Native Plant Guide

Do you need plants for a specific area of your garden or landscape? Below are featured suggestions for the following soil and light conditions: dry and sunny; moist and sunny; dry and shady; or moist and shady.

We plan to launch a database of NGBH native plant photos and profiles in early 2022.

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Dry & Sunny

Moist & Sunny

 
 
Antennaria plantaginifolia
Antennaria plantaginifolia

plantain-leaf pussytoes Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

bearberry Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Baptisia tinctoria
Baptisia tinctoria

wild indigo Photo by Martha Moss

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Betula populifolia
Betula populifolia

gray birch Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Eragrostis spectabilis
Eragrostis spectabilis

purple lovegrass Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Kalmia angustifolia
Kalmia angustifolia

sheep laurel Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Lupinus perennis
Lupinus perennis

sundial lupine Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Ostrya virginiana
Ostrya virginiana

hop-hornbeam Photo credit: Cathy Rees

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Prunus maritima
Prunus maritima

beach plum Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Pycnanthemum muticum
Pycnanthemum muticum

clustered mountain mint Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias incarnata

swamp milkweed Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Caltha palustris
Caltha palustris

marsh marigold Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cephalanthus occidentalis

button bush Photo credit: Leslie Clapp

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Iris versicolor
Iris versicolor

blue flag iris Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Lobelia siphilitica
Lobelia siphilitica

great blue lobelia Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Nyssa sylvatica
Nyssa sylvatica

black tupelo Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Rhododendron canadense
Rhododendron canadense

rhodora Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Rhododendron viscosum
Rhododendron viscosum

swamp azalea Photo credit: Avy Claire

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Spiraea tomentosa
Spiraea tomentosa

steeplebush Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Thalictrum pubescens
Thalictrum pubescens

tall meadow rue Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Dry & Shady

Moist & Shady

 
Acer pensylvanicum
Acer pensylvanicum

striped maple Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Aquilegia canadensis
Aquilegia canadensis

red columbine Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Carex pensylvanica
Carex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania sedge Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Comptonia peregrina
Comptonia peregrina

sweetfern Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Eurybia macrophylla
Eurybia macrophylla

large-leaved wood aster Photo credit: Avy Claire

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Pinus strobus
Pinus strobus

Eastern white pine Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Polystichum acrostichoides
Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas fern Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Quercus rubra
Quercus rubra

Northern red oak Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Solidago caesia
Solidago caesia

blue-stem goldenrod Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Viburnum acerifolium
Viburnum acerifolium

maple-leaf viburnum Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Acer rubrum
Acer rubrum

red maple Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Betula lenta
Betula lenta

black birch Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Carpinus caroliniana
Carpinus caroliniana

American hornbeam Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Chamaepericlymenum canadense
Chamaepericlymenum canadense

bunchberry Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Clethra alnifolia
Clethra alnifolia

summersweet Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Hamamelis virginiana
Hamamelis virginiana

witch hazel Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Ilex mucronata
Ilex mucronata

mountain holly Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Phegopteris connectilis
Phegopteris connectilis

long beech fern Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Packera aurea
Packera aurea

golden ragwort Photo credit: Martha Moss

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Ilex verticillata
Ilex verticillata

winterberry Photo credit: Leslie Clapp

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