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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Native Plant Sale - Plants for Rain Gardens, Swales and Ponds



Rain Garden/Swale Native Plant Sale

 

When:     Friday 2/13  - 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
          Saturday 2/14 -   11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Where: Biology Dept. Greenhouse (just south of NSM building)

What: CA native plants suitable for rain gardens, vegetated swales and ponds (see below for list)

Prices: $3.00 - $8.00 donations (good deal)

Proceeds support native plant propagation/ restoration on campus
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For directions to the greenhouse: http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot.com/p/map.html  
 

To download a pdf of the list of plants for sale: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/plant-list-for-sales-csudh

 
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Plant List – CSUDH Spring 2015 Rain Garden Plant Sale
CSUDH-Project SOUND Propagation Lab
 

#
 
Common Name
Scientific Name
Notes/More information
 
1 gallon large shrubs/trees – Good for around a rain garden, swale or pond
 
 
Coyote bush
Baccharis pilularis
Insect pollinator/butterfly habitat
 
 
 
Mule fat
Baccharis salicifolia
Insect pollinator/butterfly habitat
 
 
 
Saw-tooth goldenbush
Hazardia squarrosa
Butterfly bush; blooms in summer/fall
 
 
 
Catalina cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
Nice tree/hedge plant; fruits
 
 
 
Blue (Mexican) elderberry
Sambucus nigra cerulea
Pretty tree; fragrant flowers, edible fruits; good for shade
 
1 gallon perennials/sub-shrubs – good for around or upper edges of rain garden, swale or pond
 
 
Marsh baccharis
Baccharis douglasii
Insect pollinator/butterfly habitat
 
 
 
Coastal gumplant
Grindelia hirsutula
Insect pollinator/butterfly habitat
 
 
 
Scarlet monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis
Succulent monkeyflower with orange-red flowers
 
 
 
Seep monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus
Pretty little annual/perennial for moist places
 
 
 
Sweetscent
Pluchea odorata
Insect pollinator/butterfly habitat
 
 
 
Willow dock
Rumex salicifolius
Pretty  flowers; edible leaves (cooked)
 
1 gallon herbaceous groundcovers – around or upper edges of rain garden, etc.
 
 
Yarrow
Achillea millefolia
Attract beneficial insects; medicinal
 
 
 
* Wild mint
Mentha arevensis
Good for cooking spice, tea
 
 
 
Hummingbird sage
Salvia spathacea
Fragrant leaves for tea; gorgeous pink hummingbird flowers
 
1 gallon grasses/sedges/rushes/cattails– bottom and lower edges of rain garden, etc
 
 
Common scouring rush
Equisetum hyemale
Elegant and sculptural; contain
 
 
 
*California fescue
Festuca californica
Elegant bunchgrass from N. CA
 
 
 
Leopold’s rush
Juncus acutus leopoldii
Nice medium-size rush; evergreen with water
 
 
 
* Lamp rush
Juncus effusis
 
 
 
 
California rush
Juncus patens
Versatile – wet or fairly dry; part-shade fine
 
 
 
Pointed Rush
Juncus oxymeris
Elegant flowers in summer
 
 
 
Basket Rush
Juncus textilis
Used extensively for basket-making; tall, elegant
 
 
 
*Torrey’s Rush
Juncus torreyi
Robust & fast-growing
 
 
 
Iris-leaf Rush
Juncus xiphioides
Leaves look like a little iris
 
 
 
Small Cattail
Typha angustifolia
 
 
Small pots: perennials /biennials – upper edges or around rain garden, etc.
 
 
Wavyleaf soap plant
Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Bulb with little orchid-like flowers; roots for soap
 
 
 
Scarlet monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis
Succulent monkeyflower with orange-red flowers
 
 
 
Seep monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus
Pretty little annual/perennial for moist places
 
 
 
Hooker’s Primrose
Oenothera elata hookeri
Pretty yellow flowers pollinated by large moths
 
 
 
Sweetscent
Pluchea odorata
Insect pollinator/butterfly habitat
 
 
 
Rain garden mix
Seep monkeyflower & native clover
Ready-to-plant mix for edges of rain garden
 
Small pots: groundcovers - upper edges or around rain garden, etc.
 
 
Yarrow
Achillea millefolia
Attract beneficial insects; medicinal
 
 
 
* Wild mint
Mentha arevensis
Good for cooking spice, tea
 
 
 
CA wood mint
Stachys bullata
Pretty link flowers for hummingbirds; medicinal
 
 
 
Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
Seeds for birds
 
 
 
*Pacific aster
Symphyotrichum chilense
Pretty purple & yellow flowers summer/fall
 
Small pots: grasses/sedges/rushes/cattails - bottom and lower edges of rain garden, etc
 
 
*Dune sedge
Carex pansa
Evergreen; lawn substitute
 
 
 
Clustered field sedge
Carex praegracilis
Evergreen; bunching-type  sedge; part—shade fine
 
 
 
Iris-leaf Rush
Juncus xiphioides
Leaves look like a little iris
 
 
 
Creeping wildrye
Leymus triticoides
Good for mowed lawn or left un-mowed
 

 

* CA native, but not native to South Bay