Riparian Forest

Riparian forests are associated with rivers, streams, and high water tables in Southern California. Formerly common, this threatened plant community is important habitat to many endangered plants and animals. Several native trees such as Fremont cottonwoods, Mexican elderberries, and California sycamores provide ideal shade for California friendly gardens.

Plants you can find in this garden room:

Blue eyed rush

Blue rush

Canyon prince wild rye

Creeping wild rye

Deer grass

Engelmann oak

Fremont cottonwood

Iris leaved rush

Mexican elderberry

Red twig dogwood

Spiny rush


Western river birch

Western sycamore

White alder