Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) is a perennial forb, easily identified by its leaves and unique flowers. The fern-like leaves are soft, hairy, and deeply cleft. When going to seed, the pear-shaped flowers produce long, feathery awns to help with wind dispersal.

Life Cycle: Perennial

Solar Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Color: Pink

Bloom Time: May to early July

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Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) is native to most parts of the US and all of Canada. Typically found in wet meadows, along streams, and on riverbanks, Redosier Dogwood is easily identified by its bright red bark and white four-petaled flowers. A shrub growing 5’-15’ tall, it can be distinguished from similar looking willows by its opposite branching form.

Solar Exposure: Varies

Height: 5 to 15 Feet

Bloom Color: White

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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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