10 Tools to ID the Trees and Wildflowers Around You
Are you spending more time outside, taking walks and going on hikes? How many of the plants you see along the way can you name. Get to know Virginia’s native trees, shrubs and weeds, even those invasive species, dare we say weeds? Some of them are so beautiful they deserve a place in the home landscape!
Library staff has compiled a list of 10 resources to help you identify the trees and flowers of our area.
Native Plants of the Southeast by Larry Mellichamp
Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines by William Cullina
The Native Plant Primer by Carole Ottesen
Native Plants of Value to Wildlife in the Northern Virginia Piedmont by Environmental Studies at Airlie
Invasive Plants by Sylvan Ramsey
Non-Native Invasive Plants of Southern Forests by James H. Miller
Weeds of North America by Richard Dickinson and France Royer
Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants by Richard Mabey