Reference Websites


Invasive Plants

  1. Virginia invasive species information, including news, invasive species lists, and fact sheets, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Division.
  2. Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, J. Swearingen, et al., National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2014. With 80 invasives, plus native alternatives.
  3. A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests, James H. Miller, et al., U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station Gen. Tech. Rpt SRS-119, 2010. Great pictures.
  4. A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern ForestsJames H. Miller, et al., U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station Gen. Tech. Rpt SRS 131, 2015.
  5. Information about invasive plants in the U.S., including fact sheets. Plant Conservation Alliance
  6. Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes, Sarver et al., published by Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2008.
  7. Blue Ridge PRISM.  The Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management is a Cooperative Weed
    Management Area focusing on 10 counties along the northern Blue Ridge, including the entire Shenandoah
    National Park. Their website at has excellent fact sheets on 12 of the worst invasives in our area and on removal techniques.
  8.  Non-Native Invasive Plant Species Control Treatments, Virginia Department of Forestry. Concise, up to date summary.

Native Plants

  1. The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) publishes information on growing native plants and a list of nurseries in Virginia that carry native plants. Learn how to join VNPS.
  2. Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping, Division of Natural Heritage, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
  3. Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, 2003.
  4. Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy. Timber Press, Inc., 2010. Presents case for gardening with native plants to provide habitats for native animals, and information about what natives to plant.
  5. Piedmont Native Plants, a Guide for Landscapes and Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District. Contains pictures, planting information, and more for the counties of Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Green, Orange, Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson and Buckingham Counties, and the City of Charlottesville.

Compiled for the Virginia Native Plant Society by Ruth Douglas (434-293-6538)
November, 2018