Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska


Author: Andy MacKinnon,Jim Pojar,Paul B. Alaback

Publisher: Lone Pine Pub.

ISBN: 9781551055305

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 7399

The classic authority on plants of the Pacific Northwest.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast


Author: Andy MacKinnon,Jim Pojar

Publisher: Publishing Partners

ISBN: 9781772130089

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 7914

This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST covers the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades. Includes: * 1100 color photographs * More than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes * Clear species descriptions and keys to groups * Descriptions of each plant's habitat and range * 794 new color range maps. * Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged


Author: Arthur R. Kruckeberg

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295981016

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 5571

This classic work now includes new chapters on grasses and additional trees, shrubs, and perennials.�This book contains so much well-organized, well-written material that it should become a standard guidebook for anyone who gardens with Northwest natives.��Sunset

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West


Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0890135924

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 3353

Michael Moore, renowned herbalist, teacher, and author of several medicinal plant books, presents a one-of-a-kind guide to over three hundred species of plants geographically ranging from Baja California to Alaska. This uniquely attractive book educates the reader to both native and introduced species within this region. With over eighty line drawings, forty-four color photographs, maps, and a glossary, this book contains clear and reliable information on identification and safe use of the plants; appearance, habitats, collecting methods, and storage; therapeutic uses, constituents, and preparations; potential toxicities and medical contraindications; and tea-making, tincturing, and salve making.

Encyclopedia of Northwest Native Plants for Gardens and Landscapes


Author: Kathleen A. Robson,Alice Richter,Marianne Filbert

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881928631

Category: Art

Page: 532

View: 5986

"Illustrated throughout with nearly 600 color photographs and original pen-and-ink drawings, the book is smartly separated by plant type into five encyclopedic sections. Detailed descriptions include temperature hardiness zones, flowering and fruit-ripening times, and recommendations for cultivation (light, soil, moisture, drainage) and siting, from streambanks to parking strips. Propagation methods and the native habitat and range are provided for each species; discursive notes on subspecies and related plants round out each entry. A series of lists suggesting natives for particular garden situations or themes - arid or sodden; hedgerows and meadows; hummingbird and rock gardens concludes the book."--BOOK JACKET.

Alpine Plants of the Northwest

Wyoming to Alaska


Author: Jim Pojar,Andrew MacKinnon,Rosamund A. Pojar,Curtis Björk,Hans Roemer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781551058924

Category: Nature

Page: 527

View: 1267

Two of the Northwests most respected nature writers have collaborated once again to produce an outstanding field guide to the plants that grow at high elevation, above the tree line, in the mountain systems of the Western Cordillera. The book features more than 500 plants found in the alpine regions of western North America. MacKinnons and Pojars rich and engaging notes on each species include descriptions of the unique characteristics of each plant, as well as of its habitat and range. The book features full-colour photographs throughout. Whether you are a professional botanist, a mountain guide, an amateur naturalist or simply an outdoor enthusiast who loves to brave the high country, you will find this book of immense value. Among other virtues, it will help to enhance your appreciation of the fragility and vitality of this unique group of plants, and to realise the need for care and responsibility when navigating alpine meadows and mountain slopes.

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest


Author: Mark Turner,Phyllis Gustafson

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)


Category: Nature

Page: 511

View: 9074

A comprehensive field guide to the wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 1,200 common species, both native and non-native, in a handbook that is organized according to flower color and shape and that includes a range map for each entry.

Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

From Northern California to British Columbia


Author: Carla Albright

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 158979317X

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 7551

Coastal Gardening. It has challenges that no other type of gardening can boast: Salt, wind, and sand to name a few. This book combines necessary information about Pacific Northwest coastal gardening and suggested plants with examples of public gardens in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

The Northwest Coastal Explorer

Your Guide to the Places, Plants, and Animals of the Pacific Coast


Author: Robert Steelquist

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697717

Category: Travel

Page: 284

View: 7583

“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the Pacific Northwest’s unpredictable weather.” —Portland Monthly Millions of visitors explore the magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest and all that it provides—unique plant life, easy-to-find animals, and magical places. The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches—while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.

Northwest Foraging

The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest


Author: Doug Benoliel

Publisher: Skipstone

ISBN: 9781594853678

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 2367

CLICK HERE to download the section on foraging for field mustard with four sample recipes from Northwest Foraging * Suitable for novice foragers and seasoned botanists alike * More than 65 of the most common edible plants in the Pacific Northwest are thoroughly described *Poisonous plants commonly encountered are also included Originally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a wild food classic. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, this elegant new edition is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries. A noted wild edibles authority, Doug Benoliel provides more than 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and many, many more! He also includes a description of which poisonous "look-alike" plants to avoid -- a must-read for the foraging novice. Features include detailed illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms. Beginning with his botany studies at the University of Washington, Doug Benoliel has been dedicated to native plants. He has owned a landscaping, design, and nursery business, and done his extensive work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Doug lives on Lopez Island, Washington.

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants


Author: Dr. Robin Rose,Caryn E. C. Chachulski,Diane L. Haase

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 9120

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants, the first publication of its kind, provides propagation information on nearly one hundred and forty native plants. Designed for use by both nursery professionals and home gardeners, this working manual presents the most current and comprehensive information in this emerging field. Drawn from forestry and agricultural journals, as well as gardening and horticultural handbooks and personal sources, the techniques presented here offer invaluable direction to the many who wish to grow native plants. The book is divided into four plant sections: shrubs, trees, forbs, and grasses. In addition to propagation techniques, the species accounts feature physical descriptions and information on habitat and geographic range. Abundant line drawings and an illustrated glossary help to ensure accurate use of this new resource.

Mountain Plants of the Pacific Northwest

A Field Guide to Washington, Western British Columbia, and Southeastern Alaska


Author: Ronald J. Taylor,George Wayne Douglas

Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878423149

Category: Nature

Page: 437

View: 2131

With non-technical descriptions and more than 500 photos and drawings, this full-color field guide invites readers to explore the Pacific Northwest's diverse array of mountain wildflowers, ferns, trees, and grasses.

Keeping it Living

Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America


Author: Douglas Deur,Nancy J. Turner

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780774812672

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 404

View: 6544

Keeping It Living brings together some of the world'smost prominent specialists on Northwest Coast cultures to examinetraditional cultivation practices from Oregon to Southeast Alaska. Itexplores tobacco gardens among the Haida and Tlingit, managed camasplots among the Coast Salish of Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia,estuarine root gardens along the central coast of British Columbia,wapato maintenance on the Columbia and Fraser Rivers, and tended berryplots up and down the entire coast. With contributions from a host of experts, Native American scholarsand elders, Keeping It Living documents practices ofmanipulating plants and their environments in ways that enhancedculturally preferred plants and plant communities. It describes howindigenous peoples of this region used and cared for over 300 speciesof plants, from the lofty red cedar to diminutive plants of backwaterbogs.

Native Plants in the Coastal Garden

A Guide for Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest


Author: April Pettinger

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881925821

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

View: 3006

This new edition of a regional classic has been completely revised, updated, and expanded to include many more facets of the joys and challenges of gardening in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Included are new plant discoveries and information on container gardening, design trends, community education and stewardship, and shoreline habitats. The authors offer comprehensive details for using native plants to transform any garden into a low-maintenance, water-wise paradise that utilizes the beauty of native plants and creates habitats for wildlife.

Plants of Coastal British Columbia

Including Washington, Oregon and Alaska


Author: Jim Pojar,Andrew MacKinnon,Paul Alaback

Publisher: Lone Pine Pub

ISBN: 9781551050423

Category: Botany

Page: 527

View: 7664

This best-selling, easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens, and covers the entire length of the British Columbia coast, from shoreline to alpine. The book includes 1,100 colour photographs, more than 1,000 line drawings and silhouettes, clear species descriptions and keys to groups, descriptions of each plant's habitat and range, and 794 colour range maps. Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

An Illustrated Guide to the Natural History of Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia


Author: Eugene N. Kozloff

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9780295955971

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 3278

Describes and illustrates over four hundred plant and animal species fairly common and widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest, from southern Oregon to British Columbia

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants

Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness


Author: Scott Kloos

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698071

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 7591

“An incredibly thorough guide for identifying, harvesting, and utilizing medicinal plants.” —Dr. Deborah Frances RN, ND Naturopathic physician, herbalist, author, and lecturer In Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants, Scott Kloos is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 120 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. You’ll learn how to safely and ethically forage, and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and northern California.

Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs from British Columbia to Northern California


Author: Elizabeth L. Horn

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878422913

Category: Nature

Page: 179

View: 9588

In nature, harsh environments commonly yield great beauty. Such is the case along the Pacific Northwest, where flowering plants lend brilliant colour to expanses of shifting sand, windswept bluffs, and fog-shrouded forests. Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest introduces seaside visitors and residents to 164 common wildflowers and flowering shrubs of the rugged Pacific shore from southern British Columbia to Mendocino, California. This field guide is organized according to five habitats: beaches and dunes, wetlands, cliffs and grasslands, brushfields, and coastal forests. Within the habitat sections, superb colour photographs illustrate nontechnical descriptions of each plant's physical characteristics, historical uses, flowering period, and distribution. A special discussion of wildflower photography offers tips for camera-toting flower hunters. An illustrated glossary and references provide additional information for neophyte naturalists. With Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, wildflower enthusiasts will learn to recognize individual plants and begin to know--and look for--entire plant communities.

Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest


Author: Roberta Parish,Ray Coupe,Dennis Lloyd

Publisher: Lone Pine Pub

ISBN: 9781551052199

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 8604

Over 675 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens commonly found in the region from the crest of the Rockies to the Coast Mountains, including the interior of Washington and Idaho. Detailed species descriptions are combined with concise drawings and color photographs to make plant identification easy.

Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington


Author: B. Jennifer Guard

Publisher: Lone Pine Pub

ISBN: 9781551058559

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 607

This concise and easy-to-use field guide provides a wealth of information about the plants of the rich wetland ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Grouped by habitat, this guide describes wooded wetland, wetland prairie, marshy shore, shrub swamp, and the submerged and floating communities. Wetland Plants of Oregon and Washington includes: * Descriptions of more than 330 plants species * Over 300 exceptional color photos * 74 line drawings providing additional detail * Hints for distinguishing easily confused species * Intriguing notes on endangered plants, wildlife uses, associated species and natural history. * This authoritative and attractive field guide will help raise awareness and improve stewardship of an irreplaceable natural resource. Whether you are a naturalist or an armchair adventurer, you will find this book an indispensable addition to your bookshelf or backpack.