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Home > Landscaping > Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Projects


Native Plants for Alpine Elevations

Castilleja miniata
Red Paintbrush
An attractive wildflower with red brush-like flower clusters.
Height: Can be found from low to high elevations, but most common in the subalpine.
Festuca rubra
Red Fescue
Perennial grass with thread-like leaves forming small patches.
Height: Below 2500 meters.
Luetkea pectinata
Partridgefoot
Low-growing ground cover with spikes of small white flowers.
Mimulus lewisii
Pink Monkey-flower
A clump forming perennial with large pinkish-red flowers.
Phlox diffusa
Spreading Phlox
Mat forming perennial with showy white to pink flowers.
Platanthera dilatata
White Rein-Orchid, Bog Candle
Perennial orchid with spikes of white flowers from tuber-like roots.
Polemonium pulcherrimum
Showy Jacob's-ladder
Taprooted perennial with mostly basal leaves and blue bell-shaped flowers.
Sedum oreganum
Oregon Stonecrop
Sorbus sitchensis
Sitka-Mountain Ash


The landscaping and restoration information provided on this page is taken from the Starflower Foundation Image Herbarium. All photographs © Starflower Foundation unless otherwise noted.