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NCBG - Totten Center Landscape

Landscaped areas around the Totten Center feature a variety of native southeastern plants that do well in low-maintenance situations. Drought-tolerant plants, ferns that do well in sunny locations, evergreen groundcovers, and flowering perennials that require little attention are being tested and displayed here.

Last Update: 2019-12-30

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Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern Maidenhair Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
Agarista populifolia Florida-hobblebush Perennial Shrub 6-15 feet detail
Amphicarpaea bracteata American Hog-peanut Annual, Perennial Vine, Forb/herb 2-8 ft. detail
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern Bluestar Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Anchistea virginica Virginia Chain Fern 18-24 in. detail
Anemone virginiana Tall Thimbleweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Apocynum cannabinum Hemp Dogbane Perennial Forb/herb 1-4.5 ft. detail
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium Pale Indian-plantain Perennial Forb/herb 3-8 ft. detail
Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Perennial Forb/herb 2–8 in. detail
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Asplenium platyneuron Ebony Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb 1 ft. detail
Baptisia australis Tall Blue Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Perennial Vine up to 40 ft detail
Carex frankii Frank’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex grayi Gray’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid to 18 inches detail
Carex rosea Rosy Sedge Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Perennial Tree, Shrub 16–33 ft. detail
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar Perennial Tree up to 50 ft. detail
Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats Perennial Graminoid 2 ft. detail
Chelone glabra White Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Chelone lyonii Pink Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Chimaphila maculata Spotted Wintergreen Perennial Subshrub 4-8 in. detail
Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
Chrysogonum virginianum Green-and-gold Perennial Forb/herb 2-10 in. detail
Clematis virginiana Virgin’s-bower Perennial Vine 15ft detail
Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
Conradina verticillata Cumberland False Rosemary Perennial Shrub detail
Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail
Coreopsis rosea Pink Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Corylus americana American Hazelnut Perennial Shrub 10-16 ft. detail
Cotinus obovatus American Smoketree Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Cyrilla parvifolia Littleleaf Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6 ft. detail
Cyrilla racemiflora Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
Decumaria barbara Climbing Hydrangea Perennial Vine Climbs up to 50 ft. detail
Dicentra eximia Wild Bleeding-heart Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Dichanthelium polyanthes Small-fruited Witchgrass 2-3 ft. detail
Diplazium pycnocarpon Glade Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Dryopteris ludoviciana Southern Wood-fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Echinacea purpurea Eastern Purple Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
Elephantopus tomentosus Devil’s Grandmother Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Eurybia macrophylla Big-leaved Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 1/2 ft. detail
Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 5-8 ft. detail
Fothergilla major Mountain Witchalder Perennial Shrub detail
Galium obtusum var. filifolium Carolina Bedstraw detail
Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine Perennial Vine, Shrub Climbs 8-10 feet or more detail
Goodyera pubescens Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Perennial Forb/herb 4-15 in. detail
Hamamelis vernalis Ozark Witchhazel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-6 ft. detail
Helianthus hirsutus Hairy Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2 1/2-6 ft. detail
Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Hexastylis arifolia Little Brown Jug Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 in. detail
Hexastylis lewisii Lewis’ Heartleaf Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 detail
Hexastylis minor Little Heartleaf Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
Hypericum densiflorum Bushy St. John’s-wort Perennial Shrub 4 ft. detail
Hypericum frondosum Cedar-glade St. John's-wort Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 4 ft. detail
Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-20 feet, or more detail
Illicium parviflorum Yellow Anise-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-10 feet detail
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Krigia dandelion Colonial Dwarf-dandelion Perennial Forb/herb to 12 in. detail
Lilium michauxii Carolina Lily Perennial Forb/herb 18 in.-3 1/2 feet detail
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip-tree Perennial Tree detail
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 ft. or more detail
Lorinseria areolata Netted Chain Fern 18-24 in. detail
Ludwigia alternifolia Alternate-leaf Seedbox Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Luzula acuminata Hairy Woodrush Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
Maianthemum racemosum Solomon’s-plume Perennial Forb/herb 10-24 in. detail
Melica mutica Two-flower Melic Grass Perennial Graminoid 1 - 2 ft detail
Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebells Perennial Forb/herb 12-28 in. detail
Mitchella repens Partridge-berry Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 4 in. (trailing 1/2-1 ft.) detail
Muhlenbergia capillaris Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny-spurge Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Packera aurea Golden Ragwort Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Perennial Vine detail
Penstemon pallidus Eastern White Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb detail
Penstemon smallii Small’s Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 18-24 in. detail
Phacelia bipinnatifida Fern-leaf Scorpion-weed Biennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Phlox divaricata Eastern Blue Phlox Perennial Forb/herb to 20 in. detail
Phlox paniculata Summer Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
Pinus echinata Rosemary Pine Perennial Tree (15–)20–35(–45) m tall. detail
Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
Podophyllum peltatum May-apple Perennial Forb/herb 12-18 in. detail
Polygonatum biflorum Solomons-seal Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum King Solomon’s-seal Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Quercus phellos Willow Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus ×tottenii Totten Oak Perennial Tree detail
Rhododendron austrinum Florida Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 feet Spread 4-6 feet detail
Rhododendron maximum Great Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Rhododendron prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 ft.; width 4-6 ft. detail
Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Black-eyed-Susan 2-3 ft. detail
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-head Coneflower Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
Ruellia caroliniensis Carolina Wild Petunia Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Scutellaria incana Hoary Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Sedum ternatum Woodland Stonecrop Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
Silphium asteriscus var. dentatum Starry Rosinweed detail
Smallanthus uvedalius Bearsfoot Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
Solidago caesia Axillary Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Solidago rugosa Rough-leaf Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Spigelia marilandica Pinkroot Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed Perennial Graminoid detail
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Eastern Aromatic Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3 ft. detail
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Perennial Tree 50-70 ft. detail
Thalictrum thalictroides Windflower Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Thelypteris kunthii Southern Shield Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 10-12 in. detail
Toxicodendron radicans Eastern Poison Ivy Perennial Shrub, Forb/herb, Subshrub, Vine detail
Tradescantia hirsuticaulis Hairy Spiderwort Perennial Forb/herb 18-24 in. detail
Trillium cuneatum Little Sweet Betsy Perennial Forb/herb 6-11 in. detail
Trillium grandiflorum Great White Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 6-20 in. detail
Trillium luteum Yellow Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
Uvularia sessilifolia Sessileleaf Bellwort Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaf Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 5-6 ft. detail
Viburnum dentatum Southern Arrowwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-8 ft. detail
Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
Waldsteinia fragarioides Appalachian Barren Strawberry Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Zenobia pulverulenta Honeycup Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail