Native Plant Selection
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed, published by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners. This is one of the best native plant references, quick and easy to use with an index of common names and botanical names. This booklet takes time to download but is a most valuable resource and our favorite!
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, book by University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy and the related web site: Native gardening and biodiversity matter. This site supports the lecture series and the book.
The Flora of Virginia is a key reference for botanists, university students, naturalists, educators, gardeners, and natural resource managers with information on more than 3,500 native or naturalized plants. This book may look intimidating at first. This project has been ongoing by the floraofvirginia.org from the Blandy Experimental Farm, Richmond, VA.
Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage
Wildflowers & Grasses of the Coastal Plain, paperback book, by Helen Hamilton, sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter of the VNPS
Virginia Master Naturalist Organization full of volunteers with a commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment so to promote its wise use and management of the environment
Woodland gardens article by Ginger Glen-Calvert, Master Naturalist, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Bee Basics book
Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, 4th ed. Online publication covering 82 invasive plants in the mid-Atlantic region by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Managing Invasive Plants in Natural Areas, Parks, and Small Woodlots, by K.E. Hefferman.
Weeds Gone Wild, Overview of the invasive plant problem