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QR Tag Name Characteristics

Abies concolor
Balsam fir, Colorado fir, Concolor fir, Oyamel de California, Silver fir, White balsam, White fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Abies grandis
Giant fir, Grand fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Abies lasiocarpa
Subalpine fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Acer glabrum
Rocky Mountain maple

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Acer grandidentatum
Bigtooth maple, Big-toothed maple, Canyon maple

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Achillea millefolium
Common yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil, Western yarrow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Achnatherum hymenoides
Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Actaea rubra
Red baneberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Agrostis exarata
Spike bentgrass, Spiked bent, Spike red top

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia
Thinleaf alder

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Amelanchier alnifolia
Saskatoon serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Juneberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Anaphalis margaritacea
Western pearly everlasting, Pearly-everlasting

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Aquilegia coerulea
Colorado blue columbine, Rocky Mountain columbine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Aquilegia flavescens
Yellow mountain columbine, Yellow columbine, Golden columbine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Aquilegia formosa
Western columbine, Crimson columbine, Scarlet columbine, Red columbine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Aquilegia jonesii
Jones' columbine, Blue limestone columbine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry, Kinnikinnik

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Arnica cordifolia
Heart-leaf leopardbane, Heartleaf arnica

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Artemisia cana
Silver sagebrush, Coaltown sagebrush, Dwarf sagebrush, Hoary sagebrush, Silvery sagebrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Artemisia frigida
Prairie sagewort, Prairie sagebrush, Fringed sage, Pasture sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Artemisia tridentata
Big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Asclepias incarnata
Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Atriplex canescens
Chamiso, Four-wing saltbush, Fourwing saltbush, Wingscale

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Atriplex confertifolia
Shadscale, Spiny saltbush, Shadscale saltbush, Hop sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Balsamorhiza hookeri
Hooker's balsamroot, Hairy balsamroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Balsamorhiza sagittata
Arrowleaf balsamroot, Arrow-leaf balsamroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Betula occidentalis
Mountain birch, Water birch

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Betula papyrifera
Paper birch, Canoe birch, White birch

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Campanula rotundifolia
Bluebell bellflower, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Harebell

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ceanothus velutinus
Snowbrush, Snowbrush ceanothus, Tobacco-brush, Mountain balm, Buckbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Cercocarpus ledifolius
Curl-leaf mountain mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Cercocarpus montanus
Alderleaf mountain mahogany, Alder-leaf mountain-mahogany, Mountain mahogany, Silverleaf mountain mahogany

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium
Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow herb

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Clematis columbiana
Rock clematis

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Cleome lutea
Yellow spiderflower, Yellow spider-flower, Yellow beeplant, Yellow caper, Golden caper

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
Redosier dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water:

Crataegus douglasii
Black hawthorn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Danthonia californica
California oatgrass, California wild oat grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Danthonia intermedia
Timber oatgrass, Timber wild oat grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda
Shrubby cinquefoil, Golden hardhack, Potentilla

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Delphinium bicolor
Flat-head larkspur, Little larkspur

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Delphinium nuttallianum
Twolobe larkspur, Two-lobe larkspur, Delphinium

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa var. nauseosa
Rabbitbrush, Rubber rabbitbrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Eriogonum umbellatum
Sulphur-flower buckwheat, Sulphur-flower wild buckwheat, Sulphur buckwheat, Sulphur flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Eriophyllum lanatum
Common woolly sunflower, Common woolly-sunflower, Oregon sunshine

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Festuca idahoensis
Blue bunchgrass, Bunchgrass fescue, Idaho fescue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water:

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Green ash, Red ash

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist, Dry

Gaillardia aristata
Common gaillardia, Great blanketflower, Blanketflower, Brown-eyed susan

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Geranium richardsonii
Richardson's geranium

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Iliamna rivularis
Streambank wild hollyhock, Wild hollyhock, Mountain globemallow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Ipomopsis aggregata
Scarlet gilia, Scarlet standing-cypress, Skyrocket, Skunkflower

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Juniperus communis
Common juniper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Juniperus horizontalis
Creeping juniper, Creeping savin

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Juniperus scopulorum
Rocky Mountain juniper, Rocky Mountain red cedar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Kalmia microphylla
Alpine laurel

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Koeleria macrantha
Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Krascheninnikovia lanata
Winterfat

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Larix occidentalis
Western larch, Western tamarack

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Linum kingii
King's flax

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Linum lewisii
Wild blue flax, Prairie flax, Lewis flax

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lonicera involucrata
Twinberry honeysuckle, Four-line honeysuckle, Black twinberry, Bear berry honeysuckle

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
Tanseyleaf tansyaster, Tahoka Daisy, Tansy Aster

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Mahonia repens
Creeping barberry, Creeping Oregon-grape

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Mimulus lewisii
Purple monkeyflower, Great purple monkey-flower, Lewis monkey-flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Minuartia obtusiloba
Alpine stitchwort, Cushion sandwort, Twinflower sandwort

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Muhlenbergia montana
Mountain muhly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Oenothera caespitosa
Tufted evening primrose, Gumbo evening primrose, Gumbo lily, Fragrant evening primrose

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
Hooker's evening-primrose, Giant evening-primrose

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Pascopyrum smithii
Western wheatgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Phacelia sericea
Purplefringe, Silky phacelia

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Phleum alpinum
Alpine timothy, Mountain timothy

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Phlox longifolia
Long-leaf phlox, Longleaf phlox

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Phlox speciosa
Showy phlox

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Physocarpus opulifolius
Atlantic ninebark, Common ninebark

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist, Dry

Picea engelmannii
Engelmann spruce

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Picea pungens
Blue spruce, Colorado spruce

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Pinus contorta
Beach pine, Lodgepole pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Pinus flexilis
Limber pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Pinus monticola
Western white pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Pinus ponderosa
Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Populus tremuloides
Quaking aspen, Aspen

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist, Dry

Prunus americana
American plum, Wild plum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Prunus virginiana
Chokecherry, Common chokecherry, Choke cherry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata
Bluebunch wheatgrass, Bluebunch-wheat grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Pseudotsuga menziesii
Blue Douglas fir, Douglas-fir

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Pulsatilla patens ssp. multifida
Cutleaf anemone, Pasqueflower, Wild crocus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Purshia tridentata
Antelope bitterbrush, Bitterbrush, Antelope brush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Ranunculus cardiophyllus
Heart-leaf buttercup, Heartleaf buttercup

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Rhus glabra
Smooth sumac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Rhus trilobata
Skunkbush sumac, Scented sumac, Ill-scented sumac, Squawbush, Basketbush, Skunkbush, Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Rubus parviflorus
Thimbleberry, Western thimble-berry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Rudbeckia laciniata
Cutleaf coneflower, Green-head coneflower, Wild goldenglow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
Blue elder, Black elder, Blue (Mexican) elderberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Sambucus racemosa
Red elderberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Shepherdia argentea
Silver buffaloberry, Buffaloberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Sorbus scopulina
Cascade mountain-ash, Greene's mountain ash, Western mountain-ash

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Sphaeralcea coccinea
Scarlet globemallow, Caliche globemallow

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Sphaeralcea munroana
Munro's globemallow, White-stem globe-mallow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Spiraea betulifolia
White spirea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Sporobolus cryptandrus
Sand dropseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Thuja plicata
Western arborvitae, Western red cedar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Trisetum spicatum
Narrow false oat, Spike trisetum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Vaccinium uliginosum
Alpine blueberry, Bog blueberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Verbena stricta
Hoary verbena, Hoary vervain, Tall vervain, Woolly verbena, Wooly verbena

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Viburnum edule
Squashberry, Moosewood viburnum, Few-flowered cranberry bush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Wyethia amplexicaulis
Mule-ears

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Xerophyllum tenax
Common beargrass, Western turkeybeard, Bear lily, Pine lily, Elk grass, Squaw grass, Beargrass, Turkeybeard

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Yucca baccata
Banana yucca, Blue yucca, Fleshy-fruited yucca, Datil

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Yucca glauca
Soapweed yucca, Narrowleaf yucca, Plains yucca, Beargrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Zinnia grandiflora
Rocky Mountain zinnia, Little golden zinnia, Yellow zinnia, Plains zinnia, Prairie zinnia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry