This site has photos and information on around 700 of Connecticut's wildflowers, which we define as a plant with noticeable flowers that is native or naturalized in the state. Scientific name Family nam Native plants provide food and shelter for 10-15 times more species of birds, butterflies and other local wildlife than non-native plants.1 They also keep each other in check. Don't forget that native plants, especially flowering varieties are beautiful additions to any garden or home For the most part, these trees are not included in the standard field guides. Examples of exotic species now finding a home in Connecticut include Korean evodia and Persian parrotia - handsome, small trees being planted along streets and in parks. Hybrid tree varieties are also often planted in the landscape Aster Family (Asteraceae) Common Yarrow. Achillea millefolium. White Snakeroot. Ageratina altissima. Pearly Everlasting. Anaphalis margaritacea. Plantain-leaved Pussytoes. Antennaria plantaginifolia Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plants Database. Explore the wealth of native plants in North America (all 10,052 of them, should you so choose), and then narrow your search by state (Connecticut itself yields 2,134 results), appearance, size, lifespan and more
Flowering Natives Every garden, regardless of its size, should have at least one native flowering tree. A true multi-season star is serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis), a small woodland tree.. Native Plants: McCue Gardens, Wethersfield, 860-529-5967. Compost and Mulch: Harvest New England (formerly GreenCycle), Ellington, 860-871-7442. Knox Parks Green Crew, Hartford, 860-951-7694. For more information, please contact the DEEP Office of Pollution Prevention at 860-424-3297 Below is a list of plants on this web site. For a complete list of Connecticut plants, go to the Vascular Plants of Connecticut Checklist
For a combination of plants that will bloom at different times in a part to full-sun location, try Penstemon (sp.), Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Wild Geranium, Agastache anise, and Silverrod (Solidago Bicolor). Native plant container for dry, sunny conditions. Photo: Joy Cirigliano New England Aster ( Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Zones 3-8, perennial, full sun to partial shade) Foamflower ( Tiarella cordifolia, Zones 3-8, perennial, partial to full shade) *Hay-scented fern is best for mass plantings or areas you wish to colonize with one plant. This robust native fern is great for filling in big areas and drowning out weeds Altogether, this covers about 73% of the native forest trees in Connecticut. Contact CTPA MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1946, Wallingford CT 06492 PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 60 Church Street (Rte 68), Suite 3A, Wallingford , CT 0649 To maximize the use of your yard, consider planting flowers that bloom from early spring through late autumn, thus providing a place where early-season up through the last-season pollinators can fuel up. Remove invasive plants, such as burning bush, autumn olive, Japanese barberry, and others, in favor of native plant species
Flowering plants support food webs all the way up the food chain. Insects also decompose organic matter and recycle nutrients. Why are NATIVE PLANTS so important? Native plants have been proven to support native insects. Doug Tallamy uses two trees as classic examples. A native oak tree in CT can support 462 caterpillar species into an area, garlic mustard outcompetes native plants by aggressively monopolizing light, moisture, nutrients, soil, and space. Description/Biology: Plant: cool season biennial herb.1st-year plants appear as a rosette and mature flowering plants reach from 2 to 3 1/2 ft. in height. Leaves: stalked, triangu One of the most beautiful of Connecticut's many flowering trees is our cherry blossom tree. But mark your calendars, as they only bloom for about a week or two, usually in April. Lining New Haven's historic Wooster Square, these harbingers of spring are a stunning sight. Taste of New Haven Tours, New Have Native Norwalk Plants & Buffers. Native plants are plants that have historically grown naturally in an area. Native plants are perfectly adapted to thrive in our area - these species have developed here in harmony with our soils, climate, and fauna. In addition to thriving, they often require less water to maintain and attract desirable wildlife Native trees and shrubs are a vital part of any garden. Not only do they offer year round interest with colorful fruit, flowers and fall foliage, they are also an important source of food and shelter for local wildlife. Here are a few examples of native trees in Connecticut
Small Flowering Trees: A Dozen Native Species for Limited Spaces by Heather McCargo. A small tree can bring beauty and diversity into your yard while taking up very little space. One could be planted next to your doorway, on the edge of a driveway, in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and street, in the garden bed by your patio or even in a. Plants for Native Bee Conservation in the Northeast All plant genera listed here include native species, but in some cases also include non-native species, and CT invasive plants removed from original lists. For a ¼ acre garden: Month of bloom Genus species Common name plan Native Plants by Zip Code (National Audubon Society) Plants for Specific Conditions (NYBG) Download This List. Download This List. Plant lists courtesy of Dr. Kimberly Stoner, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven. Our Favorite Lists to Hand Out At Events Earth Tones, LLC is a native plant nursery that offers grasses, ferns, perennials, shrubs and trees that are native to New England. We also provide landscape design, consulting, installation, maintenance and wetland mitigation services with a focus on environmentally sound practices. We do this by looking at your landscape as a part of a community See usage requirements. Botanically speaking, White Oaks are a medium sized deciduous tree, reaching 60 to 80 feet in height, found throughout the eastern half of North America. The leaves are lobed and yellowish green when young, turning darker with age. It is a slow growing species but may live as long as 600 years
Mountain Blue-eyed Grass. Sisyrinchium montanum. Mint Family (Lamiaceae) Purple Giant Hyssop. Agastache scrophulariifolia. Bugle. Ajuga reptans. Hairy Wood-mint. Blephilia hirsuta If you'd prefer a flowering tree, you can't go wrong with white fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus).Fragrant, white thread-like flowers cover this small native tree in late spring and early summer Summer-Blooming Native Perennials Butterfly Weed ( Asclepias): If you want butterflies in your garden, plant this native perennial. The brightly colored flowers are a beacon for butterflies
Native Environment. Cliff (10) Forest (91) Glade (48) Prairie (89) Savanna / Woodland (77) Stream Edge (57) Wetland (55) Learn about the Native Environment (s) of the plants in this database Native plants have bloom periods that coincide with the seasonal periods of activity of the different species of native bees, so including native trees, shrubs and perennials will complement non-native plants. Many native bees nest in the ground, in holes bored in wood or inside pithy plant stems The National Audubon Society of Connecticut encourages the planting of native plants in your landscaping. A native plant is one that occurs naturally in the region or habitat. Native plants and regional wildflowers are ideal low maintenance options as they easily adapt to the local soil and moisture conditions, which allows for reduced watering and care If suckers aren't cut out, one parent tree may become a colony. The leaves, bright green above and whitish below, take three different shapes: ovate, 3-lobed, and mitten. They turn yellow, purple, and red in fall. Use in place of Bradford pear or other non-native flowering trees. Sumacs (Rhus spp.) The sumacs have very high ecological value Feb 5, 2012 - Explore Debbie Roberts's board Native Plants for Connecticut Gardens, followed by 127 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about native plants, plants, wildlife gardening
Beautiful Flowering Ornamental Trees for Your Patio Planting Bed. Turn your landscape into a paradise with a lovely small tree.Choose your favorite flowering tree as an anchor for your patio planting bed or foundation planting, too.. Add nectar-rich flowers with our Blue Chinese Wisteria and fabulous selection of Crape Myrtles.Native Flowering Dogwood, and White Fringe trees are an exceptional. Flowering Dogwood: Pinus nigra Black Pine: Crataegus Hawthorne: Pinus resinosa Red Pine: Cornus kousa: Korean Dogwood: Pinus sylvestris Scotts Pine: Cytisus Broom: Potentilla Cinquefoil: Daphne Vars. Daphne: Psuedotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir: Enkianthus camponalatus Redvein: Quercus Oak: Fagus sylvatica European Beech: Salix Willow: Forsythia. The greater the diversity of plants in your garden, the greater the amount of life it may support. By including native perennials in your landscape, you can supply local wildlife with the food and habitat they need for survival. Native perennials are well adapted to local conditions and will often thrive with less care than a non-native plant The Southern magnolia tree is popular in Zones 5-9 for its beautifully fragrant, cream-colored spring flowers; large, shiny, evergreen leaves with a fuzzy underside; and red fruit in fall. It can reach 60 to 80 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide (though you can find smaller varieties too). Southern magnolia works best in a yard, because it sheds leaves all year long and can make a mess on. Oleander plants are wonderfully fragrant, flowering shrubs and are native trees to Turkey that have been useful garden selections for many centuries. Historical wall paintings of oleander flowers from the volcanic ruins of the Roman City, Pompeii, have been uncovered that reveal landscape plantings of oleander trees
Dwarf Flowering Trees to Plant in Small Spaces. Kousa dogwood* (Zones 5-8): A 20-to-30-foot tree that's draped in snow-white or rosy-pink flowers. Lollipop crabapple (Zones 3-8): A 10-to-15-foot tree with a slender spread of bushy, white flowers. Cornelian cherry dogwood* (Zones 4-8): A slow-growing tree that reaches 25 feet and displays. Native Shrubs, RHAMNACEAE - Buckthorn Family. Carolina Buckthorn - Frangula caroliniana Carolina buckthorn can be found in shaded woodlands along streams in the Cross Timbers. It makes a beautiful understory shrub/small tree in a landscape setting. The red berries provide food for wildlife, especially birds
CT River Coastal Conservation Native Plant, Plug Sale Webstore Now Open; Order by April 1, Pickup April 23-24. March 14, 2021 by Admin 2 Comments. Butterfly weed is one of the many flowering plants that will be on sale Apr 7, 2017 - Connecticut's native plants. Alternative to invasive plants. See more ideas about plants, native plants, invasive plants Overlooked Flowering Shrubs for New England Gardens. Most gardeners plant Forsythia, Potentilla, Lilacs and Rhododendrons. They overlook a wide range of exciting flowering shrubs with fragrant flowers, ornamental fruits and colorful foliage in fall. Learn More Spring Ephemerals. Spring Ephemerals signal the start of a new growing season, and their appearance is always welcome delight. As the first plants to emerge and bloom they have special value for early pollinators at a time when food sources are scarce. After they finish blooming, the foliage of ephemerals dies-back and the plants are dormant.
Woodland wildflowers are ideal for home or property owners lucky enough to have a shaded, wooded area that approximates a native North American forest. Most of our precious woodland wildflowers bloom in spring, so if you plant favorites like trilliums in spring, your objective is to get them established and not expect full blooms for a year. Many of these plants are somewhat hard to find, and. Flowering Trees. A wide variety of colors, deeply-hued foliage and growth, from spring to summer and beyond. Flowering Trees can be planted in your garden, backyard, or even in a container for your patio or indoor spaces. Whether you choose the iconic Crape Myrtle or a classic Dogwood, you'll have the perfect Flowering Tree for your homescape
The New England Aster is a tall flowering shrub with purple and gold daisy-like blooms that add instant cheer to garden beds in the fall. At three to five feet tall, this is a great choice for stacking behind shorter plants. For part-shade, or moist soil in sunny areas, the Cardinal flower is a favorite of hummingbirds who flock to its flaming. Native all along the Eastern seaboard, Carolina lupine is a tough plant that offers showy pea-like flowers in spring and fuzzy foliage. It's a good-sized plant that has a nice presence in the middle of the border. Name: Thermopsis villosa. Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil. Size: To 4 feet tall
The flowering do best in fertile soil containing organic material. They prefer damp conditions, but not wet soil. The American species can be quite choosy about soil, but the White Kousa is adaptable to most kinds of soil, which is why it is widely grown in areas where the native trees will not thrive. Growing Twig Dogwood Native Flowering Plants: Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.) Coneflowers are a tried-and-true garden staple, and wildlife are drawn to them, too. Birds that love them: These beautiful blooms attract butterflies and other pollinators during the summer and provide seeds for goldfinches and other birds in the fall Tough tree for open areas away from walkways; catalpa worms are a prized fish bait. More About this Tree. Cherry, Escarpment Black. Common Name: Escarpment Black Cherry. Prunus serotina var. eximia. Tree Size: Medium. Leaf Type: Deciduous. Comments: Attractive, upright tree with showy fall color and interesting bark Redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma. Native Americans enjoyed the flowers as food. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew the tree in their gardens at Mount Vernon and Monticello. Above: Photograph by MFDavis via Flickr. Keep It Alive. Native to states with high annual rainfall, eastern redbud needs plenty of moisture and good drainage Native white-flowering trees for spring. Your yard will be alight with white when you plant these native trees to brighten spring. Fringetree arrives late to the spring party every year but makes.
Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists. We've prepared the following lists of recommended native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds, and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens, on business and school campuses, in urban greenspaces, and in farm. This native vine can creep or climb equally well. It fills in bare soil quite rapidly and climbs over boulders, fences, or up over trees. Good-looking foliage turns red in autumn. Easily overlooked flowers are followed by showy black fruit. Fall color is better in some sun, but the plant is still quite vigorous in shade
. Any tree serves to help form the backbone of the landscape, but flowering trees add pizazz to a yard in a way that few other plants can match. These 17 flowering trees (with one exception) are among the most beautiful and popular. 5. Dogwoods: Insects come to the flowers, and birds to the fall berries. There are eastern and western dogwood species, and trees as well as many shrubs, including the lovely-in-all-seasons Red-twig Dogwood. (Note that Flowering Dogwood is native, but Kousa Dogwood is not.) 6
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