Native of the Month: Wild Ginger

Native of the Month: Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger – Asarum caudatumWild Ginger, a widespread native plant, can be found from British Columbia all the way to southern California and as western as Montana. You can first spot it by its deep green heart-shaped leaves. From April to July, it...
Native of the Month: Mock Orange

Native of the Month: Mock Orange

Mock orange – Philadelphus lewisiiMock orange is in the Hydrangea family and can be found in North America, from British Columbia down through California, and Idaho and Montana. While other varieties can be found throughout the world, 27 of these species are...
Native of the Month: Snowberry

Native of the Month: Snowberry

Snowberry – Symphoricarpus albusThere are approximately 15 species in the plant genus symphoricarpos (also known as snowberry or ghostberry). You’ll find common snowberry here in the Pacific Northwest. The distribution of snowberry can be found...
Native of the Month: Deer fern

Native of the Month: Deer fern

Dear fern – Blechnum spicantThe deer fern or Blechnum spicant (Greek for “spiked fern”) can be found in Europe, Japan, Northern Asia, and in the western part of the United States. In the U.S., it is commonly found from southern Alaska to California...
Native Plant of the Month: Pacific madrone

Native Plant of the Month: Pacific madrone

Pacific madrone – Arbutus menziesiiAlthough the madrone looks foreign to Washington, it is actually endemic to the Pacific Northwest. Its twisting branches, vibrant red bark, glossy leaves, and fragrant flower clusters are hard to miss. People along the west...