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Go Native

Ready to replace your invasive landscape plants but not sure which plants make good alternatives?

Unlike many non-native plants, native plants are hardy, less susceptible to pests and diseases and unlikely to escape and become invasive. The great variety of plants native to any region give gardeners options that work well in any type of garden design. Because maintaining native plants requires less work, they provide excellent choices for large commercial landscapes as well as residential gardens. Of course, native plants have other benefits. They help conserve water, reduce mowing costs, provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, protect the soil and save money on fertilizer and pesticides.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has the following resources for expert advice on gardening with native plants:

Native Plant Database - Search our native plant records by traits or names.
Native Plant Image Gallery - Browse through our collection of native plant images.
Ask Mr. Smarty Plants - Have a question? Mr. Smarty Plants has the answer.
How To Articles - Don't know where to start, try one of our articles.