San Gabriel Canyon Forest Gateway – Plant Palette

Amigos de los Rios specializes in the inclusion of native habitat and sustainable design principles. We consider water conservation, habitat restoration, water quality improvements, outdoor educational opportunities, and air quality in our planning.

Our landscape designers take special care in selecting native drought-tolerant plants that will help a city or agency reduce its water budget and learn about options for water conservation in public spaces.

Below is a list of plants used in the design of the San Gabriel Canyon Forest Gateway.

Botanic Name
achillea millefolium
arctostaphylos ‘anchor bay’
acrtostaphylos hookeri ‘wayside’
acrtostaphylos edmunsii
arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘point reyes’
artemisia douglasiana
atriplex lentiformis breweri
baccharis emoryi
calliandra californica
carex praegracilis
carex spissa
carpenteria californica
ceanothus ‘point reyes’
ceanothus ‘julia phelps’
dendromecon rigida
dudleya pulverulenta
encelia californica
encelia farinosa
eriogonum fasciculatum
eriogonum fasciculatum
eriogonum cinereum
festuca californica
fragaria californica
iris douglasiana
isomeris arborea
juncus acutus
lavatera assurgentiflora
lobelia cardinalis
lupinus arboreus
lupinus arboreus
mahonia nevinii
mimulus cardinalis
mimulus longiflorus
muhlenbergia rigens
myrica californica
opuntia littoralis
penstemon eatonii
Common Name
Yarrow
Anchor Bay’ Manzanita
Monterey Manzanita       Monterey
Manzanita
arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘point reyes’
Mugwort         Mugwort
Quail Bush
Emory Baccharis
Fairy Duster
carex praegracilis
San Diego Sedge
Bush Anemone
ceanothus ‘point reyes’
ceanothus ‘julia phelps’
Bush Poppy
dudleya pulverulenta
Coast Sunflower
Brittlebush
California Buckeye
California Buckeye
eriogonum cinereum
California Fesque
California Strawberry
Douglas Iris
Bladder Pod
juncus acutus
Malva Rose
Cardinal Flower
Yellow Bush Lupine
Yellow Bush Lupine
Nevin’s Barberry
Scarlet Monkey Flower
Monkey Flower
Deer Grass
California Wax Myrtle
Coast Prickly Pear
Firecracker Penstemon
Botanic Name
penstemon spectabilis
rhamnus californica
rhus integrifolia
rhus ovata
ribes aureum
ribes indecorum
ribes sanguineum
romney coulteri
salvia clevelandii
salvia leucophylla ‘Point Sal’
salvia munzii
sisyrinchum bellum
sisyrinchum californicum
solanum xantii
trichostema lanatum
verbena lila
vitis girdiana
zauschneria californica (epilobium ‘catalina’)
zauschneria californica
zauschneria californica
acer macrophylum
acer macrophylum
aesculus californica
aesculus californica
cercis occidentalis
chilopsis linearis
juglans california
platanus racemosa
platanus racemosa
quercus agrifolia
quercus englemannii
quercus kellogii
quercus kellogii
salix laevigata
quercus kellogii
salix laevigata
Common Name
Showy Penstemon
Coffeeberry
Lemonadeberry
Sugarbush
Golden Currant
White-Flowering Current
Pink-Flowering Current
Matilija Poppy
Cleveland Sage
Purple Sage
San Diego Sage
Blue-Eyed Grass
Yellow-Eyed Grass
Purple Nightshade
Wooley Blue Curls
Lilac Verbena
vitis girdiana
Catalina’ California Fuchsia          California
California Fuchsia
California Fuchsia
Big Leaf Maple
Big Leaf Maple
California Buckeye
California Buckeye
Wester Redbud
Desert Willow
California Walnut
California Sycamore
California Sycamore
Coast Live Oak
Engleman Oak
California Black Oak
California Black Oak
Red Willow
California Black Oak
Red Willow