New to native plants? These native plant books will be a big help!
There is nothing quite like perusing a picture filled book to become familiar with the native plants in your area. I’ve culled the internet to find the best native plant books by region and state. Whether you buy a book or check one out from your local library, it is worth getting one ASAP. Happy reading!
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Our Top Four Native Plant Books
Ready to start gardening with native plants? These four books are must reads for anyone interested in native gardening. These would make a great gift for a gardener or nature lover who is new to native gardening.
Top Native Plant Books by Region
Here are some of the best native plant books available by region:
- Native Plants of the Northeast
- Native Plants for New England Gardens
- Wildflowers of New England
- Deer Resistant Native Plants of the Northeast
- Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden
- The Southeast Native Plant Primer
- Wildflowers of the Southeast
- Native Trees of the Southeast
- The Midwest Native Plant Primer
- Native Plants of the Midwest
- Birdscaping in the Midwest: A Guide to Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds
- Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Upper Midwest
- Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
- Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
- Real Gardens Plant Natives: Design, Plant and Enjoy a Healthy Northwest Garden
Top Native Plant Books by State
Below are the best native plant books for each state. I especially like the laminated pocket guides (shown below) for identifying the most common species in your state.
- Connecticut Trees and Wildflowers Pocket Guide
- Wildflowers of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island
- Nebraska Trees and Wildflowers Pocket Guide
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains
- New Mexico Trees and Wildflowers Pocket Guide
- Wildflowers of the Northern and Central Mountains of New Mexico
- OK Native Plants – A Guide to Designing Landscapes to Attract Birds and Butterflies
- Oklahoma Trees and Wildflowers Pocket Guide
- Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region
- Wildflowers of Texas
- Texas Trees and Wildflowers Pocket Guide