Mid-Atlantic Native Plants


Mid-Atlantic Native Plants

Share creative design ideas and help fellow designers locate native plant sources throughout the Mid-Atlantic United States

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Comment by Ann English on January 1, 2013 at 12:37pm


 Virginia Native Plant Database: from the website:

Based on available science, the plants recommended here were found in this region prior to the arrival of the colonists at Jamestown, thus making them native plants. Native plants are historic to the region, help give us a sense of place, and are an important part of our local ecosystem. A panel of local experts chose these plants based on their current or potential availability, their overall aesthetic interest, and their likelihood to grow well without major care. This database allows everyone from the development community to the backyard enthusiast to search for native plants by uses and growing conditions.
Comment by Miles Barnard on August 13, 2009 at 7:32am
That's great. I'm a member of the Maryland Native Plant Society and try to use natives as much as possible in my design work. I'm way behind you in terms of knowledge but I'm working on it and I'm passionate about it. I think your photo archive will be useful for me and anyone else interested in using native plants.
Comment by Phillip Merritt on August 13, 2009 at 6:28am
Mostly I use it to teach myself plants. I'm a member of the Virginia Native Plant Society and lead field trips, but I still have a lot to learn about what grows around here. I also get a lot of requests to use the photos for books, brochures and presentations. In most cases I let people use the photos free of charge to encourage the use of natives.
Comment by Miles Barnard on August 13, 2009 at 5:44am
Phillip that's a nice cllection of photos. What do you use the archive for?
Comment by Phillip Merritt on August 11, 2009 at 2:35pm
If anyone's interested, I have a photo archive of Virginia native plants at http://www.flickr.com/photos/claytonsnatives/.

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