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Conservation Plant Releases - Bismarck Plant Materials Center

The Bismarck 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
NU-ARS AC2 Agropyron cristatum ssp. pectinatum crested wheatgrass cool season pastures and rangelands
Nordan Agropyron desertorum crested wheatgrass range seeding, pasture and hay land planting Brochure (PDF; 334 KB)
Garrison Alopecurus arundinaceus creeping foxtail pasture and hay land plantings, waterways Brochure (PDF; 143 KB)
Survivor Germplasm Amorpha fruticosa false indigo in combination with other native riparian species for stream bank erosion control, lake shore stabilization, wildlife habitat, windbreaks, and potentially for landscaping. Brochure (PDF; 680 KB)
Bison Andropogon gerardii big bluestem range seeding, pasture and hay land planting, wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 217 KB)
Bonilla Andropogon gerardii big bluestem range seedings, pasture and hay land plantings, wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 765 KB)
Bounty Germplasm Andropogon gerardii big bluestem Conservation cover, erosion Control, pasture and hayland plantings, wildlife habitat, Range seedings, prairie revegetation and landscaping Brochure (PDF; 514 KB)
Sunnyview Andropogon gerardii big bluestem range seedings, pasture and hay land plantings, and wildlife habitat
Killdeer Bouteloua curtipendula sideoats grama range seeding, wildlife habitat, low maintenance ground cover
Pierre Bouteloua curtipendula sideoats grama range seeding, critical area plantings, low maintenance ground cover Brochure (PDF; 824 KB)
Bismarck Ecotype Bouteloua dactyloides buffalograss low maintenance cover; erosion control; prairie restoration; xeric landscaping Brochure (PDF; 206 KB)
Bad River Ecotype Bouteloua gracilis blue grama rangeland seeding; reduced maintenance plantings; prairie restoration; xeric landscaping Brochure (PDF; 223 KB)
Oahe Celtis occidentalis hackberry shelterbelts, wildlife plantings, urban plantings Brochure (PDF; 392 KB)
Prairie Harvest Germplasm Celtis occidentalis common hackberry windbreaks, riparian buffers, wildlife, and ornamental planting as an alternative to ash Brochure (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Centennial Cotoneaster integerrimus cotoneaster shelterbelts, wildlife habitat, recreation areas Brochure (PDF; 512 KB)
Homestead Crataegus Ă—anomala Arnold hawthorn windbreaks, wildlife habitat, and urban corridors Brochure (PDF; 296 KB)
Antelope Germplasm Dalea candida white prairie clover forage, nitrogen source for associated grasses, wildlife, and for use in seed mixes Brochure (PDF; 248 KB)
Bismarck Germplasm Dalea purpurea purple prairieclover range and pasture seed mixtures, wildlife habitat, rangeland restoration, prairie landscaping, livestock and wildlife forage
Bismarck Germplasm Echinacea angustifolia narrow-leaved coneflower CRP mixes, landscaping, highway right-of-way plantings, medicinal purposes
Mandan Elymus canadensis Canada wildrye range seedlings, pasture and hay land plantings Brochure (PDF; 85 KB)
Tober Germplasm Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye ecological revegetation, wildlife habitat, riparian cover, forage production, erosion control Brochure (PDF; 143KB)
Cardan Fraxinus pennsylvanica green ash shelterbelts, wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 300 KB)
Medicine Creek Germplasm Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian sunflower range and pasture seedings, wildlife habitat, prairie restoration and landscaping, hedge or screen, and has potential for use in filter strips
Bismarck Germplasm Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus stiff sunflower prairie restoration, native landscaping, range improvement
Midwest Malus mandshurica Manchurian crabapple shelterbelts, wildlife habitat, recreation areas Brochure (PDF; 331 KB)
Sholty Medicago sativa ssp. falcata yellow-flowered alfalfa livestock forage, wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 169 KB)
Lodorm Nassella viridula green needlegrass range seeding and pasture plantings Brochure (PDF; 515 KB)
Dacotah Panicum virgatum switchgrass range seeding, pasture and hay land planting, wildlife habitat, waterways Brochure (PDF; 499 KB)
Forestburg Panicum virgatum switchgrass pasture or hay land, range seeding, wildlife habitat, waterways Brochure (PDF; 260 KB)
Rodan Pascopyrum smithii western wheatgrass range seedings, cool season pastures, mine land reclamation Brochure (PDF; 261 KB)
McKenzie Photinia melanocarpa black chokeberry wildlife plantings, farmstead and field windbreaks, single-row wind barrier plantings, fruit production, ornamental/recreational plantings Brochure (PDF; 264 KB)
Canam Populus hybrid popular field and farmstead windbreaks, wildlife habitat, and fuel wood plantings
Scarlet Prunus fruticosa Mongolian cherry farmstead windbreaks, wildlife plantings
Regal Prunus tenella Russian almond windbreaks, wildlife habitat, and recreation and urban development plantings Brochure (PDF; 331 KB)
Prairie Red Prunus hybrid plum windbreaks and wildlife Brochure (PDF; 420 KB)
Mankota Psathyrostachys juncea Russian wildrye pasture and hay land planting Brochure (PDF; 455 KB)
McDermand Pyrus ussuriensis Ussurian pear shelterbelts, wildlife habitat, urban plantings Brochure (PDF; 646 KB)
Riverview Germplasm Ribes americanum American black currant wildlife plantings, agroforestry (fruit production), field windbreaks, wildlife habitat and food, and riparian areas Brochure (PDF; 1.5 MB)
Silver Sands Germplasm Salix interior sandbar willow in combination with other native riparian species for stream bank erosion control, lake shore stabilization, wildlife habitat, and in windbreaks on moist sites with good weed control. Brochure (PDF; 680 KB)
Badlands Ecotype Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem rangeland seeding; prairie restoration; and xeric landscaping Brochure (PDF; 203 KB)
Itasca Germplasm Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem component in native range seedings, wildlife plantings, and prairie landscaping Brochure (PDF; 251 KB)
Sakakawea Shepherdia argentea silver buffaloberry mine land restoration, farmstead windbreaks, wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 540 KB)
Tomahawk Sorghastrum nutans indiangrass range seeding, pasture and hay land planting Brochure (PDF; 504 KB)
Red River Natural Germplasm Spartina pectinata prairie cordgrass wetland restoration, enhancement, stream bank stabilization, wind strip barriers, filter strips, riparian buffers, prairie landscaping Brochure (PDF; 481 KB)
Legacy Syringa villosa late lilac farmstead/field windbreaks, wildlife habitat, and recreational development plantings Brochure (PDF; 802 KB)
Haymaker Thinopyrum intermedium intermediate wheatgrass hay production and pasture plantings
Manifest Thinopyrum intermedium intermediate wheatgrass grazing and hay production Brochure (PDF; 212 KB)
Manska Thinopyrum intermedium pubescent intermediate wheatgrass pasture and hay land planting Brochure (PDF; 342 KB)
Reliant Thinopyrum intermedium intermediate wheatgrass pasture and hay land planting Brochure (PDF; 727 KB)