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Native Plants

Native plants are a beautiful and carefree addition to any garden. By using native plant species, you will help support local wildlife, including bees, butterflies, birds and mammals. Here is a list of commonly found natives that can be purchased at Erie County greenhouses and nurseries:

 

TREES

Common Name Scientific Name
Red Maple Acer rubrum
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Ohio Buckeye Aesclulus glabra
Serviceberry Varieties Amelanchier spp.
River Birch Betula nigra
Eastern Redbud Cercis Canadensis
Black Walnut Juglans nigra
Tamarack (American Larch) Larix laricina
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
Cucumber Tree Magnolia acuminate
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica
Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus
Chokecherry Prunus virginiana
Oak Varieties Quercus spp.
Sassafras Sassafras albidum
American Mountain Ash Sorbus Americana
Eastern Hemlock Tsuga Canadensis

 

SHRUBS

Common Name Scientific Name
Button Bush Cephalanthus occidentalis
Dogwood Varieties Cornus spp.
Fothergilla Fothergilla gardenia
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana
Oak Leaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia
Winterberry Ilex verticillata
Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica
Northern Bayberry Myrica pensylvanica
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
Beach Plum Prunus americana
Azalea Varieties Rhododendron spp.
Rhododendron Varieties Rhododendron spp.
Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
Blueberry Varieties Vaccinium spp.

 

PERENNIALS and GRASSES

Common Name Scientific Name
Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii
Canada Anemone Anemone canadensis
Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis
Wild Ginger Asarum canadense
Milkweed Varieties Asclepias spp.
Harebell (Bellflower) Campanula rotundifolia
Turtlehead Chelone glabra
Lanceleaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata
Purple Coneflower Echinachea purpura
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium fistulosum
Common Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale
Sunflower Varieties Helianthus spp.
Alum Root (Coral Bells) Heuchera americana
Gayfeather Liatris spicata
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis
Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphiltica
Wild Lupine Lupinus perennis
Bee Balm (Bergamot) Monarda fistulosa
Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea
Royal Fern Osmunda regalis
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Beardtongue Penstemon digitalis
Phlox Varieties Pholx spp.
Mountain Mint Varieties Pycnanthemum spp.
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana
Jacob’s Ladder Polemonium reptans
Solomon’s Seal Polygonatum pubescens
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia spp.
Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans
New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae angliae
Foamflower Tiarella cordifolia
Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana
Trillium Trillium grandiflorum
New York Ironweed Veronia noveboracensis
Violet Varieties Viola spp.
 
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