Local Plants and Sources – WVDNR

Local Plants and Sources – WVDNR

Native species refer to wild animals and plants that have evolved in a particular area and environment. Non-native or exotic species from other regions or countries are often introduced accidentally, intentionally, or through habitat alteration caused by humans or nature. Often, these non-native species have no natural control in the area where they are released, allowing their numbers to increase rapidly. Exotic species often outcompete native species and replace native species in our natural plant and animal communities. Often times, invasive alien plants become pest species, taking over large areas of land and becoming difficult to control or eradicate. Two of the most invasive species that occur in West Virginia are purple loreworm and garlic mustard.

It is important to plant native species when possible because they are adapted to the region and are more resistant to disease and drought than non-native species. Native plants also provide the greatest benefits to wildlife because our native wildlife co-evolved with native plants. The food provided by native plants is often the most nutritious for local wildlife.

Fortunately, more nurseries specialize in native plants every year. Below are some nurseries that propagate and sell native plants, and some offer installation services. Nurseries located in West Virginia are listed first. Out-of-state suppliers were selected for this list based on the following criteria: They are located within approximately 100 miles of WV, offer mail-order or install service, and have a high percentage of native plants in their inventory. A percentage of each nursery’s native plant stock is given at the end of each list when known. This list is not intended to be comprehensive nor is it an endorsement by the WV Department of Natural Resources of any individuals or companies.

Use the following keys to choose the type of nursery materials and services you are looking for.

H = Herbaceous (may include annuals, perennials, ferns, and grasses)
I = Provides installation services
MO = mail order
x = seed
sh = shrubs
T = trees
W = Wetland or aquatic plants

Suppliers in West Virginia
Virginia Winston
Landscape and garden design
1121 Holliday Lane
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25404
(304) 267-6924
Email: virginia@winstongardens.com
Sh,T 100%
Original garden design
Josh Meadows or Trey Fleming
g. 2 box 484
Salt Rock, West Virginia 25559
Day (304) 541-0184 Eve (304) 736-6219
I, u 100%
Reasons for nature
Contact: Tera DeMedici
P.O. Box 1211
Hedgesville, West Virginia 25427
Sunshine Farm and Gardens
HC 67 Box 539B
Renick, West Virginia 24966
(304) 497-2208
H, Sh, T, Th 50%
West Virginia Department of Forestry
Clements State Tree Nursery
PO Box 8
West Columbia, West Virginia 25287
(304) 675-1820
Mo, Sh, T
Spaulding Landscape and Homeview Farm
g. 1 box 39
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
(304) 876-2096
H,I,SH,T 15%
Suppliers from outside the country
Atlantic Star
620 Pyle Rd.
Forest Hill, MD 27050
(470) 838-7950
Bowman Hill Wildflower Reserve
P.O. Box 685
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
(215) 862-2924 FAX (215) 862-1846
MO,S 100%
Herb farm in England
33 Todd Road.
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
(610) 273-2863, fax (610) 273-2556
I, MO, H, W 80%
Environmental considerations
P.O. Box,
St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-9620, fax (410) 745-3517
Sh, T, Th 100%
Gary perennial
1122 E. Wells Rd
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania 19002
(800) 898-6653, fax (215) 628-0216
Mo, H, Th 20%
Lower Marlborough Nursery
P.O. Box 1013
Dunkirk, Maryland 20754
(301) 812-0808 FAX (301) 812-0808
Email: mssd@erols.com
MO, T, SH, H, W 80%
Original Maryland Nursery
9120 Hines Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
(410) 529-0552 FAX (410) 529-3883
I,H,SH,W 95%
Moser Forestry Company
P.O. Box 340
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701
(724) 465-5685, fax (724) 465-9893
MO, T, SH, H, W 50%
Original seeds
7327 Hayfork Lane.
Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062
(804) 642-0736
MO,H,S,SH,T,W 90%
Pinelands Nursery
8877 Richmond Road.
Toano, Virginia 23168
(800) 667-2729, fax (609) 298-8939
Email: wetland@widomaker.com
MO,H,SH,T,W 99%
Riverview Herb Farm
49607 State Street. 338
Racine, Ohio 45771
(740) 247-4565
Email: riverviewherbs@juno.com
Native Virginians
Post office box d
Hume, Virginia 22639
(540) 364-1665 Phone and Fax
Email: vanatvs@erols.com
MO,H,SH,T,W 50%
Ron Boyer and Liz McDowell
Elk Ridge NatureWorks, LLC
283 Elk Ridge Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
Phone: 301-895-3686
H, Mo, Q, Sh, T, Th 100%
Appalachian Nurseries, Inc
P.O. Box 87
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268
(717) 762-4733, fax (717) 762-7532
Sh, T
Doyle Farm Nursery
158 Norris Road
Delta, Pennsylvania 17314
(717) 862-3134
Mo, H, 75%
Ernest Conservation Seeds
9006 Mercer Pike
Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335
(800) 873-3321, fax (814) 336-5191
I, MO, H, S, SH, T 75%
Flinger Nursery
P.O. Box 245
Sagamore, Pennsylvania
(800) 368-7381, fax (724) 783-6528
Mo, T, Sh, H
Heirloom seeds
P.O. Box 245
W. Elizabeth, PA 15088
(412) 384-0852, fax (412) 384-0852
Mo, s, 80%
Nursery land and landscaping reforms
35703 Loop Road.
Rutland, Ohio 45775
(740) 742-3478
I, MO, H, T, S, SH, W 90%
Marie’s Plant and Landscape Farm
2410 Lines Mill Rd
Hamilton, Ohio 45013
(513) 894-0022 FAX (513) 892-2053
Mo, T, Sh, H 25%
The original seed company
14590 Triadelphia Mill Rd.
Dayton, Maryland 21036
(301) 596-9818 FAX (301) 854-3195
Email: saund10449@aol.com
Mo, S
Octoraro Nursery
6126 Road Street
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania 17536
(717) 529-3160, fax (717) 529-4099
H, Sh, T, Th 99%
Primrose Road
921 Scottdale-Dawson Rd.
Scottdale, Pennsylvania 15683
(724) 887-6756, fax (724) 887-3077
Mo, H, 75%
Shooting Star Nursery
160 Swords Road.
Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 867-7979
MO,H,S,SH,T,W 100%
Wetlands Supply Company
194 Goodview Drive
Apollo, Pennsylvania 15613
(724) 727-3772, Fax: (724) 727-3778
I, MO, H, SH, S, T, W 99%

other information

Native Plant Society of West Virginia – Information

345 West Virginia Street
Morgantown, West Virginia 26501
(304) 293-4797X2493

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website at www.wildflower.org is a great resource for native plant information, including photos of plants native to your area and suppliers nationwide.

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Get local plants
When planting native plants in your backyard habitat, refrain from digging up entire plants from the wild. This can have detrimental effects on native plant populations. Instead, collect some seeds and plant them in your garden. If you purchase your native plants from a nursery, be sure to inquire about the source of the plants to ensure they were propagated from seed and not collected from the wild.
If you find areas planned for development, such as new road construction, housing development, or a proposed parking lot, you may be able to get permission from the landowner to move some native plants to your property before construction begins.
value of “weed”
When planning your wildlife garden, plants that are often considered “weeds” should not be underestimated. In fact, a “weed” is actually “any plant that grows where we don’t want it to grow.” Many of these so-called weeds provide important food and cover for wildlife, not to mention their beautiful flowers! Below is a list of some common “weeds” and some of the animals that benefit from them.

Goldfinch and butterflies
Lamb quarters
Goldfinch, Pine Siskins

Warning regarding pesticides and herbicides
The use of pesticides can be especially dangerous to wildlife that feed on treated plants and insects. Reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides promotes a healthier environment, especially during nesting season, when parent birds rely on protein-rich insect food sources to give chicks a healthy start in life. Herbicides and pesticides can reduce cover and food supplies for wildlife, if used in large-scale applications. Herbicides may also create a contaminated food supply for species such as rabbits and voles that mainly eat plants.

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