California Native Plants in the San Francisco Bay Region

A Listmania! list by Jerome Domurat "greenGRIZZLY" (Los Gatos, CA)
The list author says: "Hereís a list of references that I frequently use for my landscape and hiking around my home area. I tried to included references that beginners and experts would find interesting. Some are inspirational and some are technical. Whatever ones approach and interest in plants, if youíre living in the Bay Area, hereís some book titles to be aware of. Plants are a complex topic, especially in the Bay Area, and the more one studies them, you start to realize that not everything can be covered in one book."
Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home
1.  Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home by Judith Larner Lowry
The list author says:
  "If you donít know where to start. Hereís the place to get inspired, some basic knowledge and understand the deep beauty that can come to us as we get past our nature deficit disorder. An enjoyable read that will open paths that you didnít know were out there. This isnít a landscaping guide or info about specific plants."
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The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden
2.  The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden by Judith Larner Lowry
The list author says:
  "This is Judith Larner Lowryís second book on native landscapes. This book relates the wisdom of relationships in nature and the seasons and cycles that dance around us."
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Bay Nature
3.  Bay Nature Magazine Subscription Bay Nature
The list author says:
  "Great local magazine that covers many of the interesting places and unique habitats of the San Francisco bay area. Occasional articles about growing local plants. Also, reviews of books. Check out their website baynature.org for info on back issues."
$21.95

In Full View: Three Ways of Seeing California Plants
4.  In Full View: Three Ways of Seeing California Plants by Glenn Keator
The list author says:
  "Small book with a great weave of a botanist, native american, and artist look at some of the dominant plants of the California landscape. This book reveals how the story and knowledge come together to create our relationship with nature."
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Designing California Native Gardens: The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens
5.  Designing California Native Gardens: The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens by Glenn Keator
The list author says:
  "Every book of Glenn Keator is worth tracking down and having. This recent book is examples of plant communities and selecting one for your landscape. Plant communities is a more integrated approach and allows one to see plants as a group of individuals who support and interact with each other, creating a sense of place."
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Introduction to the Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
6.  Introduction to the Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region by Glenn Keator
The list author says:
  "This field guide provides a good introduction to the most common trees in the bay area. Also mentions some of the more common introduced trees from other areas. Plant key and individual descriptions assist greatly in noting the differences between similar plants."
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Trees of the California Landscape: A Photographic Manual of Native and Ornamental Trees
7.  Trees of the California Landscape: A Photographic Manual of Native and Ornamental Trees by Charles R. Hatch
The list author says:
  "Great text for looking at use of trees in the landscape. Covers both local and introduced species, gives a good context to plant communities and great photos of individual species. Photographs cover an overall shot, plus a close-up of bark and leaves."
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Trees of Stanford and Environs
8.  Trees of Stanford and Environs by Ronald N. Bracewell
The list author says:
  "Available at the Stanford campus bookstore. This book maps out the location of trees and shrubs found on the Stanford campus. A mix of local and introduced plants. A few illustrations and copier scans of the leaves. A great way to spend the day and see mature specimens and some of the variety of plants that can grow in the Bay Area."
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Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco, The
9.  Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco, The by Elizabeth May McClintock
The list author says:
  "Another great place to see mature specimens and learn about some of the wide range of plants that can grow in the bay area. The detail maps are great for locating the plants described. A mix of local and introductions, individual plant descriptions contain additional information that Iíve not seen in any other text."
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Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes: Plants for Water Conservation
10.  Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes: Plants for Water Conservation by Bob Perry
The list author says:
  "A combination of local and introduced plants. Many color photos, family descriptions followed by species description and horticultural remarks on growing. Iím not sure why this text has become so expensive and hard to find. It would be nice to see a less expensive reprint, it does have lots of good info."
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Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region
11.  Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region by Nora Harlow
The list author says:
  "A mix of local and introduced plants. This book has lots of color photos to support text that is alphabetical order of genus and covers some of the individual species. Extra chapters that discuss micro-climates and special places is useful in creating possible plant list for different situations."
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California Native Plants for the Garden
12.  California Native Plants for the Garden by Carol Bornstein
The list author says:
  "From a gardenerís perspective, hereís lots of information about selecting, growing, and identifying plantís for your landscape. Lots of color photographs and good cultivation information. Great appendix information for gardens to see California Native Plants and a list of sources for purchasing plants."
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Native Treasures: Gardening With the Plants of California (Phyllis M. Faber Books)
13.  Native Treasures: Gardening With the Plants of California (Phyllis M. Faber Books) by M. Nevin Smith
The list author says:
  "Hereís insight into someone who has hiked, collected, and propagated California Native Plants. Starts with Trees and Shrubs, and explores some genera of interest in great detail. Their uses and culture, along with some great propagation information."
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The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California
14.  The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California by Willis Linn Jepson
The list author says:
  "The definitive key of plants of California. Does contain some horticultural data on specific plant species. While this volume may seem over the head for many, it is the one place to find an account of every species. It also deals with the name changes that can be confusing from text to text."
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Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California: A Manual of the Vascular Plants
15.  Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California: A Manual of the Vascular Plants by John Thomas
The list author says:
  "This is an older, but useful subset of the plants of the Santa Cruz mountains. Also worth finding is Toni Corelliís Illustrated Field Guide to the Woody Plants of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a good update to this text."
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Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey, Revised Edition
16.  Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey, Revised Edition by Linda H. Beidleman
The list author says:
  "This is an identification guide that is focused on keying out individual species. Arranged alphabetically by family. Line drawings of individual species and a section of close up color photos. Since there are not plant descriptions I often use this text with The Jepson Manual or Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains."
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An Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Santa Cruz County, California
17.  An Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Santa Cruz County, California by Randall Morgan
The list author says:
  "Best to find through the local Native Plant Society Chapters. A few good maps. This book is a list with some interesting info on rare and extirpation data. No keys, photos or descriptions. A more technical listing then some folks may be interested in."
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Oaks of California
18.  Oaks of California by Bruce M. Pavlik
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Conifers of California
19.  Conifers of California by Ronald M. Lanner
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Ceanothus
20.  Ceanothus by David Fross
The list author says:
  "Very complete book, first half deals with garden and landscape use. The second half is species identification and distribution in the wild. Great photographs and illustrations. The diversity and distribution of this genus is worth every gardener and botanist attention."
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The Flavors of Home: A Guide to Wild Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area
21.  The Flavors of Home: A Guide to Wild Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area by Margit Roos-Collins
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  "If your approach to plant life is being an herbivore, hereís a wonderful starting point"
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Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources
22.  Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources by Kat Anderson
The list author says:
  "Also check out: Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians (Ballena Press Anthropological Papers, No. 40) by Kat Anderson"
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Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots (Phyllis M. Faber Books)
23.  Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots (Phyllis M. Faber Books) by Nora Harlow
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Native Shrubs of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides)
24.  Native Shrubs of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides) by Roxana S. Ferris
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Complete Garden Guide to the Native Shrubs of California
25.  Complete Garden Guide to the Native Shrubs of California by Glenn Keator
The list author says:
  "Best info on growing natives. Glennís knowledge is practical and useful.  Be sure to also get  the companion volume: Complete Garden Guide to the Native Perennials of California by Glenn Keator. These two volumes are a wealth of information."
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The New Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden
26.  The New Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden by Betsy Clebsch
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The Natural Habitat Garden
27.  The Natural Habitat Garden by Ken Druse
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The California Landscape Garden: Ecology, Culture, and Design
28.  The California Landscape Garden: Ecology, Culture, and Design by Mark Francis
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California's Changing Landscapes: Diversity and Conservation of California Vegetation
29.  California's Changing Landscapes: Diversity and Conservation of California Vegetation by Susan G. Lindstrom
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Spring Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides: 11)
30.  Spring Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides: 11) by Helen K. Sharsmith
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Grasses in California (California Natural History Guides)
31.  Grasses in California (California Natural History Guides) by Beecher Crampton
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Flora of the San Bruno Mountains San Mateo County, California
32.  Flora of the San Bruno Mountains San Mateo County, California by Elizabeth Et. Al. McClintock
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  "San Bruno lies just south of San Francisco on the peninsula. This flora provides lots of good additional information, Topography, Geology, and Weather. Covers animals with list. Butterflies with their host plants and birds with seasons of the year. Flora arranged by Division/Genera. No keys or drawings, but there are specie descriptions and distribution on the mountain."
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The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Mount Diablo, California
33.  The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Mount Diablo, California by Barbara Ertter
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Flora of the Mount Hamilton Range of California (Special publication / California Native Plant Society)
34.  Flora of the Mount Hamilton Range of California (Special publication / California Native Plant Society) by Helen K. Sharsmith
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Marin Flora: Manual of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Marin County, California, Second edition with Supplement
35.  Marin Flora: Manual of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Marin County, California, Second edition with Supplement by John Thomas Howell
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California Serpentines: Flora, Vegetation, Geology, Soils, and Management Problems (UC Publications in Botany)
36.  California Serpentines: Flora, Vegetation, Geology, Soils, and Management Problems (UC Publications in Botany) by Arthur R. Kruckeberg
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The Wild Orchids of California (Comstock Books)
37.  The Wild Orchids of California (Comstock Books) by Ronald A. Coleman
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  "Not many wild orchids are in cultivation but this beautifully done book can help instruct people about where this rare group of plants can be found and protected. Good photographs for ID, along with descriptions that cover habitats, distribution, pollinators, and blooming season. Distribution maps according to county. Nothing is more astounding then to see a tiny wild orchid through a hand lens."
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The Habitat Garden Book: Wildlife Landscaping for the San Francisco Bay Region(Revised & Updated)
38.  The Habitat Garden Book: Wildlife Landscaping for the San Francisco Bay Region(Revised & Updated) by Nancy Bauer
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Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides, No. 63)
39.  Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides, No. 63) by Harold Gilliam
The list author says:
  "The complexity of microclimates in the Bay Region is unique. This small text gives a context to how and what types of plants may grow where you live. Whether, you just moved here or grew up here, youíll find lots of info in this book."
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Coastal County Plants from Santa Cruz to Mendocino: Visual Guide to Native and Naturalized
40.  Coastal County Plants from Santa Cruz to Mendocino: Visual Guide to Native and Naturalized by George L. Pikkarainen
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  "This heavy photo field guide is small and easy to carry to the field. Itís organized around flower color and lots of tiny photos. Itís density of data can take awhile to wade through and understand the icons. Could have used a graphic designer to let the data shine through."
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