HANDS-ON EDUCATION TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE WATER RESOURCES AND HABITAT FROM THE SOUTH SOUND PRAIRIES TO THE SHORES OF PUGET SOUND
Ribes sanguineum - Red-flowering Currant
Full to partial sun; 6' tall; carmine red flowers in spring; thrives in rocky, well drained soil in sunny locations and less well in heavy soils and shade; certainly one of the most beloved and showy PNW Native shrubs.
Rubus leucodermis - Black-cap Raspberry
Sun to part shade. One of our most prized native berries! Canes grow to about 6-ft tall over time; striking blue-white bark stands out in the part-shade landscape.
Rubus spectabilis - Salmonberry
Part shade to full shade; 6-12'; PNW native with an early nectar source for rufous hummingbirds: magenta flowers, turning to edible salmonberries by midsummer.
Ribes divaricatum - Black Coastal Gooseberry
Sun to partial shade; shrub reaching 3m; armed at nodes; beautiful fuchsia-like flowers that group in 2 or 3; fruit is a sweet-tasting berry up to 1cm wide which is black when ripe.
Rosa gymnocarpa - Baldhip Rose
Part sun to partial shade. The most delicate and least aggressive of our PNW native roses. Small, lightly fragrant pink flowers in spring, followed by red-orange fruits lacking the "crown" (sepals). Tiny, needle-like prickles. Typically grows 4-6 feet tall.
Amelanchier alnifolia - Serviceberry
Partial to full sun; deciduous shrub or small tree that grows to 1–8 m. Growth form spans from suckering to clumped. The fruit is a small purple pome ripening in early summer.
Symphoricarpos albus & S. mollis- Snowberry
Sun to shade; 3-6'; PNW native great for many sites, revegetation, slope stability. Tiny pink flowers provide months of nectar to pollinators, showy white berries enhance the winter landscape!
Oemleria cerasiformis - Osoberry
Partial shade to shade; up to 15' tall; This deciduous shrub does fine in poor soil conditions. First to bud its bright green leaves in the spring, this shrub develops dangling white clusters of flowers. As one of the first species to flower in the spring, it is an important plant for pollinators, and its late summer fruits are favored by many birds!
Polystichum munitum - Sword Fern
Part shade-shade; 3'-5' tall; likes humus rich soil, but tolerant of variety. Hardy king of NW native ferns!
Athyrium filix-femina - Lady Fern
Feathery species of fern which grows well in shady, damp woodland environments, though it does tolerate dry situations better than most ferns; deciduous.
Trillium ovatum- Western Trillium
Shade-loving perennial herb; spreads by underground rhizomes. Each plant has 1 or 2 flowering stalks, each up to 50 cm tall. Flowers are white or pink, the color sometimes becoming darker as they get older.
Trillium parviflorum - Small-flowered Trillium
Moist soil and shade dependent; perennial herb; spreads by underground rhizomes. Differs from more common T. ovatum by size and timing of flowers and modeled pattern on leaves.
Lomatium utriculatum - Spring Gold
Sun loving (cannot live in shade) perennial in the carrot family; Native to prairies and other open often rocky places west of the Cascades.
Giant Camas - Camassia leichtlinii
Full sun to part shade. Blooms of blue/purple star shaped flowers grace 2.5-4 stems from April to may. tolerant of dry clay soils.
Achillea Moonshine - Moonshine Yarrow
Full sun; silver-grey foliage with with lemon-yellow flower clusters that cover the plant all summer long; highly adaptable to water and soil needs. Great perennial border plant.