It’s Native Plant Appreciation Week, which means it’s time to acknowledge the trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that make our native landscapes in the Pacific Northwest so unique. In celebration of Native Plant Appreciation Week, we wanted to share a colorful tribute to the native plants that call Washington home. Check out the full spectrum of plants below, and help us celebrate the vibrant diversity of our native plants!


Photo credit: Nicole Marcotte, Stewardship Coordinator at Forterra


For more resources on identifying native plants, check out these helpful links:

King County Resources

Washington Native Plant Society Resources

University of Washington Resources 

Forest Service Resources

U.S. Wildflower Resources

Nicole Marcotte
Green Cities Project Coordinator, Forterra Nicole comes to us from the Northeast, where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She made the jump to Seattle to serve as a 2014 AmeriCorps member with EarthCorps. After a year of grubbing immense amounts of blackberry, spraying knotweed along the Cedar River, maintaining trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and planting plenty of native species, she realized that her true passions lie in habitat conservation and restoration. This newfound passion led her Forterra, where she helps with Green Seattle community engagement. If she’s not out frolicking through alpine meadows in her free time, you can find her in Washington Park Arboretum where she likes to create botanical-artwork from fallen flowers and foliage.