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Most plants are native to somewhere.  Even the parents of hybridized perennials (even annuals) have a home.  The interest of native gardening is growing, whether you want a few Trilliums for your woodland garden or want to restore gardens to their natural state.  Native gardening probably is more associated with the woodland plants such as Trilliums, Ginger, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Hepatica, Bloodroot, Ferns, ect  but don’t forget the meadow plants;  Lupines, Asters, Coneflowers, Joe-Pye-Weed, Butterfly Weed, ect


This is a native list, but it does not mean everything is native to Nova Scotia.  Not everyone has the same definition of native.  If you are serious, you will look them up. 


Prices range from $5.00 - $12.00 depending on the plant with most in the $5 - $8 range.  Cypridpedium is $30.00.           



Native Plant list 2013              


Achillea lanulosa

Woolly Yarrow

Actea pachypoda   (flower)

White Baneberry

Actea rubra

Red Baneberry

Adiantum pedatum

Maidenhair Fern

Anemone sylvestris

Snowdrop Anemone

Anemone virginiana


Aralia nudicaulis

Wild Sasperilla

Aralia  racemosa  (berries)

American Spikenard

Arisaema Various Species   (fruit)

Jack in the Pulpit

Artemisia stelleriana

Beach wormwood

Asarum canadense  (flowers)

Native Ginger

Asclepias incarnata   

Showy Milkweed

Aster   novae angliae 

Pink/Violet New England Aster

Athyrium filix-femina

Lady Fern

Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold

Campanula rotundifolia


Chelone glabra

White Turtle Head

Clintonia borealis

Blue Bead Lily

Cornus canadensis   (fruit)  (fall)


Cypridpedium calceolus var pubenscens

Yellow Lady Slipper

Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman’s Breeches

Dryopteris disjuncta

Oak Fern

Dryopteris marginalis

Wood Fern

Erythronium americanum  (flower)

Trout lily

Eupatorium rugosum 

White Snakeroot

Filipendula ulmaria Flore-Pleno

Meadow Sweet

Geum rival

Water Avens

Hepatica acutiloba

Sharp Lobed Hepatica

Hieracium aurantiacum

Orange Hawkweed

Iris pseudacorus

Yellow Flag Iris

Iris versicolour

Blue Flag Iris

Lilium canadense *

Canada Lily

Lilium michiganenses

Michigan Lily

Lychnis flos-cuculi

Ragged Robin

Maianthemum canadense

Wild lily of the Valley

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich Fern

Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells

Onoclea sensibilis

Sensitive Fern

Opuntia humifusa

Eastern Prickly-Pear Cactus

Opuntia rutilans

Prickly-Pear Cactus

Opuntia fragilis

Brittle Prickly-Pear Cactus

Opuntia macrorhiza

Plains Prickly-Pear Cactus

Opuntia polyacantha

Plains Prickly-Pear Cactus

Osmunda cinnamomea

Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda claytoniana

Interrupted Fern

Osmunda regalis

Royal Fern

Podophyllum peltatuim


Polygonatum biflorum

Solomon's Seal

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas Fern

Ranunculus acris var. multiplicipetalus  

Dbl Flowering Buttercup

Rudebeckia subtomentosa

Sweet Black-eyed Susan

Sanguinaria canadensis


Sisyrinchium augustifolium

Blue eyed Grass

Smilacina racemosa

False Solomon Seal

Streptopus roseus *

Rosy Twisted Stalk

Symplocarpus foetidus  (flower)

Eastern Skunk Cabbage

Thyme serpyllum

PEI Thyme

Trientalis borealis *

Star Flower

Trillium erectum

Purple Trillium

Trillium grandifolia

White Trillium

Trillium sessile  luteum  

Yellow Trillium

Uvularia grandiflora


Uvularia sessilifolia


Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s Root


Blue Violets


White Violets


* May not be available this year  


See also Ferns    




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