It’s Seed Collecting Time!

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Picking beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) seed in the Siskiyou Mountains.

Right now is crunch time for seed collecting in the Klamath-Siskiyou. Late blooming, low elevation plants are setting seed as collecting in the low country winds down. Mid-elevation plant seeds are ripening up in abundance as the summer heat sets in. Early flowering, high elevation plants are beginning to set seed as well, beginning the high elevation seed collecting season which lasts until October.  We have been out in the field as much as we can collecting native plant seeds for fall and winter planting.

While Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds collects a wide variety of native plant seeds that we feel will be of interest for retail sales, we also offer contract seed collecting services. This service gives landowners, gardeners, nurseries, and botanical gardens the peace of mind that the specific species they need will be collected in a specified quantity. Rates for seed collection services vary, so email us today with your project needs: klamathsiskiyou@gmail.com

High elevation wildflower season is at its peak. Take a hike in the mountains to beat the summer heat and get out and experience the high elevation wildflowers in bloom while you can!

Happy Botanizing!

Ch 4 Siskiyou Fire-Siskiyou Wilderness

Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax)

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