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Publications on Native Plants

7 publications were found.

  • Native Plants for Georgia Part II: Ferns (B 987-2)

    There are about 12,000 species of ferns in the world today. Most are found in the tropics. Currently, Georgia is home to 36 genera, 119 species and 12 hybrid ferns. The list is constantly expanding as new plants are found. To grow ferns successfully, it is important to match the site characteristics and growing environment with the native requirements of the fern species you intend to grow. Even if a fern is native to Georgia, it may not be native to the area of the state where you live. Published on Oct 31, 2015.

  • Native Plants for Georgia Part III: Wildflowers cover image Native Plants for Georgia Part III: Wildflowers (B 987-3)

    This publication is a comprehensive guide to growing and identifying native wildflowers suitable for planting in Georgia. The term “wildflower” in this publication is a general term used to define both annual and perennial native herbaceous plants with showy flowers that have evolved with an ecosystem and grow naturally without either direct or indirect human intervention.

    NOTE: This publication is large and may take several minutes to load. Published on Dec 31, 2014.

  • Native Plants for Georgia Part IV: Grasses and Sedges (B 987-4)

    This publication describes and illustrates 48 grasses and 10 sedges native to Georgia. It is not the intent of the authors to
    describe all native grasses and sedges, but those that are most widespread or those having practical application for wildlife
    habitats, erosion control, restoration projects or landscape culture. A few of the plants are noted as being weedy or
    invasive and may not be appropriate for use in cultivated landscapes. Nonetheless, they are included to assist the reader in
    identifying them because they are abundant in the wild. Published on Mar 31, 2014.

  • Native Plants of North Georgia: A Photo Guide for Plant Enthusiasts cover image Native Plants of North Georgia: A Photo Guide for Plant Enthusiasts (B 1339)

    This publication is intended to be a quick guide for plant enthusiasts of North Georgia. Each plant listing is accompanied by a photograph and a brief plant description. The description contains the common name, scientific name, leaf description, flower description, habitat and plant uses. Published on Mar 31, 2014.

  • New Native Little Bluestems cover image New Native Little Bluestems (C 1081)

    Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) is a drought tolerant, low maintenance native plant. This ornamental, warm season perennial grass tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and is easily grown. Its purplish bronze blooms and vertical clusters of slender leaves make it a lovely addition to any landscape. It is cold hardy in Georgia, although it may suffer moderate damage in cold winters in the North Georgia mountains. Dr. Carol Robacker of the University of Georgia and Dr. Melanie Harrison of the United States Department of Agriculture have recently created new Little Bluestem cultivars with improved form, reduced height, and more intense red or blue foliage. Several of these desirable new plants are now available to the landscape industry and the public! Published on Jul 31, 2016.

  • Spanish Series: La Importancia de Preservar la Biodiversidad en el Paisaje y cómo Podemos Ayudar (B 1451-SP)

    Para preservar la biodiversidad en los paisajes urbanos, las plantas nativas necesitan ser proveídas de una forma que mantiene sus beneficios ecológicos. Al mismo tiempo, las plantas nativas necesitan ser atractivas para los consumidores y económicamente factibles de producir para los viveros. Actualmente hay una disponibilidad limitada de plantas ornamentales nativas que tanto ayudan a la ecología como parecen estéticamente agradables. El aumento de su uso en jardinería requiere satisfacer estas demandas diferentes. Este artículo explica la importancia de las plantas nativas y ofrece información sobre las asociaciones entre los científicos, la industria, y el público en la preservación de la biodiversidad y la salud ecológica los paisajes urbanos.

    [To preserve biodiversity in urban landscapes, native plants need to be included in a way that maintains their ecological benefits. At the same time, native plants need to be attractive to consumers and economically feasible for nurseries to produce. There is currently a limited availability of native ornamental plants that both help the ecology and appear aesthetically pleasing. Increasing their use in landscaping requires satisfying these different demands. This bulletin explains the role of native plants and outlines the partnerships among scientists, industry, and the public in preserving biodiversity and ecological health in the urban environment.] Published on Nov 30, 2015.

  • The Importance of Preserving Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape and How We Can Help (B 1451)

    To preserve biodiversity in urban landscapes, native plants need to be included in a way that maintains their ecological benefits. At the same time, native plants need to be attractive to consumers and economically feasible for nurseries to produce. There is currently a limited availability of native ornamental plants that both help the ecology and appear aesthetically pleasing. Increasing their use in landscaping requires satisfying these different demands.

    This bulletin explains the role of native plants and outlines the partnerships among scientists, industry, and the public in preserving biodiversity and ecological health in the urban environment. Published on Nov 30, 2015.