Aside from getting out on the range and learning plants by examining them first-hand, the next best way is to study herbarium specimens. The Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria has made access as easy as a mouse-click! You can view very high quality scans of all the plants on the list for this event.

We’ve made it easy for you–simply scroll down and follow the links to go directly to the image collection for each plant. Click on the image thumbnails to view the high resolution version then zoom in and explore!

  • Plant Links – Download an excel table with links to plant images.
  • Backpack Guide to Idaho Range Plants – Order this beautiful full-color guide which contains many plants included in event.
  • Range Plants of Utah provides an excellent overview of many common range plants.
  • Quizlet – Study the CDE plants on Quizlet. This website allows you to study plant identification sets we’ve made! You can study by flashcards, spelling tests, testing yourself, or even create your own study set.

Plant Identification Study Powerpoint Flashcards

Complete plant list available in the Event Manual on the Event-Info page.

Name – Plant Scan Images


Baltic Rush – Examples
Basin Wildrye – Examples
Bluebunch Wheatgrass – Examples
Cheatgrass (or Downy Brome) – Examples
Crested Wheatgrass – Examples
Elk Sedge – Examples
Foxtail Barley – Examples
Idaho Fescue – Examples
Indian Ricegrass – Examples
Intermediate Wheatgrass – Examples
Medusahead Rye – Examples
Nebraska Sedge – Examples
Needle-and-Thread – Examples
Orchardgrass – Examples
Prairie Junegrass – Examples
Purple Threeawn – Examples
Saltgrass – Examples
Sandberg Bluegrass – Examples
Smooth Brome – Examples
Squirreltail – Examples
Timothy – Examples


Arrowleaf Balsamroot – Examples
Curlycup Gumweed – Examples
Halogeton – Examples
Locoweed – Examples
Louisiana Sage (or Cudweed Sagewort) – Examples
Lupine – Examples
Mule-ears – Examples
Penstemon (or Beardtongue) – Examples
Russian Thistle (or Tumbleweed) – Examples
Scarlet Globemallow – Examples
Tall Larkspur – Examples
Tansymustard – Examples
Tapertip Hawksbeard – Examples
Western Yarrow – Examples


Antelope Bitterbrush – Examples
Big Sagebrush – Examples
Chokecherry – Examples
Coyote Willow – Examples
Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany – Examples
Fourwing Saltbush – Examples
Gambel Oak – Examples
Greasewood – Examples
Mormon Tea – Examples
Pinyon Pine – Examples
Quaking Aspen – Examples
Rabbitbrush (Green or Rubber) – Examples
Redosier Dogwood – Examples
Saskatoon Serviceberry – Examples
Shadscale – Examples
Skunkbrush Sumac – Examples
Winterfat – Examples
Woods’ Rose – Examples


Canada Thistle – Examples
Hoary Cress (or Whitetop) – Examples
Leafy Spurge – Examples
Poison Hemlock – Examples
Salt Cedar – Examples
Spotted Knapweed – Examples
Ventenata – Examples