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Garden Obstacles: Finding Plants Native to Long Island

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 2024 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

Ascelpias incarnata spp pulchra - Showy Swamp Milkweed

Eurybia 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 New England 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

Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia Creeper

Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant

Phytolacca americana - American Pokeweed

Ptelea trifoliata - Common Hop Tree

Pycnanthemum muticum - Blunt-leaved Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Threadleaf Mountain Mint

Rhus copallinum - Winged Sumac

Rosa carolina - Carolina Rose

Sisryrinchium angustifolium - Blue-eyed Grass

Solidago flexicaulis - Zigzag Goldenrod

Solidago nemoralis - Gray Goldenrod

Solidago sempervirens - Seaside Goldenrod

Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass

Spirea tomentosum - Steeplebush

Vaccinium angustifolium - Lowbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum - Highbush Blueberry

Viburnum dentatum - Arrowwood

Viburnum opulus var. americanum - American Cranberry Bush

Viola labradorica - Labrador Violet




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