Idaho Recommended

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Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abies concolor White Fir, Balsam Fir, Colorado Fir, Concolor Fir, Silver Fir, White Balsam, Oyamel De California Perennial Tree Sun, Part-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
Acer glabrum Rocky Mountain Maple Perennial Tree Sun
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth Maple, Big-toothed Maple, Uvalde Bigtooth Maple, Southwestern Bigtooth Maple, Canyon Maple, Sabinal Maple, Western Sugar Maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Achillea millefolium Common Yarrow, Western Yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Achnatherum hymenoides Indian Ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Actaea rubra Red Baneberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Agrostis exarata Spike Bentgrass, Spiked Bent, Spike Red Top Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia Thinleaf Alder Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Amelanchier alnifolia Saskatoon Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry, Juneberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Anaphalis margaritacea Western Pearly Everlasting, Pearly-everlasting Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Aquilegia coerulea Colorado Blue Columbine, Rocky Mountain Columbine Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Aquilegia flavescens Yellow Mountain Columbine, Yellow Columbine, Golden Columbine Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Aquilegia formosa Western Columbine, Crimson Columbine, Scarlet Columbine, Red Columbine Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aquilegia jonesii Jones' Columbine, Blue Limestone Columbine Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick, Red Bearberry, Kinnikinnik Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Arnica cordifolia Heart-leaf Leopardbane, Heartleaf Arnica Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Artemisia cana Silver Sagebrush, Coaltown Sagebrush, Dwarf Sagebrush, Hoary Sagebrush, Silvery Sagebrush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Artemisia frigida Prairie Sagewort, Prairie Sagebrush, Fringed Sage, Pasture 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
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
Balsamorhiza hookeri Hooker's Balsamroot, Hairy Balsamroot Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Arrow-leaf Balsamroot Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Betula occidentalis Mountain Birch, Water Birch Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Betula papyrifera Paper Birch, Canoe Birch, White Birch Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Campanula rotundifolia Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell Of Scotland, Bluebell, Harebell, Witches' Thimble Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Ceanothus velutinus Snowbrush, Snowbrush Ceanothus, Tobacco-brush, Mountain Balm, Buckbrush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
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
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Fireweed, Narrow-leaf Fireweed, Willow Herb Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Clematis columbiana Rock Clematis Perennial Vine Part-shade Dry
Cleome lutea Yellow Spiderflower, Yellow Spider-flower, Yellow Beeplant, Yellow Caper, Golden Caper Annual Herb Sun
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea Redosier Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Crataegus douglasii Black Hawthorn Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Danthonia californica California Oatgrass, California Wild Oat Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Danthonia intermedia Timber Oatgrass, Timber Wild Oat Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda Shrubby Cinquefoil, Golden Hardhack, Potentilla Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Delphinium bicolor Flat-head Larkspur, Little Larkspur Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Delphinium nuttallianum Twolobe Larkspur, Two-lobe Larkspur, Delphinium Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa var. nauseosa Rubber Rabbitbrush, Rabbitbrush Perennial Shrub Sun
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulphur-flower Buckwheat, Sulphur-flower Wild Buckwheat, Sulphur Buckwheat, Sulphur-flower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Eriophyllum lanatum Common Woolly Sunflower, Oregon Sunshine Annual Herb Sun Dry
Festuca idahoensis Blue Bunchgrass, Bunchgrass Fescue, Idaho Fescue Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash, Red Ash, Swamp Ash, River Ash, Water Ash, Darlington Ash Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Gaillardia aristata Common Gaillardia, Great Blanketflower, Blanketflower, Brown-eyed Susan Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Geranium richardsonii Richardson's Geranium Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Iliamna rivularis Streambank Wild Hollyhock, Wild Hollyhock, Mountain Globemallow Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Ipomopsis aggregata Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet Standing-cypress, Skyrocket, Skunkflower Biennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Juniperus communis Common Juniper Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper, Creeping Savin Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Juniper, Rocky Mountain Red Cedar, Mountain Red Cedar, Colorado Red Cedar, Western Red Cedar, River Juniper, Western Juniper, Cedro Rojo Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Kalmia microphylla Alpine Laurel Perennial Subshrub Sun Wet
Koeleria macrantha Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Krascheninnikovia lanata Winterfat Perennial Shrub Sun
Larix occidentalis Western Larch, Western Tamarack Perennial Tree Sun Wet, Moist
Linum kingii King's Flax Perennial Subshrub
Linum lewisii Wild Blue Flax, Prairie Flax, Lewis Flax, Lewis's Flax Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Lonicera involucrata Twinberry Honeysuckle, Black Twinberry Honeysuckle, Black Twinberry, Bearberry Honeysuckle, Four-line Honeysuckle Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Tahoka Daisy, Tansy-aster, Tansey-leaf Tansy-aster, Tansyleaf Tansyaster Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Mahonia repens Creeping Barberry, Creeping Oregon-grape Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Mimulus lewisii Purple Monkeyflower, Great Purple Monkeyflower, Lewis Monkeyflower, Lewis's Monkeyflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Minuartia obtusiloba Alpine Stitchwort, Cushion Sandwort, Twinflower Sandwort Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Muhlenbergia montana Mountain Muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Oenothera caespitosa Tufted Evening Primrose, Gumbo Evening Primrose, Gumbo Lily, Fragrant Evening Primrose Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri Hooker's Evening-primrose, Giant Evening-primrose Biennial Herb Sun Moist
Pascopyrum smithii Western Wheatgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Phacelia sericea Silky Phacelia, Purple Fringe Biennial Herb Part-shade
Phleum alpinum Alpine Timothy, Mountain Timothy Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Phlox longifolia Longleaf Phlox, Long-leaf Phlox Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Phlox speciosa Showy Phlox Perennial Subshrub
Physocarpus opulifolius Common Ninebark, Atlantic Ninebark Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Picea engelmannii Engelmann's Spruce, Engelmann Spruce Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Picea pungens Blue Spruce, Colorado Spruce Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Pinus contorta Lodgepole Pine, Beach Pine, Pino De San Pedro Martir Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Pinus flexilis Limber Pine, Pino Enano Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pinus monticola Western White Pine Perennial Tree Sun Moist, Dry
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Pino Blanco Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Populus tremuloides Quaking Aspen, Golden Aspen, Trembling Aspen, Mountain Aspen, Aspen, Trembling Poplar, Alamo Blanco Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Prunus americana American Plum, Wild Plum Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry, Common Chokecherry, Choke Cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata Bluebunch Wheatgrass, Bluebunch-wheat Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir, Blue Douglas Fir Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pulsatilla patens ssp. multifida Cutleaf Anemone, Pasqueflower, Wild Crocus Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Purshia tridentata Antelope Bitterbrush, Bitterbrush, Antelope Brush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ranunculus cardiophyllus Heart-leaf Buttercup, Heartleaf Buttercup Perennial Herb Sun
Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rhus trilobata Skunkbush, Skunkbush Sumac, Fragrant Sumac, Aromatic Sumac, Scented Sumac, Ill-scented Sumac, Basketbush, Squawbush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Rubus parviflorus Western Thimbleberry, Thimbleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common Black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan, Blackeyed Susan Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-headed Coneflower, Greenhead Coneflower, Cutleaf Coneflower, Wild Goldenglow, Sochan Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Sambucus racemosa Red Elderberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Shepherdia argentea Silver Buffaloberry, Buffaloberry Perennial Shrub Sun Moist, Dry
Sorbus scopulina Greene's Mountain Ash, Cascade Mountain-ash, Western Mountain-ash Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Sphaeralcea coccinea Scarlet Globemallow, Caliche Globemallow Biennial Shrub Sun Dry
Sphaeralcea munroana Munro's Globemallow, White-stem Globe-mallow Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Spiraea betulifolia White Spirea Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Sporobolus cryptandrus Sand Dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Thuja plicata Western Red Cedar, Western Arborvitae, Canoe Cedar Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Trisetum spicatum Narrow False Oat, Spike Trisetum Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Vaccinium uliginosum Alpine Blueberry, Bog Blueberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Verbena stricta Hoary Verbena, Hoary Vervain, Tall Vervain, Woolly Verbena Annual Herb Sun Dry
Viburnum edule Squashberry, Moosewood Viburnum, Few-flowered Cranberry Bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Wyethia amplexicaulis Mule-ears Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Xerophyllum tenax Common Beargrass, Western Turkeybeard, Bear Lily, Pine Lily, Elk Grass, Squaw Grass, Beargrass, Turkeybeard Perennial Herb Sun
Yucca baccata Banana Yucca, Blue Yucca, Fleshy-fruited Yucca, Datil Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Yucca glauca Soapweed Yucca, Narrowleaf Yucca, Plains Yucca, Beargrass, Great Plains Yucca Perennial Herb, Subshrub, Shrub Sun Dry
Zinnia grandiflora Plains Zinnia, Rocky Mountain Zinnia, Prairie Zinnia, Little Golden Zinnia, Yellow Zinnia Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry