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Conservation Plant Releases - Lockeford Plant Materials Center

The Lockeford 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
LK621e Germplasm Achnatherum occidentale western needlegrass erosion control and quick, self perpetuating-cover, forage for cattle, sheep, horses and deer before maturity
Altura Arctostaphylos patula greenleaf manzanita critical area stabilization for dry, rocky slopes and droughty, well drained soils; 3-4 yr. old plants provide good cover and erosion control
Marana Atriplex canescens fourwing saltbush upland game cover, environmental enhancement Brochure (PDF; 375 KB)
Casa Atriplex lentiformis big saltbush upland wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 531 KB)
Central Coast 2600 Germplasm Bromus carinatus California brome habitat restoration, revegetation, erosion control and ranges Brochure (PDF; 271 KB)
Central Sierra 3200 Germplasm Bromus carinatus California brome habitat restoration, revegetation, erosion control and ranges
Coastal 500 Germplasm Bromus carinatus California brome habitat restoration, revegetation, erosion control and ranges Brochure (PDF; 126 KB)
Cucamonga Bromus carinatus California brome erosion control, cover crop Brochure (PDF; 238 KB)
Northern Cal 40 Germplasm Bromus carinatus California brome habitat restoration, revegetation, erosion control and ranges. Brochure (PDF; 131 KB)
Southern Cal 1000 Germplasm Bromus carinatus California brome habitat restoration, revegetation, erosion control and ranges Brochure (PDF; 287 KB)
Blando Bromus hordeaceus ssp. hordeaceus soft chess erosion control, cover crop, range improvement Brochure (PDF; 310 KB)
Maleza Ceanothus cordulatus mountain whitethorn critical area stabilization for dry, rocky slopes and droughty, well drained soils; preferred deer food; 3-4 yr. old plants provide good ground cover and erosion control Brochure (PDF; 292 KB)
Cuesta Ceanothus ×flexilis ceanothus erosion control Brochure (PDF; 95 KB)
Dorado Cleome isomeris bladderpod wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 707 KB)
Akaroa Dactylis glomerata orchardgrass pasture, hay, silage, range improvement, erosion control, cover crop, wildlife
Berber Dactylis glomerata orchardgrass pasture, hay, silage, range improvement, erosion control, cover crop, wildlife Brochure (PDF; 295 KB)
LK517f Germplasm Distichlis spicata inland saltgrass stream restoration and erosion control Brochure (PDF; 463 KB)
Mariposa Elymus glaucus blue wildrye erosion control, quick self-perpetuating cover, fair to good forage for cattle, horses, and deer Brochure (PDF; 423 KB)
Duro Eriogonum fasciculatum California buckwheat erosion control, insect habitat Brochure (PDF; 242 KB)
Sierra Eriogonum polyanthum sulphur flower buckwheat erosion control, landscape, wildlife, revegetation Brochure (PDF; 524 KB)
Rio Leymus triticoides beardless wildrye bank and shoreline protection, range improvement, soil stabilization (wet areas), revegetation Brochure (PDF; 417 KB)
Wimmera 62 Lolium rigidum annual ryegrass erosion control
LK415f Germplasm Nassella cernua foothill needlegrass restoration, critical area plantings, cover crop, and wildlife habitat
LK115d Germplasm Nassella pulchra purple needlegrass restoration, critical area plantings, cover crop, and wildlife habitat
LK215e Germplasm Nassella pulchra purple needlegrass restoration, critical area plantings, cover crop, and wildlife habitat
LK315d Germplasm Nassella pulchra purple needlegrass restoration, critical area plantings, cover crop, and wildlife habitat
Perla Phalaris aquatica koleagrass range improvement Brochure (PDF; 524 KB)
Lassen Purshia tridentata bitterbrush wildlife habitat, erosion control Brochure (PDF; 621 KB)
Monte Frio Trifolium hirtum rose clover erosion control, range improvement, dry land pasture, cover crops, wildlife, revegetation
Wilton Trifolium hirtum rose clover erosion control, range improvement
Lana Vicia villosa ssp. varia woollypod vetch range improvement, cover and green manure crop, erosion control, wildlife Brochure (PDF; 559 KB)
Zorro Vulpia myuros annual fescue erosion control, cover crop, revegetation Brochure (PDF; 233 KB)