These are four of my favorite California native plants. They're drought tolerant and will grow well in the increasingly warm and dry Southern California garden. For more info: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/southern-california/
California native plant gardening and landscaping have tremendous positive impacts to our watersheds, to habitat recovery, and to curbing catastrophic wildfires. In particular, the resolution recognizes that home landscaping and gardening with native plants can cut residential water use from 60 to 90% over conventional gardening.