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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)Achillea millefolium
Common Names yarrow
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)Amelanchier alnifolia
Common Names saskatoon, serviceberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description 5 petals.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)Anaphalis margaritacea
Common Names western pearly everlasting
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Piper's anemone, windflower (Anemone piperi)
Anemone piperi
Common Names Piper's anemone, windflower
Family Buttercup
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
hemp dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum L.)Apocynum cannabinum L.
Common Names hemp dogbane
Family Dogbane
Flower Color White
Weed Noxious
sego lilyCalochortus nuttallii
Common Names sego lily
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)Capsella bursa-pastoris
Common Names shepherd's purse
Family Mustard
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Flat, triangular pods are all along a fine stalk. Leaves are pinnatifid. The plant forms a rosette.
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Yes
hoary cress, whitetop (Cardaria spp.)
Cardaria spp.
Common Names hoary cress, whitetop
Family Mustard
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Noxious
White Mountain Heather (assiope mertensiana)Cassiope mertensiana
Common Names white mountain heather
Family Heath
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description small, white, bell-like flowers
Native Yes
Weed No
buckbrush, snowbush (Ceanothus velutinus)
Ceanothus velutinus
Common Names buckbrush, snowbush
Family Buckthorn
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Leaves persistent, N fixing genus. Leaves: Shiny upper side
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
water hemlock (Cicuta douglasii)Cicuta douglasii
Common Names water hemlock
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Poisionous plant, wet soil. Leaves: 1-3 times pinnate
Location McCall
Weed Noxious
Utah Thistle (Cirsium utahense)Cirsium utahense
Common Names Utah thistle
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)Conium maculatum
Common Names poison hemlock
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Noxious
red-osier dogwood(Cornus stolonifera)
Cornus stolonifera
Common Names red-osier dogwood
Family Dogwood
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Red branched shrub.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Black Hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)Crataegus douglasii
Common Names black hawthorn
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub - Tree
Native Yes
Weed No
Matted Cryptantha (Cryptantha circumscissa)Cryptantha circumscissa
Common Names matted cryptantha
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Watershed Owyhee
Weed No
cryptantha (Cryptantha glomerata)
Cryptantha glomerata
Common Names cryptantha
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
cryptantha (Cryptantha sp.)
Cryptantha sp.
Common Names cryptantha
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Weed No
sacred datura, angel's trumpet (Datura innoxia)
Datura innoxia
Common Names sacred datura, angel's trumpet
Family Potato
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed Yes
Queen Anne's lace, Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)Daucus carota
Common Names Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Weed Yes
Steer's head (Dicentra uniflora)Dicentra uniflora
Common Names steer's head
Family Bleeding heart or Fumatory
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Woodland strawberry, wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca)Fragaria vesca
Common Names woodland strawberry, wild strawberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Location McCall and many locations
Native Yes
Weed No
Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)Fragaria virginiana
Common Names Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
sweet woodruf, bedstraw (Galium boreale)
Galium boreale
Common Names sweet woodruf, bedstraw
Family Madder
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall and many locations
Weed Yes
spiny greasebush (Glossopetalon spinescens )
Glossopetalon spinescens
Common Names spiny greasebush
Family Crossosoma
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
bog orchid (Habenaria dilatata)
Habenaria dilatata
Common Names bog orchid
Family Orchid
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Short Description Thin spikelike raceme of flowers.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
cow parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)
Heracleum lanatum
Common Names cow parsnip
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Photosensitive skin reaction, wet soil. Is poisonous to humans.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Jagged Chickweed (Holosteum umbellatum)Holosteum umbellatum
Common Names jagged chickweed
Family Pink
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Yes
Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)Krascheninnikovia lanata
Common Names white sage, winterfat
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
bushy peavine (Lathyrus rigidus)
Lathyrus rigidus
Common Names bushy peavine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color White
Plant Type Vine
Native Yes
Weed No
labrador tea(Ledum groenlandicum)
Ledum groenlandicum
Common Names labrador tea
Family Heath
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall and many locations
Native Yes
Weed No
sand lily, star lily, mountain lily (Leucocrinum montanum)Leucocrinum montanum
Common Names mountain lily , sand lily, star lily
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
prairie star, woodland star (Lithophragma heterophyllum)
Lithophragma heterophyllum
Common Names woodland star, prairie star
Family Saxifrage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
white sweetclover (Melilotus alba)
Melilotus alba
Common Names white sweetclover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
bigleaf sandwort, franklin's sandwort (Moehringia macrophylla)
Moehringia macrophylla
Common Names bigleaf sandwort, franklin's sandwort
Family Pink
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description previously known as Arenaria macrophylla
Native Yes
Weed No
narrowleaf minerslettuce, indian lettuce (Montia linearis)Montia linearis
Common Names narrowleaf minerslettuce, indian lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Miner's lettuce (Montia perfoliata)
Montia perfoliata
Common Names Miner's lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Introduced North America
Weed No
Nicotiana attenuata (coyote tobacco)Nicotiana attenuata
Common Names coyote tobacco
Family Potato
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native
desert evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa)
Oenothera caespitosa
Common Names desert evening primrose
Family Evening Primrose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
ninebark(Opulaster malvaceus)
Opulaster malvaceus
Common Names ninebark
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
sweet cicely (Osmorhiza chilensis)Osmorhiza chilensis
Common Names sweet cicely
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
hot-rock penstemon (Penstemon deustus)
Penstemon deustus
Common Names hot-rock penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
yampah (Perideridia gairdneri)Perideridia gairdneri
Common Names yampah
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
bittercherry (Prunus emarginata)
Prunus emarginata
Common Names bittercherry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub - Tree
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
common chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)Prunus virginiana
Common Names common chokecherry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Tree
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Pyrola secunda
Common Names sidebells pyrola
Family Heath
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description 9-12" tall.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Wax Currant (Ribes cereum)Ribes cereum
Common Names wax currant
Family Gooseberry
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Sticky Currant (Ribes viscosissimum)Ribes viscosissimum
Common Names sticky currant
Family Gooseberry
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Rubus idaeus
Common Names red raspberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
 Rubus parviflorus
Common Names thimbleberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Red edible berries, very large leaves.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
False Solomon's Seal (Smilacina racemosa)
Smilacina racemosa
Common Names False Solomon's Seal
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Wild Lily of the Valley (Smilacina stellata)Smilacina stellata
Common Names starry false lily of the valley, false Solomons seal
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Short Description Alternate zig-zag pattern of leaves and flowers.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
hairy night shade (Solanum sarrachoides)Solanum sarrachoides
Common Names hairy night shade
Family Potato
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Short Description There berries are Green, brown, and yellow when matured.
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
shiny-leaf spirea(Spiraea betulifolia)Spiraea betulifolia
Common Names shiny-leaf spirea
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
pennycress, field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)Thlaspi arvense
Common Names pennycress, field pennycress
Family Mustard
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Weed No
showy townsend daisy (Townsendia florifer)Townsendia florifer
Common Names showy townsend daisy
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Short Description Annual plant..
Native Yes
Valerian (Valeriana sp.)Valeriana sp.
Common Names valerian
Family Valerian
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
California false hellebore, corn lily, skunk cabbage (Veratrum californicum)Veratrum californicum
Common Names skunk cabbage, corn lily, California false hellebore
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Location McCall and many locations
Native , Yes
Weed No
white-rayed wyethia (Wyethia helianthoides)
Wyethia helianthoides
Common Names white-rayed wyethia, sunflower mule-ears
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
beargrass, squaw grass (Xerophyllum tenax)
Xerophyllum tenax
Common Names beargrass, squaw grass
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
mountain death camas, mountain deathcamas (Zigadenus elegans)Zigadenus elegans
Common Names mountain death camas, mountain deathcamas
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
meadow death camas, meadow deathcamas (Zigadenus venenosus)Zigadenus venenosus
Common Names meadow death camas, meadow deathcamas
Family Lily
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No

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