ECHPC – Native Plants

ECHPC – Native Plants Initiative

What is a Native Plant?  A plant species is considered native if it was present in a state or region before the arrival of European settlers.

In order to identify regionally appropriate native species, specialized references should be consulted. While there are many sources of information available on native plants in the United States, regional treatments provide the most accurate information about species presence in each part of the country. The most reliable, recent references for New England include Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011) and the Go Botany website maintained by the New England Wild Flower Society. 

As we progress into the twenty-first century, anyone who considers themselves a realist will have to make the environment a top priority.

Leonardo DiCaprio