Bibliography of some of the books that have helped us further our understanding of native plants:
Branhagen, Alan. Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden. Timber Press, 2016.
Darke, Rick, and Douglas W. Tallamy. The living landscape: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden. Timber Press, 2014.
Fairchild, Barbara, and Fortenberry, Les. Tried and True Missouri Native Plants for your yard. Missouri Department of Conservation, 2007.
Fizzell, James A. Illinois Gardener’s Guide. Cool Springs Press, 2002.
Miller, Michael. The Missouri Gardener’s Guide. Cool Springs Press, 1998.
Phillips, Harry R., et al. Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers. University of North Carolina Press, 1985.
Rainer, Thomas, and Claudia West. Planting in a post-wild world: Designing plant communities for resilient landscapes. Timber Press, 2015.
Tallamy, Douglas W. “Bringing nature home.” How you can sustain wildlife with native plants (2007): 359.
Tallamy, Douglas W. Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard. Timber Press, 2020.
Tylka, Dave. Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People: How to Use Native Midwestern Plants to Beautify Your Property and Benefit Wildlife. Missouri Dept. of Conservation, 2009.