Sidalcea campestris - Field Checker Mallow is a stout perennial that reaches 2 meters (7 feet) in height.  It is found in meadows, fields
and grassy slopes throughout the Willamette Valley at low elevations.  This species grows in moist soils with full to partial sun.

To identify these plants, look for tall hairy stalks with multiple white to pale pink flowers.  

This species is excellent to use in wetlands where it will attract many pollinators into the area.
Sisyrinchium angustifolium - Blue-Eyed Grass is a showy tufted perennial that reaches 40 centimeters (16 inches) in height.  It prefers
moist to wet sunny sites, such as grassy meadows and marshes, throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations.

To identify this iris, look for grass-like leaves and very small showy flowers.  These flowers are blue to purple with a yellow eye.

This plant is perfect for open, grassy sites as it will attract pollinators to areas and add a splash of color.
Scrophularia californica - California Figwort is a perennial herb that reaches 1 meter (3 feet) in height.  This figwort prefers moist soils with
partial sunlight along stream banks, thickets, forests, and creeks at low elevations throughout the Willamette Valley.

The leaves of this plant have opposite placement with saw toothed margins and are triangular-egg shaped.  The flowers are very small with
many being located on the terminal end.  Their coloring is brownish to maroon.

The California Figwort is an excellent herb to use in forested areas of the Pacific Northwest.
Scirpus validus - Clubrush is a 3 meter (10 feet) tall stout perennial.  This sedge prefers moist, sunny sites in marshes, wetlands, and
creeks at low elevations throughout the Willamette Valley.

To distinguish this species, look for soft stems and spikelets that are easily crushed between the fingers.  The plant has few leaves
that are near the base of the stem.  The inflorescence consists of many brown spikelets.

This species is best used in wetlands to help with erosion control.
Smilacina racemosa - False Solomon Seal is a stout rhizomatous perennial that reaches 1 meter (3 feet) in height.  This species
prefers moist, shaded areas along forests, stream banks, and meadows at low to subalpine elevations throughout the Willamette
Valley.

The leaves are broad and elliptical with strong parallel veination.  The small flowers are a creamy white and located in large groups at
the end of branches in a raceme.

False Solomon Seal is an excellent species to use in reforestation projects as it will grow rapidly under the forest canopy, is quite hardy,
and provides a food source and habitat for local wildlife.
Scirpus microcarpus - Small Fruit Bulrush is a clustered sedge that reaches 1.5 meters (5 feet) in height.  This species prefers sunny to
partly shaded areas with wet soils in swamps, wetlands, creeks, stream banks, and clearings.  It is found throughout the Willamette Valley
at low to middle elevations.

The stems of the American Bulrush are single or in small groups with the stems having purplish sheaths with white, knot-like crosswalls.  

This species is best used in wetlands to help with erosion control.
Scirpus atrocinctus - Blackgirdle Bulrush is a densely tufted perennial that reaches 60 centimeters (24 inches) in height.  It prefers
open, moist, sunny sites in meadows, wetlands, stream banks, and creeks at low to middle elevations throughout the Willamette
Valley.

This sedge is upright with 4-7 leaves per stem.  The inflorescence occurs on the terminal end of the branches with many spikelets
forming off of the end.

This species is best used in wetlands to help with erosion control.
Satureja douglassii - Yerba Buena is an aromatic perennial vine that reaches 1 meter (3 feet) in length.  It prefers open, well-drained,
sunny sites on forest floors.  This vine is most associated with Garry Oaks and found in rocky thickets and forest floors throughout the
Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations.

To identify this mint, look for bright green, egg-shaped leaves that have opposite placement. The flowers are very small and are white or
purple tinged.  Like most mints, Yerba Buena is highly fragrant when the leaves are crushed.  The smell is a cross of mint and
eucalyptus.

This makes an excellent ground cover, especially under Garry Oak trees.
Scirpus americanus - American Bulrush is a perennial that reaches 1 meter (3 feet) in height.  It is found throughout the Willamette Valley at
low elevations.  This sedge grows best in open, wet, sunny sites such as sloughs, stream banks, wetlands, and clearings.

The leaves of this sedge are channeled or folded and very narrow.  The inflorescence are 1-7 spikelets gathered in a tight, stalkless cluster.

This species is best used in wetlands to help with erosion control.
Smilacina stellata - Star-Flowered False Solomon Seal is a slender rhizomatous perennial that reaches 60 centimeter (24 inches) in
height.  This species prefers moist, shaded areas along forests and meadows at the valley bottom to the timberline throughout the
Willamette Valley.

The leaves are long and lance-shaped with prominent veins.  The flowers are small and star-like with a creamy white color.  They are
located in small groups of 5-10 in a short, unbranched terminal cluster.

Star-Flowered False Solomon Seal is an excellent species to use in reforestation projects as it will grow rapidly under the forest canopy, is
quite hardy, and provides a food source and habitat for local wildlife.
Smilacina Racemosa - False Solomon Seal
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Scirpus Americanus - American Bulrush
Scirpus Microcarpus - Small Fruit Bulrush
Smilacina Stellata - Star-Flowered False Soloman Seal
Scirpus Validus - Clubrush
Scirpus Atrocinctus - Blackgirdle Bulrush
Plant Description
Herbaceous
Trees and Shrubs
Herbaceous
Satureja Douglassii - Yerba Buena
Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal is a fibrous-rooted perennial that reaches 50 centimeters (20 inches) in height.  It prefers areas which are open,
moist and sunny in meadows, fields, and forest edges.  Selfheal can be found at low to middle elevations throughout the Willamette Valley.

To identify this mint, look for purple to pink flowers, which are short stemmed, and a fringed lobe of the middle petal.  The leaves are
opposite in placement with margins that are smooth or obscurely toothed.

This is a great plant to use in moist open areas and will attract many pollinators to the area.
Potentilla gracilis - Cinquefoil is a hairy perennial herb that reaches 40 centimeters (16 inches) in height.  It is found in moist, sunny
openings along meadows and clearings throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations.

The leaves are palmately compound with a woolly covering.  The flowers are a bright yellow that have oval petals.

This species will attract many pollinators to an area as well as provide a food source for wildlife.
Potentilla Gracilis - Cinquefoil
Sidalcea campestris - Field Checker Mallow
Sisyrinchium Angustifolium - Blue-Eyed Grass
Scrophularia Californica - California Figwort
Prunella Vulgaris - Selfheal

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