Native Plants to East Tennessee

Information on Native East Tennessee Plants


Knoxville Native Plant Rescue Squad is a knowledgeable local retailer with native plants available for purchase.

https://www.nativeplantrescuesquad.org/our-stock
email: info@nativeplantrescuesquad.org
call or text:  Gerry: 480.239.0506 or Joy: 731.610.6984

Lists of native Tennessean plants can be found at the following websites:

Tennessee has several bioregions, so please be sure to choose plants that are specifically native to East TN and not just TN in general.

https://www.easttennesseewildflowers.com/
https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/Flowers-and-Grasses/11
https://www.wildflower.org/collections/printable_QR_main.php?collection=TN

Some examples of native plants

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Blue Bell Flowers
  • Blood Root
  • Buttercup
  • Chicory
  • Daffodil
  • Daisy
  • Dwarf Crested Iris
  • Eared Tickseed or Lobed Tickseed
  • Eastern Beebalm
  • Fire pink 
  • Flame Azalea      
  • Garden Phlox or Summer Phlox or Prairie Phlox
  • Giant Ironweed or Tall Ironweed
  • Golden Ragwort 
  • Golden Rod
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Joe Pye Weed or Trumpet Weed
  • Maximillian Sunflower
  • Orange Daylily (Turk’s Cap Lily)
  • Passion Flower 
  • Pickerel Weed 
  • Purple Cone Flower 
  • Robin’s Plantain
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Showy Evening Primrose
  • Small Headed Sunflower or Small Woodland Sunflower
  • Solomon’s Seal
  • Spring Beauty or Wild Potato or Virginia Spring Beauty
  • Thistle
  • Trillium
  • Twin Leaf
  • Wild Blue Phlox
  • Wild Geranium
  • Wild Oats
  • Wild Violet or Bird Foot or Common Blue Violet
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