Native Plants Resources and Links
Gardening with indigenous plants is rewarding and helps the local wildlife. Here is a list of resources to help guide you to gardening with native plants.
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A field guide to wild berries/fruits of Sharingwood
"There are 23 species of native plants, mostly shrubs, which produce a berry or berry-like fruit. Many are edible and choice, some are not edible which means they taste bad, are mostly seed, or for some reason people don't eat them. We have two berries, the bane berry, and the red nightshade which are poisonous. The many berry producing plants we have encourages the many berry eating birds which summer here."
This page has photos to illustrate the berries we have in the Pacific Northwest.
The Native Garden at Point Defiance Park
A native public garden divided into areas representing seven Pacific Northwest vegatation zones. Visit the beautiful native plants that make our Northwest beautiful.
Menu of Wildflowers to be Seen in Oregon and Washington
These web pages are intended for use by the biology students at Gresham High School as they identify the wildlife & wildflowers they encounter during their spring ecology studies. Of course, all nature afficionados are welcome too! Good plant keys for help in identifying wildflowers.
Native Plant Society of Oregon
Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon's native vegetation.
Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris
SPCNI is the section of the AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY dedicated to the wild-growing irises native to California, Oregon and Washington.
Washington Native Plant Society
Benefits Washington's native plant communities and you too, by providing information about the beauty and value of these plants.
Trees of the Pacific Northwest
This site will help you identify conifers in the PNW. Even has a dichotomous key for tree identification!
Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening
An attempt to gather information that is useful for gardening with Pacific Northwest native plants, and for attracting PNW native wildlife to your yard, no matter how large or small that yard may be. This site has not been updated in a few years and we hope that this will be done soon, as it is getting outdated. We include it because there are still some useful portions to the site. But under construction for two years?
Native Plant Resources
These resources are provided by the Water and Land Resources Division of King County, Washington as an aid to learning about northwest native plants.
Native Plant Salvage
Volunteers in King County, Washington are digging up native plants from sites slated for development for use in a variety of revegetation projects. As part of a unique program initiated by King County Water and Land Resources Division in 1992, the "rescued" plants are used to restore stream banks, wetlands and buffers near a variety of capital improvement and roads projects. Developers, government, and individual citizens collaborate to make the program work.
Oregon Flora Project
The mission of the Oregon Flora Project is to serve as a comprehensive resource for the vascular plants of Oregon that grow without cultivation, and to foster effective use of this knowledge by all citizens. The information we present spans the topics shown below.
Second Nature Garden Design
A Portland, Oregon based lanscape design company dedicated to working with Nature toward sustainable design. Specialties are native habitat gardens, edible landscapes, and water-wise landscapes.
Our resource list of nurseries, many carrying native plants and seeds for the Northwest.