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Conservation Plant Releases - Rose Lake Plant Materials Center

The Rose Lake Plant Materials Center has released the following plants to commercial growers to solve specific resource conservation needs. Click on the link to the Release Brochure (if available) to view more information on each plant release. Click on the Scientific Name for more information on the species.

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Plant Releases

Release Name Scientific Name Common Name Uses Release Brochure
Prairie View Indiana Germplasm Andropogon gerardii big bluestem provide food/cover for wildlife, increase species diversity, erosion control and restoring native plant environments.
Southlow Michigan Germplasm Andropogon gerardii big bluestem wildlife food and cover, erosion control, restoring native plant environments, and increasing species diversity Brochure (PDF; 685 KB)
Koch Germplasm Calamovilfa longifolia prairie sandreed erosion control, dune stabilization, and water quality improvement Brochure (PDF; 779 KB)
Indigo Cornus amomum silky dogwood single row windbreak under center pivot irrigation. Field and farmstead windbreak. Soil bioengineering. Wildlife food. Brochure (PDF; 512 KB)
Alcona Germplasm Desmodium glabellum Dillenius' ticktrefoil wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 701 KB)
Marion Germplasm Desmodium glabellum Dillenius' ticktrefoil food for upland gamebirds, songbirds as well as other wildlife Brochure (PDF; 271 KB)
Grant Germplasm Desmodium paniculatum panicledleaf ticktrefoil wildlife food and as a alternative to introduced plant species. Brochure (PDF; 177 KB)
Icy Blue Germplasm Elymus canadensis Canada wildrye prairie restoration, erosion control and wildlife habitat enhancement Brochure (PDF; 550 KB)
Lancer Lathyrus latifolius perennial pea erosion control plant, wildlife cover plant, land reclamation, brush management, roadside seeding mixtures, critical area planting where objective includes beautification Brochure (PDF; 141 KB)
Roselow Malus sargentii Sargent crabapple farm and field windbreaks Brochure (PDF; 357 KB)
Magenta Malus hybrid crabapple small tree for single row windbreaks & beautification Brochure (PDF; 658 KB)
Sholty Medicago sativa ssp. falcata yellow-flowered alfalfa livestock forage, wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 169 KB)
Southlow Michigan Germplasm Panicum virgatum switchgrass wildlife food and cover, erosion control, restoring native plant environments, and increasing species diversity Brochure (PDF; 390 KB)
Imperial Populus √ócanadensis Carolina poplar windbreaks (especially around orchards) and pulpwood Brochure (PDF; 268 KB)
Riverbend Germplasm Salix sericea silky willow stream bank and shoreline restoration and riparian corridors Brochure (PDF; 420 KB)
Vintage Germplasm Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis common elderberry streambank stabilization, wildlife habitat and riparian corridor enhancement Brochure (PDF; 633 KB)
Prairie View Indiana Germplasm Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem provide food/cover for wildlife, increase species diversity, erosion control, and to restore native plant environments.
Southlow Michigan Germplasm Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem wildlife food and cover, erosion control, restoring native plant environments, and increasing species diversity Brochure (PDF; 351 KB)
Prairie View Indiana Germplasm Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass provide food/cover for wildlife, increase species diversity, erosion control, and restore native plant environments.
Southlow Michigan Germplasm Sorghastrum nutans indiangrass wildlife food and cover, erosion control, restoring native plant environments, and increasing species diversity Brochure (PDF; 388 KB)
Affinity Thuja occidentalis northern white cedar field and farmstead windbreaks and as screen or border planting in urban situations; important source of winter browse Brochure (PDF; 415 KB)
Leelanau Germplasm Viburnum opulus var. americanum highbush cranberry windbreaks (especially on wet or organic soils} and wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 527 KB)