Plants at Ulistac

This is a selection of the more common plants that can be found at Ulistac Natural Area. At Ulistac, our goal is to restore native California Habitat by gradually taking out non-native plants and replacing them with plants native to California.

We have included pictures (all taken at Ulistac) and a short description of each plant.  It would be incredibly difficult and time consuming to list every species and subspecies of plant that we have at Ulistac, so this is merely a taster of what you can see when you visit.

If you would like more information about native California plants, calscape.org and calflora.org are good starting points.

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California Wild Grape

Vitis californica

A deciduous vine that can grow to over 30ft (10m) in length. Prefers it's leaves to be in bright sunlight and it will climb through other plants to reach the light. It can be extremely aggressive, and frequent pruning is a must. Foliage turns bright red in the fall.

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Pink Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum glutinosum

A deciduous shrub with elongated clusters of pink flowers from January to March. Can grow to 5ft tall and 3ft wide and is shade tolerant. Can grow in a variety of soil types. Berries are edible.

 

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Sticky Monkey-Flower

Mimulus aurantiacus

An evergreen, perennial plant that can grow to around 4 ft tall and 5ft wide. Leaves are dark green and slightly sticky. Tubular orange or yellow flowers most commonly appearing in spring and summer. Grows in a variety of soil types and tolerates part-shade or sun.

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