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Collection: Natives for Newbies

Welcome to the wildly rewarding world of habitat gardening! Along this journey we're all constantly learning fascinating new ways to build beautiful backyard habitat - and ever-editing our gardens to insure the right plants are in the right places.

As you get started, here's a few tried and true species that are relatively easy to grow. Consider using these plants as the foundation of your soon-to-be-thriving habitat garden.  

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  • Pearly Everlasting
    Long-blooming, white flowers of pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Blue Blossom Ceanothus
    Close-up of the showy blue flower of blue blossom ceanothus (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Pacific Waterleaf
    Population of Pacific Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum tenuipes). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Narrow-leaved Mule's Ear
    Cheerful blooms of Narrowleafed Mule’s Ear (Wyethia angustifolia). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Prairie Junegrass
    Close-up of a population of prairie junegrass (Koeleria macrantha). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Pacific Wax Myrtle
    Small branch of Pacific Wax Myrtle (Myrica californica) covered in glossy evergreen leaves. One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Clustered Wild Rose
    Close-up of the showy pink flower of Clustered Wild Rose or Swamp Rose (Rosa pisocarpa). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Common Rush
    Growth habit of pacific rush (Juncus effusus), also known as common rush, pasture rush, or soft rush. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Quaking Aspen
    Close up of the leaves of Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Dagger-leaf Rush
    Dagger-leaf Rush (Juncus ensifolius) in bloom.  One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Harvest Brodiaea
    Close up of the showy purple bloom of harvest brodiaea (Brodiaea elegans). One of the 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available through Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon
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  • Oregon Saxifrage
    Fresh spring leaves and flower buds on a small 4
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  • Douglas Hawthorn
    Close-up flowers and leaves of Douglas Hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Bitter Cherry
    Close-up of the white flower and leaf of Prunus emarginata, Bitter Cherry tree. Another stunning Northwest Native Plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Douglas Fir
    Close-up of Douglas Fir needles and cones (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Orange Honeysuckle
    Flowers and leaves of orange honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa). One of the 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Common Chokecherry
    Close-up of deep red common chokecherry berries (Prunus virginiana). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native small tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Incense Cedar
    Looking up from below at the canopy of an Incense Cedar tree (Calodedrus decurrens). One of the many species of Pacific Northwest native trees available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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