BC Native Plants is about the 3,000 species of native plant species found in the province of British Columbia. It is about the more well-known species such as western red cedar (Thuja plicata), Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) and salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) as well as those species that languish in relative obscurity (e.g. scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale), salt-marsh dodder (Cuscuta maritima) and large-headed sedge (Carex macrocephala).

The more I learn about plants, especially native plants, the more fascinated I am by what they can do in their environments and the complex relationships in which they exist.

The more I learn, the more there is to admire. My hope is that you will find something in what you read that will inspire you to learn more about native plants, the habitats in which they grow, their roles in those habitats and the need to protect them.

The information contained in the blog posts is an amalgamation of personal experience, readings and information shared by others over the years. If there are errors contained within, they are wholly my own. If I use any source of information extensively, it is cited in the blog post.

Thanks for reading, Dawn

Dawn Hanna
writer, photographer, amateur botanist

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