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Welcome to the latest edition of the Native Plants Database where you can explore the wealth of native plants in North America. Use the options below to search for 25,198 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plants.

For non-native or introduced species, please visit the USDA Plants Database.

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Combination Search

Use the options below to search for plants based on a combination of characteristics. If there are too many results, try narrowing your search by selecting more characteristics. If the results are too few, broaden your search by selecting fewer characters.

Select State or Province

Habit (general appearance)

Duration (lifespan)

Light requirement
 Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day
 Shade - Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil moisture
 Dry - soil does not exhibit visible signs of moisture
 Moist - soil looks and feels damp
 Wet - soil is saturated with water
Bloom Characteristics
Bloom Time:  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bloom Color:  White  Red  Pink  Orange  Yellow  Green  Blue  Purple  Violet  Brown  Black

Leaf Characteristics
Leaf Arrangement:  Alternate  Opposite  Whorled  Fascicled
Leaf Retention:  Deciduous  Evergreen  Semi-evergreen

Plant Database Resources

Complete Species List - An alphabetized list of all species in the native plant database.
Data Fields - Learn more about Native Plant Database information fields.