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Acer negundo

Acer negundo

Common Name: Boxelder

Boxelder is a small tree that thrives on moist, full sun sites. Unlike other maples, needs both male and female trees are needed to reproduce.

Acer platanoides 'Royal Red'

Acer platanoides 'Royal Red'

Common Name: Royal Red Norway Maple

Royal Red Norway Maple is rumored to be the hardiest purple-leaf maple.  This slower growing maple returns excellent maroon, deep red color all season long.  Oval in shape at a young age broadening into an excellent shade tree.

Acer rubrum

Acer rubrum

Common Name: Red Maple

Native Red Maple is one of the first trees to color in fall in shades of bright yellow, flaming orange or red. Crown is narrow to broadly rounded with a straight trunk. Excellent urban shade tree.

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Common Name: Autumn Flame Red Maple

Autumn Flame Red Maple has compact growth with smaller leaves and tight branching habit. Perfect for areas with limited space. Rich, burgundy red fall color arrives about two weeks earlier than most other varieties.

Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'

Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'

Common Name: Brandywine Red Maple

Brandywine Red Maple lives up to its name with persistent fall color that begins bright red and gradually turns brilliant purple red. Seedless male with proven performance.

Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr PP16769'

Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr PP16769'

Common Name: Redpointe® Maple

Redpointe® Maple is an upright, broadly pyramidal bright red maple.  A great selection for street plantings as the color is a brilliant red.

 

Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

Common Name: Red Sunset® Maple

Red Sunset Maple is one of the most popular Red Maple cultivars. Matures to attractive pyramidal to rounded outline. Fluorescent orange and red fall colors.

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Common Name: October Glory® Maple
October Glory Maple has a broad oval crown with glossy foliage that turns crimson red in the fall. The color lasts much longer than many other Red Maple cultivars.
Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

Common Name: Sun Valley Red Maple
Sun Valley Red Maple is a cross between Red Sunset and Autumn Flame that produces a moderate ovate crown. Brilliant green summer leaves change to orange-red in the fall. Sun Valley Red Maple is a great new tree for lawn or street planting.
Acer saccharinum

Acer saccharinum

Common Name: Silver Maple
Native Silver Maple is an easy-to-grow shade tree that grows quickly on a wide range of sites. Deep green foliage with silvery undersides turns gold in autumn. Upright oval shape with strong branching.
Acer saccharum

Acer saccharum

Common Name: Sugar Maple
Native Sugar Maple is a large shade tree with excellent form. Famous for it prized syrup, Sugar Maples offer fabulous fall color in shades of bright yellow, orange or red. Sugar Maple grows in a variety of soil types but prefers a rich, well-drained soil.
Acer saccharum 'Bailsta PP11119'

Acer saccharum 'Bailsta PP11119'

Common Name: Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple offers a rounded form, with vibrant red, yellow, and orange fall color.
Acer saccharum 'Commemoration®'

Acer saccharum 'Commemoration®'

Common Name: Commemoration® Sugar Maple

Commemoration Sugar Maple is a vigorous grower with broad crown. Heavy foliage resists leaf tatter and turns red in fall.

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain®'

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain®'

Common Name: Green Mountain® Sugar Maple

Green Mountain is a showy maple with upright, oval shape. Excellent urban tree with great fall color and inconspicuous seeds.

Acer saccharum 'Legacy'

Acer saccharum 'Legacy'

Common Name: Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy Sugar Maple has glossy dark green foliage and an oval shaped habit with reddish-orange to red fall color.
Acer saccharum 'Super Sweet'

Acer saccharum 'Super Sweet'

Common Name: 'Super Sweet' Sugar Maple
Acer tataricum subsp ginnala 'Flame'

Acer tataricum subsp ginnala 'Flame'

Common Name: Flame Amur Maple
Flame Amur Maple is a rounded, low-branched small tree or multi-stem shrub. Brilliant red fall color.
Acer truncatum x platanoides 'JFWS-202'

Acer truncatum x platanoides 'JFWS-202'

Common Name: Crimson Sunset®Maple

Deep purple leaves, of this heat tolerant tree, is the distinguishing characteristic of this maple.  Upright and oval the Crimson Sunset&reg flourishes in the heat where few purple leafed plants do.

Acer x freemanii 'Celzam PP7279'

Acer x freemanii 'Celzam PP7279'

Common Name: Celebration® Maple

Celebration Maple is a vigorous growing seedless red maple hybrid with strong branch structure and long lasting fall color that is a brilliant red orange.

Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'

Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'

Common Name: Autumn Blaze® Maple

Autumn Blaze is a fast-growing red maple cultivar with long-lasting, red orange fall color. Drought-tolerant and grows in most soils.

Acer x freemanii 'Marmo'

Acer x freemanii 'Marmo'

Common Name: Marmo Maple

Marmo Maple is a hybrid cross of Red Maple and Silver Maple. Grows to 70' with a spread of 35'. Excellent fall color with a blend of red and green, to burgundy, yellow and gold.

Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus

Common Name: calamus
Spreading aquatic perennial that features sword-shaped leaf blades.
Adiatum pedatum

Adiatum pedatum

Common Name: Maidenhair Fern
Delicate appearance belies this fern's toughness. Fronds unfurl fairly late in the spring. Can form large colonies of a pleasant medium green. A deciduous fern.
Aesculus flava

Aesculus flava

Common Name: Yellow Buckeye

The yellow buckeye, or common buckeye is a species of deciduous tree native to the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains.  It grows in mesophytic forest or floodplains.  The fruit is poisonous to humans, but can be made edible through a leaching process.

 

Aesculus glabra

Aesculus glabra

Common Name: Ohio Buckeye

Ohio Buckeye is a medium-sized tree, which prefers moist sites. Large spikes of green-yellow flowers bloom in May. Fall color is often orange-red. Fall fruit is the familiar, shiny brown, round seed.

Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus hippocastanum

Common Name: Horsechestnut

Horsechestnut has showy white flowers with red and yellow markings that bloom in May. Serves well as a street tree or shade tree.

Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora

Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye
Large, upright feathery plumes of white flower clusters contrast with rich, dark green leaves. A dramatic addition to the late summer landscape. Fall foliage is yellowish-bronze. Broad-rounded habit lends itself to impressive mass plantings.
Aesculus pavia

Aesculus pavia

Common Name: Red Buckeye
Red Buckeye is a short tree or shrub with open habit. Showy red, spring flowers attract ruby-throated hummingbirds. A good accent plant for large shaded areas, especially when planted in small groves.
Albizia julibrissin

Albizia julibrissin

Common Name: Mimosa Tree
Mimosa Trees grow rapidly, are drought-tolerant and highly adaptable. Fragrant, hot pink bloom clusters, add an explosion of color to any spring landscape.
Alnus serrulata

Alnus serrulata

Common Name: Smooth Alder
Smooth Alder is excellent for stream banks, buffer plantings, and wildlife. Smooth Alder's fruit is eaten by several species of birds including the woodcock and ruffed grouse.
Amelanchier alnifolia

Amelanchier alnifolia

Common Name: Saskatoon Serviceberry
Saskatoon Serviceberry is a rounded shrub with deep purple/black fruit. Sweet and good for eating or making jelly, Saskatoon Serviceberry is also a drought tolerant species.
Amelanchier arborea

Amelanchier arborea

Common Name: Downy Serviceberry

Downy Serviceberry is an easy-to-grow small tree with white spring flowers, clean summer foliage, persistant leaves and brilliant red fall color.

Amelanchier canadensis

Amelanchier canadensis

Common Name: Shadblow Serviceberry
Shadblow Serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree with showy, slightly fragrant, white spring flowers. Dark green leaves change to orange-red in autumn. Shadblow Serviceberry's small, round, green berries ripen in early summer.
Amelanchier laevis

Amelanchier laevis

Common Name: Alleghany Serviceberry
Alleghany Serviceberry is a small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub. Alleghany Serviceberry has showy, fragrant spring flowers followed by small, round, edible berries which ripen to dark purplish-black in June.
Amelanchier lamarckii

Amelanchier lamarckii

Common Name: Juneberry Single Stem
Serviceberry is a fine native shrub or small tree found in woods, along river banks and along rocky slopes. Clusters of fragrant white spring flowers are followed by purple-black, berrylike fruits favored by songbirds and people. Fall foliage is a blend of orange, gold, red and green.
Amelanchier lamarckii

Amelanchier lamarckii

Common Name: Juneberry Multi Stem
Juneberry is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Young, bronze leaves change to orange and red in autumn. White spring flowers followed by purple berries in early summer.
Amelanchier sanguinea

Amelanchier sanguinea

Common Name: Roundleaf Serviceberry
Roundleaf Serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree with showy, fragrant, white spring flowers. Summer fruits resemble miniature apples and are reddish to purple when mature.
Amelanchier X grandiflora 'Robin Hill'

Amelanchier X grandiflora 'Robin Hill'

Common Name: Robin Hill Serviceberry
The pink flower buds of 'Robin Hill' Serviceberry distinguish it from other native serviceberry selections. 'Robin Hill' Serviceberry has an upright habit that makes it a good choice for street plantings or other settings where a small, attractive tree is desired.
Amorpha canescens

Amorpha canescens

Common Name: Lead Plant
Lead Plant is a small shrubby prairie plant with tight spikes of iridescent purple and orange summer flowers. Found in dry to mesic prairies and in open, upland savannas through most of the tallgrass region. Leadplant is in the legume family so it fixes nitrogen in the soil.
Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa

Common Name: Shrub Indigo
Shrub Indigo is a woody shrub with fragrant, lavender flower spikes. Naturalized throughout the Midwest.
Amsonia illustris

Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining Bluestar
Rounded spikes of starry, sky blue flowers emerge in spring and last for several weeks. Deep green willowlike leaves turn bright gold in the fall. The plant takes on a substantial rounded form in the garden. Swallowtail butterflies love the nectar.
Andropogon gerardi

Andropogon gerardi

Common Name: Big Bluestem
Big Bluestem is a native warm-season grass that has upright foliage clumps. Its green to blue-green leaves in summer turn copper-red in fall. If left in place, Big Bluestem's foliage adds interest to the winter landscape and provides cover for wildlife.
Andropogon scoparium

Andropogon scoparium

Common Name: Little Bluestem
Little Bluestem is a mid-height, non-spreading, clump-forming native grass with blue-green leaves that turn reddish orange in the fall. Fluffy silver seed heads are ornamental through winter. Little Bluestem is easy to establish and perfect in short- to mid-height prairie plantings.
Andropogon ternarius

Andropogon ternarius

Common Name: Splitbeard Bluestem
Splitbeard Bluestem is a native bunchgrass. Its ribbon-like leaves are often purplish and the silvery-white seed tufts catch the light and look particularly attractive with the sun behind them. Frequently found growing with Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) in well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil.
Andropogon virginicus

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name: Broomsedge Bluestem
Broomsedge is not a true sedge but is a member of the grass family, Poaceae. In the fall, the leaves turn a conspicuous reddish-orange color that may be seen in open fields or along roadsides and forests edges. Tolerates poor soil and is often used as an indicator or sites that need fertilizer. The young plants are sometimes used as grazing forage for cattle or cut and used as hay. As the plants mature, they become too woody for the cattle to digest well. Bobwhite Quail and small rodents eat the grass and seeds and many wildlife species use the plants for shelter or nesting sites.
Antennaria plantaginifolia

Antennaria plantaginifolia

Common Name: Pussytoes

A low, colony-forming evergreen plant, spreading by runners, with basal leaves and erect stems.  Each bearing a termianl cluster of fuzzy rayless flower heads. 

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Common Name: Columbine
Columbine is an openly branching plant bears abundant red and yellow nodding flowers in spring. Columbine's distinctive flowers offer nectar to butterflies and hummingbirds. Tolerates part sun.
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Common Name: Brilliant Red Chokeberry
Brilliant Red Chokeberry is an adaptable small, multi-branched shrub often grown as an ornamental for its showy flowers and fruit. Its white, spring flowers are followed by large, black fall fruits. Fall foliage turns scarlet red.
Aronia melanocarpa

Aronia melanocarpa

Common Name: Black Chokeberry
Native Black Chokeberry is an adaptable small, multi-branched shrub often grown as an ornamental for its showy flowers and fruit. Foliage turns wine red in fall. Provides food and cover for wildlife.
Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie'

Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie'

Common Name: McKenzie Black Chokeberry
McKenzie Black Chokeberry is medium-sized native variety. McKenzie Black Chokeberry spring blooms are pollinated by bees. Pendulous, summer berry clusters ripen to a purplish-black color by September.
Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
Sweetly scented clusters of Marsh Milkweed's rose-pink flowers bloom in summer. All kinds of pollinators find the nectar of Marsh Milkweed irresistable and monarch larvae feed on the foliage. Marsh Milkweed is found along streams and ponds and in wet meadows. Great in rain gardens.
Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed
Native Butterfly Milkweed has flat-topped umbrels of nectar-rich red-orange flowers atop fleshy stems. It is a magnet for butterflies and a host plant for several butterfly varieties.
Asimina triloba

Asimina triloba

Common Name: Pawpaw

Pawpaw is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree is a great plant for attracting all kinds of wildlife. Pawpaw's yellowish fruit is relished by many birds and small mammals. Pawpaw spreads slowly to form small colonies or thickets, providing good cover for a variety of wildlife.  Requires cross pollination from another unrelated paw paw tree.

Asimina triloba 'Allegheny™Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Allegheny™Grafted'

Common Name: Allegheny™Grafted Pawpaw
'Allegheny' Pawpaw fruits have average fleshiness with slightly more seed than other Peterson varieties. Fruit flavor is sweet and rich, with a hint of citrus. Smaller fruit than other Peterson varieties, typically less than eight ounces, but bears more number of fruits.
Asimina triloba 'Mango Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Mango Grafted'

Common Name: Mango Grafted Pawpaw
Pawpaw is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree is a great plant for attracting all kinds of wildlife. 'Mango' Pawpaw has exceptionally large and delicious fruit with yellow flesh. Mango is the most vigorous of the usually slow-growing paw paw varieties, and it produces a good crop.
Asimina triloba 'NC-1 Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'NC-1 Grafted'

Common Name: NC-1 Grafted Pawpaw

NC-1 Pawpaw has large and delicious, early-ripening fruit with few seeds and thin skin. NC-1 Pawpaw is a hybrid seedling of Davis x Overleese; selected by R. Douglas Campbell, Ontario, Canada, in 1976.

Asimina triloba 'Overlease Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Overlease Grafted'

Common Name: Overlease Grafted Pawpaw

Selected from the wild in Rushville, Indiana, by W.B. Ward in 1950.  Ripens early September in Kentucky and first week in October in Michagan.  Fruit size large.

Asimina triloba 'Pennsylvania Gold Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Pennsylvania Gold Grafted'

Common Name: Pennsylvania Gold Grafted Pawpaw

Pennsylvania Gold has medium to large, sweet, flavorful fruit with yellow flesh. It is one of the earliest varieties to ripen, and produces a good crop.

Asimina triloba 'Potomac™Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Potomac™Grafted'

Common Name: Potomac™Grafted Pawpaw

Potomac Pawpaw bears large, fleshy fruits with sweet and rich flavor. Fruit texture is firm, but smooth. Trees more upright and less spreading in habit than other varieties of pawpaw.

Asimina triloba 'Prolific Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Prolific Grafted'

Common Name: Prolific Grafted Pawpaw

Pawpaw is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree is a great plant for attracting all kinds of wildlife. Prolific Pawpaw is a heavy-bearing variety with large and delicious, early-ripening fruit.

Asimina triloba 'Rappahannock™Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Rappahannock™Grafted'

Common Name: Rappahannock™Grafted Pawpaw

Rappahannock is a superior tree. Ripe, yellow fruits show well among the foliage, because of the unique, horizontal habit of the leaves. Rappahannock fruit is large and symmetrical, with sweet, superior flavor.

Asimina triloba 'Shenandoah™Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Shenandoah™Grafted'

Common Name: Shenandoah™Grafted Pawpaw
'Shenandoah' is consistently ranked as the most popular Peterson Pawpaw. Fruit has smooth texture, sweet fruity flavor and yields good crops of large fruit with few seeds. Texture is firmer than wild pawpaws but softer than other varieties.
Asimina triloba 'Sunflower Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Sunflower Grafted'

Common Name: Sunflower Grafted Pawpaw
'Sunflower' Pawpaw is a well known hardy northern selection with large, flavorful fruit. Ripens slightly later than other varieties.
Asimina triloba 'Susquehanna™Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Susquehanna™Grafted'

Common Name: Susquehanna™Grafted Pawpaw
'Susquehanna' is an outstanding pawpaw. Large fruits with rich, sweet flavor, exceptional fleshiness, and firm buttery texture. An especially beautiful ornamental specimen tree in the home landscape.
Asimina triloba 'Wabash™Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Wabash™Grafted'

Common Name: Wabash™Grafted Pawpaw
'Wabash' Pawpaw fruit has sweet, rich flavor and medium firm, smooth flesh. The overall fruit quality and quantity on 'Wabash' is excellent. Trees offer good productivity.
Asimina triloba 'Wells Grafted'

Asimina triloba 'Wells Grafted'

Common Name: Wells Grafted Pawpaw
Aster laevis

Aster laevis

Common Name: Smooth Aster
Smooth Aster is an attractive and long-lived native aster with attractive, smooth blue-green foliage. Abundant flowers appear on Smooth Aster plants late in the fall, when few other plants dare risk the danger of frost. Tolerates a broad variety of soil types and moisture levels.
Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England Aster
New England Aster is a dependable perennial which grows up to six feet tall and produces hundreds of large, bright purple flowers with yellow centers in September and October. New England Aster flowers are a favorite nectar source for migrating monarch butterflies.
Aster oblongifolius

Aster oblongifolius

Common Name: Aromatic Aster
Aromatic Aster has abundant blooms in late fall. Shear Aromatic Aster back through July for dense habit.
Aster oolentangiensis (azureus)

Aster oolentangiensis (azureus)

Common Name: Sky Blue Aster
This shorter aster is usually less than three feet tall and is an excellent late bloomer for the mixed border. Loads of blue flowers with yellow centers bloom in fall. The foliage is blue-green and stems are dark. Butterflies love the nectar.
Baptisia alba

Baptisia alba

Common Name: White Wild Indigo
White Wild Indigo has upright spikes of creamy white pealike flowers bloom in late spring. Blue-gray foliage and black pods offer three-season interest.
Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis

Common Name: Blue Wild Indigo
Blue Wild Indigo has deep-blue flower spikes that bloom in spring. Stunning with Coreopsis!
Baptisia bracteata

Baptisia bracteata

Common Name: Cream Wild Indigo
Cream Wild Indigo is a spectacular specimen for the naturalized or formal flower garden. The blue-green foliage resembles a small rounded bush. Drooping spikes of creamy yellow, pea-like flowers bloom below the foliage in May or June followed by large, black seed pods in late summer.
Baptisia leucophaea

Baptisia leucophaea

Common Name: Cream Wild Indigo
Cream Wild Indigo's gracefully arching, creamy yellow horizontal flower stalks are unmistakable. Leaves and stems are finely hairy. A single stem arises from the ground then becomes multi-branched. Flowers are pea like and borne on stalks running more or less parallel with the ground.
Baptisia tinctoria

Baptisia tinctoria

Common Name: Yellow Wild Indigo

A smooth bushy perennial with numerous elongated, few flowered terminal clusters of yellow pea like flowers.  Attracts butterlies, and prefers full sun with dry soils. 

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea

Common Name: Red Barberry
Red Barberry is a low-maintenance shrub that forms a dense mound of deep red foliage. Dependable and easy-care.
Betula alleghaniensis

Betula alleghaniensis

Common Name: Yellow Birch

An important lumber tree, as the wood is used extensively for cabinets, furniture, flooring, and doors.  Leaves are dull dark green turning to yellowish bronze color in the fall.

Betula nigra

Betula nigra

Common Name: River Birch
Native River Birch is a slow-growing, medium-sized tree with beautiful, exfoliating, reddish-brown to silvery-gray bark. Grow as single trunk or as a multi-stemmed tree. Fall leaf color is yellow.
Betula nigra

Betula nigra

Common Name: River Birch
Lighter-colored exfoliating bark than native. It has spectacular glossy dark green foliage in summer changing to yellow in fall.
Betula nigra 'Cinnamon Bark'

Betula nigra 'Cinnamon Bark'

Common Name: Cinnamon Bark River Birch - multi stem

The trunk of Cinnamon Bark Birch is usually divided into several large arching branches close to the ground. Lighter-colored exfoliating bark than native.

Betula nigra 'Cully'

Betula nigra 'Cully'

Common Name: Heritage River Birch® Single/Multi Stem

'Heritage River'® Birch is ideal for yards, parks or campuses. Popular for its distinctive bark, handsome fall color and graceful shape.

Betula nigra 'Cully PP4409'

Betula nigra 'Cully PP4409'

Common Name: Heritage® River Birch Single/Multi Stem

'Heritage River'® has creamy, white exfoliating bark at an early age. Fast-growing, nicely forked, and wind and ice resistant. Highly tolerant of flooding or drought.

Betula nigra 'Dura Heat'

Betula nigra 'Dura Heat'

Common Name: Dura Heat® River Birch

'Dura Heat' is fast-growing, nicely forked, and wind and ice resistant. It has a denser canopy of foliage than native River Birch along with leaf spot resistance. Will grow on hotter, drier sites better than other river birch.

Betula pendula 'Royal Frost'

Betula pendula 'Royal Frost'

Common Name: Royal Frost Birch
'Royal Frost' has excellent vigor and beautiful, burgundy spring and summer foliage. The white bark develops as the tree matures and is an excellent contrast to the foliage.
Bouteloua curtipendula

Bouteloua curtipendula

Common Name: Sideoats Grama
Short to mid-height grass produces inconspicuous small flowers in summer with bright, reddish orange stamens that dangle along one side of slender stems. Narrow leaves form small clumps and turn gold in autumn. Very drought tolerant. The seeds and foliage are a good source of food for wildlife.
Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

Common Name: Black Knight Butterfly Bush
'Black Knight' is a butterfly bush cultivar with almost black flowers. Features spike-like dark purple, fragrant, summer flowers which bloom from June to September and sometimes to first frost. Very attractive to butterflies.
Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'

Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'

Common Name: Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
'Pink Delight' is a butterfly bush cultivar which features soft pink flowers. Conical clusters of bright pink flowers in summer are fragrant and butterfly attracting. Good background or accent plant with a compact habit of growth.
Buxus X sempervirens 'Green Gem'

Buxus X sempervirens 'Green Gem'

Common Name: Green Gem Boxwood
Slow-growing 'Green Gem' Boxwood has lush green foliage and tight compact habit. Ideal as a hedge or planted in mass. Requires very little pruning to keep shaped.
Buxus X sempervirens 'Green Mountain'

Buxus X sempervirens 'Green Mountain'

Common Name: Green Mountain Boxwood
'Green Mountain' Boxwood is a very cold hardy and densely branched evergreen shrub, great for small topiaries and as shaped landscape shrub. Upright to pyramidal habit.
Buxus X sempervirens 'Green Velvet'

Buxus X sempervirens 'Green Velvet'

Common Name: Green Velvet Boxwood
'Green Velvet' Boxwood is a versatile, small and dense-growing evergreen shrub with very refined, dark green, 1/2 inch oval leaves that maintain their rich coloration throughout winter. 'Green Velvet' Boxwood is an excellent plant for formal hedges or as an individual specimen.
Callicarpa americana

Callicarpa americana

Common Name: American Beautyberry
American Beautyberry has a loosely branched, open habit and clusters of tiny lilac spring flowers followed by bright fall fruits enjoyed by wildlife.
Callicarpa japonica

Callicarpa japonica

Common Name: Japanese Beautyberry
Japanese Beautyberry is similar to our native species, but has smaller leaves and berries, and the fruits tend to be paler in color as well.
Calycanthus floridus

Calycanthus floridus

Common Name: Sweet Shrub
Sweet Shrub or Carolina Allspice is a dense, rounded shrub. Excellent for naturalizing and erosion control. Rusty-red spring flowers followed by brown fruits.
Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans

Common Name: Trumpet Vine
Trumpet Vine is a large and vigorous woody vine noted for its showy, trumpet-shaped flowers. Native to woodlands of the southeastern United States, it is also a popular garden perennial across the country. Hummingbirds love the nectar.
Carex annectens

Carex annectens

Common Name: Yellow Fruited Sedge
Yellow Fruited Sedge is found in open, wet soil. The seed of Yellow-Fruited Sedge is important to waterfowl and songbirds. It provides food and nesting cover and for ducks; the grass tufts furnish cover to other small animals.
Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed Sedge
Fringed Sedge has clusters of dangling green flower heads from May to June. The flower heads persist as seed heads well into the summer. An attractive and eye catching clump-forming sedge for moist to wet soil, sun to partial shade.
Carex grayii 'Gray's Sedge'

Carex grayii 'Gray's Sedge'

Common Name: Gray's Sedge
Carex hirsutella

Carex hirsutella

Common Name: Fuzzy Wuzzy Sedge
Fuzzy Wuzzy Sedge has thin, long leaves. Leaves are hairy on both upper and lower surfaces, which gives the plant its common name. Fuzzy Wuzzy Sedge occurs in mesic to dry woods, savannas, upland prairies, disturbed sites, roadsides and railroads.
Carex hystericina

Carex hystericina

Common Name: Bottlebrush Sedge
Bottlebrush Sedge, or Porcupine Sedge, is native to much of North America including most of southern Canada and most of the United States. It grows in wetlands and on riverbanks. Produces dense or loose clumps of triangular stems from short rhizomes.
Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm Sedge
Palm Sedge, or Muskingum Sedge, is a distinctive sedge with palm-shaped leaves and large slender flowering spikes. It is a good choice for ground cover in wet locations. Spreads by rhizomes along riverbanks, in floodplains and throug bottomland forests, swamps, and sloughs.
Carex praegracilis

Carex praegracilis

Common Name: Tollway Sedge
Tollway Sedge is a short, rich green sedge considered to be a possible alternative to turf grass. Tollway Sedge spreads by rhizomes to form a carpet that tolerates moderate foot traffic.
Carex shortiana

Carex shortiana

Common Name: Short's Sedge
Short's Sedge is a tufted perennial sedge.Its tall flowering stems are light green and smooth. The leaves grow from the base and alternately along the stems. The flowers are held in densely packed, cylindrical spikes that mature a dark brown.
Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock Sedge
Tussock Sedge is a handsome wetland native that forms dense, symmetrical tussocks of straw-colored leaves at its base with bright green new growth emerging from the top. Plants naturalize, spreading by rhizomes. Occurs in wet meadows and on pond edges.
Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox Sedge
Fox Sedge grows on moist, open ground in swamps, wet prairies or near water. Fox Sedge is one of the most abundant sedges in the Midwest. Narrow grass-like leaf blades grow in round clumps. Seedheads spray out attractively from the center of the clump, and resemble a fox's tail.
Carpinus caroliniana

Carpinus caroliniana

Common Name: American Hornbeam

American Hornbeam is a handsome small- to medium-sized tree with multiple stems that forms wide, horizontal canopy. Good fall color. Beautiful thin, blue-gray bark is ornamental.

Carya 'Mixed'

Carya 'Mixed'

Common Name: Mixed Hickory

Hickory is a hardy, slow-growing native that does best on dry, upland sites. The leaves and fruits are an important food for many animals. The wood is used for fuel, and a variety of durable products.

Carya aquatica

Carya aquatica

Common Name: Water Hickory
Water Hickory is found in wet, poorly-drained soils. Water Hickory withstands spring floods better than most trees because it breaks dormancy later.
Carya cordiformis

Carya cordiformis

Common Name: Bitternut Hickory

Bitternut Hickory provides wildlife food and cover. Great for wetlands and conservation projects.

Carya glabra

Carya glabra

Common Name: Pignut Hickory
Pignut Hickory is a hardy, slow-growing native that does best on dry, upland sites. Pignut Hickory has similar bark to Shagbark Hickory on mature specimens.
Carya illinoinensis

Carya illinoinensis

Common Name: Pecan

The largest member of the hickory family is the Pecan. Prefers rich, moist soils. Tall straight trunk with symmetrical, broadly oval crown. The sweet edible nuts of Pecan are favored by wildlife and people. 

Carya illinoinensis 'Chetopa'

Carya illinoinensis 'Chetopa'

Common Name: Chetopa Pecan

'Chetopa' is a dependable and hardy selection that shows good resistance to scab. Tall straight trunk with symmetrical, broadly oval crown.

Carya illinoinensis 'Colby'

Carya illinoinensis 'Colby'

Common Name: Colby Pecan
'Colby' is the best of Forrest Keeling's seed-grown, native cultivar pecans for understock, especially in northern climates.
Carya illinoinensis 'Colby Grafted'

Carya illinoinensis 'Colby Grafted'

Common Name: Grafted Colby Pecan

'Colby' is the best of Forrest Keeling's seed-grown, native cultivar pecans for understock, especially in northern climates. SOLD OUT NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR FALL 2011.

Carya illinoinensis 'Kanza'

Carya illinoinensis 'Kanza'

Common Name: Kanza Pecan

Kanza is an early maturing native cultivar pecan with smaller pecans. Kanza was primarily released for the northern pecan belt because of its superior cold hardiness and early harvest date.

Carya illinoinensis 'Kanza Grafted'

Carya illinoinensis 'Kanza Grafted'

Common Name: Grafted Kanza Pecan

Kanza is an early maturing native cultivar pecan with smaller pecans. Kanza was primarily released for the northern pecan belt because of it superior cold hardiness and early harvest date.  SOLD OUT NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR FALL 2011.

 

Carya illinoinensis 'Lakota Grafted'

Carya illinoinensis 'Lakota Grafted'

Common Name: Lakota Pecan

'Lakota' cross-pollinates successfully with pecan cultivars, 'Pawnee', 'Osage', and 'Giles'. Time of nut maturity is early, similar to 'Giles', and about two weeks after 'Pawnee'. SOLD OUT NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR 2011.

Carya illinoinensis 'Major'

Carya illinoinensis 'Major'

Common Name: Major Pecan
There are many impressive features of the 'Major' pecan, particularly its heavy annual bearing characteristic. Flavorful nuts are medium-sized, thin shelled, easy to crack.
Carya illinoinensis 'Normal'

Carya illinoinensis 'Normal'

Common Name: Normal Pecan
'Normal' is a selection from Normal, Illinois. Tall straight trunk with symmetrical, broadly oval crown.
Carya illinoinensis 'Orchard Selections'

Carya illinoinensis 'Orchard Selections'

Common Name: Pecan

Improved seedling varieties such as Chetopa, Colby, Kanza, Major, Normal, Pawnee, Peruque, and Posey.  Named seedlings are grown from colected seed of clonal grafted varieties in isolated orchards  These half siblings are a resut of cross pollination of a clonal named variety.  They exhibit improvbed characteristics of the parent varieties and are improved overregular seedlings with unknown parentage. 

Carya illinoinensis 'Pawnee Grafted'

Carya illinoinensis 'Pawnee Grafted'

Common Name: Grafted Pawnee Pecan

The Pawnee variety of pecan has a smaller mature size than other cultivars. It is an excellent choice for people with limited space. Pawnee grows well from Georgia to Texas and is an exceptional pollinator. The nuts are large and sweet. One of the most popular papershell varieties for home and commercial orchards. SOLD OUT NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR FALL 2010.

Carya illinoinensis 'Peruque'

Carya illinoinensis 'Peruque'

Common Name: Peruque Pecan
The 'Peruque' Pecan is an early-season producer derived from a selection of native seedlings near the Mississippi River. Average production is 81 nuts per pound, with 59% kernel. 'Peruque' kernels are golden, with tight dorsal grooves and a deep basal cleft.
Carya illinoinensis 'Peruque Grafted'

Carya illinoinensis 'Peruque Grafted'

Common Name: Grafted Peruque Pecan

The Peruque Pecan is an early-season producer derived from a selection of native seedlings near the Mississippi River. 'Peruque' kernels are golden, with tight dorsal grooves and a deep basal cleft. SOLD OUT NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR 2011.

Carya illinoinensis 'Posey'

Carya illinoinensis 'Posey'

Common Name: Posey Pecan
'Posey' is an excellent pecan cultivar. 'Posey' is resistant to scab and offers early nut maturation. Recommended (1990) for planting in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.
Carya illinoinensis X ovata 'Hican'

Carya illinoinensis X ovata 'Hican'

Common Name: Pecan

'Hican' is a natural hybrid of native Pecan and Shagbark Hickory overlap. Generally, the seedling trees are intermediate between these two species. Fast-growing with glossy, disease-resistant foliage. The nuts are like a rough shelled pecan and are rich in oil.

Carya laciniosa

Carya laciniosa

Common Name: Shellbark Hickory
Shellbark Hickory is the largest of the true hickories. The Shellbark Hickory's nut is also larger than others of the species. Bark is similar to Shagbark Hickory on mature specimens.
Carya ovata

Carya ovata

Common Name: Shagbark Hickory
Shagbark Hickory is a large tree of great character. Highly adaptable species for landscape use. The gray to brown bark peels off in thin sections. Shagbark Hickory's fall color is rich yellow and golden brown tones. Produces large, edible hickory nuts.
Carya texana

Carya texana

Common Name: Black Hickory
Black Hickory is perhaps the smallest growing of all hickories. Black Hickory will grow on the poorest of sites and soils where few other trees will grow.
Carya tomentosa

Carya tomentosa

Common Name: Mockernut Hickory

The Mockernut Hickory is a medium to tall tree with rounded and open crown. Mockernut hickory grows in dry upland forests in Illinois, mostly in the southern two-thirds of the state.

Castanea hybrids 'Bond Orchard Selection Eaton™'

Castanea hybrids 'Bond Orchard Selection Eaton™'

Eaton Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea hybrids 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Sleeping Giant'

Castanea hybrids 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Sleeping Giant'

'Sleeping Giant' Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea hybrids 'Bouche de Betizac'

Castanea hybrids 'Bouche de Betizac'

Common Name: Bouche de Betizac

Bouche de Betizac is a french hybrid between European chestnut and Japanese chestnut. It is a pollen sterile, vigorous tree with upright growth. A large, high quality nut, that is easy to peel. Reported to be resistant to Asian Gall Wasp insect.

Castanea hybrids 'Colossal'

Castanea hybrids 'Colossal'

A cross between Japanese and European Chestnut, it is known for its larger nut size.

Castanea hybrids 'Colossal Grafted'

Castanea hybrids 'Colossal Grafted'

Colossal chestnuts are larger than most chestnuts and have a pellicle, a thin bitter cover of the nutmeat, that is less convoluted and easier to remove than any of the other species.  The large nutmeat is sweet and mellow.

Castanea hybrids 'Eaton Grafted'

Castanea hybrids 'Eaton Grafted'

Eaton Grafted Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea hybrids 'Labor Day'

Castanea hybrids 'Labor Day'

Common Name: Labor Day
Castanea hybrids 'Precoce Migoule'

Castanea hybrids 'Precoce Migoule'

Common Name: Precoce Migoule

Precoce Migoule is a French hybrid between European and Japanese chestnut. Precoce Migoule produces copious, early pollen that is synchronized with 'Colossal' and the nuts mature at least two weeks earlier, making it a good candidate for northern areas.

Castanea hybrids 'Sleeping Giant Grafted'

Castanea hybrids 'Sleeping Giant Grafted'

'Sleeping Giant' Grafted Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea mollissima 'Benton Harbor'

Castanea mollissima 'Benton Harbor'

Common Name: Benton Harbor
Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ 20817'

Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ 20817'

20817 is a disease-resistant production selection with unusual vigor and uniformity. Superior nut production and above average nut size.

Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ 20818'

Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ 20818'

'Qing' Chestnut was developed by the Bond Chestnut Farm to produce prolific, quality nuts on disease-resistant trees.
Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Amy'

Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Amy'

'Amy' Bond Orchard Chestnut offers excellent production and good-flavored nuts. Disease-resistant. Mother tree typically produces two nuts per bur.
Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Homestead'

Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Homestead'

Homestead Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Peach'

Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Peach'

Peach Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea mollissima 'Chinese Chestnut'

Castanea mollissima 'Chinese Chestnut'

Chinese Chestnut is a production selection from a superior orchard strain. Unusual vigor, uniformity, and disease-resistance with superior nut production.

Castanea mollissima 'Everfresh'

Castanea mollissima 'Everfresh'

Common Name: Everfresh
Castanea mollissima 'Gideon Grafted'

Castanea mollissima 'Gideon Grafted'

'Gideon' is a disease- and cold-resistant hybrid Chinese Chestnut cultivar with excellent fruit production.

Castanea mollissima 'Homestead Grafted'

Castanea mollissima 'Homestead Grafted'

Homestead Grafted Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea mollissima 'Peach Grafted'

Castanea mollissima 'Peach Grafted'

Peach Grafted Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.
Castanea mollissima 'Qing Grafted'

Castanea mollissima 'Qing Grafted'

'Qing' Grafted Chestnut produces prolific, quality nuts on disease-resistant trees.
Catalpa bignonioides

Catalpa bignonioides

Common Name: Southern Catalpa
Southern Catalpa is a medium to large tree that grows with an irregular oval crown. Southern Catalpa occurs along streams, bluff bases and in both low and upland woods. White, spring flower clusters can be a real showstopper. Flowers are followed by long, slender, green seedpods.
Catalpa speciosa

Catalpa speciosa

Common Name: Northern Catalpa
Northern Catalpa is a medium- to large-sized tree with open-rounded to narrow-oval crown. Found along streams and in both low and upland woods.White, spring flower clusters can be a real showstopper. Flowers are followed by long, slender, green seedpods.
Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Common Name: New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea is a compact native shrub with abundant, white spring flowers. Butterfly magnet!
Celastrus scandens

Celastrus scandens

Common Name: American Bittersweet
American Bittersweet is a native woody vine, often found growing over trees or fences. The characteristic fruit is a round, orange-yellow capsule which opens in autumn, disclosing the scarlet-colored seed pod. Seed provides food for wildlife in the winter.
Celtis laevigata

Celtis laevigata

Common Name: Sugarberry

Sugarberry is a large overstory tree of bottomland forests. The small fruits are sweet, but barely edible. Fall color is a modest yellow.

Celtis occidentalis

Celtis occidentalis

Common Name: Hackberry
Hackberry is a reliable, fast-growing, all-purpose shade tree. Hackberry's pyramidal shape when young then develops a broad crown with ascending branches. The leaves are medium green. Fall foliage is a soft yellow. Birds and wildlife relish the small, fleshy fall fruit.
Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush
Hundreds of ball-shaped, creamy white flowers dangle from Buttonbush in August. Butterflies and insects find the nectar of Buttonbush irresistable.
Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik'

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik'

Common Name: Sputnik Buttonbush
Pale pink, late summer flower clusters explode from 'Sputnik' Buttonbush. Nectar of its "honeyball" flowers are a magnet for butterflies and other pollinators.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Common Name: Katsura Tree
Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis

Common Name: Redbud
Eastern Redbud is the native favorite and harbinger of spring that explodes with rosy pink flowers in April. Native Eastern Redbud does well in sun to dappled shade. Adapts to any average garden soil.
Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis

Common Name: Redbud, multi-stem

Eastern Redbud is the native favorite and harbinger of spring that explodes with rosy pink flowers in April. Our native Eastern Redbud does well in sun to dappled shade and will adapt to any average garden soil.

Cercis canadensis 'Alba'

Cercis canadensis 'Alba'

Common Name: Whitebud
Cercis canadensis 'Covey PP10328'

Cercis canadensis 'Covey PP10328'

Common Name: Lavender Twist Redbud

In spring, Lavender Twist Redbud offers clusters of magenta buds open to rosy-pink flowers born on branches that are both pendulous and weeping. Zigzaging branches form a cascading fall of rich green heart-shaped leaves. Fall foliage is golden yellow.

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Common Name: Forest Pansy Redbud

Forest Pansy Redbud has intensely colored reddish-purple heart-shaped leaves in the spring that become a deep reddish green in the summer. Spring flowers are a darker rose-purple color than the native species.

Cercis canadensis 'Royal White'

Cercis canadensis 'Royal White'

Common Name: Royal White Redbud

Royal White, offers the best  of the redbud species with showy, large white flowers in early spring. More compact tree than Eastern Redbud, it is effective as a single specimen, in groupings, in a shrub border, or naturalized.

 

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Common Name: Avondale Redbud

Avondale Redbud is a small show-stopper and considered the most showy of all the redbuds. Avondale Redbud has deep purple spring flowers along its branches and even on the main trunk. Grown as a single stem or multi-stemmed tree.

Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern Sea Oats
Upright clumps of green leaves turn copper in fall and brown in winter. Attractive flat seed heads are good in fresh or dried arrangements. Prefers light shade and damp soil. Can self-sow prolifically. Good ground cover in moist areas.
Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead
Erect, leafy stems with clusters of white snapdragon-like blossoms. Naturally occurs along streambanks, swampy areas and moist woods.
Chelone obliqua

Chelone obliqua

Common Name: Rose Turtlehead
Dense spikes of rose-red flowers bloom in late summer and early fall. Butterflies are attracted to the nectar. The deep green, glossy foliage is handsome all season long. Rose Turtlehead grows best in full sun and moist soil.
Chionanthus virginicus

Chionanthus virginicus

Common Name: Fringetree
Shimmering, white fringed flowers cover Fringetree in May or June followed by small, round fall fruit on female trees. Fringetree leaves often turn bright yellow in fall. Grow in part sun to shade as a small tree or shrub. Beautiful as a single specimen or planted in groups.
Chrysopsis camporum

Chrysopsis camporum

Common Name: Golden Aster
Golden Aster is a showy native wildflower with yellow flowers. It attracts butterflies. Golden Aster is drought tolerant and grows best in well drained average soil in full sun. Bright yellow flowers bloom late summer. Occurs in dry rocky prairies, sandy idle fields, and roadsides.
Cladrastis kentukea/lutea

Cladrastis kentukea/lutea

Common Name: Yellowwood
Yellowwood is an excellent, medium-sized specimen tree, with light green compound leaves turning gold in fall. Spectacular panicles of fragrant, creamy-white spring flowers. Yellowwood bark is very smooth and gray. This is an underused, beautiful native tree.
Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Common Name: Ruby Spice Summersweet
'Ruby Spice' is noted for its fragrant rose-pink flowers that bloom in late summer. It is a densely-branched, rounded, suckering shrub. Flowers attract butterflies and bees.
Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

Common Name: Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Lanceleaf Coreopsis is a native with showy, deep-yellow flowers on tough, drought-tolerant plants. Lanceleaf Coreopsis is great for naturalizing and establishes easily from seed.
Coreopsis palmata

Coreopsis palmata

Common Name: Prairie Coreopsis
Prairie Coreopsis has soft yellow, daisy-like flowers on stiff upright stems bloom from late spring to mid-summer. Prairie Coreopsis makes a good cut flower and seed source for birds. It spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding.
Coreopsis tinctoria

Coreopsis tinctoria

Common Name: Plains Coreopsis
Plains Coreopsis has lots of yellow flowers with red centers bloom from from June to September. Nicely textured leaves are deeply divided into narrow leaflets. This is a good cut flower and good seed source for birds.
Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Common Name: Stifftick Coreopsis
Stifftick Coreopsis is a tall, slender native wildflower found in prairies, dry open woods and along roadsides. Single, yellow, daisy-like flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems from mid to late summer into fall.
Cornus alba 'Argenteo Marginata'

Cornus alba 'Argenteo Marginata'

Common Name: Variegated Dogwood
Variegated Dogwood is a beautiful ornamental shrub with variegated cream and green foliage. Bright red branches add color to the winter scenery. A distinctive focal point in any setting.
Cornus alternifolia

Cornus alternifolia

Common Name: Pagoda Dogwood
Pagoda Dogwood has flat-topped clusters of fragrant, white spring flowers followed by blue-black berries on red stems. Spreading, low-branched tree with horizontal habit and burgundy fall foliage. Good alternative to cold-sensitive Flowering Dogwood in northern climates.
Cornus amomum

Cornus amomum

Common Name: Silky Dogwood
Silky Dogwood is a hardy shrub or small tree that produces flat clusters of white spring flowers followed by blue berries, an important food source for birds and a number of mammals. Single trees will form thickets if the suckers are not pruned back. Twigs are reddish in winter.
Cornus drummondii

Cornus drummondii

Common Name: Roughleaf Dogwood
Roughleaf Dogwood is a hardy shrub or small tree. Flat clusters of tiny white spring flowers. White, summer fruit is important food source for wildlife. Leaves turn burgundy in early fall.
Cornus florida

Cornus florida

Common Name: Flowering Dogwood
Native Flowering Dogwood has distinctive white spring flowers on horizontal branches. Clusters of glossy red fruit in fall persist into winter and are relished by birds. Consistent deep red fall leaf color. Flowering Dogwood is best grown as an understory tree or in an area with some shade.
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'

Common Name: Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood
'Cherokee Princess' Flowering Dogwood has large white flowers in early spring. Bronze-green spring foliage turns dark green in summer and red in fall. Horizontal branching habit, usually with a flat topped crown, is often wider than high at maturity.
Cornus foemina (racemosa)

Cornus foemina (racemosa)

Common Name: Gray Dogwood

Stiff Dogwood is a shrub-form dogwood found on low, moist sites. Stiff, upright branches with ruddy stems and creamy white flowers. Blue drupe fruits mature in the fall.

Cornus kousa var. chinensis

Cornus kousa var. chinensis

Common Name: Kousa Dogwood
Kousa, or Chinese, Dogwood is an attractive specimen tree with horizontal tiers of branches. Attractive spring flowers followed in fall by hanging red fruit and red foliage make this a desirable specimen tree.
Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way'

Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way'

Common Name: Milky Way Dogwood
Kousa, or Chinese, Dogwood is an attractive specimen tree with horizontal tiers of branches. The variety, 'Milky Way' is larger and has more prolific spring flowering than the native species.
Cornus mas 'Redstone'

Cornus mas 'Redstone'

Common Name: Redstone Cornelian Cherry
'Redstone' Cornelian Cherry is a low-branching shrub that is more erect in appearance and more vigorous than the species. Tiny, yellow flowers bloom in late winter to early spring before the foliage. Fall foliage is red. This cultivar of the native flowers more abundantly than the species.
Cornus obliqua

Cornus obliqua

Common Name: Swamp Dogwood
Swamp Dogwood is a hardy shrub or small tree that produces flat clusters of tiny white flowers in late spring. Its habit is similar to the two native species, Roughleaf and Gray Dogwood. The summer fruit is white and is an important food source for birds and a number of mammals.
Cornus officinalis

Cornus officinalis

Common Name: Japanese Cornelian Dogwood
Japanese Cornelian Dogwood is a low-branching shrub similar to Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, but with enhanced, exfoliating bark. Tiny, star-like, yellow flowers abundant late winter to early spring before foliage. Excellent deep red fall color.
Cornus stolonifera

Cornus stolonifera

Common Name: Redosier Dogwood
Redosier Dogwood is an open, spreading shrub with low, horizontal branches. Plants spread easily by stolons, or natural layering of lower stems. Dark, blood-red bark provides winter interest.
Cornus stolonifera (sericea) 'Flaviramea'

Cornus stolonifera (sericea) 'Flaviramea'

Common Name: Yellow Twig Dogwood

'Flaviramea' Yellow Twig Dogwood is a native selection. Young shoots are bright, yellow-green. Striking in winter where planted in groves or combined with Redosier Dogwood.

Corylus americana

Corylus americana

Common Name: American Filbert
American Filbert is a shrub that forms rounded thickets. In spring, short, yellow-brown catkins bloom. Female flowers mature in summer into edible nuts that are eaten by wildlife. Fall color is beautiful and varied in color.
Corylus americana 'Sun Harvest'

Corylus americana 'Sun Harvest'

Common Name: Sun Harvest Filbert
'Sun Harvest' Filbert is an introduction of the USDA.
Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana

Common Name: European Filbert
European Filbert prefers a sunny, open location with any good soil. Will naturalize to form thickets with fibrous, suckering roots. Excellent for conservation plantings or to stabilize soil.
Corylus avellana 'Harry Lauder's Walkingstick'

Corylus avellana 'Harry Lauder's Walkingstick'

Common Name: Contorted Filbert
Contorted Filbert has contorted habit and leaves, golden catkins and gnarled branches. Eye-catching specimen plant!
Cotinus coggygria

Cotinus coggygria

Common Name: Pink Smoketree
Pink Smoketree is a multi-stemmed small tree with open habit that turns a smoky pink color from June through August. Leaves, too, are showy, turning from medium blue-green to yellow-red-purple in the fall. Good choice for a shrub border or other grouping, adaptable to many soils.
Cotinus coggygria atropurpurea

Cotinus coggygria atropurpurea

Common Name: Purple Smoketree

Purple Smoketree offers stunning purple foliage that turns red in autumn. Dark green leaves turn a spectacular mix of yellow, orange, red and burgundy in fall. The "smoke" is not its flowers but the colorful stalks that remain after the flowers have fallen.

Cotinus coggygria X obovatus 'Grace'

Cotinus coggygria X obovatus 'Grace'

Common Name: Grace Smoketree
'Grace' is an elegant hybrid of the European and North American Smoketree species. Great foliage color, brighter than species. Upright and spreading habit.
Cotinus obovatus

Cotinus obovatus

Common Name: American Smoke Tree

Very striking color in the fall that lasts three to four weeks.  Smoketree is best used in a shrub border or trained as a multiple trunked patio or accent tree.  A North American native, American Smoketree is tolerant of a wide range of adverse urban conditions - wet soil, wind, drought, compacted soil, and are native to high PH soil.

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Common Name: Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster is a low, wide spreading shrub with stiff branching patterns.  Dark glossy green leaves changing to bronzy red or purplish tones in the fall.  Effective as a bank cover, foundation plant, shrub border, or as a large area ground cover.

Crataegus crusgalli

Crataegus crusgalli

Common Name: Cockspur Hawthorn
Cockspur Hawthorn is a small tree developing a flattened crown with long horizontal branches. Clusters of white flowers bloom followed by deep red berries that persist into late fall or winter. The fruit is great for wildlife; thorns provide great protective cover.
Crataegus phaenopyrum

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Common Name: Washington Hawthorn
Washington Hawthorn is a broadly oval tree with lustrous dark green leaves. The young foliage is purple and fall color is orange, red or purple. This is the last hawthorn to flower with white flowers in early June. The glossy red fruit persists until winter. Great food and cover for wildlife.
Crataegus viridis

Crataegus viridis

Common Name: Green Hawthorn
Green Hawthorn has clusters of white flowers followed by bright red fall berries. Green Hawthorn is a thornless hawthorn variety, and a true landscape beauty. Scarlet fall foliage. Fruit lasts almost all winter. On older trunks, the bark exfoliates to expose an orange-brown inner bark.
Dalea candida

Dalea candida

Common Name: White Prairie Clover
White Prairie Clover is a member of the legume family and is known for its tall, slender, showy upright clump habit. From June through September, the flower spikes bloom with clusters of white flowers that appear like buttons, opening from the bottom upward. The seedheads persist for winter interest. It is attractive to butterflies and bees, adapts to many soil types and is drought tolerant due to its slender taproot.
Dalea purpurea

Dalea purpurea

Common Name: Purple Prairie Clover
Purple Prairie Clover is a nitrogen-fixing legume with tiny, purple flowers on compact, cone-shaped heads. It is attractive to butterflies and bees, adapts to many soil types and is drought tolerant due to its slender taproot.
Desmanthus illinoensis

Desmanthus illinoensis

Common Name: Prairie Bundleflower
Prairie Bundleflower has white, dense spheres of florets on stalks. Compound leaves have soft, fern-like appearance. Brown, sickle-shaped Prairie Bundleflower fruits are borne in clusters. Excellent wildlife plant.
Diospyros virginiana

Diospyros virginiana

Common Name: Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Dollywood'

Diospyros virginiana 'Dollywood'

Common Name: Dollywood Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Early Golden'

Diospyros virginiana 'Early Golden'

Common Name: Early Golden Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Elmo'

Diospyros virginiana 'Elmo'

Common Name: Elmo Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Garretson'

Diospyros virginiana 'Garretson'

Common Name: Garretson Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'I-94'

Diospyros virginiana 'I-94'

Common Name: I-94 Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Jiro'

Diospyros virginiana 'Jiro'

Common Name: Jiro Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Lena'

Diospyros virginiana 'Lena'

Common Name: Lena Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Rosseyanka'

Diospyros virginiana 'Rosseyanka'

Common Name: Rosseyanka Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Diospyros virginiana 'Yates'

Diospyros virginiana 'Yates'

Common Name: Yates Grafted Persimmon
Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower
In late spring to mid-summer, tall bare stems are topped with single, showy lavender pink flowers with drooping petals and cone-shaped brown seed heads. It makes a good cut or dried flower. If old flower heads are not removed the seeds are eaten by birds.
Echinacea paradoxa

Echinacea paradoxa

Common Name: Yellow Coneflower
The Yellow Coneflower is unique to the Ozarks. It boasts attractive plants with smooth leaves on stout stems up to three feet in height. The flower heads are single on long stalks with drooping, yellow petals around a broad, brown, conical seedhead with yellow stamens. Naturally occurs on glades and prairies, this plant is very drought tolerant.
Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower is a perennial favorite! Robust and drought-tolerant, this species is native to the midwestern and southeastern United States. Prefers full sun to partial shade in fertile, well-drained soils. Purple Coneflower is easy to naturalize.
Elaeagnus angustifolia

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Common Name: Russian Olive
Russian Olive is a small, thorny shrub or small tree. Its stems, buds, and leaves have a dense covering of silvery to rusty scales. Highly aromatic, creamy yellow flowers appear in June and July and are later replaced by clusters of abundant, egg-shaped, silvery fruits.
Eleocharis palustris

Eleocharis palustris

Common Name: Creeping Spike Rush
Native Creeping Spike Rush forms dense tufts of smooth, upright, unbranched stems, to two feet in height. Flowers from June through August. Seedheads are brown, scaly and conical and provide food for waterfowl. Creeping Spike Rush is distinguished from other rushes by its leaf-less stems.
Elymus canadense

Elymus canadense

Common Name: Canada Wild Rye
This fast-growing prairie grass is not only attractive, it also serves as an excellent native nurse crop for prairie seedings. The beautiful curving seedheads on five foot tall stalks resemble cultivated rye. Grows on an incredible range of soils, including bare sand, gravel, raw clay subsoil and even damp soils. Excellent for inclusion in prairie mixes for revegetation of disturbed soils.
Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Common Name: Virginia Wild Rye
Similar to Canada Wild Rye, this graceful grass grows in full sun or moderate shade. Excellent for stabilizing disturbed soils in woodland situations, the plants grow in almost any soil and does particularly well in slightly moist soils along woodland streams and floodplains. Excellent for wooded openings and forest edges, especially on cooler north and east-facing forest edges. Reseeds readily.
Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: Horsetail
Vigorously spreading clumps of cylindrical, gray-green to bright green stems with cream-colored bands accented by black fringe. Stems turn bronze in winter; flowers are cone-like spikes at the stem tips. Adapts to full sun or part shade but thrives in evenly moist soil to standing water (up to four inches).
Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Common Name: Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master is a Midwest native plant which occurs in rocky woods, prairies and glades. It was a common plant of the vast, tallgrass prairie. Rattlesnake Master has bold, basal rosettes of parallel-veined, bristly-edged, sword-shaped leaves resembling those of yucca. Tall stalks rise above foliage with tiny, stemless, greenish-white flowers tightly packed into globular, 1" diameter heads resembling thistles.
Euonymus alatus 'Compacta'

Euonymus alatus 'Compacta'

Common Name: Dwarf Burning Bush
Dwarf Burning Bush is a compact, slow growing shrub. The dark green leaves turn rose-red in fall. Excellent as a hedge, screen, or accent to evergreens.
Euonymus atropurpurea

Euonymus atropurpurea

Common Name: Eastern Wahoo
Eastern Wahoo is a shrub or small tree that blooms in the spring with small purple flowers followed by scarlet red fruit that is enjoyed by birds. Eastern Wahoo has brilliant red fall foliage.
Eupatorium coelestinum

Eupatorium coelestinum

Common Name: Mist Flower
One of the shortest of all the Eupatoriums, this native perennial version of the annual ageratum gives a good show of color from mid-summer to early fall with flat-topped flower heads of tufty, dense clusters of bright blue-violet flowers. Excellent for damp soils in shade, it grows luxuriantly in full sun when provided plenty of moisture. Creeps rapidly by rhizomes and serves as an excellent groundcover.
Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Common Name: Little Joe Pye Weed
Dwarf species of Joe Pye, native in moist soils from Maine south to South Carolina. In appearance, E. dubium is similar to E. purpureum, but more tolerant of light shade.
Fagus grandiflora

Fagus grandiflora

Common Name: American Beech
American Beech is a large tree, with a dense, oval to round crown and smooth, silvery-gray bark. The leaves are dark green, simple and sparsely-toothed with small teeth. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in pairs in a soft-spined, four-lobed husk.
Forestiera acuminata

Forestiera acuminata

Common Name: Eastern Swamp Privet

Eastern Swamp Privet, has glossy-green, pointed-oval leaves that are arranged in pairs on bright green, new twigs.  Older branches are ivory-gray and the trunk has smooth, brownish bark.  Male plants, have more showy yellow flowers, while the fruit on the female plants is a purple-black with an olive-like drupe. 

Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis'

Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis'

Common Name: Bronx Forsythia

This low growing forsythia is used as a groundcover in mass plantings and on banks. 

Forsythia x intermedia 'Courtasol'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Courtasol'

Common Name: Gold Tide Forsythia
Hardy, rapid, and upright growing, 'Gold Tide' Forsythia is an excellent, compact, dwarf cultivar of the classic shrub. Light yellow flowers open fully and are very heavily distributed along the stems in spring before the foliage emerges.
Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Gold'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Gold'

Common Name: Lynwood Gold Forsythia
Hardy, rapid, and upright growing, 'Lynwood Gold' Forsythia is an excellent cultivar of the classic shrub with brilliant golden spring flowers that open fully all along stems before foliage.
Fothergilla x intermedia 'Mount Airy'

Fothergilla x intermedia 'Mount Airy'

Common Name: Mount Airy Fothergilla
'Mount Airy' offers abundant, fragrant white spring flowers after the foliage emerges. Flowers have a honey-scented frangance. Leathery, dark green leaves turn shades of yellow, orange and red-purple in fall.
Franklinia alatamaha

Franklinia alatamaha

Common Name: Franklinia Tree
Franklinia Tree, or Ben Franklin's Tree, is an excellent small tree with magnolia-like white flowers in late summer. The large, shiny green leaves turn a brilliant red in the fall.
Fraxinus americana

Fraxinus americana

Common Name: White Ash
White Ash is a large and fast growing shade tree. One of the first trees to color in fall, White Ash has outstanding fall colors ranging from yellow to deep purple and maroon. The leaves are compound with five to nine leaflets. The bark is ash gray with furrows, which form diamond-shaped areas.
Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata

Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata

Common Name: Green Ash

Green Ash is a large and fast growing shade tree. Adapts to many sites. Upright habit, spreading with age. Fall color is yellow but less colorful than White Ash.

Fraxinus quadrangulata

Fraxinus quadrangulata

Common Name: Blue Ash
Blue Ash is a large and fast growing shade tree is adaptable to many sites. Habit is strongly upright and spreading with age. It has compound leaves with five to nine leaflets and gray bark. Blue Ash bark is pale beige to gray and has furrows that form diamond shaped areas.
Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum

Common Name: Wild Geranium
In spring, Wild Geranium, a clump-forming woodland perennial forms a mound of deeply cut, palmately-lobed, dark green foliage. Wild Geranium flowers for six to seven weeks with 1 1/4" diameter, medium-pink to lilac, saucer-shaped, five-petaled flowers.
Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba

Common Name: Ginkgo

Ginkgo is a great tree with rounded form for urban environments. Unique fan-shaped leaves turn gold in fall.

Gleditsia triacanthos

Gleditsia triacanthos

Common Name: Honeylocust

Honeylocust is a fast-growing tree with fragrant, white spring flowers. Its delicate, open silhouette lets grass grow underneath. Tiny leaflets turn yellow or yellow-green in fall. Pollution, salt- and drought-tolerant. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Prefers full sun.

Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Shademaster®'

Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Shademaster®'

Common Name: Shademaster® Thornless Honeylocust

Shademaster Honeylocust is a fast-growing tree found on moist bottomlands or limestone soils. Hardy and tolerant of drought and salinity, it a good choice for windbreaks and erosion control, and for demanding urban settings.

Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Skycole'

Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Skycole'

Common Name: Skyline Thornless Honeylocust
Skyline Thornless Honeylocust is a fast-growing tree with fragrant, white spring flowers. Its leaves are rounded with bright golden tips. Fall foliage is a golden yellow. The small leaves and open crown lets grass grow underneath. Pollution, salt- and drought-tolerant.
Glyceria striata

Glyceria striata

Common Name: Fowl Manna Grass
Fowl Manna Grass is tolerant of any soil. It can grow in part shade or sun. Fowl Manna Grass requires wet soil and can grow in standing water. Plants of this genus are often planted in and around water gardens because they have attractive open flowering heads.
Gymnocladus dioicus

Gymnocladus dioicus

Common Name: Kentucky Coffeetree

Native Kentucky Coffeetree adapts to wide variety of sites. Upright crown and heavy branching.

Halesia carolina

Halesia carolina

Common Name: Carolina Silverbell

Carolina Silverbell is a small native tree with white, bell-shaped spring flowers. Full sun or partial shade.

Hamamelis vernalis

Hamamelis vernalis

Common Name: Spring Witchhazel
From late winter into early spring, this unique native shrub blooms when little else is flowering. The fragrant yellow flowers of Spring Witchhazel can persist for three to four weeks and may be clustered or solitary. Spring Witchhazel flowers are yellow to dark red in color.
Hamamelis virginiana

Hamamelis virginiana

Common Name: American Witchhazel

American Witchhazel is a tall shrub or small tree with upright spreading branches. Fragrant, yellow fall or early winter flowers open are a boon to migrating hummingbirds. The golden fall leaf color can be outstanding and often occurs at the same time of bloom.

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Common Name: Sneezeweed
Erect, clump-forming, native perennial which occurs in moist soils along streams, ponds or ditches. Typically grows three to five feet tall on rigid, distinctively winged stems which branch near the top. Features clusters of daisy-like flowers with distinctive wedge-shaped, bright yellow petals and muted yellow centers.
Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum

Common Name: Purple-Head Sneezeweed
The very dark-colored disk distinguishes Purple-Head Sneezeweed from other species of sneezeweed which have yellow-green disks. On all sneezeweeds, the yellow ray petals have three lobes which distinguish sneezeweeds from Black-eyed Susan and other yellow coneflowers. Occurs along pond margins and streambanks, in ditches, wet meadows, wet pastures and on moist areas of glades.
Helianthus maximiliani

Helianthus maximiliani

Common Name: Sunflower Maximiliani

Tall and largely unbranched, except where flowers occur.  Beautiful yellow flowers are perfect for a tall tight landscape.

Helianthus occidentalis

Helianthus occidentalis

Common Name: Western Sunflower
In late summer to fall, the bright yellow flowers of Western Sunflower appear on leafless, hairy stems. Western Sunflower seeds are enjoyed by birds. Good species for dry sites and prairie plantings.
Helianthus strumosus

Helianthus strumosus

Common Name: Paleleaf Woodland Sunflower
The large, yellow flowers of Woodland Sunflower brighten up shady gardens from late summer into early autumn. Woodland Sunflower grows well on the edges of woodlands and in woodland openings, but does best when receiving a few hours of direct sunlight. The plants spreads by rhizomes to form large stands. Like all sunflowers, the flowers of Woodland Sunflower produce seed that is enjoyed by songbirds. The woodland garden typically lacks summer color. Woodland Sunflower cures that problem! Grows three to five feet in any well-drained soil. As with all sunflowers, birds go nuts on the seeds.
Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides

Common Name: Ox-eye Sunflower
Ox-eye Sunflower blooms for weeks in late summer with golden yellow daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies. Ox-eye Sunflower makes a good cut flower and songbirds enjoy the mature seed.
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Common Name: Palace Purple Coral Bells
Unique deep purple foliage with dark red stems fade to bronzed green in hot summers. Small pink and white flowers bloom in spring and last into the summer.
Hibiscus lasiocarpos

Hibiscus lasiocarpos

Common Name: Rose Mallow
Rose Mallow plants take shrub-like form and offer showy blooms in mid-summer for many weeks. The white or pink flowers of Rose Mallow have red centers and are four to five inches across.
Hibiscus militaris

Hibiscus militaris

Common Name: Rose Mallow
Easy-to-grow plant that will bloom equally well in full sun or part shade, as long as soil is kept evenly moist. Flowers seem to hold their pink tinge better where not exposed to direct overhead at midday.
Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow
Multi-stemmed, shrub-like herbaceous perennial which dies back in winter and re-sprouts in spring. The leaves are velvety beneath and smooth on top. The flowers are about six inches across, with white or pink petals and crimson centers.
Hibiscus palustris

Hibiscus palustris

Common Name: Swamp Rose Mallow

Sub species of Hibiscus moscheutos, Hibiscus palustris is a beautiful plant that grows well in the sun, and will take a wet soil.

Hibiscus syriacus

Hibiscus syriacus

Common Name: Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus, or Rose of Sharon, lends a great tropical look to northern gardens. This resilient Rose of Sharon has double blooms that cover the shrub from early summer till frost. The nectar attracts lots of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens

Common Name: Wild Hydrangea
Wild Hydrangea plants form rounded mounds and bloom in June with large clusters of flat, creamy white flowers that last for many weeks and can be used in dried flower arrangements. Wild Hydrangea flowers are pollen-rich and attract butterflies and other pollinators.
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Common Name: Annabelle Hydrangea
'Annabelle' Hydrangea is a shade-loving plant with erect white blooms. The plants are resistant to Japanese Beetle. Large, coarse, dark green leaves. Thrives in shade. Cut back Annabelle Hydrangea each spring to encourage blooms. Excellent in border, foundation, and mass plantings.
Hydrangea arborescens 'Hills of Snow'

Hydrangea arborescens 'Hills of Snow'

Common Name: Hills of Snow Hydrangea
Hills of Snow Hydrangea is a bold, dominant plant with spectacular creamy white bloom heads that last up to two months. Coarse, dark green leaves. Excellent in shady border, foundation and mass plantings.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'

Common Name: Glowing Embers Hydrangea

Glowing Embers Hydrangea is an ornamental shrub with large, lush crimson flowers. Compact habit, coarse foliage, and disease- and pest-resistant.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'

Common Name: Penny Mac Hydrangea
'Penny Mac' Hydrangea blooms on new wood with a tight growth habit. Blooms consistently, even if the first buds are killed by a late frost.
Hydrangea macrophylla Bailmer 'Endless Summer pp15298'

Hydrangea macrophylla Bailmer 'Endless Summer pp15298'

Common Name: Endless Summer® Hydrangea
'Endless Summer' Hydrangea blooms spring through fall. Cold hardy. Large mophead flowers bloom on past and current season growth, assuring every season will produce a spectacular show.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pee Gee'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pee Gee'

Common Name: Pee Gee Hydrangea
'Pee Gee' Hydrangea is a bold plant with large white flower clusters that last up to two months. Resistant to Japanese Beetle. Excellent in shady borders, spectacular massed.
Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Dramatic, white-blooming shrub with four seasons of interest. Deeply lobed foliage turns brilliant crimson in fall.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

Common Name: Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea

'Alice' is a superior hydrangea selection that branches well. Full, rounded shrub that bears foot-long white flower clusters that age to soft rose as they mature. Stunning burgundy red fall color and peeling cinnamon bark make this an outstanding year-round shrub. Matures at 8-12 feet high and wide.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Common Name: Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

Dramatic, white-blooming shrub with four seasons of interest. White, 8-inch-long, conical flower clusters bloom through summer and dry a rosy pink. Deeply lobed foliage turns brilliant crimson in fall.

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Common Name: Sunburst Hypericum
Sunburst Hypericum is a small, dense shrub. Bright yellow summer blooms are showy. Brown fall seed pods remain on the plant all winter.
Hypericum prolificum

Hypericum prolificum

Common Name: Shrubby St. John's Wort
Shrubby St. John's Wort is a dense shrub with stiff erect stems and blue-green leaves blooms in summer with showy, yellow flowers. Brown seed pods form in fall and remain on the plant all winter Older gray bark of Shrubby St. John's Wort peels back to expose a pale orange interior.
Ilex decidua

Ilex decidua

Common Name: Deciduous Holly

Deciduous Holly is a shrub or small tree. White spring flowers are followed by orange or red berries on female plants.

Ilex decidua 'Red River'

Ilex decidua 'Red River'

Common Name: Red River Holly
'Red River Holly' is a female selection of Deciduous Holly that has prolific fruiting. 'Red River Holly' can be used as a shrub or small tree. It produces white flowers in late spring and early summer followed by orange or red berries on female plants.
Ilex glabra 'Compacta'

Ilex glabra 'Compacta'

Common Name: Inkberry
Inkberry is a very compact shrub for variety of sites. 'Compacta' is a dense cultivar of the native shrub.
Ilex opaca

Ilex opaca

Common Name: American Holly
American Holly is an evergreen tree with a narrow, pyramidal crown and dark green leaves produces red berries on the female plant that ripen in October and persist through the winter. American Holly berries attract birds.
Ilex verticillata

Ilex verticillata

Common Name: Winterberry Holly
Winterberry is a slow-growing, suckering shrub with upright, rounded habit. Fruit occurs on female plants and requires male plant for pollination.
Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Common Name: Southern Gentleman Winterberry
'Southern Gentleman' Winterberry is a male winterberry cultivar necessary for pollination of all southern female winterberries with later overlapping bloom time.
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

Common Name: Winter Red Winterberry Holly
Winterberry is slow-growing with upright rounded habit. Heavy fruiting, bright red color.
Iris cristata

Iris cristata

Common Name: Crested Iris
Blue flowers of Crested Iris float above the foliage which remains handsome through summer. Crested Iris is a good choice for a naturalized ground cover.
Iris fulva

Iris fulva

Common Name: Copper Iris
In late spring, beardless, crestless, deep copper flowers bloom. The flowers are attractive to and are pollinated by hummingbirds. The leaves are bright green and sword shaped; they remain attractive all season long.
Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor

Common Name: Blue Flag
A hardy lakeshore perennial of shallow water, two to three tall. Flowers bloom May to June and are large and showy. Petals are light to deep blue with yellow and whitish markings at the base of the sepals. Each stem bears two or three flowers. The well developed flower petals and sepals spread out nearly flat. Good for water gardens and bogs. One of the easiest, and showiest, of native aquatics for the home gardener.
Iris virginica shrevei

Iris virginica shrevei

Common Name: Southern Blue Flag
Southern Blue Flag has narrow, bright green leaves and fragrant, blue violet flowers with falls crested in yellow and white. Southern Blue Flag is a perfect choice for rain gardens and along pond edges.
Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire
Broad habit with slender upright branches that eventually arch over. Blooms in May or June with fragrant clusters of drooping creamy white flowers. In fall, the dark green leaves turn scarlet and remain showy for many weeks.
Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Common Name: Native Virginia Sweetspire

Native Virginia Sweetspire is an erect, rounded, deciduous shrub with fragrant, drooping clusters of white flowers. Leaves turn red in fall.

Itea virginica 'Little Henry'

Itea virginica 'Little Henry'

Common Name: Little Henry Sweetspire
Lightly scented, white flowers bloom in early summer. Mounded, compact habit for rain gardens, moist beds and borders. Vibrant red fall color is persistent.
Itea virginica 'Merlot'

Itea virginica 'Merlot'

Common Name: Merlot Sweetspire

Beautiful plant for cut flowers and container growing.  Works great in the landscape but requires consistent moisture.

Juglans cinerea

Juglans cinerea

Common Name: Butternut
Native Butternut, or White Walnut, is a slow-growing tree. The butternut is a prized wildlife food.
Juglans nigra

Juglans nigra

Common Name: Black Walnut
Black Walnut, is a fast-growing Midwest native tree of bottomlands and open fields. Its beautiful, fine-grained wood is prized for woodworking and quality veneer. Nutmeats enjoyed by humans and wildlife.
Juglans nigra 'Emma K Grafted'

Juglans nigra 'Emma K Grafted'

Common Name: Emma K Grafted Walnut

Emma K is known for its large oval nut.  Very productive in annual cropping of walnuts.  Emma K has a high percentage of meat while being one of the thinnest shelled black walnuts.

Juglans nigra 'Orchard Selections'

Juglans nigra 'Orchard Selections'

Common Name: Black Walnut

Improved seedling varieties such as Purdue #1, Quick Crop, and Sauber.  Named seedlings are grown from collected seed of clonal grafted varietes in isolated orchards.  These half siblings are a result of cross pollination of a clonal named varieties.  They exhibit improved characteristics of the parent varieties and are improved over regular seedlings with unkown parentage.

Juglans nigra 'Purdue #1'

Juglans nigra 'Purdue #1'

Common Name: Purdue #1 Black Walnut
'Purdue #1' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production.
Juglans nigra 'Quick Crop'

Juglans nigra 'Quick Crop'

Common Name: Quick Crop Black Walnut
'Quick Crop' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with early nut production.
Juglans nigra 'Sauber'

Juglans nigra 'Sauber'

Common Name: Sauber Black Walnut
'Sauber' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production.
Juglans nigra 'Sauber Grafted'

Juglans nigra 'Sauber Grafted'

Common Name: Sauber Grafted Walnut

Sauber Grafted Black Walnut is excellent in nut quality.  With thirty percent kernel averaging eighteen nuts per pounds.

Juglans nigra 'Thomas Black'

Juglans nigra 'Thomas Black'

Common Name: Thomas Black Walnut
'Thomas Black' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production.
Juglans regia 'Carpathian'

Juglans regia 'Carpathian'

Common Name: Carpathian Walnut
'Carpathian' is a rapidly-growing walnut cultivar with good nut production. 'Carpathian' is a cultivar with seed origin in Michigan. It has tolerated winter temperatures as low as -34 degrees.
Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Common Name: Soft Rush
Soft Rush is a common wetland species with unique, side stem inflorescence. Blooms from May through September. Soft Rush plants will naturalize forming large clumps when left undisturbed.
Juniperus virginiana

Juniperus virginiana

Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern Red Cedar is an upright evergreen. Densely pyramidal when young, pendulous with age. Aromatic. Birds enjoy its blue, berry-like summer cones.
Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica

Common Name: Knautia
Knautia is one of the finest perennials for the border we have seen. It has a very long season of flowering lasting well into the autumn and early winter. Knautia's dense, double, pin cushion scabious like flowers are a brilliantly strong cherry red, a rare colour in border flowers. Makes a large, neat, rounded bushy plant producing many flowers which are excellent for cutting. Easy to grow and undemanding. Flowers summer/autumn.
Koelreuteria paniculata

Koelreuteria paniculata

Common Name: Golden Rain Tree
Golden Raintree is a dense tree with rounded crown. Medium to fast growth. New leaves are purple, turn green, then gold in fall. Yellow flowers cover the entire crown in spring.
Lespedeza virginica

Lespedeza virginica

Common Name: Slender Bush Clover
Slender Bush Clover is a common native species throughout the Midwest. The plant and its seeds are eaten by a variety of wildlife and livestock. It can be identified by its leaves, which are slender and hairy on both surfaces.
Liatris aspera

Liatris aspera

Common Name: Rough Blazing Star
Rough Blazing Star is an upright, clump-forming, native perennial. This wildflower occurs on dry prairies and rights-of-way. Flower spikes are composed of rounded, fluffy, deep rose-purple flower heads (each 3/4" across) which are crowded into long, terminal flower spikes atop rigid, leafy flower stalks.
Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Common Name: Meadow Blazing Star

Fluffy thistle like flower heads, form in an upright clump of rose purple flowers.  Butterflies, hummingbirds, and songbirds love this plant. 

Liatris mucronata 'Cusp Blazing Star'

Liatris mucronata 'Cusp Blazing Star'

Common Name: Cusp Blazing Star

Cusp Blazing Star is a vital plant during fall migration of butterflies and hummingbirds.  A strong rooted perennial, roots can develop and grow as deep as 16 feet.  Cusp clings to poor, infertile, well drained soil.

Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star
In July and August, unbranched stalks of Prairie Blazing Star bear dense spikes of fuschia flowers on strong stems creating dramatic landscape statement. Nectar-rich flowers of Prairie Blazing Star attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Ligustrum X vicaryi 'Golden Vicary'

Ligustrum X vicaryi 'Golden Vicary'

Common Name: Golden Vicary Privet

Golden Vicary Privet makes an excellent hedge. Good growth rate with dense, semi-evergreen foliage. Newer growth is vibrant gold, maturing to bright green.

Lindera benzoin

Lindera benzoin

Common Name: Spicebush
Spicebush is a broad, rounded multi-stemmed shrub covered with fragrant, yellow-green flowers in March and April. In fall, the aromatic light green leaves of Spicebush turn a deep yellow-gold while birds feed on the small, brilliant red fruits produced on female plants.
Liquidambar styraciflua

Liquidambar styraciflua

Common Name: Sweetgum
The deep green, glossy, star-shaped leaves of Sweetgum turn a wonderful medley of colors in fall ranging from orange to purple to red on a single Sweetgum tree. In the fall, golf-ball size brown fruit with sharp points form.
Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera

Common Name: Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar is a stately tree. Pyramidal when young, rounded when mature. Leaves turn golden yellow in fall. Tulip-shaped summer flowers followed by interesting fruit.
Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal Flower
Dozens of brilliant red flowers bloom on Cardinal Flower's strong, upright stems in late summer. Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar of Cardinal Flower.
Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Blue Lobelia
Stout spikes of two-lipped flowers bloom on Blue Lobelia in fall. In optimum growing conditions Blue Lobelia may self-seed forming attractive colonies.
Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera

Common Name: Osage Orange
Osage Orange is a small tree. The fruit has a textured rind, is nearly spherical and is filled with a sticky white sap. In fall, fruits turns a bright yellow-green and have citrus fragrance.
Magnolia acuminata

Magnolia acuminata

Common Name: Cucumber Tree

The largest of Magnolia's, Cucumber Tree is a wide spread excellent shade tree.  Cucumber Tree has a coarse textured leaves with greenish white fragrant flowers.

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora

Common Name: Southern Magnolia

The popular landscape tree, Southern Magnolia, has large fragrant white flowers and evergreen leaves that make it one of the most splendid of forest trees.

Magnolia stellata 'Star'

Magnolia stellata 'Star'

Common Name: Star Magnolia
Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'

Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'

Common Name: Waterlily Magnolia
Waterlily Magnolia is a variety of Star Magnolia, but with larger, more fragrant flowers and more abundant petals. Buds are pink, while blooms are white.
Magnolia virginiana

Magnolia virginiana

Common Name: Sweetbay Magnolia
Sweetbay Magnolia is a vigorous grower with upright growth habit and lemon-scented, creamy white flowers. Heavy, mid-spring flowering continues through summer. Glossy semi-evergreen foliage. Cone-like fruits contain bright red seeds, a fall food source for birds.
Magnolia X liliiflora 'Ann'

Magnolia X liliiflora 'Ann'

Common Name: Ann Magnolia

Ann is an open, rounded shrub. Red-purple blooms appear before dark green foliage that is tinged with rusty red.

Magnolia X liliiflora 'Jane'

Magnolia X liliiflora 'Jane'

Common Name: Jane Magnolia

Jane, a broad-rounded shrub magnolia, has reddish purple flowers that are white on the inside and appear before glossy, deciduous foliage.

Magnolia X loebneri 'Dr. Merrill'

Magnolia X loebneri 'Dr. Merrill'

Common Name: Dr. Merrill Magnolia
Profuse 3" diameter blooms on Dr. Merrill Magnolia, a densely branched cultivar of the species.
Magnolia X loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Magnolia X loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Common Name: Leonard Messel Magnolia

Leonard Messel is similar Dr. Merrill, but with deep pink buds that open to soft pink flowers instead of white.

Malus 'Wildlife'

Malus 'Wildlife'

Common Name: Wildlife Crabapple

Conservation Grade Crabapples suited perfectly for 'Wildlife' plantings.  It offers excellent red fruit and glossy dark red bark, suitable for most sites.

Malus domestica

Malus domestica

Common Name: Domestic Apple
Malus ioensis

Malus ioensis

Common Name: Prairie Crabapple

Native crabapple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers. Excellent food and cover for wildlife.

Malus sargentii

Malus sargentii

Common Name: Sargent Crabapple
Sargent Crabapple is a dwarf, spreading crab with white flowers. Birds enjoy glossy red fruits.
Malus spp 'Indian Magic'

Malus spp 'Indian Magic'

Common Name: Indian Magic Flowering Crabapple

Single, deep pink flowers emerge from red buds on this open-branched tree. Its glossy, red fruits change to orange in late fall and last into winter.  

Malus spp 'JFS-KW5 PP14375'

Malus spp 'JFS-KW5 PP14375'

Common Name: Royal Raindrops®

Royal Raindrops® has superior disease resistance, adaptability, heat and drought tolerant, makes this unique crabapple, king.  Eye popping magenta-pink blooms, with the deep purple foliage, makes this an excellent choice for landscape.

 

 

Malus spp 'Prairifire'

Malus spp 'Prairifire'

Common Name: Prairiefire Crabapple
'Prairiefire' combines beautiful purplish foliage with deep pink to red, long lasting flowers, excellent red fruit and glossy dark red bark.
Malus spp 'Profusion'

Malus spp 'Profusion'

Common Name: Profusion Crabapple

'Profusion' puts on two shows, first, its bold, fragrant, magenta-pink flowers in spring and later, dark red fruits in fall. This hybrid, disease-resistant deciduous tree has an upright and spreading shape with leaves that emerge purple just after the flower buds.

Malus spp 'Robinson'

Malus spp 'Robinson'

Common Name: Robinson Crabapple
The disease resistant bronze-green foliage of Robinson Crabapple holds late into season and changes to coppery-orange in fall. Deep pink, spring flowers followed by persistent fruit.
Malus spp 'Snowdrift'

Malus spp 'Snowdrift'

Common Name: Snowdrift Crabapple

Rounded to oval shape with dense, lustrous green foliage. Pink buds opening to single, abundant, white flowers are followed by orange-red 3/8" fruit.

Mertensia virginica

Mertensia virginica

Common Name: Virginia Bluebells
In March and April, pink flower buds open to sky blue on Virginia Bluebells, a spring ephemeral. Ephemeral plants are those whose foliage goes dormant in summer. The foliage of Virginia Bluebells is blue-green. Virginia Bluebells naturalize well making it a great choice for the shade or woodland garden.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Common Name: Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood is the 100-million year old tree! Appearance is similar to Bald Cypress.
Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Allegheny Monkey Flower
Allegheny Monkey Flower is a rhizomatous, Midwest native. The upright perennial occurs in swampy areas, wet meadows and along shorelines. Lavender, snapdragon-like flowers bloom all summer. Flowers have two-lipped, open-mouthed corollas.
Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Common Name: Bee Balm
With a long summer bloom period the whorls of Bee Balm's purple spotted, pink to white flowers are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds while the gray-green foliage of Bee Balm is aromatic.
Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa

Common Name: Wild Bergamot
With a long summer bloom period the whorls of Wild Bergamot's lavender flowers are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds while the gray-green foliage of Wild Bergamot is aromatic.
Monarda russeliana

Monarda russeliana

Common Name: Redpurple Beebalm

Redpurple Bee Balm blooms from late spring through fall. It provides an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. The gray-green foliage is aromatic.

Morus alba

Morus alba

Common Name: Common Mulberry
Morus alba 'Chaparral'

Morus alba 'Chaparral'

Common Name: Chaparral Mulberry
Chaparral Mulberry is a weeping type Mulberry tree with emerald green, lobed cut foliage. Grown from tissue culture (own root) and is completely fruitless. Cascading branches will give this tree the its unique umbrella look. Its small size makes this tree fit well into any landscape.
Morus nigra

Morus nigra

Common Name: Black Mulberry

Black Mulberry generally stands out among the other Mulberries for having the best tasting fruit.  Trees are known to be very long lived and can bear fruit for over 100 years.

 

Morus rubra

Morus rubra

Common Name: Red Mulberry
Red Mulberry is sometime referred to as a perennial tree. Its most active growth period in the spring and summer. Red Mulberry has inconspicuous green flowers, with small purple fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in early spring, followed by summer fruiting.
Myrica pensylvanica

Myrica pensylvanica

Common Name: Northern Bayberry
Long-lived, slow-growing deciduous shrub with green foliage, inconspicuous yellow male flowers and small blue fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is in late spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall.
Nymphaea odorata

Nymphaea odorata

Common Name: Fragrant Water Lily
Fragrant Water Lily is a floating aquatic plant with large, fragrant, white or pink flowers and flat, round, floating leaves. Lily leaves are green above and purple on reverse. There is one fragrant flower per stem. Flowers float on the water and are open only in the morning.
Nyssa aquatica

Nyssa aquatica

Common Name: Water Tupelo
Water Tupelo is a large, long-lived tree of southern swamps and flood plains. Tolerates periodic inundation.
Nyssa sylvatica

Nyssa sylvatica

Common Name: Black Gum
Black Gum rivals anything for fall color with spectrum of glowing shades. Fruit is favored by many birds.
Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Common Name: Wildfire Black Gum
Attractive glossy, dark green leaves turn fluorescent spectrum of colors in fall. Alligator-like textured bark is dark gray to almost black. Prefers moist soil.
Oenothera macrocarpa

Oenothera macrocarpa

Common Name: Big Fruit Evening Primrose
Big Fruit Evening Primrose offers large, showy flowers that open in the evening but last only one day. Big Fruit Evening Primrose is native throughout the central and southern United States. Big Fruit Evening Primrose thrives in poor soil and is quite drought tolerant.
Ostrya virginiana

Ostrya virginiana

Common Name: Eastern Hophornbeam
Eastern Hophornbeam is an understory tree with a rounded to pyramidal shape. Fall foliage is yellow.
Oxydendrum arboreum

Oxydendrum arboreum

Common Name: Sourwood
Sourwood has a pyramidal form with a rounded top and drooping branches. Leaves turn yellow, red and purple in fall. Flowers are white, urn-shaped and fragrant.
Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Switch Grass
Switch Grass is a clump-forming, warm season native grass. Plants provide cover for wildlife; birds feed on the seeds. Switch Grass spreads both by rhizomes and seed.
Parthenium integrifolium

Parthenium integrifolium

Common Name: Wild Quinine
From late spring to late summer, the wooly-looking, white flowers of Wild Quinine bloom in broad, flat-topped heads. The long-petioled basal leaves are larger than the stem leaves and grow in a distinct clump. The leaves of Wild Quinine are aromatic.
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Common Name: Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper is a prolific climber.  The flowers are small and greenish, produced in clusters in late springs, and mature in late summer or early fall into small hard purplish black berries.  These berries contain oxalic acid, which is poisonous to humans and mammals, but despite being poisonous to mammals, they provide important winter food source for birds.

Penstemon digitalis

Penstemon digitalis

Common Name: Foxglove Beard Tongue
In May and June, Foxglove Beard Tongue produces tubular white flowers that are carried on strong stems provide nectar for hummingbirds. In the fall, the foliage of Foxglove Beard Tongue turns reddish. Attractive seed heads are also produced on this handsome addition to the garden.
Philadelphus X virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'

Philadelphus X virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'

Common Name: Minnesota Snowflake Mockorange
'Minnesota Snowflake' is a selection of the old-fashioned favorite. 'Minnesota Snowflake'. Large, fragrant, white, double flowers bloom in late spring or early summer. Good cold tolerance.
Phlox paniculata

Phlox paniculata

Common Name: Garden Phlox
Garden Phlox is a wonderfully fragrant spring native wildflower. Its clusters of pink flowers make a great addition in spring to any rain garden or moist borders with dappled shade.
Phlox paniculata

Phlox paniculata

Common Name: Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'David'

Phlox paniculata 'David'

Common Name: David Garden Phlox
David Garden Phlox is the most mildew-resistant phlox to date. The wonderfully fragrant giant flower heads of David Garden Phlox adorn the top of the plant during the late spring and summer.
Physocarpus opulifolius

Physocarpus opulifolius

Common Name: Ninebark
Ninebark blooms for weeks in summer with clusters of white flowers. In fall, its seed clusters are enjoyed by birds. Exfoliating mature bark provides additional winter interest.
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Common Name: Diablo Ninebark
'Diablo'® (P.P. 11211) has white spring flower clusters, purple foliage and reddish fall seed clusters.
Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana

Common Name: Obedient Plant
Obedient Plant, a native wildflower, is easily grown in average to moist well-drained soil in full sun. Obedient Plant forms erect clumps and naturalizes easily in gardens. Stiff, square stems feature dense spikes of pinkish, snapdragon-like flowers which bloom throughout the summer. Blooms from bottom to top on each spike. Leaves are narrow, lance-shaped and sharp-toothed.
Picea abies

Picea abies

Common Name: Norway Spruce
Norway Spruce is a large evergreen coniferous tree which occurs throughout northeast Europe. Norway Spruce is prized for blue-green needle color and excellent landscape form.
Pinus echinata

Pinus echinata

Common Name: Shortleaf Pine
Shortleaf Pine occurs in dry, sandy or rocky upland areas in the Ozark region. Medium-sized, fast-growing with short pyramidal crown that broadens with age.
Pinus palustris

Pinus palustris

Common Name: Longleaf Pine
Long-lived Longleaf Pine occurs on poor soils in dry, sandy or rocky upland areas. Trees can live as much as 300 years.
Pinus rigida X taeda

Pinus rigida X taeda

Common Name: Pitch Loblolly Pine

Pitch Loblolly Pine is a pine hybrid that combines the winter hardiness of Pitch Pine and the rapid growth rate of Loblolly Pine. Extensive, fibrous roots allow it to adapt to extreme soil conditions. Excellent for fast screens, conservation plantings or sites with poor soil and droughty conditions.

Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus

Common Name: White Pine
White Pine is a large evergreen used as a specimen, in group plantings, windbreaks, or visual screens.
Pinus taeda

Pinus taeda

Common Name: Loblolly Pine
Loblolly Pine is a rapid growing evergreen with loose pyramidal shape in youth, horizontal branches and rounded crown.
Pinus taeda X echinata

Pinus taeda X echinata

Common Name: Shortleaf Loblolly Pine

Shortleaf Loblolly Pine is a pine hybrid that combines the benefits and growth rates of both the Shortleaf and Loblolly Pines. Extensive, fibrous root system enables it to adapt to extreme soil conditions. Excellent for poor sites or projects where rapid growth is needed.

Platanus occidentalis

Platanus occidentalis

Common Name: Sycamore
Sycamore develops a massive trunk with an open wide-spreading crown and has leaves that can grow to nine inches in width. In winter, Sycamore's characteristic large patches of creamy white inner bark are prominent making it a winter landscape standout.
Polygonatum biflorum

Polygonatum biflorum

Common Name: Solomon's Seal
Solomon's Seal's small, greenish-white flowers hang from arching stems giving way to blue summer berries. Fall foliage of Solomon's Seal turns golden. Develops handsome stands in shady environments, spreading slowly by creeping rhizomes.
Polystichum acrostichoides

Polystichum acrostichoides

Common Name: Christmas Fern
Glossy, deep-green, fronds of Christmas Fern emerge upright and arch gently. Christmas Fern fronds eventually lay down to cover the ground as they mature.
Polystichum polyblepharum

Polystichum polyblepharum

Common Name: Korean Tassel Fern
Pontederia cordata

Pontederia cordata

Common Name: Pickerel Plant
The blue-violet flower spikes of this hardy emergent water plant stand out at the edge of a pond or in a small pool from June through October. Large stands make a very showy statement. Glossy green, lance-shaped leaves grow vertically out of the water.
Populus deltoides

Populus deltoides

Common Name: Eastern Cottonwood
Eastern Cottonwood has smooth gray or white bark. Tiny flowers in long drooping catkins are produced in spring, followed by fluffy seeds.
Populus deltoides 'Siouxland'

Populus deltoides 'Siouxland'

Common Name: Siouxland Cottonwood (Male)
Eastern Cottonwood has smooth gray or white bark. Leaves are usually roughly triangular or diamond-shaped, on a long stalk, with a paler green or white underside. The seedless male clone of this species affords the benefits of fast growth and soil stabilization without the fluffy seeds.
Populus tremuloides

Populus tremuloides

Common Name: Quaking Aspen
A tall, fast growing tree, with smooth greenish-white to gray bark that is marked by thick black horizontal scars and prominent black knots. The leaves on mature trees are nearly round with small rounded teeth. The early spring flowers, or catkins, are produced before the leaves.
Potentilla arguta

Potentilla arguta

Common Name: Tall Cinquefoil
Prairie Cinquefoil has stout, erect stems that rise from tufted, basal hairy leaves. Flowers are crowded in one large, terminal cluster or several smaller lateral groups. Each flower's five petals are pale yellow or creamy white surrounding a clump of yellow stamens.
Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Common Name: Abbotswood Potentilla
'Abbotswood' has dark green foliage, perfect with bright white summer flowers.
Prunus americana

Prunus americana

Common Name: American Plum
American Plum is grown as a multi-stemmed shrub. American Plum, is a thicket forming native tree and is among the first to bloom in spring with pure white, fragrant flowers.
Prunus americana 'Marsh'

Prunus americana 'Marsh'

Common Name: Midwest Premium Plum
Midwest Premium Plum offers excellent wildlife food and cover, windbreaks or for soil erosion.
Prunus angustifolia

Prunus angustifolia

Common Name: Chickasaw Plum
Chickasaw Plum is very similar to American Plum with larger fruits.
Prunus armeniaca vulgaris

Prunus armeniaca vulgaris

Common Name: Hardy Apricot
Hardy Apricot is a small, roundheaded, low branched tree. It is native to Manchuria, Siberia and Korea. White to pink flowers appear in May followed by the small edible fruit which ripens in July and August.
Prunus besseyi

Prunus besseyi

Common Name: Western Sandcherry
Western Sandcherry is a small, winter-hardy, native shrub. It is relatively short-lived. Edible fruits which are dark purple to black.
Prunus cerasifera

Prunus cerasifera

Common Name: Newport Plum
'Newport' is an exceptionally hardy purple-leaf cherry plum tree. 'Newport' has a rounded habit with light bronze new growth, which matures into a dark purple. Flowers are pale pink to white. Some trees produce small, dull purple, plum-like fruit. Highly decorative tree with beautiful foliage.
Prunus pennsylvanica

Prunus pennsylvanica

Common Name: Pin Cherry
Pin Cherry is a small native tree. The Pin Cherry has green foliage and conspicuous white spring flowers, followed by red summer fruits or seeds. The Pin Cherry has a short life span and rapid growth rate.
Prunus persica

Prunus persica

Common Name: Red Leaf Peach
Red Leaf Peach is a dwarf tree grown for its long, narrow foliage that holds its red color well throughout the season.
Prunus serotina

Prunus serotina

Common Name: Black Cherry
Black Cherry's small white, spring flowers are followed by red summer fruits that ripen to black.
Prunus serrulata

Prunus serrulata

Common Name: Kwanzan Cherry
Kwanzan Cherry is a Japanese Cherry noted for prolific spring blooms. Does best in full sun.
Prunus spp. 'X Snowfozam'

Prunus spp. 'X Snowfozam'

Common Name: Snow Fountain® Weeping Cherry

Snow Fountain is an apt name for this ornamental tree with graceful, weeping branches. In early spring, branches are covered with showy, snow-white flowers. A beautiful small yard tree. Excellent in Japanese gardens or as a unique specimen in formal settings. A hardy addition to the landscape.

Prunus subhirtella. 'Pendula Plena Rosea'

Prunus subhirtella. 'Pendula Plena Rosea'

Common Name: Higan Double Weeping Cherry
'Higan Double' is an ornamental flowering cherry with graceful, weeping branches. In early spring, branches are covered with showy, double, pink flowers. A beautiful small yard tree. Excellent in Japanese gardens or as a unique specimen in formal settings.
Prunus tomentosa

Prunus tomentosa

Common Name: Manchu Cherry
The Manchu or Nanking Cherry is considered a perennial tree or shrub. It is not native to the United States and has its most active growth in spring and summer. The Nanking Cherry has green foliage and conspicuous white flowers, followed by red fruits or seeds.
Prunus virginiana

Prunus virginiana

Common Name: Common Chokecherry
Common Chokecherry is a large, shade-tolerant shrub that naturalizes to form upright groves. Attractive white spring flower clusters followed by red fruits that ripen to purple. A great choice for conservation and erosion control plantings.
Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'

Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'

Common Name: Canada Red Chokecherry
Canada Red Chokecherry is a very vigorous grower. It has a straight trunk and very uniform well rounded branch structure. The color of Canada Red Chokecherry's foliage is beautifully intense, with new growth first appearing green, then turning dark purplish red as the season progresses.
Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Common Name: Schubert Red Cherry

Schubert Red Cherry has a pyramidal form and vivid foliage that makes it a great focal point. Abundant fruits follow pink flowers. Schubert Red Cherry is a vigorous grower with straight trunk and uniform branching. Foliage begins green, then turns reddish purple as the season progresses.

Psorothamnus fremontii 'Fremont's Indigo Bush'

Psorothamnus fremontii 'Fremont's Indigo Bush'

Common Name: Fremont's Indigo Bush

Fremont's Indigo Bush, was used by the Native Americans as a dye.  Known for its vivid purple coloring, it is a great asthetic plant.

Ptelea trifoliata

Ptelea trifoliata

Common Name: Hop Tree
Hop Tree is a small tree with rounded form. Fragrant, flowers bloom from April to June and provide nectar for bees. Green, winged fruits ripen and persist through winter.
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Common Name: Slender Mountain Mint
Slender Mountain Mint is an erect, multi-branched, native perennial that features narrow, almost needle-like leaves and late summer clusters of abundant, small, white flowers.
Pyrus 'Wildlife'

Pyrus 'Wildlife'

Common Name: Wildlife Pear

Our Conservation Grade Pears are suited perfectly for 'Wildlife' plantings. It produces abundant, round 1-2 inch bright yellow fruit. The fruit is rather firm and remains in good condition through November.

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'

Common Name: Aristocrat Pear
'Aristocrat' Pear is a symmetrical, upright growing tree. Abundant, white spring blossoms. Red fall foliage. Adaptable to urban sites, heavy clay soils.
Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'

Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'

Common Name: Cleveland Select Pear

Cleveland Select is more upright than Bradford. Disease resistant and evenly branched with cone-shape form. Foliage turns spectacular purple-red-orange in fall. Excellent tolerance to urban conditions and heavy clay soils.

Quercus acutissima

Quercus acutissima

Common Name: Sawtooth Oak
Sawtooth Oak is dense and pyramidal in youth, but rounded at maturity. New leaves are yellow in spring, green in summer and gold in fall.
Quercus acutissima 'Gobbler'

Quercus acutissima 'Gobbler'

Common Name: Sawtooth Oak

Gobbler Sawtooth Oak is an excellent source of food for wildlife during fall and winter.  Acorns are eaten by Turkeys, Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, Deer and Squirrels.

Quercus alba

Quercus alba

Common Name: White Oak
White Oak is a large, majestic, and long-lived oak that holds year long interest. A dominant tree in many Ozark woods with round-lobed leaves and smooth, medium-sized acorns.
Quercus bicolor

Quercus bicolor

Common Name: Swamp White Oak
Swamp White Oak is a large tree with broad crown. Leaves turn varied shades in fall from bronze to red.
Quercus bicolor 'Bucks Unlimited™'

Quercus bicolor 'Bucks Unlimited™'

Common Name: Bucks Unlimited™ Oak

Wildlife are wild about Bucks' Unlimited Oak!  It is a premium-quality, fast growing, swamp white oak selection proven to out-produce the acorn production of the other oaks by as much as two to one! 

Quercus coccinea

Quercus coccinea

Common Name: Scarlet Oak
Scarlet Oak is a stately shade or street tree. Its drought-tolerance an excellent fall color makes this oak a great choice for urban sites and boulevards.
Quercus ellipsoidalis

Quercus ellipsoidalis

Common Name: Northern Pin Oak
Northern Pin Oak leaves has pyramidal habit in youth, more oval with maturity. Dark green leaves are pale green beneath changing to a russet red in fall.
Quercus falcata

Quercus falcata

Common Name: Southern Red Oak
Southern Red Oak is a common upland southern oak. Moderately fast-growing on dry, sandy, or clay loams in mixed forests. It is tolerant of a variety of sites, which makes it a great street or lawn tree. Provides good wildlife food.
Quercus imbricaria

Quercus imbricaria

Common Name: Shingle Oak
Shingle Oak leaves do not have typical lobes, but instead are long and narrow. The leaves are dark green and turn a gorgeous russet brown and yellow in fall.
Quercus lyrata

Quercus lyrata

Common Name: Overcup Oak
Overcup Oak is one of the most flood tolerant oaks. It has large, dark green, lobed leaves that are nearly white underneath. The acorn is nearly hidden by its cap, giving the tree its common name.
Quercus macrocarpa

Quercus macrocarpa

Common Name: Bur Oak

Bur Oak has the largest acorns and leaves of all the oaks. Slow-growing and long-lived, it has a magnificent form in old age. Brown fall foliage persists all winter.

Quercus marilandica

Quercus marilandica

Common Name: Blackjack Oak
Blackjack Oak grows best in acidic, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Occurs in open, barren fields and on ridges.
Quercus michauxii

Quercus michauxii

Common Name: Swamp Chestnut Oak
Swamp Chestnut Oak can survive continuous flooding and naturally grows in wet areas. Leaves turn scarlet-red in fall. Fast-growing with large, sweet acorns loved by livestock and wildlife.
Quercus muehlenbergii

Quercus muehlenbergii

Common Name: Chinkapin Oak
A rarity among oaks, Chinkapin Oak is useful for growing in limestone soils. Toothed foliage turns yellow-orange in fall.
Quercus nigra

Quercus nigra

Common Name: Water Oak
Water Oak's glossy, dark green foliage lasts well into winter. Excellent specimen tree with very small acorns. Good wildlife food source.
Quercus pagodifolia

Quercus pagodifolia

Common Name: Cherrybark Oak
Cherrybark Oak has lustrous green leaves that turn copper in fall. Great shade tree with larger and better form than other red oaks. Grows on moist sites.
Quercus palustris

Quercus palustris

Common Name: Pin Oak
Pin Oak is strongly pyramidal-shaped tree with pendulous lower branches and glossy, dark-green leaves. Its light brown acorns provide food for many animals.
Quercus phellos

Quercus phellos

Common Name: Willow Oak
Willow Oak has foliage shaped like beefy willow leaves that turn yellow to russet red in fall. In late summer, acorns form, which provide food for wildlife.
Quercus prinoides

Quercus prinoides

Common Name: Dwarf Chestnut Oak
Dwarf Chestnut Oak is a small tree native to much of the eastern and central United States.
Quercus prinus

Quercus prinus

Common Name: Chestnut Oak
Chestnut Oak is native to the eastern United States. Occurs in dry habitat and ridgetops.
Quercus robur

Quercus robur

Common Name: English Oak
English Oak has an upright, oval crown, with handsome foliage and very hard wood. Slow to moderate growth.
Quercus robur X bicolor

Quercus robur X bicolor

Common Name: Pyramidal Upright Oak
Pyramidal Upright Oak is pyramidal with open crown and short trunk. Moderate growth.
Quercus rubra

Quercus rubra

Common Name: Northern Red Oak
Northern Red Oak is a fast-growing, long-lived, statuesque shade tree. Fall color from russet to bright red.
Quercus shumardii

Quercus shumardii

Common Name: Shumard Oak
Shumard Oak is a huge, bottomland tree considered the southern counterpart to the Northern Red Oak. In fall, it shows good red color and it one of the first of the season to change.
Quercus stellata

Quercus stellata

Common Name: Post Oak
Post Oak produces a dense, round crown with strong spreading branches.
Quercus texana

Quercus texana

Common Name: Nuttall Oak

Nuttall Oak offers richer red fall color, better branching structure, and higher transplant survival than other oaks.

Quercus velutina

Quercus velutina

Common Name: Black Oak
Black Oak tolerates poor dry sites. Leaves turn deep orange or red in fall.
Quercus virginiana

Quercus virginiana

Common Name: Live Oak
Live Oak is a large, long-lived, evergreen oak. Low-branching and broad spreading, Live Oak is often seen draped with Spanish Moss.
Quercus X bebbiana

Quercus X bebbiana

Common Name: White x Bur Oak

A natural cross between white oak and bur oak.  An oval crowned oak, with acorns that replicate the white oak but with a deeper cup.

 

Quercus X schuettei

Quercus X schuettei

Common Name: Schuette Oak

Schuette Oak is an attractive oak with glossy green foliage. It is a natural cross between Bur and Swamp White Oaks, and is a dependable and prolific acorn bearer.

Quercus X schuettei 'Kimberley'

Quercus X schuettei 'Kimberley'

Common Name: Kimberley Oak

Kimberley Oak is a selection of the natural cross between Bur and Swamp White Oaks. A dependable and prolific acorn bearer, it one of the best mast-producing oaks for wildlife. Trees begin bearing acorns in third year and average 100 pounds of acorns per year by age 12.

Quercus X warei 'Long'

Quercus X warei 'Long'

Common Name: Regal Prince® Oak

Regal Prince® is a hybrid between Swamp White Oak and Columnar English Oak. Strong, upright oval habit. Tolerates wide range of soil types.

Ratibida pinnata

Ratibida pinnata

Common Name: Gray-head Coneflower
Gray-head Coneflower blooms profusely all summer with large yellow flowers that have drooping petals. The flowers surround a brown seedhead that birds eat from if plants are left standing. Gray-head Coneflower is good for erosion control, prairie plantings and will self-seed.
Rhamnus caroliniana

Rhamnus caroliniana

Common Name: Carolina Buckthorn
Indian Cherry is a small tree or shrub with dark-green, lustrous leaves that bears beautiful, sweet, round fruit that ripens red to black between August and October. In the fall, the foliage is yellow to orange yellow and will sometime last into the winter.
Rhus aromatica

Rhus aromatica

Common Name: Fragrant Sumac
Aromatic Sumac has red berries that follow yellow spring blooms. Brilliant red and orange fall foliage. Leaves and twigs are aromatic.
Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Common Name: Gro-Low Sumac
'Gro-Low' Sumac is a dense, low-growing shrub that is shorter than the native shrub. Spreads by rhizomes to create thickets. Fall leaves are orange and red. Leaves and twigs are aromatic.
Rhus aromatica 'Konza'

Rhus aromatica 'Konza'

Common Name: Konza Fragrant Sumac
Konza Fragrant Sumac has yellow spring flowers followed by clusters of fuzzy red fall fruits on female plants. Fruit may persist into winter and is an important food source for wildlife.
Rhus copallina

Rhus copallina

Common Name: Flameleaf Sumac
Flameleaf Sumac is a large colonizing shrub. Its ripe, crimson red fruit is an important food for wildlife. Like other sumacs, it spreads by rhizomes to form thickets.
Rhus glabra

Rhus glabra

Common Name: Smooth Sumac
Smooth Sumac has compact clusters of dark red, velvety fall berries and striking red fall foliage. Shrubs spread to form large, dense thickets. Good food and cover for wildlife.
Rhus typhina

Rhus typhina

Common Name: Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac has brilliant red fall foliage and compact clusters of dark red, velvety fall berries enjoyed by wildlife. Forms thickets.

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger'

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger'

Common Name: Tiger Eyes Sumac
Dwarf, slow-spreading selection with striking golden foliage. New growth starts out chartreuse, but soon changes to a bright yellow, then brilliant scarlet-orange in fall.
Ribes alpinum

Ribes alpinum

Common Name: Alpine Currant
Alpine Currant is dense branching with glossy green leaves. Grows well in sun or shade. Alpine Currant has greenish flowers in late April with dull yellow fall color.
Ribes aureum

Ribes aureum

Common Name: Golden Currant
Golden Currant is a deciduous shrub with light-green, three-lobed leaves and spicy-scented racemes of yellow flowers, on long, wand-like stems, which turn orange with age. Golden Currant berries are either yellow, red or black when ripe.
Ribes odoratum

Ribes odoratum

Common Name: Clove Currant

Clove Currant has yellow, spring flowers with clove-like fragrance on thornless, arching branches. Summer berries enjoyed by wildlife.

Robinia ambigua 'Purple Robe'

Robinia ambigua 'Purple Robe'

Common Name: Purple Robe Locust

Moderately fast growing, Purple Robe is a compact, rounded tree with spiny shoots. New growth is reddish-bronze. Rose pink, fragrant, showy flowers held in pendant racemes.

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady PP9771'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady PP9771'

Common Name: Twisty Baby® Locust

Twisty Baby is a Black Locust cultivar with shrubby growth habit, zigzag branching and curling of some of the mature leaflets. Unique specimen tree for small spaces.

Rosa carolina

Rosa carolina

Common Name: Carolina Rose
Rosa palustris

Rosa palustris

Common Name: Swamp Rose
Swamp Rose has showy, open flowers on arching branches. Fleshy, red fruits, or hips, are eaten by wildlife.
Rosa rugosa

Rosa rugosa

Common Name: Rugosa Rose
Rugosa Rose is native to Asia, where it grows on the coast, often on sand dunes. It has large fruits, or hips, that are enjoyed by wildlife. Salt-tolerant.
Rosa setigera

Rosa setigera

Common Name: Prairie Rose
Rosa X 'Knockout'

Rosa X 'Knockout'

Common Name: Knockout® Rose
Knockout Rose produces tough, disease-resistant, compact plants that rebloom all season long. Bright orange hips persist into fall. Great for small spaces, hedges or mixed borders.
Rubus allegheniensis

Rubus allegheniensis

Common Name: Common Blackberry
Blackberries are perennial plants, which bear thorny, biennial stems, or canes. Vigorous growth and tolerant of poor soils, plants readily colonize ditches and wastelands.
Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Common Name: Orange Coneflower
Native Orange Coneflower plants make bushy, upright clumps with a profuse display of brown-eyed, yellow-orange daisies from midsummer through the fall. Seedheads have good winter interest and seeds are favored by birds and small mammals. Excellent for mass planting, combining especially well with native grasses.
Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan is an easy-to-grow, highly adaptable annual or biannual native wildflower. Does best with regular moisture as do its cultivars such as 'Goldsturm' or 'Indian Summer.'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia hirta 'Goldsturm'

Common Name: Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan
Among the best border perennials available, Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan is a selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan plants make a bushy, upright clump with a profuse display of brown-eyed, yellow-orange daisies from midsummer through the fall. Seedheads have good winter interest. Excellent for mass planting, combining especially well with ornamental grasses.
Rudbeckia missouriensis

Rudbeckia missouriensis

Common Name: Missouri Black-eyed Susan
Missouri Black-eyed Susan is found on roadsides and in limestone glades throughout the Ozarks. Naturalizes easily and can spread to form large colonies. Long summer to early fall bloom period.
Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Common Name: Sweet Coneflower
Sweet Coneflower is a native superstar! In late summer, it puts on a dazzling display of typical golden yellow flowers with dark brown dome-shaped centers. The foliage of this long-lived resilient plant is medium green and forms a tidy basal clump.
Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: Brown-Eyed Susan
Hundreds of small deep gold flowers bloom atop several upright, branching stems for almost three months in late summer through fall. Brown-Eyed Susan is a short-lived perennial or biennial which spreads well from seed. Prefers sandy or loamy, moist soils, but is drought resistant. Spreads slowly by rhizomes.
Ruellia humilis

Ruellia humilis

Common Name: Wild Petunia
Wild Petunia is a drought-tolerant native to the Midwest prairie. It has delightful small lavender petunia flowers that bloom for several weeks in summer. Compact plants are very easy to grow and naturalizes easily.
Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria latifolia

Common Name: Arrowhead
Arrowhead leaves can vary considerably in appearance. Flowers are borne in whorls on leafless stems, each bearing three small, white petals. The round Arrowhead tubers provide an important food source for small mammals.
Salix babylonica

Salix babylonica

Common Name: Green Weeping Willow
Green Weeping Willow is a small to medium-sized tree, often with several trunks. Twigs thin, flexible, shiny, gray or yellowish. Green Weeping Willow branches are spreading to drooping. Leaves are glabrous and yellowish, but will become dark brown with age.
Salix caprea

Salix caprea

Common Name: French Pussy Willow
French Pussy Willow is a small, densely branched tree. In late February or early March the buds of pussy willow expand and reveal the characteristic fuzz beneath.
Salix integra 'Hakura Nikishi'

Salix integra 'Hakura Nikishi'

Common Name: Hakura Nikishi Willow
Hakura Nikishi Willow is a rounded shrub composed of many thin, gracefully spreading branches. New foliage is splashed with tints of shrimp pink and creamy white. In winter, arching stems turn a striking red.
Salix nigra

Salix nigra

Common Name: Black Willow
Black Willow is the largest and the only commercially important willow. Short-lived and fast-growing, it is excellent for stabilizing eroding lands.
Salix niobe

Salix niobe

Common Name: Niobe Weeping Willow
Niobe Weeping Willow is an extremely fast-growing, golden-barked weeper that is very tolerant of wet sites.
Sambucus canadensis

Sambucus canadensis

Common Name: Elderberry
Elderberry is a dramatic, thicket-forming shrub with bright green leaves. Showy clusters of fragrant white spring flowers followed by clusters of dark purple fall elderberry fruits.
Sambucus canadensis 'Bob Gordon'

Sambucus canadensis 'Bob Gordon'

Common Name: Bob Gordon Elderberry
Elderberry is a dramatic, thicket-forming shrub with bright green leaves. Showy clusters of fragrant white spring flowers followed by clusters of dark purple fall elderberry fruits.
Sambucus canadensis 'Wyldewood'

Sambucus canadensis 'Wyldewood'

Common Name: Wyldewood Elderberry
Elderberry is a dramatic, thicket-forming shrub with bright green leaves. Showy clusters of fragrant white spring flowers followed by clusters of dark purple fall elderberry fruits.
Sambucus canadensis 'York'

Sambucus canadensis 'York'

Common Name: York Elderberry
Elderberry is a dramatic, thicket-forming shrub with bright green leaves. Showy clusters of fragrant white spring flowers followed by clusters of dark purple fall elderberry fruits.
Sambucus pubens

Sambucus pubens

Common Name: Scarlet Elder

Scarlet Elder is a large shrub, with creamy white spring flowers followed by small, scarlet fruit.

Sassafras albidum

Sassafras albidum

Common Name: Sassafras
In early spring, clusters of small yellow flowers smother the tree. In the summer, bright-green mitten-shaped fragrant leaves occur as right and left handed models. In the fall, Sassafras leaves take on colors ranging from purple to scarlet.
Saururus cernuus

Saururus cernuus

Common Name: Lizard's Tail
The long, creamy-white flowers of Lizard's Tail rest over heat-shaped leaves above six to eight inch long spikes. Grayish nutlets, similar to a lizard's tail, cover the spike when the flowers go to seed. All parts of the Lizard's Tail plant smell like citrus.
Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Little Bluestem
Little Bluestem is a mid-height, non-spreading, clump-forming native grass with blue-green leaves that turn reddish orange in the fall. Fluffy silver seed heads are ornamental through winter. Little Bluestem is easy to establish and perfect in short- to mid-height prairie plantings.
Schoenoplectus acutus

Schoenoplectus acutus

Common Name: Hardstem Bulrush
Hardstem Bulrush and Softstem Bulrushes are tall, stout, perennial plants. Both have round, olive green stems, drooping brown flower clusters near the stem tips, and a few inconspicuous leaves at the stem bases. Hardstem Bulrush is common in marshes and along shorelines in water up to four feet deep.
Schrankia uncinata 'Sensitive Brier'

Schrankia uncinata 'Sensitive Brier'

Common Name: Sensitive Brier

A member of the Mimosa family, leaves fold up when disturbed.  Recurved thorns down the semi-woody vine makes it clear the Sensitive Brier, does not want to be disturbed.

Scirpus acutus

Scirpus acutus

Common Name: Hardstem Bulrush
Hardstem Bulrush and Softstem Bulrushes are tall, stout, perennial plants. Both have round, olive green stems, drooping brown flower clusters near the stem tips, and a few inconspicuous leaves at the stem bases. Hardstem Bulrush is common in marshes and along shorelines in water up to four feet deep.
Scirpus americanus

Scirpus americanus

Common Name: Olney's Bulrush
Olney's Bulrush is a robust sedge with triangular pale green stems.
Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Common Name: Great Green Bulrush
Great Green Bulrush is a native perennial sedge that prefers full sun in wet to moist soils. It can be found in wet prairies, sloughs, pond and river shorelines, drainage ditches, or marshes. The seeds are eaten by ducks, Canadian geese, and other fowl. Muskrats will eat the rootstock. This plant is adapted to a wide range of soil types.
Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name: Wool Grass
Wool Grass is a densely-tufted, clump-forming perennial with an erect stem that is leafy up to the flower cluster. Many brown, woolly bristles surround the nutlets giving the terminal inflorescense a fuzzy appearance and Wool Grass its common name. This is one of several important species of wetland plants, many of them emergents, that provide food and cover for waterfowl and other wildlife. Nearly 30 species of Scirpus occur in eastern North America.
Scirpus validus

Scirpus validus

Common Name: Soft-stemmed Bulrush
Soft-stemmed Bulrush has rounded, triangular-shaped, smooth stems are up to one inch wide at the base, gradually tapering upward. Soft-stemmed Bulrush has no leaf blades, just sheaths, with inflorescence at stem tip.
Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Common Name: Downy Skullcap
Deep blue summer flowers are held above large square-stemmed stalks, typical of mint family plants. The six inch leaves are toothed and covered with fine hairs.
Senecio obovatus

Senecio obovatus

Common Name: Squawweed
Squawweed has loose umbels of flowers on 12" stems. Foliage basal rosettes are semi-evergreen, with rounded and serrated leaves. Squawweed grows well in dry shade and spreads by underground stems.
Silene regia 'Royal Catchfly'

Silene regia 'Royal Catchfly'

Common Name: Royal Catchfly

Sticky calyx can trap or "catch" small insects, hence the name Royal Catchfly.  Royal Catchfly prefers sandy, gravelley soils, and adequate drainage.  Beautiful scarlet red blooms in July is great for rockgardens.

Silphium integrifolium

Silphium integrifolium

Common Name: Rosinweed
Rosinweed is the shortest of all Silphiums. Rosinweed has textured leaves that have the feel of sandpaper. In July to August, clusters of yellow flowers bloom atop stems. The seed is enjoyed by birds.
Silphium laciniatum

Silphium laciniatum

Common Name: Compass Plant
Compass Plant is a Plants of Merit winner. This tall sturdy plant with deeply cut basal leaves adds form and texture to the landscape. Compass Plant leaves resemble pinoak. In summer, large yellow sunflower-like flowers bloom on stiff spikes nine feet tall. The common name comes from a pioneer practice of using the reliable north-south orientation of the leaves for direction on cloudy days.
Silphium terebinthinaceum

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Common Name: Prairie Dock
In late summer, this robust perennial blooms with sunflower-like yellow flowers on eight foot tall stalks. Prairie Dock's big, bold, basal leaves grow 24-36 inches tall and make this a worthy addition to the landscape even without the summer blooms. The foliage and flowers of Prairie Dock are wonderful for arrangements while the seedheads attract finches and other songbirds.
Solidago drummondii

Solidago drummondii

Common Name: Cliff Goldenrod
Cliff Goldenrod has graceful, arching stems that are crowded with tiny, bright yellow, daisylike flowers in late summer to fall. Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Basal leaves generally dry up and disappear by flowering time but leaves toward the top of stems remain. Plant Cliff Goldenrod where it can hang over a rock wall for a beautiful fall display.
Solidago nemoralis

Solidago nemoralis

Common Name: Old Field Goldenrod
Old-field, or Gray, Goldenrod is one of the smallest of the solidagos. Gray-green stem and rounded leaves are distinctive in this goldenrod. Flowers tend to cluster near the stem, and do not form large sprays as they do in Canada Goldenrod.
Solidago rigida

Solidago rigida

Common Name: Stiff Goldenrod
Stiff Goldenrod is a rhizomatous, native perennial. It is found in open woods and prairies, and around glades throughout the Midwest. Stiff Goldenrod features tiny, bright yellow, daisy-like flowers dense, erect, flat-topped clusters atop stiff, broad-leaved, hairy stems. Individual flowers (to 1/2" diameter) are larger than those of most other native goldenrods. Flowers bloom late summer to early autumn.
Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Common Name: Showy Goldenrod
Showy Goldenrod is a Midwest native found on dry sites. Features tiny, bright late summer yellow flowers borne in dense, erect clusters atop stiff reddish stems. Showy Goldenrod flowers bloom mid to late summer. One of the showiest of the many goldenrods.
Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Indian Grass
Upright clumps of slender, blue-green Indian Grass leaves turn golden yellow in the fall. In late summer, vertical flowering stems are topped with 12-inch long light brown flower panicles that have yellow stamens. Indian Grass is an excellent grass for mid-height prairie establishment and for wildlife.
Spartina pectinata

Spartina pectinata

Common Name: Prairie Cordgrass

Not a shrub, but one of our best selling native grasses. Prairie Cordgrass has a multitude of applications. It forms a dense sod with its heavy, multi-branched root system, which can reach a depth of ten feet. Offers desirable food and cover for wildlife.

Spiraea alba

Spiraea alba

Common Name: Meadow-sweet Spirea
Meadow-sweet Spirea is great for rock gardens, borders and mixing into the perennial garden. Finely branched with small, white spring flowers.
Spiraea betulifolia

Spiraea betulifolia

Common Name: Birchleaf Spirea

Easy-to-grow with a compact attractive habit. Flat clusters of white flowers in late spring are framed by tiny birch-like leaves. In autumn, leaf shades of orange, red and purple add sparkle to the end of the season.

Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound'

Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound'

Common Name: Goldmound Spirea
Goldmound Spiraea is a low-growing, compact cultivar. Lights up the summer landscape with bright yellow summer foliage and light pink summer blooms.
Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Common Name: Little Princess Spirea
'Little Princess' is a low-growing cultivar. Pale green foliage and light pink summer blooms.
Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash'

Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash'

Common Name: Neon Flash Spirea
'Neon Flash' Spiraea is a compact Spiraea cultivar with neon red flower clusters. New leaves have a purplish tint as they emerge, then turn green and change to dark burgundy in fall.
Spiraea nipponica 'Shirobana'

Spiraea nipponica 'Shirobana'

Common Name: Shirobana Spirea
Shirobana Spiraea is a low-growing cultivar with bright green foliage and white, pink and red blooms.
Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Common Name: Snowmound Spirea
Snowmound Spirea blooms late spring into summer and has a dense habit.
Spiraea tomentosa

Spiraea tomentosa

Common Name: Hardhack Spirea
Hardback Spirea has white to pink flowers that bloom on compact plants all summer.
Spiraea X bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'

Spiraea X bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'

Common Name: Anthony Waterer Spirea
'Anthony Waterer' has rose-pink flowers complemented by chartreuse foliage.
Spiraea X bumalda 'Goldflame'

Spiraea X bumalda 'Goldflame'

Common Name: Goldflame Spirea
Goldflame Spirea has bright red flowers that contrast nicely with its golden-bronze foliage. Compact plants are useful in many landscapes.
Spiraea X bumalda 'Gumball'

Spiraea X bumalda 'Gumball'

Common Name: Gumball Spirea
Compact 'Gumball' has hot pink flowers and deep green foliage. Useful in many landscapes.
Spiraea X vanhouttei

Spiraea X vanhouttei

Common Name: Vanhoutte Spirea
Vanhoutte Spirea has slender arching branches and a compact habit. Dark green leaves are scalloped and toothed with a blue green underside. Small, white summer flowers are held in dense clusters.
Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: Prairie Dropseed
Prairie Dropseed is one of the most beautiful native grasses. Very thin, emerald green leaves form a dense arching tuft. Prairie Dropseed seed heads form in August and give off a distinct aroma. The graceful clumps turn yellow or deep orange in fall.
Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

Common Name: Lambs' Ears
A large and diverse genus in the Mint family that includes a number of valuable landscape plants. Bold leaves are so densely felted with white hairs that they appear gray or silver. This species does flower, throwing silver wands capped with small, pink or purple blooms, but its soft, woolly foliage is really the main attraction. Plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They tolerate drought, but also get by in a bit of shade and quite heavy soil. What they cannot abide is extreme heat and humidity.
Stylophorum diphyllum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Common Name: Celandine Poppy
Celandine Poppy is an early spring bloomer perfect for the shade garden with showy, yellow flowers above lobed green leaves. Celandine Poppy foliage is attractive into the summer.
Symphoricarpos albus

Symphoricarpos albus

Common Name: Snowberry
White Coralberry, or Snowberry, is an introduced, deciduous shrub. In autumn, it produces small white, globe-shaped berries, which last well into winter.
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Common Name: Coralberry
Coralberry is a dense, suckering shrub. Occurs in open woods, old fields and thickets. Bell-shaped, white summer flowers are followed by clusters of fall fruits.
Symphoricarpos X doorenbosii

Symphoricarpos X doorenbosii

Common Name: Magic Berry Coralberry
'Magic Berry' is a hybrid with more compact habit than native species. Fruits produced midsummer until fall. Use as specimen, massed planting and erosion control.
Syringa bailbelle 'Tinkerbelle'

Syringa bailbelle 'Tinkerbelle'

Common Name: Tinkerbelle Lilac

New dwarf lilac with improved color over 'Palibin'. Wine colored buds open to a pleasing deep pink. It's a strong bloomer with spicy fragrance. Small dark green leaves show good mildew resistance.

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Common Name: Dwarf Korean Lilac
'Palibin' is a slow-growing, dense and uniform lilac. New foliage has a purple margin. Fragrant lavender spring flowers are densely clustered and attract butterflies.
Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Common Name: Miss Kim Lilac
'Miss Kim' Lilac is one of the most beautiful and fragrant of all lilac bushes. Lavender blooms contrast well against its dark, glossy green foliage. Foliage turns deep burgundy red in fall.
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Common Name: Ivory Silk Lilac
'Ivory Silk' Lilac has sturdy, compact growth habit. Small white flower clusters create a wonderful complement to the dense dark green foliage.
Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris

Common Name: Old-fashioned Lilac

Old-fashioned Lilac has fragrant lavender blooms that adorn this old-fashioned, classic shrub.

Syringa X oblata 'Betsy Ross'

Syringa X oblata 'Betsy Ross'

Common Name: Betsy Ross Lilac
A real winner! 'Betsy Ross' is the first true warm climate lilac with tolerance to powdery mildew. Selected for its abundant pure white fragrant flowers and compact rounded growth habit.
Taxodium ascendens

Taxodium ascendens

Common Name: Pond Cypress
Pond Cypress is a deciduous conifer with narrowly conical form, spreading branches and erect branchlets. Fine, feathery green foliage turns rich brown in fall.
Taxodium distichum

Taxodium distichum

Common Name: Bald Cypress
Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer, with medium-fine, needle-like leave that are soft-textured and light green in summer but turn rusty brown in winter before they drop. Great choice for compacted, urban sites as are other bottomland species that thrive where soil oxygen is low.
Taxus densiformis 'Densi'

Taxus densiformis 'Densi'

Common Name: Densi Yew
Densi Yew is a very popular evergreen shrub with dark green evergreen foliage and scarlet winter berries. Can be used as a hedge or a single specimen plant.
Tephrosia virginiana

Tephrosia virginiana

Common Name: Goat's Rue
Goat's Rue is a beautiful native plant that flowers from May to August and prefers rocky open woods, glades and prairies. Found in the Eastern portion of the United States, this plant has large roots that fix nitrogen. Plants have pink and white, or pink and pale yellow, flowers bunched at the top. They cannot grow in shade and prefer sandy soils.
Tilia americana

Tilia americana

Common Name: American Basswood
American Basswood is a stately tree with fragrant, yellow, spring flowers. Its high-quality nectar attracts bees and other pollinators. Fall foliage is deep yellow.
Tilia americana 'DTR123-Legend'

Tilia americana 'DTR123-Legend'

Common Name: Legend Linden

Bears large, heart-shaped leaves and blooms pale yellow, to creamy-white, fragrant flowers in late June.  Its fall color is yellow but its most showy attribute is its clean glossy leaves.

Tilia americana 'McKSentry'

Tilia americana 'McKSentry'

Common Name: American Sentry® Linden

Attractive, uniform branching habit and upright narrow form. Leaves turn to a beautiful orange, red and gold in fall.  Young trees have attractive bark that is silvery gray.

Tilia americana 'Redmond'

Tilia americana 'Redmond'

Common Name: American Basswood
American Basswood is a tall stately tree has dark green leaves. In late spring, American Basswood has fragrant yellow flowers with fine, high-quality nectar attract bees and other pollinators. In the fall, color may be a deep yellow.
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'

Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'

Common Name: Greenspire Linden

Greenspire Linden has a pyramidal growth habit in youth, which becomes dense and rounded in maturity. Foliage is yellow in fall. Fragrant yellow summer flowers. Excellent shade tree.

Tradescantia ernestiana

Tradescantia ernestiana

Common Name: Woodland Spiderwort
Woodland Spiderwort is a tough spiderwort sports long and narrow green leaves with no whitish coating like other spiderworts. From late spring into early summer, Woodland Spiderwort has bright clusters of flowers are produced prolifically above slender stems. Color varies from purple-blue to rose red with each flower lasting a day.
Ulmus americana

Ulmus americana

Common Name: American Elm
American Elm is a hardy, easy-to-grow, adaptable native tree. Matures quickly to characteristic vase shape.
Ulmus americana 'New Harmony'

Ulmus americana 'New Harmony'

Common Name: New Harmony

New Harmony is a proven performer with straight trunk, uniform vase shape and vigorous growth rate, with minimal early training needed. Highly adaptable tree excellent for urban sites. 

Ulmus americana 'Valley Forge'

Ulmus americana 'Valley Forge'

Common Name: Valley Forge American Elm
Ulmus carpinifolia X parvifolia

Ulmus carpinifolia X parvifolia

Common Name: Frontier Elm

Frontier hybrid Elm has unique foliage among elms. Summer's small glossy leaves are followed by red-purple autumn foliage. Its size make it a perfect choice for use in smaller landscapes, or along city streets. Graceful, rounded crown, often with pendulous branches.

Ulmus parvifolia

Ulmus parvifolia

Common Name: Allee® Lacebark Elm

Allee® Lacebark Elm is an upright spreading tree with habit similar to American Elm. Interesting exfoliating bark. Yellow fall foliage.

Ulmus parvifolia 'Elsmo'

Ulmus parvifolia 'Elsmo'

Common Name: Elsmo Lace Bark Elm
Elsmo Lace Bark Elm is a graceful, round-headed tree with pendulous branchlets. Grows at a medium to fast rate depending on moisture and fertility levels. Leaves are dark green changing to yellowish to reddish purple in fall.
Ulmus pumila

Ulmus pumila

Common Name: Siberian Elm
Siberian Elm is a fast-growing tree common along roads and on farmsteads. Its crown is open and rounded with slender, spreading branches. Drought and cold resistant.
Ulmus rubra

Ulmus rubra

Common Name: Slippery Elm
Slippery Elm is more open branching than other American Elm species. Occurs in dry uplands or rocky woods.
Ulmus X 'Morton Glossy'

Ulmus X 'Morton Glossy'

Common Name: Triumph Elm
Triumph Elm is upright in shape with glossy deep-green foliage. Triumph Elm is a notably drought-tolerant cultivar, which grows vigorously in almost all soils save those excessively wet. Triumph Elm is resistant to Dutch elm disease as well as elm yellows and the elm leaf beetle.
Uniola paniculata

Uniola paniculata

Common Name: Sea Oats
Sea Oats is a handsome ornamental grass, at its best in cultivated beds placed where its nodding seedheads can draw attention. Sea Oats is tolerant of salt spray and saline soils. It can become invasive, spreading by rhizomes. But plants are easy to cut back and well worth the effort.
Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Common Name: Blue Vervain
Blue Vervain is a Midwest native perennial found in wet meadows, along stream banks, and in fields and waste areas. It is a rough, clump-forming perennial with a stiff, upright habit on square, hairy, branching stems featuring erect, slender, pencil-like spikes of densely-packed, purplish-blue flowers.
Verbesina helianthoides

Verbesina helianthoides

Common Name: Yellow Wingstem
Yellow Wingstem is a Midwest native perennial plant. The central stem is strongly winged, with scattered white hairs between the ridges. The long leaves are coarse-looking, with a rough texture. Yellow Wingstem blooms with numerous daisy-like composite flowers with a ragged appearance from late summer to early fall. Blooming lasts about 1-1½ months. Sometimes the flowers have a mild fragrance.
Vernonia fasciculata

Vernonia fasciculata

Common Name: Prairie Ironweed
The flowers of Prairie Ironweed are in flat-topped clusters up to 4 inches across at the top of the plant, with smaller clusters arising from leaf axils near the top of the plant. Flower clusters are made up of a few to many flower heads, each about ¾ inch across.
Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name: Culver's Root
Culver's Root is a graceful perennial with slender flower spikes that are densely packed with small white flowers that open from the top down in mid-summer. Butterflies and other pollinators visit the flowers for nectar.
Viburnum bracteatum

Viburnum bracteatum

Common Name: Improved Dentatum Viburnum
Improved Dentatum Viburnum has larger and darker green leaves than standard 'Dentatum'. Dense, rounded habit. White summer flowers followed by dark blue fruit.
Viburnum carlesii 'Korean Spice'

Viburnum carlesii 'Korean Spice'

Common Name: Korean Spice Viburnum
'Korean Spice' Viburnum is a smaller-sized shrub an upright habit. Clusters of fragrant white spring flowers followed by red fruit that ripens to black in summer.
Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum dentatum

Common Name: Arrowwood Viburnum
Arrowwood Viburnum has clusters of white, flat-topped spring flowers. Its blue-black fruit attracts wildlife. Leaves turn red to orange in fall.
Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre'

Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre'

Common Name: Chicago Lustre Viburnum
'Chicago Lustre' Viburnum has an upright-rounded habit and glossy, dark green foliage. Creamy white flowers appear in mid- to late June, followed by ornamental clusters of blue-black fruit in autumn.
Viburnum dilatatum

Viburnum dilatatum

Common Name: Linden Viburnum

'Linden' Viburnum has an rounded habit and glossy, dark green foliage that keeps a good yellow, orange and red fall color. Creamy white flowers appear in early summer, followed by prolifice clusters of red fruit in autumn that mature to pink after frost.

 

 

Viburnum lantana

Viburnum lantana

Common Name: Wayfaringtree Viburnum
Wayfaringtree Viburnum is a dependable shrub with stiff branches and compact growth. Showy, creamy white, flat topped spring flowers contrast well with its dark green foliage. Fruit develops in early July and ripens to black in fall.
Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Common Name: Mohican Viburnum
'Mohican' is a dependable compact shrub for difficult areas. Creamy white, flat topped spring flowers, followed by orange-red fruit in early July and purple fall foliage.
Viburnum lentago

Viburnum lentago

Common Name: Nannyberry
Nannyberry is an important food plant for winter wildlife. Dark blue fruits ripen in fall. Fall leaves turn red.
Viburnum opulus roseum

Viburnum opulus roseum

Common Name: Common Snowball Viburnum
Snowball Viburnum is the old-fashioned shrub found in many traditional gardens. Great background plant for perennial flower beds or as a specimen. Especially noted for its profusion of very large snowball-like spring blooms.
Viburnum plicatum 'Double File'

Viburnum plicatum 'Double File'

Common Name: Double File Viburnum
Lovely white flowers bloom almost continuously on Double File Viburnum throughout the summer. Offers reddish fruit in winter.
Viburnum plicatum 'Shasta'

Viburnum plicatum 'Shasta'

Common Name: Shasta Viburnum
Shasta Viburnum is a large spreading shrub with horizontal branching. Masses of white flowers bloom in May followed by pink fruit that ripens to black by October. Excellent reddish-purple fall foliage.
Viburnum prunifolium

Viburnum prunifolium

Common Name: Blackhaw Viburnum
Black Haw Viburnum has white spring flowers and, in the fall, leaves turn red. Purple-black fruit attracts birds. Grow as a multi-stemmed shrub or a round-headed tree.
Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Common Name: Leatherleaf Viburnum
Leatherleaf Viburnum is a large evergreen viburnum with an upright and rounded form. Fragrant, yellowish-white spring flower clusters. Small, red fruit ripens to black in fall.
Viburnum rufidulum

Viburnum rufidulum

Common Name: Rusty Blackhaw
Rusty Blackhaw has showy, white spring flower clusters followed in fall by clusters of blue-black fruit that attract many types of wildlife. Leathery green leaves turn burgundy in fall.
Viburnum trilobum

Viburnum trilobum

Common Name: Highbush Cranberry
Highbush Cranberry is a large attractive native shrub that occurs in wetlands and bogs. Large showy clusters of small, white, spring flowers followed by bright red fall fruit and foliage.
Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth'

Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth'

Common Name: Wentworth American Cranberry Bush
'Wentworth' Viburnum is unusually beautiful with its soft maple-like leaves, producing white lacecap flowers mid-May to mid-June, followed by bunches of shiny bright red berries by August, which are larger, redder and longer lasting than on the native species.
Viburnum x burkwoodii

Viburnum x burkwoodii

Common Name: Burwood Viburnum

Burkwood Viburnum has deep green leaves with dense, compact form. Loads of pink buds lead to beautiful white flowers.  Burkwood Viburnum is extremely heat- and drought-tolerant.

Viburnum X rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'

Viburnum X rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'

Common Name: Allegheny Viburnum
'Allegheny' Viburnum has deep green leaves with dense, compact form. Loads of creamy white flowers followed by bright red fruit. Allegheny Viburnum is extremely heat- and drought-tolerant.
Weigela florida 'French Lace'

Weigela florida 'French Lace'

Common Name: French Lace Weigela

'French Lace' Weigela is a new selection with deep red spring flowers. The glossy green foliage has lime edges.

Weigela florida 'Pink Princess'

Weigela florida 'Pink Princess'

Common Name: Pink Princess Weigela
'Pink Princess' Weigela is a hardy selection with bright pink May flowers. The glossy green foliage has purple edges.
Weigela florida 'Red Prince'

Weigela florida 'Red Prince'

Common Name: Red Prince Weigela
'Red Prince' Weigela has dark burgundy-purple foliage along with intense rosy pink colored flowers.
Weigela florida 'Variegated'

Weigela florida 'Variegated'

Common Name: Variegated Weigela
Variegated Weigela is a compact grower with leaves variegated in pale yellow to creamy white. Deep, rose-pink May flowers. The glossy green foliage has purple edges.
Wisteria sinensis

Wisteria sinensis

Common Name: Wisteria
Wisteria can be grown as a small flowering tree or if left unattended wil develop into a large flowering vine. Wisteria leaves are bright green. Flowers are lavender purple and fragrant.
Yucca filamentosa

Yucca filamentosa

Common Name: True Adam's Needle

True Adam's Needle Yucca provides a dramatic architectural landscape focal point with bold foliage striped. Branched clusters of nodding, creamy-white bells open in mid-summer on stout stems that reach six feet tall.

Yucca glauca

Yucca glauca

Common Name: Soapweed
Bright stalk of creamy white flowers protrude from Soapweed's center stalk within the plant's cluster of blue green blade-shaped leaves.
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'

Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'

Common Name: Green Vase Zelkova
Green Vase Zelkova has dark-green foliage on vase-shaped tree. Orange to bronze-red fall foliage.
Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera

Common Name: Heart-leaved Alexander
Heart-leaved Alexander or Meadow Parsnip, is a Midwest native perennial. This wildflower occurs most often in small colonies in dry woods, glades and prairies. Flat-topped clusters of tiny yellow flowers bloom in late spring to early summer atop stems. The simple, heart-shaped basal leaves best distinguish this species from the similar, Golden Alexander, Zizia aurea, and give rise to the common name.
Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Common Name: Golden Alexander
Golden Alexander has pretty umbels of compound, golden yellow flower heads radiate on smooth, branched plants up to three feet tall. This striking member of the parsley family can be found from May to June along woodland borders and roadsides in our region. Golden Alexander is commonly found in moist prairie and along streams, this Golden Alexander is a better choice for rain gardens than its close relative, Heart-Leaved Alexander, or Meadow Parsnip, Zizia aptera, which is found in drier prairies.