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Deer Plant Descriptions

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So... we all know what deer eat, right?  Do you know what the plant looks like in the wild?  Here is a list of deer browse listed by species.  The information about NW deer preferred browse came from the Washington Department of Wildlife.  all pictures are courtesy Wikipedia unless otherwise noted.

      

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Mule deer browse                       Blacktail deer browse              Whitetail deer browse

Mule Deer

        

^^^Service berry^^^                            ^^^Sagebrush^^^                         

                        ( picture needed )

^^^Deer brush^^^                                      ^^^Snow brush^^^                       

              Red Osier Dogwood bearing fruit

^^^Rabbit brush^^^                                   ^^^Red twig dogwood^^^

( picture needed )                                             

^^^Winterfat^^^                                        ^^^Juniper^^^                                 

Philadelphus lewisii   

^^^Mock Orange^^^                                    ^^^Ninebark^^^

            

^^^Ponderosa Pine^^^                               ^^^Bitter Cherry^^^              

      

^^^Douglas Fir^^^                                      ^^^ Bitterbrush^^^                 

               

^^^Golden Currant^^^                                   ^^^Wild Rose^^^                   

            

^^^Thimbleberry^^^                                          ^^^Willow^^^                  

                 

^^^Snowberry^^^                                                    ^^^Balsamroot^^^                     

                         

^^^Prickly Lettuce^^^                                                   ^^^Twinflower^^^  

      Medicago littoralis                Flower head of Sanguisorba minor

^^^Alfalfa^^^                                                           ^^^Burnet^^^                  

                       

^^^Dandelion^^^                                                    ^^^Clover^^^                             

                   Closeup of oat kernels

^^^Wheat^^^                                                          ^^^Oats^^^                         

        ( need picture  )                                           

^^^Cheatgrass^^^                                              ^^^Bluegrass^^^                        

             

^^^Lichen^^^                                                      ^^^Mushrooms^^^                    

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Blacktailed Deer

                        

^^^Service berry^^^                                      ^^^Sagebrush^^^                        

                

^^^Deer Brush^^^                                                       ^^^Crabapple^^^        

                

^^^Bitter Cherry^^^                                                     ^^^Douglas Fir^^^                 

                                

^^^Bitterbrush^^^                                                            ^^^Willow^^^                      

                                    

^^^Western Red Cedar^^^                                         ^^^Oregon Grape^^^             

       Medicago littoralis              Flower head of Sanguisorba minor

^^^Alfalfa^^^                                                      ^^^Burnet^^^                                

                

^^^Dandelion^^^                                                 ^^^Clover^^^                        

              

^^^Wheat^^^                                                               ^^^Fescue^^^                 

               

^^^Lichen^^^                                                          ^^^Mushrooms^^^                 

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Whitetailed deer

 

             

^^^Vine Maple^^^                                            ^^^Red Alder^^^                        

                                             ( picture needed )

^^^Serviceberry^^^                                               ^^^Snowbrush^^^                       

                     

^^^Deer brush^^^                                                        ^^^Hazelnut^^^                      

            

^^^Hawthorn^^^                                                         ^^^Salal^^^                                

                                

^^^Douglas Fir^^^                                                    ^^^Oak^^^                            

                      

^^^Cascara^^^                                              ^^^Blackberry^^^                                 

                 

           ^^^Thimbleberry^^^                                           ^^^Salmonberry^^^            

                    

^^^Willow^^^                                                          ^^^Elderberry^^^                  

                   

^^^Western Red Cedar^^^                              ^^^Huckleberry^^^                     

      Anaphalis margaritacea                         

^^^Pearly Everlasting^^^                                          ^^^Balsamroot^^^          

               

^^^Fireweed^^^                                                                                                                                                  

       Medicago littoralis       

^^^Alfalfa^^^                                                   ^^^Clover^^^                                        

      Vicia grandiflora               Closeup of oat kernels

^^^Vetch^^^                                                         ^^^Oats^^^                                 

                          

^^^Deer Fern^^^                                                         ^^^Bluegrass^^^                   

       

^^^Sword Fern^^^                                                               ^^^Wheat^^^                

                 

^^^Lichen^^^                                                      ^^^Mushrooms^^^                   

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