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Plants For Freshwater Marsh

Mimulus moschatus Musk Flower
A seep monkey flower from the forests of central and northern California. ... Learn more.

Parnassia palustris californica

Parnassia palustris californica Grass-of-Parnassus
(Syn. Parnassia californica) A plant to be included in a meadow or along a high alpine stream. Circumpolar. The California form having smaller flowers that are cream colored (with less green). It is n... Learn more.

Pluchea odorata odorata

Pluchea odorata odorata Salt Marsh Fleabane
(P. purpurascens, P. camphorata) A weird-smelling perennial that has a large flower cluster like a yarrow on an almost succulent plant. Native bees, flies and wasps seem to get drunk on it. Salt Marsh... Learn more.

Populus trichocarpa

Populus trichocarpa Black Cottonwood
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Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica

Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica Pacific Silverweed
Syn: Potentilla egedii in Hoover) This cinquefoil is a perennial herb with heart- shaped, yellow, strawberry- like flowers. It has soft green strawberry- like leaves. It is no coincidence that the Ma... Learn more.

Rubus ursinus

Rubus ursinus Pacific blackberry
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Sambucus mexicana

Sambucus mexicana Tapiro
Mexican elderberry or Tapiro,(... Learn more.

Scirpus californicus

Scirpus californicus California Bulrush
Typical is a clump 10 ft. wide X 100 yds. length, in marshy areas, with Ptoentilla egedii, Salix lasiolepis, Polygonum amphibium var. emersum, Pennisetum clandestinum. Stems triangular, at least abov... Learn more.

Scirpus maritimus Alkali Bulrush
(Syn. S. campestris. S. paludosus, S. robustus, S. pacificus) A creeping perennial with aggressive rhizomes that will fill in a moist creek or salt marsh bank. ... Learn more.

Sidalcea oregana

Sidalcea oregana Checker
A 4\" high perennial with pink flowers, and green foliage. A rock garden plant that you\'ll find along the edges of meadows, north moist rocky slopes and seasonal seep/snow pockets in many western sta... Learn more.

Sisyrinchium californicum

Sisyrinchium californicum Yellow-eyed Grass
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Spergularia marina Salt-Marsh Sand Spurry
Thin annual, with fleshy leaves, pink flowers, very delicate, widely distibuted, grows in alkaline places, sandy areas, salt marshes, very adaptable in its environmental requirements. Found along the ... Learn more.

Stachys ajugoides ajugoides Persnickety Pink

Stachys ajugoides ajugoides Persnickety Pink Pink Hedge Nettle
A petite rhizomatous perennial glandular hedge nettle with white/pale pink (with purplish pink markings)flowers, and fuzzy light green leaves. This plant grows in many plant communities, from the c... Learn more.


Trifolium Clover
Our Native clovers are mostly annuals. We do not sell the seed but we do encourage the plants. The native clovers should not mowed or killed until the flowers are allowed to produce seed. This page ... Learn more.

Typha domingensis

Typha domingensis Southern Cat-Tail
Cat-tails are a medium sized water plant that grows from Oregon to Baja and across the US, S. America and Europe. Many bids and animals use the cat-tails for shelter. The Red-wing Black bird uses them... Learn more.

Zauschneria PHAT Margarita

Zauschneria PHAT Margarita California Fuchsia
PHAT Margarita is a very big California Fuchsia. The flowers are large, but the plants themselves are the biggest Zauschnerias we've seen to date. The plant is probably a hybrid between mexicana and j... Learn more.

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