Marvelous Anise Swallowtail butterfly larval food plant. No native plant garden should be without a few of these. Any conditions, grows up to 3 feet, then cut back to the base.
Mines Road, Alameda County, this must be a different species with the round balls rather than flat topped flower.
Mines Road, Alameda County
Laguna Honda, SF
I thought the nursery stock was from Laguna Honda but this is them blooming. It might have been Lake County seed. The round balls look different than the flat top Laguna Honda pics above.
Check availability of Perideridia kellogii at the nursery
Check availability of Perideridia at the nursery