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Information Brochures and Flyers

Lockeford Plant Materials Center, Brochure (PDF; 1.9 MB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Davis, CA. 2/6/12. 2p. (ID# 10837).

Coastal SoCal Native Plant Hedgerows and Windbreaks (PDF; 182 KB) Burns, C. 2007. Somas , CA field office staff, Casey Burns. Somas, CA. June 2007. 1p. (ID# 7365).

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Plant Fact Sheets

Manystem Wildrye Plant Fact Sheet (PDF; 120 KB) Young-Mathews, A. and S. Winslow 2010. Lockeford Plant Materials Center, California and Bridger Plant Materials Center Staff, Montana. Davis, CA. 9/8/10. 2p. (ID# 9972).

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Newsletters

The Grama Phone, Fall 2017 (PDF; 611 KB) Dial, H., M. Smither-Kopperl, B. Cooney, and C. Bernau 2017. USDA NRCS Southwestern Plant Materials Centers. Tucson, Arizona. September 2017. 5p. (ID# 13191).

The Grama Phone, Spring 2016 (PDF; 984 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M., Dial, H., Cooney, B., and Eldredge, E. 2016. USDA NRCS Southwestern Plant Materials Centers. Tucson, AZ. March 2016. 5p. (ID# 12817).

The Grama Phone, Fall 2015 (PDF; 988 KB) Dial, H., M. Smither-Kopperl, E. Eldredge, and B. Cooney 2015. USDA NRCS Southwestern Plant Materials Centers. Tucson, AZ. August 2015. 6p. (ID# 12663).

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Plant Guides

California Poppy Plant Guide (PDF; 223 KB) Smither-Kopperl, ML 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2018. 8p. (ID# 13360).

Great Valley Phacelia Plant Guide (PDF; 305 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M.L. 2018. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. June 2018. 3p. (ID# 13335).

Plant Guide Whiteleaf Manzanita (PDF; 647 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2018. 5p. (ID# 13358).

Plant Guide for Lacy Phacelia (PDF; 281 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2018. 4p. (ID# 13361).

Beardless Wildrye Plant Guide (PDF; 282 KB) Anna Young Matthews 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December 2016. 5p. (ID# 12955).

California Fucshia Plant Guide (PDF; 388 KB) Lundgren, J., Smither-Kopperl, M 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. August, 2016. 5p. (ID# 12898).

Coyotebrush Plant Guide (PDF; 643 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M. 2016. Lockeford, PMC. Lockeford, CA. September, 2016. 5p. (ID# 12900).

Great Valley Gumweed Plant Guide (PDF; 164 KB) Bliss, M. 2013. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2013. 4p. (ID# 11858).

Bladderpod Plant Guide (PDF; 89 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M. 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. May 25, 2012. 2p. (ID# 11060).

Buckbrush Plant Guide (PDF; 123 KB) DeSiervo, M. 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford. May 25, 2011. 4p. (ID# 11061).

Sticky Whiteleaf Manzanita Plant Guide (PDF; 213 KB) Shirley, C. 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. May 25, 2012. 4p. (ID# 11062).

Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat Plant Guide (PDF; 214 KB) Dyer, D., R. O’Beck, and A. Young-Mathews 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford. July 13, 20012. 4p. (ID# 11382).

Beardless Wildrye Plant Guide - 2010 update (PDF; 278 KB) Young-Mathews, A. and S. Winslow 2010. CAPMC and MTPMC. Davis, CA. 9/21/2010. 4p. (ID# 9969).

Blue Wildrye Plant Guide (PDF; 88 KB) Dyer, D., R. O'Beck, and M.E. Stannard 2010. USDA PLANTS. Pullman WA. Aug 2010. 3p. (ID# 9829).

California Sagebrush Plant Guide (PDF; 203 KB) Young-Mathews, A. 2010. CAPMC. Davis, CA. 9/21/10. 4p. (ID# 9970).

BRCA5 Plant Guide (update) (PDF; 92 KB) Stannard, M. and Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2009. 4p. (ID# 8408).

Purple Needlegrass Plant Guide (PDF; 228 KB) Tilley, D., D. Dyer, and J. Anderson 2009. CAPMC. Davis, CA. 8/19/09. 5p. (ID# 8968).

Big Saltbush Plant Guide (PDF; 166 KB) Dyer, D. and R. O'Beck 2005. USDA-NRCS National Plant Data Center. Davis, Ca. April 2005. 2p. (ID# 5870).

Fourwing Saltbush Plant Guide (PDF; 179 KB) Dyer, D. and R. O'Beck 2005. USDA-NRCS Idaho State Office and Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. Davis, CA. April 2005. 4p. (ID# 5869).

Plant Guide: Greenleaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula) (PDF; 180 KB) Dyer, D. and R. O'Beck 2005. USDA-NRCS National Plant Data Center and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Davis, CA. April 2005. 3p. (ID# 5871).

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Miscellaneous Popular Articles

Progress Report of Activities, 2017 (PDF; 2.3 MB) Margaret Smither-Kopperl, Valerie Bullard 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 1/2/2018. 6p. (ID# 13241).

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Major Publications

Plant Materials and Techniques for Establishing and Improving Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Habitat (PDF; 6 MB) Dial, H. 2015. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2015. 9p. (ID# 12667).

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PM Annual Progress Report of Activities

Progress Report of Activities 2016 (PDF; 2.25 MB) Margaret Smither-Kopperl 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January, 2017. 5p. (ID# 13135).

Progress Report of Activities, 2015 (PDF; 1.3 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January 2016. 5p. (ID# 12818).

Progress Report of Activities, 2014 (PDF; 1.1 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M. 2015. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January 2015. 4p. (ID# 12522).

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Release Brochures

'Berber' orchardgrass Release brochure (PDF; 295 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11842).

'Blando' brome Release Brochure (PDF; 310 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12061).

'Casa' Quailbush Release Brochure (PDF; 531 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11843).

'Cucamonga' California Brome Release Brochure (PDF; 238 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11063).

'Dorado' Bladderpod spiderflower (PDF; 707 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford, CA. 2017. 2p. (ID# 10843).

'Lana' Woollypod Vetch Release Brochure (PDF; 559 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2017. 2p. (ID# 11381).

'Marana' fourwing saltbush Release Brochure (PDF; 375 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September, 2013. 2p. (ID# 11844).

'Mariposa' Blue wildrye Release brochure (PDF; 423 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. January, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12063).

'Perla' Koleagrass Release Brochure (PDF; 524 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12176).

'Rio' Beardless wildrye Release Brochure (PDF; 417 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12062).

'Sierra' Sulphur-flower Buckwheat Release Brochure (PDF; 524 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11065).

LK517f germplasm Saltgrass Release Brochure (PDF; 463 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. January 2017. 2p. (ID# 12060).

'Cuesta' Flexible Ceanothus Release Brochure (PDF; 95 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center 2014. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. July 2014. 2p. (ID# 12278).

'Lassen' Antelope Bitterbrush Release Brochure (PDF; 621 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2014. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. February, 2014. 2p. (ID# 12065).

'Maleza' Mountain Whitethorn Release Brochure (PDF; 292 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials center 2014. Lockeford Plant Materials center. Lockeford, CA. 2p. (ID# 12280).

'Duro' California buckwheat Release Brochure (PDF; 242 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. August 2012. 2p. (ID# 11380).

'Zorro' Annual Fescue Release Brochure (PDF; 233 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. June 2012. 2p. (ID# 11064).

Central Coast 2600 germplasm California brome (PDF; 271 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March, 2012. 2p. (ID# 10838).

Coastal 500 germplasm California Brome (PDF; 126 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March, 2012. 2p. (ID# 10839).

Northern Cal 40 germplasm California brome (PDF; 131 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March, 2012. 2p. (ID# 10840).

Southern Cal 1000 germplasm California brome (PDF; 287 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March 2012. 2p. (ID# 10841).

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Final Study Report

Adaptation of lentil cultivars as cover crops in California's Central Valley (PDF; 2.7 MB) Bullard, V. and Smither-Kopperl, M 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2016. 9p. (ID# 12901).

Commercial Pollinator Mix Comparison (PDF; 8.1 MB) Bullard, V., Smither-Kopperl, M. 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2016. 32p. (ID# 12902).

Evaluation of Drought Tolerant Cover Crops for California’s Central Valley at the Lockeford PMC in 2015 (PDF; 445 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M and J. Borum 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford CA. January, 2016. 9p. (ID# 12903).

Evaluation of Drought Tolerant Cover Crops for California's Central Valley (PDF; 665 KB) Margaret Smither-Kopperl and Shirley Alvarez 2015. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. February 10, 2015. 7p. (ID# 12523).

Suitability of Sainfoin (Onobychis vicifolia as a Rangeland Forage Crop In California (PDF; 1.1 MB) Ceci Dale-Cesmat, Margaret Smither-Kopperl 2015. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2015. 11p. (ID# 12672).

Elkhorn Slough Watershed Grass Performance Conservation Field Trial Results (PDF; 867 KB) Lambert, C. 2008. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. PM TechNote 75. 10p. (ID# 7880).

The Potential of Mycorrhiza Use in Improving Grass Performance (PDF; 449 KB) Dyer, D. 2008. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford CA. PM TechNote 79. 15p. (ID# 7883).

Technical Note 73 Tulelake Inter-Center Strain Trail (PDF; 25 KB) Dyer, D. and R. O'Beck 2005. Lockeford CA. Lockeford, CA. TN-73, Feb. 2005. 3p. (ID# 5883).

Technical Note 70: Review of paper "Napa River Flood Management Project - Willow and Cottonwood Revegetation" (PDF; 269 KB) Blake, P. 2004. USDA-NRCS Napa Field Office. Lockeford, CA. TN-70, Sept. 2004. 7p. (ID# 5782).

Technical Note 62: Soil Quality Improvement Using Mycorrhiza Inoculation and its Effects on the Propagation of California Native Plants (PDF; 127 KB) Dyer, D. 2001. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. TN-62. 3p. (ID# 489).

Technical Note 63: Soil Quality Improvement Using Worm Castings and its Effects on Propagation of Conservation Plants (PDF; 48 KB) Dyer, D. 2001. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. TN-63. 2p. (ID# 496).

Technical Note 65: Vegetative Control of Medusahead (PDF; 102 KB) Dyer, D. 2001. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. TN-65. 2p. (ID# 497).

Technical Note 55: Germination responses and boron accumulation in germplasm from Chile and USA Grown with Boron Enriched Water (PDF; 306 KB) Banuelos, G.S., H.A. Ajwa, L. Caceres, and D. Dyer 1999. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN55, Mar. 1999. 23p. (ID# 103).

Technical Note 45: Field planting summary Marana four-wing saltbrush (PDF; 290 KB) Slayback, R.D. and D. Dyer 1997. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN45, Jun. 1997. 5p. (ID# 2709).

Technical Note 49: Native grasses and clear water: Restoration of the Grass Valley Creek Watershed Trinity County, California (PDF; 468 KB) Sandifer, D.S. and D. Dyer 1997. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN49, Jun. 1997. 5p. (ID# 2579).

Technical Note 50: Final Report: Windbreak planting in the Antelope Valley RC&D Nursery (PDF; 2 MB) Bishop, G. 1997. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN50, Sept. 1997. 2p. (ID# 154).

Technical Note 52: Legume species for erosion control in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains (PDF; 162 KB) Owens, J. and D. Dyer 1997. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN52, Sept. 1997. 8p. (ID# 2288).

Technical Note 39: Effectiveness of annual and perennial grasses and legume species for early emergence and erosion control (PDF; 530 MB) Bishop, G. 1995. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN39, Aug. 1995. 18p. (ID# 152).

Technical Note 38: Restoring Mojave Desert farmland with native shrubs (PDF; 69 KB) Dyer, D. 1994. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN38, Jul. 1994. (ID# 690).

Technical Note 33: Field planting summary - Casa quailbush (PDF; 81 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center 1985. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN 33, Mar. 1985. (ID# 12173).

Technical Note 27: Range revegetation in the continental climate area of California (PDF; 2 MB) USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center 1968. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN 27, Jan. 1968. (ID# 1615).

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Technical Notes

Technical Note 1: Plant Materials Collection Guide (PDF; 13.3 MB) St. John, L., D.G. Ogle, J. Scianna, S. Winslow, C. Hoag, and D. Tilley 2009. Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. Aberdeen, ID. February 27, 2009. 17p. (ID# 8442).

TN-PM-11-3-AZ, Arizona Wildfire Risk Reduction and Recovery Tips for Homeowners (PDF; 1.3 MB) Munda, B., D. Ogle, D. Dyer, and S.M. Lambert 2011. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2011. 19p. (ID# 10483).

Technical Note 16: Seed dilution with rice hulls (PDF; 81 KB) USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center 1996. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN 16, Mar. 1996. 2p. (ID# 1628).

Technical Note 18: Alternate row grass-legume seeding (PDF; 1.2 MB) USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center 1961. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN 18, Jul. 1961. (ID# 1611).

WNTSC Plant Materials Technical Note No. 3: Cover Crop Seed Vendors for Western States (PDF; 433 KB) Young-Mathews, A., P. Pavek, V. Bullard, T. Pickett, C. Bernau, M. Pokorny, H. Dial, and B. Cooney 2018. USDA-NRCS West National Technology Support Center. Portland, OR. June 2018. 18p. (ID# 13328).

PLS - What it is and how can we use it? (PDF; 13 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 1994. CAPMC. Lockeford, CA. TN PLANT MATERIALS 34. 2p. (ID# 12177).

Technical Note 36: Determining viability of soil seed banks after wildfires (PDF; 187 KB) Dyer, D. 1995. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN 36, Jan. 1995. 7p. (ID# 691).

Technical Note 40: Vegetative guide to selected native grasses (PDF; 1.8 MB) Bishop, G. 1996. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN40, Mar. 1996. 78p. (ID# 153).

Technical Note 43: Salvage of native sod for wetland restoration in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains (PDF; 143 KB) Owens, J. and D. Dyer 1996. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN43, Jun. 1996. 3p. (ID# 2286).

Technical Note 44: Transplanting willow root wads for stream restoration in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains (PDF; 182 KB) Owens, J. and D. Dyer 1996. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN44, Jul. 1996. 3p. (ID# 2287).

Field Planting Summary 'Marana' Four-Wing Saltbush (PDF; 332 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2007. CAPMC. Lockeford, CA. TN PLANT MATERIALS - 45. 5p. (ID# 12178).

Technical Note 46: Glossary of terms for use on native species issues (PDF; 411 KB) Gibbs, J. and D. Dyer 1996. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN46, Sept. 1996. 20p. (ID# 873).

Technical Note 47: Tree planting conservation education projects (PDF; 47 KB) Ramirez, R.G. and D. Dyer 1997. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN47, Jun. 1997. 4p. (ID# 2475).

Technical Note 5: Basic seed data supporting NRCS vegetative guides (2nd revision) (PDF; 592 KB) Bishop, G. and W. Bunter 1999. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. Jun. 1999. 16p. (ID# 150).

Technical Note 51: Hand crimping straw mulch on critical area planting sites provides superior results (PDF; 29 KB) Owens, J., K. Christensen, and D. Dyer 1997. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN51, Sept. 1997. 2p. (ID# 2289).

Technical Note 68: Guidelines for Native Plant Use (PDF; 299 KB) Francis, A. and D. Dyer 2003. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. 9-1-2003. 22p. (ID# 5045).

Native American Plant Resource Hedgerow Establishment (PDF; 25 KB) Dyer, D. 2008. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. PM TechNote 78. 400p. (ID# 7882).

Technical Note 81, Field and Demonstration Plantings (PDF; 657 KB) Tilley, D.J. and D.G. Ogle 2009. CAPMC. Davis, CA. 8/20/09. 18p. (ID# 8969).

TN-82 Seedling Identification Guide for Pollinator Hedgerow Forbs of California's Central Valley (PDF; 2.1 MB) Young-Mathews, A. 2011. Davis, CA. 82. 14p. (ID# 10340).

Technical Note 84: PLS, Bulk Seeding Rates and the eVeg Guide (PDF; 182 KB) Smither-Kopperl, Margaret 2016. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. August, 2016. 6p. (ID# 12904).

Technical Note 84A: PLS and Bulk Seeding Rate Calculator (PDF; 43 KB) Smither-Kopperl, Margaret 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, ca. December, 1985. 4p. (ID# 12896).

Cover Crop Seed and Native Seed Vendors for California (PDF; 142 KB) Bullard, Valerie 2016. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. November, 2016. 6p. (ID# 12954).

Cover Crop Chart: Common Cover Crops for California (PDF; 7.7 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M., S. Hill, D. Chessman 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. Agronomy 81. revised, May, 2018. 49p. (ID# 13333).

Big Pine Paiute Tribe Conservation Field Trial Study (PDF; 2.2 MB) Ken Lair, Rob Pearce, Bill Helmer 2015. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2016. 30p. (ID# 12750).

Wildfire Risk Reduction and Recovery Tips for Homeowners (PDF; 2.4 MB) Munda, B., D.G. Ogle, D. Dyer, and S.M. Lambert 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Phoenix, AZ. Jun. 2002. 19p. (ID# 1969).

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Other Publication Types

Propagation protocol for vegetative production of container Baccharis pilularis DC. plants (Rooted male vegetative cuttings in 1/2 gallon containers.); USDA NRCS - Lockeford Plant Materials Center, Lockeford, California. (PDF; 40 KB) Gomes, A., and M. Smither-Kopperl 2012. http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org/Network/ViewProtocols.aspx?View=Print&ProtocolID=3923. Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.. 23 October 2012. 2p. (ID# 11430).

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