Mt. Cuba Center

The Copeland family dedicated their Mt. Cuba estate to conserving the native plants that they cherished for future generations to enjoy in their natural setting. Today, the Center is passionately committed to preserving the rich flora of the Appalachian Piedmont Region through conservation, horticulture, and education & research.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abies balsamea Balsam Fir Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Abies fraseri Fraser fir, She-balsam Perennial Tree Shade
Acer barbatum Southern sugar maple, Florida maple, Caddo maple, Rock maple Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Acer leucoderme Chalk maple, Whitebark maple Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Acer nigrum Black maple Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer pensylvanicum Striped maple, Moosewood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Acer rubrum var. drummondii Drummond's maple, Drummond red maple, Swamp maple Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet, Moist
Acer saccharinum Silver maple, Soft maple, White maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharum Sugar maple, Northern sugar maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acer spicatum Mountain maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade Moist
Aconitum uncinatum Southern blue monkshood, Monkshood Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Actaea pachypoda White baneberry, Dolls eyes Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Actaea podocarpa Mountain bugbane Perennial Shade, Part-shade
Actaea racemosa Black baneberry Perennial Herb
Actaea racemosa var. racemosa Black cohosh, Black bugbane, Bugbane, Black snakeroot, Fairy candles Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Actaea rubifolia Appalachian bugbane
Actaea rubra Red baneberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern, Venus hair fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Adiantum pedatum Northern maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Adlumia fungosa Climbing Fumatory, Allegheny Vine, Mountain Fringe Biennial Vine
Aesculus flava Sweet buckeye, Yellow buckeye Perennial Tree Shade Moist
Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye, Texas buckeye, Fetid buckeye, Horse chestnut Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush buckeye Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Aesculus pavia Scarlet Buckeye, Red buckeye, Firecracker plant Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Moist
Aesculus sylvatica Painted buckeye Perennial Shrub, Tree
Agalinis purpurea Purple false foxglove, Purple gerardia, Gerardia Annual Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Agarista populifolia Florida hobblebush, Tall fetterbush, Florida leucothoe, Agarista Perennial Shrub Shade
Ageratina altissima var. altissima White snakeroot Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Allium allegheniense Allegheny onion Perennial Herb
Allium cernuum Nodding onion Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Allium speculae Flatrock Onion, Little River Canyon Onion, Ownbey's Onion
Allium tricoccum Wild leek, Ramp Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Alnus maritima Seaside alder Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade
Alnus viridis ssp. crispa Green alder, Mountain alder, Sitka alder Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Dry
Amaranthus pumilus Seaside amaranth Annual
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, Sh