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Useful Native Plant Databases

You have heard how important native plants are to our environment, but how do you find out which plants are native to your area and support your local ecosystem?  One important resource is your state or local native plant society or native plant group, such as The Native Plant Center in New York.  Another way to to explore regional native plants is to do some research online.  Here are a number of great resources to help you along the way:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/
Native plant database

USDA PLANTS Database
www.plants.usda.gov/java/
Plant database, including natives

Biota of North America Program
www.bonap.org
Native plants by state and county level

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder
www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder.aspx
General plant database

Plant Native
www.plantnative.org
Native plant and nursery lists by state