ABOUT NATIVE PLANTS

 

 

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Native Wild Flower Locations [ PDF | 45KB ]
with thanks to member Agnes Lynn for these suggestions

NPSG Grass Identification [ PDF | 180KB ]
by Moralea Milne

NPSG Harvesting Dates [ PDF | 368KB ]
by Moralea Milne

NPSG Seed Cleaning [ PDF | 276KB ]
by Heather Koni-Pass

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TEN EASY NATIVE GARDEN PLANTS
Easy to grow, Easy to maintain, Easy on the environment
by Moralea Milne

Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)
Evergreen, part-shade to shady or full sun with adequate moisture. Quite drought tolerant once established, delicious blue or black fruit, somewhat slow growing.

Oregon Grape-tall (Mahonia aquafolium & M. nervosa)
Evergreen, aquafolium requires full sun, nervosa part-shade, both are drought tolerant when established, yellow flowers, foliage resembles holly leaves, edible blue fruit for jellies or wine.

Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Evergreen, sprawling, shrubby groundcover, part-shade to shade, some moisture needed, edible, delicious dark purple berries, somewhat slow growing. Good for steep slopes.

Flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum)
Deciduous, part shade or full sun with adequate moisture, beautiful early red, pink or white (hummingbirds prefer red) flowers, somewhat drought tolerant, fast growing.

Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Evergreen groundcover, full sun to part shade, drought tolerant when established, fast growing, beautiful red berries. Great trailing over stone walls.

Wild strawberry (Potentilla (Fragaria) species)
Deciduous, fast growing groundcover, white flowers and some plants fruit well. Parent of commercial strawberries. Host plants for two-banded checkered skipper butterfly. P. chiloensis, full sun, P. vesca and virginiana prefer part-shade.

Columbine (Aquileja formosa)
Deciduous, herbaceous perennial, part-shade, orange flowers, blooms May-June, supplies food for hummingbirds.

Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha)
Evergreen, herbaceous perennial, beautiful white sprays of flowers, blooms June-early July. The native species of coralbells. great on slopes.

Pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Deciduous, herbaceous perennial, to 1 m tall, spreading-needs lots of room, silver-gray foliage, white "everlasting" type flowers, blooms mid-July-mid-August. Favourite for pollinators, native bees, butterflies.

Aster (Aster subspicatus, A. foliaceus, A. chilensis)
Deciduous, herbaceous perennials, spreading-need lots of room, purple flowers, blooms August-September, favoured by pollinators, butterflies, native bees.

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