Plant Smart

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





Native PlantsResources

Places and organizations in Pennsylvania

Audubon Pennsylvania
100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tel (717) 213-6880, Fax (717) 213-6883

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

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

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

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
9414 Meadowbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Tel (215) 247-5777,
Arboretum and gardens (some natives), educational programs, PA Flora Project

"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

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

Pennsylvania Native Plants Society
1001 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801

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 Penn State University also offers a Master Gardeners Program,

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

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

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


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

Center for Plant Conservation, Missouri Botanical Garden

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Nature Conservancy

The New England Wildflower Society

Plant Conservation Alliance



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

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

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

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

ISBN# 0-442-23274-8

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

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

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

Rhoads, A.F. and Klein, W.M.
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
American Plants for American Gardens. Athens: University of Georgia Press
ISBN# 0-8203-1851-5

Stein, Sara
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.
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




For more information on invasive species



PA Department of Agriculture

Penn State University Cooperative Extension Office Directory

Sea Grant Pennsylvania


Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay -Citizens Guide to the Control of Invasive Plants in Wetland and Riparian Areas

PA DCNR - Invasive Exotic Plant Tutorial for Natural Land Managers


Identification of Invasive and Native Plants:

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Common Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas

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

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Fact Sheets

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

National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas

National Wildlife Federation Native Gardening and Invasive Plants Guide

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

PA DCNR - Invasive Exotic Plant Tutorial for Natural Land Managers

Petrides, G.A.
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.
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
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