Ohio Recommended

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Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acer nigrum Black maple Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharum Sugar maple, Northern sugar maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil, Western yarrow Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Actaea pachypoda White baneberry, Dolls eyes Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Actaea rubra Red baneberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye, Texas buckeye, Fetid buckeye, Horse chestnut Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Amelanchier arborea Common serviceberry, Downy serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry, Junebush, Shadblow, Sarvis Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Amelanchier canadensis Canadian serviceberry, Canadian service-berry, Shadblow serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Junebush Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry, Allegheny service-berry, Serviceberry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Amorpha canescens Leadplant, Leadplant amorpha, Prairie shoestring Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Anaphalis margaritacea Western pearly everlasting, Pearly-everlasting Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Anemone canadensis Canadian anemone, Round-leaf thimbleweed, Canada anemone, Windflower, Meadow anemone Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Asimina triloba Pawpaw, Indian banana, Common pawpaw Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Betula lenta Sweet birch, Cherry birch, Black birch, Mahogany birch Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Betula nigra River birch, Red birch, Black birch Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Betula populifolia Gray birch, White birch, Aspen-leaved birch Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Betula pumila Bog birch Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bromus kalmii Arctic brome, Prairie brome, Wild chess Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Campanula rotundifolia Bluebell bellflower, Bluebell-of-Scotland, Harebell Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Campanulastrum americanum American bellflower, American-bellflower, Tall bellflower Annual Herb Part-shade Moist
Campsis radicans Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine, Common trumpet creeper, Cow vine Perennial Vine Sun Moist, Dry
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, Blue beech, Musclewood, Ironwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya alba Mockernut hickory, Big bud hickory Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Carya cordiformis Bitternut hickory, Swamp hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya glabra Pignut hickory, Broom hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Carya ovata Shagbark hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey tea, Redroot Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud, Redbud Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow herb Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Claytonia caroliniana Carolina springbeauty Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet, Moist
Claytonia virginica Virginia springbeauty, Springbeauty Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower, Wild ageratum, Blue boneset, Mistflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis, Lanceleaf tickseed, Lance-leaved coreopsis, Sand coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Cornus alternifolia Alternateleaf dogwood, Alternate-leaf dogwood, Pagoda dogwood Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood, Virginia dogwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cornus sericea Redosier dogwood, Redosier, Red-twig dogwood, Red-osier dogwood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Corylus americana American hazelnut, American filbert Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda Shrubby cinquefoil, Golden hardhack, Potentilla Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Delphinium tricorne Dwarf larkspur, Spring larkspur Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Desmodium canadense Showy tick trefoil Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Diospyros virginiana Common persimmon, Eastern persimmon Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Echinacea purpurea Eastern purple coneflower, Purple coneflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye, Canadian wildrye, Prairie wildrye, Nodding wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Euonymus atropurpureus Burningbush, Eastern wahoo, Burning bush, Wahoo, Waahoo, Whahoo, Spindle tree Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Eutrochium fistulosum Joe-pye Weed, Trumpetweed, Queen of the Meadow, Hollow Joe-pye Weed Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Eutrochium purpureum Purple joepyeweed, Sweet-scented joepyeweed, Sweet joepyeweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Fagus grandifolia American beech Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf witchalder, Dwarf witch-alder, Dwarf fothergilla Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Fraxinus americana White ash Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Fraxinus nigra Black ash Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey locust, Common Honey-locust, Honey-locust, Thornless common honey-locust, Honey shucks Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffeetree, Stump tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Hamamelis virginiana Witch hazel, American witch hazel Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Helianthus occidentalis Fewleaf sunflower, Western sunflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke, Sunchoke Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Hesperostipa spartea Porcupinegrass, Porcupine grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Hibiscus moscheutos Crimsoneyed rosemallow, Crimson-eyed rose-mallow, Marshmallow hibiscus Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Ilex opaca American holly, Christmas holly Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Dry
Ilex verticillata Common winterberry, Michigan holly, Black alder Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Juglans cinerea Butternut, White walnut Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Juglans nigra Black walnut, Eastern black walnut Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Juniperus communis Common juniper Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Juniperus virginiana Eastern red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginia juniper Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Koeleria macrantha Prairie Junegrass, Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Liatris spicata Dense blazing star, Dense gayfeather, Marsh blazing star Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Liatris squarrosa Blazing star, Scaly blazing star, Scaly gayfeather Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum, American sweetgum Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Yellow poplar Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Lobelia siphilitica Great blue lobelia Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Lupinus perennis Sundial lupine, Wild lupine Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Magnolia acuminata Cucumbertree, Cucumber tree, Mountain magnolia Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Malus coronaria Sweet crabapple, American crab Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Mitchella repens Partridgeberry, Twinberry, Running box, Pigeon plum Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Monarda didyma Scarlet beebalm, Oswego tea, Red bergamot Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Monarda fistulosa Wild bergamot, Beebalm Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ostrya virginiana Eastern hop-hornbeam, Hophornbeam, Ironwood Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood, Sorrel tree Perennial Tree Part-shade
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass, Wand panic grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Penstemon digitalis Mississippi penstemon, Mississippi beardtongue, Smooth white penstemon, Smooth white beardtongue, Talus slope penstemon, Talus slope beardtongue, Foxglove penstemon, Foxglove beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Penstemon hirsutus Hairy penstemon, Hairy beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Phlox divaricata Wild blue phlox, Louisiana phlox, Blue woodland phlox, Sweet william, Wild sweet william Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Phlox stolonifera Creeping phlox Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Phlox subulata Creeping Phlox, Moss phlox, Moss pink, Rock pink Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Physocarpus opulifolius Atlantic ninebark, Common ninebark Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Physostegia virginiana Fall obedient plant, Obedient plant, False dragonhead, Virginia lions-heart Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Pinus echinata Shortleaf pine, Yellow pine, Spruce pine Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pinus virginiana Virginia pine, Jersey pine, Scrub pine Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Polemonium reptans Greek valerian, Greek-valerian, Jacob's Ladder Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Populus tremuloides Quaking aspen, Aspen Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Prunus americana American plum, Wild plum Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Prunus nigra Canadian plum, Canada plum, Red plum Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Prunus pensylvanica Pin cherry, Fire cherry, Wild red cherry, Bird cherry, Pigeon cherry Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Prunus pumila Sand cherry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Prunus serotina Black cherry, Rum cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry, Common chokecherry, Choke cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ptelea trifoliata Wafer ash, Common hoptree, Hop tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus alba White oak, Northern white oak, Stave Oak, Ridge White Oak, Forked-leaf White Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus bicolor Swamp white oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Quercus coccinea Scarlet oak, Red oak Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak, Burr oak, Savannah oak, Overcup oak, Prairie oak, Mossy-cup oak, Mossy-overcup oak, Blue oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin oak, Chinquapin oak, Chestnut oak, Yellow chestnut oak, Yellow oak, Rock chestnut oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus palustris Pin oak, Swamp Spanish oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Quercus rubra Northern red oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhus aromatica Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac, Lemon sumac, Polecat bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhus copallinum Winged sumac, Shining sumac, Flameleaf sumac, Mountain sumac, Dwarf sumac Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Rhus glabra Smooth sumac Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Rhus typhina Staghorn sumac, Velvet sumac Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust, Honey locust Perennial Tree Sun Moist, Dry
Rosa palustris Swamp rose Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia laciniata Cutleaf coneflower, Green-head coneflower, Wild goldenglow Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Rudbeckia triloba Browneyed Susan, Brown-eyed-Susan, Thin-leaved coneflower, Three-lobed Rudbeckia Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Salix amygdaloides Peachleaf willow, Peach-leaf willow, Almond-leaf willow Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Salix bebbiana Bebb willow, Gray willow, Long-beaked willow Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Salix discolor Pussy willow, Glaucous willow Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Salix nigra Black willow, Gulf black willow Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Silphium perfoliatum Cup plant Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist, Dry
Sorbus americana American mountain ash, American mountain-ash Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass, Yellow indian grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Spiraea alba White meadowsweet Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Staphylea trifolia American bladdernut Perennial Shrub Shade Moist
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry, Indian currant, Buckbrush Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides White heath aster, Heath Aster, White Aster, White Prairie Aster Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England aster, New England American-aster Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Taxus canadensis Canada yew, American yew Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Thuja occidentalis Arborvitae, Eastern arborvitae, Northern white cedar Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Tilia americana American basswood, American linden, Lime tree, Bee tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Tilia americana var. heterophylla American basswood, White basswood, Linden Perennial Tree Part-shade
Viburnum acerifolium Mapleleaf viburnum, Maple-leaf viburnum, Arrow-wood, Maple-leaf arrow-wood Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Viburnum lentago Nannyberry, Blackhaw, Sweet viburnum, Sheepberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Viburnum prunifolium Blackhaw, Smooth blackhaw, Blackhaw viburnum, Smooth blackhaw viburnum, Stagbush Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty blackhaw viburnum, Rusty blackhaw, Southern blackhaw, Downy viburnum Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry