Native Grass Communities

 

Native Grass and Wildflower Information

  • On the University of Tennessee Herbarium website, you can explore┬áthe range of plant┬áspecies found in Tennessee down to the county level. The herbarium houses nearly 600,000 specimens of vascular plants (ferns, cone-bearing, and flowering plants), bryophytes (mosses and liverworts), and fungi (including lichens).
  • The Tennessee Invasive Plant Council is a great resource for information about native and non-native plant species in Tennessee.
  • The Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council is a great resource for information about native and non-native plant species in the southeastern United States.
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a fellow national lab, is home to a model prairie restoration project. Over 1,200 acres have been restored since 1975 at this site outside Chicago.

Sources for Native Grasses and Wildflowers

  • Native Gardens Nursery 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 Seed sells native grass and forb seeds from its locations in Colorado, Missouri, and Kansas.
  • Ernst Conservation Seeds is located in Pennsylvania and is a good source for wildflower seeds.
  • Prairie Nursery is a source for native plant seeds and information about planting and maintaining native grasses and wildflowers.
  • Nashville Natives Nursery specializes in Tennessee wildflowers and native plants.