Plant Archetypes

Plant study area 4:

Landscape Inspiration:

“Sclerophyllous (hard-leaved) plants commonly form the foundation of this plant community. They have small, hard leaves,that roll up, under, or fall off during the normal summer drought.” –
Dominated by the aroma of coyote bush, a characteristic of many hikes through native chapparel and scrub.

Our design response to test:

  • Grayish green blanket of prostrate coyote bush setting an evergreen framework for seasonally dynamic and deciduous companion planting
  • Use plants of similar heights with dusty blues, golds and pink color

Groundcover Layer (50%)
Baccharis pilularis spp pilularis (prostrate coyote bush)
Filler Species (5-10%)
Eschscholzia californica
Stipa pulchra

Seasonal Layer (25-40%)
Mimulus aurantiacus
Structural Layer(10-15%)
Acmispon glaber
Artemisia californica
Eriogonum nudum var. nudum