Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Using Pacific northwest native perennials in the landscape is a relatively new idea. We've seen native ferns, shrubs and trees used for as long as we can remember, but the thought of including native perennials is just coming into it's own. And we think that's a wonderful thing. The English perennial border has long been the epitome of landscape couture. Imagine then, a perennial border populated solely with natives from the Pacific northwest!

Tall Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margiaritaces) with their yellow blossoms, some groups of Red Columbine (Aguilegia), the purple of Douglas Asters (Symphyotrichum subspicatum), late spring spikes of Leichtlin's Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) in the back--they can get 4 feet tall!--and the Common Camas (Camassia quamash) popping up in the middle border. An adorable edging of Bunchberry (Cornus unalaschkensis) to keep things tidy would be just the ticket.

The variety of native perennials is broad enough to satisfy even the most demanding palette, and most appropriate for creating exquisite bouquets.


Achillea millefolium Milfoil, Yarrow
Achlys triphylla Vanilla Leaf
Allium acuminatum Hooker's Onion, Taper Tip Onion
Allium cernuum Nodding Onion
Anaphalis margaritacea Pearly Everlasting
Aquilegia formosa Red Columbine
Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus Goatsbeard
Asarum caudatum Wild Ginger
Calochortus uniflorus Cat's Ear, Short Stemmed Mariposa Lily
Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii Leichtlin's Camas, Great Camas
Camassia quamash Common Camas, Indian Hyacinth
Chamerion angustifolium var. canescens Fireweed
Clematis ligusticifolia Western Clematis
Cornus unalaschkensis Bunchberry
Cynoglossum grande Grand Hounds Tongue
Dicentra formosa ssp. formosa Bleeding Heart
Dichelostemma congestum Field Cluster Lily, Harvest Lily
Dodecatheon hendersonii Shooting Star, Mosquito Bill
Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum Glacier Lily, Dogtooth Violet
Erythronium oreganum Fawn Lily
Erythronium revolutum Pink Fawn Lily
Fragaria chiloensis Coastal Strawberry
Fragaria vesca Wood's Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry
Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala Wild Strawberry
Fritillaria affinis Chocolate Lily
Fritillaria pudica Yellow Bells
Geum macrophyllum var. macrophyllum Large-Leaf Avens
Goodyera oblongifolia Rattlesnake Plantain
Heracleum lanatum Cow Parsnip
Hydrophyllum tenuipes Pacific Waterleaf, Slender Waterleaf
Iris chrysophylla Yellow-Leaf Iris, Slender Tubed Iris
Iris douglasiana Douglas Iris
Iris missouriensis Western Iris
Iris purdyi Purdy's Iris
Iris setosa Wild Flag
Iris tenax Oregon Iris
Lewisia columbiana var. columbiana Lewisia
Lewisia columbiana var. rupicola Columbian Lewisia
Lewisia cotyledon Siskiyou Lewisia, Cliff Maids
Lewisia leeana Lee's Lewisia, Quill-Leafed Lewisia
Lilium columbianum Tiger Lily
Lilium pardalinum Leopard Lily
Lilium parryi Lemon Lily
Lilium washingtonianum Washington Lily, Cascade lily
Linnaea borealis var. longiflora Twinflower
Lysichiton americanus Skunk Cabbage
Maianthemum dilatatum False Lily-Of-The-Valley
Maianthemum racemosum False Solomon's Seal
Maianthemum stellatum Star-Flowered Solomon's Seal
Mimulus guttatus Monkey Flower
Myosotis alpestris Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Oenthera elata ssp. hirsutissima Hooker's Evening Primrose, Sun Drops
Olsynium douglasii Blue-Eyed Grass
Oxalis oregana Oxalis, Wood Sorrel
Penstemon serrulatus Cascade Penstemon, Coast Penstemon
Prosartes hookeri Hooker's Fairybells
Prosartes smithii Smith's Fairybells
Sagittaria latifolia Wapato, Arrowhead
Sedum oreganum Oregon Stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium ssp. spathulifolium Broadleaf Stonecrop
Sidalcea cusickii Cusick's Sidalcea, Cusick's Checkermallow
Sidalcea virgata Rose Checkermallow, Wild Hollyhock
Sisyrinchium californicum Golden-Eyed Grass
Solidago canadensis var. salebrosa Canada Goldenrod
Symphyotrichum chilense Pacific Aster, Wetland Aster
Symphyotrichum subspicatum Douglas Aster
Synthyris reniformis Spring Queen, Kitten Tails
Tellima grandiflora Fringecup
Tolmiea menziesii Piggyback Plant, Youth-On-Age
Trillium kurabayashii Giant Purple Trillium
Trillium ovatum ssp. ovatum Western Trillium
Trillium parviflorum Sessile Trillium
Triteleia hyacinthina Hyacinth Brodiaea, Fool's Onion
Vancouveria hexandra Inside-Out Flower
Veratrum viride Corn Lily, False Hellebore
Viola adunca Early Blue Violet, Western Long Spurred Violet
Viola glabella Yellow Violet
Viola sempervirens Evergreen Violet, Trailing Yellow Violet
Xerophyllum tenax Bear Grass, Indian Basket Grass


Alpine Forget-Me-Not Myosotis alpestris
Arrowhead Sagittaria latifolia
Bear Grass Xerophyllum tenax
Bleeding Heart Dicentra formosa ssp. formosa
Blue-Eyed Grass Olsynium douglasii
Broadleaf Stonecrop Sedum spathulifolium ssp. spathulifolium
Bunchberry Cornus unalaschkensis
Canada Goldenrod Solidago canadensis var. salebrosa
Cascade lily Lilium washingtonianum
Cascade Penstemon Penstemon serrulatus
Cat's Ear Calochortus uniflorus
Chocolate Lily Fritillaria affinis
Cliff Maids  Lewisia cotyledon
Coast Penstemon Penstemon serrulatus
Coastal Strawberry Fragaria chiloensis
Columbian Lewisia Lewisia columbiana var. rupicola
Common Camas Camassia quamash
Corn Lily Veratrum viride
Cow Parsnip Heracleum lanatum
Cusick's Checkermallow Sidalcea cusickii
Cusick's Sidalcea Sidalcea cusickii
Dogtooth Violet Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum
Douglas Aster Symphyotrichum subspicatum
Douglas Iris Iris douglasiana
Early Blue Violet Viola adunca
Evergreen Violet Viola sempervirens
False Hellebore Veratrum viride
False Lily-Of-The-Valley Maianthemum dilatatum
False Solomon's Seal Maianthemum racemosum
Fawn Lily Erythronium oreganum
Field Cluster Lily Dichelostemma congestum
Fireweed Chamerion angustifolium var. canescens
Fool's Onion Triteleia hyacinthina
Fringecup Tellima grandiflora
Giant Purple Trillium Trillium kurabayashii
Glacier Lily Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum
Goatsbeard Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus
Golden-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium californicum
Grand Hounds Tongue Cynoglossum grande
Great Camas Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 
Harvest Lily Dichelostemma congestum
Hooker's Evening Primrose Oenthera elata ssp. hirsutissima
Hooker's Fairybells Prosartes hookeri
Hooker's Onion Allium acuminatum
Hyacinth Brodiaea Triteleia hyacinthina
Indian Basket Grass Xerophyllum tenax
Indian Hyacinth Camassia quamash
Inside-Out Flower Vancouveria hexandra
Kitten Tails Synthyris reniformis
Large-Leaf Avens Geum macrophyllum var. macrophyllum
Lee's Lewisia Lewisia leeana
Leichtlin's Camas Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii
Lemon Lily Lilium parryi
Leopard Lily Lilium pardalinum
Lewisia Lewisia columbiana var. columbiana
Milfoil Achillea millefolium
Monkey Flower Mimulus guttatus
Mosquito Bill Dodecatheon hendersonii
Nodding Onion Allium cernuum
Oregon Iris Iris tenax
Oregon Stonecrop Sedum oreganum
Pacific Aster Symphyotrichum chilense
Pacific Waterleaf Hydrophyllum tenuipes
Pearly Everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea
Piggyback Plant Tolmiea menziesii
Pink Fawn Lily Erythronium revolutum
Purdy's Iris Iris purdyi
Quill-Leafed Lewisia Lewisia leeana
Rattlesnake Plantain Goodyera oblongifolia
Red Columbine Aquilegia formosa
Rose Checkermallow Sidalcea virgata
Sessile Trillium Trillium parviflorum
Shooting Star Dodecatheon hendersonii
Short Stemmed Mariposa Lily Calochortus uniflorus
Siskiyou Lewisia Lewisia cotyledon
Skunk Cabbage Lysichiton americanus
Slender Tubed Iris Iris chrysophylla
Slender Waterleaf Hydrophyllum tenuipes
Smith's Fairybells Prosartes smithii
Spring Queen Synthyris reniformis
Star-Flowered Solomon's Seal Maianthemum stellatum
Sun Drops Oenthera elata ssp. hirsutissima
Taper Tip Onion Allium acuminatum
Tiger Lily Lilium columbianum
Trailing Yellow Violet Viola sempervirens
Twinflower Linnaea borealis var. longiflora
Vanilla Leaf Achlys triphylla 
Wapato Sagittaria latifolia
Washington Lily Lilium washingtonianum
Western Clematis Clematis ligusticifolia
Western Iris Iris missouriensis
Western Long Spurred Violet Viola adunca
Western Trillium Trillium ovatum ssp. ovatum
Wetland Aster Symphyotrichum chilense
Wild Flag Iris setosa
Wild Ginger Asarum caudatum
Wild Hollyhock Sidalcea virgata
Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala
Wood Sorrel Oxalis oregana
Woodland Strawberry Fragaria vesca
Wood's Strawberry Fragaria vesca
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Yellow Bells Fritillaria pudica
Yellow Violet Viola glabella
Yellow-Leaf Iris Iris chrysophylla
Youth-On-Age Tolmiea menziesii
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