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Collection: Rain Garden

Rain Gardens are a way to naturally manage water runoff on your property from rooftops, driveways and streets. In many areas like Portland, aging stormwater systems (to which many older homes' downspouts are still connected) have not been able to keep up with the population growth over the last century.  The more homeowners we can help in our neighborhoods safely disconnect their downspouts and manage their stormwater on-site with Rain Gardens, the less likely that sewage will overflow into the Willamette during heavy downpours.  For residents living outside Portland, rain gardens are still an excellent opportunity to plant a beautiful collection of native plants with lush foliage and pollinator blossoms that are naturally acclimated to having their roots soaked in winter and dry in summer.  The plants listed here are from a fantastic free community resource to help you safely plan and create your Rain Garden: The Oregon Rain Garden Guide.

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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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  • Purple Monkeyflower
    Close up of two bearded, showy flowers of purple monkeyflower, aka Lewis' monkeyflower or pink monkeyflower (Erythranthe lewisii, formerly Mimulus lewisii). One of the 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Alder
    Alnus rubra, Red Alder, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Tree, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
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  • Red Elderberry
    Close-up of a creamy white flower cluster on a native red elderberry shrub (Sambucus racemosa). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Flowering Currant
    Close up of a stem loaded with flowers of the red flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Twig Dogwood
    Close-up of white flower clusters of red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Riverbank Lupine
    Iconic palmately compound leaves of native riverbank of streambank lupine (Lupinus rivularis). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Rosy Spiraea
    Close up photo of the attractive rosy pink flower of rosy spiraea, also known as subalpine spiraea, mountain spiraea, or rose meadowsweet (Spiraea splendens, formerly/aka Spiraea densiflora). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Sawbeak Sedge
    Close-up of the golden inflorescence of Sawbeak Sedge (Carex Stipata). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Shrubby Cinquefoil
    Close-up of the yellow flower of shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa, formerly/aka Potentilla fruticosa). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Slender Cinquefoil
    Close-up of the cheerful yellow blooms of Slender Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Slender Rush
    Inflorescence of slender rush or path rush (Juncus tenuis). One of approximately 200 species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Slim-leafed Onion
    Population of showy white and pink flowers of slim-leaf or narrow-leaf onion (Allium amplectens). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Slough Sedge
    A mature slough sedge plant (Carex obnupta) creates a gorgeous evergreen backdrop in an urban raingarden. One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Small-flowered Alumroot
    Close up of flower stalk of Small-flowered Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Snowberry
    Close up of the bright white berries on snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Spreading Blue Rush
    Spreading Blue Rush (Juncus patens). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Spreading Wood Fern
    Growth habit of Spreading Wood Fern (Dryopteris expansa). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Streambank Arnica
    Lance-shaped leaves and bright yellow disk flowers of streambank arnica (Arnica amplexicaulis). One of the 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available through Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland Oregon.
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  • Streambank Violet
    Yellow flower of Streambank Violet (Viola glabella). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Sword Fern
    Growth habit of young Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum). One of 100+ Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon
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  • Tall Oregon Grape
    Bright yellow flowers of tall Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia aquifolium). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Taper-tip Rush
    A large, wild population of taper-tip rush (Juncus acuminatus) beside a pond. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Tufted Hairgrass
    Feathery inflorescence of tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa). One of the 150+ Pacific Northwest native plants offered by Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Vine Maple
    Young leaves and flowers of Vine Maple (Acer circinatum). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Wapato
    Wet, green Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia) leaves burst from a rainwater catchment feature. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Water Birch
    Close-up of the leaves and catkins on water birch (Betula occidentalis). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Western Crabapple
    Western Crabapple
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  • Western Red Cedar
    Close-up of the needles of Oregon's native Western Red Cedar tree (Thuja plicata). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Western Yarrow
    Close-up of Western Yarrow (Achillea millefolium). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Wild Black Gooseberry
    Close-up of Straggly Gooseberry flowers (Ribes divaricatum). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Wild Ginger
    Heart shaped leaves of wild ginger (Asarum caudatum). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Yellow Monkeyflower
    Close-up of the flowers of yellow monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata, formerly/aka Mimulus guttatus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Yerba Buena
    Close up of the dainty white flower, against a background of evergreen leaves, of yerba buena or Oregon tea (Clinopodium douglasii (formerly/aka Satureja douglasii). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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