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Western Hackberry

Celtis reticulata

Native to eastern Washington, northern Oregon, Idaho, through intermountain area to Utah, and in mount...

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Western Hazelnut

Corylus cornuta californica

Native to damp slopes below 7,000-ft. elevation, northern Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada of California...

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Tsuga heterophylla, photo courtesy of Joshua McCullough/PhytoPhoto

Western Hemlock

Tsuga heterophylla

Native along coast fromAlaska to Northern California,inland to northern Idaho andMontana. Handsome tre...

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Western Hound's Tongue

Cynoglossum grande

Native to Oregon and California coast ranges and to Sierra Nevada slopes below 4,000 ft. Hairy, mostly...

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Western Larch

Larix occidentalis

Native to the Cascadesand northern Rocky Mountains.Grows 150–200 ft. tall as timber tree, but usually ...

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Western Laurel

Kalmia polifolia microphylla

Native from Alaska to Northern California. To 1 ft. high and 8 in. wide, with spreading branches ander...

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Western Mountain Ash

Sorbus scopulina

Native towestern North America. To 3–15 ft. tall and wide, often withreddish bark. Leaves to 2 1/2 in....

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Thuja plicata

Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata

Plants grown from inland seed are hardy anywhere in the West; those from coastal seed are less hardy t...

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Cercis occidentalis

Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis

Native to California, Arizona, Utah, but predominantly found in California foothills below 4,000 ft. S...

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Calycanthus occidentalis

Western Spice Bush

Calycanthus occidentalis

Native along streams, moist slopes in California’s Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills. Gro...

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Western Spiraea

Spiraea douglasii

Native to Coastal Ranges fromNorthern California to BritishColumbia, eastward to RockyMountains. Forms...

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Polystichum munitum

Western Sword Fern

Polystichum munitum

Native from California to Alaska and Montana, Idaho, and South Dakota. Most common fern of Western for...

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