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Native Plant of the Month

Narrow Leaf Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum

Perennial, herb, shrub, evergreen which flowers spring through fall
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Water: Low water requirements once established (1x/month)
Soil: Loamy soil, prefers pH 5 - 8.5.
Propagation: By seed
Companion plants: Sage, Manzanita, Ceanothus and Yucca
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies & Moths (host to at least 15 species)

Elegant Claytonia Perfoliata or Miner's Lettuce

Sun, Part Shade; grows well in dappled shad of trees
Likes moist areas and understory of oaks
Tolerates variety of soils & has a shallow tap root
Supports: insects, moths and butterflies
Size: 1 ft x 1 ft
Propagation: Seed; self seeds prolifically if well sited

Coffeeberry - California Lilac

Full Sun, Shade or Semi-Shade
Tolerates variety of soils
Water: light summer water up to 2x per month.
Spring flowers, turning to berries
Supports: birds and 1,000's of insects
Size: 5-8 ft H x 6-8 ft W; keep size in check with pruning
Propagation: Usually by seed but can do through division.

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