Education and Information Resources

On these pages we have compiled a valuable collection of native plant resources – websites, articles, books, videos, organizations and events. Topics range from how to ID a plant and everything you need to know about it, to definition of native and local  native, why native, and 101 of what plants to plant, and on to plant communities, habitats and ecoregions, ecology and sustainability.  You will find answers to a lot of your questions here.  Please send us any questions that remain unanswered.

Web Links for Further Reference

USDA Plants Database

More than Green – Creating Healthier Ecosystems in Our  Own Backyards (by Dr. Dan Duran)

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Ecological Landscaping Association

SITES – the Sustainable Sites Initiative

The High Line

Meadows and More

Gardening with NYC Native Plants (e-book)

North American Native Plant Society

New England Wildflower Society

Delaware Valley Fern and Wildflower Society

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey

Delaware Native Plant Society

Maryland Native Plant Society

Virginia Native Plant Society

North Carolina Wildflower Preservation Society

EPA: Restoration with Native Plants (Educational Video)

Audubon Center for Native Plants

North American Rock Garden Society

Philadelphia Botanical Club

Wild Ones

Monarch Journey

Build Me Green

Berry Fruit Guide Marc Radell’s Self-Learning Curriculum

Buddingh Tree Consultancy

Kids’ Guide to the Parts of a Flower


Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, by Lawrence Newcomb

Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation, by Donald Joseph Leopold

Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens, by A. M. Armitage

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to North American Woody Plants, by William Culllina

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by Douglas Tallamy

Easy Care Native Plants: A Guide to Selecting and Using Beautiful American Flowers, by Patricia Taylor

100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones, by Lorraine Johnson

Wildflower Perennials for Your Garden, by Bebe Miles

Planting the Natural Garden, by Piet Oudolf

Designing with Plants, by Piet Oudolf