Recommended Books on Native Plants and Native Gardening
(also look for regional and state-wide books)
Brandenburg, David, National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America, New York, NY, Sterling Publishing Co., 2010.
Clemants, Steven and Carol Gracie, Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States, New York, New York, Oxford University Press, 2006.
Cullina, William, Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of the United States and Canada, New York, NY, Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
Cullina, William, Native Ferns, Moss and Grasses, New York, NY, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.
Cullina, William, Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines, New York, NY, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.
Diekelmann, John and Schuster, Robert, Natural Landscaping: Designing With Native Plant Communities, Madison, Wisconsin, The University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
Dove, Tony and Woolridge, Ginger, Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States, Charlesbridge Publishing Inc., 2018
Dunne, Niall (editor), Great Natives for Tough Places, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2009
Gracie, Carol, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History, Princeton University Press, 2012.
Lawson, Nancy, The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife, Princeton Architectural Press, 2017.
Newcomb, Lawrence, Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, New York, NY, Little Brown and Company, 1989.
Stein, Sara, Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995.
Summers, Carolyn, Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East, Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Tallamy, Douglas, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Portland, Oregon Timber Press, 2007.
Tallamy, Douglas and Darke, Rick, The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, Timber Press, 2014.
Vogt, Benjamin, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, New Society Publishers, 2017.
Waser, Nicholas and Jeff Ollerton, editors, Plant-Pollinator Interactions: From Specialization to Generalization, The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Weaner, Larry and Thomas Christopher, Garden Revolution, Timber Press 2016.
The Xerces Society, 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, Storey Publishing, 2016.(not all listed are native plants)
Zimmerman, Catherine, Urban and Suburban Meadows: Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces, Matrix Media Press, 2010.