Deciduous tree fast to 10', moderate to 20', slow to 50'. It is native to N. Ca. to Alaska. It grows best near the coast and will tolerate salty brackish water. It needs water, sun to shade. It is nit... Learn more.
Yerba Mansa is a stoloniferous perennial that has large, waxy, dull gray-green leaves that lay flat and forms mats that from a distance look like a permanent pasture. This is a marsh and creekside pla... Learn more.
California mugwort is a three foot perennial that has a funny sage odor. Native on stream banks,ditch banks, road cuts or other disturbed areas. Mugwort has the reputation of removing the ill effect... Learn more.
(Syn. Artemisia dracunculoides, Artemisia glauca) Tarragon (probably not the variety called French Tarragon, the culinary herb) is a very unattractive weed of disturbed places. Worldwide, maybe native... Learn more.
California aster has summer flowers that make showy cheerful displays along roadsides of much of Coastal Southern California. This perennial aster will disappear (or need to be pruned to the ground... Learn more.
Joaquin Sunflower grows in marshy areas, along creeks, and pond edges in California and across to Virginia. A very showy yellow daisy that works well in wetter sections of the garden. Plant it in a su... Learn more.
Blue Joint grows as a large creeping grass in wet places or meadows from Manitoba to New Mexico, Newfoundland to California. In California Blue-joint lives from about Tulare Co. north in the Sierras, ... Learn more.
Fragile Sheathed Sedge
A beautiful green perennial that lives in mountain meadows, road cuts, rocky slopes, and seeps. The soil can be fairly dry, but as it dries out the foliage will fade. This sedge looks kinda like som... Learn more.
A green perennial grass-like plant that grows along creek channels. Plant in cobble for a creek effect, plant with other Carex species, Mimulus species, (that is where the old separation between moi... Learn more.
San Diego sedge
A gray, perennial, grass-like sedge that grows along creek channels. Very dramatic specimen plant for a conventional garden or wet native garden. Plant in cobble for a creek effect, plant with other... Learn more.
Nutsedge, Umbrella Sedge
Grows in seasonal creeks, wet areas commonly with with Salix lasiolepis, Ambrosia sp., Quercus agrifolia and Populus. Prefers wet soil, clay or gravel. Thrives in a disturbed plant community, rhizomat... Learn more.
This clumping perennial grass is so soft, and pretty, with really thin soft stems and leaves. Slender Hair Grass disappears in summer (drops to a faint brown patch); is a light grass that blows in the... Learn more.
A big grass that grows in open meadows, fields, ditch banks, road cuts, etc.. Beautiful if you are a cow. Short lived and rather weedy, blue rye is a good plant to seed into road cuts, horse pastures ... Learn more.
Giant helleborine is a perennial Orchid that grows in wet or moist places. Stream Orchid will go dormant at the first sign of drought. Grows all over the West from Tex. to B.C. to S.Dakota, always in... Learn more.
Gnaphalium microcephalum thermale
(syn. Gnaphalium canescens ssp. thermale, Gnaphalium albidum, Pseudognaphalium thermale) A grey short lived perennial that grows in open loose ground. Common in fresh road cuts or in burned over area... Learn more.
What happened to the Flower?
This plant has brought great hoots from less than kind customers. That's the flower? Is the common response. You got to be kidding is another. Personally I think the plant is interesting and a valuab... Learn more.
Common Spike Rush
A 1 foot high rhizomatous dark green plant. It looks like a miniature rush, or a funny-looking lawn grass. It needs regular moisture. It grows throughout the west and much of the world along streams, ... Learn more.
A one foot high rhizomatous dark green plant. It looks like a miniature rush, or a funny-looking lawn grass. It needs regular moisture. It grows throughout the west and much of the world along strea... Learn more.
A large perennial that will die to the ground under any drought stress. Use in an area of seasonal flooding or next to a pond. Flowers are large and showy. Not hardy. We lost ours to cold. (Hibicus ... Learn more.
Meadow Barley grows from Baja California to Labrador, New Mexico to Alaska. A tufted perennial for an interest plant next to a pond or along a moist path. Looks lush with a little water. ... Learn more.
Rhizomes, perennial, 2 foot high with 3 inch blue through yellow flowers, full sun near coast, afternoon shade inland, much easier and faster-growing than straight species, does best with some organi... Learn more.
Baltic Rush grows in the Baltic Sea area, Canada from Labrador across and down into so. CA., also in S. A. It forms stiff clumps arising from runners and grows around water sources. If you have regula... Learn more.