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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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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
Thumbnail of More native things blooming in a Tennessee yard More native things blooming in a Tennessee yard Cville_Gardener 219 Jan 9, 2014 2:31 AM
Thumbnail of Need Help in Piedmont NC rearing Monarchs - looking for MWs! Need Help in Piedmont NC rearing Monarchs - looking for MWs! AmandaEsq 31 Oct 17, 2013 11:54 AM
Thumbnail of Weeds or Wildflowers?  (Piedmont, NC) Page II Weeds or Wildflowers? (Piedmont, NC) Page II AmandaEsq 120 Oct 14, 2013 9:27 AM
Thumbnail of 2013 - Native/Local Plant Sales/Swaps 2013 - Native/Local Plant Sales/Swaps AmandaEsq 8 Oct 8, 2013 2:43 PM
  My favorite wildflower to take pix of is............ gasrocks 16 Sep 11, 2013 6:18 AM
Thumbnail of What's blooming in the woods? part 2 What's blooming in the woods? part 2 Muddy1 6 Sep 4, 2013 7:59 PM
Thumbnail of Shrub ID Shrub ID Larkie 2 Sep 2, 2013 1:09 PM
Thumbnail of mystery wildflowers part 2 mystery wildflowers part 2 Muddy1 6 Aug 28, 2013 6:52 PM
Thumbnail of What's blooming in the woods? part one What's blooming in the woods? part one Muddy1 2 Aug 24, 2013 7:54 PM
Thumbnail of mystery plants now blooming in the woods mystery plants now blooming in the woods Muddy1 5 Aug 23, 2013 7:13 PM
  Need suggestions for wildflowers for a sunny clearing Muddy1 43 Aug 22, 2013 12:41 AM
Thumbnail of What's a good Heat Beater native in your garden? What's a good Heat Beater native in your garden? JaneJabbour 45 Aug 15, 2013 5:05 PM
  Milkweed seeds greenthumb99 32 Aug 13, 2013 9:12 PM
Thumbnail of Indiana plants in the woods. IDs please, part 2. Indiana plants in the woods. IDs please, part 2. ksmaier 5 Aug 2, 2013 2:52 PM
Thumbnail of NORTH CAROLINA Native Plant Vendors NORTH CAROLINA Native Plant Vendors AmandaEsq 4 Jul 20, 2013 4:36 PM
Thumbnail of Some current natives in my Northern Virginia yard. Some current natives in my Northern Virginia yard. greenthumb99 43 Jul 20, 2013 4:20 PM
  Growing Skunk Cabbage in a pot? keithp2012 4 Jul 15, 2013 7:48 PM
Thumbnail of Are these all poison ivy? Are these all poison ivy? ksmaier 12 Jul 13, 2013 1:03 PM
Thumbnail of Summer flowers begin Summer flowers begin C_A_Ivy 19 Jul 4, 2013 4:47 AM
  Special Forum Proposed for Southeast native plants JaneJabbour 75 Jul 2, 2013 3:10 PM
  Companion plant for Mayapple happy_macomb 29 Jul 2, 2013 2:09 PM
Thumbnail of Weeds or Wildflowers? Weeds or Wildflowers? AmandaEsq 287 Jul 1, 2013 8:44 PM
Thumbnail of Native plants. NW'st quadrant of Himalayas. Native plants. NW'st quadrant of Himalayas. KAMasud 72 Jun 20, 2013 4:44 PM
Thumbnail of Baptisias are starting to bloom in Tennessee Baptisias are starting to bloom in Tennessee Cville_Gardener 11 May 31, 2013 1:43 AM
  Ordered White Morel spores...now what? Carolina_Mike 8 May 25, 2013 5:23 PM
  Thimbleweed, Anemone virginiansis, Eastern species sallyg 3 May 24, 2013 4:20 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a native plant ID help please Is this a native plant ID help please coleup 3 May 22, 2013 1:42 PM
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