Welcome to the Puget Prairie Plants
This website is part of the ongoing effort at The Evergreen State College to document the flora of the prairies of south Puget Sound. Headed by botanist Frederica Bowcutt, the recently published field guide entitled Vascular Plants of the South Sound Prairies has been thirteen years in the making, involving over forty students from the Evergreen State College as well as scientists from Evergreen, Centralia College, and the Center for Natural Lands Management. The first edition published in 2016 includes illustrations and descriptions of nearly 150 plants found in glacial outwash prairies from Tacoma to Rochester, Washington, as well as descriptions of the climate, geology, vegetation, restoration ecology, and sensitive species associated with these endangered ecosystems. The book, which costs $10, can be purchased at the Greener Store at The Evergreen State College or ordered online at tescbookstore.com
Scroll down to the Thumbnail gallery to find information about particular prairie plants.
Prairie Plant Profiles sorted by scientific name. Click on the plant name you are interested in to view it's profile.
Puget Prairie Plants wiki.
Editing by: Melissa Crowe, Michael Stacey, and Nikolai Starzak.
Wiki pages created by: Yianna Bekris, Joe Bettis, Marianna Bissonnette, Sara Coutts, Melissa Crowe, Emily Driskill, Greg Eide, Eli Evans, Zach Fleig, Lily Hynson, Krista Koller, Irene Matsuoka, Kale McConathy, Kate McSorley, Saff Smith, Michael Stacey, Nikolai Starzak, Mollie Steele, Sofia Vasconi, and Isabel Watts.
Profile contents: primarily courtesy of the Center for Natural Lands Management; much of the information was compiled by Spencer Alexander and Kate McSorley; see each profile for sources.
Faculty advisor: Frederica Bowcutt, Ph.D.
IT Staff Support: Amy Greene and David Geeraerts.