Links and Resources

Updated December 2017

Native Plant Identification


Hitchcock, C.L. and A. Cronquist, edited by David Giblin,et. al. 2018. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (2nd edition). University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.

Lyons, C.P. and B. Merilees. 1995. Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in Washington and British Columbia. Lone Pine Publishing, Auburn, WA.

Parish, Roberta, R. Coupé, and D. Lloyd. 1996. Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest. Lone Pine Publishing, Auburn, WA.

Pojar, Jim and Andy MacKinnon. 2013. Alpine Plants of the Northwest. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, AB

Taylor, Ronald. 1992. Sagebrush Country. Mountain Press Pub. Co., Missoula, MT.

Turner, Mark and Phyllis Gustafson. 2006. Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Turner, Mark and Ellen Kuhlmann. 2014. Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Native Plant Gardening and Landscaping

Cullina, William. 2000. Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada. Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, MA.

Cullina, William. 2002. Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines; a guide to using, growing, and propagating North American woody plants. Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, MA.

Fitzgerald, Tonie and Michael Terrell. Landscaping with Native Plants in the Inland Northwest. WSU Cooperative Extension, Spokane County. Publication MISC0267

Knopf, Jim. 1991. The Xeriscape Flower Gardener: A Waterwise Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region. Johnson Books, Boulder, CO.

Kruckeberg, Arthur C.  and Linda Chalker-Scott. 2019. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest (3rd edition). University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.

Link, Russell. 1999. Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.

Mee, Wendy 2003. Waterwise: Native Plants for Intermountain Landscapes. Utah State University Press, Logan, UT.

Robson, Kathleen and Alice Richter. 2008. Encyclopedia of Northwest Native Plants for Gardens and Landscapes. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Tallamy, Douglas. 2007.  Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Native Plant and Landscaping Links

WTU Image Collection: Plants of Washington – a thorough collection of photos of Washington plants

Native Plant Network – access to Native Plants Journal and the Propagation Protocol database  //

Washington Native Plant Society. Many good links, including to state chapters.

Native Plants of Eastern Washington – landscaping guide produced by Columbia Basin chapter of the WA Native Plant Society   //

Native and Drought-Tolerant Plants from WSU Cooperative Extension, Spokane County; relevant info for Eastern Washington  //

PlantNative – extensive info on native plants, naturescaping, and native plant nurseries in the NW, from Portland, OR

Plants for Birds – Find bird-friendly native plants for your area with the Audubon Society’s database

The Art and Science of Revegetation – integrated approach to establishing native plants in extensive restoration projects //

Native Plant Production, University of Washington – propagating and growing Washington natives, with W. WA emphasis

ITIS – Integrated Taxonomic Identification System – the reference for correct scientific names of native plants, joint site for the agencies of the US, Mexican and Canadian federal governments  //


Native Plants Journal, Indiana University Press, 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404 (800)842-6796 //
In-depth information on growing and planting native plants throughout the US; attractive and professional. Published three times per year.