Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Know Your Natives…revealed!

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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:

 

1.

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The mousetail in the cones of this tree is an easy way to identify it.

 

ANSWER: Douglas-fir

2.

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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

3.

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The young leaves of this plant are soft, tender and edible, though you would never want to eat the older leaves

 

ANSWER: Oregon grape

4.

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The fruits of this plant are extremely high in vitamin C, good for a cold-season tea

 

ANSWER: Nootka rose

5.

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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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