Plant Identification Guides
The following are plant ID cards developed by the Stillaguamish Tribe to aid in your natural explorations. While this is by no means a complete list, it focuses on traditional cultural uses as well as basic identification. Additional resources are listed at the bottom of the page.
Print and laminate if desired. Click HERE for instructions about creating multiple sets of ID cards. Double sided cards are available at the bottom of the page.
Cards are grouped by Herbaceous Plants, Shrubs, and Trees.
Disclaimer: The following identification cards are for education purposes and are not intended to be used as a definitive guide for plant consumption or medicinal uses. Be certain of the species before ingesting any wild harvested food.
Books (focus on traditional plant uses):
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West
Tilford, G. L. (1997). Edible and medicinal plants of the West. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Pub.
Keeping It Living: Traditional Plant Use and Cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America
Deur, D., & Turner, N. J. (2005). Keeping it living: Traditions of plant use and cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.
Benoliel, D. (2011). Northwest Foraging. Seattle, WA: Skipstone Books.
The Pacific Northwest Berry Book
Krumm, B. (2013). The Pacific Northwest Berry Book. Morris Book Publishing LLC.
Books (general botany):
Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast
MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.