Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Plant List

The following is a list of the native plants that were planted along Little Swamp Creek where it passes through our yard.  This was the first half of a project on our property that the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation is coordinating to re-establishing a riparian zone along this stretch of the creek.  It is just a small part of their work toward the ultimate goal of increasing the quality of Swamp Creek.

  • Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • Shore Pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta
  • Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Vine Maple (Acer circinatum)
  • Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
  • Pacific Willow (Salix lasiandra)
  • Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
  • Indian Plum (Oemlaria cerasiformis)
  • Red-flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
  • Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
  • Nootka rose (Rosa nutkana)
  • Sword fern (Polystichum munitum)
  • Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

I think that covers it, but if someone reading this happens to know that I left something out or made an error, please let me know.  It looks like the plan for the second half of the project (to be completed later in the summer/fall) calls for a slightly different mix of plants for the other side of the stream.  Thank you to Sarah at Adopt-A-Stream and Tom Murphy at The LEAF School, whose lists of plants for this project I pilfered from.  And thanks to King County's online Native Plant Guide, which is an awesome resource -

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