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Plants For Redwood Forest

Dryopteris arguta

Dryopteris arguta Wood Fern
A woodland fern that is native from S. Cal to Washington. Wood Fern normally grows on north slopes and/or shady creeks. I've seen it as an understory plant to Quercus chrysolepsis, Quercus agrifolia... Learn more.

Epilobium angustifolium

Epilobium angustifolium Fireweed
Fireweed is a 2-3' perennial covered with 1" pink flowers. The name Fireweed originated as it's a pioneer plant, one that is one of the first plants emerging after a fire Excellent to enhance a woodl... Learn more.

Eriodictyon californicum

Eriodictyon californicum Yerba Santa
A five ft. perennial shrub. Native Americans and early settlers used it for a cure-all. Now used for soil stabilization; will sucker along roots and tie-up a bank area. It's very drought tolerant. A p... Learn more.

Eriogonum lobbii Granite Buckwheat
A small perennial with white pink flower clusters on flat gray leaves. Native on rocky outcrops in the higher elevations of No. Calif.. Assoc. plants include Lewisia cotyledon and Zauschneria lat. cal... Learn more.

Eriophyllum lanatum arachnoideum

Eriophyllum lanatum arachnoideum Spider Yarrow
A perennial, yellow flowers, spring-summer, green woolly foliage with spider web-like webbing between the leaves, (I don't know, it just has it), central and northern Calif. coast ranges, sun to part ... Learn more.

Gaultheria shallon

Gaultheria shallon Salal
A 1-4' high sub-shrub that grows along the coast from S.cal to B.C.. It grows in the pine barrens through the redwoods. In its range it is a lovely easy groundcover. (It will stay low as long as it ca... Learn more.

Heuchera micrantha

Heuchera micrantha Alum Root
This Alum Root is a 1' perennial with a 2'spike of very dainty white flowers, a hundred or so spikes at a time on a happy plant. Foliage in clumps 1-2 feet across with 4" reddish-green leaves. A littl... Learn more.

Heuchera pilosissima

Heuchera pilosissima Hairy Alum Root
A perennial with grape-like leaves and a 1' flower spike of pinkish-white flowers. Small, clumping plants for shady places, will stand some drought but look best with garden conditions, mixed with woo... Learn more.

Holodiscus discolor

Holodiscus discolor Cream Bush
Holodiscus discolor commonly known as Ocean Spray, Cream Bush, California Spiraea, Meadow Sweet. Holodiscus discolor is a deciduous shrub that normally grows to 4-5 feet but can grow to 7feet. The 5 i... Learn more.

Keckiella corymbosa

Keckiella corymbosa Redwood Penstemon
Red Penstemon is a trailing perennial that grows in the mountains of central and northern California. You'll find it in serpentine soils, or the redwood belt or volcanic soils.Dark green foliage and d... Learn more.

Lithocarpus densiflorus

Lithocarpus densiflorus Tanbark Oak
An evergreen tree slow to 80'. (We have some that are 5 years old and 8' tall.) The leaves are green on upper surface, fuzzy on lower surface. Native from Ventura Co. to southern Oregon. A very beauti... Learn more.

Lonicera hispidula

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 Compacta

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

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

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.

Malus fusca

Malus fusca Western Crabapple
Oregon Crab Apple grows as shrub or small tree from northern California to the Anchorage Alaska area. Flowers are white, fruit becomes dark purple when ripe. Birds will probably keep you from seeing ... Learn more.

Melica torreyana
Melica torreyana is a delicate little grass of Central and Northern California. You'll find this grass in shaded woods, north slopes.... Learn more.

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

Monardella villosa subserrata

Monardella villosa subserrata Coyote Mint
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Myrica californica

Myrica californica Pacific Wax Myrtle
Pacific Wax Myrtle is an evergreen shrub or tree to 15 feet, and is native to the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. Pacific Wax Myrtle grows in full sun in coastal areas, and does best in a... Learn more.

Nemophila maculata

Nemophila maculata Fivespot
A 1 foot annual that has 1 inch white flowers with purple spots.... Learn more.

Osmaronia cerasiformis

Osmaronia cerasiformis Oso Berry
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Oxalis oregona

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.

Penstemon rattanii

Penstemon rattanii Rattan's beardtongue
Penstemon rattanii native is to northern coastal California. It has purple 1 1/2 inch flowers on 2 feet tall stalks, dark green leaves. Tolerates garden water as long as it has good drainage. It will... Learn more.

Phacelia bolanderi

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.

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