Welcome to Koma Kulshan WNPS

Vanilla Leaf

Vanilla Leaf (Achlys triphylla)

The Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society invites you to join us as we explore the diversity of plants that live in our corner of the Pacific Northwest. From tidewater to the summit of lofty Mt. Baker, we have many habitats and microclimates that support diverse species — some common and some so rare you’re unlikely to find them without a guide.

Our home territory is Whatcom County, but our chapter meetings and field trips often take us farther afield.

If you have any interest in the plants that grow all around us, please join us. Our meetings and field trips are free and generally open to the public (with very few exceptions). Of course, if you come along a couple of times and find us friendly and the subject interesting we hope you’ll join. Get membership and online payment details on the Washington Native Plant Society state website. Be sure to choose Koma Kulshan as your chapter.


Native Plant Sale and Flora Fair April 28

Thinking about adding native plants to your garden? Come to the Koma Kulshan chapter’s native plant sale on Saturday, April 28 on the Fairhaven Village Green. Sale begins at 10 am. Experience shows that the choicest plants go fast, so for best selection come early.

It’s an educational event, too. Learn a bit of ethnobotany, find out about what plants do best in different conditions, and learn from other local groups as well.


Introductory Native Plant Walks

Each spring the Koma Kulshan chapter offers a series of easy and fun walks to introduce people to the wonderful diversity of native plants near Bellingham. They’re free and suitable for everyone who is interested in learning. Get all the details on the Introductory Native Plant Walks page.


Chapter E-mail Announcement list

Our chapter has a low-traffic groups.io e-mail list for reminders about upcoming meetings and field trips. To subscribe, send a blank email to wnps-koma+subscribe@groups.io. You’ll be sent a confirmation email from the group. Reply to the confirmation email to activate your subscription. You can always unsubscribe if you find it is not what you want. Or, send list manager Mark Turner an e-mail requesting to join the group.