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Below you'll find some resources to help you learn more about native plants in British Columbia.

Native Plant Society of BC Discussion List
To subscribe, click here and follow the instructions on the page.

Native Plant Gardening
For a list of books and websites with native plant gardening information, click here.

Native Plant Resources
Click here for a .pdf that has suggestions for books that will give you more information about native plants in British Columbia. It's not the comprehensive list to end all lists, so if you know of a book that you don't see here and think it should be, let us know by email.

Web Resources
  • E-Flora BC
    Great resource for getting information on native plant species

  • Garry oak ecosystems recovery team
    Great resource for species found in Garry oak ecoystems on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

  • Washington Native Plant Society
    Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Projects

Flora ID Northwest's computer plant keys contain complete descriptive information for all vascular plant species known to grow in British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Southwest Canada. They include both native and introduced species.

The keys are interactive and let you identify species in a few simple steps. The software includes:

- Definitions of terms (with line drawings)
- Colour photos
- Descriptions of the habitat and range
- Extensive reference
- Help screens to guide you through the program
- A user's guide and tutorial

These CD-format keys are available through the NPSBC at the special discount price of $75 for the BC edition and $150 for the Southwest Canada or Pacific Northwest editions, including postage and handling (Compare with the regular price of US$100 for the BC edition and US $200 for the others). For an order form, click here.

Note: Flora ID operates on PCs only.

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