Native Plants from American Beauties™

Welcome to the American Beauties Native Plant Library. Here you will find native perennials, grasses, vines, trees and shrubs which attract wildlife and look great in the garden. You can view our native plants by common name or botanical name then scroll through the list to view a thumbnail image and introductory information. Click on a thumbnail image to see detailed information about that particular native plant.

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Abutilon palmeri

Indian Mallow

Acer circinatum

Vine Maple

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'

Red Maple / Swamp Red Maple

Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

Misty Blue White Baneberry

Actaea rubra

Red Baneberry

Adiantum aleuticum

Western Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

Maidenhair Fern

Allium cernuum

Nodding Onion / Nodding Wild Onion

Amelanchier alnifolia

Western Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis

Shadblow

Amelanchier laevis

Allegheny Serviceberry

Amorpha canescens

Leadplant

Amorpha fruticosa

False Indigo Bush

Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

Anemone canadensis

Windflower

Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Wild Columbine / Eastern Red Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis 'Pink Lanterns'

Wild Columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden Columbine

Aquilegia formosa

Western Columbine

Arbutus menziesii

Pacific Madrone

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'

Common Bearberry

Aristolochia macrophylla

Dutchman's Pipe

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Red Chokeberry / (syn. Photinia pyriflolia)

Aronia melanocarpa 'Elata'

Black Chokeberry / Syn. Pyrus melanocarpa, Photinia melanocarpa

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

Black Chokeberry

Aruncus dioicus

Goat's Beard

Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger / Canadian Wildginger

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias subulata

Desert Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Butterfly Weed

Asimina triloba

Paw Paw

Aster azureus

Sky Blue Aster / Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Aster divaricatus

Woodland Aster / (Eurybia divaricata)

Aster ericoides

White Heath Aster

Aster laevis 'Bluebird'

Smooth Aster / Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird'

Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potchke'

New England Aster / Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Alma Pötschke'

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

New England Aster / Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Athyrium filix-femina

Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'

Lady Fern

Baptisia australis

Wild Indigo / Blue False Indigo

Baptisia minor

Dwarf Wild Indigo

Berlandiera lyrata

Chocolate Flower

Betula nigra 'Heritage'

River Birch

Blechnum spicant

Deer Fern

Boltonia asteroides 'Nana'

White Doll's Daisy

Bouteloua curtipendula

Side Oats Grama / Sideoats Grama Grass

Caesalpinia mexicana

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Calliandra eriophylla

Fairy Duster

Callirhoe involucrata

Wine Cups

Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold

Calylophus berlandieri 'Tuscan Sun'

Tucson Sun Sundrops

Calylophus hartwegii

Sundrops

Camassia quamash

Common Camas

Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody'

Blue Melody Camas

Campsis radicans

Trumpet Vine / Trumpet Creeper

Carex appalachica

Appalachian Sedge

Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb'

Sedge / Bunny Blue™

Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Palm Sedge

Carex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex sprengelii

Long Beaked Sedge / Sprengel's sedge

Carex stricta

Tussock Sedge

Carnegiea gigantea

Saguaro

Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam / Ironwood, Musclewood, Muscle Beech, Blue Beech

Cassia hebecarpa

Wild Senna

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Blue Cohosh

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea

Celastrus scandens

American Bittersweet

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Button Bush

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Top Point'

Atlantic White Cedar / Whitecedar Falsecypress

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

Cheilanthes lanosa

Hairy lipfern

Chelone glabra

Turtlehead

Chionanthus virginicus

Grancy Graybeard / White Fringetree

Chrysactinia mexicana

Damianta Daisy

Chrysogonum virginianum

Green and Gold / Goldenstar

Cimicifuga racemosa

Bugbane / syn. Actaea racemosa

Clethra alnifolia

Summer Sweet Bush / Sweet Pepper Bush

Conoclinium greggii

Greg's Mist Flower

Coreopsis palmata

Prairie Coreopsis

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Star Tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Threadleaf Tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'

Golden Showers Threadleaf Coreopsis

Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus canadensis

Bunchberry / Creeping Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus racemosa 'Geauge'

Gray Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'

Red-Osier Dogwood

Corylus americana

American Hazelnut

Cotinus obovatus

American Smoke Tree

Dalea frutescens

Black Dalea

Dalea greggii

Trailing Indigo Bush

Dalea purpurea

Purple Prairie Clover

Dasylirion wheeleri

Desert spoon

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Hay-scented Fern

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass

Deschampsia flexuosa

Wavy Hairgrass

Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman's Breeches

Dicentra eximia

Fringed Bleeding Heart

Dicentra formosa

Western Bleeding Heart

Diervilla lonicera

Low Bush Honeysuckle

Diervilla lonicera 'Copper'

Copper Low Bush Honeysuckle

Dodecatheon meadia

Shooting Star / Syn. Primula meadia

Dodonaea viscosa

Green Hopseed Bush

Dryopteris filix-mas

Male fern

Dryopteris marginalis

Marginal Shield Fern

Echinacea pallida

Pale Coneflower / Sweet-Scented Coneflower

Echinacea paradoxa

Yellow Coneflower / Ozark Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Eastern Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Happy Star'

Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor'

Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Coneflower / syn. Rubinstern

Echinacea tennesseensis

Tennessee Coneflower

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Lovegrass

Eriophyllum lanatum

Common Woolly Sunflower

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master / Button Snakeroot

Eupatorium coelestinum

Mist Flower/Hardy Ageratum / Syn. Conoclinium coelestinum

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'

Dwarf Joe Pye Weed

Euphorbia antisyphilitica

Candelilla

Fallugia paradoxa

Apache Plume

Fothergilla major

Mountain Witchalder

Fragaria chiloensis

Beach Strawberry

Franklinia alatamaha

Franklinia / Frankin Tree

Gaillardia aristata 'Burgundy'

Blanketflower

Gaultheria shallon

Salal

Gaura lindheimeri 'Mr. Liko'

Mr. Liko Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri 'Pink Cloud'

Pink Cloud Gaura

Gaylussacia baccata

Black Huckleberry

Gentiana andrewsii

Bottle Gentian

Gentiana clausa

Bottle Gentian / Closed Gentian

Geranium maculatum

Wild Spotted Geranium

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

Cranesbill

Geum triflorum

Prairie Smoke

Gymnocarpium dryopteris

Western Oak Fern

Hamamelis virginiana

American Witchhazel

Helenium flexuosum 'Tiny Dancer'

Sneezeweed

Helianthus pauciflorus var. subrhomboideus x tuberosus 'Lemon Queen'

Perennial Sunflower / Lemon Queen Sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Oxeye Daisy

Hepatica acutiloba

Sharp Leaved Hepatica

Hesperaloe parviflora

Red Yucca

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

Coral Bells

Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'

Green Spice Coral Bells

Heuchera micrantha

Alumroot

Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Alumroot

Heuchera richardsonii

Prairie Alumroot

Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'

Coral Bells

Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave'

Hairy Alumroot / Maple-leaved Alumroot

Hibiscus moscheutos

Rose Mallow

Holodiscus discolor

Ocean Spray

Hydrangea arborescens

Smooth Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hypericum kalmianum

St. John's Wort

Hypericum kalmianum 'Gemo'

St. John's Wort

Ilex glabra 'Densa'

Inkberry

Ilex verticillata

Winterberry

Iris cristata

Dwarf Crested Iris

Iris cristata 'Alba'

White Crested Iris

Iris cristata 'Tennessee White'

White Crested Iris

Iris tenax

Toughleaf Iris

Iris versicolor

Northern Blueflag

Iris virginica var. shrevei

Blueflag Iris

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Virginia Sweetspire

Juniperus communis 'Blueberry Delight'

Common Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug'

Blue Rug Juniper

Juniperus virginiana

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Blue Arrow'

Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Blue Mountain'

Blue Mountain Juniper

Juniperus virginiana 'Burkii'

Burkii Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Glauca'

Silver Eastern Redcedar

Justicia californica

Chuparosa

Justicia candicans

Red Justica

Kalmia latifolia 'Pink Charm'

Mountain Laurel

Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compacta'

Compact Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud'

Green Cloud Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum laevigatum

Chihuahuan Rain Sage

Leucophyllum laevigatum 'Lynns Legacy'

Lynns Everblooming Ranger

Leucophyllum zygophyllum

Blue Ranger

Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'

Sunset Strain Lewisia / Syn. Siskiyou lewisia

Liatris aspera

Rough Blazing Star

Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae

New England Blazing Star

Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star

Lindera benzoin

Spicebush

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis 'Fried Green Tomatoes'

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia siphilitica

Great Blue Lobelia

Lonicera involucrata

Twinberry

Lonicera sempervirens

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lupinus perennis

Sundial Wild Lupine

Lythrum alatum

Winged Loosestrife

Magnolia virginiana 'Moon Glow'

Sweetbay Magnolia

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich Fern

Meehania cordata

Meehan's Mint

Melampodium leucanthum

Black Foot Daisy

Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells

Mimulus lewisii

Purple Monkey Flower

Mitchella repens

Partridge Berry

Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'

Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Wild Bergamot

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Pink Muhlygrass

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Regal Mist Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens

Deer Grass

Myrica gale

Sweetgale

Myrica pensylvanica

Northern Bayberry

Myrica pensylvanica 'Bobzam™'

Bobee Northern Bayberry / syn. Morella pensylvanica

Nyssa sylvatica

Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Black gum Tree

Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks'

Evening Primrose

Oenothera macrocarpa 'Comanche Campfire'

Comanche Campfire Primrose

Oenothera speciosa

Mexican Evening Primrose

Opuntia santa-rita

Santa Rita Purple Prickly Pear

Osmunda cinnamomea

Cinnamon Fern

Ostrya virginiana

Eastern Hornbeam / Ironwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

Sourwood

Pachysandra procumbens

Allegheny Spurge

Packera aurea

Golden Groundsel / syn. Senecio aureus

Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'

Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Switchgrass

Parthenium integrifolium

Wild Quinine,American Feverfew

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper

Paxistima canbyi

Canby's Mountain Lover

Penstemon baccharifolius

Rock Penstemon

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Tall White Beardtongue

Penstemon eatonii

Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon parryi

Parry's Penstemon

Penstemon smallii

Small's Penstemon

Philadelphus lewisii

Wild Mock Orange

Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard'

Wild Mock Orange

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Laphamii'

Lapham's Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata 'London Grove Blue'

Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Manita'

Woodland Phlox / Manita Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Mary Helen'

Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Parksville Beach'

Woodland Phlox

Phlox maculata 'Flower Power'

Flower Power Summer Phlox

Phlox maculata 'Natascha'

Natasha Summer Phlox

Phlox maculata 'Rosalind'

Meadow Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'

Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Jeana Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Shortwood'

Summer Phlox

Phlox pilosa 'Lavender Cloud'

Lavender Cloud Prairie Phlox

Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Blue Ridge Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera 'Fran's Purple'

Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

Home Fires Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata 'Drummond Pink'

Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

Emerald Blue Moss Phlox

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'

Moss Phlox

Physocarpus capitatus

Pacific Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Centerglow'

Common Ninebark

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Obedient Plant

Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'

Dwarf Sitka Spruce

Pinus strobus

Eastern White Pine

Podophyllum peltatum

Mayapple

Polemonium reptans

Jacob's Ladder

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'

Jacob's Ladder

Polygonatum biflorum

Solomon's Seal

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas Fern

Polystichum munitum

Western Sword Fern

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Bowman's Root / Syn. Gillenia trifoliata

Potentilla fruticosa 'Coronation Triumph'

Shrubby Cinquefoil / Syn. Dasyphora floribunda

Potentilla fruticosa 'Setting Sun'

Setting Sun Shrubby Cinquefoil / syn. Dasiphora fruticosa

Potentilla tridentata

Three-toothed Cinquefoil

Prunus maritima

Beach Plum

Pycnanthemum flexuisum

Appalachian Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Short Toothed Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountainmint

Quercus bicolor

Swamp White Oak

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

Mexican Hat Plant

Ratibida pinnata

Prairie Coneflower

Rhododendron canadense

Rhodora

Rhododendron maximum 'Independence'

Rosebay Rhododendron

Rhododendron occidentale

Western Azalea

Rhododendron periclymenoides

Pinxterbloom Azalea

Rhododendron vaseyi

Pinkshell Azalea

Rhododendron viscosum

Swamp Azalea

Rhus aromatica

Fragrant Sumac

Ribes sanguineum

Red Flowering Currant

Rosa carolina

Pasture Rose

Rosa palustris

Swamp Rose

Rosa virginiana

Virginia Rose

Rubus odoratus

Flowering Raspberry

Rudbeckia fulgida 'var. fulgida'

Orange Coneflower / Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Three-lobed Coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'

Prairie Glow Brown-Eyed Susan

Ruellia humilis

Wild Petunia / Fringeleaf Wild Petunia

Salix discolor

Pussy Willow

Salvia chamaedryoides

Blue Chihuahuan Sage

Salvia clevelandii

Cleveland Sage

Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Lyre-leaved Sage

Sambucus caerulea

Blue Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

American Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis 'Adams'

Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa

Red Elderberry

Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot

Sassafras albidum

Sassafras

Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Little Bluestem

Scutellaria incana

Downy Scullcap

Scutellaria ovata

Heart-leaved Skullcap

Sedum nevii

Nevius Stonecrop

Sedum oreganum

Oregon Stonecrop

Sedum spathulifolium

Broad-leafed Stonecrop

Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'

Whorled Stonecrop / Larinem

Silene caroliniana 'Short and Sweet'

Wild Pinks or Catchfly

Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup Plant

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Prairie Dock

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium idahoense

Idaho Blue-Eyed Grass

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Goldenrod

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'

Golden Fleece Autumn Goldenrod / Goldenrod

Sophora secundiflora

Texas Mountain Laurel

Sorghastrum nutans

Indian Grass

Spigelia marilandica

Indian Pink

Spiraea douglasii

Western Spiraea

Spiraea tomentosa

Steeplebush

Sporobolis wrightii 'Windbreaker'

Windbreaker Big Sacaton / syn. Sporobolis wrightii 'Mesa Form'

Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'

Dwarf Prairie Dropseed

Stylophorum diphyllum

Wood Poppy

Symphoricarpos albus

Common snowberry

Tagetes lemmonii

Mt. Lemon Marigold

Taxodium distichum

Tecoma stans v. 'angustata'

Yellow Bells

Tellima grandiflora

Fringe cups

Tetraneuris acaulis

Angelita Daisy

Thermopsis noveboracensis

New York Fern

Thermopsis villosa

Carolina Lupine

Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'

Brabant Arborvitae

Thuja plicata

Western red cedar

Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry'

Foamflower

Tithonia fruticosa 'Goldylocks'

Goldylocks Mexican Sunflower

Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort / Bluejacket

Trillium grandiflorum

Large white trillium

Trollius laxus

American Globe Flower

Tsuga heterophylla

Western hemlock

Vaccinium angustifolium

Lowbush Blueberry

Vaccinium angustifolium 'Brunswick'

Lowbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Blue Jay'

Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northland'

Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Rubel'

Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium ovatum

Evergreen Huckleberry / California Huckleberry

Vaccinium parvifolium

Red Huckleberry

Vancouveria hexandra

Inside-Out Flower / American Barrenwort

Verbena gooddingii

Goodings Verbena

Verbena stricta

Hoary Verbena

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Narrow Leaf Ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver's Root

Viburnum acerifolium

Mapleleaf Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum

Southern Arrowwood

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Blaze'

Arrowwood

Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry Viburnum

Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'

Witherod

Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw Viburnum

Viburnum trilobum

American Cranberry Viburnum

Viola glabella

Pioneer Violet

Viola labradorica

Labrador Violet

Viola pedata

Bird Foot Violet

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Silver Gem Prostrate Blue Violet

Waldsteinia fragarioides

Barren Strawberry / syn. Geum fragarioide

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

American Wisteria

Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'

American Wisteria

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Yellowroot

Yucca filamentosa

Adam's Needle

Zenobia pulverulenta 'Woodlander's Blue'

Dusty Zenobia

Zizia aptera

Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip

Zizia aurea

Golden Alexanders