Plant Identification

Newcomb, Lawrence, Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, 1989, Little, Brown and Company, printed book.

Go Botany, Native Plant Trust (aka New England Wildflower Society), website:

Elliman, Ted, Wildflowers of New England, 2016, Timber Press, printed book. Field/dp/1604694645/ref=sr_1_1keywords=wildflowers+of+new+england&qid=1566661110&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Using Amazon here as Timber Press site is expressing a potential computer risk at the moment…

Illinois Wildflowers website, excellent plant identification descriptions, (though not our eco-region so may not have all species in the Seeds Needed list) website:

There are plant apps available.  We’re a bit hesitant to recommend these, but they can give you a jumping in point, but please don’t rely upon them as the final identification.  Here is a link to a review of 5 Plant ID Apps:

Native Plant Status

Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA), website:  BONAP NAPA

USDA PLANTS Datebase, website:

Wild Seed Collecting

Xerces Society, Collecting and Using Your Own Wildflower Seed, pdf available for download for free,

North American Native Plant Society, Seed Collecting, website:

Selecting Plants for Pollinators

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Native Plants Database, Special Collections, Special Value to Native Bees, open site, filter your search using panel on the right, an amazing resource, built in collaboration with the Xerces Society. website:

Holm, Heather, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants2014, Minneapolis, MN, Hillcrest Media Group. printed book:

Cullina, William, WildflowersThe New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada, 2000, Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, printed book.









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