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My thanks to Lynnette Titus for help with this list of Web sites about native plants.



Getting Started
    Wild Flowers of NW Ohio     
    Invasive plants
Plant sources for Northwest Ohio   
Resources in Northwest Ohio   
Other Resources in Ohio
Other Government Resources
Commercial Web Sites   


Getting Started - Basic Info and lots more on Native Plants:

OSU Extension Factsheet Native Landscaping for Wildlife 
Build-a-Prairie http://www.bellmuseum.org/mnideals/prairie/

Making a Prairie.  Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources

Green Landscaping with Native Plants
Planting the Seed (A Guide to Establishing Prairie and Meadow Communities in Southern Ontario)
The popular guide to prairie and meadow habitat establishment or enhancement is now available on-line.
Choose between HTML and PDF formats:


Northwest Ohio Plant Sources:
Native Plant Nursery in Ann Arbor, MI  http://www.nativeplant.com/
Wildtype in Mason, MI  a source for native woodies  http://www.wildtypeplants.com/

Something new in Northwest Ohio: 
Naturally Native Nursery by Tom Webb and Jan Hunter
" Specializing in Native Gardening for Ecological Diversity"
13737 St. Rt. 582, Bowling Green, OH 43402

419-833-2020 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 to 6, or call for an appointment)

Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, Depauw, Indiana - Native and non-native woodland plants, rare and unusual shade perennials.

Northwest Ohio Resources:

OORPA  Oak Openings Region Preservation Alliance website:


Oak Openings Web site - including 
The Nature Conservancy's Kitty Todd Nature Preserve and other parks and preserves  
Toledo Metroparks website  
ODNR Lucas County Rare Plants List   http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/dnap/heritage/counties/lucas.html


Wild Ones (National) http://www.for-wild.org/
Wild Ones is a national organization with a mission to educate and share information at the "plant-roots" level and to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound practices. We are organizing a chapter in Northwest Ohio. If you are interested email Kris or Todd Crail www.farmertodd.com
Forest Images  http://www.forestryimages.org/

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center  www.wildflower.org

National Wildlife Federation native plant web site

Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio  http://groups.msn.com/NativePlantSocietyofNortheastOhio/_whatsnew.msnw

NatureServe - a non-profit conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action


North American Native Plant Society

United Plant Savers - Their mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

United Plant Savers is a grassroots membership organization and encourages those interested in native medicinal plants to join.  There are some good links under "Internet Resources"


Other Information Resources in Ohio:

OSU Extension Bulletin 866: Identifying Noxious Weeds
Invasive Species in Ohio
ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves: Invasive Plants of Ohio

Cultivating Weeds: Is your yard a menace to parks and wild lands?

Other Government Web Sites:
  Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Tallgrass Prairies in Illinois

Natural Landscaping for Public Officials


Commercial Web Sites:

E-Nature.com  http://www.enature.com/
Wildlife Gardening - Two sites from the UK
http://www.wildlifegardening.co.uk/ and

National Wildlife Federation gardeners' page
Listing several books of interest to native plant gardeners



The Pond Lady   Custom Water Gardens
Includes discussion list.