Native Plant Resources

USE THESE RESOURCES TO FIND AND BUY NATIVE PLANTS AND LEARN ABOUT YOUR ECOSYSTEM

Plant Finders to Get You Dreaming

Plants do best when matched with their conditions, so look first for plants suitable for your region. You can check whether a plant is native to your county by using the Digital Atlas of Virginia or the USDA Plants Database, listed below.

Virginia Native Plant Finder: Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration and Landscaping

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/native-plants-finder

Virginia Native Plant Guides

https://vnps.org/virginia-native-plant-guides/

Native Plant Finder

https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants

Plant the ‘Super 9’ for Pollinators

https://loudounwildlife.org/2019/08/super-nine/

Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists

https://xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/pollinator-friendly-plant-lists

Where to Buy Native Plants in the Roanoke Region

These nurseries all specialize in native plants. Also check with your local garden centers and ask them to carry native plants.

The Natural Garden, Harrisonburg, VA 

https://www.thenaturalgarden.net/tng-native-plant-shop

Wild Plant Nursery at Earth Sangha, Springfield, VA

https://www.earthsangha.org/wpn

Hummingbird Hill Native Plant Nursery , Charlottesville, VA 

http://www.hummingbirdhillnatives.com

Monticello Garden Shop, Charlottesville, VA

https://www.monticelloshop.org/garden/plants/

Wood Thrush Natives, Floyd, VA 

https://woodthrushnatives.com/

Hill House Natives, Castleton, VA 

http://hillhousenativeplants.com/home

Other Sources for Native Plants

Your local Master Gardener Association or Native Plant Society may hold plant sales in the spring and fall. Check out the Virginia Native Plant Society Plant Sale List.

Numerous native plant nurseries sell through the internet. Check the reviews to order only from quality growers. If possible, buy from the seller closest to you: those plants will be better adapted to your climate. Here are a few options to get you started.

Virginia Native Plant Society Nursery List

https://vnps.org/native-plant-nursery-list/

Virginia Native Plant Society Plant Sale List

https://vnps.org/native-plant-sales/

Native plant gardens for purchase with design and care information

https://www.gardenforwildlife.org/s/

Wild Ridge Plants

https://wildridgeplants.com/shop/

Native Plant Ecological Resources

Interested in learning more about the ecology of your region? Dive into these resources.

USDA Plants Database 

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/home


Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora

http://vaplantatlas.org/


Ecoregions of North America

https://www.epa.gov/eco-research/ecoregions-north-america


The Natural Communities of Virginia: Classification of Ecological Groups and Community Types

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/natural-communities/


Overview Of The Physiography And Vegetation Of Virginia

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/natural-communities/document/ncoverviewphys-veg.pdf


Native Plant Trust

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/

He who plants a garden plants happiness.

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