Virginia Regional Native Plant Campaigns

Don't live in the above regions?  To determine whether a plant is native to your county, go to the Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora.   

Background on Regional Campaigns

Overview of Virginia Native Plant Partners and Regional Native Plant Campaigns  (8 page - extended detail - PDF)

Overview of Virginia Native Plant Partners and Regional Native Plant Campaigns   (2 page brief - PDF)

In 2008, Virginia CZM Program brought together a multi-partner team, representing many local partners, to create the Plant ES Natives: They’re Shore Beautiful Campaign.  Virginia CZM has invested significant resources over its 25 year history on land and water-based habitat restoration and protection, emphasizing the importance of maintaining and increasing valuable native vegetative cover.  The Plant ES Natives campaign has been a model for development of campaigns in other coastal regions.  

Virginia CZM staff worked with Natural Heritage Division staff at the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation to delineate planting regions in Virginia's coastal zone, and to develop regional native plant lists - based on the new Flora of Virginia.  A map of planting regions is now available for all Virginia - see below.