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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
Pacific Crabapple
Malus fusca
Small tree, slender in form, appears thorny; bushy in the open.
Height: 16.5-40 feet (5-12 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Pacific Ninebark
Physocarpus capitatus
Erect to spreading shrub up to 4 meters tall with clusters of white flowers.
Height: Up to 13 feet (4 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Pacific Rhododendron
Rhododendron macrophyllum
Showy shrub that can grow very large, with clusters of large pink flowers.
Height: Up to 26 feet (8 meters) if grown in shade; shorter and bushier in sunlight.
Leaves evergreen.
Pacific Silver Fir
Abies amabilis
An attractive conifer with short dark green needles. Tolerant of shade.
Leaves evergreen.
Pacific Water Parsley
Oenanthe sarmentosa
Semi-aquatic, often reclining or scrambling herb, with stem tips ascending or curled and small flat-topped clusters of white flowers.
Height: Up to 40 inches (1 meter).
Leaves deciduous.
Pacific Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum tenuipes
Single leafy, hairy stem grows from rhizomes and fleshy fibrous roots; with small clusters of greenish-white flowers.
Height: Up to 32 inches (80 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Pacific Wax Myrtle
Myrica californica
Tall shrub with small evergreen leaves.
Height: Up to 15 feet (5 meters) tall.
Leaves evergreen.
Pacific Willow
Salix lucida
Leaves deciduous.
Palmate Coltsfoot
Petasites palmatus
Many-stemmed perennial with umbrella-like leaves from creeping rhizomes.
Height: Up to 30 inches (80 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Paper Birch
Betula papyrifera
A small to medium sized deciduous tree with attractive white, peeling papery bark.
Height: Up to 100 feet (30 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Partridgefoot
Luetkea pectinata
Low-growing ground cover with spikes of small white flowers.
Height: Up to 6 inches (3 cm) tall.
Leaves deciduous.
Pearly Everlasting
Anaphalis margaritacea
Clump forming, perennial herb with small withering basal leaves and papery white flower clusters.
Height: Up to 40 inches (100 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Philadelphia Fleabane
Erigeron philadelphicus
Short-lived perennial with erect stem-base and taproot or fibrous roots.
Height: Up to 2.25 feet (70 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Piggy-back Plant
Tolmiea menziesii
A woodland herb whose leaves give rise to small plantlets.
Leaves deciduous.
Pink fawn lily
Erythronium revolutum
Large nodding pink flowers grow from a thick and segmented corm.
Height: Up to 14 inches (35 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Pink Monkey-flower
Mimulus lewisii
A clump forming perennial with large pinkish-red flowers.
Leaves deciduous.
Pink Wintergreen
Pyrola asarifolia
A small woodland herb with a basal clump of glossy green leaves and slender spikes of pink flowers.
Leaves deciduous.
Piper's Willow
Salix piperi
Leaves deciduous.
Quaking Aspen
Populus tremuloides
Deciduous thicket-forming tree with smooth white bark and leaves that "quake" in the wind.
Leaves deciduous.
Rattlesnake Plantain
Goodyera oblongifolia
Evergreen orchid from short rhizomes with an unusual mottled leaf pattern.
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (45 cm).
Leaves evergreen.
Red Alder
Alnus rubra
A fast-growing deciduous tree well suited to disturbed sites.
Height: Up to 80 feet (25 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Red Columbine
Aquilegia formosa
Delicate perennial with large nodding, star-shaped, spurred flowers that are a favorite of hummingbirds.
Height: Can grow up to 3 feet (1 meter) tall.
Leaves deciduous.
Red Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa
Shrub to small tree with clusters of small white flowers and red berries.
Height: 20 feet (6 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Red Fescue
Festuca rubra
Perennial grass with thread-like leaves forming small patches.
Height: Can grow up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall.
Leaves evergreen.
Red Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum
Erect, multi-stemmed shrub with showy clusters of deep pink flowers in early spring.
Height: 3-10 feet (1-3 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Red Huckleberry
Vaccinium parvifolium
Delicately branched shrub with small red huckleberries, suitable for shady areas on decaying wood.
Height: 4-10 feet (1.5-3 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Red Paintbrush
Castilleja miniata
An attractive wildflower with red brush-like flower clusters.
Height: 8-32 inches (20-80 cm).
Leaves deciduous.
Red-osier Dogwood
Cornus stolonifera
Spreading, thicket-forming shrub with bright red stems.
Height: Up to 20 feet (6 meters).
Leaves deciduous.
Reed Mannagrass
Glyceria grandis
very similar to G. elata
Height: up to 5 feet (1.5 meters)
Leaves evergreen.


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