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Washington Native Plant Society Mission Statement:

"To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington’s native plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy."

The Washington Native Plant Society is a forum for individuals who share a common interest in Washington’s unique and diverse plant life. For almost 40 years WNPS has been a great source for native plant information and action. Your active membership strengthens the Society’s role as the voice for our native plants. Please join us today.

Find newsletters and event updates for your community on the Chapter pages here.    

NEW in the Washington Native Plant Society State & Central Puget Sound Chapter Office

Staffing changes in the office have taken place effective October 1, 2015.  Denise Mahnke has accepted the position of Business Manager, transitioning after serving as Program Coordinator since September 1.  Denise will be filling the vacated Program Coordinator position in the month of October.  Watch for announcements of the new complete office team in November.  For assistance, please feel free to reach the staff:

Denise Mahnke, Business Manager, Washington Native Plant Society6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 215E; Seattle, WA  98115 (206)527-3210;  Email:  wnps@wnps.org

In Acknowledgement:

  Thank you Barbara Harrell!

Barbara has served as the Office Manager since May of 2015, after having previously served as Program Coordinator since 2012.  Barbara's care and attention to detail made tremendous impact, upgrading office organization and purposeful care in archiving of records.  Barbara has created a clear path, with carefully placed stepping stones for the future of the Washington Native Plant Society office.  Barbara goes forth to rekindle her love of painting as she pursues her future as an Artist.  Thank you Barbara!

Thank you for supporting the Fall Native Plants Sales 

Central Puget Sound Chapter - Bellevue Botanical Gardens - Save the Date for the Spring Sale, April 30th, 2016

South Sound Chapter- Capitol Museum Coach House in Olympia - Upcoming Spring Sale dates in May 2016 TBA

Find more information, directions and available plant lists, click here




The 2016 Native Plant Calendar of the Washington Native Plant Society is available now to buy on-line. 


Over 3,000 native plants contribute to the biodiversity of Washington while providing habitat and food for birds, fish,and other animals.  Enjoy the beauty of Washington's wildflowers and native flora throughout 2016.  All photographs are images submitted by members of the Washington Native Plant Society, and your purchase of this calendar supports the work of WNPS. 


Restoring Native Pollinator Habitat:  Puget Sound Lowlands  by Matt Schwartz

Learn about the importance of restoring native pollinator habitat in the Summer 2015 edition of Douglasia, the quarterly journal of the Washington Native Plant Society. And visit these pages for an overview of using pollinator-friendly plants in restoration projects and to access plant lists for particular habitats.

Botanical Rambles

Join us for weekly topics and discussion on Botanical Rambles, the Washington Native Plant Society Blog.

Revision of Hitchcock & Cronquist Flora of the PNW

The University of Washington Herbarium (WTU) at the Burke Museum is officially embarking on an update to the one-volume "Flora of the Pacific Northwest".

Find out more and how you can help.



Updated: October 8, 2015
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