Osoberry – Oemleria cerasiformis

Plant of the Month: Oemleria cerasiformis, Osoberry, Indian Plum Rosaceae (Rose) Family   Illustration and article by Erin Savoy Edited by Samantha Elie Oemleria cerasiformis (Osoberry or Indian Plum) is one of my (Erin) personal favorite native shrubs, especially in early spring when it signals that we are emerging from winter’s bony clasp. Usually the…

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Oregon Ash – Fraxinus latifolia

Plant of the Month: Fraxinus latifolia, Oregon Ash  Oleaceae (Olive) Family   Illustration and article by Erin Savoy Edited by Samantha Elie Oregon Ash, or Fraxinus latifolia, is our only PNW native ash tree. Its compound leaves with wider leaflets and grand form make it easy to identify. There are many of these trees growing…

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Redosier Dogwood – Cornus sericea

Plant of the Month: Cornus sericea, Redosier Dogwood Cornaceae (Dogwood) Family   Illustration and article by Erin Savoy Edited by Samantha Elie Cornus sericea (Redosier Dogwood or Creek Dogwood) is a deciduous, multi-stemmed, erect but loosely spreading shrub that can grow from 3 – 20 ft tall, and often just as wide. It forms dense…

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