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.

Thumb | Common Name | Scientific Name | Type | Sun | Moisture | Height | Width | Season | Notes |
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Alexander, Golden | Zizia aurea | forb | F-PS | M-W | 1-3 | spr | Caterpillar host for black swallowtails. | ||

Ash, Mountain | Sorbus decora | tree | F | M-W | 20-35 | 15-25 | fall | ||

Aster, Aromatic | Symphyotrichum oblongifolium | forb | F | M-D | 1-2 | 1 | fall | Late bloomer. | |

Aster, Heart Leaved | Symphyotrichum cordifolium | forb | PS-S | M | 2-4 | 1 | fall | Excellent for bees. | |

Aster, New England | Symphyotrichum novae-angliae | forb | F-PS | M | 3-5 | 2 | fall | ||

Aster, Smooth | Symphyotrichum laeve | forb | F-PS | M-D | 3-5 | 1 | fall | ||

Beech, Blue | Carpinus caroliniana | tree | F-S | M | 20-30 | 20-30 | all | Shade tolerant. Good fall color | |

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. | ||

Blazing Star, Prairie | Liatris pycnostachya | forb | F-PS | W-M | 2-4 | .5 | sum | Monarch favorite. | |

Bloodroot | Sanguinaria canadensis | forb | S-PS | M | .5 | spr | Early blooming woodland flower. | ||

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 | Lobelia cardinalis | forb | F-PS | W-M | 2-4 | .5 | sum | Hummingbird favorite. | |

Catchfly, Royal | Silene regia | forb | F | M-D | 2-3 | 1 | sum | ||

Chokeberry, Glossy Black | Aronia melanocarpa | shrub | F-PS | W-D | 4-6 | 4-6 | fall | ||

Clover, Purple Prairie | Dalea purpurea | forb | F | M-D | 1-3 | sum | Polinator favorite. Protect from rabbits. | ||

Columbine, Wild | Aquilegia canadensis | forb | F-PS | M-D | 1-3 | 1 | sum | ||

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 | ||

Cranberry, American | Viburnum trilobum | shrub | F-S | M | 6-12 | 6-12 | all | Good for all seasons. | |

Dogwood, Gray | Cornus racemosa | shrub | F-PS | M | 8-12 | 6-10 | fall | ||

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 | ||

Fir, Balsam | Abies balsamea | tree | F-S | M | 50 | 20 | all | ||

Goldenrod, Rigid | Oligoneuron riddellii | forb | F | W-M | 3-4 | 1 | sum | ||

Gooseberry, Missouri | Ribes missouriensis | shrub | S | M-D | 3-6 | 3-6 | sum | ||

Hackberry | Celtis occidentalis | tree | F-PS | M-D | 50-75 | 50-75 | win | ||

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 | ||

Hepatica, Sharp-Lobed | Hepatica nobilis | forb | S | M | .5 | spr | Early blooming woodland flower. | ||

Honeysuckle, Grape | Lonicera prolifera | vine | F-S | M | 10 | 1 | sum | ||

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 | Arisaema triphyllum | forb | PS-S | M-D | 1-2 | 1 | fall | ||

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 | ||

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 | ||

Lupine, Wild | Lupinus perennis | forb | F-PS | D | 1-2 | 1 | spr | ||

Maple, Mountain | Acer spicatum | tree | PS-S | W | 20-30 | 15-25 | sum | Good fall color. | |

Maple, Sugar | Acer saccharum | tree | F-S | M | 60 | 40-50 | sum | Good fall color. | |

Milkweed, Butterfly | Asclepias tuberosa | forb | F-PS | D-M | 2-3 | 1 | sum | Monarch host plant. | |

Milkweed, Common | Asclepias syriaca | forb | F-PS | D-M | 2-5 | 1 | sum | Monarch host plant. | |

Milkweed, Swamp | Asclepias incarnata | forb | F | W-M | 3-4 | 1 | sum | Monarch host plant. | |

Mushroom, Unknown | Unknown | forb | |||||||

Nannyberry | Viburnum lentago | shrub | F-PS | M | 12-16 | 8-12 | fall | ||

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 | |||

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. | ||

Pine, Red | Pinus resinosa | tree | F | M-D | 75 | 35-55 | all | ||

Raspberry | Rubus | shrub | F-PS | M | 3-6 | 6-12 | sum | Uncertain variety. | |

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. | ||||

Serviceberry, Downy | Amelanchier arborea | shrub | F-PS | M-D | 15-25 | 10-15 | spr | ||

Sneezeweed | Helenium autumnale | forb | F-PS | W-M | 3-5 | 2 | sum | ||

Snowberry, White | Symphoricarpos albus | shrub | F-PS | W-D | 3-4 | 4-6 | sum | ||

Spiderwort, Ohio | Tradescantia ohiensis | forb | F-PS | M-D | 2-4 | 1 | sum | ||

Spruce, Black | Picea mariana | tree | F-PS | M | 50 | 10-12 | all | ||

Spruce, unknown | Picea | tree | all | ||||||

Spruce, White | Picea glauca | tree | F-PS | W-M | 50 | 12-16 | all | ||

Stinkhorn, Elegant | Mutinus elegans | Not planted | |||||||

Sunflower, Woodland | Helianthus divaricatus | forb | S | M | 5-6 | fall | Pretty aggressive. | ||

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 | ||

Willow, Pussy | Salix discolor | shrub | F | M | 20 | 10-12 | spr |

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?

Robert Redford

Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985