Native to Oregon and California, but adaptable across the maritime Northwest, this gorgeous low growing annual is an incredible bee attractor (and attractor of beneficial hoverflies!).
This plant thrives in wet, sunny meadows and poorly drained clay soils (it’s native to vernal pools) but it readily adapts to well-drained upland sites as well. It’s cheerful appearance creates a stunning display when mass planted, re-seeding well, but never becoming weedy.
Plant trivia: Douglas meadowfoam is named after Scottish explorer and botanist David Douglas, namesake of the Douglas fir.