Plant Smart



These brochures provide information on native species, plus include a chart of several of the more common species:

sunnydry
Sunny/Dry

sunnydry
Sunny/Moist

sunnydry
Shady/Dry

sunnydry
Shady/Moist

Native PlantsResources

Places and organizations in Pennsylvania

Audubon Pennsylvania
100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tel (717) 213-6880, Fax (717) 213-6883
http://pa.audubon.org/

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, Washington Crossing Historic Park
PO Box 685
New Hope, PA 18938-0685
Tel (215) 862-2924, Fax (215) 862-1846
Native plant preserve, plant sales, native seed, educational programs
www.bhwp.org

Brandywine Conservancy, Brandywine River Museum
PO Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Tel (610) 388-2700, Fax (610) 388-3814
Native seeds, plants, garden, and bookstore; Environmental Management Center offers planning and conservation services
www.brandywinemuseum.org

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Bureau of Forestry
PO Box 8552
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552
Tel (717) 787-3444, Fax (717) 783-5109
Invasive plant brochure; list of native plant & seed suppliers in PA; list of rare, endangered, threatened species
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
9414 Meadowbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Tel (215) 247-5777, www.upenn.edu/morris
Arboretum and gardens (some natives), educational programs, PA Flora Project
www.paflora.org

"Native Plants in the Landscape" Conference (each June at Millersville, Lancaster County, PA)
Millersville University Dept. of Continuing Education
Tel (717) 872-3030, Fax (717) 871-2022
www.millersvillenativeplants.org

Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association
1707 S. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17104
Tel (717) 238-1673, Fax (717) 238-1675
www.plna.com

Pennsylvania Native Plants Society
1001 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
www.pawildflower.org

Penn State Cooperative Extension
Department of Horticulture
102 Tyson Building
University Park, PA, 16802
Tel (814) 865-2571, Fax (814) 863-6139
For local information, contact the extension office in your county listed in the blue section of your phone book or by locating their office on the Web at www.extension.psu.edu. Penn State University also offers a Master Gardeners Program, horticulture.psu.edu/extension/mg.

Pittsburgh Garden Center Place
1059 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Tel (412) 441-4442, Fax (412) 665-2368
Green Line (412) 665-2364
Education programs
dir.gardenweb.com/directory/pcgc/

Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Tel (610) 683-1400, Fax (610) 683-8548
Gardens, landscaping brochures, organic gardening and farming events and products
www.rodaleinstitute.org

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
209 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel (412) 288-2777, Fax (412) 281-1792
www.paconserve.org

 

Other Internet Sites
Look for many other listings under "Native plants" on the Internet.

Center for Plant Conservation, Missouri Botanical Garden
www.mobot.org/cpc

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
www.wildflower.org

The Nature Conservancy
www.tnc.org

The New England Wildflower Society
www.newfs.org/index.html

Plant Conservation Alliance
www.nps.gov/plants/alien

 

Books

Bir, Richard
Growing and Propagating Showy, Native Woody Plants
University of North Carolina Press
ISBN# 0-8078-4366-0

Dirr, M.A.
1990
Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, 4 ed.
Stipes Publishing Co; 10-12 Chester St; Champaign, IL 61820
ISBN# 0-87563-347-1

Ferreneia, Viki
1993
Wildflowers in Your Garden
New York: Regina Ryan, Random House
ISBN# 0-679-41453-3

Hightshoe, G.L.
1988
Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold

ISBN# 0-442-23274-8

Mickel, John
1994
Ferns for American Gardens
New York: Macmillan
ISBN# 0-02-584491-1

Ottesen, Carole
1995
The Native Plant Primer
New York: Harmony Books
ISBN# 0-517-59215-0

Phillips, H.R.
1985
Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
ISBN# 0-8078-4131-5

Rhoads, A.F. and Klein, W.M.
1993
The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania, Annotated Checklist and Atlas
American Philosophical Soc.; 104 S. Fifth St.; Philadelphia, PA 19106
ISBN# 0-87169-207-4

Roberts, E.A. and Rehmann, Elsa
1996
American Plants for American Gardens. Athens: University of Georgia Press
ISBN# 0-8203-1851-5

Stein, Sara
1993
Noah's Garden, Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN# 0-395-65373-8

Tallamy, Doug
Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
Portland: Timber Press
ISBN# 0-88192-854-2

Westbrooks, R.G.
1998
Invasive Plants: Changing the Landscape of America, Factbook
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW); Washington, CD.C. 109 pp.
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
www.fs.fed.us/ficmnew/index.shtml

 

 

 

For more information on invasive species

 

Contacts:

PA Department of Agriculture
www.agriculture.state.pa.us

Penn State University Cooperative Extension Office Directory
www.extension.psu.edu/extmap.html

Sea Grant Pennsylvania
www.pserie.psu.edu/seagrant/seagindex.htm

Control:

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay -Citizens Guide to the Control of Invasive Plants in Wetland and Riparian Areas
http://conservationtools.org/library_items/534-Citizen-s-Guide-to-the-Control-of-Invasive-Plants-in-Wetland-and-Riparian-Areas

PA DCNR - Invasive Exotic Plant Tutorial for Natural Land Managers
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/invasivetutorial/index.htm

 

Identification of Invasive and Native Plants:

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Common Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas
https://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/watermgt/wc/subjects/streamreleaf/Docs/Invasive%20Plants.pdf

Borman, S., R. Korth and J. Temte
1997
Through the Looking Glass: A Field Guide to Aquatic Plants
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership. 248 pp.

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Fact Sheets
www.bhwp.org/native/invasive_plants.htm

Brown, Lauren
1979
Grasses, An Identification Guide
Boston: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN# 0-395-27624-1.

National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2002
Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic

National Wildlife Federation Native Gardening and Invasive Plants Guide
http://enature.com/native_invasive/invasives.asp

Newcomb, Lawrence
1977
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
Boston: Little, Brown, and Co.
ISBN# 0-316-60441-0

PA DCNR - Invasive Exotic Plant Tutorial for Natural Land Managers
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/plants/invasiveplants/invasiveplanttutorial/index.htm

Petrides, G.A.
1972
A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs
Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Peterson Field Guide Series
ISBN# 0-395-17579-8

Rhoads, A.F. and Block, T.A. 2nd ed.
2007
The Plants of Pennsylvania, An Illustrated Manual
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania
ISBN# 0-8122-3535-5

Strasbaugh, P.D. and Core, E.L.
Flora of West Virginia
Grantsville, WV: Seneca Books, INC.
ISBN# 0-89092-010-9

Rhoads, A.F. and T.A. Block
2004
Trees of Pennsylvania: A Complete Reference Guide
University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.

USDA Forest Service Invasive Plants Field and Reference Guide: An Ecological Perspective of Plant Invaders of Forests and Woodlands
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/misc/ip/ip_field_guide.pdf