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Native and Wild Plants: Links to native and invasive plant lists

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Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 2, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #4612717

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.

Also lists of invasive and prohibited plants.

Here is a list of Invasive Noxious and Prohibited plants for all the States.

Lists of Threatened and Endangered Plants

List of plants for California

List of New Mexico Flora.

Ecoregions of the U.S.

Here is a list of Native Plant Nurseries in the Chesapeake Bay Region.

List and links of Native Plant Societies of North America

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,

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

March 3, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #4618339

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.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #4618430

For California, 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.

March 4, 2008
12:34 AM

Post #4618716

Native Plant Society of New Mexico:

We may need a separate stickie for id sites - I have a few favorites!
My favorite site for years has been - a bonus is it is the work of fellow DG'r paalexan

I use the state search at 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
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)

March 10, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4646774

Here are the lists for Masssachusetts.

Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List

Massachusetts State-listed Noxious Weeds

Native Plant Database

Massachusetts List of Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species

This message was edited Mar 10, 2008 2:43 PM

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Buffalo, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #4654616

Here is a county by county atlas of New York flora. It includes both native and non-native species and indicates which are which:
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

March 24, 2008
11:46 AM

Post #4701991

This is a link for the Minnesota Native Plant Society

The DNR: it has a lot of helpful lists both native and invasive plants and much more.

The University of Minnesota
NE Medina Co., TX
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #4941331

On this NPIN page you can click on your state or region and get a list of recommended plants for that area.

Homestead, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 6, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #5065037

Links for Florida:

The Institute for Regional Conservations

The Florida Native Plant Society
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

January 28, 2010
7:20 PM

Post #7505802

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?


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

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Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #7505937

Hello Mcash, yes we do, here is the link to the Canadian gardening forum.
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

January 28, 2010
8:41 PM

Post #7506040

Thank you Josephine!



Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #7506271

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

January 28, 2010
10:14 PM

Post #7506304

frostweed wrote:
List and links of Native Plant Societies of North America

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.



Keaau, HI

April 20, 2010
10:30 AM

Post #7721157

Here's links for Hawai'i.

Forest & Kim Starr's Species Index:

The Hawaiian Ecosystems At Risk Project:

Native Hawaiian Plants at the University of Hawai'i:
Saylorsburg, PA

April 6, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8475901

Native Plant Landscaping in Pennsylvania. This is an EXCELLENT site for PA residents.
Resources include:
Native Plants
Pocono Soils
Daily Weather Records and climate summaries
Additional reading
Articles and Essays
Craig Co., VA
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2011
9:47 AM

Post #8649028

Here is one for Virginia:
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9056717

Native Plant Society of New Jersey:


Clarksville, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2013
2:44 AM

Post #9454359

Native Plant Society of Middle Tennessee:

And a great resource from Vanderbilt University:


Clarksville, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2013
2:48 AM

Post #9526663

A useful link for Natives:

Vienna, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9683150

Here is another one for Virginia:

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:
Vienna, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9689090

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:
Vienna, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2014
7:14 AM

Post #9885315

2 great links for finding native plants of Virginia:

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


Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2015
11:33 AM

Post #10090870

This is for Illinois and surrounding states.

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.

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