Oklahoma Native Plants: For People and Pollinators (Paperback)

Oklahoma Native Plants: For People and Pollinators By Connie Scothorn, ASLA Cover Image


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.

About the Author

Connie Scothorn, RLA, ASLA, founded the landscape architectural firm of CLS & Associates in 1999 in Oklahoma City. She holds a bachelor's degree in horticulture-landscape design from Oklahoma State University and is a licensed landscape architect. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a founding member of the Oklahoma Native Plant Network.

Brian Patric, RLA, ASLA, joined CLS & Associates in 2010 and has become a partner in the firm. He has a degree from Oklahoma State University and is licensed as a Landscape Architect. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has many years of experience with native plants.

Scothorn and Patric previously co-authored "Oklahoma Native Plants, A guide to designing landscapes to attract birds & butterflies" in 2019, published by The Roadrunner Press. The book you are holding is an expanded version incorporating additional plants and gardening advice.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798350726039
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 142
Language: English