Why are native species important, and why should you have them in your garden?

Native plants are plants that occur naturally in the location where they evolved. It is important to plant native species to maintain and restore biodiversity in the region. Species native to an area have adapted to the local environmental conditions. 

To see what native species are planted in the Corner Garden join the crowd-sourced nature logging site iNaturalist. While you are there, follow cornergardener and join the Corner Garden Project to add your own observations and follow the observations of others.

Astilbe chinensis

Astilbe Mighty Red Quin

 

Astilbe 

Astilbe White

 

Actaea

Baneberry

 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Bearberry

 

Prunus virginiana

Black Chokeberry

 

Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot

 

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Blue Cohosh

 

Gentiana andrewsii

Bottle Gentian

 

Cornus canadensis

Bunchberry

 

Diervilla lonicera

Bush Honeysuckle

 

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed

 

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas Fern

 

Clematis

 

Taxus baccata

Common (Canada) Yew

 

Juniperus communis

Common Juniper

 

 

Athyrium filix-femina 

Criss-cross Lady Fern

 

 

Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry

 

Oenothera biennis

Evening Primrose

 

 

Tiarella

Foamflower

 

 

Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beard Tongue

 

Viburnum lantanoides

Hobblebush

 

Arisaema triphyllum

Jack in the Pulpit

 

Eupatorium maculatum

Joe-Pye Weed

 

Athyrium filix-femina

Lady in Red Fern

 

 

Vaccinium angustifolium

Low Bush Blueberry

 

Adiantum

Maiden Hair Fern

 

Podophyllum

Mayapple

 

Rosa blanda

Meadow Rose

 

Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry

 

Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda Dogwood

 

Betula papyrifera

Paper Bark Birch

 

Acer griseum

Paperbark Maple

 

Echinacea

Purple Cone-       

flower

 

Crassulaceae

Sedum

 

Amelanchier

Serviceberry

 

Leucanthemum × superbum 

Shasta Daisy

 

Ageratina altissima

Snakeroot

 

Symphoricarpos

Snowberry

 

 

Polygonatum

Solomon's Seal

 

Hypericum perforatum

St. John's-Wort

 

Acer Pensylvanicum

Striped Maple

 

 

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

 

Comptonia peregrina

Sweet Fern

 

Thalictrum dasycarpum

Tall Meadow Rue

 

 

Dryopteris Carthusiana

Toothed Wood Fern

 

 

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia Mountain Mint

 

 

Asarum

Wild Ginger

 

Fragaria vesca

Wild Strawberry

 

 

Gaultheria procumbens

Wintergreen