Wright's Pavonia may be used in perennial food plots or in seed mixtures for range seeding. Forage value is highly palatable to all livestock, white-tailed deer and game birds. It may be used for beautification and in native landscapes.
Maximilian sunflower may have potential as a biofuel resource in the Southern US. It provides food and cover for deer, game birds and songbirds is an important pollinator plant. The foliage is highly palatable and eaten by all classes of livestock.
Eldorado Engelmann’s daisy provides food and cover for wildlife, small mammals, birds, and reptiles. It is an important pollinator plant, and is highly palatable readily grazed by several classes of livestock and deer.
Fourteen species of milkweed are native to the Great Basin, occurring in a diversity of communities including deserts, rangelands, meadows, woodlands, open forests, and riparian areas. Milkweeds are vital for the monarch butterfly.
Habitat is enhanced for pollinators and beneficial
insects by establishing an array of plants that flower throughout the growing season. A diversity of carefully chosen plants assures a continual source of nectar and pollen for native and honey bees.
Meriwether Germplasm blanket flower was selected primarly for adding species diversity to native plant seed mixes in the rehabilitation of disturbed sites. It has utility as a cover and food source for pollinators, wildlife, and livestock.
Tropic Sun sunn hemp is recommended as a rapid-growing leguminous green manure crop to be included in rotation with vegetable, ornamental and other plants to add nitrogen and organic matter, suppress weeds, control erosion, and reduce root-knot nematodes