Can you help to identify a plant?


The most accurate and detailed plant ID is accomplished with a flowering or fruiting structure present and plant specimen in hand. Become familiar with key features that are used in plant identification and terminology to help you describe plant morphology. There are numerous native plant resources. Some of our go-tos are:

  • Plants of Coastal British Columbia
  • Flora of the Pacific Northwest
  • Illustrated Flora of BC
  • E-flora

Once you are familiar with common plant terms, botanical manuals and regional field guides are a perfect way to start identifying. We have many of our favorite ID guides listed below. There are also many Facebook groups dedicated to helping you ID your plant(s). Check out the Saanich Native Plants Restoration Facebook Group

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