Ohio State University Extension

Franklin County
1945 Frebis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206

Native Plant Bibliography

Cory Skurdal
Franklin County Master Gardener

Interest in natural landscaping and gardening with native plants has been increasing in recent years. In this bibliography I have attempted to capture as many and as varied a group of resources as possible on Ohio native plants. The goal is to help home gardeners choose appropriate native plants, incorporate them into the garden, and successfully grow and maintain them.

The primary focus of the bibliography is on resources specific to Ohio and Ohio native plants. Where Ohio specific information is not available, resources with a more general focus (Midwest and U.S.) are included. Resources that deal primarily with native plants specific to other regions of the country (Pacific Northwest, South) have not been included.

The bibliography includes traditional print resources (books, articles, newsletters), computerized resources (WWW sites, Internet discussion groups), organizations and associations, and vendors interested in native plants and natural landscapes. The address of each Web site and discussion group was verified just prior to the revision of the bibliography. Since the Internet is extremely fluid and changes on a daily basis, some web site addresses may change again, however. A pointer to the new address is usually provided by the administrator of the Web site.

Finally, OSU Extension publishes Bulletin 865, "The Native Plants of Ohio." The bulletin discusses Ohio natural history, preservation of native plants, and profiles the native woody and herbaceous plants of Ohio. To order Bulletin 865 contact your county Extension agent.



Native Plants


  1. Sheaffer, Cassandra & Mary Ann Rose. The Native Plants of Ohio. Department of Horticulture, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 1998.
    This bulletin profiles woody plants (large, medium, and small trees, shrubs, conifers, broadleaf evergreens, and vines and groundcover) and herbaceous plants (vines, ferns, grasses and sedges, and low, medium, tall, and very tall plants). The list provides scientific and common name, plant height, bloom time, flower color, habitat, features, and availability. A bibliography and two indexes (scientific name and common name) are included.

  2. Beaubaire, Nancy (ed.) Native Perennials. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Brooklyn, NY 1996 (Handbook 146).
    Describes and maps the six "Floristic Provinces" of North America (Ohio is in the Eastern Deciduous Forest province). Advises on the choosing and growing of native perennials as well as designing with them. The unique value of the book lies in the "Encyclopedia of Native Perennials," which lists a dozen plants appropriate for the floristic province that includes Ohio. The encyclopedia details hardiness zones, habit and garden use, outstanding features, and cultivars and related species. A source list of vendors, does not include any Ohio vendors but does list several in nearby states including Pennsylvania, Illinois, West Virginia, Wisconsin).

  3. Buslaff, Joy (ed.) Wild Ones Handbook: a voice for the natural landscaping movement (2nd edition). Wild Ones - Natural Landscapers, Ltd., Milwaukee, WI 1997.
    The handbook is available to members of the Wild Ones and contains articles discussing a variety of issues and topics surrounding native plants. This includes articles on planting and maintaining a prairie, landscaping for wildlife, and buying seed. A list of native plant organizations and societies across the U.S. and Canada is also included. URL: www.epa.gov/greenacres/wildones

  4. Cullina, William. The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston, MA 2000.This guide to identifying, growing, and propagating native wildflowers discusses more than a thousand species of flowers and provides thorough information on habitat, cultural requirements, propagation, and design. The book also contains lists of plants with specific characteristics and suited for specific situations.

  5. Druse, Ken, with Margaret Roach. The Natural Habitat Garden. Clarkson Potter Publishers, NY, NY 1994.
    Not specific to Ohio but worth examining. Natural habitat gardens are described as grasslands, drylands, wetlands, or woodlands. Six to twelve gardens illustrating the characteristics of each type of natural habitat are featured in text and photographs. The author also offers a pithy analysis of the "native plant" versus "indigenous plant" controversy. A source guide lists native plant societies, nurseries that supply native plants, and native plant gardens to visit.

  6. Harstad, Carolyn. Go Native! Gardening With Native Plants and Wildflowers in the Lower Midwest. Indiana University Press, Bloomington IN 1999.
    The author is an Advanced Master Gardener in Indiana and a founder of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. This guide to gardening with native plants and wild flowers in the Lower Midwest covers planning and design, site and soil preparation, plant selection, and propagation.

  7. Johnson, Lorraine. Grow Wild! Low Maintenance, Sure Success, Distinctive Gardening with Native Plants. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO 1998.
    The author provides information on starting a native plant garden in the northern U.S and Canada. The book lists recommended native plants and includes descriptions and cultural requirements.

  8. Johnson, Lorraine. 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants: for American gardens in temperate zones. Firefly Books Ltd., Westport, CT 1999.
    "Easy-to-grow," plants are those that require very little maintenance (watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning). The book provides common and botanical name, height, blooming period, and soil, sun, shade, and moisture requirements. Each plant's native habitat and range (Northeast, prairies, or Northwest) is also covered. Includes 12 color plant charts that are organized by region, habitat, and conditions.

  9. Loewer, Peter. The Wild Gardener : On Flowers and Foliage for the Natural Border. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA 2000.
    This exploration of native American plants for the wild garden was selected as one of the 75 Great Garden Books by the American Horticultural Society. The book includes information on wild flora and fauna and cultivating and propagating the best wildflowers and shrubs.

  10. Marinelli. Janet (ed.) Going Native: biodiversity in our own backyards. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Brooklyn, NY 1996 (Handbook 140).
    Analyzes what constitutes a biodiverse garden and how to employ natural landscaping techniques. The chapters focus on establishing biodiverse gardens specific to particular plant provinces. For Ohio gardeners the chapters on a biodiverse garden for the Midwest and a biodiverse garden for the city are most pertinent. The chapters describe the characteristics of each plant province, provide a landscape plan illustrating the biodiverse garden devised for each province, list selected natives, and profile nine "American Beauties," (otherwise known as "good" native plants).

  11. Marinelli, Janet. Stalking the Wild Amaranth: gardening in the age of extinction. Henry Holt & Company, Inc., NY, NY 1998.
    An examination of the politics of horticulture. Marinelli examines such things as suburban expansion and the introduction of nonnative species and considers the effect that contemporary garden design has had upon the larger ecological communities. She concludes that the new garden must act more like nature.

  12. Otteson, Carole. The Native Plant Primer. Harmony Books, NY, NY 1995.
    Divides the U.S. into nine regions (Ohio falls into the Upper Midwest and the Lower Midwest regions) and lists native plants recommended for each region. Annuals, perennials, grasses, ferns, water plants, vines, shrubs, and trees are covered in separate chapters and photographs and detailed descriptions of individual plants are included. The appendix offers an alphabetical listing of nurseries that sell native plants and a region by region listing of native plant gardens and collections. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  13. Phillips, Kathryn. Paradise By Design: native plants and the new American landscape. North Point Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NY, NY 1998.
    This is a narrative that profiles landscape architect Joni Janecki and her use of native plants in landscaping the homes, parks, and businesses of her clients. The book chronicles Janecki's successes as well as the difficulties she has experienced in promoting non-traditional landscaping both to her clients and to the green industry.

  14. Sawyers, Claire E. et. al (ed.) Gardening with Wildflowers and Native Plants. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY 1990.
    This is a collection of eleven essays and eight profiles of public gardens. The essays, eight pages in length or fewer, cover acquiring and designing with natives and maintaining native gardens. The essays also profile "great" American shrubs, perennials, grasses, ground covers, and small flowering trees. A source list of native plants and a listing of native plant societies in the United States are also included.

  15. Stein, Sara. Planting Noah's Garden: further adventures in backyard ecology. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA 1997.
    The author of Noah's Garden continues her exploration of native ecology. She reflects on native ecosystems, describes her encounters with gardeners who "across the country are planting Noah's Garden," and offers practical advice on topics such as: assessing existing plants for value to wildlife, finding resources to help in choosing native species, growing and collecting wild seeds, creating wetlands, and managing grasslands. Plant charts provide information on native plant habit and color, appropriate hardiness zones and vegetation regions, and soil, moisture, and light requirements.

  16. Taylor, Patricia. Easy Care Native Plants: a guide to selecting and using beautiful American flowers, shrubs, and trees in gardens and landscapes. Henry Holt and Company, NY, NY 1996.
    Section one covers native plant history, political and diversity issues, and design basics. Section two reviews public and private gardens, including the Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio. A list of twelve easy-care plants native to central Ohio is included. Section three describes and evaluates plants, ranging from trees and conifers to groundcovers and perennials. The appendix lists recommended native plants alphabetically by botanical name. A source list is included.



  1. Denny, Guy L. Ohio's Trees. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, OH 1990.
    Booklet that provides a brief description of each tree as well as the botanical name and a photograph. Trees include pine, aspen, walnut, hickory, birch, oak, elm, maple, and ash. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  2. Illick, Joseph S. and Edmund Secrest. Common Trees of Ohio: a handy pocket manual of the common and introduced trees of Ohio. Reprint Services Corporation, Temecula, CA 1993
    Each tree is given a one page description complete with a line drawing of leaves, stems, and fruits. Botanical names and the range of each tree throughout North America are included.

  3. McCurdy, Dwight R., William Greg Spangenberg, and Charles Paul Doty. How to Choose Your Tree: a guide to parklike landscaping in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL 1972.
    Organized by tree characteristics (size, leaves, bark) and site requirements (natural range, soil conditions). Includes full page black and white photographs as well as an appendix of maps that show the natural range of each tree across the Midwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast.

  4. Perine, William E. and Dennis Profant. Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of Southeastern Ohio. Winds of Time Productions, Athens, OH 1993.
    Illustrated glossary shows leaf arrangements, margins, twigs, buds, flowers, and fruit. Has 4 to 5 paragraphs of description on 45 families. Main section, organized by family, describes leaves, twigs, and fruit, and includes identification tips. Illustrations show leaves, buds, fruit, plant range, appearance of bark and/or twigs. Index is by common name. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  5. Sternberg, Guy and Jim Wilson. Landscaping with Native Trees. Chapters Publishing, Ltd., Shelburne, VT 1995.
    Arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Describes leaves, flowers, fruit. Rates seasonal value of each tree. Indicates native and adaptive range, culture, problems, cultivars, and related species. Includes state by state listing of nurseries and conservation agencies and organizations. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  6. Vannorsdall, Harry H. Trees of Ohio. Wilmington, OH, September 1958.
    Includes descriptions of a variety of trees with cross references to accompanying black and white photographs. Indexed by Latin name and common name. Does not appear to distinguish between native and indigenous trees. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.


Woody Plants

  1. Aufderheide, Nadia and B. Wohlgemuth. Native Woody Plant Resources. The Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, OH 1994. (Pamphlet)
    This bibliography lists books available for use at the Corning Library at the Holden Arboretum. The bibliography includes books specific to Ohio natives as well as general sources of information on native plants.

  2. Blackwell, Will H. Guide to the Woody Plants of the Tri-state area: southwestern Ohio, southern Indiana, and northern Kentucky. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, IA 1976.
    An "identification guide to the more common native and introduced woody plants" of the tri-state area. Main section is organized alphabetically by genus and has a key by summer condition of the plants. A key by winter condition describes the more common deciduous trees. Includes selected illustrations organized alphabetically by genus. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  3. Braun, E. Lucy. The Woody Plants of Ohio: trees, shrubs, and woody climbers native, naturalized, and escaped. Ohio State University Press, Columbus, OH 1989.
    The classic work on Ohio woody plants. Indicates what species occur in Ohio. Contains state and county maps charting the distribution of almost 350 indigenous species. Detailed illustrations.

  4. Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: their identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation, and uses. Stipes Publishing Company, Champaign, IL 5th edition 1998.
    Not specific to Ohio but an exhaustive work describing characteristics of each plant including leaves, buds, stems, texture, culture, cultivars, and native habitat.

Wild Flowers

  1. Art, Henry W. The Wildflower Gardener's Guide: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, and Eastern Canada edition. Storey Communications, Inc. Pownal, VT 1995.
    Provides detailed information on 32 species of wildflowers. Organized by habitat and order of flowering. Plant description and illustration appear on opposite pages. Description includes culture, propagation, and suggested companion plants. Illustrations of each plant include a line drawing, a U.S. map showing the range of the plant, and a table indicating family, color, height, flowering and fruiting times, growth cycle, hardiness zone, and habitat. The appendix lists suppliers (none in Ohio), botanical gardens (15 in Ohio), and native plant and horticulture societies. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  2. Burrell, C. Colston. A Gardener's Encyclopedia of Wildflowers: an organic guide to choosing and growing over 150 beautiful wildflowers. Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA 1997.
    Not specific to Ohio. The majority of the book (130+ pages) is devoted to the encyclopedia which is alphabetically arranged by botanical name. Each flower receives a one page description. Information provided includes common name, pronunciation, family, hardiness zones, native habitat and range, suggested garden uses, and advice on growing and propagation. A photograph of each flower is included. Also includes a chapter on garden design, a glossary, bibliography, and list of mail order sources.

  3. Henn, Robert L. Wildflowers of Ohio. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN 1998.
    This is a user-friendly plant identification guide. Flowers are organized by color (white, yellow and orange, pink and red, blue and purple, green and brown). Information provided includes common and botanical name, family, range, habitat, blooming period, plant description, and author comments.

  4. Jennings, O.E. Wild Flowers of Western Pennsylvania and the Upper Ohio Basin. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA 1953.
    A two volume set that includes all or part of 27 northeastern Ohio counties. Volume 1 lists and describes 135 families. Distribution maps indicate counties where each flower may be found. Volume 2 contains full page watercolor plates of wild flowers. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  5. Klein, Isabelle H. Wild flowers of Ohio and Adjacent States. The Press of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 1970.
    Field guide organized by family. Conveniently provides plant description and illustration on facing pages. Does not appear to distinguish between indigenous and naturalized plants. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  6. Moseley, Richard E. Ohio Wildflowers: let them live in your eye not die in your hand. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, OH 1990.
    A fourteen page booklet that includes plants on the official state list of endangered and threatened plants (as well as many others). A brief description and photograph of each is included. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  7. Roberts, June Carver. Born in the Spring: a collection of spring wildflowers. Ohio University Press, Athens, OH 1992.
    Text, drawings, and paintings describe and illustrate a collection of spring wildflowers observed in southeastern Ohio. Indicates if the wildflower is native or alien to Ohio. Indicates spring bloom time. A table groups genera by family.

  8. Shepard, Clinton. Knowing and Sharing Ohio Wild Flowers. Columbus, OH 1976.
    Designed to "help the novice gain an understanding of Ohio's wild flowers." Arranged by color of flower. Wild flowers are described and photographed and an Ohio map indicates the range of each. Indexed by family, common name, and scientific name. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  9. Wilson, William H.W. Landscaping with Wildflowers and Native Plants. Ortho Books, San Francisco, CA 1984.
    Good introductory guide to native plant gardening. Includes a map of the U.S. and Canada that highlights native plant communities (Ohio is Eastern Deciduous Forest) and suggests appropriate trees, shrubs, ferns, and forbs.


  1. Gilfillian, Merrill C. and Allen W. Cannon. Native Ohio Shrubs. Department of Natural Resources: Division of Wildlife, Columbus, OH 1970.
    Four page pamphlet that lists and briefly describes 32 shrubs, small trees, and woody vines. Information provided varies for each plant and may include: range and distribution in Ohio, height, fruit and ripening season, and types of wildlife that feed on the plant. Has photographs of 16 shrubs. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.


  1. Vannorsdall, Harry H. Ferns of Ohio. Wilmington, OH, November 1956.
    Includes descriptions of a variety of ferns with cross references to accompanying black and white photographs. Indexed by Latin name and common name. Does not appear to distinguish between native and indigenous ferns. NO LONGER IN PRINT. May be available in used bookstores and libraries.

  1. Wildflower: North America's Magazine of Wild Flora.
    Box 335, Postal Station F, Toronto, ON, Canada MY4 2L7
    (Published Quarterly)
    416-466-6428 (Fax)
    E-mail: subscribe@wildflowermag.com
    URL: www.wildflowermag.com

  2. Native Plants Journal
    Forest Research Nursery, University of Idaho
    Moscow, ID 83844-1137
    (Published Twice Each Year)
    URL: nativeplants.for.uidaho.edu

  3. The American Gardener Magazine
    American Horticultural Society
    7931 East Boulevard Drive
    Alexandria VA 22308-1300
    (Published Six Times Each Year)
    703.768.8700 (Fax)
    703.768.7533 (Publications Fax)
    URL: www.ahs.org

  4. Native Plants
    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
    4801 La Crosse Avenue
    Austin, Texas 78739-1702
    (Published Quarterly. Free with Membership)
    (512) 292-4200 Fax (512) 292-4627
    URL: www.wildflower.org


  1. "Gardener to the rescue." Sally Roth. Organic Gardening. July 1999 p 54.
  2. "Wild Earth Native Plant Nursery." Christina M. Scott. American Gardener. May 1999 p 19.
  3. "Birds and butterflies and bees, oh my!" Marion Lyons. Home. May 1999 pp. 62-70.
  4. "Sensational natives." Jim Knopf & Paula Refi. American Gardener. March 1999 pp. 36-48.
  5. "A garden that nurtures nature." Scott Meyer. Organic Gardening. Nov/Dec 1998 pp. 46-49.
  6. "The natural garden: a conservationist approach to landscaping." Ken Druse. Country Journal. March-April 1998 p 54(5)
  7. "Where the wild plants are: resources for discovering and using native plants." Pam Alt. Mother Earth News. Feb-March 1997 p 15(2).
  8. "For an all-American yard, go native." Michael Lipske. National Wildlife, Oct-Nov 1996 p12(2).
  9. "Landscaping with natives." Sunset Garden Guide Supplement, Fall 1996 p54.
  10. "Godmother of natural landscaping." Bret Rappaport. National Wildlife, April-May 1996 p62.
  11. "In defense of weeds." Andy Wasowski. E: the Environmental Magazine, March-April 1996 p44.
  12. "Gone native." Margaret A. Haapoja. Flower and Garden, August-September 1993 p24.
  13. "Answering nature's call." Rachel Bagby. Ms, May-June 1993 p24.
  14. "Return of the native." Patti Hagan. House & Garden, August 1991, p114.
  15. "Wildflowers: the case for native plants." Neil Diboll. Flower and Garden, March-April 1989 p 22.

  1. The U.S. EPA site "Green Landscaping with Native Plants" lists reasons to grow natives, tips on getting started, and resources for the Great Lakes states. URL: www.epa.gov/grtlakes/greenacres

  2. The Purdue University Consumer Horticulture department offers information on Indiana native wildflowers, installation techniques, and seed and plant sources. URL : www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/prairie_wildflowers.html

  3. The "A Sense of Place" project at Ohio State is working to identify native plants for use in urban landscapes. Perennial flowering plants and grasses selected from species indigenous to prairie or savannah habitats in Ohio are being evaluated. URL: www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/sense/Sense1.html

  4. The Native Plant Conservation Alliance is a consortium of ten federal agencies and 145 non-federal "cooperators" working to solve the problems of native plant extinction and native habitat restoration. URL: www.nps.gov/plants

  5. The non-profit Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center educates people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants and links to native plant societies and environmental organizations across the country and around the world. URL: www.wildflower.org

  6. The Center for Plant Conservation, a network of 28 U.S. botanical gardens and arboreta, maintains the National Collection of Endangered Plants (549 of the rarest American native plants). URL: www.mobot.org/CPC/welcome.html

  7. The National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program includes information on growing native plants and links to related web sites. URL: www.nwf.org/nwf/habitats

  8. The Natural Heritage Network of the Nature Conservancy provides state-by-state information on efforts to gather standardized data on endangered plants, animals, and ecosystems. URL: www.heritage.tnc.org

  9. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides a source list of native perennials. The mailing addresses and telephone numbers of more than 30 vendors are provided. No vendors are listed for Ohio but Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, and Wisconsin vendors are listed. URL: www.bbg.org/gardening/wildflower/native_perennials/design_native_perenials_4.html

  10. The Wildflower Program was initiated in 1984 by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT plants wildflower seed mixes at more than 200 locations throughout Ohio. The site offers images of nine different wildflowers. URL: www.dot.state.oh.us/hwymgmt/wildflowers/wildfl.htm

  11. United Plant Savers mission is "to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come." URL: www.plantsavers.org


Each of these discussion groups addresses questions and issues about native plant gardening.

  1. Native Plants Forum

  2. Woodlands Forum

  3. Meadows & Prairies Forum


Central Ohio Native Plant Society
Meets the third Monday of each month (September - May) at 7 p.m. at the Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Ohio Native Plant Society
6 Louise Drive
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio
2651 Kenwick Road
University Heights, OH 44118

Native Plant Society of the Miami Valley
2865 St. Rt. 48 S.
Ludlow Falls, OH 45339

Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society
9005 Decima Street
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society
c/o Katrina Vollmer
3134 Greenbriar Lane
Nashville, IN 49448
URL: www.inpaws.org

The Nature Conservancy
6375 Riverside Drive, Suite 50
Dublin, OH 43017

Ohio Natural Heritage Program
Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
1889 Fountain Square, Building F-1
Columbus, OH 43224-1331

Wild Ones
Wild Ones - Natural Landscapers, Ltd.
P.O. Box 1274
Appleton, WI 54912
For information about the Columbus, Ohio chapter contact Marty Preston at 614.263.9468.

Operation Botanic Rescue: preserving native botanical treasures for the future
Judy Semroc
12824 Williamsburg Avenue
Uniontown, OH 44685
Fax: 330.699.6213
This volunteer organization was created in 1993 to help preserve Ohio native plant and animal species destroyed because of land development.



  1. Envirotech Consultants, Inc.
    462 South Ludlow Alley, Columbus, OH 43215
    614.224.1920, Fax: 614.224.3105
    URL: envirotechcon.com, E-mail: info@envirotechcon.com
    Specializes in prairie plant propagation and design and creation of prairie habitats, wetland restoration, and wetland enhancement. All plant species offered are native to Ohio and the midwest.

  2. Genius Loci
    22 South High Street, Dublin, OH 43017
    An ecological design firm and native plant nursery. All plants are legally salvaged from construction sites in central Ohio

  3. Land Reformers
    35703 Loop Road, Rutland, OH 45775
    This Ohio company focuses on prairie wildflowers and woodland plants. They collect only seeds from the wild.

  4. Prairie Nursery
    P.O. Box 306
    Westfield, WI 53964
    Fax: 608-296-2741
    URL: www.prairienursery.com
    E-mail: cs@prairienursery.com

  5. Spence Restoration Nursery (wholesale only)
    P.O. Box 546
    Muncie, IN 47308
    Fax: 765-286-0264
    URL: spencenursery.com
    E-Mail: john@spensenursery.com
    E-Mail: kevin@spensenursery.com



  1. Native Plant Symposium
    Wegerzyn Horticultural Association
    Dr. Mel Fine
    1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45414-5397
    937.279.2447 ext. 209
    This annual symposium is held the first Thursday of February in Dayton, Ohio.

  2. "Celebrating Wildflowers" Online Events Directory
    A State by State Listings from the Native Plant Conservation Alliance
    URL: www.nps.gov/plants/cw/events.htm

  1. The Native Plant Symposium Board with Dr. Don Geiger and Terry Fredrich (compilers). Native Plant Nursery List. This list, based on the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association's Nursery Stock Survey, lists Ohio retail and wholesale suppliers of native plants and the kinds of native plants that they carry. For further information contact Dr. Mel Fine, Native Plant Symposium Board, Wegerzyn Horticultural Association, Dayton, Ohio. 937.279.2447 ext. 209.

  2. Isaacson, Richard T. (compiler) Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen, MN 2000. Lists more than 500 nurseries and indexes plants from their catalogues. Provides nursery name, address, and phone number. Not specific to Ohio or to native plants. URL: www.arboretum.umn.edu

  3. New England Wild Flower Society. Sources of Propagated Native Plants and Wildflowers. New England Wild Flower Society, Framingham, MA 1991.
    A listing of 45 nurseries indicating type of sales (retail/wholesale), type of plant stock offered, and brief commentary on each nursery. URL: www.newfs.org

  1. Spence Restoration Nursery Quarterly Newsletter. Kevin Tungesvik (editor). Spence Restoration Nursery, P.O. Box 546, Muncie, IN 47306.
    Tel: 765-286-7154, Fax: 765-286-0264. E-Mail: native@iquest.net. URL: spencenursery.com

  2. Growing Native. Growing Native Research Institute. Louise Lacey, Editor & Publisher. Box 489, Berkeley, CA 94701 Tel: 510.232.9865. Published bimonthly. $35.00 (focuses on California native plants).

  3. Native Plant Society of New Mexico Newsletter. Tim McKimmie, Editor. Box 5917, Santa Fe, NM 87502. Published six times a year. $12.00 (membership only) (focuses on New Mexico native plants).

  4. Wild Ones Journal. Wild Ones - Natural Landscapers. Ltd. Joy Buslaff (editor).
    S89 W22630 Milwaukee Avenue
    Big Bend, WI 53103
    Phone or fax (414) 662-4600 email: pubstu@earthlink.net
    Published six times a year. $20.00 (membership only). URL: www.for-wild.org


This bibliography was researched and developed by Cory Skurdal, 1997 OSU Master Gardener volunteer. Cory volunteers with the Franklin County Extension program in Columbus, Ohio.

Revised 8/00.

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