Ecological Restoration Specialists

Flowering perennials for sun

Many of our showiest sun-loving native wildflowers occur in South Sound prairies

BalsamrootIris

Puget balsmaroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea)

•Dry to moist, gravelly soil
•Large, bright yellow blossoms
•Triangular leaves
•Late spring/early summer blooming

Oregon iris (Iris tenax)

•Moist to wet, gravelly soil
•Flower color varies from pale blue to vivid purple
•Forms spreading clumps
•Late spring/early summer blooming

 

Fawn lilyCommon camas

White fawn lily (Erythronium oregonum)

•Moist, well-drained soil
•Nodding white lily with yellow center
•Mottled leaves
•Spring blooming
 

Common camas (Camassia quamash)

•Dry to moist, gravelly soil
•Flower color varies from pale to deep blue
•Spreads
•Early spring blooming
Early blue violetHenderson's shootingstar

Early blue violet (Viola adunca)

•Moist, well-drained soil
•Vivid blue or purple flower
•Small, heart-shaped leaves
•Fast-spreading
•Early spring blooming

Henderson’s shootingstar (Dodecatheon hendersonii)

•Moist to wet soil
•Vivid magenta flowers
•Spreading
•Spring blooming

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