Recommended Reading List

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Native Plant ID

Appalachian Wildflowers: An Ecological Guide to Flowering Plants from Quebec to Georgia
by Thomas E. Hemmerly; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2164-8 (hardcover)

The Book of Forest and Thicket: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America
by John Eastman; Stackpole Books, 1992; ISBN 0811730468

Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada Second Edition
by Donald Schnell; Timber Press, 2002; ISBN 0-88192-540-3

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America
by Francois Couplan; Keats Publishing, 1998; ISBN 0-87983-821-3

Fall Color and Woodland Harvests
by C. Ritchie Bell and Anne H. Lindsey; Laurel Hill Press, 1990; ISBN 096086881X

Favorite Wildflower Walks in Georgia
by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2007; ISBN: 0-8203-2841-3

Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia
by Lloyd H. Snyder Jr. and James G. Bruce; University of Georgia Press, 1986; ISBN 0-8203-0847-1

Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia
by Linda G. Chafin; State Botanical Garden of Georgia in association with the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, 2007; ISBN: 0977962105

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and North Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada (A Peterson Field Guide)
by George A. Petrides; Houghton Mifflin, 1973; ISBN 039535370X

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and North Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada (A Peterson Field Guide)
by George A. Petrides; Houghton Mifflin, 1973; ISBN 039535370X

A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America (A Peterson Field Guide)
by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny; Houghton Mifflin, Revise, 1998; ISBN 0395911729

Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses
by James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller; University of Georgia Press, 2005; ISBN 0-8203-2748-4

Grasses: An Identification Guide
by Lauren Brown; Houghton Mifflin Co., Reprin, 1979; ISBN 0395628814

Guide to Flowering Plant Families
by Wendy B. Zomlefer; University of North Carolina Press, 1995; ISBN 978-0-8078-2160-2 (hardcover)

Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops
by William H. Murdy and M. Eloise Brown Carter; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2133-8

Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge
by B. Eugene Wofford; University of Georgia Press, 1989; ISBN 0-8203-1080-8

A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina
by Richard Dwight Porcher and Douglas Alan Rayner; University of South Carolina Press, 2002; ISBN 1-57003-437-0 (cloth)

Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern United States
by Ron Lance; www.floramontivaga.com, 2014; ISBN Self published

The Illustrated Book of Wildflowers and Shrubs: The Comprehensive Field Guide to More Than 1,300 Plants of Eastern North America
by William Carey Grimm, and John T. Kartesz; Stackpole Books, Revised and Updated editio, 1993; ISBN 0811730859

Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
by Albert E. Radford, Harry E. Ahles, and C. Ritchie Bell; University of North Carolina Press, 1968; ISBN 0807810878

Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians
by Patricia Kyritsi Howell; Botanologos Books, 2006; ISBN: 0977490505

Native Orchids of North America North of Mexico
by Donovan Stewart Correll; Stanford University Press, 1978; ISBN 0-8047-0999-8

Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification
by Leonard E. Foote and Samuel B. Jones, Jr.; Timber Press, 1989; ISBN 0-88192-416-4

Native Trees of Georgia
by G. Norman Bishop & George Foster Peabody; Georgia Forestry Commission, 2000; Available in PDF format from the Georgia Forestry Commission (www.gfc.state.ga.us/resources/education/native-trees/NativeTreesGeorgia.pdf)

Native Trees of the Southeast: An Identification Guide
by L. Katherine Kirkman, Donald J. Leopold and Claude L. Brown; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN 0881928283

Newcombs Wildflower Guide
by Lawrence Newcomb; Little, Brown, and Company, 1977; ISBN 0-316-60442-9

Southeastern Wildflowers
by Jan W. Midgley; Crane Hill Publications, Illustrated Editio, 1999; ISBN 1-57587-106-8

Trees of Southeastern United States
by Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2271-7

Trilliums
by Frederick W. Case, Jr., and Roberta B. Case; Timber Press, 1997; ISBN 0-88192-374-5

Wild Orchids of the Middle Atlantic States
by Oscar W. Gupton and Fred C. Swope; The University of Tennessee Press, 1986; ISBN 0-87049-509-7

Wildflowers of Florida and the Southeast
by David W. Hall and William J. Weber; DW Hall Consulting, First edition, 2011; ISBN 978-0615395029

Wildflowers of Georgia
by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2179-6

Wildflowers of Tennessee
by Jack B. Carman; Highland Rim Press, 2001; ISBN 0-97084-180-9

Wildflowers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians
by Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart; Lone Pine Publishing, 2005; ISBN 1-55105-428-0

Wildflowers of the Eastern United States
by Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan; University of Georgia Press, 1999; ISBN 0-8203-2107-9

Wildflowers of the Southeastern United States
by Wilbur H. Duncan and Leonard E. Foote; University of Georgia Press, 1975; ISBN 0-8203-0347-X

Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians
by Kevin Adams, and Martha Casstevens; John F. Blair Publications, 1996; ASIN 0895871432

Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains
by Richard M. Smith; University of Tennessee Press, 1998; ISBN 0-87049-992-0

Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States: A Winter Guide
by Ron Lance; The University of Georgia Press, 2004; ISBN:0820325244

Shrubs and Vines

American Azaleas
by L. Clarence Towe; Timber Press, 2004; ISBN 0-88192-645-0

Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens
by Allan M. Armitage; Timber Press, 2006; ISBN 0-88192-760-0

The Illustrated Book of Wildflowers and Shrubs: The Comprehensive Field Guide to More Than 1,300 Plants of Eastern North America by William Carey Grimm, and John T. Kartesz; Stackpole Books, Revised and Updated edition, 1993; ISBN 0811730859

Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification
by Leonard E. Foote and Samuel B. Jones, Jr.; Timber Press, 1989; ISBN 0-88192-416-4

Trees

Dogwoods
by Paul Cappiello & Don Shadow; Timber Press, 2005; ISBN 0-88192-679-5

Native Trees for North American Landscapes
by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson; Timber Press, 2004; ISBN 0-88192-607-8

Native Trees of Georgia
by G. Norman Bishop & George Foster Peabody; Georgia Forestry Commission, 2000; Available in PDF format from the Georgia Forestry Commission (www.gfc.state.ga.us/resources/education/native-trees/NativeTreesGeorgia.pdf)

Native Trees of the Southeast: An Identification Guide
by L. Katherine Kirkman, Donald J. Leopold and Claude L. Brown; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN 0881928283

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants
by William Cullina; Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002; ISBN 0618098585

Trees of Southeastern United States
by Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2271-7

Wildflowers

Appalachian Wildflowers: An Ecological Guide to Flowering Plants from Quebec to Georgia
by Thomas E. Hemmerly; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2164-8 (hardcover)

Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens
by Allan M. Armitage; Timber Press, 2006; ISBN 0-88192-760-0

Botanica North America: The Illustrated Guide to Our Native Plants, Their Botany, History, and the Way They Have Shaped Our World
by Marjorie Harris; HarperCollins, 2003; ISBN 0-06-270231-9

Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada Second Edition
by Donald Schnell; Timber Press, 2002; ISBN 0-88192-540-3

Favorite Wildflower Walks in Georgia
by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2007; ISBN: 0-8203-2841-3

A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America (A Peterson Field Guide)
by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny; Houghton Mifflin, Revise, 1998; ISBN 0395911729

Garden Perennials for the Coastal South
by Barbara J. Sullivan; University of North Carolina Press, 2003; ISBN 0-8078-2795-9

Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers
by Harry R. Phillips; University of North Carolina Press, 1985; ISBN 0-8078-4131-5

A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina
by Richard Dwight Porcher and Douglas Alan Rayner; University of South Carolina Press, 2002; ISBN 1-57003-437-0 (cloth)

The Illustrated Book of Wildflowers and Shrubs: The Comprehensive Field Guide to More Than 1,300 Plants of Eastern North America
by William Carey Grimm, and John T. Kartesz; Stackpole Books, Revised and Updated editio, 1993; ISBN 0811730859

Native Perennials for the Southeast
by Peter Loewer; Cool Springs Press, 2005; ISBN: 1591861217

New England Wildflower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada
by William Cullina; Houghton Mifflin, 2000; ISBN 0-395-96609-4

The New Wild Flowers and How to Grow Them
by Edwin F. Steffek; Timber Press, 1983; ISBN 0-917304-51-9

Newcombs Wildflower Guide
by Lawrence Newcomb; Little, Brown, and Company, 1977; ISBN 0-316-60442-9

Southern Wildflowers
by Laura C. Martin and Mauro Magellan; Longstreet Press, 1989; ISBN 0-929264-17-7

Trilliums
by Frederick W. Case, Jr., and Roberta B. Case; Timber Press, 1997; ISBN 0-88192-374-5

Trilliums in Woodland and Garden: American Treasures
by Don Jacobs & Rob Jacobs; Eco Gardens, 1997; ISBN 0965835308

Wild Orchids of the Middle Atlantic States
by Oscar W. Gupton and Fred C. Swope; The University of Tennessee Press, 1986; ISBN 0-87049-509-7

Wildflowers of Georgia
by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2179-6

Wildflowers of Tennessee
by Jack B. Carman; Highland Rim Press, 2001; ISBN 0-97084-180-9

Wildflowers of the Eastern United States
by Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan; University of Georgia Press, 1999; ISBN 0-8203-2107-9

Wildflowers of the Southeastern United States
by Wilbur H. Duncan and Leonard E. Foote; University of Georgia Press, 1975; ISBN 0-8203-0347-X

Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians
by Kevin Adams, and Martha Casstevens; John F. Blair Publications, 1996; ASIN 0895871432

Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains
by Richard M. Smith; University of Tennessee Press, 1998; ISBN 0-87049-992-0

Georgia Specific

Favorite Wildflower Walks in Georgia
by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2007; ISBN: 0-8203-2841-3

Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia
by Linda G. Chafin; State Botanical Garden of Georgia in association with the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, 2007; ISBN: 0977962105

Native Trees of Georgia
by G. Norman Bishop & George Foster Peabody; Georgia Forestry Commission, 2000; Available in PDF format from the Georgia Forestry Commission (www.gfc.state.ga.us/resources/education/native-trees/NativeTreesGeorgia.pdf)

The Natural Communities of Georgia
by Leslie Edwards, Jonathan Ambrose, and L. Katherine Kirkman; Photographs by Hugh and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2013; ISBN 978-0820330211

Wildflowers of Georgia
by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8203-2179-6

Wildlife and Bird Gardening

American Wildlife and Plants: A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits
by Alexander C. Martin, Arnold L. Nelson; Dover Publications, 1985; ISBN 0-486-20793-5

The Backyard Naturalist
by Craig Tufts; National Wildlife Federation, 1998; ASIN 0912186933

Beastly Abodes: Homes for Birds, Bats, Butterflies and other Backyard Wildlife
by Bobbe Needham; Lark Books, 1996; ASIN 0806931698

Birdhousing
by Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold; Clarkson N. Potter, 1993; ISBN 0517588277

Birds at Your Feeder: A Guide to Feeding Habits, Behavior, Distribution and Abundance
by Erica H. Dunn, Diane L. Tessaglia-Hymes; W.W. Norton & Company, 2001; ISBN 0393322319

Birdscaping for Garden Spaces: A Guide to Garden Birds and the Native Plants that Attract Them
by George Adams; D&G Publishing Pty. Limited, 2010; ISBN 978-0980703702

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
by Douglas W. Tallamy; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-88192-854-9

Feed the Birds
by Helen and Dick Witty; Workman Publishing Company, 1991; ISBN 1563050854

Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses
by James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller; University of Georgia Press, 2005; ISBN 0-8203-2748-4

From Bauhaus to Birdhouse: Imaginative Housing for the Feathered Community
by Leslie Garisto; HarperCollins, 1992; ASIN 0060167424

Garden Birds: How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
by Noble S. Proctor and Cyril Alexander Walker; Rodale Press, 1986; ASIN 0878575928

Gardening With Wildlife: The Official Backyard Habitat Planning and Planting Kit
by Craig Tufts; National Wildlife Federation, 1974; ASIN 0912186151

Homes for Wildlife: A Planning Guide for Habitat Enhancement on School Grounds
by Marilyn C. Wyzga; NH Fish and Game Department, 1998; ISBN 0-9652156-2-8

The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature Not Against Her
by Andy Wasowski with Sally Wasowski; Contemporary Books, 2003; ISBN 007141312X

National Audubon Society: The Bird Garden
by Stephen W. Kress and Roger Tory Peterson; DK Press, 1995; ISBN 0789401398

The National Wildlife Federation Guide to Gardening for Wildlife: How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Habitat for Birds, Butterflies and Other Wildlife
by Craig Tufts and Peter Loewer; Rodale Press, 1995; ISBN 0-87596-675-6

The Natural Habitat Garden
by Ken Druse; Clarkston N. Potter, Inc., 1994; ISBN 0-517-58989-3

Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards
by Sara Stein; Houghton-Mifflin, 1993; ISBN 0-395-65373-8

Planting Noah’s Garden: Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology
by Sara Stein; Houghton-Mifflin, 1997; ISBN 0-395-70960-1

Stokes Bird Gardening Book: The Complete Guide to Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard
by Donald and Lillian Stokes; Little, Brown and Co., 1998; ISBN 0316818364

Stokes Birdfeeder Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Understanding Your Feeder Birds
by Donald and Lillian Stokes; Little, Brown and Co., 1987; ISBN 0316817333

Your Backyard Wildlife Garden: How to Attract and Identify Wildlife in Your Yard
by Marcus H. Schneck; Rodale Press, 1992; ASIN 0875961290

Butterflies and Insects

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
by Douglas W. Tallamy; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-88192-854-9

The Butterfly Garden: Creating Beautiful Gardens to Attract Butterflies
by Jerry Sedenko; Villard, 0; ISBN 0-394-58982-3

Butterfly Gardening for the South: Cultivating Plants that Attract Butterflies
by Geyata Ajilvsgi; Taylor Publishing Co., 1991; ISBN 0878337385

Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden
by Xerces Society/Smithsonian Institution; Sierra Club Books, 1990; ISBN 0-87156-615-X

The National Wildlife Federation Guide to Gardening for Wildlife: How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Habitat for Birds, Butterflies and Other Wildlife
by Craig Tufts and Peter Loewer; Rodale Press, 1995; ISBN 0-87596-675-6

Stokes Butterfly Book: The Complete Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Identification, and Behavior
by Donald and Lillian Stokes; Little, Brown, and Co., 1991; ISBN 0-316-81780-5

Propagation

Collecting, Processing, and Germinating Seeds of Wildland Plants
by James A. Young and Cheryl G. Young; Timber Press, 1986; ISBN 0-88192-057-6

Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants
by Richard E. Bir; University of North Carolina Press, 1992; ISBN 0-8078-2027-X (hardcover)

Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers
by Harry R. Phillips; University of North Carolina Press, 1985; ISBN 0-8078-4131-5

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants
by William Cullina; Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002; ISBN 0618098585

New England Wildflower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada
by William Cullina; Houghton Mifflin, 2000; ISBN 0-395-96609-4

The New Wild Flowers and How to Grow Them
by Edwin F. Steffek; Timber Press, 1983; ISBN 0-917304-51-9

Plant Communities

The Natural Communities of Georgia
by Leslie Edwards, Jonathan Ambrose, and L. Katherine Kirkman; Photographs by Hugh and Carol Nourse; University of Georgia Press, 2013; ISBN 978-0820330211

The Natural Environments of Georgia
by Charles H. Wharton; Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1978; ASIN: B0021OU2C4

Gardening and Landscape

The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest
by Rick Darke; Timber Press, 2002; ISBN 0881925454

Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens
by Allan M. Armitage; Timber Press, 2006; ISBN 0-88192-760-0

Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens: A Handbook for Gardeners, Homeowners, and Professionals
by Gil Nelson; University Press of Florida, 2010; ISBN 978-0813034584

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
by Douglas W. Tallamy; Timber Press, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-88192-854-9

The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-tails, and Selected Bamboos
by Rick Darke; Timber Press, 1999; ISBN 0-88192-464-4

Garden Perennials for the Coastal South
by Barbara J. Sullivan; University of North Carolina Press, 2003; ISBN 0-8078-2795-9

Gardening with Native Plants of the South
by Sally Wasowski with Andy Wasowski; Taylor Publishing Co., 1994; ISBN 0878338020

Gardening with Native Wild Flowers
by Samuel B. Jones, Jr. & Leonard E. Foote; Timber Press, 1991; ASIN 0881921750

The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature Not Against Her
by Andy Wasowski with Sally Wasowski; Contemporary Books, 2003; ISBN 007141312X

Landscaping with Nature
by Jeff Cox; Rodale Press, 1991; ISBN 0-87857-911-7

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden
by Douglas W. Tallamy and Rick Darke; Timber Press, 2014; ISBN 978-1604694086

Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures
by George Schenk; Timber Press, 1997; ISBN 0881923702

Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses
by William Cullina; Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-618-53118-9

Native Perennials for the Southeast
by Peter Loewer; Cool Springs Press, 2005; ISBN: 1591861217

Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification
by Leonard E. Foote and Samuel B. Jones, Jr.; Timber Press, 1989; ISBN 0-88192-416-4

Native Trees for North American Landscapes
by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson; Timber Press, 2004; ISBN 0-88192-607-8

The Natural Garden
by Ken Druse; Clarkson N. Potter, 1989; ISBN 0517550466

Natural Landscaping: Gardening with Nature to Create a Backyard Paradise
by Sally Roth; Rodale Press, 1997; ISBN 0-87596-704-3

The Natural Shade Garden
by Ken Druse; Clarkson N. Potter, 1992; ISBN 0517580179

Paradise by Design: Native Plants and the New American Landscape
by Kathryn Phillips; Copyright by North Point, 1998; ASIN 0865475199

Requiem for a Lawnmower: Gardening in a Warmer, Drier World Second Edition
by Sally Wasowski & Andy Wasowski; Taylor Trade Publishing, 2004; ISBN 1-58979-063-4

The Southern Gardener’s Book of Lists: The Best Plants for All Your Needs, Wants, and Whims
by Lois Trigg Chaplin; Taylor Publishing, 1994; ISBN 0878338446

Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web
by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis; Timber Press, 2006; ISBN 0-88192-777-5

Trilliums in Woodland and Garden: American Treasures
by Don Jacobs & Rob Jacobs; Eco Gardens, 1997; ISBN 0965835308

Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and Dirt Shape Our World
by Yvonne Baskin; Island Press, 2005; ISBN 1-59726-003-7

Medicinal and Edible

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America
by Francois Couplan; Keats Publishing, 1998; ISBN 0-87983-821-3

Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians
by Patricia Kyritsi Howell; Botanologos Books, 2006; ISBN: 0977490505

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