Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Projects
Providing Washington citizens with tips about using native plants has long been a role of WNPS. The interactive native plant herbarium that follows will help you find native plants suitable for a place in your western Washington garden or restoration project. Over 200 species of native plants are covered in the lists below.
The Starflower Foundation whose mission was to assist with the creation, rehabilitation and stewardship of Pacific Northwest native plant communities developed these plant lists as part of the Starflower Image Herbarium. Additional information was compiled by WNPS Native Plant Steward Marcia Rivers Smith.
Index to all Plant Names
Categorized Plant Lists
Find plants for specific landscaping or restoration needs.
Native Plants by Growth Form
Native Plants by Flower Color
Native Plants by Season
Native Plants by Moisture Preference
Native Plants by Soil Preference
Sandy or Gravelly Soil
Native Plants for Sun or Shade
Native Plants for Specific Habitats
Aquatic and Wetland Habitats
Native Plants by Preferred Elevation
Native Plants for Wildlife
Native Plants for Specific Garden Settings
Landscaping with Native Plant Communities
A Manual of Native Plant Communities for Urban Areas of the Pacific Northwest - Plant lists and design guidelines for preparing landscaping plans using Pacific Northwest native plant communities (5.7 MB pdf).
A Manual of Native Plant Communities for Urban and Disturbed Areas of the Intermountain Northwest - Plant lists and design guidelines for preparing landscaping plans using Intermountain Northwest native plant communities (2.7 MB pdf).
Founded in 1996 by Ann Lennart, Starflower Foundation assisted with the creation, rehabilitation, and stewardship of Pacific Northwest native plant communities in Seattle, Washington, by supporting citizen-driven restoration and education projects. Having met the founder's expectations, Starflower Foundation ceased operations in December 2007.
Resources developed by Starflower included an Image Herbarium containing information and images for Western Washington native plants for use in restoration and landscaping projects. As mutually agreed upon with Starflower, WNPS has made Starflower's learning and education materials available on our website.