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Acer Glabrum  –  Rocky Mountain Maple
Acer Glabrum – Rocky Mountain Maple

A multiple-stemmed dwarf maple.  Commonly grows 5′-12′.  Found on mountain slopes, along streams and in cool gullies and canyons.  Red stems support three to five lobed leaves, which turn yellow-orange in fall.  Wildlife shelter and browse.    

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Amelanchier alnifolia  –  Serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia – Serviceberry

Widely distributed, hardy shrub from 3′ to 15′.  Its deep green oval leaves are borne on long slender stems.  Showy, fragrant white flowers precede leafing.  Produces sweet, edible berries that help to make this an excellent shrub for wildlife.  The … Read More

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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi  –  Kinnickinick
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi – Kinnickinick

A trailing and prostrate evergreen shrub, it makes an excellent ground cover.  The pale pink flowers are framed by small, shiny, leathery leaves.  The red berries persist through the winter, providing food for many birds, including grouse and wild turkey. … Read More

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Balsamorhiza sagittata  –  Arrowleaf Balsam Root
Balsamorhiza sagittata – Arrowleaf Balsam Root

Many velvety gray-green and arrow-shaped leaves shoot upwards from a stout tap root.  The bright yellow flowers are on tall slender stems, they look similar to ornamental sunflowers.  Blooms in April and May on sunny slopes.  Both wild game and … Read More

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Calamagrostis rubescens  –  Pine Grass
Calamagrostis rubescens – Pine Grass

Widespread perennial grass from the Northern Rockies.  Excellent for mid-elevations, forms medium sized bunches from creeping rhizomes.  3′ – 4′ tall seed heads set seed infrequently, hence its common name “Seven year grass”.

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Ceanothus sanguineus  –  Red Stem Ceanothus
Ceanothus sanguineus – Red Stem Ceanothus

Deciduous ornamental shrub, snowy white blossoms are followed by clusters of seed pods, 3′ – 10′.  Many uses in conservation plantings including nitrogen fixation.  Principle browse for Rocky Mountain Elk.

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Ceanothus velutinus  –  Buckbrush
Ceanothus velutinus – Buckbrush

Evergreen shrub, 3′ – 6′ tall and may spread to 20′ wide.  Leathery, glossy, egg-shaped leaves.  Small white flowers in dense clusters.  Many ornamental and conservation uses.  Roots fix nitrogen, a very beneficial ecosystem service.  Valuable browse for many big … Read More

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Cornus canadensis  –  Bunchberry
Cornus canadensis – Bunchberry

A highly sought ornamental that is a wonderful low trailing ground cover 3″ – 8″ tall.  Cream colored July blossoms surrounded by white or pinkish bracts accent whirled leaves at the top of stems.  Coral red fruit clusters follow in … Read More

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Cornus sericea  –  Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea – Red Osier Dogwood

Thicket-forming shrub or small tree, grows up to 16′.  Valuable wildlife species for its berries and as browse for elk and deer.  This popular ornamental’s bright red bark lends a splash of color to winter landscapes.  Grows best on wet … Read More

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Crataegus columbiana  –  Scarlet Hawthorn
Crataegus columbiana – Scarlet Hawthorn

Deciduous shrub or small tree with widely forking branches.  Large thorns accompany showy clusters of white fragrant blossoms that turn to scarlet berries.  Referred to as “thorn apples” by early settlers.  Excellent bird habitat and food for bears.

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Crataegus douglasii  –  Douglas Hawthorn
Crataegus douglasii – Douglas Hawthorn

Large shrub or tree that features thorns and wide branching.  Showy white and fragrant blossoms turn to into black berries.  They many excellent jelly with there naturally occuring pectin.  Very fine bird and bear habitat.  Great for shelter belts, erosion … Read More

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Holodiscus discolor  –  Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor – Ocean Spray

This highly ornamental shrub is features long slender bowing branches that host creamy foam like clusters of flowers.  These early summer flowers light up whole hillsides.  Can get up to 8′ in height and likes either sun or partial shade.

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Juniperus scopulorum  –  Rocky Mountain Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum – Rocky Mountain Juniper

This evergreen tree grows from 15′-20′.  Attractive blue green needles are accented by dusty blue berries.  Hardy and very drought tolerant, it makes an excellent windbreak or privacy screen.  Provides wonderful habitat and shelter for wildlife, the berries are also … Read More

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Lupinus sericeus  –  Silky Lupine
Lupinus sericeus – Silky Lupine

Light to dark blue pea-like blossoms cover the 1′ tall flowering stalk.  The characteristic silvery green leaves radiate outwards from a central point.  Thrives in dry sites and some moist soils.  Features a long blooming season from spring to early … Read More

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Mahonia aquifolium  –  High Bush Oregon Grape
Mahonia aquifolium – High Bush Oregon Grape

Attractive evergreen shrub that can reach 5′ tall.  Features Holly-like foliage.  Bright yellow flowers bloom in spring, yielding large grape-like clusters of powdery blue fruit.  Valuable forage for songbirds and browse for big game.  Excellent ornamental.

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Mahonia nervosa  –  Coastal Oregon Grape
Mahonia nervosa – Coastal Oregon Grape

2′-3′ high fern-like growth habit.  Evergreen holly-like leaves and small, bright yellow flowers that become tart blue “grapes”.  Prefers forest shade, lower elevations, and coastal climates.

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Mahonia repens  –  Creeping Oregon Grape
Mahonia repens – Creeping Oregon Grape

This is one of our most sought after seeds.  A good crop is borne only every few years.  Attractive evergreen ground cover or small shrub.  Lustrous green holly-like foliage turns beautiful shades of red or purple in late summer.  Dense … Read More

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Philadelphus lewisii  –  Western Syringa
Philadelphus lewisii – Western Syringa

Idaho state flower that smells and looks like orange blossoms.  A graceful shrub that grows to 6′ – 12′ tall.  Covered with delightful velvety white flowers in early summer.  A drought resistant species, it is often found growing on rock … Read More

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Populus tremuloides  –  Quaking Aspen
Populus tremuloides – Quaking Aspen

The small, dark green, heart-shaped leaves of this hardy tree will tremble in the slightest wind do to the unique ribbon like form of its stem.  They turn a brilliant yellow in the fall which is a beautiful contrast to … Read More

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Prunus virginiana  –  Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana – Chokecherry

This tall shrub or small tree is fast growing, hardy and drought tolerant.  It produces showy clusters of white flowers that have an aroma which you can smell from very far away.  Features shiny dark green leaves throughout the summer … Read More

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P. virginiana “schubertii”  – Canadian Red Flame
P. virginiana “schubertii” – Canadian Red Flame

Similar to Prunus virginiana.  Leaves emerge green, turning maroon when mature.  Drops fruit sooner then Prunus virginiana.  Colorful ornamental and edible fruit.

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Rhus glabra – Smooth Sumac
Rhus glabra – Smooth Sumac

Fast growing, spreading, deciduous shrub 3 -5′.  Very colorful autumn foliage.  Spikes of bright red seeds at the tips of branches attract birds.  A valued ornamental for foundations or background plantings.  Extremely drought tolerant and hardy.  Tolerates most soil conditions … Read More

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Ribes aureum  –  Golden Currant
Ribes aureum – Golden Currant

Attractive ornamental shrub 3 – 10′.  Vibrant yellow flowers bloom in early spring and offers a delicious native alternative to Forsythia in landscape design.  Tangy-sweet fruits are are yellow, orange or red.  It is drought tolerant, good wildlife browse and … Read More

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Ribes cereum  –  Wax Currant
Ribes cereum – Wax Currant

Small to medium sized intricately branched shrub.  Leaves are like rounded maple leaves with a waxy quality.  The red to orange berries are valuable to birds.  It is a suitable selection for foundation plantings, beds and borders.  It prefers semi-moist … Read More

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Rosa nutkana  –  Nootka Rose
Rosa nutkana – Nootka Rose

Similar to woods Rose but tends to grows on wetter and higher sites with a larger stature.  One o three pink rose flowers grow in a cluster on very short lateral branches.  Large, bright red-orange hips.  Provides wildlife food, shelter … Read More

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Rosa woodsii  –  Woods Rose
Rosa woodsii – Woods Rose

Fast growing, drought tolerant shrub to 5′.  Attractive pink roses bloom mainly in June.  Bright red hips persist throughout the winter, providing food for game and non-game birds.  Excellent for many uses: hedges, ornamentals, wildlife habitat and soil stabilization.

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Sambucus cerulea  –  Blue Elderberry
Sambucus cerulea – Blue Elderberry

Many-stemmed shrub, 6′ – 12′.  Bright green large pinnate leaves.  Small white flower clusters bloom July – August.  Clustered blue to black berries ripen in October.  One of the best species for attracting a variety of wildlife.  Tolerant of wet … Read More

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Sambucus racemosa  –  Black Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa – Black Elderberry

This Elderberry variety of “melanocarpa” is medium height shrub that likes high elevation moist sites.  Purple – black berries grow in clusters.  These are stronger tasting than blue elderberries.  Berries, stems and leaves are important for wildlife.

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Sheperdia argentea  –  Silver Buffaloberry
Sheperdia argentea – Silver Buffaloberry

Cold hardy, drought tolerant, deciduous shrub that grows to 6′.  Small leathery leaves and muted grey branches are covered with dense, silvery scales.  Fragrant yellow flowers bloom in spring and produce abundant small, bright red berries.  Excellent dried and in … Read More

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Sheperdia canadensis  –  Russet Buffaloberry
Sheperdia canadensis – Russet Buffaloberry

Medium deciduous shrub, 3 ‘- 12’.  Rusty dots on rich, blue-green leaves gives the foliage a unique sheen.  Features fragrant, creamy yellow flowers and orange edible berries that are valuable for grouse and songbirds.

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Sorbus scopulina  –  Dwarf Mountain Ash
Sorbus scopulina – Dwarf Mountain Ash

Attractive ornamental species, 6′ – 12′.  Deep green compound leaves in summer that turn brilliant orange-red in fall.  Clusters of small orange berries attract many bird species.  Known for being used by bears for a cleansing purge before hibernation.

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Symphiocarpos albus  –  Snowberry
Symphiocarpos albus – Snowberry

Fast growing, rapid spreading deciduous shrub, 2′ – 4′.  Pinkish-white bell shaped flowers produce conspicuous large white berries which persist through the winter.  Widely adaptable.

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Vaccinium membranaceum  – Big Huckleberry
Vaccinium membranaceum – Big Huckleberry

Famous for its edible blue-black berries, this plant grows from 6″ – 3′.  It provides excellent cover for smaller animals and birds during winter.  Grows best in partial shade and makes good fall/winter forage for deer.  Recently has experienced developments … Read More

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Xerophyllum tenax  –  Bear Grass
Xerophyllum tenax – Bear Grass

Actually a lily, the tough grass like leaves grow in dense tufts at the base and extend up the stalks.  Flowering stalks stand 3′ – 5′ high with very unique and conspicous blooms of creamy white flowers.  Will cover hillsides … Read More

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