Historical plants, native and non-native

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source: The Garden Club of America July 1925 source: Celeste's Eco-Yardening

H = Historical plant

N = Historical native plant

Trees

  • lilac trees H
  • alder, speckled (tree) N
  • serviceberry, downy also called shadbush or juneberry (tree) N

Shrubs

  • pasture rose (shrub) (Rosa carolina) N
    • full sun
    • dry
    • sandy woods
    • 3-6 ft
    • June-July bloom
    • pink - showy red hips
  • prairie rose (shrub) (Rosa settigera) N
    • dry to moist
    • thornless
    • full sun to light shade
    • 4 ft tall, up to 15 ft wide
    • blooms in June
    • deep pink fading to white
  • swamp rose (shrub) (Rosa palustris) N
    • sun
    • wet
    • 8 ft tall
    • late June
    • pink blooms
  • smooth wild rose (shrub) (Rosa blanda) N
    • full sun to light shade
    • dry to moist
    • 2-6 ft, 4-6 ft wide
    • rosy pink to white
    • blooms in June
  • gooseberry, prickly or wild (shrub) (Ribes cynosbati) N
    • broad range of sun
    • moist but well drained
    • loamy soil
    • 1 1/2 - 5 ft
    • white flower that booms April-June
  • currant,wild black (shrub) (Rines Ameicanum)N
    • full to partial sun
    • wet to moist
    • 5 ft
    • April-May
    • yellow-white
    • berries in July-August

Flowers

  • pinks (flower) H
  • heliotrope (flower) H
  • vetch (flower) H
  • ladyslipper, yellow (flower) N
  • Cicely (herb) N info in Herb Companion Mar 08
  • marsh marigolds (wildflower) N
  • woodland phlox (sweet william) (wildflower) N
  • violets, downy yellow or long-spurred (wildflower) N
  • primrose, evening (flower) N
  • mint, wild and mountain (flower) N
  • bellwort (flower) N
  • lupine, wild (flower) N