The San Francisco Plant Finder is a resource for gardeners, designers, ecologists and anyone who is interested in greening neighborhoods, enhancing our urban ecology and surviving the drought. The Plant Finder recommends appropriate habitat-building plants for sidewalks, gardens and roofs that are adapted to San Francisco's unique environment and climate.
The plants in the database include California natives and Mediterranean climate exotics. A large subset of the California natives are actually local San Francisco natives. We strongly recommend local natives since they provide the best habitat for local pollinators and other wildlife with whom they have co-evolved. San Francisco natives are the most closely adapted to the climate and environment of the San Francisco peninsula of course, and so they are the best in terms of water and soil conservation, ecosystem health, and overall sustainability.
GIS (shapefile) boundary of areas damaged by fire following the 1906 earthquake.
This layer was digitized from a raster image of the historic paper map entitled "San Francisco, California, showing the areas destroyed by fire, April 18-21, 1906". The paper map was published by R.J. Waters & Co. in 1906. Scale [ca. 1:21,000]. Raster map downloaded from the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts: http://ids.lib.harvard.edu/ids/view/7271039?buttons=y