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Naturalization of my Property

Property Plant List

This is a list of plants that are on my property. Please note the following:

  • This list is very much a work-in-progress.
  • Plants are not listed in any particular order; sorry, no Latin names yet.
  • Not every plant may be listed here - I may have missed some. I'm still working on identifying all of them.
  • Some plants are listed that when I find them, I remove them immediately - for example, garlic mustard. But I list them anyways, since they have been found growing on the property.
  • All plants are listed, not just native plants.
  • I may not know the exact species of a plant. In these cases I have just listed a generic name for it - for example, "goldenrod". I'm working on identifying the plants more accurately.
  • Just because a plant is listed doesn't mean it is still on the property. Plants come and go. If a species has occurred even just once on the property, I have listed it.
  • Only a few garden-type plants are listed

Last updated: Oct 15/05

 

Trees

  1. white oak

  2. red oak

  3. white ash

  4. black cherry

  5. manitoba maple

  6. norway maple
  7. sugar maple
  8. cucumber magnolia

  9. basswood

  10. linden

  11. apple

  12. pear

  13. staghorn sumac

  14. Colorado spruce

  15. white spruce

  16. white pine

  17. trembling aspen

  18. eastern cottonwood

  19. Canada plum
  20. hackberry
  21. serviceberry

Shrubs & woody vines

  1. European or common buckthorn (Gradually being removed in one part of the yard, replaced with grey dogwood and other native shrubs. Tolerated as a dense hedge along one side of property)

  2. glossy buckthorn (removed when found)

  3. chokecherry

  4. mountain maple

  5. spicebush

  6. grey dogwood (actively being planted and encouraged)

  7. silky dogwood

  8. red osier dogwood (no longer present)

  9. pussywillow

  10. hawthorn (tree-sized)

  11. ninebark

  12. red elderberry

  13. gooseberry

  14. currant (unsure which type)

  15. narrow-leaved meadowsweet

  16. bush honeysuckle

  17. smooth wild rose (native type)

  18. grape (native type)

  19. butterfly bush (not native, but is nice in the front yard)

  20. raspberry

  21. blackberry

  22. purple-flowering raspberry

  23. Japanese barberry (removed when found)

  24. Virginia creeper

  25. yew (cultivated type)

  26. juniper (cultivated types)

  27. juniper (native species)

  28. white cedar

  29. eastern red cedar

  30. cedar (couple of different cultivated types)

  31. bladdernut

  32. lilac

  33. honeysuckle (nursery stock) of some sort; resembles Tartarian Honeysuckle, but is likely some variant of this.

  34. highbush cranberry

  35. snowball bush (nursery stock)

Plants

  1. water horehound (Lycopus americanus)

  2. green-headed coneflower

  3. grey-headed coneflower

  4. thin-leaved coneflower

  5. purple-headed coneflower

  6. black-eyed susan

  7. jerusalem artichoke

  8. cup plant

  9. tickseed sunflower

  10. woodland sunflower (2 species)

  11. tall coreopsis

  12. evening primrose

  13. common milkweed

  14. swamp milkweed

  15. spikenard

  16. yellow avens

  17. Canada goldenrod

  18. zigzag goldenrod

  19. New England aster

  20. smooth aster

  21. heart-leaved aster

  22. arrow-leaved aster

  23. spotted joe pye weed

  24. coltsfoot (non-native but tolerated)

  25. motherwort (removed when found)

  26. catnip (non-native but tolerated for now)

  27. common sunflower (grows from bird feed spilled from bird feeder)

  28. daylilly (several varieties) (non-native but used to fill in one area)

  29. yellow goatsbeard

  30. wild bergamont

  31. white campion

  32. bladder campion

  33. bull thistle (removed when found)

  34. nodding thistle (removed when found)

  35. pale touch-me-not

  36. spotted touch-me-not

  37. white trillium

  38. red trillium

  39. jack in the pulpit

  40. violet (several types)

  41. wild leek

  42. round-lobed hepatica (probably sharp-leaved hepatica as well)

  43. comfrey (removed when found)

  44. red-seeded dandelion (non-native - some removed, some allowed to stay - rabbits like them)

  45. common plantain (non-native - usually ignored)

  46. English plantain

  47. forget me not (removed when found)

  48. ragweed (removed when found)

  49. garlic mustard (removed when found)

  50. wormseed mustard

  51. prairie dock

  52. twin leaf

  53. virginia waterleaf

  54. goldenseal

  55. silverweed

  56. mullien (non-native but tolerated)

  57. yucca (not really native, but nice in the front)

  58. herb robert

  59. mayapple

  60. bloodroot

  61. yellow toadflax

  62. spotted spurge

  63. moneywort

  64. ladys thumb

  65. pigweed (amaranth)

  66. ground ivy (removed when found)

  67. lily of the valley

  68. wild ginger

  69. spiderwort

  70. common burdock (removed when found)

  71. great burdock (removed when found)

  72. curled dock

  73. broad-leaved dock

  74. goutweed

  75. lupine

  76. peony

  77. iris (cultivated type)

  78. carrion flower

  79. celandine (removed when found)

  80. teasel (only allow maximum of one plant each year)

  81. culver's root

  82. hooked crowfoot

  83. bristly crowfoot

  84. tall buttercup

  85. yellow wood sorrel

  86. dames rocket (controlled, may be completely removed in a couple of years)

  87. large flowered bellwort

  88. spreading dogbane

  89. periwinkle (removed when found)

  90. wild carrot (most removed when found)

  91. sage

  92. thimbleweed

  93. Canada anemone

  94. early meadow rue

  95. asparagus

  96. daisy fleabane

  97. leafy spurge

  98. wild cucumber

  99. field bindweed (usually removed when found)

  100. purslane

  101. chickweed (unsure exactly which species)

  102. star flowered solomon's seal

  103. solomon's seal

  104. great solomon's seal

  105. garden phlox

  106. rhubarb

  107. enchanters nightshade

  108. creeping bellflower

  109. musk mallow

  110. beggar ticks

  111. grape hyacinth

  112. tulip

  113. purple dead nettle

  114. hens and chicks

  115. rough-fruited cinquefoil

  116. common cinquefoil

  117. sweet woodruff

  118. Labrador violet

  119. common speedwell

  120. thyme-leaved speedwell

  121. bittersweet nightshade

  122. black nightshade

  123. mossy stonecrop

  124. two-row stonecrop (Sedum spurium)

  125. turtlehead

  126. petty spurge

  127. rough cinquefoil

  128. willow-herb

  129. fringe-tip closed gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

  130. shepherd's purse

  131. feverfew

  132. yellow giant hyssop

  133. stiff-leaved goldenrod

  134. tall bellflower

Ferns

  1. sensitive fern

  2. ostrich fern

  3. maidenhair fern

  4. interrupted fern

  5. cinnamon fern

  6. royal fern

  7. Christmas fern

  8. bulblet fern

  9. crested shield fern

  10. marginal shield fern

Grasses

  1. sweet grass

  2. orchard grass

  3. ribbon grass
  4. several other native and non-native species -- unsure of what they are

 
TOTAL: at least 204 species
 

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