Native Plants and Noxious Weeds

Overview: This explains why native plants are preferred to preserve and restore our watersheds.

Generate Native Plant Lists: This tutorial explains how to use the USDA PLANTS database to identify suitable native plants for your project, including guidance on how a plant’s “National Wetland Indicator Status” relates to which part of a rain garden or stormwater planter it might be located in.

Oregon Noxious Weeds: This is a list of plants to avoid in Oregon, developed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Other invasive plant lists may apply to your region.

USDA PLANTS List:  This is an extensive database of plants found in the United States.