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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:

Northeast

Mid-Atlantic

Southeast

South

Midwest

Rocky Mountains

Pacific Northwest

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.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Native plant gardening books on coffee table
Some of my favorite plant books on my coffee table!

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The best native plant gardening books by state and region.