Weeds of the Pacific Northwest

368 Unwanted Plants and How to Control Them

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By Sami Gray

By Mark Turner

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A comprehensive guide to the most common weeds of the Pacific Northwest, with essential information on their management and eradication
Weeds are everywhere. They crowd out valuable agricultural crops, compete with the tomatoes and beans in your vegetable garden, spread rampantly along roadsides, and pop up from the tiniest cracks in sidewalks. In order to manage them, we must first learn how to identify them.
Weeds of the Pacific Northwest is a guide to identifying, controlling, and eradicating over 300 species of weeds that gardeners and homeowners are likely to encounter in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Though they can all cause trouble, each weed is different. The hundreds of user-friendly photographs and detailed descriptions of each species here ensure that you can spot and treat any weed in your path.  As the experts behind this book demonstrate, some plants can be killed by eating them, some by digging, some by smothering, and some only by the judicious application of chemical herbicides—and it is very important for you and your neighbors to know and understand the differences. 



On Sale
Feb 13, 2024
Page Count
456 pages
Timber Press

Sami Gray

About the Author

Mark Turner has more than 30 years of experience photographing garden and native plants for books and magazines. He is a board member of the Washington Native Plant Society and maintains the Pacific Northwest Wildflowers website. He lives in Bellingham, WA.
Sami Gray has worked as a botany research assistant, collected native seeds, operated a small native plant nursery and landscaping business, and taught workshops on native plants. She lives in Port Angeles, WA.


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Mark Turner

About the Author

Mark Turner is a professional photographer who has been photographing gardens and native plant environments in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. He brings a strong sense of photographic design, attention to detail, and curiosity about both native and garden plants to his work. 

Ellen Kuhlmann is a professional botanist with extensive experience with Northwest flora. She has a background in fire ecology, rare plant research, and plant community ecology. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service for many years, and for six years was the project manager for Seeds of Success, Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care), a program sponsored by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Ellen lives in Bellingham, WA. 

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