Scientific Name: Iris douglasiana
Native Habitat: Coastal regions of southern Oregon and northern California
The Douglas Iris is a common flowering perennial herb that comes in multiple colors between purple and white. It is often used as ground cover in landscaping, and is also deer-resistant due to its bitter taste.
Scientific Name: Mimulus aurantiacus
Native Habitat: Western North America from Alaska to California and Colorado. Can be found at streambanks 4,000 to 10,000 ft above sea level.
This flower is an important flower for pollinators in the Sierra Nevadas. It prefers rich soil and is a common flower to use in pollinator gardens.
Scientific Name: Sisyrinchium bellum
Native Habitat: Found throughout California in grassy areas and woodlands.
Blue Eyed Grass is a flowering herb that is easy to grow. It produces small blue and purple flowers that die during the summer. The plant then reseeds itself after its dormancy.
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