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Looking for ID Help with my Natives

Posted by AlpineSpringsRanch none (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 7, 11 at 1:08

While my 3 acres are mostly barren, these shrubs seem to be natural natives and so I have preserved them. I plan on adding more natural plants to eventually form a nice xeriscape landscape and may like to incorporate more of the specimins already growing naturally on my property however, I am not sure what they are.

Plants have been pictured on my website at

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Looking for ID Help with my Natives

"Buckwheat" and # 4 are both Larrea tridentata
#5 is a Chamaesyce sp.
#6 looks like Croton (Eremocarpus" setigera.

RE: Looking for ID Help with my Natives

I agree wtih nonmember, #6 looks like turkey mullein.

I've found the UC Davis site helpful in identifying weeds.

RE: Looking for ID Help with my Natives

#5 & #6 are weeds and not natives
Check the link below to check out the natives that occur in your region and to see their images.
Buckwheat is definitely the Larrea species.
#1 could be a Senecio or an Artemis or ???
#2 a Purshia ???
#3 is Equisetum arvense and SHOULD BE REMOVED as could be toxic to your horses.
#4 looks like a Rhus but probably something else but not Larrea as it is old enough to be flowering as the Buckwheat.

Here is a link that might be useful: High Desert Gardens

RE: Looking for ID Help with my Natives

terrestrial_man, what would you say #6 is then? Sure looks like

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