Native Plant Materials
Native plants are valued for their economic, ecological, genetic, and aesthetic benefits in addition to their intrinsic value as living species. The use of native plant material (seeds, cuttings, plants) in vegetation projects plays an important role in the maintenance and restoration of native plant gene pools, communities, and ecosystems, and can help reverse the trend of species loss in North America.
- What are native plant materials?
- Why use native plant materials?
- Policy and Authorities
- Protecting Plant Genetic Resources
- Using Native Plant Materials
- Native Gardening
- Annual Native Plant Material Reports
- Citizen Scientists
Note: The photographs in the Native Plants Material section of Celebrating Wildlfowers are courtesy of USDA Forest Service Employees, unless otherwise noted.