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Our Native Plants in the Mid-South

  • Tennessee Pest Plant List – List of plants considered invasive, or pest plants in Tennessee, and can not be propagated, sold, offered for sale, or released within the state

Wild Ones Mid-South supports these local organizations

Native Plant Society“ Conserving and celebrating native plant communities and their habitats through education. ”

Memphis Botanic Garden…dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. ”

Memphis Horticultural Society…the study of plants and the exchange of information among the members on the care, cultivation and propagation of plants, their design in the garden, and their survival and protection in the natural environment. ”

Dixon Gallery and Gardens“ …celebrates creativity, beauty, nature, community, and moments of inspiration. ”

Nearby Native Plant Nurseries and Garden Centers

Nearly Native Nursery, 776 McBride Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215 – Click here to view their website.

Night Song Native Plant Nursery, 1095 Epperson Road, Canton, GA 30115 – Click here to view their website.

Northcreek Nurseries, 124 Wedgewood Road, Oxford, PA 19363 – Click here to view their website.

Overhill Gardens, 1404 Citico Rd. Vonore, TN 37885 – Click here to view their website and current plant list.

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37419 – Click here to view their website.

Roundstone Native Seed, 9764 Raider Hollow Road, Upton KY, 42784 – Click here to view their website.

Tennessee Naturescapes, 2131 Oliver Springs Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716 – Click here to view their website.

Tennessee Valley Natives, Hartsell, AL, by appointment only. – click here to view on Facebook, or here to send an email.

The Barn Nursery, 1801 East 24th St. Place, Chattanooga, TN 37407 – Limited selection of pesticide-free native plants. Ask for Craig Walker, who can assist you with purchasing native plants. Click here to view their website.

Additional Reading

General Books on the Value of Native Plants in Supporting Biodiversity

  • Tallamy, Douglas W. Bringing Nature Home. Timber Press, 2007.
  • Wilson, Edward O. Half-Earth. Liveright Publishing, 2016.
  • Tallamy, Douglas W. Nature’s Best Hope. Timber Press, 2019.
  • Tallamy, Douglas W. The Nature of Oaks. Timber Press, 2021.
  • Askew, Suzanne Irwin. Native Plants of Tennessee: A Book of Lists. Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. 2019.
  • Hunter, Margie. Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee: The Spirit of Place. University of Tennessee Press, 2002.

ID Books


  • Smith, Arlo I. A Guide to Wildflowers of the Mid-South. Memphis State University Press, 1979.
  • Midgley, Jan W. All About Tennessee Wildflowers. Sweetwater Press, 1999.
  • Carman, Jack B.  Wildflowers of Tennessee.  Highland Rim Press, 2001.
  • Horn, Dennis, et al. Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians. Lone Pine Publishing, 2018.

Woody Plants

  • Jones, Ronald L., and Wofford, B. Eugene. Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • Simard, Suzanne. Finding the Mother Tree. Knopf, 2021.
  • Williams, Michael D. Identifying Trees of the East: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America. Stackpole Books, 2017.

All Vascular Plants

  • Tennessee Flora Committee.  Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, 2015.


  • Milman, Oliver. The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World. W.W. Norton, 2022.

Online Resources

Wild Ones

The national Wild Ones website,, has interesting future events and reminders, as well as great information. Other chapters of Wild Ones also have wonderful resources on their websites. Consider the following nearby chapters:

Partners of Wild Ones

Bleeding Heart Landscaping
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GroWild Inc.
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Oasis Ecological Services
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Thomas Nursery Inc.
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Urban Horticulture Supply
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Walter G. George Soil Consultants
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Wild Violet Permaculture
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