Native Plant Botanical Garden GSU Perimeter College, Decatur

GSU Perimeter College, Decatur

Wildflower Center of Georgia

Georgia Resources
Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30357    (404) 876-5859

Callaway Gardens, P. O. Box 2000, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822    (800) 852-3810

Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075    (770) 992-2055 x238

Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30307    (678) 874-7102

Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens 100 University Parkway Macon, GA 31206

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30605    (706) 542-1244

Atlanta area nurseries that carry Native Plants
Habersham Gardens, 2067 Manchester St., Atlanta, Ga.    (404) 873-4702

Pike Family Nurseries,    Headquarters: (770) 921-1022

Randy's Perennials & Water Gardens, 523 Highway 29, Lawrenceville, Ga.    (770) 822-0676

Saul Nurseries Inc. (Wholesale Only), 1115 W. Nancy Creek Drive, Atlanta, Ga.   (404) 257-3339

Buck Jones Nursery
689 Grayson New Hope Rd, Grayson, GA   (770) 963-8227 and
7470 Hickory Flat Hwy, Woodstock, GA   (678) 262-1887
GSU Perimeter College, Decatur, Native Plant Botanical Garden, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, GA 30034, Phone: (678) 891-2668. For times see Homepage for link to Plant Sales

General Fern Resources, Good Websites - Courtesy of Teri Nye, BS, MLA

2016_Fern_Workshop_QuickGuide Teri Nye's Quick Guide to Ferns

American Fern Society (see Fiddlehead Forum Archive here)

Connecticut Botanical Society ( Select Ferns) (Good details with multiple views of species and key characters)

Ferns of the World

Go Botany (simple online keys, New England Plants)

Hardy Fern Library

Native Plants for Georgia Part II: Ferns (Local Georgia information but not necessarily native ferns)

General Fern Resources, Favorite Fern Books - Courtesy of Teri Nye, BS, MLA, June, 2016

A Natural History of Ferns, by Robbin Moran

Fern Finder, by Hallowell and Hallowell, Nature Study Guide Series (now published by Menasha Ridge Press)
(pocket size. good for getting into the ballpark while in the field)

Fern Grower's Manual. by Hoshizaki and Moran, Timber Press

Field Guide to the Ferns and other Pteridophytes of Georgia, by Lloyd H. Snyder, Jr. and James G. Bruce. Reprinted in 2003

Ferns of Alabama (Gosse Nature Guides), by John W. Short, Daniel D Spaulding

Flora of the Southern and mid-Atlantic States, by Alan S. Weakley. New May 15, 2015 version is available in pdf format online at

Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont, by Tim Spira. UNC Press

FloraQuest is a new app for the IPhone and iPad that connects you with everything you need to know about naturally occurring plants in the Souteast and Mid-Atlantic US. Available in Apple App Store

Other Resource sites

Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center

Suggested Alternatives to Non-native Invasive Plants developed by the Georgia Exotic Pest Council. Included are trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous plants, and grasses.

Native & Naturalized Plants of Georgia and the Carolinas

List of non-native invasive plants in Georgia

Georgia Native Plant Socitey

Additional resources on Nonnative Invasive Plants

Federal Resource sites and books

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants

The Georgia Plant Conservation Conservation Alliance

Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests or pdf version
Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests

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