Websites

http://www.vnps.org - Virginia Native Plant Society state website with brochures, native plant nursery lists and other information is available
 
http://floraofvirginia.org - The Flora of Virginia is a key reference for botanists, university students, naturalists,educators, gardeners, and natural resource managers with more than 3,500 native or naturalized plants. This project has been ongoing by the floraofvirginia.org from the Blandy Experimental Farm, Richmond, VA
 
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/nativeplants.shtml - Excellant plant reference: "Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping" Division of Natural Heritage, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
 
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/factsheets.shtml - Fact sheets and brochures in PDF format, Natural Heritage Division, Virginia Department of Conversation and Recreation
 
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/documents/cp_nat_plants.pdf - "Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping" - Coastal Plain
 
http://www.deq.state.va.us/coastal/benefits.html - Eastern Shore coastal natives
 
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/documents/grass_nat_plants.pdf - "Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping" Grasslands
 
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/ _ "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 reference that is quick and easy to use with an index in common names and botanical names.
 
http://www.wildflowersofvirginia.com Helen Hamilton, author of "Wildflowers & Grasses of the Coastal Plain" paperback book which is sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter of the VNPS.
 
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/habitat/habitat-at-home/bayscapes.pfd - Bayscapes for Wildlife Habitat - A Homeowner's Guide   
 
http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/nativegardening/ - Forest Service, Gardening with Wildflowers
 
http://www.wildflower.org - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with individual wildflower information
 
http://www.bringingnaturehome.net - The website that native gardening and biodiversity matter.  This site supports the lecture series and book Bringing Nature Home by University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy
 
 
 
http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/VirginiaNativesForButterflies.pdf - Virginia native plants that attract butterflies
 
 
http://www.virginiamasternaturalist-tidewater.org/ - Volunteers with a commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment so to promote its wise use and management of the environment.
 
http://www.pollinator bee basics Bee Basics book
 
INVASIVE PLANT Information
 
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/documents/mnginv.pdf - Brochure: "Managing Invasive Plants in Natural Areas, Parks, and Small Woodlots", by K.E. Hefferman
 
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/ - Online publication covering 82 invasive plants in the mid-Atlantic region
 
http://www.invasive.org All About Invasive Plants
 
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/bkgd.htm - "Weeds Gone Wild", Overview of the invasive plant problem
 
http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/gtr_srs062/ - "Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests: A Field Guide for Identification and Control", by James H. Miller
 
 
 
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