Native Plants

Brown branch with green needle-like leaves and small brown pinecones

American Larch (Larix laricina)

Natively found across Canada and the northeastern US, this moisture-loving tree has durable wood that has been used to make…

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Red and green leaves on brown branches

Black Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)

Named a “tupelo” from the Indigenous Muscogee language’s words “ito,” meaning “tree,” and “opilwa,” meaning “swamp,” this deciduous native of…

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Green leaves

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)

Appropriately named, this deciduous tree is easily recognizable when mature by its gray shaggy bark that curls off the trunk…

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Shiny oak leaves and green acorn with brown cap

Black Oak (Quercus velutina)

Previously called yellow oak due to its uniquely pigmented yellow inner bark, this deciduous member of the red oak group is…

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Clusters of white flowers and green leaves

Groundsel Bush (Baccharis halimfolia)

Also called saltbush or sea myrtle, this highly salt-tolerant shrub grows natively along the coastal edges of the eastern and…

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Cluster of purple grapes and green leaves on a brown vine

Fox Grape (Vitis labrusca)

Native to the forests, meadows, and freshwater shores of eastern North America, this flowering vine is distinguished from its relatives…

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Snow on clusters of red berries on brown branches

Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata)

Named for its dense blooms of bright red berries in the late autumn and winter, this deciduous holly provides a…

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White flowers and green leaves

Downy Shadbush (Amelanchier arborea)

This native shrub is named for the downy velvet of its leaf undersides and the April-May blossom of its flowers that…

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Clusters of purple plums on brown stems with green leaves

Beach Plum (Prunus maritima)

Often found in the dunes and coastal plains of Cape Cod, this deciduous shrub has a native range along the…

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Shiny green leaves and red berries

American Holly (Ilex opaca)

Mostly found in the moisture-rich forests of the southeastern US, this broadleaved evergreen reaches the tip of its indigenous range…

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