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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
Madrone
Arbutus menziesii
An attractive broadleaf evergreen with a twisting reddish trunk and irregular branches with an overall rounded outline.
Height: Up to 100 feet (30 meters).
Leaves evergreen.
Maidenhair Fern, Aleutian maidenhair, western maidenhair, serpentine maidenhair
Adiantum aleuticum
Small to medium-sized delicate, deciduous fern with a fan-shaped arrangement of five to seven fingerlike branchlets each bearing many toothed leaflets.
Height: 6-43 inches (15-110 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Marsh Cinquefoil
Potentilla palustris
Perennial from long, creeping, often floating, somewhat woody rhizomes, with small maroon flowers.
Height: Ip to 3 feet (1 meter).
Leaves deciduous.
Marsh Marigold
Caltha biflora
Perennial herb with large white flowers held above broadly rounded leaves; grows in wet subalpine meadows.
Height: 16 inches (40 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Meadow Barley
Hordeum brachyantherum
Grass with erect stems that are bent at the base and sometimes hairy on the leaf sheaths.
Height: Up to 3 feet (90 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Miner's Lettuce
Claytonia perfoliata
Low-growing, mat-like herbaceous annual with succulent round leaves.
Height: 12 inches (30 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Mock Orange
Philadelphus lewisii
Erect, loosely branched shrub with large fragrant white flowers.
Height: Up to 10 feet (3 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Mountain Hemlock
Tsuga mertensiana
Slow growing evergreen conifer.
Height: Up to 40 meters (130 ft) tall, but often shorter.
Leaves evergreen.
Mountain Sneezeweed
Helenium autumnale
Leaves deciduous.
Narrowleaf Bur-reed
Sparganium angustifolium
Leaves deciduous.
Nodding Onion
Allium cernuum
Clusters of long grass-like leaves overtopped by nodding umbels of pink flowers.
Height: Up to 20 inches (50 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Nootka Rose
Rosa nutkana
Spindly shrub with a pair of prickles at the base of each leaf and large pink rose flowers.
Height: Up to 10 feet (3 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Oak Fern
Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Delicate, deciduous fronds. Usually solitary, but often forms a mat of herbaceous cover in forests.
Height: To 16 inches (40 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Oceanspray
Holodiscus discolor
Multi-stemmed upright shrub with ridged young stems and arching older stems with peeling bark. White flowers.
Height: Up to 13 feet (4 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Orange Honeysuckle
Lonicera ciliosa
Climbing vine with clusters of tubular bright orange flowers.
Height: Typically up to 20 feet (6 meters).
Leaves evergreen.
Oregon Ash
Fraxinus latifolia
Tough-wooded tree with gray bark and compound leaflets arranged oppositely around twigs.
Height: Up to 82 feet (25 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Oregon Iris
Iris tenax
Clumped, perennial iris with large purple flowers.
Height: Up to 16 inches (40 cm).
Leaves evergreen.
Oregon Stonecrop
Sedum oreganum
Leaves deciduous.


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