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All of the books here are valuable resources for learning. While this list is long, we have not included every publication on the subject of native plant landscaping, but only those we feel are the most useful, well researched, and based on sound ecological science. Enjoy your reading!
Summer Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History
Carol Gracie is well known for her exceptional writing and photography, and especially her guides to the flora of the northeastern United States. In her newest book, just released in May, she elucidates the life histories, botanical characteristics, and complex ecological relationships of more than 35 species (and associated genera) in wonderful detail. For anyone who cares to learn more about many of the summer flowering plants of both our meadows and woodlands, this book is well-worth reading and having.
Gracie is unique in her ability to present detailed botanical knowledge in an accessible and clear way, inviting us into the mysterious world of plants about which there is so much more to know and discover. The majority of the species covered are native, and a few ubiquitous naturalized ones are included as well. This is a guide you will want to refer to again and again!