Learn About Native Plants

Native Plant ID

E-Flora BC (Electronic Atlas of the FLora of British Columbia) – https://ibis.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/eflora/
Kwantlen University College Plant Database — includes native plants https://plantdatabase.kpu.ca/

Gardening with Native Plants

Native Plant Propagation Guidelines http://www.goert.ca/gardeners_restoration/introduction.php
Wildlife Gardeners http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/forum/index.php
Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening http://www.tardigrade.org/natives/
Gardening with Native Plants http://hat.bc.ca/images/Native-Plant-Guide-for-Web-22.08.2017-2.pdf
Natural Gardening https://www.crd.bc.ca/education/natural-gardening
Plant Information www.saanichnativeplants.com/Resources.html

Garry Oak Ecosystems

Garry Oak Preservation Society http://www.garryoak.info/
Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team http://www.goert.ca/index.php
Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) Plant Communities in British Columbia: A Guide to Identification https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Tr/Tr040.pdf
The Garry Oak Gardener’s Handbook http://www.goert.ca/documents/GOERT_Gardeners_Handbook.pdf
Restoring BC’s Garry Oak Ecosystems: Principles & Practices http://www.goert.ca/documents/restorationbooklet/GOERT-restoration-booklet-all.pdf
Native Plant Seed Collection Times For BC’s Garry Oak Ecosystems http://www.goert.ca/documents/GOERT-native-plant-seed-collection-times.pdf
Native Plant Flowering Times For BC’s Garry Oak Ecosystems http://www.goert.ca/documents/GOERT-native-plant-flowering-times.pdf
Coastal Oakscapes https://www.hakaimagazine.com/videos-visuals/coastal-oakscapes/

Native Plants Blogs

Learning Oaks http://leaningoaks.ca/index.html
Island Nature https://islandnature.ca/
Walks In Your Back Yard https://healthynaturalist.wordpress.com/tag/native-plants/

Organizations & Groups

Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) http://www.hat.bc.ca/
Victoria Natural History Society http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/
Native Plant Society of British Columbia (NPSBC)
Victoria Horticultural Society http://vichortsociety.org/
Gorge Waterway Nature House http://gorge.ca/
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation https://hctf.ca/
Native Plant Society of British Columbia https://npsbc.wordpress.com/
Royal BC Museum https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/collections/natural-history/botany
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary https://www.swanlake.bc.ca/
The Land Conservancy of BC http://conservancy.bc.ca/

Recommended Reading

Native Plants in the Coastal Garden: A Guide for Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest by April Pettinger and Brenda Costanzo, ISBN: 1552853314
Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples by Nancy J. Turner, ISBN: 0774805331
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Jim Pojar and Andy McKinnon, ISBN: 1551055309
Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in British Columbia and Washington by C. P. Lyons and Bill Merilees, ISBN: 1551050625
Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest  by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson, ISBN: 0881927457
Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants by Robin Rose, E. C. Chachulski, Diane L. Haase, ISBN: 0870714287
Building Homes and Habitats: A Resource Guide Partnering Ecologically-Sustainable Landscaping with Social Housing by Habitat for Humanity and the Wild Garden Party http://www.hat.bc.ca/attachments/Building%20Homes%20and%20Habitats%20Guide.pdf

Email Lists

Native Plant Society of BC Discussion List To subscribe, email: majordomo@victoria.tc.ca with subject: subscribe NPSBC-L
Semi-monthly electronic newsletter published by Dr. Adolf Ceska archive http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/
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