Plant Lists

The following is a compilation of California native and low-water use plant lists. These lists are intended to serve as a resource for property owners looking to integrate climate-appropriate plants into their landscapes.

California native, low-water use, invasive species plant lists

Region Sub-region Publication Name Format Agency/Group
Central Sacramento County WaterSmart Plants for the Sacramento Region Print EcoLandscape California
Coastal Half Moon Bay Lawn Alternatives Using CA Native Plants Web Yerba Buena Nursery
Foothill Water-wise Gardening in the Gold Country Region Web Regional Water Authority
Northern Sonoma/Marin County Low Water Use Plant Guide Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership Low Water Use Plant Guide Web Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership
Northern City of Santa Rosa Low Water-Use Plants for Santa Rosa Gardens Print City of Santa Rosa Water Department
Northern Contra Costa County Gardening in Contra Costa County Web Contra Costa Water District
Northern Sonoma County Top Plants for Sonoma County Web University of California Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
Southern California Friendly® Plant Catalog Web Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Southern Antelope Valley Detailed Plant List Print Antelope Valley Resource Conservation District
Southern Santa Margarita California Native Plants Web Las Pilitas Nursery
Southern Don't Plant a Pest Print California Invasive Plant Council
Southern Thirty Reliable California Native Plants Print Tree of Life Nursery
State-wide CalScape Native Plants by Address and Native Plants List by Region Web California Native Plant Society
State-wide WUCOLS IV: Water Use Classification of Landscape Species Web CA Center for Urban Horticulture, DWR, University of California Davis
State-wide Jepson eFlora Web University of California Berkeley
State-wide Search for Plants Web Calflora
State-wide California Native Plant Database Web Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants
State-wide Landscape Plants for California Gardens Print Bob Perry, Professor Emeritus Cal Poly Pomona
State-wide California Native Plants for your Garden Web Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
State-wide Invasive Plant List - Better Choices for California Web Plant Right
State-wide Arboretum All-Stars Web UC Davis, California Center for Urban Horticulture
Facts about "Plant Lists"
Has end use subjectPlants +
Has end user subjectDesigners, engineers and planners +, General public - English speaking +, Landscape professionals +, Nurseries, growers and soil distributors +, Property owners and managers +, Residential +, Resource conservation professionals + and Water or energy utility managers +
Has general subjectLandscape +
Has introductionThe following is a compilation of California native and low-water use plant lists. These lists are intended to serve as a resource for property owners looking to integrate climate-appropriate plants into their landscapes. +
Is publication typeGuidebooks and manuals +