Native plants are the foundation of the South Bay’s ecosystem on which native wildlife thrives. Plants indigenous to the area use a minimum of water and need no pesticides or herbicides, reducing both water consumption and the amount of contaminants that flow into our oceans. By planting natives, we are providing food, shelter, and nesting areas for many wildlife species. Increasing animal and habitat diversity provides important functions for the environment such as cleaning the air and controlling erosion. California native plants are a wonderful addition to your home garden, but they are not always easy to find.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) hosts a Native Plant Sale every 4th Saturday at White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve. Purchase drought-resistant native plants grown in the Conservancy’s own nursery!
Find other places to purchase or view native plants here, courtesy of the PVPLC.