Perennial & Native Edibles Resources

To exhibit what plants are suitable for our region, we have compiled plant lists from two of our Bee Inspired Gardens. The plants were all selected for their drought-tolerance, attractiveness to pollinators, benefits to the soil, and for their ethnobotanical use such as edibility.

Plant list for the Utah State University Bee Inspired Garden:

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Here is the┬áselection of plants planted at the Canyonlands Field Institute’s Bee Inspired Garden:


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Additional Information:

Native American Ethnobotany search engine

Utah State University Extension, Range Plants of Utah

Natural Dyes

San Juan County Natural History

New Mexico Ethnobotany information