There are many valuable resources for information about native plants and we’ve provided this list of links to help you in your search. We make every effort to keep these links current and up to date but often links are changed by other websites and we aren’t aware of it. If you encounter broken links, please let us know (go to Thanks!

Places to See Native Plants

South Carolina Botanical Garden
Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve
Riverbanks Zoo Botanical Garden
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Daniel Stowe Botanic Garden
Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Kalmia Gardens of Coker College
SC Natural Heritage Preserves

Native Plant Information

South Carolina Plant Atlas
Southeastern Native Plant Website
Southeastern Rare Plant Information Network
Economic Plants Native to North America
Trail Wildflower & Plant Index
e-Nature Site for Species Guides
International Plant Names Index
USDA Plants Database
Southern Wetland Flora
USDA Taxonomic Information Website
Vascular Plant Image Gallery: Texas A&M
Native Plant Societies by State
North American Native Iris
Carnivorous Plant Database
Savannah River Ecology Lab
Internet Directory for Botany
California Plant Names – Latin and Greek meanings and derivations
Windstar Wildlife Institute
Grow Native
Name That Plant – Native Plant Database created by our own Janie Marlow
Native Plant Landscaping
Native Plants for Birds
Southeastern Wildflower Identification
Native Plant Database – Recommended Species List for SC

Native Plant Conservation

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants
Wild Wealth – The Riches of Native Plants
A Living Gold Mine
Today’s Garden
Society for Ecological Restoration
Center for Plant Conservation
Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance
Environmental Concern
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference
USDA Forest Service “Celebrating Wildflowers”

Invasive Non-Native Species

Alien Plants Calendar
Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council
National Invasive Plants Management Plan
Invaders Database
Japanese Honeysuckle Facts and Control
California Exotic Pest Plant Council
Invasive Plant Pest Species of South Carolina (.pdf)
NatureServe plant database
South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council
Don’t Move Firewood!
USDA Forest Service information page on Laurel Wilt

Other Sites

SC Wildlife Backyard Habitats
Highlands Biological Station
Natural Landscaping Source Book
Hilton Pond Center
Oh No! Not My Wisteria
American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation
Celebrating Wildflowers – Traveling Artist
Native Plants for South Carolina Roadsides
Gardening with Native Plants of Tennessee
Wild Ones – Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
Upstate Forever
Society of Wetland Scientists
Dewees Island Wildflowers(Our Island Environment/Landscape Management)
American Lands Alliance
The Backyard Naturalist Blog
Persimmon Pudding – Uses of the American Persimmon
Sustainable Greenville
Attracting Pollinators