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
    Baneberry, Red Actaea rubra forb P-S M 2-3 1 sum
    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.
    Meadow Blazing Star Blazing Star, Meadow Liatris ligulistylis forb F M 3-4 sum Monarch favorite!
    Blazing Star, Prairie Liatris pycnostachya forb F-PS W-M 2-4 .5 sum
    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
    Chokecherry, Common Prunus virginiana tree F-P M-D 20-35 12-15 sum
    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
    Common Ox-eye Heliopsis helianthoides forb F-P M-W 2-4 1.5 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.
    Culvers Root Veronicastrum virginicum forb F-P W-M 2-6 1 sum
    Cup Plant Silphium perfoliatum forb F W-D 3-8 1-2 sum
    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
    Fern, Cinnamon Osmunda cinnamomea forb F-S W-M 3-4 2-3 spr-fall
    Fern, Ostrich Matteuccia struthiopteris forb F-S W-M 2-4 2-3 spr-fall
    Fern, Sensitive Onoclea sensibilis forb F-S W-D 1 1-2 spr-fall
    Balsam Fir Fir, Balsam Abies balsamea tree F-S M 50 20 all
    Foxglove Penstemon Penstemon digitalis forb F-PS D-M 3-4 1 sum
    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.
    Marigold, Marsh Caltha palustris forb F-S W 1-2 1 sum
    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.
    Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium forb F-P M 3-4 1 sum
    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.
    Sedge, Wood Carex rosea forb P-S M-W 1 1 sum
    Downy Serviceberry Serviceberry, Downy Amelanchier arborea shrub F-PS M-D 15-25 10-15 spr
    Amethyst Shooting Star Shooting Star, Amethyst Dodecatheon amethystinum forb F-S M .5-1.5 .5 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
    Waterleaf, Virginia Hydrophyllum virginianum forb P-S M 1-2 1 spr
    Pussy Willow Willow, Pussy Salix discolor shrub F M 20 10-12 spr
    We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
    Thomas Fuller
    Gnomologia, 1732