Plants Native to Long Island

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

This is only a partial picture list but it is a start for those new to native plants. For more information on each plant, please visit the 2022 Native Plant Availability List (access from the Home Page).


Achillea millefolium - Common Yarrow

Adiantum pedatum - Lady Fern

Amelanchier canadensis - Canada Serviceberry

Apios americana - Groundnut

Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine

Aronia arbutifolia - Red Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa - Black Chokeberry

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed

Aster divaricata - White Wood Aster

Baccharis halimifolia - Groundsel

Betula nigra - River Birch

Carex brevior - Shortbeak Sedge

Carex grayi - Mace Sedge

Carex pensylvanica - Oak Sedge

Ceanothus americana - New Jersey Tea

Chelone glabra - White Turtlehead

Clematis virginiana - Woodbine

Clethra alnifolia - Sweet Pepperbush

Cornus alternifolia - Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus racemosa - Gray Dogwood

Dennstaedtia punctiloba - Hayscented Fern

Eupatorium perfoliatum - Boneset

Euthamia graminifolia - Flat-top Goldenrod

Gaultheria procumbens - Wintergreen

Hamamelis virginiana - Common Witch Hazel

Helianthus divaricatus - Woodland Sunflower

Ilex verticillata - Winterberry

Iris versicolor - Blue Flag Iris

Liatris scariosa - Devil's Bite or Large Blazing Star

Lindera benzoin - Spicebush

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia

Lonicera sempervirens - Coral Honeysuckle

Magnolia virginiana - Sweetbay

Monarda didyma - Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Monarda punctata - Spotted Horsemint

Oenothera fruticosa - Narrow-leaf Evening Primrose

Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern


Opuntia humifusa - Eastern Prickly Pear