Oklahoma landscape architects Connie Scothorn and Brian Patric have years of experience using native plants in landscape plans for commercial, residential and public properties. They have learned that the plants are more successful over time, surviving and thriving in Oklahoma's diverse and sometimes challenging climate. In addition, the plants provide food and habitat to support our native pollinators such as bees, butterflies and birds that are threatened or endangered. They also provide ecosystem services including erosion control, stormwater management and carbon sequestration.
Yet, these plants are seldom incorporated into landscape plans for commercial, public or residential designs. Why? Perhaps because people don't understand the benefits they provide. This book profiles over 100 native forbs and grasses, giving detailed descriptions of their beauty, growing conditions, and benefits to wildlife. In addition, over two hundred of beautiful full-color photos show the plant characteristics.
Complete with advice on planting, a plant selection guide, planting zone maps, an index of plant names (common and scientific) and additional resources. Local places to view native plants are referenced.
This second edition of Oklahoma Native Plants follows the successful first edition, published in 2019. It includes valuable advice to encourage greater success with native plants in Oklahoma's ornamental landscape.