Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The

Living collection at the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College. Created September 16, 2008.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Actaea racemosa var. racemosa Black cohosh, Black bugbane, Bugbane, Black snakeroot, Fairy candles Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Baptisia alba var. macrophylla Largeleaf wild indigo, White wild indigo Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Boltonia asteroides Boltonia, White doll's daisy Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud, Redbud Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chelone glabra White turtlehead Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Chrysogonum virginianum Green and gold, Green-and-gold Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Clethra alnifolia Coastal sweet pepperbush, Clethra, Summer sweet Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Coreopsis verticillata Threadleaf coreopsis, Whorled tickseed, Whorled coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood, Virginia dogwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea Redosier dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Dryopteris marginalis Marginal woodfern, Marginal fern, Marginal shieldfern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Echinacea pallida Pale purple coneflower, Pale coneflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, 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
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple lovegrass, Purple love grass, Purple plains lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat climber Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Eryngium aquaticum Rattlesnake-master, Rattlesnakemaster, Snakeroot Biennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Eupatoriadelphus maculatus var. maculatus Spotted trumpetweed, Spotted joe-pye-weed Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf witchalder, Dwarf witch-alder, Dwarf fothergilla Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Halesia carolina Carolina silverbell Perennial Tree Shade
Heliopsis helianthoides Smooth oxeye, Oxeye sunflower, False sunflower Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Heuchera americana American alumroot, Alumroot Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Hypoxis hirsuta Common Goldstar, Yellow star-grass, Eastern yellow star-grass Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Ilex glabra Inkberry, Gallberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet, Moist
Kalmia latifolia Mountain laurel, Calico bush, Kalmia Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Liatris pycnostachya Prairie Blazing Star, Kansas Gayfeather, Cat-tail Gayfeather, Hairy Button-snakeroot Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Liatris spicata Dense blazing star, Dense gayfeather, Marsh blazing star Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Lobelia siphilitica Great blue lobelia Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Monarda fistulosa Wild bergamot, Beebalm Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Morella pensylvanica Northern bayberry, Candleberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Oenothera fruticosa Narrowleaf evening-primrose, Narrow-leaf evening-primrose, Sundrops Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Oligoneuron ohioense Ohio goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Oligoneuron rigidum var. rigidum Stiff goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass, Wand panic grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Parthenium integrifolium Wild quinine, American fever-few Perennial Herb Part-shade
Penstemon digitalis Mississippi penstemon, Smooth white beardtongue, Talus slope penstemon, Foxglove beardtongue Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Phlox subulata Creeping Phlox, Moss phlox, Moss pink, Rock pink Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Photinia pyrifolia Red chokeberry, Red chokecherry Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Quercus rubra Northern red oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ratibida pinnata Pinnate prairie coneflower, Grayhead Mexican hat, Yellow coneflower, Grayhead coneflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhododendron prinophyllum Early azalea, Roseshell azalea, Woolly azalea Perennial Shrub Shade Moist
Rhus aromatica Fragrant sumac, Aromatic sumac, Lemon sumac, Polecat bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia fulgida Orange coneflower, Orange Rudbeckia, Perennial black-eyed Susan Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet coneflower, Sweet black-eyed Susan Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Rudbeckia triloba Browneyed Susan, Brown-eyed-Susan, Thin-leaved coneflower, Three-lobed Rudbeckia Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata Shrubby fivefingers, Shrubby-fivefingers Perennial Herb Sun
Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie rosinweed, Prairie dock Perennial Herb Sun Wet, Moist
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass, Yellow indian grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve Smooth blue aster, Smooth aster Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England aster, New England American-aster Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Tradescantia ohiensis Bluejacket, Ohio spiderwort Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Vaccinium angustifolium Late lowbush blueberry, Lowbush blueberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush blueberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Verbena hastata Swamp verbena, Blue verbena, Blue vervain, Simpler's joy Biennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Vernonia fasciculata Prairie ironweed, Common ironweed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Vernonia noveboracensis New York ironweed Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver's root Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides Withe-rod, Witherod viburnum, Possumhaw, Wild raisin Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Waldsteinia fragarioides Appalachian barren strawberry, Barren Strawberry Perennial Herb Moist, Dry
Zizia aurea Golden zizia, Golden Alexanders Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist