Flora

Searchable, sortable list of plants.

These are the plants in the yard. Previous homeowners planted a few of them. My sister planted a few. A few others planted themselves. I planted the rest.

* Plant information taken from the sources listed on the 'Resources' page, along with my own experience.

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Thumb Common Name Scientific Name Type Sun Moisture Height Width Season Notes
Golden Alexander Alexander, Golden Zizia aurea forb F-PS M-W 1-3 spr Caterpillar host for black swallowtails.
Mountain Ash Ash, Mountain Sorbus decora tree F M-W 20-35 15-25 fall
Aromatic Aster Aster, Aromatic Symphyotrichum oblongifolium forb F M-D 1-2 1 fall Late bloomer.
Heart Leaved Aster Aster, Heart Leaved Symphyotrichum cordifolium forb PS-S M 2-4 1 fall Excellent for bees.
New England Aster Aster, New England Symphyotrichum novae-angliae forb F-PS M 3-5 2 fall
Smooth Aster Aster, Smooth Symphyotrichum laeve forb F-PS M-D 3-5 1 fall
Blue Beech Beech, Blue Carpinus caroliniana tree F-S M 20-30 20-30 all Shade tolerant. Good fall color
Bergamot Bergamot Monarda fistulosa forb F M-D 2-4 1-1.5 sum Bergamot is like beer.
Birch, European White Betula pendula tree sum Not a native birch.
Blazing Star, Meadow Liatris ligulistylis forb F M 3-4 sum Monarch favorite.
Prairie Blazing Star Blazing Star, Prairie Liatris pycnostachya forb F-PS W-M 2-4 .5 sum Monarch favorite.
Bloodroot Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis forb S-PS M .5 spr Early blooming woodland flower.
Blueberry Blueberry Vaccinium x 'Northsky' shrub F M 4 3-4 sum Hybrid variety.
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum forb F-PS W-M 3-4 1 sum
Cardinal Flower Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis forb F-PS W-M 2-4 .5 sum Hummingbird favorite.
Royal Catchfly Catchfly, Royal Silene regia forb F M-D 2-3 1 sum
Glossy Black Chokeberry Chokeberry, Glossy Black Aronia melanocarpa shrub F-PS W-D 4-6 4-6 fall
Purple Prairie Clover Clover, Purple Prairie Dalea purpurea forb F M-D 1-3 sum Polinator favorite. Protect from rabbits.
Wild Columbine Columbine, Wild Aquilegia canadensis forb F-PS M-D 1-3 1 sum
Purple Coneflower Coneflower, Purple Echinacea purpurea forb F-PS M 3-4 2-3 sum
Coralberry Symphoricarpos orbiculatus shrub F-PS M-D 3-4 4-6 fall
American Cranberry Cranberry, American Viburnum trilobum shrub F-S M 6-12 6-12 all Good for all seasons.
Gray Dogwood Dogwood, Gray Cornus racemosa shrub F-PS M 8-12 6-10 fall
Pagoda Dogwood Dogwood, Pagoda Cornus alternifolia tree F-S M 15-20 20-25 fall
Dogwood, Red-twigged Cornus sericea shrub F-PS M-W 6-12 6-12 fall
Dogwood, Roundleaf Cornus rugosa shrub PS-S M-D 10 8-10 fall
Balsam Fir Fir, Balsam Abies balsamea tree F-S M 50 20 all
Rigid Goldenrod Goldenrod, Rigid Oligoneuron riddellii forb F W-M 3-4 1 sum
Missouri Gooseberry Gooseberry, Missouri Ribes missouriensis shrub S M-D 3-6 3-6 sum
Hackberry Hackberry Celtis occidentalis tree F-PS M-D 50-75 50-75 win
Witch Hazel Hazel, Witch Hamamelis virginiana shrub F-S M 20-30 25-35 fall Shade tolerant. Blossoms in the fall.
Hazelnut, American Corylus americana shrub F-PS M 6-12 6-12 fall
Sharp-Lobed Hepatica Hepatica, Sharp-Lobed Hepatica nobilis forb S M .5 spr Early blooming woodland flower.
Grape Honeysuckle Honeysuckle, Grape Lonicera prolifera vine F-S M 10 1 sum
Anise Hyssop Hyssop, Anise Agastache foeniculum forb F-PS M 2-3 1 sum
Ironweed Vernonia fasciculata forb F-PS W-M 4-6 1 sum
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum forb PS-S M-D 1-2 1 fall
Joe-pye-Weed Joe-pye-Weed Eutrochium maculatum forb F-PS W-M 4-6 2 sum
Leatherwood Dirca palustris shrub PS-S M-W 6 3-6 spr
Yellow Trout Lily Lily, Yellow Trout Erythronium americanum forb S M .5 spr Early blooming woodland flower.
Lobelia, Great Blue Lobelia siphilitica forb F-PS M 1-3 1 sum
Wild Lupine Lupine, Wild Lupinus perennis forb F-PS D 1-2 1 spr
Mountain Maple Maple, Mountain Acer spicatum tree PS-S W 20-30 15-25 sum Good fall color.
Sugar Maple Maple, Sugar Acer saccharum tree F-S M 60 40-50 sum Good fall color.
Butterfly Milkweed Milkweed, Butterfly Asclepias tuberosa forb F-PS D-M 2-3 1 sum Monarch host plant.
Common Milkweed Milkweed, Common Asclepias syriaca forb F-PS D-M 2-5 1 sum Monarch host plant.
Swamp Milkweed Milkweed, Swamp Asclepias incarnata forb F W-M 3-4 1 sum Monarch host plant.
Unknown Mushroom Mushroom, Unknown Unknown forb
Nannyberry Nannyberry Viburnum lentago shrub F-PS M 12-16 8-12 fall
Bur Oak Oak, Bur Quercus macrocarpa tree F-PS M 60-80 60-80 fall Provides more value than any other plant.
Petunia, Wild Ruellia humilis forb F-PS M-D .5-2 sum
Prairie Phlox Phlox, Prairie Phlox pilosa forb F-PS M-D 1-2 sum
Phlox, Wild Blue Phlox divaricata forb PS-S M .5-2 spr Woodland flower.
Red Pine Pine, Red Pinus resinosa tree F M-D 75 35-55 all
Raspberry Raspberry Rubus shrub F-PS M 3-6 6-12 sum Uncertain variety.
Smooth Rose Rose, Smooth Rosa blanda shrub F-PS M-D 3-6 6-8 sum Pretty aggresive.
Rye, Wild unknown grass F-P 2-4 Not sure what type of wild rye.
Downy Serviceberry Serviceberry, Downy Amelanchier arborea shrub F-PS M-D 15-25 10-15 spr
Sneezeweed Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale forb F-PS W-M 3-5 2 sum
Common Snowberry Snowberry, White Symphoricarpos albus shrub F-PS W-D 3-4 4-6 sum
Ohio Spiderwort Spiderwort, Ohio Tradescantia ohiensis forb F-PS M-D 2-4 1 sum
Black Spruce Spruce, Black Picea mariana tree F-PS M 50 10-12 all
Spruce, unknown Picea tree all
White Spruce Spruce, White Picea glauca tree F-PS W-M 50 12-16 all
Elegant Stinkhorn Stinkhorn, Elegant Mutinus elegans Not planted
Woodland Sunflower Sunflower, Woodland Helianthus divaricatus forb S M 5-6 fall Pretty aggressive.
Sweet Black Eyed Susan Susan, Sweet Black Eyed Rudbeckia subtomentosa forb F-PS M 3-6 1 fall
Thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus shrub PS-S W-M 4-6 3-4 sum
Pussy Willow Willow, Pussy Salix discolor shrub F M 20 10-12 spr
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
Dennis Gabor
Inventing the Future, 1964