I’m working on a list of which plant species native to the San Juans are the most resistant to deer browse. I would welcome anyone’s personal observations to expand this list. Please post here if you have any to add (or subtract!).
Here are some of the species already on the list: western buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis), death camas (Toxicoscordion venenosum), blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium idahoense), pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), shooting star (Dodecatheon), all lupine species (Lupinus), all grasses and graminoids, gumweed (Grindelia), self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), sea-blush (Plectritis congesta), wooly sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum), field chickweed (Cerastium arvense), spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum), coast black gooseberry (Ribes divaricatum), fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii), Douglas aster (Symphiotrichum subspicatum).