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Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is a conifer native to the western US and Canada. Sometimes called Red Fir or shortened to Doug Fir, it is a valuable timber tree and is often grown on Christmas tree farms. The needles of the Douglas Fir are 1”-1.5” long and grow in a spiral around the twigs of the tree. The bark matures into deep irregular furrows with a reddish-brown or grey coloring and the oldest trees can be up to 150’ tall.

Solar Exposure: Variable

Height: up to 150 feet

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Common Camas (Camassia quamash) is a perennial forb native to the western US and Canada. One of Latah County’s most distinctive flowers, it is an important staple food of the Nimiipuu and other native tribes. Today its range is vastly diminished, but some wet meadows on the Palouse still turn into a beautiful sea of blue Camas blooms in mid-May.

Life cycle: Perennial

Solar Exposure: Part-sun

Bloom Color: Purplish-blue; occ. albino

Bloom Time: Mid-Spring

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