Know Your Natives…revealed!
Many thanks to those of you who participated in our Know Your Natives contest a few weeks ago. We had several submissions and a FEW folks who were able to claim a free native plant at our sale this past weekend.
For those of you who did participate, here are the answers to the questions:
The mousetail in the cones of this tree is an easy way to identify it.
The seeds of this delicate forest understory plant are sometimes distributed by ants, who are attracted to a small but nutritious bit of fat attached to them
ANSWER: Bleeding Heart
The young leaves of this plant are soft, tender and edible, though you would never want to eat the older leaves
ANSWER: Oregon grape
The fruits of this plant are extremely high in vitamin C, good for a cold-season tea
ANSWER: Nootka rose
The berries of this plant were used for fish bait, it is often seen growing on decaying wood
ANSWER: Red huckleberry
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