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Native Grass and Wildflower Information

Fermilab Prairie Page--Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a fellow national lab, is home to a model prairie restoration project. Over 1,200 acres (490 hectares) have been restored since 1975 at this site outside Chicago.

University of Tennessee Herbarium--This guide to native plants of Tennessee gives the range of species down to the county level. The herbarium houses nearly 600,000 specimens of vascular plants (i.e., ferns, cone-bearing, and flowering plants), bryophytes (i.e., mosses and liverworts), and fungi (including lichens).

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council--This site is a great resource for information about native and non-native plant species in Tennessee.

Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council--This site is a great resource for information about native and non-native plant species in the southeastern United States.

The Return of Native Grasses to Tennessee--This article, written by Andrea Shea in 1999, discusses native grass restoration projects underway in Tennessee.

Sources for Native Grasses and Wildflowers

Native Gardens Nursery--Native Gardens Nursery, located in Loudon County, Tennessee, has been growing and selling native plants since 1983. It is one of the partners in the ORR native grass communities restoration project.

Buffalo Brand Sharp Brothers Seed Company--This company sells native grass and forb seeds from its locations in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado.

Ernst Conservation Seeds--Located in Pennsylvania, this company is a good source of wildflower seeds.

Prairie Nursery--This website is a good source for native plant seeds and information about planting and maintaining native grasses and wildflowers.

PrairieSource.com--This website provides links to a number of sources for purchasing many kinds of plants including wild flowers and native grasses.

Nashville Natives Nursery--This company specializes in Tennessee wildflowers and native plants.


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