Native Plants for Biodiversity
September 28 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Washington has over 5,000 taxa of native plants, ranging from very common and widespread species to rare plants and narrow endemics. This plant diversity supports most of our wildlife, beginning with the insects that feed on them, and makes our state the beautiful and interesting place where we’ve chosen to live. While most of the rare and sensitive species aren’t appropriate for the home garden, a great number of natives are good choices for the garden, but some may be hard to get. In this program you’ll be introduced to (or reacquainted with) a selection of garden-worthy natives for both sides of the Cascades that are available from specialty nurseries and other sources. The plants will include trees, shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers.