Guide to Common Native Plants of the Deschutes Canyon Area
by Marilynne Keyser
This field guide includes the most common native plants on public lands near Crooked River Ranch in Central Oregon. It is small (8.5" x 4.25") and durable, so you can take it on your hikes to identify native shrubs, bunchgrasses and wildflowers on the many local trails. Organized by bloom time, the field guide is especially helpful from February through September.
FANs bestselling guidebook, Common Native Plants of the Deschutes Canyon Area, is SOLD OUT. Please check with your local independent bookstore where copies may still be available. We are working on a second, expanded edition as well as a companion guidebook on invasive weeds. We plan to have both books available in 2022. Stay tuned!
Guide books cost $15.
Both the plant and weed guide books will be available at these local booksellers:
Herringbone Books in Redmond
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe in Bend
Roundabout Books in Bend
Paulina Springs Books in Sisters
Bowman Museum in Prineville
FANs Weed Team
Our Weed Team, directed by Penny Radtke provides programs that educate local residents about invasive weeds and the value of native plants in restoring land in the Deschutes Canyon Area and nearby private lands. This team engages in restoration projects in the Deschutes Canyon Area and provides advice on restoration projects on private lands close to these public lands.
Learn about Native Plants and Invasive Weeds on Your Property
Our “Weed Team” offers private consultations for Crooked River Ranch property owners who want to know what native plants and invasive weeds are growing on their property.
FANs requests a consultation donation of $30 for FANs members and $40 for nonmembers. This fee includes a 26-page packet with color photos of common weeds and helpful resources.
Call Penny Radtke at 541-410-0299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Learn Native Plants of the Deschutes Canyon Area with Native Plant Desktop Wallpaper Collection!
FANs member Diane Nunley is creating desktop wallpaper that you can download on your computer and save as your desktop wallpaper. You can use it to learn to identify native plants by common and scientific names.
We thank Diane for developing this great learning tool.
Click on "Download File" to save the image you would like to use on your computer desktop. Have fun learning the names of native plants!
Visit the Native Plant Interpretive Garden at Crooked River Ranch
click here for more information
click here to print a native plant garden checklist
Deschutes Canyon Area Native Plant Checklist
Would you like to discover native plants while hiking in the Deschutes Canyon Area? Print out this Deschutes Canyon Area Native Plant Checklist and take it along with you. Sagebrush Country by Ronald J. Taylor and Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest by Mark Turner are two books with good illustrations that can help you identify native plants on our local public lands.