Fire Resistant Ground Cover
by Ann Arshakuni
CAL fire has a website: readyforfire.org, for detailed information on hardening your home, defensible space and fire-resistant landscape for more detailed information. For the purposes here, the assumption is that key hardscaping is already considered and in place.
Once fire-wise hardscaping is achieved, then plant selection should consider fire resistant options in addition to the other needs of the specific plant chosen (USDA hardiness zone, water, light...).