Yellow Morning Glory, Wood Rose
Twining vines with evergreen leaves divided into leaflets and golden, 3-in. flowers like those of morning glory (Ipomoea). Yellow flowers are followed by woody, roundish seed capsules surrounded by woody sepals—the “wood roses” admired by flower arrangers. Tolerate some drought.Merremia aurea
Native to Baja California. Climbs to 25 ft., with a woody base and leaves divided into five 1 1/2-in. leaflets. Blooms during warm months. Drops leaves in summer drought. May be felled by frost but will resprout from the roots.
Low, spreading shrub to 2–4 ft. tall and 4–8 ft. wide. Bark is corky, flaking, grayish bro...
These woody-stemmed Southern California natives with tubular, lipped flowers were once listed as shrub...
Large, cylindrical cacti with prominent ribs and stout thorns. Many are native to the Southwest. Best ...