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Supplemental California Native Ground Covers/Lawn Substitutes

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California Wild Lilac
Ceanothus, low growing species
Habitat  Woodland edge, Upland to Chaparral         
Max Height  4'

California Wild Lilac photo by Cal Flora Nursery

Dune Sedge
Carex pansa
Habitat  Riparian, Woodland
Max Height  1'

Dune Sedge photo by Nats Nursery

Dwarf Coyote Bush
Baccharis pilularis
Habitat  Scrubland
Max Height  3'

Dwarf Coyote Bush photo by

Arctostaphylos, low growing species
Habitat  Chaparral
Max Height  1'

Manzanita photo by picasa/jennifer

Chaparral Full sun, dry, well drained
Riparian Near creeks or deep watering in summer
Scrubland Full sun, dry, less well drained, some summer water okay
Seeps and Springs          Constant moisture, do not let dry out in summer
Upland Full sun, dry
Well Drained Cannot tolerate wet conditions in summer
Woodland Part sun to shade, but relatively dry

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