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
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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
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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
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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

The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast


Author: Collin Varner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780295744643
Category:
Page: 464
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The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast is an extensive, easy-to-follow resource guide to the plant and animal life of the vast and diverse bioregion stretching from Juneau, Alaska, south to coastal British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and down to California's San Francisco Bay. Encompassing over eight hundred native and invasive species, and including more than two thousand color photos, this is the most complete book of its kind on the market. The book is divided into flora and fauna, with detailed subsections for flowering plants, berries, ferns, shrubs and bushes, trees, fungi, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Each species (identified by common and scientific name) is illustrated by a close-up photograph and a concise description of its appearance, biology, and habitat, as well as its traditional use and medicinal properties (where applicable). The book also contains detailed maps, a glossary, and a complete index of species.

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West


Author: Michael Moore
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0890135924
Category: Nature
Page: 360
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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.

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
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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

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants


Author: Dr. Robin Rose,Caryn E. C. Chachulski,Diane L. Haase
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 248
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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.

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest


Author: Mark Turner,Phyllis Gustafson
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 511
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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.

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
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“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.

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
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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.

Northwest Foraging

The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest
Author: Doug Benoliel
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594853678
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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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.

Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington


Author: B. Jennifer Guard
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
ISBN: 9781551058559
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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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.

Trees of the Pacific Northwest


Author: George A. Petrides,Olivia Petrides
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811731676
Category: Nature
Page: 103
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This engaging book presents 101 things individuals can do to help both individual birds and bird populations as a whole. It also explains exactly how these actions can make a difference--what wrongs they help correct and what improvements they can bring about. Bird-friendly (and environment-friendly) practices are described in detail-- things anyone can do around the home and garden, at work, at the store, in their community, in the outdoors, and on the road. Anyone who appreciates wild birds knows that the animals need our help. This timely guide shows bird-lovers what they can do.

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
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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.

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
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“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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

Wild Harvest

Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest
Author: Terry Domico
Publisher: Big Country Books
ISBN: 9780888390226
Category: Nature
Page: 88
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For everyone from backpackers to backyard harvesters, Wild Harvest is a field guide to wild edibles with their seasons and cooking suggestions.

Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast


Author: Nancy Baron,John Acorn
Publisher: Renton, Wash. : Lone Pine
ISBN: 9781551050829
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 9714

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More than 200 species of common birds are grouped and color-coded for quick identification. Beautiful illustrations accompany the insightful text on behavior, seasonal occurrence and local range of species.

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
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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.