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(Note: Common names are variable and unreliable)

Botanical Name     Common Name
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Abelmoschus manihot
Common Name: Sunset Hibiscus
Abelmoschus manihot (Hibiscus manihot) is a perennial in the warmer zones, and an annual elsewhere. It bears large showy yellow Hibiscus-like flowers with a maroon eye. It grows well in warmer areas of the U.S. and is easily grown in any well-drained...

Abutilon pictum
Common Name: Flowering Maple
A shrub in warm areas with maple-like leaves and orange mallow-like flowers in leaf axils. A showy, fast grower for a sunny protected spot. Given rich soil and ample water, these plants will thrive during hot summers. May not freeze back every yea...

Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn'
Common Name: Variegated Flowering Maple

Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn' is a shrub in warm areas. Maple-like leaves are variegated with white. Orange mallow-like flowers in leaf axils. A showy, fast grower for a sunny protected spot. Given rich soil and ample water, these pl...


Acacia angustissima var. schreberi
Common Name: Schreber Prairie Acacia
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Acer barbatum
Common Name: Florida Maple

Acer barbatum is a medium to large deciduous oval shaped tree related to the Northern Sugar Maple and sometimes classified as Acer saccharum ssp.floridanum or as Acer floridanum. More heat-tolerant than Northern Sugar Ma...


Adina rubella
Common Name: Adina, Glossy

This is a medium to large deciduous shrub resembles and is related to our native Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).  It has smaller leaves and similar but smaller ball-like flowers in early summer.  The flowers could give i...


Aesculus glabra
Common Name: Ohio Buckeye

Ohio Buckeye is a small to medium, or occasionally large deciduous tree native to the mid-western U.S.  It is the tree which gives Ohio the name of the "Buckeye State".  The rather large leaves are typical of this genus with fi...


Aesculus parviflora var. serotina
Common Name: Late-blooming Bottlebrush Buckeye
Wide spreading, suckering, multi-stemmed open deciduous slow growing shrub. Overall shape is irregular almost stratified in appearance. White bottlebrush flowers appear in summer two to three weeks later than typical for the species. Medium to dar...

Agave americana
Common Name: Century Plant
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Agave lophantha 'Splendida'
Common Name: Century Plant 'Splendida'

This small bright green Agave with a white center stripe on the short, broad, toothed leaves is a selection of a species native to south Texas and Mexico.  This smaller more compact clumping selection was found some years ago near J...


Agave salmiana ferox
Common Name: Giant Agave
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Aleurites fordii
Common Name: Tung-oil Tree

Tung Oil tree is a medium size deciduous tree.  It is ornamental with large (to 10 in) dark green heart shaped or lobed leaves and white to pink flowers in showy panicles in spring. Large inedible seeds are source of tung...


Aloysia virgata
Common Name: Sweet Almond Bush

This deciduous shrub with oval toothed leaves can be trained as a small tree in subtropical regions or treated as a die-back perennial in some temperate climates.  It has spikes of white fragrant flowers in terminal panic...


Alpinia sp
Common Name: Evergreen Ginger
Evergreen Ginger produces many long lance-shaped leaves from the base. Spikes of clear yellow flowers extend above the foliage. Plant in part to full shade in moist fertile soil. From seed Collected in 1998 by Frank Bell above Baoguo Monastery on ...

Amelanchier nantucketensis
Common Name: Nantucket Serviceberry
A rare low-growing, thicket forming stoloniferous shrub which occurs on sandy soils in sun. . Mid spring white flowers have shorter petals than most Shadbushes. Edible red fruits like other Shadbush species. We are indebted to Richard Lynch of Swe...

Amelanchier obovalis
Common Name: Shadbush

This "Shadbush" or "Serviceberry" is an upright colony forming deciduous shrub. White flowers in the spring followed by blue-purple fruit. An attractive low growing species that is much less common in cultivation compared to the larger species and...


Amsonia hubrechtii
Common Name: Arkansas Amsonia
This distinctive species of Blue Star native to the South Central U.S. We believe this now popular plant was first made available by Woodlanders. It is a strong perennial forming a large dense clump of upright stems clothed with very narrow leaves w...

Amsonia tabernaemontana
Common Name: Bluestar
This is the Amsonia most familiar to gardeners. This Bluestar has broader oval leaves and the blue star shaped flowers at the ends of the stems typical of the Amsonias. It grows well in deep moist soil in partial shade. Alan Armitage in Herbaceous...

Anisacanthus wrightii
Common Name: Hummingbird Bush

Hummingbird bush is a deciduous shrub with rather small pointed leaves and orange to red tubular star-shaped flowers attractive to hummingbirds. Flowers occur from late spring until frost. Drought tolerant as it is native to the southwestern U.S. ...


Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin'
Common Name: Yellow Hummingbird Flower

Like Anisacanthus wrightii (which see) but with yellow flowers. This clone from San Antonio Botanic Garden is probably the variety 'Pumpkin'

 

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Antigonon leptopus
Common Name: Coral Vine

This subtropical vine has somewhat heart shaped leaves and clusters of small papery hot pink showy flowers summer to fall. This vigorous grower is evergreen only in frost-free areas.  In most of the Deep South it freezes to the grou...


Arbutus unedo
Common Name: Strawberry Tree
Small tree or large evergreen shrub with urn-shaped pinkish-white flowers in small panicles in fall/early winter. Orange-red strawberry-like fruit. Fruit matures over a year and is present at same time as flowers. Edible but not wonderful ! Slow...

Arbutus x andrachnoides
Common Name: Strawberry Tree Hybrid

Evergreen small tree similar to Arbutus unedo with white bell-like flowers and pink, strawberry-like fruit. On older plants the bark becomes a rich red-brown color. Salt tolerant. Dark green leaves are 1.5 to 4 inches long. Hybrid between...


Ardisia japonica 'Hinode'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with broad band of yellow variegation in the center of the leaves....

Ardisia japonica 'Ito-Fukurin'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with light silver-gray leaves with thin white margin....

Ardisia japonica 'Nishiki'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see). Ardisia japonica 'Nishiki' ('Hokan Nishiki') has gold and pink variegated leaves on new growth....

Aristida beyrichiana
Common Name: Wiregrass, Southern
This is a fine textured bunch grass with dense wiry foliage and tall, narrow flowering spikes. It is historically the dominant groundcover in frequently burned longleaf pine forests in the southern U.S. It is now becoming rare because of the loss and...

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
Common Name: Red Chokeberry 'Brilliantissima'
Thicket forming deciduous shrub with persistant red fruit. Fall color equal to or superior to burning bush. Adaptable to well-drained or wet soils. This selection has perhaps waxier more lustrous leaves than typical for species. Good ornamental. ...

Asclepias angustifolia
Common Name: Arizona Milkweed

Arizona Mildweed is a rare plant in the U.S. being know only from mountains along the Mexican border in southern Arizona where it occurs in canyons and along stream beds.  It is a bushy upright perennial with very narrow leaves and white to p...


Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Common Name: Milkweed, Swamp
'Ice Ballet' is a white flowered selection of this native perennial milkweed. Flowers are borne at tops of 3-4 foot tall plants. This is a good garden plant for moist sites or for the well-watered perennial border. Easy to grow and attractive to butt...

Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

This strong-growing perennial native to Eastern North America is a favorite of gardeners.  Flower color can range from yellow to almost red but bright orange is typical.  It is best grown in a sunny location wit...


Asimina triloba
Common Name: Pawpaw
Tropical looking deciduous small tree. Large leaves have distinctive odor when crushed. Largest native edible fruit. Perishable banana-like fruit in mid-summer has custard like pulp and large seeds. They are relished by raccoons and many people. S...

Aspidistra elatior
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant
An evergreen groundcover with broad dark green leaves all arising directly from the ground. A great plant for very dark or shady corners and once used as a container plants in almost impossible environments hence common names. Fleshy flowers are vi...

Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way'
Common Name: Speckled Cast Iron Plant
Smaller than typical Cast Iron Plant and with myriad small white spots on dark leaves (hence name). According to Plant Delights this is properly 'Ginga' but is more commonly called 'Milky Way' This interesting evergreen groundcover should have cultur...

Aster carolinianus
Common Name: Climbing Aster
A most unusual Aster as it is a vine or very scandent shrub with woody stems which do not die back in winter. Abundant late season flowerheads are about 1" diamenter. The ray flowers are blue to purple with yellow disc flowers. It occurs in scatter...

Aster georgiana
Common Name: Georgia Aster

Large bushy perennial Aster with abundant large flower heads with violet ray flowers. Somewhat like Aster grandiflorus but sometimes considered a variety of Aster patens.. This is a rare plant in the wild and known from relativel...


Aster laevis 'Bluebird'
Common Name: Aster 'Bluebird'
A selection of our native Smooth Aster made by Richard Lighty at Mt. Cuba Center in Deleware. Large vase shaped clumps bear abundant 1"+ flower heads with violet blue ray flowers surrounding golden disc flowers. This good perennial for the bed or b...

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'
Common Name: Aster 'Raydon's Favorite'
A dense bushy plant smothered in fall with large blue-purple flowers. A selection from the former Holbrook Farm Nursery in N.C. A fine garden plant for sunny border with well-drained soil. Aromatic foliage. Native to dry prairies and rocky slopes...

Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'
Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium nipponicum (goeringianum) 'Pictum' is a cool gray-green and silvery deciduous groundcovering fern. Best color when they receive some direct sunlight, preferably in the morning but like most ferns they should be planted in rich hu...


Aucuba sp. (himalayica?)
Common Name: Aucuba, Narrow-leaf

This evergreen shrub with narrow serrated leathery leaves was originally received from U.S. National Arboretum as Aucuba himalayica but it may be a form of Aucuba japonica called "Longifolia". As with other Aucuba...

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