• Northern Spicebush
    Scientific name: Lindera benzoin Crush a leaf. Smell it. Love it. Features: tolerant of dense shade grows well under black…
  • Silky Willow
    Scientific name: Salix sericea This plant has a very high wildlife value (similar in value to oak trees). I’ve only…
  • Pokeberry
    Scientific name: Phytolacca americana L. Growing up, I always thought of pokeberry as a weed because everyone told me it was…
  • Pitch Pine
    Scientific name: Pinus rigida We planted this baby pitch pine, and then relocated it to a place where it will…
  • Prickly Pear Cactus
    Scientific name: Opuntia humifusa This prickly pear cactus was given to us by a neighbor, and freshly planted in the…
  • Shortleaf Spikesedge
    Scientific name: Kyllinga brevifolia Found some in the back yard. Seems to like part shade. It’s a native (according to…
  • Small-Flowered Crowfoot
    Scientific name: Ranunculus micranthus It’s native and a prolific spreader. The deer occasionally eat it. I’ve been using it as…
  • Creeping Phlox
    Scientific name: Phlox stolonifera An early spring bloomer, this groundcover won’t tolerate a lot of foot traffic, but it’ll come…
  • Nimblewill
    Scientific name: Muhlenbergia schreberi A delicate and wispy native grass that is most hated by all lawn lovers. However, if…
  • Common Blue Violet
    Scientific name: Viola sororia In searching for more information about this beautiful native plant, I found a lot of false…
  • Wild Senna
    Scientific name: Senna marilandica We got this from a neighbor when it was just a few inches tall just a…
  • Blanket Flower
    Scientific name: Gaillardia One of the most rewarding things about native plant gardening is watching what you planted come back…
  • Common Milkweed
    Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca This stuff has been growing to almost 6 feet in height, and spreads readily. It has…
  • Scarlet Bee Balm
    Scientific name: monarda didyma Ours grew to 4 feet tall before blooming. Very striking in the garden, and for the…
  • Mayapple
    Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum Yes, people will think they grow into apple trees when you talk about them, but no,…
  • Blue-Eyed Grass
    Scientific name: Sisyrinchium  Blue-eyed grass is not a true grass. It has delicate little flowers, short stature, stays green for…
  • Wood Sorrel
    Scientific name: Oxalis stricta From what I’ve read, this one is native. I’ve found that it’s not nearly as aggressive…
  • Virginia Knotweed
    Scientific name: Persicaria virginiana Also known as “Jumpseed”, Virginia Knotweed benefits ducks, other birds and small animals (according to internet…
  • White Avens
    Scientific name: Geum canadense This is a volunteer. It’s growing happily in a semi-shaded spot in the back yard. I…
  • Stonecrop
    Scientific name: Sedum ternatum This one is pretty quick to spread, and is easily transplanted from cuttings or separating plants.…
  • piedmont azalea
    Scientific name: Rhododendron canescens. We got this azalea in fall of 2019, and had no idea it would have such…
  • Jacob’s Ladder
    Scientific name: Polemonium This one is a cultivar. Seems to like moister soil than where we planted this, but it’s…

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  • Northern Spicebush

    Northern Spicebush

    Scientific name: Lindera benzoin Crush a leaf. Smell it. Love it. Features: tolerant of dense shade grows well under black…

  • Silky Willow

    Silky Willow

    Scientific name: Salix sericea This plant has a very high wildlife value (similar in value to oak trees). I’ve only…

  • Pokeberry

    Pokeberry

    Scientific name: Phytolacca americana L. Growing up, I always thought of pokeberry as a weed because everyone told me it was…

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