Native Plant Resources

Wisconsin Native Plant Nurseries

The Natural Heritage Conservation Program of the Wisconsin DNR has compiled a listing of known companies, individuals and organizations that provide seeds and plants native to Wisconsin and in some cases native to the Midwest. The listing may not be exhaustive.  The listing is searchable by state and region of the state.

Guide to Native Plants (a.k.a. Local Beings)

112 species that support clean water, wildlife habitat, and a happy soul - Patrick Goggi

This e-book is prepared by Patrick Goggin--Phelps resident, UW Graduate, previous Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department County Conservationist, and Extension Lakes Outreach Coordinator and Lakes Specialist.  Mr. Goggin’s local roots and connections and 35 year background with native plants and water resources provide the basis for this guide to native planting as it relates to maintaining and improving lake and river quality.  Along with individual plant descriptions and information, this e-book includes appendices with information on native plant clubs and groups, on-line plant courses and related subjects.

Wild ones

Wild Ones is a Wisconsin based and nation-wide not-for-profit educational organization promoting biodiversity through “the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities”.

90 local chapters in 27 states provide educational resources as well as learning opportunities open to the public.