Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.89
Liaison Charles Riley
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2011
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Oregon Institute of Technology
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.25 Roger Hulet
Grounds Supervisor
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:

Generally, the institution does not prioritize the use of native plants in landscaping for new building or building renovation projects. However, a professor in the biology department received external grant funds to support a native plant garden at OIT to be used for education purposes. The garden space (a hillside and a wetland) is on campus property, and the plants that will be included will all be native. These plants include:

•10 Prunus subcordata
•10 Mahonia aquifolium
•12 Ceanothus prostratus
•10 Purshia tridentata
•5 Ribes Aureum
•5 Symphoricarpus
•4 Lonicera involucrata
•8 Amelanchior
•15 Cercocarpus montanus
•3 Prunus emarginata
•6 Abies concolor
•5 Calocedrus decurrens
•4 Abies concolor (white fir)
•3 Pinus ponderosa (ponderosa pine)
•10 Arctostaphylus uva ursi (bearberry)
•10 Arctostaphylus patula (greenleaf Manzanita)
•15 Artemisia tridentate (big sagebrush)
•10 Paxistima myrsinites (Oregon boxwood)
•3 Sambucus spp (elderberry)
•3 Rosa woodsii (woods rose)
•3 Prunus subcordata (Klamath plum)
•5 Cercocarpus ledifolius (curl leaf mahogany)
•14 Deschampsia cespitosa (tufted hair grass)
•6 Pancium virgatum (lowland switchgrass)
•9 Cornus sericea (dogwood spp)
•7 Spiraea douglasii (western spirea)
•7 Scenecio triangularis (butterweed)
•2 Alnus incana (mountain alder)
•20 Sisyrinchium idahoense (blue-eyed grass)
•20 Sisyrinchium douglasii (purple-eyed grass)
•15 Iris missouriensis (blue flag iris)
•15 Iris pseudoacorus (yellow iris)
•13 Rananculus repens (creeping buttercup)
•7 Aconitum cammarum (monk's hood)
•14 Caltha leptosepala (marsh marigold)

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