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Links to native and invasive plant lists

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

I have been thinking that a "Sticky " thread at the top of the forum would be a good idea so people can more easy access the list of native plants to their own State.

If you scroll down on this page and click on the search bar for the states names you will find all of them there, select one then click on the submit button for the one you have selected and you will see all the native plants for that state.
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/
http://plants.usda.gov/dl_state.html

Also lists of invasive and prohibited plants.
http://www.texasinvasives.org/Invasives_Database/Results/Invaders_Results.asp
http://plants.usda.gov/java/noxiousDriver

Here is a list of Invasive Noxious and Prohibited plants for all the States.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/noxComposite?stateRpt=yes

Lists of Threatened and Endangered Plants
http://plants.usda.gov/threat.html

List of plants for California
http://www.calflora.org/

List of New Mexico Flora.
http://www.polyploid.net/swplants/index.html

Ecoregions of the U.S.
http://www.epa.gov/wed/pages/ecoregions/level_iv.htm

Here is a list of Native Plant Nurseries in the Chesapeake Bay Region.
http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/Nursery.htm

List and links of Native Plant Societies of North America
http://www.michbotclub.org/links/native_plant_society.htm


Can you think of others that should be added?
I can then ask Dave or Terry to put it up and we will have an easy access to necessary information.
I would like some suggestions please.
Thank you,
Josephine



This message was edited Mar 14, 2008 4:40 PM

Shenandoah Valley, VA

I like the native plants lists. I think the invasives lists would be more useful in the Invasive Plants forum, especially since most of them are introduced and not native plants.

BTW, I don't know if this will be helpful but I just reposted this link in the Mid Atlantic forum. It has a list of native plant nurseries in the Chesepeake Bay watershed states - MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA and VA.
http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/Nursery.htm

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

For California, www.calflora.org is my absolute favorite reference. To access much of it you have to sign up for an account, but it's free. It covers pretty much any plant that occurs in the wild in CA (and it tells you whether it's native, introduced, invasive, etc). I find it to be a great resource when I find things growing at the beach or in a local park--you can search by plant family or genus, by the county that you found it in, by the type of plant community it was growing in, etc. And there are photos for most of the more common ones. It's rare that I find something growing in the wild that I'm not able to ID by looking around on there.

Native Plant Society of New Mexico: http://npsnm.unm.edu/

We may need a separate stickie for id sites - I have a few favorites!
My favorite site for years has been http://www.polyploid.net/swplants/index.html - a bonus is it is the work of fellow DG'r paalexan http://davesgarden.com/members/paalexan/

I use the state search at wildflower.org http://www.wildflower.org/plants/ when I want to search for plants native to New Mexico. The search can be refined in many ways.

Edited to add another site 2/10/08
http://www.plantnative.org/
Has 3 search boxes
1: Native Plant Nursery Finder
2: Community Service Organization Finder
3: Regional Plant List Finder - When I tried this link for my state it did not work. I'm going to notify them by email. I tried several and only one link worked for me.

This message was edited Mar 10, 2008 8:12 AM

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Here are the lists for Masssachusetts.

Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/farm-products/plants/massachusetts-prohibited-plant-list.html

Massachusetts State-listed Noxious Weeds
http://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious?rptType=State&statefips=25

Native Plant Database
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/combo.php?distribution=MA&habit=&duration=

Massachusetts List of Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species
http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/species_info/mesa_list/mesa_list.htm

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Buffalo, NY(Zone 6a)

Here is a county by county atlas of New York flora. It includes both native and non-native species and indicates which are which:

http://atlas.nyflora.org/

Minneapolis, MN(Zone 4b)

This is a link for the Minnesota Native Plant Society
http://www.mnnps.org/

The DNR: it has a lot of helpful lists both native and invasive plants and much more.
http://www.mnnps.org/

The University of Minnesota
http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/IPM/pubnplant.htm

NE Medina Co., TX(Zone 8a)

On this NPIN page you can click on your state or region and get a list of recommended plants for that area.
http://www.wildflower.org/collections/

Homestead, FL(Zone 10b)

Links for Florida:

The Institute for Regional Conservations
http://www.regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/default.asp

The Florida Native Plant Society
http://www.fnps.org/

Logan Lake, BC(Zone 3a)

Hi frostweed,
There are a lot of Canadians on DG, do you have a Native and Wild Plant file or forum for our provinces like you do for the states?

mcash

Daisy's growing beside the roadside at a rest stop on our vacation last summer

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Hello Mcash, yes we do, here is the link to the Canadian gardening forum.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/tradeeh/all/
Enjoy!!!
Josephine.

Logan Lake, BC(Zone 3a)

Thank you Josephine!

Margaret

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

You are welcome Margaret, we have so many wonderful features on this site, makes me proud to be a part of it.
Josephine.

Quote from frostweed :

List and links of Native Plant Societies of North America
http://www.michbotclub.org/links/native_plant_society.htm


Margaret,
For native plants, this last link from Josehine's first post includes Canada, the links for Canada are near the bottom of the page after the list of United States.

Angele

Keaau, HI

Here's links for Hawai'i.

Forest & Kim Starr's Species Index:

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/

The Hawaiian Ecosystems At Risk Project:

http://hear.smugmug.com/

Native Hawaiian Plants at the University of Hawai'i:

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/FACULTY/CARR/natives.htm

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/FACULTY/CARR/

Saylorsburg, PA

Native Plant Landscaping in Pennsylvania. This is an EXCELLENT site for PA residents.
http://www.pennystone.com/
Resources include:
Native Plants
Ecosystems
Pocono Soils
Daily Weather Records and climate summaries
Additional reading
Articles and Essays

Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Here is one for Virginia: http://www.biol.vt.edu/

Whitehouse Station, NJ(Zone 6b)

Native Plant Society of New Jersey: http://www.npsnj.org

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Native Plant Society of Middle Tennessee: http://tnps.org/

And a great resource from Vanderbilt University: http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

A useful link for Natives: http://grownative.org/plant-picker/

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Here is another one for Virginia:

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/edu/resources/pub_Native-Trees-Va_2009.pdf

This isn't Virginia specific, but I've found it very helpful when I'm trying to figure out whether something is native or a non-native look-alike:

http://www.nybg.org/files/scientists/rnaczi/Mistaken_Identity_Final.pdf

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Virginia and other mid-Atlantic states: Here's a 172-page booklet with lots of information on non-native invasive plants as well as some suggestions for native substitutes:

http://www.nps.gov/plants/ALIEN/pubs/midatlantic/midatlantic.pdf

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

2 great links for finding native plants of Virginia:

http://nativeplantcenter.net/?q=database

An 85-page book available in the above site, which shows plants native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed area, which includes most of Virginia:

http://www.nativeplantcenter.net/guides/chesapeakenatives.pdf

(Zone 5a)

This is for Illinois and surrounding states.
http://castle.eiu.edu/~prairie/index.htm

This site shows images of seeds, SEEDLINGS, and fruits. Why emphasis on seedlings? I do not know how often I have tried finding a good place to verify the seedlings I have coming up. It does not have everything, but more than I've seen elsewhere.

This message was edited Jun 10, 2015 9:55 AM

(Sallie) Cherry Vall, IL(Zone 5a)

Quote from Chillybean :
This is for Illinois and surrounding states.
http://castle.eiu.edu/~prairie/index.htm

This site shows images of seeds, SEEDLINGS, and fruits. Why emphasis on seedlings? I do not know how often I have tried finding a good place to verify the seedlings I have coming up. It does not have everything, but more than I've seen elsewhere.

This message was edited Jun 10, 2015 9:55 AM

I just found this forum, and hope it becomes more active! I joined Wild Ones this Spring and have really learned a lot about natives. I bought a book that shows seedlings, but it doesn't have a lot of plants so I'll be visiting the link you posted quite often, especially next Spring.

Here's a list of weedy plants for Illinois:
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/weed_index.htm

On the home page of that site there's a section of links to other websites. The thumb-nail photo search is pretty good. I selected "Wildflowers" and "Weedy" for general habit and came up with this listing (the same search can be done for the other categories besides Wildflowers):

http://illinoiswildflowers.appspot.com/search?group=weeds&color=none&petals=none&arrangement=none&flowering=none&alpha=huristic

Arlington, MA

>>I just found this forum, and hope it becomes more active!

SallieKr--me too!

What is "Wild Ones"?

maccionoadha has already covered most of Mass, but I'll add two links to New England Wildflower society:

"Go Botany," a plant ID/finder system:

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/

and their 2016 plant list

http://newfs.org/grow/buy-native-plants/plant-availability-list.pdf

(obviously, soon to be replaced by a 2017 list; but as a novice, I use it a lot to check sun/soil needs and pollinator appeal of potential additions.)

(Sallie) Cherry Vall, IL(Zone 5a)

Quote from FaintlyMacabre :
>>I just found this forum, and hope it becomes more active!

SallieKr--me too!

What is "Wild Ones"?



Wild Ones is a native plant organization - to quote their home page: "Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants."

It looks like there isn't a local chapter in your area, but there's a lot of useful information on their site- including info on how to start your own chapter.

http://www.wildones.org/

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Arlington, MA

SallieKr--not long after I asked you I spotted "Wild Ones" in an inset box in the Prairie Moon nursery catalog. Sounds like a group on the right track....

(Sallie) Cherry Vall, IL(Zone 5a)

Quote from FaintlyMacabre :
SallieKr--not long after I asked you I spotted "Wild Ones" in an inset box in the Prairie Moon nursery catalog. Sounds like a group on the right track....


Yes, I remember a couple of local members mentioning Prairie Moon as a good source for plants, even though they're located North of our area. If you're on Facebook, check out the Wild Ones page. The post a lot of photos and info from members in the NE area.
https://www.facebook.com/wildonesnative/?fref=ts

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