This UK Nursery Crops Development Center site is to discuss Kentucky Native Plants with Landscape potential. Some have already become popular plants in landscapes; the use of others has been limited for one reason or another. It is hoped that those who read the native plant pages will e-mail Winston Dunwell, Extension Professor - Nursery Crops with their experiences and observations of native plants in the landscape.
See Tom Barnes blog for some great images and information: http://www.kentuckynativeplantandwildlife.blogspot.com/
Apios americana, Groundnut
Asarum canadense, wild ginger
Arisaema dracontium - Green Dragon
Baptisia australis – false indigo
Bignonia capreolata - Cross Vine
Cephalanthus occidentalis - common buttonbush
Hymenocallis caroliniana [formerly H. occidentalis] (L.) Herbert - Carolina spiderlily
Lindera benzoin - Spicebush
Nyssa sylvatica - Black Gum
Polemonium reptans, Jacob’s ladder
Quercus phellos, Willow Oak
Spigelia marilandica - Indian Pink
Trillium recurvatum, recurved trillium
Resources (see Ornamental and Environmental Horticulture Books: book reviews and descriptions):
Armitage, Allan M. Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-hardy Perennials. Timber Press, 2001.
Armitage, Allan M. Armitage’s Native Plants for American Gardens. Timber Press, 2006.
Armitage, Allan M. Herbaceous Perennial Plants. Stipes Publishing, 1997.
Barnes, Thomas G. and S. Wilson Francis. Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky. The University Press of Kentucky, 2004
Baskin, Carol C. and Jerry M. Baskin - Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press 2001
Cappiello, Paul and Don Shadow. Dogwoods. Timber Press, 2005.
Chester, Edward W. and William H. Ellis. 2000. Wildflowers of the Land Between the Lakes Region, Kentucky and Tennessee, 2nd Edition. Miscellaneous Publication No. 15, The Center for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN 37044
Cullina, William - The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada. Houghlin Mifflin, 2000
Darke, Rick - The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest. Timber Press, 2002.
Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing, 1998.
Jones, Ronald L. – Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide ti the Vascular Plants. University Press of Kentucky, 2005.
Kirkman, L. Katherine, Claud L. Brown, and Donald L. Leopold. Native Trees of the Southeast: An Identification Guide. Timber Press, 2007.
Seymour, Randy. Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Park. The University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
Towe, L. Clarence . American Azaleas. Timber Press, 2004.
Wharton, Mary E. and Roger Barbour. A Guide to the Wildflowers & Ferns of Kentucky. The University Press of Kentucky, 1971, 1979 edition
Wharton, Mary E. and Roger Barbour. Trees & Shrubs of Kentucky. The University Press of Kentucky, 1973
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