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Plants For Mountain Meadow

Achillea millefolium lanulosa

Achillea millefolium lanulosa Mountain Yarrow
Mountain Yarrow's leaves are smaller and tighter than the common native yarrow in California. The plants are lower to the ground, flowers are as large and a bright, pure white. Achillea lanulosa grow... Learn more.

Actaea rubra

Actaea rubra Snakeberry
Baneberry is a small perennial that grows in deep woods, north slopes and in meadows from Southern California up into Alaska, Alberta and across to New Mexico. In small doses Baneberry was used by Nat... Learn more.

Agastache urticifolia

Agastache urticifolia Horse Mint
Licorice Mint is a perennial with whorls of lovely rose-colored flowers and a delicate fragrance. Best in sun if you want to attract the butterflies. This is a hardy perennial, that is very happy in ... Learn more.

Arnica parryi sonnei

Arnica parryi sonnei Frog Flower
A flat perennial with rhizomes forming clump to edge of moisture, up to several feet across. Native to moist places in the east central Sierras. The flowers 1" yellow composites (DYC). Use with Heleni... Learn more.

Artemisia cana bolanderi Silver Sage
This aromatic little bush makes a little mound of gray. Useful in places like Big Bear where you have an old log and wagon wheel you want to make look like Bodie or Death valley. Use as a small Great ... Learn more.

Artemisia douglasiana

Artemisia douglasiana Mugwort
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Aster integrifolius

Aster integrifolius Meadow Aster
I first saw A. integrifolius covering a hillside in a riot of blue. The elevation was about 5000 ft. above Sonora. The cover was rocky and open with the area around having Ponderosa Pines and some man... Learn more.

Aster occidentalis

Aster occidentalis Western Aster
Western Aster is a highly variable perennial wildflower of the Western mountains. Use in perennial bed, the English California native garden. A higher elevation(to 10-11,000 ft.) rock garden plant. Ex... Learn more.

Balsamorhiza sagittata

Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot
syn Buphthalmum sagittata, Espeletia s., E. helianthoides, Balsamorhiza h.. Arrowleaf balsamroot grows from the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains up in British Columbia and across to Colorado. A large ... Learn more.

Betula occidentalis

Betula occidentalis Water Birch
Western mountains 200-8000 ft. moist but not wet situations, deciduous tree to 20 feet a beautiful background for azaleas and such under high shade, won't look at its best under drought but seems to s... Learn more.

Bouteloua curtipendula

Bouteloua curtipendula Side-Oats Grama
A creeping grass that forms a coarse mat of green foliage with two foot spikes of little oat flowers and fruits. This grass grows in much of the Americas. \"Plains and Rocky hills\" is what Abrams de... Learn more.

Calamagrostis canadensis Blue-joint
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.

Camassia quamash Camas
A perennial bulb that grows in wet meadows. The flowers are quite showy blue. Northern Coastal Calif. We've had nothing but problems with it at our site.... Learn more.

Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia California Harebell
A flat perennial with 1" blue flowers arising to 6" above the dark green foliage. This plant likes regular water. It should grow fine in any watered garden but prefers higher elevations in California.... Learn more.

Carex fracta

Carex fracta 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.

Carex globosa

Carex globosa Globe Sedge
A dark green mounding sedge that always looks like it just got watered. Globe sedge grows throughout the redwoods, conifer forests and oak woodlands all long the California coastal area. ... Learn more.

Carex heteroneura Various-nerved Sedge
Various-nerved Sedge. Carex heteroneura is one to three foot tall, more clumping than spreading. It is found in mountain areas at elevations above 600 feet. It likes full sun and seasonal flooding. I... Learn more.

Carex praegracilis

Carex praegracilis Clustered Field Sedge
Common in meadows, open, wet areas, marshes, seeps, seasonally wet edges of ponds, frequently alkaline soil, wide distribution , valleys up to middle elevations in CA, grows in western NA, to central ... Learn more.

Carex sartwelliana

Carex sartwelliana Yosemite Sedge
(Synonym Carex yosemitana) A medium sized sedge That grows in meadows from southern California up into northern California. This can make a lumpy-lawn like mat if it is happy. I guess I could describe... Learn more.

Carex spectabilis

Carex spectabilis Showy Sedge
Showy Sedge occurs in the wet soil of meadows or rocky slopes where snow banks linger from 5800-12,000 ft. The plant is one to two feet tall. Showy Sedge likes full sun and part sun, and seasonal fl... Learn more.

Carex vernacula
Occurs at 10,000' on east side of Sierra. Associated with Antennaria alpina (Keeler-Wolf) in poorly drained mountain bogs....Carex gymnoclada, Salix anglorum, Potentilla drummondii, Dodecatheon alpinu... Learn more.

Delphinium polycladon

Delphinium polycladon Mountain Marsh Larkspur
Delphinium polycladon; Mountain Marsh Larkspur grows from about 7000-11,000 ft. the middle Sierras.A good candiate for an English Garden or moist perenniual garden.... Learn more.

Deschampsia caespitosa

Deschampsia caespitosa Tufted Hairgrass
Tufted Hairgrass is a perennial bunchgrass from mountain meadows. It grows very poorly in interior areas with hot summers and looks like hell here at all times. If you live in a mountain meadow at 600... Learn more.

Deschampsia elongata

Deschampsia elongata Slender hairgrass
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.

Dodecatheon pulchellum

Dodecatheon pulchellum Shooting Star
This Shooting Star grows in mountain meadows from California to Wisconsin, from Missouri to Alaska. Beautiful pink flowers with a purple center, lovely glabrous, somewhat spoon-shaped leaves. ... Learn more.

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