Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Native Plant Database

Pick the right native plant for the right place.

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Check out the Grow Native! Committee’s Top Ten picks of native plants for particular purposes.

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Picked out your plants? View our Resource Guide of garden centers, seed sources, landscapers, education resources, and more!

Plant Type
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Main Color
Fall Color
Season of Interest
Special Features
Special Usage
Animal Resistance
Wildlife Benefit
Nature Attracting
Native Environment

Learn about the Native Environment(s) of the plants in this database.

    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