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Conservation Plant Releases - Aberdeen Plant Materials Center

The Aberdeen 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
Nezpar Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass range, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 433 KB)
Hycrest II Agropyron cristatum × A. desertorum crested wheatgrass range, dry land pasture, erosion control
Ephraim Agropyron cristatum crested wheatgrass range, dry land pasture, erosion control, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 178 KB)
Vavilov II Agropyron fragile Siberian wheatgrass rangeland seedings, pasture, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 160 KB)
Regar Bromus biebersteinii meadow brome pasture, hay land, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 177 KB)
Paiute Dactylis glomerata orchardgrass range, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 186 KB)
Bannock Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus thickspike wheatgrass erosion control, forage, and cover, mine spoil reclamation, critical area stabilization, and filter strips Brochure (PDF; 174 KB)
Sodar Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus streambank wheatgrass erosion control, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 121 KB)
Soda Springs Germplasm Eriogonum heracleoides parsnipflower buckwheat pollinator and wildlife habitat, rangeland rehabilitation, and to increase planting diversity Brochure (PDF; 188 KB)
Magnar Leymus cinereus basin wildrye range, wildlife, erosion control Brochure (PDF; 140 KB)
Maple Grove Germplasm Linum lewisii prairie flax erosion control, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and beautification Brochure (PDF; 321 KB)
Appar Linum perenne prairie flax range, critical area stabilization, beautification, diversity Brochure (PDF; 335 KB)
Amethyst Germplasm Machaeranthera canescens hoary tansyaster CRP, Pollinator, Sage-grouse habitat Brochure (PDF; 119 KB)
Recovery Pascopyrum smithii western wheatgrass erosion control, range and pasture renovation, livestock forage Brochure (PDF; 190 KB)
Richfield Selection Penstemon eatonii firecracker penstemon erosion control, diversity, and beautification Brochure (PDF; 349 KB)
Clearwater Selection Penstemon venustus Venus penstemon erosion control, diversity, and beautification Brochure (PDF; 319 KB)
Anatone Germplasm Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata bluebunch wheatgrass erosion control and rangeland restoration Brochure (PDF; 228 KB)
Goldar Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata bluebunch wheatgrass range, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 144 KB)
Aberdeen Selection Salix pentandra laurel willow wind erosion control, soil stabilization, wildlife habitat, plant diversity, beautification Brochure (PDF; 155 KB)
Delar Sanguisorba minor small burnet range, critical area stabilization, diversity Brochure (PDF; 193 KB)
Rush Thinopyrum intermedium intermediate wheatgrass erosion control, forage, wildlife cover, mine spoil rehabilitation, filter strips, critical area stabilization, irrigated pastures Brochure (PDF; 313 KB)
Tegmar Thinopyrum intermedium dwarf intermediate wheatgrass erosion control, critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 446 KB)