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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
Garry Oak
Quercus garryana
Beautiful, deciduous, heavy limbed oak tree.
Height: Up to 82 feet (25 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Giant Horsetail
Equisetum telmatiea
More robust and larger than common horsetail. Sheaths around its sterile stems have 14-18 teeth.
Height: 3-7.5 (10) feet tall; 1-2.3 (3) meters tall.
Leaves deciduous.
Globe Gilia
Gilia capitata
Upright taprooted annual with large ball-like heads of blue flowers.
Height: Up to 3 feet (1 meter).
Leaves deciduous.
Goat's Beard
Aruncus dioicus
Tall perennial herb topped with large feathery clusters of white flowers, grows from rhizomes and has multiple stems.
Height: Can grow up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) tall.
Leaves deciduous.
Golden-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium californicum
A small iris-like plant with yellow flowers.
Height: 16 inches (40 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Graceful Cinquefoil
Potentilla gracilis
Light green herb with toothed palmate leaves and diffuse panicles of yellow, saucer-shaped flowers.
Height: Up to 32 inches (80 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Grand Fir
Abies grandis
Abies grandis is a tall, straight tree with short, dense branches.
Height: 130-260 feet (40-80 meters).
Leaves evergreen.
Great Camas
Camassia leitchlinii
Stately perennial from a deep bulb, producing spikes of large blue flowers in early spring.
Height: Up to 28 inches (70 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Great Northern Aster
Aster modestus
A tall, much-branched perennial with numerous heads of purplish flowers.
Height: Grows up to 40 inches (100 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Grey Sedge
Carex canescens
Leaves deciduous.
Hairy Honeysuckle
Lonicera hispidula
Clamboring vine with clusters of light purple tubular flowers.
Height: Up to 33 feet (10 meters) in trees.
Leaves deciduous.
Campanula rotundifolia
Delicate stems topped by large, nodding bell-shaped blue flowers.
Height: 4-32 inches (10-80 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Harvest Lily
Brodiaea congesta
Long slender stems to 3 feet (1 meter) in length topped by a dense cluster of deep purple flowers.
Height: Up to 3 feet (1 meter) tall.
Leaves deciduous.
Henderson's Shooting Star
Dodecatheon hendersonii
Leafless stems topped with nodding star-shaped pink flowers. This is our only shooting star with oval leaves.
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (50 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
High Bush Cranberry
Viburnum edule
Shrub with bright red berries and brilliant fall foliage.
Height: 3-9 feet (1-3 meters) tall.
Leaves deciduous.
Hooker's Fairybells
Disporum hookeri
Rhizomatous perennial with sparsely branched stems and irregularly curled leaves with hanging white flowers beneath the upper leaves.
Height: Up to 3 feet (1 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Indian Plum, Osoberry
Oemleria cerasiformis
Deciduous shrub producing clusters of white flowers in very early spring. One of the earliest plants to bloom.
Height: 16.5 feet (5 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Inside-out Flower
Vancouveria hexandra
Rhizomatous perennial with small white flowers and delicate leaves.
Height: 16 inches (40 cm).
Leaves deciduous.

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