Seedlings are everywhere – must be spring!
We sow the seeds for the native plants we grow in the fall and winter of each year; it is with much joy (and relief!) that I greet the new plants arising from them each spring. I want you to share in this joy, so see how many of the seedlings pictured below you can identify to genus. Answers follow at the bottom of the page.
No. 1 – note the seed
No. 2 – a nitrogen fixer
No. 3 – a late-blooming desert ___________
No. 4 – a heavy fruit producer
No. 5 – masses of yellow spring flowers
No. 6 – becomes a small tree with lovely fall color
1. Quercus garryana – Garry oak
2. Lupinus polyphyllus – Bigleaf lupine
3. Eriogonum niveum – Snow buckwheat
4. Prunus virginiana – Chokecherry
5. Balsamorhiza sagittata – Arrowleaf balsamroot
6. Acer glabrum – Douglas, or Rocky Mountain, maple
Lisa, Keri and Rosa transplanting Douglas maple seedlings from flats to tubes