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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.


What's New

Plan a hike to the Twin Sisters Mt. Range this July! 

The Central Puget Sound Chapter and the Koma Kulshan chapter of the WNPS are sponsoring hikes to this fascinating area rich with native plants and geological marvels.  Non-members are welcome.  For more information click on the field trips link to the left under local chapters.  


Big Canoe, Buffet & Hike on Diablo Lake, North Cascades National Park

A very special event being offered this summer, this all day event is led by a North Cascade Institute naturalist. Explore the hidden coves and gorge of Diablo Lake by big canoes able to accommodate up to 20 people, while taking in the view of the mountain peaks that surround the lake. Following the canoe trip, there will be a buffet and a guided hike on a local trail. WNPS Members receive a discounted rate to cover the cost of the locally sourced buffet, guided hike, and canoe rental.   Big Canoe Event information



2014 Study Weekend

Experience the rainforests, alpine meadows and bogs of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula at this year's Study Weekend, July 25 - 27. Registration is now full; e-mail us to be added to the wait list!

Botanical Rambles

Botanical Rambles is a Washington Native Plant Society Blog.  Join us for weekly topics and discussion.

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.

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Habitat Education Activities and Resources
Lessons, ID cards, posters, and a "how-to" garden manual.

Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Projects
Find native plants suitable for any project.

Starflower Restoration Resources
Restoration strategies and case studies.