This page provides detail and images of the various flora along Boise Creek and in our yard at Boise Creek Farm. Most of the creek flora was planted during the 2004 Boise Creek Riparian Planting Plan by King Conservation. The plants are listed in alphabetical order.

Along Boise Creek

Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata). Black Twinberry is a member of the honeysuckle family.
Black Twinberry in fruit. The berries are toxic to humans, but consumed by a variety of birds.
Black Twinberry bare winter twigs.
Nootka Rose (Rosa nutkana) is shown here in spring bloom. Note: Nootka Rose is very difficult to distinguish from the clustered Swamp Rose. Both have pink flowers. The major difference is that Nootka Rose has larger flowers that are usually borne singly (but sometimes in pairs or triplets) at the ends of branches.
Nootka Rose in winter. The bright red rose hips decorate our Christmas tree each year.
Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia) flower bud in spring.
Oregon Ash leaves and flowers in mid to late spring.
Oregon Ash in autumn.
Pacific Crabapple (Malus fusca) in spring bloom.
Pacific Crabapple in mid summer. The Cedar Waxwing and other birds often feast on the fruit.
Pacific Crabapple in autumn.
Pacific Ninebark Physocarpus capitatus). The plant shown here is in spring bloom.
Pacific Ninebark in late summer bloom.
Pacific Ninebark in autumn.
Pacific Willow (Salix lucida) is shown here is in summer bloom with yellow catkins.
Pacific Willow in summer.
Pacific Willow in winter.
Red Alder (Alnus rubra) develop catkins in spring.
Red Alder leaves and bark in summer.
Red Alder in winter.
Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) is shown here is in summer bloom.
Red-Osier Dogwood developing berries.
Red-Osier Dogwood in autumn.
Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) is shown here is in spring bloom.
Salmonberry in fruit.
Salmonberry in autumn.
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) foliage year round.
Sitka Spruce cones develop in autumn, but rarely before the age of twenty years.
Snowberry (Symphoricarpos) in spring bloom.
Snowberry fruit. These berries are toxic if eaten in quantity, but provide many medicinal uses.
Snowberry in winter.
Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is shown here is in spring bloom. It has nasty thorny stems!
Swamp rose in winter.
Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) is shown here in spring bloom.
Thimbleberry in fruit. These berries are edible and often made into jam.
Western red Cedar (Thuja plicata) foliage year round.
Western Red Cedar cones develop in autumn.