Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants


  1. University of Tennessee Herbarium. “Tennessee Vascular Plant Occurrence Database.” University of Tennessee. http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/vascular.shtml
  2. Missouri Botanical Garden. “Plant Finder.”  University of Missouri. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder.aspx
  3. Prairie Moon Nursery. “Prairie Moon Nursery 2012 Catalog and Cultural Guide.” Winona, Minnesota. http://www.prairiemoon.com/
  4. Tennessee Valley Authority. “TVA Native Plant Selector.”  http://www.tva.gov/river/landandshore/stabilization/plantsearch.htm
  5. United States Department of Agriculture. “USDA Native Plants Database.”  http://plants.usda.gov/java/
  6. Hunter, Margie.  Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.  Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2002.
  7. Hightshoe, Gary. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1988.
  8. Cullina, William. Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.
  9. Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing, 2009.
  10. Midgley, Jan W. All about Tennessee Wildflowers. Sweetwater Press, 1999.
  11. Native Plant Network. “Propagation Protocol Database.”  http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org/
  12. Plants For A Future.  “The PFAF Database.”   http://www.pfaf.org/user/plantsearch.aspx
  13. Hilty, John.  “Illinois Wildflowers Database.” http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
  14. Coombs, George. “Coreopsis for the Mid-Atlantic Region.” Mt. Cuba Center Research Report.  December 2015.
  15. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “Native Plants Database.” University of Texas at Austin. http://www.wildflower.org/plants/
  16.  “Plant of the Week” Series by Mary Ann King.  Pine Ridge Gardens, London, Arkansas.

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