Pest Management
Solve your pest problems with UC Davis’ best science.
Oregon State University: Landscape Plants
This site contains images, identification and information on over 1,700 plants.
Calflora- Search for Plants
Searchable database of all 8375 currently recognized vascular plants in California.
UC Riverside Botanical Gardens
The Gardens is a living plant museum with more than 3,500 plant species from around the world for researchers to see and study.
Arbor Day Foundation
The University and Jepson Herbaria Plant Portal
The University and Jepson Herbaria of the University of California at Berkeley are two collections of pressed plants housed together along with research labs, libraries, and archives.