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ENPS Plant Database

Browse our Plant Database (previously called the Plant Index) for botanical and gardening details on popular local native plant species.

Alumroot (Richardson's Alumroot)

Heuchera richardsonii

The rounded foliage transitions to gorgeous shades of red in late summer and fall, providing an eye-catching display in rock gardens or as a border.

Alumroot (Richardson's Alumroot)

Arctic Aster (Siberian Aster)

Eurybia sibirica

This low-growing aster is a circumpolar species and thrives in a wide range of habitats, making it an easy, high-value addition for most gardens.

Arctic Aster (Siberian Aster)

Blue Columbine

Aquilegia brevistyla

A beautiful flower reminiscent of both the dove (columbine) and the eagle (aquilegia) 

Blue Columbine

Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium montanum

Despite its name, blue-eyed grass is an Iris that dazzles with flowers opening early in the day, serving as a nectar source for bees, butterflies, and other small pollinators.

Blue-eyed Grass

Common Tall Sunflower

Helianthus nuttallii

The common tall sunflower, reaching nearly 2 m tall, is adored by birds and insects alike, making it a cheery and ecological addition to gardens.

Common Tall Sunflower

False Dandelion

Agoseris glauca

The yellow flowers turn shades of pink and purple when dried.

False Dandelion

False Dragonhead (Ledingham's False Dragonhead)

Physostegia ledinghamii

These nectar-rich bell-shaped flowers form a good hiding place for small insects and are a popular resting spot.

False Dragonhead (Ledingham's False Dragonhead)

Field Pussytoes (Pussytoes)

Antennaria neglecta

Field Pussytoes, with its unique male and female flower structures, offer an evergreen groundcover in tough spaces and serve as a larval host plant for American Painted Lady butterflies.

Field Pussytoes (Pussytoes)

Flat-topped White Aster

Doellingeria umbellata

A pollinator powerhouse with its multitude of brilliant white blooms

Flat-topped White Aster

Gaillardia (Blanketflower, Brown-eyed Susan, Common Gaillardia, Great Blanketflower)

Gaillardia aristata

Native gaillardia, distinct from commercially sold cultivars, thrives in sun and poor soil, providing a splash of color and a hardy, drought-resistant option for gardens.

Gaillardia (Blanketflower, Brown-eyed Susan, Common Gaillardia, Great Blanketflower)

Giant Hyssop (Blue Giant Hyssop)

Agastache foeniculum

The aromatic giant hyssop, with its mint and licorice-scented leaves and bountiful clusters of purple flowers, is a magnet for a wide range of pollinators.

Giant Hyssop (Blue Giant Hyssop)

Showy Aster (Western Showy Aster)

Eurybia conspicua

Showy Aster adds dramatic height and late-season blooms to the garden, offering crucial support to pollinators as they prepare for winter.

Showy Aster (Western Showy Aster)
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