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Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abies amabilis Cascade fir, Lovely fir, Pacific silver fir, White fir Perennial Tree Shade Moist
Abies balsamea Balsam Fir Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Abies concolor White fir, Balsam fir, Colorado fir, Concolor fir, Silver fir, White balsam, Oyamel de California Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade
Abies fraseri Fraser fir, She-balsam Perennial Tree Shade
Abies grandis Giant fir, Grand fir Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Abies lasiocarpa Subalpine fir Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Abies magnifica California red fir, Red fir Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Abies procera Noble fir Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Abronia latifolia Coastal sand verbena, Yellow Sand Verbena Perennial Herb
Abronia umbellata Beach Sand Verbena, Pink sand verbena Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Acer glabrum Rocky Mountain maple Perennial Tree Sun
Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acer negundo Box elder, Box elder maple, Ash-leaved maple, Ashleaf maple, Red River maple, Fresno de guajuco Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Acer pensylvanicum Striped maple, Moosewood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharinum Silver maple, Soft maple, White maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharum Sugar maple, Northern sugar maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Achnatherum coronatum Giant rice grass, Giant ricegrass, Needle-and-thread grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Achnatherum speciosum Desert needlegrass, Desert rice grass, Spear grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Actaea pachypoda White baneberry, Dolls eyes Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Actaea rubra Red baneberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Adenocaulon bicolor American trailplant, Pathfinder Perennial Herb
Aesculus californica California buckeye Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Aesculus flava Sweet buckeye, Yellow buckeye Perennial Tree Shade Moist
Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye, Texas buckeye, Fetid buckeye, Horse chestnut Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Agalinis fasciculata Beach false foxglove Annual Herb
Agastache urticifolia Nettleleaf giant hyssop, Nettle-leaf Horsemint Perennial Subshrub Part-shade
Agave utahensis Utah agave Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Agoseris glauca Pale agoseris, Pale mountain dandelion, False dandelion Perennial Herb Sun
Agoseris heterophylla Annual agoseris Annual Herb
Agrostis hyemalis Winter bentgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Agrostis scabra Fly-away grass, Rough bent, Rough bentgrass, Ticklegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Allium burdickii Narrowleaf wild leek Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Allium cernuum Nodding onion Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Allium tricoccum Wild leek, Ramp Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Alnus incana Gray alder, Speckled alder Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Alnus rubra Red alder, Western alder Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Alnus viridis Green alder Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Wet
Amelanchier alnifolia Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier canadensis Canadian serviceberry, Canadian service-berry, Shadblow serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Junebush Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry, Allegheny service-berry, Serviceberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amelanchier utahensis Utah serviceberry Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Amorpha canescens Leadplant, Leadplant amorpha, Prairie shoestring Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Anaphalis margaritacea Western pearly everlasting, Pearly-everlasting Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Andromeda polifolia Bog rosemary, Bog-rosemary Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Tall bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon hallii Sand bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge, Broomsedge bluestem, Yellowsedge bluestem, Whiskey grass, Popotillo pajon Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Androsace septentrionalis Pygmyflower rockjasmine, Northern fairy candelabra Annual Herb
Anemone cylindrica Candle anemone, Long-headed thimbleweed, Longhead thimbleweed, Thimbleweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Anemone multifida Pacific anemone, Red windflower, Early thimbleweed, Cut-leaf anemone Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Angelica hendersonii Henderson's angelica, Seaside Angelica Perennial Herb
Antennaria alpina Alpine everlasting, Alpine pussytoes Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Antennaria howellii Howell's pussytoes Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Antennaria parvifolia Small-leaf pussytoes, Low everlasting, Nuttall's pussytoes Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Antennaria rosea Rosy pussytoes Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Apocynum androsaemifolium Spreading dogbane, Bitterroot, Flytrap dogbane Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aquilegia flavescens Yellow mountain columbine, Yellow columbine, Golden columbine Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Aquilegia jonesii Jones' columbine, Blue limestone columbine Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Aralia nudicaulis Wild sarsaparilla Perennial Subshrub Sun, Shade Moist
Arctostaphylos alpina Alpine bearberry Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Arctostaphylos glandulosa Eastwood's manzanita Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Arctostaphylos patula Greenleaf manzanita, Green-leaf manzanita Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Argentina anserina Silverweed cinquefoil, Common silverweed, Silverweed, Goosefoot Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Argentina egedii Pacific silverweed Perennial Herb
Arisaema triphyllum Jack in the pulpit, Indian jack in the pulpit, Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Wet, Moist
Armeria maritima Thrift seapink Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Arnica cordifolia Heart-leaf leopardbane, Heartleaf arnica Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Arnica mollis Hairy arnica Perennial Herb
Arnoglossum plantagineum Groovestem Indian plantain, Indian plantain, Prairie plantain, Prairie Indian plantain Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Artemisia californica Coastal sagebrush, California sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Artemisia douglasiana Douglas mugwort, Douglas' sagewort Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Artemisia frigida Prairie sagewort, Prairie sagebrush, Fringed sage, Pasture sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia ludoviciana Louisiana artemisia, Louisiana sage, White sage, Prairie sage, Silver sage, White sagebrush, Louisiana wormwood, Silver wormwood, Louisiana sagewort, Gray sagewort, Cudweed sagewort, Mugwort wormwood Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia pycnocephala Beach sagebrush, Beach wormwood, Sand hill sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Artemisia tridentata Big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias ovalifolia Oval-leaf milkweed, Dwarf milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie milkweed, Sullivant's milkweed, Smooth milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Asclepias syriaca Common milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias viridiflora Green milkweed, Green comet milkweed, Green antelopehorn milkweed, Green-flowered milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Astragalus canadensis Canadian milkvetch, Canada milkvetch, Milk vetch Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Dry
Astragalus crassicarpus Groundplum milkvetch, Ground plum Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Athyrium filix-femina Common lady fern, Subarctic lady fern, Lady fern, Ladyfern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Atriplex canescens Chamiso, Four-wing saltbush, Wing-scale Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Atriplex confertifolia Shadscale, Spiny saltbush, Shadscale saltbush, Hop sage Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Atriplex lentiformis Big saltbush, Coastal quail bush, Quailbush, Saltbush Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist
Baccharis pilularis Coyotebrush, Chaparral broom, Coyote bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot, Arrow-leaf balsamroot Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Baptisia alba White wild indigo, White baptisia Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Baptisia australis Blue wild indigo, Wild blue indigo, Blue false indigo Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Baptisia tinctoria Horseflyweed, Yellow Wild Indigo Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Betula nana Dwarf birch, Swamp birch Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Betula nigra River birch, Red birch, Black birch, Water birch Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Betula papyrifera Paper birch, Canoe birch, White birch Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Bidens aristosa Bearded beggarticks, Tickseed sunflower Annual Herb Part-shade
Bignonia capreolata Crossvine Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bothriochloa barbinodis Cane bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua eriopoda Black grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua hirsuta Hairy grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioides False boneset Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Bromus anomalus Nodding brome Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Bromus carinatus California brome Annual Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Bromus ciliatus Fringed brome Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Bromus marginatus Mountain brome Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Calamagrostis canadensis Bluejoint Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Calamagrostis rubescens Pinegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Calandrinia ciliata Fringed redmaids, Redmaids Annual Herb
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry , French mulberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Calocedrus decurrens Incense cedar, Incense-cedar Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Calochortus splendens Splendid mariposa lily Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade
Caltha leptosepala White marsh-marigold, Elks-lip Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Caltha palustris var. palustris Cowslip, Marsh-marigold, Yellow marsh marigold Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Camassia quamash Small camas, Common camass, Swamp sego Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Camassia scilloides Atlantic camas, Wild hyacinth Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
Camissonia californica California suncup Annual Herb
Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifolia Beach evening-primrose, Beach suncup Perennial Herb Sun
Camissonia micrantha Miniature suncup Annual Herb
Campanula rotundifolia Bluebell bellflower, Bluebell of Scotland, Bluebell, Harebell, Witches' thimble Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Campanula uniflora Arctic bellflower Perennial Subshrub
Campanulastrum americanum American bellflower, Tall bellflower Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Campsis radicans Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine, Common trumpet creeper, Cow vine, Foxglove vine, Hellvine, Devil's shoestring Perennial Vine Sun Moist, Dry
Cardamine concatenata Cutleaf toothwort, Pepper root Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Carex aquatilis Leafy tussock sedge, Water sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Carex deweyana Dewey sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Carex nebrascensis Nebraska sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Carex nigricans Black alpine sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Carex obnupta Slough sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Carex utriculata Northwest Territory sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, Blue beech, Water beech, Musclewood, Ironwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya glabra Pignut hickory, Sweet pignut hickory, Coast pignut hickory, Pignut, Sweet pignut, Smoothbark hickory, Broom hickory, Red hickory, Swamp hickory, Switch hickory, Switchbud hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Carya ovata Shagbark hickory, Carolina hickory, Scalybark hickory, Upland hickory, Shellbark hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
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Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis Coast Indian paintbrush Perennial Shrub
Castilleja linariifolia Wyoming Indian paintbrush, Wyoming indian-paintbrush Perennial Herb Part-shade
Castilleja occidentalis Western Indian paintbrush Perennial Subshrub
Castilleja rhexiifolia Splitleaf Indian paintbrush, Rosy Indian paintbrush Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Caulophyllum thalictroides Blue cohosh, Squaw-root, Papoose-root, Caulophylle faux-pigamon Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey tea, Redroot Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ceanothus cordulatus Mountain whitethorn, Snow bush, Whitethorn ceanothus Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ceanothus cuneatus Buckbrush Perennial Shrub Sun
Ceanothus integerrimus Deerbrush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade
Ceanothus leucodermis Chaparral whitethorn, Jackbrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ceanothus megacarpus Big-pod buckbrush, Big-pod ceanothus, Bigpod ceanothus Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ceanothus sanguineus Redstem ceanothus, Oregon tea-tree, Wild lilac Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Blueblossom, Bluebrush, Blue blossom Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Ceanothus velutinus Snowbrush, Snowbrush ceanothus, Tobacco-brush, Mountain balm, Buckbrush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Celtis occidentalis Common hackberry, Northern hackberry, American hackberry, Nettle tree, Beaverwood, False elm Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cerastium beeringianum Bering chickweed, Mountain chickweed Perennial Herb
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud, Redbud, Duraznillo Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cercocarpus ledifolius Curl-leaf mountain mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Cercocarpus montanus Alderleaf mountain mahogany, Silverleaf mountain mahogany, Mountain mahogany Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Chamaebatiaria millefolium Desert sweet, Fernbush, Tansy bush Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge pea, Sleepingplant, Sensitive plant Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata Partridge pea, Showy Partridge-pea, Beeflower Annual Herb Sun
Chamerion angustifolium Fireweed, Willow herb, Great willow herb Perennial Herb
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow herb Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Chamerion latifolium Broad-leaf fireweed, Dwarf fireweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Chlorogalum pomeridianum Wavyleaf soap plant, Wavyleaf Soap-plant Perennial Herb
Chrysolepis sempervirens Bush chinquapin, Sierra chinquapin, Sierran chinkapin Perennial Shrub Sun
Circaea alpina Small enchanter's nightshade Perennial Herb Shade
Cirsium foliosum Elk thistle Perennial Herb
Clarkia purpurea Winecup clarkia Annual Herb
Clarkia rhomboidea Diamond clarkia Annual Herb Sun Dry
Clarkia rubicunda Ruby chalice clarkia Annual Herb Sun
Claytonia megarhiza Alpine springbeauty Perennial Herb
Claytonia perfoliata Miner's lettuce Annual Herb Shade
Clematis columbiana Rock clematis Perennial Vine Part-shade Dry
Clematis hirsutissima Hairy clematis, Sugarbowls, Vase flower, Leatherflower, Lion's beard Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Clematis lasiantha Pipestem clematis, Pipestems, Chaparral clematis Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Clematis ligusticifolia Western white clematis, Virgin's bower, Pepper vine, Hierba de chivo Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Clematis virginiana Devil's darning needles, Virgin's Bower, Old Man's Beard