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

Index of Common Names

A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z
Daggerleaf Rush
Juncus ensifolius
Height: Can grow up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall.
Leaves deciduous.
Davidson's Penstemon
Penstemon davidsonii
Low mat-forming perennial with small evergreen leaves and large blue-purple tubular flowers.
Height: 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) tall.
Leaves evergreen.
Deer Fern
Blechnum spicant
Dark green fern leaves grow in tufts from short, stout rhizomes.
Height: Up to 40 inches (1 meter) tall.
Leaves evergreen.
Devil's Club
Oplopanax horridus
An erect to sprawling shrub with thick, spiny, crooked stems and very large leaves.
Height: Up to 10 feet (3 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Douglas Aster
Aster subspicatus
Rhizomatous perennial wildflower with much-branched stems and light purple aster-like flower heads.
Height: Grows up to 32 inches (80 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Douglas fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Large coniferous tree with thick, fluted bark.
Height: Up to 300 feet (90 meters).
Leaves evergreen.
Douglas' Spirea
Spiraea douglasii
Leaves deciduous.
Dull Oregon Grape
Mahonia nervosa
Low-growing creeping shrub with dark green holly-like leaves and slender spikes of yellow flowers.
Height: Up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall.
Leaves evergreen.
Early-blue Violet
Viola adunca
A blue flowered violet that grows from slender rhizomes and is stemless in the early season, later grow upright stem.
Height: Up to 4 inches (10 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Entire-leaved Gumweed
Grindelia integrifolia
Seaside perennial with sticky heads of yellow flowers.
Height: Can grow up to 32 inches (80 cm) in height.
Leaves deciduous.
Evergreen huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum
Bushy shrub with small shiny green evergreen leaves and small clusters of pink bell-shaped flowers.
Height: Up to 4 meters (13 ft) tall.
Leaves evergreen.
Evergreen Violet
Viola sempervirens
A creeping violet with evergreen leaves and yellow flowers.
Leaves evergreen.
False Lily-of-the-Valley
Maianthemum dilatatum
Quickly spreading ground cover with attractive glossy green leaves.
Height: Up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall.
Leaves deciduous.
False Solomon's Seal
Maianthemum racemosum
Leaves deciduous.
Farewell to Spring
Clarkia amoena
A taprooted annual with large showy, usually pink flowers; often grown horticulturally.
Height: 4 inches to 3 feet (10-100 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Fendler's Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum fendleri
Leaves deciduous.
Field Chickweed
Cerastium arvense
Leaves deciduous.
Field Horsetail
Equisetum arvense
Succulent, hollow, jointed stems with whorls of branches.
Height: 6-24 inches (15-60 cm).
Leaves evergreen.
Field Mint
Mentha arvensis
A wild mint with small groups of light purple flowers in the leaf axils.
Leaves deciduous.
Chamerion angustifolium
Tall perennial from rhizome like roots with unbranched stem and terminal spikes of large red to pink flowers.
Height: Up to 10 feet (3 meters), but usually shorter than 6 feet (2 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Tiarella trifoliata
Herb with erect or ascending stems and spikes of dainty white flowers.
Height: 2 feet (60 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Fool's Onion, White Brodiaea
Brodiaea hyacinthina
Onion-like plant from an underground corm, with large clusters of white flowers at tip of stems.
Height: 10-30 inches (25-70 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea
Leaves deciduous.
Tellima grandiflora
Leaves deciduous.

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