Brodiaea hyacinthina - Fool's Onion is a perennial herb that reaches 70 centimeters (28 inches) in height.  It is found in open grassy areas
throughout the Willamette Valley at low to mountain elevations.  This herb prefers sunny, well-drained areas.

To identify this plant, look for the grass-like leaves with white bell-shaped flowers in upright clusters at the ends of the stems.

These plants are best placed in meadow sites ranging from the Valley floor to the mountain top.
Camassia leichtlinii - Great Camas is a perennial herb that reaches 70 centimeters (28 inches) in height.  It prefers moist to wet sites that are
partly to fully shaded.  This herb ranges throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations in meadows and grassy slopes.

To distinguish this flowering plant from the closely related Common Camas, look for the pale to deep blue flowers which lay close to the stalk.

Great Camas makes a beautiful and colorful addition to any grassy site throughout the Willamette Valley.
Brodiaea congesta (Dichelostemma congestum)- Ookow is a perennial herb that reaches 4 centimeters (2 inches) in height.  It prefers dry
climates throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations.

This plant is distinguished by its bluish flowers which are clustered in a dense group at the end of the stalks.  It commonly has 2-3 leaves.

These plants are great for open grassy sites and will require little maintenance once planted.
Aruncus dioicus - Goat's Beard is a very hardy and graceful perennial that can reach 2 meters (7 feet) tall.  This herb prefers edge habitats
such as roadsides, streams, and forests.  It is found throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations in sites that are moist and
shady.

To identify this plant, look for leaves which are compounded three times.  Each leaflet is pointed with sharply toothed edges.  Male and female
flowers are on separate plants.  The flowers themselves are minute, white and densely packed on an elongated terminal spike.

This herb is excellent for use in sites that are relatively bare as it will spread and quickly fill the area.
Camassia quamash - Common Camas is a perennial herb that reaches 70 centimeters (28 inches) in height.  It prefers moist sites that are
mostly shaded.  This herb ranges throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations in meadows and grassy slopes.

To distinguish this flowering plant from the closely related Great Camas, look for the pale to deep blue flowers growing out of the stalk and then
curving back in towards it.

Common Camas makes a beautiful and colorful addition to any grassy site throughout the Willamette Valley.
Anaphalis margaritacea - Pearly Everlasting is a rhizomatous perennial that reaches 1 meter (3 feet) in height.  It is found in a wide variety of
areas including open forests, rocky slopes and meadows.  This herb prefers dry soils with full sun at low to subalpine elevations throughout the
Willamette Valley.

The leaves of this plant are green above and woolly underneath.  White bracts form small heads on the terminal ends of the stems with many
minute yellow flowers forming a disk in the center.

Pearly Everlasting may be used in sites that are open, exposed to lots of sun, and are usually dry throughout the season.
Alisma plantago-aquatica - Water Plantain is a semiaquatic perennial that can reach 10 centimeters (4 inches) in height.  It is found throughout
the Willamette Valley at low elevations in wet ditches, marshes and wetlands.  

This is a fleshy plant with basal, egg-shaped leaves.  Its flowers are white to deep pink which produce a whorled achene in the fall.

This herb is excellent for wetland restorations that are wet throughout the season and are exposed to lots of sun.
Achillea millefolium - Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial that can reach 1 meter (3 feet) in height.  It prefers dry to moist soils in full sun at low
to high elevations.  This herb can be found throughout the Willamette Valley in meadows, rocky slopes, open forests and roadsides.

Yarrow has leaves which are fern-like with a flat or round-topped cluster of white to pink, ray flowers at the terminal ends of stems.  The flowers
are aromatic and the plant contains many medicinal qualities.

This herb is an important herbaceous component to sites that are open and dry.  
Actaea rubra - Baneberry is a rhizomatous perennial that can reach 1 meter (3 feet) in height.  It prefers moist soils and shade at low to
subalpine elevations.  This herb can be found throughout the Willamette Valley in forests and along stream banks.

Baneberry has large leaves which are crinkly and divided 2-3 times in groups of three.  Each segment is coarsely lobed and toothed.  The
small flowers are delicate and white, which produce red or white berries in summer.

This herb is an important understory species for our forests and wetlands.
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Aquilegia formosa- Western columbine is a beautiful native perennial that reaches 1 meter (3 feet) in height.  This herb can tolerate a wide
variety of moist soils in open to partly shaded areas.  It is found throughout the Willamette Valley from the Valley floor to the timberline.

This plant is easily distinguishable by its bright yellow, honey-comb shaped center and bright red outer petals with long nectar spurs that
columbines are known for.  They are found on the terminal ends of arching stems.

This plant is useful in forests, meadows, and thickets as it attracts many pollinators to an area, including butterflies and hummingbirds.
Scholls Valley Native Nursery, LLC
PO Box 231088
Tigard, OR 97281

Phone: 503.624.1766
Fax: 503.624.2766