Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

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Native Environment

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    False aloe by Carol Davit
    Manfreda virginica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Coral bells, alum root by Mervin Wallace
    Heuchera richardsonii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Centaurea americana
    Annuals
    Tilia americana
    Trees
    Diarrhena obovata
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Callicarpa americana
    Shrubs
    Celastrus scandens
    Vines
    Corylus americana
    Shrubs
    Ilex opaca
    Trees
    Carpinus caroliniana
    Trees
    Polygonella americana
    Shrubs
    Cotinus obovatus
    Trees
    Styrax americanus
    Shrubs
    Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Peltandra virginica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Arrowhead or duck potato by Mervin Wallace
    Sagittaria latifolia
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Viburnum dentatum
    Shrubs
    Taxodium distichum
    Trees
    Waldsteinia fragarioides by Mervin Wallace
    Waldsteinia fragarioides
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Monarda bradburiana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Andropogon gerardii
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Prunus serotina
    Trees
    Aronia melanocarpa melanocarpa
    Shrubs
    Actaea racemosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Nyssa sylvatica
    Trees
    Viburnum prunifolium
    Shrubs
    Quercus velutina
    Trees
    Rudbeckia hirta
    Annuals
    Staphylea trifolia
    Shrubs
    Sanguinaria canadensis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Baptisia australis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Bouteloua gracilis
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Lobelia siphilitica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Salvia azurea
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Eupatorium perfoliatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Gentiana andrewsii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Bottlebrush blazing star by Mervin Wallace
    Liatris mucronata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Brown Fox Sedge by Scott Woodbury
    Carex vulpinoidea
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Quercus macrocarpa
    Trees
    Bidens polylepis
    Annuals
    Callirhoe bushii by Mervin Wallace
    Callirhoe bushii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Asclepias tuberosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Clitoria mariana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Cephalanthus occidentalis
    Shrubs
    Clinopodium arkansanum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Elymus canadensis
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Lobelia cardinalis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Carex eburnea
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Stylophorum diphyllum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    spreading tree with bright green leaves - Chinkapin Oak
    Quercus muehlenbergii
    Trees
    Prunus virginiana
    Shrubs
    Polystichum acrostichoides
    Ferns
    Osmunda cinnamomea
    Ferns
    Solidago drummondii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Crataegus crus-galli
    Trees
    Aquilegia canadensis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Asclepias syriaca
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Silphium laciniatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Iris fulva
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Lonicera sempervirens
    Vines
    Leitneria floridana
    Shrubs
    Baptisia bracteata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Iris cristata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Cross vine by Carol Davit
    Bignonia capreolata
    Vines
    Veronicastrum virginicum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Silphium perfoliatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Curlytop ironweed by Mervin Wallace
    Vernonia arkansana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Dark green bulrush by Becky Erickson
    Scirpus atrovirens
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Ilex decidua
    Shrubs
    Devils claw pinkish flower and dark green leaves
    Proboscidea louisianica
    Annuals
    Dittany by Mervin Wallace
    Cunila origanoides
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Crataegus mollis
    Trees
    Phlox pilosa ssp. ozarkana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Downy phlox
    Phlox pilosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Scutellaria incana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Aristolochia tomentosa
    Vines
    Liatris scariosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Tripsacum dactyloides
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Juniperus virginiana
    Trees
    Cercis canadensis
    Trees
    Sambucus canadensis
    Shrubs
    Isopyrum biternatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Fame flower or rock pink by Mervin Wallace
    Talinum calycinum
    Annuals
    Silene virginica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rhus copallina
    Shrubs
    Cornus florida
    Trees
    Penstemon digitalis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rhus aromatica
    Shrubs
    Clematis fremontii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Fringed poppy mallow by Mervin Wallace
    Callirhoe digitata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Chionanthus virginicus
    Trees
    Symphyotrichum pilosum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Phlox paniculata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Echinacea simulata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    green globe sedge
    Carex grayii
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Aruncus dioicus
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Zizia aurea
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Ribes odoratum
    Shrubs
    Packera aurea
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Dryopteris goldiana
    Ferns
    Cornus racemosa
    Shrubs
    Solidago nemoralis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Ratibida pinnata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Fraxinus pennsylvanica
    Trees
    Crataegus viridis
    Trees
    green milkweed
    Asclepias viridiflora
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Celtis occidentalis
    Trees
    Pycnanthemum pilosum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Zizia aptera
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Symphyotrichum ericoides
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Helenium autumnale
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rhamnus caroliniana
    Shrubs
    Sorghastrum nutans
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Castilleja coccinea
    Annuals
    Porteranthus stipulatus
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Spigelia marilandica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Amorpha fruticosa by Mervin Wallace
    Amorpha fruticosa
    Shrubs
    Osmunda claytoniana
    Ferns
    Vernonia fasciculata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Polemonium reptans
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Eutrochium purpureum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Koeleria macrantha by Bruce Schuette
    Koeleria macrantha
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Gymnocladus dioicus
    Trees
    Athyrium filix-femina
    Ferns
    Coreopsis lanceolata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Lavender aster - small light purple flowers
    Symphyotrichum turbinellum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Amorpha canescens
    Shrubs
    Clematis versicolor
    Vines
    Leather flower by Mervin Wallace
    Clematis versicolor
    Vines
    Dirca palustris
    Shrubs
    Monarda citriodora
    Annuals
    Schizachyrium scoparium
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Heuchera parviflora
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Crataegus spathulata
    Trees
    Saururus cernuus
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Marginal shield fern
    Dryopteris marginalis
    Ferns
    Liatris spicata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Helianthus maximilianii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Podophyllum peltatum
    Spring Ephemeral
    Phlox maculata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Ratibida columnifera
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rudbeckia missouriensis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Ribes missouriense
    Shrubs
    Oenothera macrocarpa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Conoclinium coelestinum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Viburnum lentago
    Shrubs
    Diplazium pyncocarpum
    Ferns
    Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Ceanothus americanus
    Shrubs
    Physocarpus opulifolius
    Shrubs
    Chasmanthium latifolium
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Nuttall oak leaf by Felicia Brundick
    Quercus texana
    Trees
    Carex albicans
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Physostegia virginiana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Obedient plant or false dragonhead by Mervin Wallace
    Physostegia angustifolia
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Aesculus glabra
    Trees
    Ohio horsemint by Carol Davit
    Blephilia ciliata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Tradescantia ohiensis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rudbeckia fulgida
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Matteucia struthiopteris
    Ferns
    Quercus lyrata
    Trees
    Heliopsis helianthoides
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Cornus alternifolia
    Trees
    Echinacea pallida
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Palm sedge by Mervin Wallace
    Carex muskingumensis
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Crataegus marshallii
    Trees
    Chamaecrista fasciculata
    Annuals
    Passiflora incarnata
    Vines
    Rosa carolina
    Shrubs
    Juncus tenuis
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Asimina triloba
    Trees
    Carya illinoensis
    Trees
    Carex pennsylvanica
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Diospyros virginiana
    Trees
    Pontederia cordata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Quercus palustris
    Trees
    Coreopsis tinctoria
    Annuals
    Quercus stellata
    Trees
    Penstemon tubaeflorus
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Liatris pycnostachya
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Sisyrinchium campestre
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Coreopsis palmata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Sporobolus heterolepis
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Packera plattensis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Salix humilis
    Shrubs
    Opuntia humifusa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Penstemon cobaea
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Echinacea purpurea
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Asclepias purpurascens
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Callirhoe involucrata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Dalea purpurea
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Pussytoes
    Antennaria parlinii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Filipendula rubra
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Eryngium yuccifolium
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Aesculus pavia
    Trees
    Acer rubrum
    Trees
    Quercus rubra
    Trees
    Riddell's goldenrod by Mervin Wallace
    Solidago riddellii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Betula nigra
    Trees
    Robin's plantain by Mervin Wallace
    Erigeron pulchellus
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Hibiscus lasiocarpos
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Chelone obliqua
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rose verbena by Scott Woodbury
    Glandularia canadensis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rhododendron prinophyllum
    Shrubs
    Silphium integrifolium
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Liatris aspera
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Cornus drummondii
    Trees
    Packera obovata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Silene regia
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Osmunda regalis
    Ferns
    Viburnum rufidulum
    Shrubs
    Phlox bifida
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Sassafras albidum
    Trees
    Scarlet elder by Mervin Wallace
    Sambucus racemosa
    Shrubs
    Equisetum hyemale
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Sedum ternatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Onoclea sensibilis
    Ferns
    Amelanchier arborea
    Shrubs
    Carya ovata
    Trees
    Hepatica acutiloba
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Quercus imbricaria
    Trees
    Amsonia illustris
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Primula meadia
    Spring Ephemeral
    Short's sedge by Scott Woodbury
    Carex shortiana
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Solidago speciosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Hypericum prolificum
    Shrubs
    Quercus shumardii
    Trees
    Bouteloua curtipendula
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Silky dogwood by Mervin Wallace
    Cornus amomum
    Shrubs
    Silvery spleenwort fern
    Deparia acrostichoides
    Ferns
    Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Symphyotrichum laeve
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Phlox glaberrima
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rhus glabra
    Shrubs
    Soft rush by Mervin Wallace
    Juncus effusus
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Polygonatum biflorum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Iris virginica var. shrevei
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Adiantum capillus-veneris
    Ferns
    Eurybia hemispherica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Lindera benzoin
    Shrubs
    Asclepias viridis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Claytonia virginica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Coreopsis pubescens
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Oligoneuron rigidum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Euonymus americanus
    Shrubs
    Acer saccharum
    Trees
    Asclepias sullivantii
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Swamp white oak by Felicia Brundick
    Quercus bicolor
    Trees
    Asclepias incarnata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Rudbeckia subtomentosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Liquidambar styraciflua
    Trees
    Panicum virgatum
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Platanus occidentalis
    Trees
    Coreopsis tripteris
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Delphinium exaltatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Berlandiera texana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Thread-leaved blue star by Mervin Wallace
    Amsonia ciliata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Campsis radicans
    Vines
    Lirondendron tulipifera
    Trees
    Carex stricta
    Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
    Hamamelis vernalis
    Shrubs
    Clematis virginiana
    Vines
    Mertensia virginica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Parthenocissus quinquefolia
    Vines
    Itea virginica
    Shrubs
    Ptelea trifoliata
    Trees
    Euonymus atropurpureus
    Shrubs
    Crataegus phaenopyrum
    Trees
    Thalia dealbata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Nymphaea odorata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Sapindus drummondii
    Trees
    Helianthus occidentalis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Fraxinus americana
    Trees
    Baptisia alba
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Quercus alba
    Trees
    Dalea candida
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Chelone glabra
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Asclepias verticillata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Monarda fistulosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Geranium maculatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Asarum canadense
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Hydrangea arborescens
    Shrubs
    Allium stellatum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Ruellia humilis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Prunus americana
    Trees
    Parthenium integrifolium
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Senna marilandica
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Wild strawberry by Mervin Wallace
    Fragaria virginiana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Phlox divaricata
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Quercus phellos
    Trees
    Helianthus salicifolius
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Ilex verticillata
    Shrubs
    Hamamelis virginiana
    Shrubs
    Tradescantia ernestiana
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Yarrow by Mervin Wallace
    Achillea millefolium
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Echinacea paradoxa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Lonicera flava
    Vines
    Yellow passionflower
    Passiflora lutea
    Vines
    Erythronium americanum
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Cladrastis kentukea
    Trees
    Yucca filamentosa
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Solidago flexicaulis
    Herbaceous Perennials
    Iris brevicaulis
    Herbaceous Perennials