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Plant Native.

Includes a native plant nursery finder, a how-to naturescape guide, recommended books and native plant lists organized by region.

Native Plant Network.

Includes free online access to Native Plants Journal and Native Plants Propagation Protocol Database.

Flora of North America Association.

Presents "information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico."

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides overview of the floriculture and nursery crops industry with links to trade statistics, market outlook and programs of interest to growers.

Byczynski, L.; Fairplain Publications.

A monthly magazine for small-scale farmers and market gardeners with information about raising and marketing vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers and other plants with an emphasis on organic methods and cut flower production. Feature articles are supplemented with resource information, commercial advertising and an annual buyers guide to sources and suppliers.

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Provides information on floriculture, foliage, turfgrass, trees and shrubs and a flowering plant family identification tool.

Purdue University Floriculture Extension.

Provides a directory of commercial floriculture supply companies, guidesheets for consumer floriculture, perennials, bedding plants, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, cut flowers and greenhouse management, links to other floriculture Web sites and information about National poinsettia cultivar trials and flower growers associations.

North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension Service; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Information about cultural practices, nursery short courses, upcoming events, nursery crop science experts and access to many publications and links.

North Carolina State University.

Search by crop or floriculture topic for information from North Carolina State University and other links of interest.

University of Massachusetts. Cooperative Extension Service.

Sections on educational programs, grower services, publications and fact sheets, pest management, resources for garden retailers, useful links, events and floriculture industry news.