Native Plants of British Columbia

Native plants have grown wild in our area for centuries and are well adapted to the local environment. Including native plants in your garden is beneficial because they:

  • provide habitat for wildlife
  • attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators
  • are adapted to local soil and weather conditions
  • once established will survive on natural rainfall
  • are hardier and more disease resistant
  • increase biodiversity

Shooting Start
Shooting Star

Fawn Lily
Fawn Lily

Native Plants to British Columbia

Name Botanical Name
 
Perennials
Aster Aster
Alumroot Heuchera micrantha
Camas, Blue Hyacinth Camassia spp.
Coastal Strawberry Fragaria chiloensis
Deer Fern Blechnum spicant
F. Solomon Seal Maianthemum racemose
Fawn Lily White- Erythronium oregonum
Fawn Lily Pink Erythronium revolutum
Maidenhair Fern- Adiantum spp
Menzies' Larkspur Delphinium menziesii
Nodding Onion Allium cernuum
Pacific Bleeding Heart Dicentra formosa
Red/Sitka Columbine Aquilegia formosa
Satinflower Olsynium douglasii
Shootingstar Dodecatheon hendersonii
Stonecrop Sedum spathulifolium
Sword Fern Polystichum munitum
Wild Ginger Asarum caudatum
Wood Sorrel Oxalis oregana
Woolly Sunflower Eriophyllum lanatum
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Shrubs
Bunchberry Cornus canadensis
Com. Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus
False Azalea Menziesia ferruginea
Flowering Red Currant hybrid Ribes
Huckle & Blueberry Vaccinium spp.
Kinnikinnick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Mock Orange Philadelphus lewisii
Nootka Rose Rosa nutkana
Oceanspray Holodiscus discolor
Oregon Grape Mahonia spp.
Pacific Ninebark Physocarpus capitatus
Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa
Red-twig Dogwood - Cornus stolonifera
Salal- Gaultheria shallon
Salmonberry Rubus spectabilis
Saskatoon- Amelanchier alnifolia
Sweet gale Myrica gale
Thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus
Twinflower Linnaea borealis
Woods Rose Rosa woodsia
Trees
Grand Fir Abies grandis
Vine Maple Acer circinatum
Big Leaf Maple Acer macrophyllum
Arbutus Arbutus menziesii
Paper Birch Betula papyrifera
Yellow Cedar Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Dogwood Cornus Eddie's White Wonder
Indian Plum Oemleria cerasiformis
Shore Pine Pinus contorta
Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides
Garry Oak Quercus garryana
Pussy Willow Salix discolor
Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia
Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata
Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla
Mountain Hemlock Tsuga mertensiana

This list only contains varieties we regularly carry or which can be readily sourced. For a complete list of plants native to BC go to www.eflora.bc.ca.

Waterfall outside Dinter Nursery