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Native Herbs (J-L)

A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z

Lilium columbianum
Tiger Lily
Leaves deciduous.
Linnaea borealis
Twinflower
Trailing, slender, semi-woody, with short erect leafy stems and dainty bell-shaped flowers.
Height: 4 inches (10 cm).
Opposite and firm with few shallow teeth along the upper half, minutely hairy, broadly elliptic, to 1.5 cm (.6 in), dark green above, paler below. Leaves evergreen.
Lithophragma parviflorum
Small-flowered Woodland Star
Delicate herb from slender rhizomes with numerous small bulblets; white star-shaped flowers.
Height: 2-16 inches (10-40 cm).
Deeply divided into 5 main divisions that are themselves 3 cleft, hairy, upper stem leaves nearly stalkless; basal blade, palmately compounded; shape: circular to kidney-shaped; size: 1-3 cm blades; color: green. Leaves deciduous.
Lomatium utriculatum
Spring Gold
Perennial herb with finely lacey foliage and flat-topped umbels of bright yellow flowers.
Leaves deciduous.
Luetkea pectinata
Partridgefoot
Low-growing ground cover with spikes of small white flowers.
Height: Up to 6 inches (3 cm) tall.
Deeply divided into slender segments shaped somewhat like a bird's foot. Leaves deciduous.
Lupinus polyphyllus
Large-leaved Lupine
A large perennial native forb with spikes of blue flowers from one to many hairy stems.
Height: 3-6 feet (1-2 meters).
Compound, divided into 5-18 leaflets that radiate from a central point, with smooth upper surfaces and hairy undersides; leaves are alternate along main stem, well below the flowers; size: leaflets 15-40 cm (6-16 in) long; color: green. Leaves deciduous.
Lysichiton americanum
Skunk Cabbage
A wetland plant with very large waxy erect leaves and yellow flower spikes enclosed in a large yellow sheath.
Height: 1-5 feet (30-150 cm).
Leaves emerge early from large basal rosette, leaves are thin, net-veined; shape: lance to broadly elliptic shape; size: up to 1.5 meters (5 ft) long, to 50 cm (1.5 feet) wide; color: dark green. 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.

 

 

 



Updated: May 7, 2017
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