Plant sources

OnlineSeed Savers ExchangeSomeYesI haven’t tried the person-to-person exchange but it seems famous in the seed world.
OnlineVictory SeedsFewYesLots of varieties, including some ones I haven’t seen elsewhere like their own dwarf tomatoes.
OnlineBaker Creek Heirloom SeedsFewYesNo longer purchasing here since I have learned about their providing platforms to racists and extremists. (See information in reviews at link.)
OnlineNative Seeds / S.E.A.R.C.H.YesYesNative edible things like tepary beans! Nonprofit and benefits seed preservation! Desert southwest focus. Includes some common garden herbs too like basil that are not part of seed bank, but proceeds go towards their mission.
OnlineThe Buffalo Seed CompanyYesYesSeeds (both edible and native) grown in Kansas and Missouri!
OnlineMissouri Wildflower NurseryYesNoSo far the plants I have gotten have been nice, and nice prices!
OnlinePrairie MoonYesFewFor the northern Great Plains, but they provide enough info to see what will work here in OK. Big selection!
OnlineTrade Winds FruitFewYesLess common things like Peruvian Ground Cherries!
OnlineStark Bros NurseryNoYesFruit trees and bushes, strawberries
OnlinePlanting JusticeFew for OKYesHaven’t bought there yet but may for trees. All seem to be potted or roots, not seeds. Native plant selection focused on California so not as relevant here in OK.
OnlineNative American Seed YesFewNative seeds, based in central TX.
Norman, OKEllison’s FeedFewYesOnion sets, seed potatoes, assorted seed packets. Friendly and helpful. They pet the dog and she likes that. 🙂
Purcell, OKPrairie Wind NurseryYesHerbs“Pop up” locations and festivals around OKC area including Norman and the retail store is back but in Purcell now!
Norman, OK area (events only)Wild Things NurseryYesNoI haven’t gotten anything from them yet but people keep recommending it!
Oklahoma City, OKLia’s Garden at CommonWealthYesYesHaven’t been, but looks intriguing!
Norman, OK (online with pickup only)Sanctuary Gardens and WellnessYesHerbsHaven’t been, but looks intriguing!
Tulsa, OK and eventsAcross the Prairie: Oklahoma Native PlantsYesNoGot plants at OK Native Plant Festival’s first year in 2023 and they had good stuff!
ListingOkies for MonarchsYesNoA directory of Oklahoma nurseries that sell milkweed (and this often other native plants)
OnlineHigh Country GardensYesNoNatives, nativars, and xeriscaping but not native plants. I linked to their search for native plants.
OnlineIzel Native PlantsYesFew“consolidating the inventories of several native plant nurseries in a user-friendly website.” I haven’t tried them yet but I will if I decide to buy bulk plugs sometime…

Regional plant lists and books containing plant lists

Native Plants For More Formal Design. (n.d.). Retrieved April 6, 2024, from
Michael, D. L. (1995). Native plant selection guide for Oklahoma woody plants. Oklahoma Native Plant Society.
Ozone Sensitive Plant Species on National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands: Results of a June 24-25, 2003 Workshop Baltimore, Maryland . (n.d.).
Keystone Plants by Ecoregion. (n.d.). Retrieved September 17, 2023, from
Plant this not that lists. (n.d.). Retrieved September 5, 2023, from
Native Plant Agriculture. (n.d.). Indigenous Landscapes. Retrieved June 27, 2023, from
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. (n.d.). Plant Finder [Database]. The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved June 19, 2023, from
Notes: some growing conditions, native plants.  Filter by region, needs.
Smith, J. R., & Smith, B. S. (1980). The prairie garden: 70 native plants you can grow in town or country. The University of Wisconsin Press.
Buy:  Notes: I like the casual trial and error in the chapters about germinating and growing.  nice species accounts covering germination and dividing etc from founders of a native plant nursery.  geared towards northern great plains but some overlap in species.
Healthy Yards. (n.d.). Yard Signs and Information Card. Healthy Yards. Retrieved October 29, 2022, from
This page compiles various societies who provide yard signs that you can use to tell your neighbors what you are doing in your yard.
Nokes, J. (2001). How to grow native plants of Texas and the Southwest (Rev. and updated ed). University of Texas Press.
Buy: Out of print and hard to find except at public libraries or at  (requires free account).  Notes: get the second edition, not the first.
Oklahoma Native Plant Society. (n.d.). Native Gardening. Retrieved June 19, 2023, from
Contains list of Oklahoma native plants often available for sale at nurseries, as well as list of nurseries and general principles for Oklahoma.
NPSOT. (n.d.). Searchable Native Plant Database. Native Plant Society of Texas. Retrieved June 19, 2023, from
This is linked to a search already narrowed to three ecoregions: Central Great Plains (more western/drier), Cross Timbers, and Texas Blackland Prairies (richer soil/sometimes wetter).  You can filter by light and plant requirements.
Vogt, B. (2023). Prairie up: an introduction to natural garden design. 3 Fields Books, an imprint of the University of Illinois Press.
Selecting plants for pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers, and gardeners in the Prairie Parkland (Subtropical) province, including the states of Texas and Oklahoma. (n.d.).
Xerces Society. (n.d.). Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists. Retrieved May 30, 2023, from
Wasowski, S. (2002). Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes. University of Minnesota Press.
Raymond Moranz. (2023). Southern Plains: pollinator and beneficial insects plant list. Xerces Society.
Plants that Grow Under Black Walnut Trees – The Native Plant Herald. (n.d.). Retrieved October 30, 2022, from

Hard to find species

Ribes odoratum Crandall, Crandall’s Clove Scented Currant. (n.d.). Retrieved May 6, 2024, from
Potato/Multiplier Onion “Garnet Mountain.” (n.d.). Retrieved January 2, 2024, from
Vanilla Bean Plants - How to Grow a Vanilla Plant at Home. (n.d.). Retrieved January 1, 2024, from
Shiitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs. (n.d.). Retrieved December 27, 2023, from
Get Your ArcheWild American Chestnut - ArcheWild - Architects of Wild Spaces. (n.d.). Retrieved December 7, 2023, from
Saffron Crocus. (n.d.). Retrieved November 2, 2022, from
Mail Order Natives (Florida). (n.d.). Butterfly Larval Plants. Mail Order Natives. Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
Giant Hyssop Seeds. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2022, from
Cape Gooseberry Ground Cherry. (n.d.). Retrieved October 29, 2022, from
Cossack Pineapple Groundcherry Seeds 347 · Turtle Tree Seed Initiative. (n.d.). Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
Seeds, P. G. (n.d.). Rocky Mountain Zinnia. Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
Joyful Butterfly Nursery. (n.d.). Wooly Dutchman’s Pipevine Plants [Online store]. Joyful Butterfly (Nursery - South Carolina). Retrieved November 15, 2022, from