Native plant gardening resources

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These are links I found useful while searching the web. (Sizes of downloadable PDF files are shown.) — Scott Knudsen
NOTE: This is a work in process. I will be adding to this list and refining it during the summer in 2006.
Native Plants in the Chesapeake Bay Area

Fairly comprehensive reference for native plants in our area. Available online and as a downloadable PDF file.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. “Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed.”

Photo gallery of Local Flora

Good collection of photos of regional herbaceous and woody plants in the site’s Flower Gallery.

Flora of the Washington-Baltimore Area. “DC Flora Flower Gallery.”

Catalogs of vendors that I have found to be a helpful reference

Lower Marlboro Nursery

(best overall for information, pictures, and speed of page loads)

Doyle Farm Nursery

(good listing for quick lookup)

Elk Ridge NatureWorks

(good notes at bottom)

Hyla Brook Farm

(offers suggestions for plant groupings)
(offers sample garden plans)

Native plant societies and other conservation groups

Virginia Native Plant Society.

Maryland Native Plant Society.

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society

Delaware Native Plant Society http://www/

Delaware Nature Society

Conservation landscaping references


(has many good publications, including the one at the top of the page)

Plant information lookup by species

The two databases below are excellent, quick references for getting plant information (by species), especially when you do not have your own reference books handy.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “Native Plant Information Network: Native Plants Database.”

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. “PLANTS Database.”

Plant names database

A good reference when you remember part, but not all, of the scientific name for a plant. It is good when you remember an outdated taxonomic name for a plant but cannot remember the new name for a plant. (Example of the latter case: Senecio aureus = Packera aurea. I remember the old name “Senecio,” but I have often forgotten the new name “Packera.”)

IPNI. “The International Plant Names Index.”

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