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This guide showcases the attractive variety of plants native to Southeast Virginia, which includes the Hampton Roads region. Native plant species have evolved within specific areas and been dispersed through their range without known human involvement. These plants form the primary structure of the living landscape and provide food and shelter for native animal species.


This guide was produced and funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program working with a team of regional partners: Butterfly Society of Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Eco Images, Elizabeth River Project, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Hermitage Museum and Gardens, John Clayton Chapter, VNPS, Keep Norfolk Beautiful, Lynnhaven River Now, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Meg French Design, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Sassafras Farm, South Hampton Roads Chapter, VNPS, Southern Branch Nursery, York County, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program / Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Natural Heritage Program/VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Living Museum, Virginia State Beekeepers Association, Virginia Tech Hampton Roads AREC, Wetlands Watch and Wild Works of Whimsy. Posted with permission of the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program.


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This guide was coordinated and funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program. Design and printing of the first edition was funded in part through grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA to the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.



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