PLANT LIST

Alfalfa

Annual Bluegrass

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Asparagus

Baby's Breath

Barnyard Grass

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Blackberry

Black-eyed Susan

Black Medic

Bladder Campion

Blue Clematis

Blue Elder

Bullrush

Bull Thistle

Burdock

Canada Goldenrod

Canada Hawkweed

Canada Thistle

Carrotleaf Desert Parsley

Chickweed

Chicory

Chocolate Lily

Chokecherry

Clasping Pepperweed

Cleavers

Climbing Nightshade

Comfrey

Common Bugloss

Common Mallow

Common Milkweed

Common Tansy

Coreopsis

Crabgrass

Cranebill Geranium

Creeping Buttercup

Curly Dock

Dalmatian Toadflax

Dames Rocket

Dandelion

Diffuse Knapweed

Eurpean Stickseed

Field Bindweed

Fireweed

Foxtail Barley

Glacier Lily

Great Mullein

Goundsel

Gorse

Henbit

Herb Robert

Hoary Allysum

Honeysuckle

Horsetail

Houndstongue

Indian Blanketflower

Indian Paintbrush

Jointed Goatgrass

Knickaknick

Knotweed

Lamb's Quarters

Lanceleaf Spring Beauty

Leafy Spurge

Lewis Mock Orange

Lupine

Marsh Plume Thistle

Mountain Bluebell

Mountain Snowberry

Old Man's Whiskers

Oregon Grape

Oxeye Daisy

Parasitic Dodder

Pineappleweed

Prairie Coneflower

Puncturevine

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Vetch

Pussy Toes

Quack Grass

Queen's Cup Lily

Rat's Tail Plantain

Red Osier Dogwood

Redroot Pigweed

Rough Cinquefoil

Rush Skeletonweed

Russian Knapweed

St John's Wort

Saskatoon

Scentless Camomile

Scotch Broom

Scotch Thistle

Shepherd's Purse

Shooting Star

Showy Daisy

Shrubby Cinquefoil

Shrubby Penstamon

Siberian Wallflower

Skunk Cabbage

Soapwort

Sow Thistle

Spotted Knapweed

Stinging Nettle

Strawberry

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Sweet White Clover

Sweet Yellow Clover

Tall Tumblemustard

Tansy Ragwort

Thimbleberry

Thread-leafed Phacelia

Upland Larkspur

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock

Water Smartweed

Western Goat's Beard

Western Wallflower

Western White Clematis

Wild Flax

White Cockle

White Clover

Wild Buckwheat

Wild Oats

Wild Rose

Wild Violets

Yarrow

Yellow Flag Iris

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 
 

OREGON GRAPE Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.

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The state flower of Oregon, Hollyleaved Barberry (known locally as Oregon Grape), is on the noxious weed list in 46 US states. 

Oregon Grape produces bright yellow flower clusters in late winter (March) through to June.

The bright glossy foliage resembles holly (prickles and all) and is used as a decoration at Christmastime. The foliage turns bright red in the fall. In spring, the new growth is a bronzy copper color. 

A native evergreen shrub, growing 3 to 6 feet high, Oregon Grape grows in open woods and shrublands.

It is used extensively in landscaping as an ornamental and is known as Mahonia in the nursery business.

The dull blue berries grow like grapes and make the most delicious jelly - follow any good recipe for grape jelly and mix it half and half  with clear apple juice. This is my all-time favourite jelly! Be sure to wash the berries well to get the bugs out!!!

Medicinally, various root preparations of Oregon Grape were used by Native Americans for stomach trouble, hemorrhages, and tuberculosis; as a panacea, a tonic, a gargle, an eye wash, as a treatment for syphilis and to purify blood. Leaves and roots were used in steam baths to treat yellow fever; was used as a poison; and the tips of stems were used to treat stomach aches, roots and bark were used as a yellow dye for wool, baskets, bows and arrows and porcupine quills. Some nations considered the plant poisonous and others used it as food, eating the berries fresh but also mashed it and formed it into cakes and dried it for winter food. 

 

 

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