Juncus patens - Bluish Rush is a clumping perennial that reaches 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It prefers riparian areas such as rivers and
creeks throughout the Willamette Valley. This rush is commonly found in moist to wet soils with plenty of sun at low to middle elevations.
To identify this plant, look for yellow flowers and upright, long leaves which are bluish grey in color.
As true with all rushes, Bluish Rush will help stabilize and control erosion in wetland sites.
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Juncus ensifolius - Dagger-Leaved Rush is a solitary perennial that reaches 60 centimeters (24 inches) in height. It grows in wet, sandy soils
throughout the Willamette Valley. This herb can be found in bogs, wet meadows, and stream banks at low to subalpine elevations
throughout our region.
This rush has flattened, iris-like leaves which grow from thick rhizomes. The inflorescence is a terminal head of many clustered flowers.
Dagger-Leaved Rush is an important species for wetlands in our area as it will stabilize the banks of the site.
Juncus acuminatus - Tapered Rush is a tufted perennial that reaches 80 centimeters (31 inches) in height. It is found in very wet, sunny
sites such as meadows, marshes and bogs. This herb is commonly found throughout the Willamette Valley from low to middle elevations.
To identify this rush, look for hollow stems, prominently jointed by crosswall leaves that are erect. The inflorescence are 5 to many bunched,
compacted flower heads.
This species is an essential part of wetland ecology and health. It provides shelter, habitat, food source, and erosion control for the area in
which it is planted.
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Geranium oreganum- Western Geranium is a large perennial herb that reaches 30 centimeters (12 inches) in height. This
showy plant grows well in moist meadows and forests with some exposure to sunlight. It is found throughout the Willamette
Valley at low to middle elevations.To identify this plant from other native Geraniums, look for large, showy flowers that are
reddish purple in color. The sepals are lightly hairy, as opposed to the very hairy in other Geraniums.This plant is an
excellent species to use in wet prairies throughout the Willamette Valley as it provides excellent ground cover, as well as
adding a beautiful splash of color to the landscape.
Glyceria elata - Tall Mannagrass is a loosely tufted, succulent perennial that reaches 1.5 meters (5 feet) in height. It prefers
meadows, stream sides, and woods in moist, shady areas throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations.This
grass is distinguishable by its flat wide leaves that have short hairs. The inflorescence is panicle in shape with loose, open,
spreading branches.Tall Mannagrass is an important species to include in any shaded wetland sites.
Hydrophyllum tenuipes - Pacific Waterleaf is a perennial herb that can reach 80 centimeters (31 inches) in height. It is found throughout the
Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations along the floor of moist, open forests.This plant has greenish white to lavender flowers, which are
bell-shaped with the pistols sticking out. The leaves are large and hairy with the edges deeply divided into an odd number.Pacific Waterleaf is a
key species for the understory to forested projects throughout the Willamette Valley. It provides a valuable food source for grazing wildlife.
Iris tenax - Oregon Iris is a showy herb that can reach 70 centimeters (28 inches) in height. It is found in open, full sun places with acidic soils
such as meadows, grassy fields, and pastures. This herb grows throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations.To distinguish
this iris from others, look for blue to lavender flowers with petals and sepals measuring 6 centimeters (2 inches) in length. The leaves
resemble grass blades, but the fibers of the iris leaves makes them incredibly strong and durable.The Oregon Iris is an excellent species to
use in grassy, open sites as it will add a splash of color and diversity.