3. Great Basin Desert

Grasses:
• Alkali sacaton grass Sporobolus airoides: Medium-green leaves. Forms clumps. Sun. Dry. 3 feet.
• Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis: Gray-green leaves. Forms clumps. Sun. Dry to medium moisture. 1 foot.
• Indian ricegrass Achnatherum hymenoides: Airy and open clumps. Sun. Dry. 3 feet

Shrubs:
• Oakleaf sumac Rhus trilobata: Showy fall foliage. Orange-red fruit draws birds. Sun to partial shade. Dry. 6 feet.
• Apache plume Fallugia paradoxa: White flowers resemble wild roses. Plume-like seed heads. Sun. Dry. 6 feet.
• Utah serviceberry Amelanchier utahensis White flowers. Edible blue fruit. Sun to partial shade. Dry to medium moisture. 15 feet.

Wildflowers:



• Fragrant evening primrose Oenothera caespitosa Night blooms scent the air. Sun. Dry. 6 inches.
• Sticky purple geranium Geranium viscosissimum: Sticky hairs on leaves. Pink to purple flowers. Sun to shade. Moderate moisture. 3 feet.
• Utah Penstemon Penstemon utahensis: Red or hot-pink trumpet-shaped flowers attract butterflies. Sun. Low to medium water. 27 inches.

Cacti and succulents:
• Dwarf Yucca Yucca harrimaniae: Lance-like foliage. Bell-shaped flowers. Sun. Well-drained soil. 2 feet.

Resources:
Utah's Choice
Idaho Native Plants Society
Las Pilitas

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