Monkey Flowers (Mimulus guttatus and Mimulus cardinalis)
grow quite prolifically here in certain areas. Both flourish
along creeks skirting the edges in our higher elevations, but
not usually together.
Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) still thrives in limited
areas. Between it being sold as an aquatic and having been used
way-back-when as a food source by some native Indian tribes,
its not as prevalent here anymore.
Slough Sedge (Carex obnupta) grows along the whole
Oregon coast. Sometimes it reaches five to six feet (1.5
1.8 m) high. Its brown seed clusters sow and sprout quite readily
on their own. Birds use them as a nesting and feeding resource.
Our rushes are prolific here to say the least. Two in particular
work well in our ponds and bogs. Blue Spreading Rush (Juncus
patens) is two to three feet (0.6 0.9 meters) tall,
steel blue and very hardy. Soft Rush (Juncus effusus)
grows three (0.9 meter) to four feet (1.2 meters) tall. Soft
Rush features olive-green foliage with nice coffee-brown flowers
that persist well into winter. Not all of these grow only in
Oregon. I know them as local and reliable; they cant be