Native plants

Asked July 30, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT

What are the native plants in NCC?

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Unfortunately the question is very broad and I don't know whether the request is for trees, shrubs, vines etc. So I have attached a listing from the New Castle County Codes Hope this will fill the bill.

Part 4: Native Species of Special Interest

These plants, compiled from Rare Native Plants of Delaware, Delaware Natural Heritage Program, are of special interest to our region. The County would like to encourage the use of these plants in appropriate situations. This is not an exhaustive list of native plant species.
Trees. Acer saccharumSugar mapleAmelanchier laevisSmooth serviceberryBetula alleghaniensisYellow birchBetula populifoliaGray birchCastanea dentataAmerican chestnutCercis canadensisEastern redbudFraxinus nigraBlack ashJuglans cineraWhite walnutMalus coronariaWild crabOstrya virginianaEastern hophornbeamPinus echinataShortleaf pinePrunus americanaWild plumPrunus virginianaChoke cherryQuercus bicolorSwamp white oakQuercus lyrataOvercup oakQuercus prinoidesDwarf chinkapin oakTaxodium distichumBaldcypress
Shrubs. Aralia racemosaAmerican spikenardCeanothus americanusNew Jersey teaComptonia peregrinaSweet fernCornus racemosaGrey dogwoodCorylus cornutaBeaked hazelnutDiervilla loniceraNorthern bush honeysuckleEuonymus atropurpureaWahooGaylussacia brachyceraBox huckleberryHydrangea arborescensWild smooth hydrangeaHypericum prolificumShrubby Saint-Johns-wortKalmia angustifoliaSheeplaurelLyonia marianaStaggerbushPhysocarpus opulifoliusEastern ninebarkSymphorocarpos albusSnowberryVaccinium angustifoliumLate lowbush blueberryVaccinium macrocarponLarge cranberryViburnum lentagoNannyberry
Vines/Ground Cover. Andropogon gerardiiBig bluestemCalamagrostis canadensisBlue-joint reed grassCelastrus scandensAmerican bittersweetChasmanthum latifoliumIndian sea-oatsClematis occidentalisPurple clematisPassiflora incarnataPurple passion flowerPassiflora luteaYellow passion flowerPoa sylvestrisWoodland bluegrassHerbaceous and Ferns. Actea pachypodaWhite baneberryAdantium pedatumNorthern maidenhair fernAqualegia canadensisCanadian columbineArisaema dracontiumGreen dragonBoltonia asteroidesBoltoniaCaltha palustrisMarsh marigoldCoreopsis roseaPink tickseedEupatorium maculatumSpotted Joe-Pye weedEupatorium purpureumPurple Joe-Pye weedGentiana andrewsiiFringe-tip closed gentianHelianthus angustifoliusSwamp sunflowerIris prismaticaSlender blue flagLiatris spicataSpike gay-flowerLilium canadenseCanada lilyMertensia virginicaBluebellsMonarda fistulosaWild bergamootOenothera fruticosaSundropsPenstemon hirsutusHairy beardtonguePenstemmon laevigatusSmooth beardtonguePhlox maculataWild Sweet WilliamPolygonatum biflorumSolomon's sealSolidago speciosaShowy goldenrodTradescantia virginianaSpiderwortTrillium cernuumNodding trilliumTrillium erectumPurple trilliumViola pedatumBirdfoot violet

If you require something more specific please contact the New Castle County Master Gardener Garden Line at 831-8862