Dave Ehrlinger's Top Plant Recommendations: Favorite California Native Plants for Southern California.
Manzanita - Arctostaphylos spp
Evergreen foliage urn shaped blooms with a wide range of species and cultivars
Wild Lilac - Ceanothus spp
Blue flowering species and cultivars, evergreen leaves and a wide range of species and cultivars
California Fuschia - Epilobium canum
Showy blooms in the fall and attract humingbirds.
Wild Buckwheat - Eriogonum spp
They bloom in the summer with persistant seed heads. They have a range of species.
Fragrant leaves, attractive flowers with a wide range of species, hybrids and cultivars