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Detailed information about the native plants being propagated by the Spring Island Trust Native Plant Project has been gathered by staff through research and experience growing these plants in a garden setting. This catalog of photographs, descriptions and culture information will help native plant gardeners with plant choices and design considerations.  If you cite or quote this information please credit the Spring Island Trust Native Plant Project.  Literary resources used in assembling some of this information were the following:


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


Gardening with Native Plants of the South
Sally Wasowski and Andy Wasowski. 1994 Taylor Publishing Company.


Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry and Lower Pee Dee
Richard D. Porcher. 1995 University of South Carolina Press.


Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses
James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 1999 Southern Weed Science Society.


Related links:

Bringing Nature Home
Bringing Nature Home offers a simple solution that anyone with a patch of earth — no matter how small — can follow: Make a contribution to biodiversity by choosing native plants.

Global Invasive Species Database
The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group ( ISSG) of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN-World Conservation Union.

Stetson University Florida Native Plant Initiative
Explore this Web site to learn about Florida native plants, gain an appreciation for them and discover ways to use them. The pages contain links to profiles of Florida native plants and to details about related educational initiatives and landscaping plans.

Why Native Plants with Doug Tallamy

Video about the importance of using native plants by Dr. Douglas Tallamy.