Sierra Madre was once a breadbasket. Our indigenous population used the plants found here as food and medicinal sources – we can as well!
Catalina Cherry: Resists fire and feeds wildlife and humans
White Sage: Attracts wildlife, edible, and incredibly fragrant
California Yucca: Called “Our Lords Candle” for its incandescent blooms that make a crunchy addition to salads
White Sage: Attracts wildlife, edible, and incredibly fragrant foliage
Arctostaphylos manzanita, `Dr. Hurd’ Manzanita
Artemisia californica, California sagebrush
Ribes aureum, Golden Current
Coffeeberry, Rhamnus californica: Coffeeberry makes a lovely deep, evergreen hedge or shrub
California Yucca: A real powerhouse! Enjoys full sun, resists fire, and nearly every aspect is edible
Rhus integrifolia, Lemonade Berry
Blooming Lemonade Berry
See more California native edibles and recipes.