Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Native Plants Of California ~ #19 In A Series

Known as either meadowfoam or poached egg plant, this California native is a low growing annual with lime green foliage and a white flower with a large yellow center. It is very hardy and will tolerate poor, clay soil. It self sows handily and blooms from May to August in the northern part of the state and is a great favorite of bees. Home gardeners have much success with this plant, but care must be taken to keep it contained, as it will readily spread and make itself a home in lawns.

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