It is expected that native plant materials will see increasing use for revegetating disturbed and degraded lands in northern British Columbia and elsewhere. Mixtures of grasses and legumes (and sometimes other graminoid and forb species) are sown for roadside erosion control, the rehabilitation of compacted soils, the reclamation of minespoils, and the restoration of natural grasslands. The manual focuses on the biology and management of 31 species of herbaceous plants indigenous to the northern Interior of British Columbia. It provides instructions for providing reliable supplies of herbaceous native plant seed for such applications, for harvesting the seed, and for threshing methods for each species. Maps of the range of each species in northern British Columbia are provided, as are photographs of their growth habits and seeds.
Burton, C.M., Burton, P.J.. 2004. A Manual for Growing and Using Seed from Herbaceous Plants Native to the Northern Interior of British Columbia