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"Local Heroes" 1.2 Plants Associated with Menzies


By david


This is not a complete list, and can be added to, or altered.


Abutilon menziesii

Araucaria auricana (Monkey Puzzle, Chilean


Banksia menziesii (Firewood Banksia)
Bonamia menziesii (Hawaii Lady’s Nightcap)


Callitropsis nootkatensis (formerly known as Cupressus nootkatensis, Xanthocyparis nootkatensis, and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) (Nootka Cypress,Yellow Cypress, Alaska Cypress)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson’s Cypress,
Port Orford Cedar)

Chimaphila menziesii (Little Prince’s Pine)
Cibotium menziesii (Hawaiian Tree Fern
Male Tree Fern)
Cornus nuttali (Pacific Dogwood)
Cornus stolonifera (Green Dogwood, Golden Dogwood)


Delphinium menziesii (Cliff Larkspur)


Erysimum menziesii (Menzies’ Wallflower)
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)


Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape)
Marica californica
Menziesia (1) (False Azalea, Fool’s Huckleberry)


Nemophila menziesii (Baby Blue Eyes)


Picea sitkensis (Sitka Spruce)
Pinus contorta (Beach Pine)
Pinus monticola (Western White Pine)
Pinus strobus (Weymouth Pine)
Populus tremuloides (American Aspen)
Populus trichocarpa (Black Cottonwood)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir)

Douglas Fir cones


Quercus garryana (Oregon (White) Oak)
Quercus lobata (Valley Oak)


Rhododendron occidentalis (Western Azalea)
Ribes menziesii (Canyon Gooseberry)
Ribes sanguineum (Flowering Currant)
Ribes speciosum (Californian Fuchsia, Fuchsia-flowered


Sequoia sempervirens (Coastal Redwood, Giant Redwood, Californian Redwood)
Silene menziesii (Menzies’ Campion/Catchfly)
Sophora tetraptera (Kowhai)
Spiraea douglasii var. menziesii (Menzies’ Spiraea)


Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar)
Tolmiea menziesii (Piggy Back Plant)
Tropaeolum speciosum (Flame Flower, Chilean Flame Flower, Scottish Flame Flower)
Tsuga heterophylla (Western Hemlock)


Umbellularia californica (Californian Bay Tree)


Verticordia (Australian Feather Flower)

(1) Menziesia:- a genus of flowering plants in the Ericaceae family’ Also, title of the newsletter of the Native Plant Society of British Columbia (NPSBC).

An article on the plant can be read at:-

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what a fantastic record! i would give an awful lot to have discovered even one of them!
and the world would be a much duller place without these being brought to our attention ~ thanks david

3 Jan, 2011


You have gone to a lot of work to produce these interesting blogs......well done.

3 Jan, 2011


Golly you have been busy David , it makes me realise that I know nothing !

3 Jan, 2011


You're Welcome, Sticki! I think that there is always something new to discover about everything, no matter how familiar it is. :-))

Well, Dd, that got rid of 4 pages from my old ringbinder - just another 200 or so to go! :-))

I don't believe you for a moment, Amy!!!! :-))

3 Jan, 2011


A great blog again David, what a lot we owe to Menzies I have loads in my garden I will look at differently knowing it is here thanks to him all those years ago!
Thank you for the time you're taking to do these interesting blogs :o)

4 Jan, 2011


Fantastic stuff David , keep 'em coming.

4 Jan, 2011


He certainly introduced a lot of plants into our gardens! Thanks for compiling this list! Keep up the great work you are doing! :-))

Looking forward to reading your next blog. :-))

8 Jan, 2011

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