“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
While the rain dampens the earth again, we can’t help but think of the benefits it brings for the plants and animals in the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor and all around. With that, here is a description of a California native–called California Sagebrush. This plant is within the Artemisia family and is quite aromatic! Even if you just gently rub your hands on its leaves (no need to break the leaves off!), you’ll be graced with a wonderful scent. This shrub is found in coastal sage scrub, coastal strand, chaparral, and the dry foothill communities. This plant is well adapted to droughts and will often survive the harshest locations–even the driest, south-facing slopes. This plant is part of the habitat type that makes our region so unique.