What you'll find

in the Library

Our Library features listings and links to books, articles, manuals, curricula and online resources about wildflowers, their ecosystems and the plants and animals that depend on them. New references are added periodically, so check back often to peruse the virtual shelves.

What's in the Collection

The Foundation’s library serves as a clearinghouse for all kinds of wildflower information. Here’s a partial list of what you’ll find.

  • Learning resources – Children who get to know wildflowers can connect with the natural world ... and have fun doing it! We've rounded up resources that educators - from teachers to parents - can use to enrich a child's education.
  • Fun for kids of all ages – We point you to the best wildflower-themed puzzles and projects on the Web.
  • Gardening and cultivation – Whether you're starting a wildflower meadow or adding a few species to your landscape, we'll help boost your success with advice from pioneers who've developed tried and true methods.
  • Roadside and public plantings – Want to see more wildflowers in your city and on highways? Here's where you'll find the secrets to success.
  • Field trips and field guides – These resources will help you plan a wildflower trip then identify what you see.
  • Conservation – We'll fill you in on what's being done to promote and preserve wildflowers on public lands.
  • Landscape design – Whether you're a landscape architect, professional landscaper, homeowner, or helping to design a civic planting, you'll find resources that will help you include Florida's native flowers in your plans.

How to use the Library

With a topic in mind, select a category and type key words pertaining to that topic in the search box. For broader results, use the search box alone. If you have other wildflower resources to suggest for inclusion, please email info@flawildflowers.org.

 

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2017 Florida Wildflower Symposium Sponsorship BrochureLisa Roberts (March 2017)

PEAR Park Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration Garden final reportWendy Poag, Stacey Matrazzo (February 2017)

Viva Florida Grant Application Planning DocumentStacey Matrazzo (February 2017)

Viva Florida Site Prep GuidelinesJeff Norcini (February 2017)

FDOT Wildflower Coordinators (2-1-2017)FDOT (February 2017)

2016 FDOT Wildflower PolicyFDOT (November 2016)

Hillsborough 2015 16 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report Hillsborough County Public Works Department TampaJeff Norcini (December 2016)

Brevard 2015 16 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report Turner Elementary Wildflower GardenJeff Norcini (December 2016)

St Johns 2015 16 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report Powder House Lot Historic Native Plant Garden St. AugustineJeff Norcini (December 2016)

FWF launches classroom curriculum for 3rd, 4th gradersLisa Roberts (November 2016)

Wild About Wildflowers! a classroom activity guide (October 2016)

10 Easy Wildflowers for Butterflies and Bees (September 2016)

2016 Florida Wildflower Symposium Sponsorship BrochureLisa Roberts (July 2016)

Panhandle Wildflower Alliance membership form (July 2016)

Literature Compilation: Problematic Plant Species for Wildflower EstablishmentHector Perez (April 2016)

Linking your Seedlings for Schools garden to curriculumClaudia Larsen (March 2016)

2014-15 FWF Annual ReportLisa Roberts (March 2016)

Leon County, 2014 2015 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, TallahasseeJeff Norcini (November 2015)

Hillsborough County, 2014 2015 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Public Works Department, TampaJeff Norcini (November 2015)

Palm Beach County, 2014 2015 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, City of Boca RatonJeff Norcini (November 2015)

Wakulla County, 2014 15 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, CrawfordvilleJeff Norcini (November 2015)

2015 Florida Wildflower Symposium scheduleLisa Roberts, Stacey Matrazzo (September 2015)

2015 Membership formLisa Roberts (August 2015)

Paths of Sunshine nomination formFFGC (July 2015)

28 schools receive 2015 Seeds for Schools grantsDixie Tate (June 2015)

Native Wildflowers in Florida's Eastern Panhandle (April 2015)

2013-14 Annual ReportLisa Roberts (March 2015)

2013-2014 Quincentennial Viva Florida Grant Final Report for Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Orange CountyStacey Matrazzo (February 2015)

2013-2014 Quincentennial Viva Florida Grant Final Report for Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Pinellas UF-IFAS Extension in LargoStacey Matrazzo (February 2015)

La Florida Community Grant 2015 planning worksheetJeff Norcini (February 2015)

Best of 2013-14 La Florida Planting GrantsJeff Norcini (February 2015)

Lake County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, W.T. Bland Public Library, Mt. DoraJeff Norcini (December 2014)

2013 2014 Quincentennial Viva Florida Grant Final Report, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Orange CountyJackie Rolly, Stacey Matrazzo (January 2015)

2013 2014 Quincentennial Viva Florida Grant Final Report, Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Pinellas County UF IFAS Extension, LargoDebbie Chayet, Stacey Matrazzo (January 2015)

Interspecific Hybridization between Coreopsis leavenworthii and Coreopsis tinctoria Differently Affected Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Their ProgenySarah M. Smith, Zhanao Deng (January 2015)

2015 Winter NewsletterDixie Tate, Claudia Larsen, Stacey Matrazzo, Eleanor Dietrich, Kristy Calhoun (January 2015)

Establishment of Additional Monarch Butterfly Host Plants at the Sand Hill Lakes Mitigation BankDavid Clayton (January 2015)

Alachua County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Little Orange Creek Nature Park, HawthorneJeff Norcini (December 2014)

Brevard County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Enchanted Forest, TitusvilleJeff Norcini (December 2014)

Alachua County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, GainesvilleJeff Norcini (December 2014)

Lee County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Imperial Parkway, Bonita SpringsJeff Norcini (December 2014)

St Lucie County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Okeechobee Rd, Midway Rd, St Lucie Fairgrounds ticket gate, Ft PierceJeff Norcini (December 2014)

Martin County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Martin County Fairgrounds, StuartJeff Norcini (December 2014)

Palm Beach County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Lantana Public LibraryJeff Norcini (December 2014)

Marion County, 2013 2014 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Belleview Public LibraryJeff Norcini (December 2014)

Wakulla County Wildflower Management Areas 20132014Jeff Norcini (October 2014)

7 Steps to collecting and sowing wildflower seedClaudia Larsen (October 2014)

2014 Fall newsletterDixie Tate, Claudia Larsen, Jeff Norcini, Stacey Matrazzo (October 2014)

Planting and Care of Sunflowers (Helianthus sp.) in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Spotted Beebalm in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Silver-leaved Aster in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Silphiums in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Seaside Goldenrod in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Salvias in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Rudbeckias in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Coreopsis in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Blazing Stars in Landscapes (September 2014)

Planting and Care of Blanketflower in Landscapes (September 2014)

10 Easy Wildflowers, your guide to Florida native wildflowers for landscapes (September 2014)

2014 Grant Recipients news releaseLisa Roberts (August 2014)

FDOT roadside vegetation study news releaseLisa Roberts (May 2014)

La Florida community grants 2014 worksheetJeff Norcini (May 2014)

Spring newsletterLisa Roberts, Stacey Matrazzo, Dixie Tate, Dena Wild (April 2014)

FDOT Wildflower CoordinatorsFDOT (April 2014)

Wildflowers--Naturally! Guide for Choosing Native Wildflowers and PlantsClaudia Larsen, Stacey Matrazzo (March 2014)

2012-13 FWF Annual ReportLisa Roberts (February 2014)

Seedlings for Schools grant application planning document-2017 (February 2017)

Central Florida Zoo Viva Florida grant final report (February 2014)

Leu Gardens Viva Florida final report (February 2014)

Viva Florida grant - Bok Tower final report (February 2014)

FDOT adopts new Wildflower Area Program ProcedureLisa Roberts (February 2014)

Florida DOT Wildflower ProcedureJeff Caster (January 2014)

2014 Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival schedule Naomi Nichols (January 2014)

Guide to Identifying and Establishing a Wildflower AreaJeff Caster, Eleanor Dietrich, Gary Knight, Dustie Moss (January 2014)

Register now for the Florida Wildflower Symposium Sept. 27 & 28 in Titusville (September 2013)

Best of 2012-13 La Florida Planting Grants (January 2014)

Winter 2014 newsletterLisa Roberts, Stacey Matrazzo, Claudia Larsen (January 2014)

Walton County, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Scenic Road 30-A corridorJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Palm Bay, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, Brevard CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Vero Beach, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Hallstrom Farmstead, Indian River CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Melbourne Village, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, West Pine Road and Norman Drive, Brevard CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Ft. Myers, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Medians at Calusa Nature Center, Lee CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Tavares, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Hickory Point Park, Lake CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Coleman, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Various sites, incl. City Hall, Sumter CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Cooper City, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, C-11 Canal, Flamingo Road, Davie, Broward CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Havana, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Office of NW Florida Water Management District, Gadsden CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Stuart, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Halpatiokee Regional Park, Martin CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Tallahassee, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Park at Lake Henrietta, Leon CountyJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Davenport, 2012 2013 La Florida Community Planting Grant Final Report, Medians and RoadsidesJeff Norcini (December 2013)

Coreopsis - Florida's State WildflowerJeff Norcini (June 2013)

2013 Strategic Plan Update (September 2013)

SR 65 Fall 2013 GuideEleanor Dietrich (September 2013)

12 Steps to Establishing Plantings from SeedClaudia Larsen, Jeff Norcini (August 2013)

Viva Florida grant budget worksheet (February 2017)

Liberty County Spring Wildflower Self-Guided Tour on State Road 65Eleanor Dietrich (February 2013)

2011-12 FWF Annual ReportLisa Roberts (January 2013)

Spring ephemerals chartJeff Norcini (January 2013)

Wakulla County La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

North Ft Myers La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Volusia County La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Brevard County La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Debary Hall Historic Site La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

New Smyrna Beach La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Brooklyn Park La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Hawthorne, Hollondel Road La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Trout Lake Nature Center La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

St Johns County La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Lake County La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Varn County Park La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Melbourne Village La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge La Florida Community Planting Grant ReportJeff Norcini (December 2012)

Self-drive tour of SR 65Eleanor Dietrich, Magnolia Chapter Florida Native Plant Society (November 2012)

Grow a Minimeadow from SeedJeff Norcini (September 2012)

Wildflower Coloring BookFDACS (September 2002)

Easy-to-Grow WildflowersClaudia Larsen (May 2012)

Sumter County Wildflower ResolutionSumter County (March 2012)

Alachua County Wildflower ResolutionAlachua County (March 2012)

Polk County Wildflower ResolutionPolk County (April 2012)

Martin County Wildflower ResolutionMartin County (March 2012)

Franklin County Wildflower ResolutionFranklin County (March 2012)

Great Wildflowers for Dry Places Claudia Larsen (April 2012)

Wildflowers of the Eastern PanhandleJeff Norcini, Gil Nelson (April 2012)

Attracting Wildlife with Florida's Native WildflowersCraig Heugel (April 2012)

2012 La Florida budget formJeff Norcini (February 2012)

Propagation, Production, and Landscape Evaluation of Native Wildflowers in West, Central and South Florida, Condensed Progress ReportS.B. Wilson, H. Perez, M. Thetford (October 2011)

Survey of Sustainable Seed Harvesting, Conditioning, and Storage Methods for Florida Liatris: Interim ReportJanet Grabowski, Dr. M.J. Williams (October 2011)

2010-11 Annual ReportLisa Roberts (January 2012)

Assessing Potential Loss of Coreopsis leavenworthii Genetic Diversity under Commercial Seed Production and Gene Flow from Coreopsis tinctoria - Final reportZhanao Deng, Sarah M. Smith, Jeffery Norcini, Gary W. Knox, Frederick G. Gmitter (July 2011)

Corkscrew Swamp Vicinity Wildflower Viewing Route mapNelson, Norcini (June 2011)

Wildflower Survey, 2010: Corkscrew Swamp Final ReportNelson, Norcini (June 2011)

The Cost-Effectiveness of Prairie Passage PlantingsRobert Jacobson MnDOT (n.d.)

Economic and Ecological Benefits of Roadside Native Wildflower PlantingsJeff Norcini (September 2003)

Native Roadside Wildflowers in Rural Areas: Developing Best Management Practices for Establishment of Plantings by Seed and Enhancement of Naturally-Occurring Populations Jeff Norcini, Sandra Wilson, Deborah Miller (December 2008)

Wildflower Surveys, 2010 and 2011: Corkscrew Swamp VIcinity Interim ReportJeff Norcini, Gil Nelson (December 2010)

Seeding dates for Florida ecotypes of native wildflowers and grassesJeff Norcini (October 2010)

Improving germination of Mimosa strigillosa for seed application.Terry L. Zinn (September 2008)

Assessing Potential Loss of Coreopsis leavenworthii Genetic Diversity under Commercial Seed Production and Gene Flow from Coreopsis tinctoria Zhanao Deng, Jeffrey G. Norcini, Frederick G. Gmitter, Jr. (November 2008)

Propagation, Production, and Landscape Evaluation of Native Wildflowers in West, Central and South Florida, R-001-07 Year End Progress Report, 1 December 2008Sandra B. Wilson, Mack Thetford, Hector Perez. (December 2008)

Assessing Potential Loss of Coreopsis leavenworthii Genetic Diversity under Commercial Seed Production and Gene Flow from Coreopsis tinctoria.Zhanao Deng ,Gary W. Knox ,Frederick G. Gmitter, Jr. (November 2009)

Propagation, Production, and Landscape Evaluation of Native Wildflowers in West, Central and South Florida, R-001-08 Mid-Year Progress Report, 15 Nov 2009Sandra B. Wilson, Mack Thetford, Hector Perez. (November 2009)

St. Johns River-to-Sea Bike Loop: Survey of May, July, and October Flowering Species, Final Report November 20, 2009Jeff Norcini, Gil Nelson (November 2009)

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Professional's CornerFusionspark Media, Inc. (n.d.)

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Low Impact DevelopmentUF Dept of Environmental Horticulture ( 2010)

Green Industry-BMP Training & Program OverviewUF Dept of Environmental Horticulture ( 2010)

Summary of Florida Green Industries Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources in Florida, 2002 FL Yards and Neighbohoods, IFAS, UFL ( 2002)

Sustainable Sites InitiativeSustainable Sites Initiative ( 2010)

Landscape for Life How to work with the nature in your garden based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative. Marinelli, J., and Ennis E. Blue Crocus Consulting ( 2010)

Know your Irrigation Contractor BrochureFlorida Irrigation Society (n.d.)

Model County Wildflower ResolutionEleanor Dietrich and Jeff Caster ( 2009)

Wildflower word search Florida Wildflower Foundation ( 2010)

Wildflower mazeFlorida Wildflower Foundation ( 2010)

Seedlings for Schools - ResourcesClaudia Larsen (February 2017)

Establishing a Small Planting of Native Wildflowers from SeedJeff Norcini (December 2006)

Seeds for School - Introduction to Wildflower GardeningFlorida Wildflower Foundation (October 2010)

Schoolyard Gardening ResourcesMary Pyne Tucker (n.d.)

Celebrating Wildflowers - Just for KidsUS Forest Service (n.d.)

Audubon Society Educators LoungeNational Audubon Society, Inc. (n.d.)

Wildlife Lesson PlansNational Wildlife Federation (n.d.)

Junior Master Gardener Program - TexasTexas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System (n.d.)

Native Plant Coloring BookAmy Mosher, Sea Rocket Chapter FNPS ( 2003)

Growing Ideas Classroom Projects LibraryNational Gardening Association (n.d.)

St John's River WaterWise LandscapingSt John's River Water Management District (n.d.)

Homeowners and Community AssociationsSouthwest Florida Water Management District (n.d.)

Florida-friendly LandscapingSouthwest Florida Water Management District (n.d.)

WaterWise: South Florida Landscapes South Florida Water Management District Plant and Landscape Practices Guide South Florida Water Management District (n.d.)

Adopting a Florida-Friendly Landscape: Steps for Converting a Typical Development Landscape to a Florida-Friendly LandscapeHansen, G., Ramos, J., Felter, E.A., White, C. ( 2009)

The Florida Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design University of Florida/IFAS ( 2010)

The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods HandbookUniversity of Florida/IFAS (September 2009)

Find FYN In Your CountyUF Dept of Environmental Horticulture (n.d.)

FL Wildflowers: Planning and PlantingFlorida Wildflower Foundation ( 2010)

Florida Trees for Urban and Suburban Sites University of Florida/IFAS (n.d.)

FL-Friendly Plant DatabaseFusionspark Media, Inc. (n.d.)

FNGLA Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape AssociationFL Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (n.d.)

Seedling Images: Report to the Florida Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers AssociationNorcini, J. (January 2010)

FL Wildflowers Video Producer: Plummer ( 2010)

Wildflower License PlateThe 1999 Florida Legislature (n.d.)

FDOT Florida Wildflower ProgramFL Dept. of Transportation (n.d.)

The Right Plants for Dry Places: Native Plant Landscaping in Central Florida; 2nd ed.Suncoast Native Plant Society ( 2005)

Native Florida Plants, Revised Edition: Low Maintenance Landscaping and GardeningHaehle, R. (May 2004)

Great Outdoors Publishing CompanyGreat Outdoors Publishing Company (n.d.)

Florida Wildflowers and ButterfliesState of Florida and the Florida Wildflower Foundation (n.d.)

Wildflowers for the CommunityCity of Plant CityCity of Plant City (May 2008)

Florida's Wildflowers - Learning from the LandscapeFinal Grant ReportRamirez, M,. Chung, G., Green, P. (December 2008)

What is a native wildflower cultivar?Florida Wildflower Foundation (September 2010)

Florida Wildflowers Growers CooperativeFlorida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative (n.d.)

Association of Florida Native NurseriesAssociation of Florida Native Nurseries (n.d.)

Florida Native Plant Society (n.d.)

Atlas of Florida Vascular PlantsInstitute for Systematic BotanyWunderlin, Richard P., Hansen, Bruce F. (n.d.)

Florida Wildflowers and ButterfliesFlorida Museum of Natural History (n.d.)

Florida Wildflowers: A Planning and Planting GuideFlorida Wildflower Foundation (July 2010)

Florida Wildflower Coloring BookFlorida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services (n.d.)

Wildflower Crossword PuzzleLisa Roberts (June 2010)

Community Butterflyscaping: How to Move beyond Butterfly Gardening to Create a Large-Scale Butterfly HabitatKathy C. Malone, Wendy Wilber, Gail Hansen, Jaret C. Daniels, Claudia Larsen, Esen Momol (September 2010)

Wildflower Survey, 2010: Big Bend - Final Report, October 25, 2010Jeff Norcini, Gil Nelson (October 2010)

What is a Florida native wildflower?Florida Wildflower Foundation (April 2010)

 

 

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Research says...

Looking for more results of Florida wildflower research projects? A grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation has engaged one of America's top botanists in review of the literature for more than 250 Florida native species. The results of this literature survey will include the most relevant citations for increasing and protecting wildflowers. We'll let you know when the results are in.

The Florida Wildflower Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; contributions are tax deductible. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE FLORIDA WILDFLOWER FOUNDATION, A FLORIDA-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NO. CH12319), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE HERE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.