Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 30, 2018

Native Plant Gardening Guide

Fall is Planting season

Check out Calflora’s Planting Guide

It’s time to plan your native plant garden; Calflora’s Planting Guide uses soil, climate, and elevation factors to generate a complete list for you.
To start, click on the map to choose a location. This location could be anywhere in CA you would like to plant native plants.
Zoom in to your point location of interest, then click SEARCH. You may specify low water, riparian, or shade.
You may limit your results to wild plants in the same county or within 10 miles and choose only plants that are easy to establish.
Your Planting Guide Results
Your results may include a bloom wheel and butterfly indicating plants attractive to beneficial insects. Click on scientific name and then CNPLX to see which nurseries near you sell the plant.
Create a Spreadsheet of Your Results
Under TOOLS at the top of the page, you have the option to download a spreadsheet of your results.
How does it work?
The Calflora Database contains soil, climate, and elevation factors derived from Calflora plant occurrence data across the state of California. Our planting guide algorithm uses these data to generate a list of native plants that suit your chosen location.
If you need help or have questions, you may read our help page or reply to this email.
Soil and Climate Factors
Explore the soil and climate factors under the Layers drop-down found above every Calflora map.
Also specify a watershed, protected area, CNPS Chapter, etc. under Layers.
We welcome your feedback.
Enjoy the planting season!
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