Plants native to the Pacific Northwest are essential elements of the garden. They provide food and shelter to our native insects and birds, as well as bringing a natural beauty to the landscape. Many of them are edible and medicinal, too—great for teas and tinctures.
We have a large and ever-expanding native section where you’ll find only wild species found in the Pacific Northwest. While we don’t limit ourselves to just our immediate vicinity, we label all plants that are included in the Portland Plant List.
Are you getting into Northwest native plants, too? Here are some guides that will help you learn more:
Backyard Habitat Certification Program – Columbia Land Trust & Bird Alliance of Oregon
Gardening with Oregon Native Plants West of the Cascades – OSU
The Meadowscaping Handbook – West Mulnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
Native Plant Finder – National Wildlife Federation
Native Plant Society of Oregon
Native Plants for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects: Maritime NW Region – Xerces Society
Native Plants for Willamette Valley Yards – Oregon Metro
Pollinator Plants & Bloom Periods – West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
Portland Plant List – Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Selecting Plants for Pollinators: Pacific Lowland – Pollinator Partnership