Many ANPS members not only enjoy seeing native plants in the wild but also enjoy having them in there own gardens and woodlots. There are benefits to growing natives in that most of them are well adapted to the vagaries of our climate and usually don’t require near as much care as non-natives.
We don’t condone collecting plants from the wild however, since this can lead to their gradual disappearance. Try to find ginseng in the woods these days!
There are Arkansas nurseries which specialize in native plants. Reputable ones grow their own either from seed or by propagating them vegetatively.
The following is a list of Arkansas sources of native plants.
Visit their website Pine Ridge Gardens.
If you would like your nursery listed and you will certify that you don’t obtain your plants from the wild, please contact the webmaster.