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My thanks to Lynnette Titus for help with this list of Web sites about native plants.

                                         Enjoy!

   THINK NATIVE!

Getting Started
    Wild Flowers of NW Ohio     
    Invasive plants
Plant sources for Northwest Ohio   
Organizations   
Resources in Northwest Ohio   
Other Resources in Ohio
Other Government Resources
Butterflies
Ponds   
Commercial Web Sites   

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Getting Started - Basic Info and lots more on Native Plants:

OSU Extension Factsheet Native Landscaping for Wildlife 
Build-a-Prairie http://www.bellmuseum.org/mnideals/prairie/

Making a Prairie.  Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources
http://www.ohiodnr.com/publications/prairiegarden/default.htm

Green Landscaping with Native Plants
 
Planting the Seed (A Guide to Establishing Prairie and Meadow Communities in Southern Ontario)
 
The popular guide to prairie and meadow habitat establishment or enhancement is now available on-line.
 
Choose between HTML and PDF formats:
 

 

Northwest Ohio Plant Sources:
Native Plant Nursery in Ann Arbor, MI  http://www.nativeplant.com/
 
Wildtype in Mason, MI  a source for native woodies  http://www.wildtypeplants.com/
 

Something new in Northwest Ohio: 
Naturally Native Nursery by Tom Webb and Jan Hunter
" Specializing in Native Gardening for Ecological Diversity"
13737 St. Rt. 582, Bowling Green, OH 43402

419-833-2020 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 to 6, or call for an appointment)
nnn@naturallynative.net
  
http://www.naturallynative.net/

Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, Depauw, Indiana - Native and non-native woodland plants, rare and unusual shade perennials.

Northwest Ohio Resources:

OORPA  Oak Openings Region Preservation Alliance website:

 

Oak Openings Web site - including 
The Nature Conservancy's Kitty Todd Nature Preserve and other parks and preserves  
Toledo Metroparks website  
 
 
ODNR Lucas County Rare Plants List   http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/dnap/heritage/counties/lucas.html
 

Organizations:

Wild Ones (National) http://www.for-wild.org/
Wild Ones is a national organization with a mission to educate and share information at the "plant-roots" level and to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound practices. We are organizing a chapter in Northwest Ohio. If you are interested email Kris or Todd Crail www.farmertodd.com
todd.crail@utoledo.edu
 
Forest Images  http://www.forestryimages.org/

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center  www.wildflower.org

 
National Wildlife Federation native plant web site
http://www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/nativeplants.cfm

Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio  http://groups.msn.com/NativePlantSocietyofNortheastOhio/_whatsnew.msnw

NatureServe - a non-profit conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action
http://www.natureserve.org/

 

North American Native Plant Society

United Plant Savers - Their mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

United Plant Savers is a grassroots membership organization and encourages those interested in native medicinal plants to join.  There are some good links under "Internet Resources"

 

Other Information Resources in Ohio:

OSU Extension Bulletin 866: Identifying Noxious Weeds
http://ohioline.osu.edu/b866/index.html
 
Invasive Species in Ohio
http://www.invasivespecies.gov/geog/state/oh.shtml
 
ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
 
ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves: Invasive Plants of Ohio
http://www.ohiodnr.com/dnap/invasive/default.htm

Cultivating Weeds: Is your yard a menace to parks and wild lands?
http://www.sciencenews.org/20030412/bob9.asp#Looking

 
Other Government Web Sites:
  Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
 
Tallgrass Prairies in Illinois
 http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/prairieplants.html
 

Natural Landscaping for Public Officials
http://www.epa.gov/greenacres/toolkit/

 

Commercial Web Sites:

E-Nature.com  http://www.enature.com/
 
Wildlife Gardening - Two sites from the UK
 
http://www.wildlifegardening.co.uk/ and
 http://www.wildlife-gardening.co.uk/ 

National Wildlife Federation gardeners' page
Listing several books of interest to native plant gardeners
http://www.nwf.org/bookstore/gardeners.html

 

Ponds:

The Pond Lady   Custom Water Gardens
Includes discussion list.