Utah 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 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
Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Agrostis exarata Spike bentgrass, Spiked bent, Spike red top Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Agrostis scabra Fly-away grass, Rough bent, Rough bentgrass, Ticklegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Alnus incana Gray alder, Speckled alder Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Amelanchier arborea Common serviceberry, Downy serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry, Junebush, Shadblow, Sarvis Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Amelanchier utahensis Utah serviceberry Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Tall bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Apocynum androsaemifolium Spreading dogbane, Bitterroot, Flytrap dogbane Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
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
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
Aristida purpurea Purple threeawn, Purple 3-awn, Purple three-awn, Red threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun 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
Asclepias speciosa Showy milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
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 sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot, Arrow-leaf balsamroot Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Betula occidentalis Mountain birch, Water birch Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bromus carinatus California brome Annual Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Calamagrostis canadensis Bluejoint Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Callirhoe involucrata Winecup, Purple poppy mallow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Castilleja linariifolia Wyoming Indian paintbrush, Wyoming indian-paintbrush Perennial Herb Part-shade
Castilleja rhexiifolia Splitleaf Indian paintbrush, Rosy Indian paintbrush Perennial Herb 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
Chamaebatiaria millefolium Desert sweet, Fernbush, Tansy bush Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Chamerion angustifolium Fireweed, Willow herb, Great willow herb Perennial Herb
Clematis columbiana Rock clematis Perennial Vine Part-shade Dry
Clematis ligusticifolia Western white clematis, Virgin's bower, Pepper vine, Hierba de chivo Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cleome lutea Yellow spiderflower, Yellow spider-flower, Yellow beeplant, Yellow caper, Golden caper Annual Herb Sun
Cornus sericea Red osier dogwood, Red osier, Red-twig dogwood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
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 nuttallianum Twolobe larkspur, Two-lobe larkspur, Delphinium Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Delphinium ×occidentale Duncecap Larkspur Perennial Herb
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted hairgrass, Tufted hair grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye, Canadian wildrye, Prairie wildrye, Nodding wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ephedra nevadensis Nevada jointfir, Nevada joint-fir Perennial Shrub Sun
Ephedra viridis Mormon tea Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Ericameria nauseosa Rubber rabbitbrush, Gray Rabbitbrush Perennial Shrub Dry
Erigeron argentatus Silver fleabane Perennial Herb
Eriogonum inflatum Desert Trumpet, Indian Pipeweed, Bladderstem, Bottle Stopper Annual Herb Sun Dry
Eriogonum racemosum Redroot Buckwheat, Red-root Wild Buckwheat Perennial Herb Sun Dry
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
Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana Mexican gold poppy, California poppy Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Fallugia paradoxa Apache plume, Ponil Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Forestiera pubescens Elbow bush, Stretchberry, Spring herald Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Fraxinus velutina Arizona ash, Velvet ash, Desert ash, Leatherleaf ash, Smooth ash, Modesto ash, Toumey ash, Standley ash Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Gaillardia pinnatifida Red dome blanketflower, Yellow gaillardia, Blanket flower Perennial Herb Sun
Geranium richardsonii Richardson's geranium Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Geum triflorum Old man's whiskers, Prairie smoke, Purple avens Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Gutierrezia sarothrae Broom snakeweed, Kindlingweed, Matchbrush, Texas snakeweed, Broomweed, Turpentine weed, Matchweed Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Hedysarum boreale Utah sweetvetch, Boreal sweet-vetch, Northern sweetvetch Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Helenium autumnale Common sneezeweed, Fall sneezeweed, Autumn sneezeweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Heliomeris multiflora var. multiflora Showy false goldeneye, Showy goldeneye Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Hesperostipa comata Needle and thread, Needle-and-thread Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Heuchera parvifolia Littleleaf alumroot, Little-leaf alumroot, Saxifrage Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Heuchera rubescens Mountain alumroot, Pink alumroot, Red alumroot, Wild coralbells Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Holodiscus dumosus Bush rockspirea, Cream bush, Glandular oceanspray, Rockspirea Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Hymenoxys richardsonii Pingue rubberweed Perennial Subshrub
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
Iris missouriensis Rocky Mountain Iris, Western Blue Flag Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Juniperus communis Common juniper Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Juniperus osteosperma Utah juniper Perennial Tree Sun 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 polifolia Bog laurel, Pale laurel, Swamp laurel Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet
Koeleria macrantha Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Krascheninnikovia lanata Winterfat Perennial Shrub Sun
Larrea tridentata Creosote bush, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Governadora, Guamis Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Layia glandulosa White-daisy tidytips, White tidytips Annual Herb Sun
Leymus cinereus Basin wildrye, Great Basin lyme grass, Great Basin wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Linum kingii King's flax Perennial Subshrub
Linum lewisii Wild blue flax, Prairie flax, Lewis flax, Lewis's flax Perennial Subshrub Sun Dry
Lithospermum incisum Golden Puccoon, Fringed Puccoon, Narrowleaf Puccoon, Narrow-leaved Puccoon, Puccoon, Narrowleaf Gromwell, Fringed Gromwell, Narrowleaf Stoneseed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Lonicera involucrata Twinberry honeysuckle, Black twinberry honeysuckle, Black twinberry, Bearberry honeysuckle, Four-line honeysuckle Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Lupinus argenteus Silvery lupine, Silver-stem lupine Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Lycium andersonii Anderson wolfberry, Red-berry desert-thorn, Water jacket Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Tahoka Daisy, Tansy-aster, Tansey-leaf Tansy-aster Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Mahonia repens Creeping Barberry, Creeping Oregon-grape Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Mentzelia laevicaulis Evening star, Giant blazingstar, Smoothstem blazingstar, Stick leaf Biennial Herb Sun
Mertensia franciscana Franciscan bluebells, Franciscan lungwort Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Mimulus guttatus Yellow monkeyflower, Golden monkeyflower, Seep monkeyflower, Common monkeyflower Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Mimulus lewisii Purple monkeyflower, Great purple monkeyflower, Lewis monkeyflower, Lewis's monkeyflower Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Mirabilis multiflora Colorado four o'clock Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Monardella odoratissima Alpine mountainbalm, Coyote mint, Mountain monardella, Mountain pennyroyal Perennial Herb Part-shade
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 Hooker's evening-primrose Biennial Herb Sun
Panicum capillare Witchgrass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Pedicularis groenlandica Elephanthead lousewort Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Penstemon eatonii Firecracker penstemon, Firecracker beardtongue, Eaton's penstemon, Eaton's beardtongue Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Penstemon palmeri Palmer's penstemon, Palmer's beardtongue, Scented penstemon, Scented beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Penstemon strictus Rocky Mountain penstemon, Rocky Mountain beardtongue Perennial Herb Part-shade
Phacelia sericea Silky phacelia, Purple fringe Biennial Herb Part-shade
Phleum alpinum Alpine timothy, Mountain timothy Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Phlox longifolia Long-leaf phlox, Longleaf phlox Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Phlox speciosa Showy phlox Perennial Subshrub
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 edulis Colorado pinyon pine, Colorado pinyon, Pinyon pine, Pinyon, Two-needle pine, Two-needle pinyon, Two-leaf pinyon, Nut pine, Pino dulce Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pinus flexilis Limber pine, Pino enano Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine, Pino blanco Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Poa secunda Canby blue grass, Curly blue grass, Pine blue grass, Sandberg bluegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Poliomintha incana Frosted mint, Hoary rosemary-mint, Mintbush Perennial Shrub Sun
Populus angustifolia Narrow-leaf cottonwood, Narrowleaf cottonwood Perennial Tree Sun Wet
Populus fremontii Fremont cottonwood, Western cottonwood, Gila cottonwood, Alamo Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Populus tremuloides Quaking aspen, Golden aspen, Trembling aspen, Mountain aspen, Aspen, Trembling poplar, Alamo blanco Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Potentilla arguta Tall cinquefoil, White cinquefoil, Prairie cinquefoil Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry, Common chokecherry, Choke cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas fir, Blue Douglas fir Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Purshia mexicana Mexican cliffrose, Chinacates, Chivatillo, Romerillo cimarrón, Romero, Romero cedro Perennial Tree
Purshia tridentata Antelope bitterbrush, Bitterbrush, Antelope brush Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Quercus gambelii Gambel oak, Rocky Mountain white oak, Utah white oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Ranunculus cymbalaria Alkali buttercup Perennial Herb Part-shade
Rhus glabra Smooth sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rhus trilobata Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac, Scented sumac, Ill-scented sumac, Skunkbush sumac, Skunkbush, Basketbush, Squawbush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Ribes aureum Golden currant Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ribes cereum Wax currant, Western red currant, White squaw currant Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rubus parviflorus Western thimbleberry, Thimbleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade 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
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem, Popotillo azul Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
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 grossulariifolia Current-leaf globe-mallow, Gooseberry-leaf globe-mallow, Gooseberryleaf globemallow Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Sporobolus airoides Alkali sacaton, Zacate alcalino Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Sporobolus cryptandrus Sand dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Symphoricarpos longiflorus Desert snowberry, Long-flower Snowberry Perennial Shrub
Symphyotrichum ciliatum Alkali American-aster, Rayless alkali aster, Rayless aster Annual Herb Sun Moist
Symphyotrichum laeve Smooth blue aster Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Tetraneuris acaulis Stemless four-nerve daisy, Stemless Hymenoxys Perennial Herb
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 bracteata Bigbract verbena, Carpet vervain, Prostrate vervain Annual Herb Sun
Vulpia octoflora Common Sixweeks Grass, Sixweeks fescue Annual Grass/Grass-like
Wyethia amplexicaulis Mule-ears Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Yucca baccata Banana yucca, Blue yucca, Fleshy-fruited yucca, Datil Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry