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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 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
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
  Ferny Corydalis and ants sallyg 1 May 12, 2013 1:09 PM
  Dividing Onoclea sensibilis - Novice needing help. ksmaier 2 May 10, 2013 6:16 PM
Thumbnail of Finally, sprouts. Finally, sprouts. greenthumb99 9 May 9, 2013 7:08 PM
Thumbnail of It this Claytonia?? It this Claytonia?? LilyToes 7 May 9, 2013 5:19 AM
  CALIFORNIA Native Plant Vendors/Nurseries AmandaEsq 0 May 7, 2013 1:38 PM
  FLORIDA Native Plant Vendors/Nurseries AmandaEsq 0 May 7, 2013 8:20 AM
  BLOGS about Native Plants AmandaEsq 0 May 7, 2013 8:18 AM
Thumbnail of MARYLAND Native Plant Vendors/Nurseries MARYLAND Native Plant Vendors/Nurseries AmandaEsq 0 May 7, 2013 8:10 AM
Thumbnail of Tell me about this native plant in your garden Tell me about this native plant in your garden coleup 5 May 7, 2013 3:01 AM
Thumbnail of Spring wildflowers Spring wildflowers C_A_Ivy 37 May 1, 2013 11:14 AM
  Indian Paintbrush Snarly 4 Apr 29, 2013 6:50 PM
Thumbnail of Arundinaria Gigantea (Canebrake) 5 years later Arundinaria Gigantea (Canebrake) 5 years later greenbrain 13 Apr 25, 2013 8:47 PM
  Natural woodland plantings VS 'messy' woods sallyg 3 Apr 14, 2013 6:30 PM
  Let's see your 2013 early spring ephemerals! l6blue 13 Apr 8, 2013 6:49 AM
Thumbnail of More Spring wildflowers More Spring wildflowers C_A_Ivy 3 Apr 7, 2013 8:01 AM
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