Plants For Douglas Fir Forest

Elymus glaucus Blue wild rye, Blue wildrye with seed heads - grid24_12
Elymus glaucus Blue Wildrye

Blue Wild-Rye. This plant species is highly variable, and hybridizes with some other species of wild-rye. It is not related to the cereal rye, except that they are both grasses. This plant is common h... Learn more.

Epipactis gigantea, Stream Orchid. I think this was at Big Bear - grid24_12
Epipactis gigantea Stream Orchid

Giant Helleborine or Stream Orchid, Epipactis gigantea,  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 ... Learn more.

Equisetum hymale Scouring rush - grid24_12
Equisetum hymale Scouring rush

This Horsetail is wide ranging throughout the world with a very complicated species complex. (Equisetum hiemale, Hippochaete hiemale var. californica) Learn more.

Sometime Western Blue flag is a very light blue. - grid24_12
Iris missouriensis Western Blue Flag

Western Blue Flag is native from S. Dakota to southern California to B.C.. This Iris is a foot or so high perennial with 2-3 inch, pale lavender flowers. Western Blue Flag grows at higher elevations,... Learn more.

Juncus occidentalis, Western Rush with flower head - grid24_12
Juncus occidentalis Western Rush

Western rush occurs in spots throughout the west. Never in covering hillsides, always in a nook or cranny that is seasonally wet in winter and dry in summer. This is a very nice looking plant that sho... Learn more.

Juniperus communis montana, Dwarf Juniper makes a spilling ground cover. - grid24_12
Juniperus communis var. montana Dwarf Juniper

Juniperus communis montana is a  prostrate ground cover native to higher elevations in Northern and Eastern California  Mountains to Northern Alaska to Greenland. A common, low mountain ground cover ... Learn more.

Linum lewisii, Blue Flax, has flowers of the most sky-blue, and each flower only seems to last one day, and so are even more precious.  - grid24_12
Linum lewisii Blue Flax

A 2-3 foot perennial with delicate leaves and true blue sky flowers from Mar. to Sept.. Native to middle to high elevations, Alaska to southern California. A good garden flower. Showy, every morning ... Learn more.

This photo appears as three intersecting flowering stems of Lonicera hispidula, California Honeysuckle, in the mixed evergreen forest of the central coast ranges of California. - grid24_12
Lonicera hispidula California Honeysuckle

A climbing deciduous shrub with large pink flowers. Native throughout much of California and up into Washington. California honeysuckle can handle full sun to shade. It's drought tolerant. Use as a ba... Learn more.

Mahonia aquifolium.hollyleaved barberry, holly mahonia, Oregon grape holly. Camera technology has come a long way. - grid24_12
Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape is an evergreen shrub to 6 feet with creeping rhizomes. It's native from N. Calif. to B.C.. It doesn't mind sun or shade is best with regular water but drought tolerant. Oregon Grape has ... Learn more.

Mahonia aquifolium Compacta Creeping Oregon Grape. - grid24_12
Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta' Creeping Oregon Grape.

Mahonia aquilfolium Compacta is probably a native plant, but there seems to be little information of it's origins. (If you hold the patent on it we never found you.) Compacta likes coastal sand. If yo... Learn more.

Mahonia nervosa, Dwarf Oregon-grape or Cascade Oregon-grape - grid24_12
Mahonia nervosa Longleaf Mahonia

(Berberis nervosa, Mahonia nervosa, Mahonia glumosa, Odostemon nervosa) There are many different common names for this Mahonia, including Oregon Grape, Longleaf Mahonia and Cascade barberry. Longleaf... Learn more.

Mahonia pinnata Shinyleaf Mahonia planted out and the santa margarita nursery. - grid24_12
Mahonia pinnata Shinyleaf Mahonia

Mahonia pinnata or Berberis pinnata, the name has changed many times, or all it California Oregon grape, that will confuse folks. Whatever, this is a nice looking, dark green bush that grows in shady... Learn more.

The flowers of Mimulus cardinalis, Scarlet Monkey Flower, have an unusual shape or form in comparison to many other Mimulus species.  - grid24_12
Mimulus cardinalis Scarlet Monkey Flower

A perennial to 3'. It likes sun to full shade and regular water. It has 2" red tubular flowers most of the year. An aggressive seeder that should be used in revegetation or large gardens, (or for thos... Learn more.

Oxalis oregona - Redwood Sorrel - grid24_12
Oxalis oregona Redwood Sorrel

In the garden this one can take over. In the wild, under redwoods takes over along areas of moisture. In the dry sections of woods it is a small plant. Remember if this one is getting aggressive on yo... Learn more.

an old picture of Penstemon newberryi  sonomensis,  Sonoma Beardtongue. - grid24_12
Penstemon newberryi var. sonomensis Mountain Pride

A perennial, 12 inches in height, with two-inch, red flowers on two-foot-hight spikes in June-August. Native to Lake County area. It needs excellent drainage, full sun to part shade, a little summer w... Learn more.

Pincushion Beardtongue, Penstemon procerus brachyanthus, is a wonderful rock garden plant. - grid24_12
Penstemon procerus var. brachyanthus Pincushion Beardtongue

Pincushion Beardtongue grows in the coastal forests of Oregon and northern California. The plants are smaller than the straight species. Flowers are similar size but the cluster is smaller. Verticill... Learn more.

Close up of phacelia bolanderi's flower. - grid24_12
Phacelia bolanderi Blue - Flowered Grape Leaf

A 6" tall and 3' wide perennial. It has 1 inch blue flowers in clusters. The leaves are 3" across and grape-like. If you water, flowers last longer, plant more showy, but it has survived here for year... Learn more.

This is a specimen of Pinus attenuata, Knobcone Pine, in its native habitat in central California, of mixed evergreen forest.  - grid24_12
Pinus attenuata Knobcone Pine

Knobcone Pine is a 50 ft green pine. Native in mountains of Calif., Ore.. Knobcone Pine likes fertile soil and regular water. It is native where the rainfall is 30+ inches. It is useful because it is... Learn more.

Polystichum munitum Western Sword Fern - grid24_12
Polystichum munitum Western Sword Fern

A fern with 3' dark green fronds. A very refined, very tight clump that looks like a palm tree top cut off. We saw them growing on Cone Mountain above Big Sur at 4000' under Ponderosa Pines, Tan bark ... Learn more.

Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir - grid24_12
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir

A conifer that will get to 80'. It needs regular garden water. It likes afternoon shade in the hot interior, full sun at higher elevations or near coast. A large tree or large hedge. This tree has sup... Learn more.

Ribes viscosissimum, Sticky Currant, is a sagebrush currant we grew many years ago.  - grid24_12
Ribes viscosissium var. Hallii Sticky Currant

Sticky Currant grows from Mariposa county to Oregon. Not a currant for jelly, but the flowers are nice and the deciduous plant when it flowers is fine lookin'. We can grow as many as you need, but so ... Learn more.

Rubus leucodermis Western Raspberry - grid24_12
Rubus leucodermis Western Raspberry

An arching dec. shrub-vine. Thorny with whitish stems, green leaves and red to black raspberry-like berries. I\'ve only seen western Raspberry in the redwoods/Douglas Fir around Willits. It was a bram... Learn more.

Scratch and sniff, 

sorry, always wanted to do that. - grid24_12
Satureja mimuloides Monkeyflower Savory

Monkeyflower Savory, Satureja mimuloides is a perennial with deep red-orange 1-2 inch flowers. It runs by rhizomes to the limit of the water source it is in. This one is native about 15 miles from he... Learn more.

Sedum spathulifolium, Stonecrop looks like little stones - grid24_12
Sedum spathulifolium Stonecrop

A perennial, flowers yellow, May-July, blue-green leaves in rosettes, rocky places, mountainous areas of Calif., sun to part shade, water sparingly except in winter-spring. Set plant at an angle so wa... Learn more.

Tolmiea menziesii Youth-On-Age - grid24_12
Tolmiea menziesii Youth-On-Age

A small scale groundcover, container plant or as house plant. Native to the coastal regions from Calif. to Alaska. Plant forms small plants at the top of mature leaves. This is a redwood belt plant so... Learn more.

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