Native Plant Encyclopedia

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About the Native Plant Encyclopedia

The Native Plant Encyclopedia offers detailed information about Minnesota's native plants that you can access in a variety of ways. This powerful program is designed to support shoreland owners and managers who:

  • Recognize the obligations inherent in stewardship.
  • Appreciate the opportunity to work within a natural process to restore and preserve resources.
  • Understand that a natural management strategy can protect water quality and enhance natural habitat without compromising your use of the lakeshore.
  • Are committed to creating a buffer zone modeled on naturally-occurring plant life.
  • Are looking for a comprehensive reference that will allow you to select natural plant species suitable for your lakeshore.

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