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Deciduous Shrubs
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
Leadplant Amorpha canescens 2'-3' 2'-3' full part Mesic to Dry June-August Purple August-October pod Yellow Butterfly Bee 3-5 Deer Resistant
False Indigo Amorpha fruticosa 8'-10' 10'-12' full part High to Low Wet-Mesic April-July Purple Violet August-September Brown pod Yellow Butterfly Bee 3-5 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden
New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus 2'-3' 3'-5' full Mesic-Dry to Dry June-August White August-September Orange Black drupe leaves Yellow Butterfly Bee Deer Bumblebee 3-5 Ornamental Garden
Red Root / Narrow-Leaf New Jersey Tea Ceanothus ovatus 3' 1'6"-3' full part Mesic-Dry to Dry June White June-July Orange Black drupe Yellow Butterfly Bee Deer Bumblebee Ornamental Garden
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis 6'-12' 6'-12' full part High to Medium Wet to Mesic June-August White Brown nutlet Yellow Brown Bird Bee 4-5 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden
Bronzeleaf Diervilla Diervilla lonicera 3'-4' 3'+ full part Medium to Low Mesic to Dry June-July Yellow Red Orange Bronze Bee Bumblebee 2-4 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Leatherwood Dirca palustris 3'-6' 3'-6' shade March-April Yellow White Cream May-June Green Black drupe Yellow Bee 3-5 Ornamental Garden
Labrador Tea ref Ledum groenlandicum 3' 3'+ full Wet to Wet-Mesic May-June White leaves Maroon Purple Bee Bumblebee 2-4 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden
Swamp Fly Honeysuckle ref Lonicera oblongifolia 3'-4' 3'-4' full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-June White Cream July-August Red Orange berry Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee Hummingbird 3
Western Sandcherry ref Prunus besseyi 2'-4' 4'-6' part Medium Mesic April-May White July-August Blue Purple Black berry fruit Red Maroon Purple Bird Bee 2-4 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
American Black Currant out Ribes americanum 3'-6' 3'-6' full part High to Medium Wet to Mesic May-June Yellow White Cream July-August Purple Black berry fruit Red Orange Bird Bee 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Pasture (Prickly) Gooseberry out Ribes cynosbati 3'-6' 3'-6' full part Medium July-August White July-August Purple Black berry fruit Yellow Maroon Bronze Purple Bird Bee 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Fragrant Garden
Missouri Gooseberry Ribes missouriensis 3'-6' 3'-6' full part shade Medium to Low Mesic to Dry April-June Green White Cream July-August Purple Black berry fruit Magenta Red Orange Yellow Maroon Purple Bird Bee 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Fragrant Garden
Meadow Rose Rosa blanda 3'-6' 6'-8' full part Medium to Low Mesic to Dry June-July Pink July-September Red hip fruit, flowers Red Butterfly Bee Bumblebee 3-4 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Carolina Rose Rosa carolina 2'-3' 6'-7' full part Low Wet-Mesic to Dry May-June Pink Red hip fruit, flowers Red Orange Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee Bumblebee 3-6 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Swamp Rose Rosa palustris 5'-8' 5'-8' full part High to Medium Wet-Mesic June-July Pink Red Orange hip fruit, flowers Red Butterfly Bee Bumblebee 3-5 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Prairie Rose Rosa setigera 6'-10' 8'-10' full Mesic Pink Red Orange hip fruit, flowers Red Orange Butterfly Bee Bumblebee Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Northern Raspberry Rubus idaeus canadensis 3'-6' 6'-12' full part Medium White July-August Red berry fruit Red Yellow Maroon Purple Bird Bee 4
Black Raspberry ref Rubus occidentalis full part White July-August Purple Black berry fruit Orange Yellow Bird Bee Buckthorn Replacement
Pussy Willow Salix discolor 15'-20' 10'-12' full Medium Wet to Wet-Mesic April-May Green Silver Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee 2-5 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Prairie Willow Salix humilis microphyllus 3'-6' 3'-6' full High Wet to Dry March-May Yellow Green Purple Brown Brown Yellow Bird Bee Bumblebee 3
Meadowsweet Spiraea alba 3'-6' 3'-6' full Wet-Mesic July White Red Orange Yellow Bee 3-4 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden
Hardhack Spirea (Steeplebush) out Spiraea tomentosa 2'-4' 3'-6' full Wet to Wet-Mesic Pink Red Yellow Bronze Bee 3-4 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden
American Bladdernut out Staphylea trifolia 10'-15' 10'+ full part Medium Mesic May White Yellow Brown pod Yellow Bee 3-4 Deer Resistant Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Common Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium 1'-2' 1'-2' full part Medium Mesic May-June White July-September Blue berry fruit Red Maroon Bird Bee 2-3 Groundcover
American Highbush Cranberry Viburnum trilobum 6'-10' 6'-10' full part shade Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-June White September-February Red berry fruit Red Maroon Beetle Bird Fly Bee 2-5 Deer Resistant Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Deciduous Trees
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
American Plum Prunus americana 20'-35' 20'-35' full Medium Mesic White August-September Red Purple drupe fruit Red Orange Yellow Bird Bee 3-7 Buckthorn Replacement Fragrant Garden
Prickly Ash out Zanthoxylum americanum 10'-35' 10'-20' full Mesic to Dry April-May Yellow Green Red berry Orange Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee 3-5 Deer Resistant
Vines
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
Red Vine Honeysuckle out Lonicera dioica 5'-10' part shade Wet-Mesic to Dry May-June Red Red Orange berry Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee Groundcover
Yellow Vine Honeysuckle Lonicera prolifera 10'-15' 4'-8' full part shade Medium Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-June Yellow Cream Red Orange berry Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee 4 Groundcover
Wildflowers
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
Fragrant Hyssop Agastache foeniculum 2'-4' 1'-2' full part Mesic to Dry June-August Purple Violet Lavender leaves Butterfly Bird Bee Wasp Hummingbird 3-5 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Nodding Onion Allium cernuum 1'-2' 6"-1' full part July-August Pink leaves, shoots, bulbs Bee Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Prairie Onion Allium stellatum 1'-1'4" 4"-8" full part Mesic to Dry July-August Pink leaves, shoots, bulbs Bee 3-5 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Marsh/Red Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 3'-4' 1' full Wet to Mesic July Pink pod Yellow Maroon Purple Butterfly Beetle Bird Bee Wasp Hummingbird Bumblebee 3-5 Fragrant Garden
Common Milkweed ref Asclepias syriaca 2'-6' 1'+ full Medium to Low June-August Pink Yellow Green pod Yellow Butterfly Moth Beetle Bird Bee Wasp Hummingbird Bumblebee Fragrant Garden
Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa 2'-3' 1' full part Mesic to Dry July-August Orange pod Yellow Butterfly Beetle Bee Bumblebee 3-5
White Indigo Baptisia alba 4' 2' full part Mesic to Mesic-Dry June-July White Green Black pod Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee 4 Rabbit Resistant
Blue Indigo Baptisia australis 3'-4' 3' full part Wet-Mesic June-July Blue Violet Green Black pod Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee 4-7 Rabbit Resistant
Cream Indigo Baptisia leucophaea 3'-4' 2' full part Mesic to Dry May-June Cream Green Black pod Bee Rabbit Resistant
Downy Wood Mint out Blephilia ciliata 1' 10"-1'6" full part Mesic to Dry June-July Purple Lavender Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee 4-8 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Hairy Wood Mint Blephilia hirsuta 1'4"-2'6" 1'+ part shade Wet-Mesic to Mesic June-September Purple White Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Partridge Pea Chamaechrista fasciculata 6"-3' 1' full part Mesic to Dry July-September Yellow Brown pod Ant Bee Bumblebee Groundcover
White Turtlehead out Chelone glabra 2'-3' 1' full Mesic August-September White Cream Butterfly Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee 3-7
Spring Beauty out Claytonia caroliniana 3"-6" 4" part shade Wet-Mesic April-June Pink White Bee
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 1'6"-3' 1' full Low Mesic to Dry May-July Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee Bumblebee
Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullaria 6"-1' 1' part shade Wet-Mesic April-May White Bee Bumblebee 3-5 Groundcover
Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia 1'-2' 1' full part Wet-Mesic May-June Pink White Bee Bumblebee 4
Purple Coneflower ref Echinacea purpurea 3'-4' 1' full part Mesic to Dry August-September Pink Butterfly Bird Bee 3-5
Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium 2'-4' 1' full Medium Wet-Mesic to Dry July-August Green White Butterfly Bee Fragrant Garden
Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum 4'-6' 2' full part Wet to Mesic July Pink Lavender Butterfly Bee 3-5 Fragrant Garden
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum 3'-4' 1' full Wet to Mesic July-September White Red Yellow Maroon Butterfly Beetle Bee Wasp 3-4
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum 4'-6' 2' full part Mesic July-September Pink Lavender Butterfly Bee 3-4 Fragrant Garden
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 1'-3' 1'-1'6" full Low Dry May-September Red Yellow Butterfly Bee Ornamental Garden
Bottle Gentian Gentiana andrewsii 1'-2' 1' full part Wet to Wet-Mesic August-October Blue Purple Violet Bee Bumblebee 3-4
Western Sunflower Helianthus occidentalis 2'-4' 1'+ full part Mesic to Dry July-September Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee
Stiff Sunflower Helianthus pauciflorus 2'-6' 1'6"+ full Mesic to Dry July-September Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee
Ox-Eye Heliopsis helianthoides 4'-5' 2' full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic-Dry July-August Yellow Butterfly Bee 3-4
Virginia Waterleaf out Hydrophyllum virginianum 6"-1' 2'+ part shade High to Medium Wet-Mesic April-May White Lavender Bee Bumblebee 4-5 Groundcover
Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica 1'-3' 1' full part Wet to Mesic August-October Blue Purple Bird Bee Hummingbird 4-5
Wild Lupine Lupinus perennis 1'-2' 1'-1'6" full part Mesic-Dry to Dry May-June Blue Purple Yellow Black pod Butterfly Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee
Bee Balm/Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa 2'-4' 1'6"+ full part Wet-Mesic to Dry June-August Pink Lavender leaves, flowers Bird Bee Wasp Hummingbird Bumblebee Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Dotted Mint/Spotted Bee Balm Monarda punctata 1'6"-3' 1'+ full part Medium to Low Mesic-Dry to Dry July-September Yellow Maroon Lavender Bird Bee Wasp Hummingbird Bumblebee Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Wild Quinine Parthenium integrifolium 1'-3' 1' full part Mesic to Mesic-Dry June-September White Beetle Fly Bee Wasp Bumblebee
Showy Penstemon/Beardtounge Penstemon grandiflorus 2'-4' 1' full Low Mesic to Dry May-June Pink Lavender Bird Bee Hummingbird 4-5
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum 1'-2' 1' full Low Mesic to Dry July-September Pink Magenta Purple Butterfly Bird Bee 4-5
False Dragonhead / Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana 2'-3' 2'+ full Wet-Mesic to Mesic June-September Pink Bird Bee 3-4
Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum 1'-2' 1'+ part Mesic May-June White Yellow berry Bee Bumblebee 4 Groundcover
Solomon's Seal out Polygonatum biflorum 1'-4' 1'+ part shade Medium Wet to Mesic May-June White Cream September Blue Black Yellow Bee Bumblebee 4
Lion's Foot Prenanthes alba 2'-4' 1'-2' part Wet-Mesic to Mesic-Dry August-October Pink White Lavender Bee Bumblebee Fragrant Garden
Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum 1'-3' full part July-September Purple White Beetle Bee Wasp Fragrant Garden
Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera 1'-3' full Low Dry June-August Yellow Butterfly Bee
Wild Petunia Ruellia humilis 1'-1'3" 1' full Mesic to Dry June-September Violet Lavender Yellow Maroon Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee 4-5
Early Figwort Scrophularia lanceolata 2'-6' full part shade Medium June-July Pink Orange Green Green Maroon Purple Butterfly Bird Bee Wasp Hummingbird Bumblebee Rabbit Resistant
Late Figwort Scrophularia marilandica 2'-10' full part shade July-September Red Green Maroon Butterfly Bird Ant Bee Wasp Hummingbird Bumblebee Deer Resistant Rabbit Resistant
Cup Plant Silphium perfoliatum 6'-8' 2'+ full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic July-September Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee Hummingbird Bumblebee 4
Zig-Zag Goldenrod Solidago flexicaulis 2'-3' 1'6"+ full part shade Mesic to Dry August-September Yellow Butterfly Bee Wasp Bumblebee 4
Stiff Goldenrod Solidago rigida 4' 2' full part Wet-Mesic to Dry August-October Yellow Red Orange Yellow Maroon Butterfly Beetle Bird Bee Wasp Bumblebee
Elm Leaf Goldenrod Solidago ulmifolia 1'-3' 1'-2' full part Medium to Low Mesic to Mesic-Dry July-October Yellow Butterfly Bee Wasp Bumblebee
Longbract Spiderwort Tradescantia bracteata 1'-1'6" 1'6"-2' full Mesic to Dry May-July Purple Violet Bee 4-9 Groundcover
Ohio Spiderwort out Tradescantia ohiensis 2'-3' 1' full part May-July Blue Purple Violet Bee 3-4
Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta 3'-4' 1' full Dry July-August Blue Purple Lavender Butterfly Bird Bee Hummingbird 4-5
Ironweed Vernonia fasciculata 4'-6' 1'+ full Wet-Mesic July-September Magenta Purple Butterfly Bee 4-5
Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum 3'-6' 1'+ full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic July-August White Butterfly Bee 3-5