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About WNPS

The Washington Native Plant Society is a forum for individuals who share a common interest in Washington’s unique and diverse plant life. For more than 35 years WNPS has been a great source for native plant information and action. Your active membership strengthens the Society’s role as the voice for our native plants. Please join us today.

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Study Weekend, 2015 :  Islands in the Sky: A North Cascades Adventure
August 14-16

The Komo Kulshan Chapter invites you to join us for this year's Native Plant Study Weekend.  Come enjoy the splendor of the Heather Meadows area at road's end as well as destinations along the Mount Baker Highway. The North Cascades is a rugged mountainous region which over a long and complex geologic history has created a patchwork of isolated mountaintops, "sky islands," which are home to a unique flora of cold-adapted plants. There will be a wide range of outings with varying degress of difficulty, including strolls, hikes, and workshops.   Click on the link above for more information and to register.  


Ferns and Fern Allies Identification Workshop:  July 28th-29th, 2015

The ferns and fern allies are ancient lineages of vascular plants with high species richness in the Pacific Northwest. Learn how to know your ferns and fern allies in order to conduct wetland delineations, floristic and vegetation surveys, rare plant surveys, and habitat assessments.  This workshop is geared for experienced botanists, both professional and amateur, who are proficient in the use of dichotomous keys and comfortable with technical botanical terminology.  Click on the link above for more information and to register.


Grasses Workshop: The Identification and Appreciation of Grasses    June 17th-19th, 2015

Knowing your grasses is critical to many fields of science and practice.  This 3 day workshop consisting of an intensive hands-on approach which combines classroom work and field study can benefit anyone from scientist to steward...novice to expert.  This workshop will focus on both native and naturalized grasses.  Instructor: Clay Antieau. The Grasses workshop is now full; however, if you would like to be added to the waitlist, email wnps@wnps.org or call 206-527-3210.



Botanical Rambles

Join us for weekly topics and discussion on Botanical Rambles, the Washington Native Plant Society Blog.

Revision of Hitchcock & Cronquist Flora of the PNW

The University of Washington Herbarium (WTU) at the Burke Museum is officially embarking on an update to the one-volume "Flora of the Pacific Northwest".

Find out more and how you can help.

Updated: May 20, 2015
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