Q: Isn’t there a group that digs up plants from places that are going to be developed, to save those plants that would be destroyed?
A: My good friends at the Georgia Native Plant Society, www.gnps.org, would love to have you join them on a plant rescue trip. Most sites are in the metro area and are usually not very strenuous. Just bring several plastic bags and a small shovel plus your sturdy shoes. Membership is inexpensive and you can invite a friend on your first trip. This is one of the best ways to identify native plants in all their forms. The GNPS rescue guide will be happy to identify anything you find during your trek.