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Hydrangea Barbara by Caroline Snider

Schisandra Glabra by Julia Horn

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

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.

ID Books


  • 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.

Online Resources

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