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Books About Native Plants

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Many of these books can be found in public libraries. Because there is a subjective comfort level with any particular book, we suggest you borrow before deciding to purchase.


Field Guides & Identification

  • Forest Plants of Central Ontario, Chambers, Legasy, Bentley, 1996; Lone Pine Publishing; ISBN 1-55105-0161-7
  • The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario, Dickenson, Metsger, Bull and Dickinson, 2004; The ROM, McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-7652-5
  • Edible Wild Plants, Eastern/Central North America, Peterson Field Guides, Lee-Allen Peterson, 1977, Houghton Mifflen Company.; ISBN 0-395-92622-X
  • Shrubs of Ontario, James H Soper and Margaret L. Heimburger, 1994. Royal Ontario Museum, ISBN 0-88854-283-6
  • Trees in Canada, John Laird Farrar, 1995. Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited and the Canadian Forest Service; ISBN 1-55041-199-3
  • Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, Lawrence Newcomb, 1989. Little, Brown and Company; ISBN 0-31660-442-9
  • Wetland Plants of Ontario, Steven G. Newmaster, Allan G. Harris, Linda J Kershaw, 1997. Lone Pine Publishing; ISBN 1-55105-059-5
  • Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers, Doug Ladd & Frank Oberle, 1995. The Globe Pequot Press; ISBN 1-56044-299-9
  • Grasses: An Identification Guide, Lauren Brown, 1992. Houghton Mifflin Co.; ISBN: 0-3956-2881-4
  • Peterson Field Guide to Ferns: Northeastern and Central North America Boughton Cobb, Cheryl Lowe and Elizabeth Frarnsworth, 2006. Houghton Mifflin Co.; ISBN 10-06183-9406-0
  • Wildflowers, Homer D. House, The Macmillan Company, originally published 1934, reissued 1967
  • Wildflowers, Northeastern/North/Central North America, Peterson Field Guides, Roger Tory Peterson/Margaret McKenny, 1968, 1996
  • Trees and Shrubs, Peterson Field Guides, George A. Petrides, 1972 Houghton Mifflen Company.; ISBN 0-395-35370-X
  • Weeds of Canada and the Northern United States, Francis Royer & Richard Dickinson, 1999; Lone Pine Publishing; ISBN 0-88864-311-X

Landscaping / Gardening with Native Plants

  • Gardening with Prairie Plants, Sally & Andy Wasowski, 2002. University of Minnesota Press; ISBN 0-8166-3087-9
  • 100 Easy to Grow Native Plants, Lorraine Johnson, 1999. Firefly Books; ISBN 1-552-09327-1
  • Grow Wild, Native Plant Gardening in Canada and Northern United States, Lorraine Johnston, 1998, Random house of Canada; ISBN 0679-30919-5
  • The New Ontario Naturalized Garden, The Complete Guide to Using Native Plants, Lorraine Johnston, 2005 edition; Whitecap Books; ISBN 1-55285-200-8
  • A Gardener’s Manifesto (fomerly Tending the Earth), Lorraine Johnston, Penguin Canada, ISBN 0-14-303361-1

Cultivation of Native Plants

  • Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada, William Cullina, 2000. Houghton Mifflin Company; ISBN 0-395-96609-4
  • Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers, Harry R. Phillips, 1985. The Unitversity of North Carolina Press; ISBN: 0-8078-4131-5
  • Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs, Richo & Sena Cech, 2002. Horizon Herbs; ISBN: 0-9700312-1-1
  • Native Trees, Shrbus & Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing and Propagating North American Woody Plants, William Cullina, 2002. Houghton Mifflin Company; ISBN 0-618-09858-5

Woodlot Management

  • The Woodlot Management Handbook, Stewart Hilts & Peter Mitchell, 1999. Firefly Books Ltd; ISBN 1-55209-236-4


  • Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Douglas W. Tallamy, 2009
  • The Toronto Gardener’s Journal & Source Book, Margaret Bennet-Alder