Native Plants in the Garden and Natural Landscape

native plants for the garden

C. floridus 'Athens'

Native plants are those that occur naturally in a place. Many of the plants grown in the garden are exotic, introduced from somewhere else. Many of the plants the we see in the natural landscape are naturalized, introduced from somewhere else. Learning about native plants and including them in the garden is wise, as you may be helping preserve an endangered species.

We may not be able to raise pandas or tigers in our homes, but many of us can plant white-topped pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla).

note: The native plant flowering at the top of this page is indian pink (Spigelia marilandica).

Native Plants - Photographs and Descriptions