Bio Diversity at Home

They say bio diversity is important particularly with native plants. Well consider it done! Just kidding. we’re not done, but we’re pretty proud of how far we’ve come.

Here’s a list of plants that we’ve added to our landscape over the past two years!

Ferns:

  • Maidenhair fern – Adiantum pedatum
  • Lady fern – Athyriumfilix-femina
  • Christmas fern – Polystichum acrostichoides
  • Ostrich fern – Mattuiccia struthiopteris
  • Marginal wood fern- Dryopteris marginalis

Viburnums/hedges/bushes:

  • Silky Dogwood- Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua
  • Southern Arrowwood- Viburnum Dentatum
  • Elderberry- Sambucus canadensis (Edible)
  • Snowberry- Symphoricarpos albus
  • Nannyberry- Viburnum lentago (Edible)
  • Spice Bush- Lindera benzoin
  • Witch Hazel – Hamamelis virginiana
The plants with the purple ribbons are our snowberries that we planted for erosion control

Tree – Paw Paw – Asimina triloba (Edible)

Forbs:

  • Columbine – Aquilegia canadensis
  • Wild Geranium – Geranium maculatum
  • Goat’s Beard – Arancus Dioicus
  • Virginia Waterleaf – Hydophyllum virginianum
  • Celandine poppy – Stylophorum diphyllum
  • Green and Gold – Chrysogonum virginianum
  • Shooting star – Dodecatheon meadia
  • Black cohosh – Actaea racemosa
  • Ginger – Asarum canadense
  • Milkweed – Asclepias syriaca
  • Golden seal – Hydrastis canadensis

Sedges/Grasses – We have planted a few varieties of these as well, but I’m feeling lazy about identifying them right now.

We can’t take credit for this fabulous ragweed.

We have also planted several!!!! seeds and have had zero luck. Maybe we’ll have some surprises this spring after an unexpectedly long germination.

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