Plant Archetypes

Plant study area 8:

Landscape inspiration:

A serpentine meadow consisting of a dynamic landscape of diverse grasses and wildflowers. Includes greens, yellows and pinks that are uniformly layered across the plane.

Our design reponse to test:

  • High, medium, and low layers of inflorescence within a homogeneous mix of grasses

Groundcover Layer (50%)
Carex praegracilis
Filler Species (5-10%)
Castilleja exserta
Stipa pulchra

Seasonal Layer (25-40%)
Castilleja wightii
Erysimum franciscanum
Plantago erecta
Clarkia rubicunda
Lasthenia californica ssp. californica

Structural Layer(10-15%)
Festuca idahoensis
Festuca californica
Melica californica