Look for these flowering plants, shrubs and trees when planning your next planting! 


Woody Shrubs:
Corylus americana (American hazelnut)
Kalmia angustifolia (sheep-laurel)
Aronia arbutifolia (red chokeberry)
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (black elderberry)
Ilex verticillata, female (common winterberry)
Spiraea tomentosa (steeplebush)
Swida sericia (red-osier dogwood)
Clethra alnifolia (coastal sweet-pepperbush)

Hearty Natives for Containers and Roadsides:
Asclepias syriaca or A. tuberosa (milkweed)
Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (red bearberry) 
Ionactis linariifolia (flax-leaved stiff-aster)
Monarda punctata (spotted beebalm)
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow leaf mountain mint)
Rudbeckia fulgida (black-eyed Susan)
Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem)

Summer Bloomers:
Conoclinium coelestinium (blue mistflower) flowers blue
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed) flowers orange
Chelone glabra (white turtlehead) flowrers white
Liatris spicata var. spicata (spike blazing star) flowers purple
Monarda punctata (spotted bee-balm) flowers pink
Heliopsis helianthoides (sunflower-everlasting) flowers yellow
Eurybia divaricata (white wood-aster) flowers white
Solidago odora (licorice goldenrod) flowers yellow

Native Plants that Like Wet Feet:
Caltha palustris (marsh marigold)
Iris versicolor (blue iris)
Matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich or fiddlehead fern)
Sanguisorba canadensis (Canada burnet)
Spiranthes odorata (common ladies’ tresses)
Trollius laxus ssp. laxus (American globe-flower)
Vaccinium macrocarpon (highbush-cranberry)
Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s-root)

Top-Notch Pollinator Supporters:
Amelanchier canadensis (serviceberry)
Aquilegia canadensis (Canada columbine)
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed)
Helianthus divaricatus (woodland sunflower)
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster, late bloom)
Eutrochium maculatum (joe pye weed)
Liatris novae-angliae (northern blazing star)

Native Plants for Understory Locations:
Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)
Carex pensylvanica (a sedge for dry shade)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Polygonatum biflorum or P. pubescens (smooth or hairy Solomon’s seal)
Mitella diphylla (bishop’s cap)
Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon's seal)
Uvularia sessifolia (sessile-leaved bellwort)
Rhus aromatica ‘Gro Lo’ (low growing fragrant  sumac)

Natives for the Seaside:
Morella caroliniensis (small bayberry)
Kalmia angustifolia  (sheep laurel)
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed )
Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset)
Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem)
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster, late bloom)
Aquilegia canadensis (columbine)
Allium cernuum (nodding onion)

Woodland Border Selections:
Stylophorum diphyllum (celandine poppy)
Anemone canadensis
Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ (blue phlox)
Actaea racemosa (black bugbane, black cohosh)
Actaea rubifolia (Appalachian baneberry)
Symphyotrichum cordifolium (blue wood aster)
Ageratina altissima (white snakeroot) 
Solidago flexicaulis (zig-zag goldenrod)


Adapted from multiple sources including Native New England, Research Data from Douglas Tallamy & Native Plant Trust

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