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Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata

Common Name: Wine cups

Native to North America

Mid-west native, good creeping habit, extremely drought tolerant, good filler plant. 

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Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold

Native to North America

A succulent early blooming species for wet spaces. Glossy heart-shaped leaves accompany shiny large buttercup-like flowers. Great addition to the water garden.

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Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia

Common Name: Harebell

Native to North America

Circumboreal. One half to one inch wide, blue, bell-shaped flowers. Needs good drainage. 

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Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans

Common Name: Trumpet creeper

Native to North America

Campsis radicans is a robust native vine with a striking tropical appearance.  Plants have bright green compound leaves and aerial roots that allow the stems to attach and climb.  In summer, vines are clothed with red to orange…

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Carex albicans

Carex albicans

Common Name: White-tinged sedge

Native to North America

Upland sedge forms dense tufts of narrow, bright green foliage. Can be used as a groundcover, spreads slowly by rhizomes and will self-seed. Tolerant of dry soil conditions. Usually found in wooded areas. 

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Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola

Common Name: Creek sedge

Native to North America

A compact and vigorous clump, with shiny semi-evergreen foliage. Excellent choice for the woodland or shade garden. Very adaptable. Host plant for some Skippers, and seeds are eaten by several reptiles.

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Carex appalachica

Carex appalachica

Common Name: Appalachian sedge

Native to North America

Forms a neat clump of fine foliage. Elegant texture. Limited supply.

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Carex bicknellii

Carex bicknellii

Common Name: Prairie sedge

Native to North America

Tolerates a wide range of conditions, makes an excellent choice for a rain garden.

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Carex blanda

Carex blanda

Common Name: Common Wood Sedge

Native to North America

Carex blanda is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that matures into compact mounded clumps. The shiny deep green foliage is evergreen and up to 8” long.  In late spring interesting green flower spikes are displayed above the leaves.…

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Carex brevior

Carex brevior

Common Name: Plains oval sedge

Native to North America

Provides a soft texture with a gently curving seed head. Found in drier praries, meadows, and woodlands. 

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Carex cherokeensis

Carex cherokeensis

Common Name: Cherokee sedge

Evergreen, clumping sedge with wheat-like pendulous seed heads form in spring and mature in autumn. Marginally drought tolerant, may suffer in extended drought conditions. Valuable garden accent, or for low spots, pond and stream edge.

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Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge, Longhair sedge

Native to North America

Erect clumps of triangular stems form from short rhizomes. Drooping spikelets impart a bottlebrush effect. Found along ponds, lakes, in wetlands and wet meadows, providing food and cover for water fowl.

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Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

Native to North America

This sedge is suited for shaded wetlands, it has blue/green foliage and drooping seed heads.

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Carex grayi

Carex grayi

Common Name: Bur sedge, Grays sedge

Native to North America

Carex grayi is a cool season grass with semi-evergreen light green, grass-like foliage. Interesting spiked seed heads develop and remain in the winter. This plant prefers full sun, will tolerate some shade, in moist to wet conditions. It thrive…

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Carex grayi 'New Moon Mighty'

Carex grayi 'New Moon Mighty'

Common Name: New Moon Mighty grays sedge

Native to North America (selection)

Carex grayi ‘New Moon Mighty’  is a cool season grass with semi-evergreen light green, grass-like foliage. Interesting spiked seed heads, which are larger on New Moon Mighty, develop and remain in the winter. This plant prefers …

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Carex laxiculmis

Carex laxiculmis

Common Name: Creeping sedge

Native to North America

A perfect moist woodland groundcover, this carex forms a mat of wide blue green, semi-evergreen foliage. This straight species provides every bit of blue color many named selections are known for, yet maintains genetic diversity. A food source for …

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Carex leavenworthii

Carex leavenworthii

Common Name: Lawn Sedge

Native to North America

Carex leavenworthii is a clumping perennial sedge with very narrow dark green leaves. In late spring small dense green clusters of flower spikes are held above the leaves.  Plants occur in partly sunny to shady mesic or dry woods.…

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Native to North America

Excellent plant for wetland restoration, interesting seed heads make it a good choice for ornamental ponds. 

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Carex molesta

Carex molesta

Common Name: Field oval sedge

Native to North America

Adaptable, often found in areas that have been disturbed. Important food source for wildlife. 

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

Native to North America

This distinctive sedge resembles a miniature palm. Slow, creeping.

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Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge

Native to North America

Stoloniferous sod forming species for dry shade, one of the first to green up in the spring.

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Carex plantaginea

Carex plantaginea

Common Name: Seersucker sedge

Native to North America

Deep green foliage with a seersucker texture. Semi-evergreen. Limited supply.

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Carex platyphylla

Carex platyphylla

Common Name: Silver sedge

Native to North America

Clump forming, wide powder-blue leaves. Choice! Limited supply. 

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Carex radiata

Carex radiata

Common Name: Eastern star sedge

Native to North America

An ornamental sedge forming dense clumps of slender leaves. Important food source for insects and birds. 

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Carex rosea

Carex rosea

Common Name: Rosy sedge, Curly wood sedge

Native to North America

Very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Features softly arching leaves. 

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Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Broom Sedge

Native to North America

Carex scoparia is a fine textured clumping cool season sedge.  In summer triangular leafy stems rise above the tufts of narrow grass-like foliage.  The culms bear scaly green to tan bullet shaped flower clusters that transition i…

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Carex socialis

Carex socialis

Common Name: Social sedge, low woodland sedge

Native to North America

Carex socialis is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that forms dense tufts of narrow foliage.

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Carex sprengelii

Carex sprengelii

Common Name: Long Beaked Sedge

Native to North America

Carex sprengelii is a lovely cool season woodland sedge.  Plants form small colonies from short rhizomes.  Foliage is bright green to chartreuse and semi-evergreen with narrow glossy blades.  In early spring greenish-white o…

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Carex stipata

Carex stipata

Common Name: Awl-fruited sedge

Native to North America

Carex stipata is a sprawling wetland sedge that expands from short rhizomes.  New leaves are bright green and fountain-like.  In spring culms rise above the foliage bearing prickly flower clusters.  The green inflorescences …

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

Native to North America

This beautiful sedge deserves a spot in the ornamental water garden, great form. 

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Carex texensis

Carex texensis

Common Name: Catlin sedge

Native to North America

Great lawn replacement.

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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Native to North America

Tough and adaptable, should be used in all wetlands restoration projects. 

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Carex woodii

Carex woodii

Common Name: Pretty sedge, wood's sedge

Native to North America

Carex woodii is a lovely perennial woodland sedge with narrow fine textured leaves.  This sedge forms clonal colonies from underground rhizomes.  In spring a sparse offering of yellow-green spikelets are held above the leaves. In…

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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Common Name: New Jersey tea

Native to North America

Multi-stemmed small shrub, with ornamental flowers, tolerates shade and dryness. 

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

Native to North America

A deciduous shrub commonly found in moist to wet areas in full sun to partial shade.  Long 6" leaves do not emerge until late spring.  In early to mid-summer, very interesting white globed shaped flowers appear that look like pin cushions…

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Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern seaoates

Native to North America

Clump forming perennial warm season grass.  In spring several slender unbranched culms rise from the underground rhizomes or elongate from winter rosettes.  The culms bear light green spear shaped leaf blades.  The culms terminat…

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Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead

Native to North America

Chelone glabra is an upright perennial with stout stems and shiny deep green leaves.  In late summer and fall, stems are topped by lovely clusters of white snapdragon like flowers.  The individual blooms are about an inch long and are …

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Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Common Name: Pink turtlehead

Native to North America (selection)

Selected for its red stems, beautiful in wet meadows and at pond's edge. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum

Chrysogonum virginianum

Common Name: Golden star

Native to North America

Good ground cover for well drained shade. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Common Name: Golden star

Native to North America (selection)

More compact and floriferous, good ground cover for well drained shade. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'

Common Name: Golden star

Native to North America (selection)

A fine selection of chrysogonum offering multitudes of golden yellow flowers in the spring, and strong reblooming throughout late summer. Drought tolerant,  excellent ground cover.

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Chyrsopsis mariana

Chyrsopsis mariana

Common Name: Maryland golden star

Native to North America

A fall blooming species with a long bloom period and bright yellow flowers. 

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Clematis virginiana

Clematis virginiana

Common Name: Virgin's bower

Native to North America

This vine produces numerous showy clusters of white blossoms, seed provides equal ornamental appeal.

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

Common Name: Lanceleaf tickseed

Native to North America

Thrives in poor, sandy, rocky soils. Tolerant of heat and drought. Hairy lance-shaped leaves remain low. One to two inch yellow ray flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems. 

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Coreopsis rosea

Coreopsis rosea

Common Name: Pink tickseed

Native to North America

Mauve pink flower, thread leafed, give it space, can be used as groundcover. 

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Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Common Name: Tall coreopsis

Native to North America

Dozens of single yellow flowers, very showy. Will reseed. 

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Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Native to North America

Drought tolerant and carefree, great for combining with grasses. 

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Native to North America (selection)

Golden yellow flower, compact and slightly shorter than Moonbeam, needs good drainage. 

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