Native of the Month: Wild Cranberry

Native of the Month: Wild Cranberry

Wild cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos) is a low creeping perennial shrub with small evergreen leaves. The flower buds start out as deep pink, but as the buds open, the flowers become lighter in color. The flowers and berries grow in clusters at the ends of the branches...
Native of the Month: Devil’s Club

Native of the Month: Devil’s Club

It’s not hard to imagine the origin of this plant’s namesake. Devil’s club is known for its aggressive spikes on thick yellowish stems. This Pacific Northwest native generally grows around 5 feet tall (1.5 meters), but in undisturbed areas, can reach...
Native of the Month: Bog Laurel

Native of the Month: Bog Laurel

Bog Laurel – Kalmia MicrophyllaBog laurel, also known as swamp laurel, is a short shrub with oppositely arranged, leathery, glossy leaves. Its stems stand erect, and its small, pink flowers are found in clusters. The fruit are woody capsules that have long...
Native of the Month: Serviceberry

Native of the Month: Serviceberry

Serviceberry – Amelanchier alnifolia Western service berry, Saskatoon, or Juneberry is a beautiful woody species that can be spotted throughout most of Canada and western North America because it can grow in a plethora of areas including open forests, stream...