Native Plants Section

Links of Interest

 

2012 Survey Results

2012 Meeting Minutes

 

www.wildflower.org

Why Native Plants:  http://www.wildflower.org/whynatives/

Plant Conservation: http://www.wildflower.org/action/

Native Green Roofs: http://www.wildflower.org/greenroof/

Native lawns: http://www.wildflower.org/nativelawns/

Habiturf (Mixed native species lawn): http://www.wildflower.org/habiturf/

Sustainable Sites: http://www.wildflower.org/sites/

 

Example of a policy that promotes use of native species
Green Mountain College adopted this native species landscaping policy in 2010:

http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/lands/nslandscaping_policy.pdf

 

Rationales for growing native plants
Here’s a review of reasons to garden with native species. This was a supporting document, accompanying the Green Mountain College Native Species Landscaping Policy:

http://www.greenmtn.edu/media/413066/gmc_nativespecieslandscapingrationale-ap28,2010.pdf

 

Conservation initiatives that native plant gardens can contribute to
Native plant gardens can help meet some of the plant conservation goals laid out in a number of global and regional initiatives. It would be useful to have links to these readily available for reference among the Native Plant Section resources.

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation:
http://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/pc-brochure-en.pdf

International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation:
http://www.bgci.org/files/All/Key_Publications/interagendaeng2580.pdf

North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation:
http://www.bgci.org/files/Worldwide/Conservation/north_american_plant_conservation_strategy.pdf