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Native Plants and Wild Plants Discussion Forum

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Many gardeners are interested in the plants and flowers that grow beyond our gardens - in fields, woodlands and ditches. Here's a place to talk about these plants, some of which are endangered species.

For more reading, check out the Bookworm for a book on the subject.

Many mailorder companies specialize in natives and wildflowers. Here are some sources of plants and seeds .

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  Links to native and invasive plant lists -- [Sticky] frostweed 22 Jul 4, 2014 7:14 AM
Thumbnail of ID? Wild flower 1 ID? Wild flower 1 gasrocks 1 Jul 28, 2014 4:51 AM
Thumbnail of ID? Wild flower 2. ID? Wild flower 2. gasrocks 1 Jul 28, 2014 4:46 AM
Thumbnail of It was a dark and stormy night... It was a dark and stormy night... ViburnumValley 20 Jul 25, 2014 6:43 PM
Thumbnail of Native things blooming in a Tennessee yard - 2014 Native things blooming in a Tennessee yard - 2014 Cville_Gardener 102 Jul 19, 2014 2:44 AM
Thumbnail of Friend or Foe Friend or Foe Chillybean 13 Jul 19, 2014 2:43 AM
Thumbnail of Unknown Friends Unknown Friends Chillybean 1 Jul 15, 2014 5:24 PM
  New to This Forum Chillybean 20 Jul 15, 2014 8:05 AM
Thumbnail of Help id please!  Roots look like parsnip but leaves don't Help id please! Roots look like parsnip but leaves don't Cuttablemist 4 Jun 29, 2014 8:04 PM
  Weed (?) ID please. gasrocks 5 Jun 29, 2014 8:02 PM
Thumbnail of  Lupine Lupine juhur7 14 Jun 18, 2014 7:36 PM
Thumbnail of Downy Mildew on Sunflowers Downy Mildew on Sunflowers Chillybean 3 Jun 17, 2014 4:57 PM
Thumbnail of I received some sad news from Vanderbilt this morning ... I received some sad news from Vanderbilt this morning ... Cville_Gardener 2 Jun 12, 2014 3:14 AM
Thumbnail of After four long years (Canadian wild ginger) After four long years (Canadian wild ginger) Colquhoun 13 Jun 4, 2014 6:42 PM
Thumbnail of  A few more from the wild . A few more from the wild . juhur7 2 Jun 3, 2014 7:49 PM
Thumbnail of Wildflower with white petals Wildflower with white petals Muddy1 7 May 31, 2014 5:25 PM
  Eco-Grass from Prairie Moon? CatMint20906 3 May 26, 2014 6:15 PM
Thumbnail of Some woodland plants in Mississippi - need ID's Some woodland plants in Mississippi - need ID's JulieQ 8 May 22, 2014 6:10 AM
  Planting Coreopsis tinctora JHarp 1 May 21, 2014 6:19 PM
Thumbnail of blooming Hyacinth . blooming Hyacinth . juhur7 20 May 17, 2014 8:28 PM
Thumbnail of Wild Daffodil hybrid, really cool looking! Wild Daffodil hybrid, really cool looking! keithp2012 3 May 16, 2014 8:52 PM
Thumbnail of moving a lilium michauxii (Carolina lily) moving a lilium michauxii (Carolina lily) JulieQ 4 May 7, 2014 6:54 PM
Thumbnail of I.D. needed for wildflower with whorled leaves I.D. needed for wildflower with whorled leaves Muddy1 2 Apr 27, 2014 8:23 PM
Thumbnail of Bellwort and friends Bellwort and friends ViburnumValley 2 Apr 27, 2014 5:52 PM
Thumbnail of Forest plants, including 1 in need of a name Forest plants, including 1 in need of a name Muddy1 5 Apr 8, 2014 5:12 PM
Thumbnail of Texas native and wild Texas native and wild kittriana 3 Mar 24, 2014 12:11 PM
Thumbnail of Some Early Bloom Some Early Bloom Rickwebb 1 Mar 18, 2014 4:16 PM
Thumbnail of Five native forbs at the Lurie Garden in Chicago, IL Five native forbs at the Lurie Garden in Chicago, IL Rickwebb 3 Mar 14, 2014 9:59 AM
Thumbnail of The Luri Garden in the Loop of Chicago, IL The Luri Garden in the Loop of Chicago, IL Rickwebb 1 Mar 11, 2014 8:14 AM
  Mail Order Sources Garden56 4 Mar 11, 2014 7:48 AM
Thumbnail of Some individual prairie forbs Some individual prairie forbs Rickwebb 3 Mar 9, 2014 8:02 PM
Thumbnail of Native Ornamental Grasses Native Ornamental Grasses Rickwebb 3 Mar 9, 2014 6:05 AM
Thumbnail of More photos I took at the Wild Ones in central WI in August More photos I took at the Wild Ones in central WI in August Rickwebb 1 Mar 8, 2014 5:09 PM
Thumbnail of My Prairie Garden in southeast Pennsylvania My Prairie Garden in southeast Pennsylvania Rickwebb 2 Mar 8, 2014 7:48 AM
Thumbnail of Prairie landscape or garden Prairie landscape or garden Rickwebb 6 Mar 8, 2014 4:39 AM
Thumbnail of Native beds in lawn areas Native beds in lawn areas Rickwebb 5 Mar 7, 2014 7:09 PM
  Wildflowers of Southern California Kelli 26 Mar 4, 2014 2:09 PM
Thumbnail of Indiana plants in the woods. Help on ids please? Indiana plants in the woods. Help on ids please? ksmaier 14 Feb 14, 2014 3:18 PM
  Can I start perennial sunflowers from seed? chrism_ 2 Jan 18, 2014 8:26 AM
  Plant geeks- good reading sallyg 5 Jan 16, 2014 4:42 PM
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