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Downloadable Version Of Native Plant Guide

Using Native Plants In The Landscape

There are many benefits to using native plants in your home garden. Natives are better suited to the environment and therefore are hardier and require less maintenance. They also provide a natural habitat for birds and butterflies. 

Perennials

  • Asclepias-Milkweed
  • Aster
  • Aquilegia-Columbine
  • Baptisia- False Indigo
  • Chelone- Turtlehead
  • Coreopsis
  • Echinacea- Coneflower
  • Eupatorium- Joe Pye Weed
  • Geranium
  • Helianthus- Sunflower
  • Heliopsis- False Sunflower
  • Liatris- Blazing Star
  • Lobelia- Cardinal Flower
  • Monarda- Bee Balm
  • Penstemon- Beardtongue
  • Phlox
  • Physostegia- Obedient Plant
  • Polemonium- Jacob’s Ladder
  • Polygonatum- Solomon’s Seal
  • Tiarella- Foam Flower

Shrubs

  • Bayberry
  • Chokeberry
  • Inkberry Holly
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Red Osier Dogwood
  • Spicebush
  • Summersweet
  • Viburnum
  • Winterberry
  • Witch Hazel

Trees

  • American Beech
  • American Elm
  • American Sycamore
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Eastern Red Cedar
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Green Ash
  • Pin Oak
  • Red Maple
  • River Birch
  • Tulip Poplar
  • White Oak