NATIVE PLANT LIST -
Western Oregon and Western Washington
is a "starter" list of native plants
for western Oregon and western Washington. It
is intended for residential or commercial landscapers
who want to create attractive and varied native
Big Leaf Maple
Oregon White Oak
Attractive fall colors. Shade, ornmntl, undrstry.
Yellow fall color. Excellent shade.
Good along streams for erosion control, shade.
Reddish bark, shiny leaves, white flowers.
Peeling white bark. Yellow fall color.
Low-growing. Berries for birds. Erosion control.
White flowers, pink-red berries.
Gray/brown bark, olive green leaves.
Small green to red fruit, yellow/red fall color.
Blooms Jan, Feb. White flowers, purple plums.
Food source for deer & other mammals.
Nesting for large birds. Fast-growing.
White flowers, conspicuous red seeds.
Only native OR oak. Wide spreading branches.
Silver grey bark. Berries attract birds.
Yellow bark, good along streams and ponds.
Tall Oregon Grape
Creeping Oregon Grape
Red Flowering Currant
drooping red to yellow flowers.
Magenta to lavender flowers on singular stalk.
Lance-shaped leaves, white nodding flower.
Bright orange flowers with red or purple spots.
Nitrogen fixer. Blue to violet pea-like flowers.
Yellow to pink flowers. Good for rock gardens.
Yellow flowers on short stalks. Spreads easily.
1. While the plants listed above are native to and
appropriate for their indicated regions, please
recognize that, in some instances, human development
alters the characteristics of a site such that it
may be advisable to use plants from a neighboring
region. For example, plantings in urban and suburban
areas may receive reflected heat from streets, sidewalks
and/or walls or be in media that receives less moisture
than normal (e.g., next to a paved area –
the pavement blocks rain from entering soil). Accordingly,
using plants from a neighboring region that support
higher temperatures and/or drier conditions may
be more appropriate.
2. While a plant is native to a region, that does
not mean that it will grow everywhere in that region.
The characteristics of any site will typically vary
from place to place and some plants may do better
than others at various places within a site. In
other words, a little experimentation might be required.