Good atlas for Georgia plants?

As I have mentioned in a previous posting, I am partially clearing and landscaping a 5 acre lot, a little at a time. A large part of the lot is covered by essentially impassable brush, but some had been partially cleared before I got the place and has exuberant native shade ground cover. As I was looking at some of these a few days ago, I thought to myself "Gee, some of these are very attractive. Why should I go out and buy a bunch of ground cover when I could probably just transplant these?"
However, these plants are not flowering right now -- if they ever do. They are pretty just as ground cover foilage. And there are a bunch of different kinds (too many to post pictures of); some are broadleafed and grow low to the ground, some have narrow leaves and grow four to six inches high, lots of native ferns, etc. I would like to know what they are and what to expect were I to try to move them. I don't want to repeat the experience I had where I previously lived of making a very attractive hedge of what I later found out to be poison sumac. It was pretty, it was volunteer, it was hardy, and I could shape it as much as I needed to. I was a bit distraught, however, when it sent my neighbor to the hospital.
Can anybody point me to a good atlas of native NW Georgia plants? Most of the books I have seen are for wildflowers, which doesn't really help for these.
Thanks!
billo
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Check with your county extension agent. Check the University of Georgia Press website. I'd bet there's a choice of Georgia plant books. There's a great one for SOUTH Georgia.
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Thanks!
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You'll have a good source of information in your Georgia native plant society. www.gnps.org
On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 18:03:05 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@radix.net (Bill Oliver) wrote:

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