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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Feb 12, 2014 10:30 AM CST

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I think this will be a very good resource for all of us. My favorites are;
wildflower.org http://www.wildflower.org/plants/ and
usda.gov http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=COCO13

One of my favorite books is;
Native Texas Plants, Landscaping Region to Region
by Sally and Andy Wasowski

Links by Jmorth
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/index.htm
http://www.missouriplants.com/

Links by Horntoad;
Resources:
Wildflowers.org - http://www.wildflower.org/plants/
Bonap - http://www.bonap.org/genera-list.html
Itis - http://www.itis.gov/
Flora of North America (FNA) - http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
Texasflora.org - http://txflora.org/Search.aspx?NoFilter=true

Books:
Wildflowers of Texas - Geyata Ajilvsgi
Wildflowers of Houston & Southeast Texas - John and gloria Tveten
Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas - George Oxford Miller

Links provided by Justin
Texas Gulf Coast Vascular Plant Gallery:
http://src.sfasu.edu/~jvk/GulfCoastPlants/frames_Gulf_Coast_...

Texas Pineywoods Plants Digital Gallery:
http://src.sfasu.edu/~jvk/PineywoodsPlants/Key_to_plantgroup...

Trans-Pecos Plant Gallery:
http://src.sfasu.edu/~jvk/TransPecosPlants/frames_TransPecos...

Links provided by Flowergirl
this one has some wonderful books listed at the bottom
http://flawildflowers.org/learn.php

In this one, scroll down the page & see & learn about different wildflowers in Fl. & where they grow.
http://www.flwildflowers.com/gallery/

Link provided by SongofJoy
http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/



Please post your favorites and I will add them to this top post.
Thank you, and let us have fun learning from each other.
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jmorth
Feb 12, 2014 11:02 AM CST
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/index.htm
http://www.missouriplants.com/
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Feb 12, 2014 11:37 AM CST

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Thank you Jay. Smiling
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Feb 12, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Resources:
Wildflowers.org - http://www.wildflower.org/plants/
Bonap - http://www.bonap.org/genera-list.html
Itis - http://www.itis.gov/
Flora of North America (FNA) - http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
Texasflora.org - http://txflora.org/Search.aspx?NoFilter=true

Books:
Wildflowers of Texas - Geyata Ajilvsgi
Wildflowers of Houston & Southeast Texas - John and gloria Tveten
Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas - George Oxford Miller
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Feb 12, 2014 3:42 PM CST

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Great books and links Jay, thank you very much. Smiling
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Justin
Feb 12, 2014 5:47 PM CST
Pages maintained by Dr. James Van Kley, Professor of Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas Gulf Coast Vascular Plant Gallery:
http://src.sfasu.edu/~jvk/GulfCoastPlants/frames_Gulf_Coast_...

Texas Pineywoods Plants Digital Gallery:
http://src.sfasu.edu/~jvk/PineywoodsPlants/Key_to_plantgroup...

Trans-Pecos Plant Gallery:
http://src.sfasu.edu/~jvk/TransPecosPlants/frames_TransPecos...

Justin
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 12, 2014 6:35 PM CST
Links

this one has some wonderful books listed at the bottom
http://flawildflowers.org/learn.php

In this one, scroll down the page & see & learn about different wildflowers in Fl. & where they grow.
http://www.flwildflowers.com/gallery/
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Feb 12, 2014 11:09 PM CST

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Thank you Justin and Ann, this is going great!!!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 13, 2014 5:13 AM CST
http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Feb 13, 2014 8:01 AM CST

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Thank you for the link Tee, I will add it to the top post. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Feb 13, 2014 8:10 AM CST
http://uswildflowers.com/
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Jun 12, 2015 3:18 PM CST
California plants, http://www.calflora.org/

At the risk of self-promotion, I am going to list my web page, Wildflowers of Southern California. https://www.facebook.com/WildflowersSoCal
Take a walk with me at http://cubits.org/dayhikes/
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Jun 12, 2015 4:15 PM CST

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Thank you for your post and link, your site is beautiful!!! I tip my hat to you.
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Jun 12, 2015 4:16 PM CST
Thank you
Take a walk with me at http://cubits.org/dayhikes/
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 12, 2015 4:42 PM CST
frostweed said:Thank you for your post and link, your site is beautiful!!! I tip my hat to you.


I agree Thumbs up Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
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Chillybean
Sep 8, 2015 6:18 PM CST
This has been very helpful to me when trying to identify seedlings.
http://castle.eiu.edu/~prairie/index.htm

This is Iowa specific, but there is a lot of good info.
http://www.iowadot.gov/lrtf/index.html

Are blogs acceptable? I enjoy this one.
http://prairieecologist.com/

A book:
Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie; Sylvan Runkel, Dean Roosa
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Sep 8, 2015 7:08 PM CST

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Thank you for posting those links Kim, I will be checking them out. Smiling
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Name: Katie
Oktibbeha Co., MS (Zone 8a)
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kchd
Dec 29, 2015 2:12 PM CST
I just posted about this book in the mid-South gardening forum (apologies for the cross-post).
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/1017741/

I received a new book for Xmas, which I have been wishing for since last year, when it was first published: Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden by Larry Mellichamp.

I really like the way it is put together. It shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. It is broken up into sections with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, bog plants, and wildflowers. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. If you can find it at your library, it is worth a look.
http://www.timberpress.com/books/native_plants_southeast/mel...
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Dec 29, 2015 2:34 PM CST

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Thank you for letting us know about the book Katie, it sounds like it will be great Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 3, 2016 7:48 PM CST
It sure does!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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