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Aster: New England Aster, Michaelmas-daisy

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Bergamot, Beebalm: Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Bergamot, Beebalm: Crimson Bee Balm, Scarlet Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea

Monarda didyma*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Bittercress: Cutleaf Toothwort

Cardamine concatenata*
(Native) Family: Brassicaceae – Mustard family
Blanketflower: Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel

Gaillardia pulchella*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Bluebells: Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Broomrape: One-flowered Broomrape ; One-flowered Cancer Root, Ghostpipe, Naked Broomrape

Orobanche uniflora*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae – Broom-rape family
Buttonweed: Rough Buttonweed, Poor Joe

Diodia teres
(Native) Family: Rubiaceae – Madder family
Catchfly: Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly

Silene virginica*
(Native) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Clover: Red Clover, Cowgrass

Trifolium pratense
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Clover: Crimson Clover, Italian Clover

Trifolium incarnatum
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Cohosh: Blue Cohosh

Caulophyllum thalictroides*
(Native) Family: Berberidaceae – Barberry family
Columbine: Eastern Red Columbine, Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Daylily: Common Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Orange Daylily

Hemerocallis fulva*
(Introduced) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Deadnettle: Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle

Lamium amplexicaule
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Deadnettle: Purple Deadnettle, Red Deadnettle, Purple Archangel

Lamium purpureum*
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Evening Primrose: Pink Ladies, Showy Evening Primrose, Pink Primrose

Oenothera speciosa
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
False Foxglove: Slender Gerardia, Slenderleaf False Foxglove

Agalinis tenuifolia*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae – Broom-rape family
False-buckwheat: Japanese Knotweed, Crimson Beauty, Mexican bamboo, Japanese Fleece Flower, Reynoutria

Fallopia japonica*
(Introduced) Family: Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Fireweed: Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow Herb, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally

Chamerion angustifolium*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Fleabane: Eastern daisy fleabane

Erigeron annuus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Fleabane: Philadelphia Fleabane

Erigeron philadelphicus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Fleabane: Robin's Plantain

Erigeron pulchellus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Fogfruit: Fogfruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit, Northern Fogfruit

Phyla lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Verbenaceae – Verbena family
Fringed Orchid: Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Bog-orchid

Platanthera psycodes*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Geranium: Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum*
(Native) Family: Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Geranium: Carolina Geranium, Carolina Cranesbill

Geranium carolinianum*
(Native) Family: Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Germander: American Germander, Wood Sage, Canada Germander

Teucrium canadense*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Glechoma: Ground Ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Haymaids, Creeping Charlie

Glechoma hederacea
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Groundnut: Groundnut, Potato Bean, Indian Potato, Virginia Potato, Wild Bean, Wild Sweet Potato

Apios americana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Hawkweed: Orange Hawkweed, Devil’s Paintbrush

Hieracium aurantiacum*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Hepatica: Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Round-lobed Hepatica, Liverleaf, Liverwort

Hepatica nobilis*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Hoarypea: Goat’s Rue, Virginia Tephrosia, Catgut, Hoary-pea, Rabbit-pea

Tephrosia virginiana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Honeysuckle: Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Hound's tongue: Houndstongue, Hound's Tongue, Gypsyflower

Cynoglossum officinale*
(Introduced) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Iris: Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower, Leopard Lily

Iris domestica*
(Introduced) Family: Iridaceae – Iris family
Ironweed: Tall Ironweed, Giant Ironweed, Ironweed

Vernonia gigantea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Jack-in-the-Pulpit: Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip, Jack in the Pulpit,

Arisaema triphyllum*
(Native) Family: Araceae – Arum family
Joe Pye Weed: Spotted Joe Pye Weed, Purple Boneset, Spotted Trumpetweed

Eutrochium maculatum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Lespedeza: Sericea Lespedeza

Lespedeza cuneata
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Lily: Wood Lily, Mountain Lily

Lilium philadelphicum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Lionsheart: Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead, Obedience

Physostegia virginiana*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Lobelia: Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia

Lobelia cardinalis*
(Native) Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family
Loosestrife: Purple Loosestrife, Rosy Strife, Kill Weed

Lythrum salicaria*
(Introduced) Family: Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Lopseed: Lopseed, American Lopseed

Phryma leptostachya*
(Native) Family: Phrymaceae - Lopseed Family
Lousewort: Wood Betony; Canadian Lousewort

Pedicularis canadensis
(Native) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Maple: Red Maple, Swamp Maple, Soft Maple

Acer rubrum
(Native) Family: Aceraceae – Maple family
Meadow-rue: Rue Anemone

Thalictrum thalictroides*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Milkweed : Fourleaf Milkweed

Asclepias quadrifolia*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Milkweed: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Milkweed: Common Milkweed, Silkweed

Asclepias syriaca*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Morning Glory: Small Red Morning Glory, Redstar, Starflower, Scarlet Morningglory

Ipomoea coccinea
(Introduced) Family: Convolvulaceae – Morning-glory family
Nightshade: Carolina Horse Nettle, Bull Nettle, Devil's Tomato

Solanum carolinense
(Native) Family: Solanaceae – Potato family
Onion: Wild Garlic, Meadow Garlic

Allium canadense
(Native) Family: Amaryllidaceae – Amaryllis family
Onion: Glade Onion, Prairie Onion, Cliff Onion, Autumn Onion, Lady's Leek, Wild Onion

Allium stellatum*
(Native) Family: Amaryllidaceae – Amaryllis family
Onion: Nodding Wild Onion, Nodding Onion, Allegheny Onion

Allium cernuum*
(Native) Family: Amaryllidaceae – Amaryllis family
Pea: Perennial Pea, Sweet Pea, Everlasting Pea

Lathyrus latifolius
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Perilla, Beefsteak Plant: Beefsteak Plant, Beefsteak Mint, Perilla Mint

Perilla frutescens*
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Phacelia: Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia

Phacelia bipinnatifida*
(Native) Family: Hydrophyllaceae – Waterleaf family
Phlox: Downy Phlox

Phlox pilosa
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Phlox: Fall Phlox; Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Phlox: Wild Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Pigeonwings: Butterfly Pea, Atlantic pigeonwings

Clitoria mariana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Pink: Deptford Pink, Mountain Pink

Dianthus armeria*
(Introduced) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Plumeless Thistle: Bristle Thistle, Musk Thistle, Nodding Thistle, Nodding Plumeless Thistle

Carduus nutans*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Prairie Coneflower: Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower

Ratibida columnifera*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Purple Coneflower: Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Redbud: Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Rose : Multiflora Rose

Rosa multiflora*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Rose: Woods Rose, Common Wild Rose, Mountain Rose

Rosa woodsii*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Rose: Swamp Rose, Marsh Rose

Rosa palustris*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Selfheal: Heal-All, Common Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Sherardia: Field Madder, blue fieldmadder, Spurwort

Sherardia arvensis
(Introduced) Family: Rubiaceae – Madder family
Smartweed: Water Knotweed, Swamp Smartweed, Water Smartweed

Persicaria amphibia*
(Native) Family: Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Smartweed: Dotted Smartweed, Dotted Knotweed, Water Smartweed

Persicaria punctata*
(Native) Family: Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Snowberry: Common Snowberry, Upright Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Soapwort: Cowcockle, Cow Soapwort, Cowherb

Vaccaria hispanica*
(Introduced) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Spindletree: Burningbush, Eastern Wahoo, Spindle Tree, Indian Arrow-Wood

Euonymus atropurpureus*
(Native) Family: Celastraceae – Bittersweet family
Spiraea: White Meadowsweet, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Eastern Meadowsweet, Broadleaf Meadowsweet

Spiraea alba*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Spring Beauty: Virginia Spring Beauty, Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty

Claytonia virginica*
(Native) Family: Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Spurge: Wild Poinsettia, Mexican Fireplant, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia

Euphorbia cyathophora
(Native) Family: Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Storksbill: Crane’s Bill Geranium, Redstem Stork's Bill, Storksbill, Redstem Filaree, Heron's Bill

Erodium cicutarium*
(Introduced) Family: Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Thistle: Bull Thistle, Spear Thistle

Cirsium vulgare
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Ticktrefoil: Nakedflower Ticktrefoil, Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil, Naked-stemmed Tick Clover

Desmodium nudiflorum*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Touch-me-not : Jewelweed, Touch-me-not, Spotted jewelweed

Impatiens capensis*
(Native) Family: Balsaminaceae – Touch-me-not family
Trailing Arbutus: Trailing Arbutus, Ground Laurel, Mayflower, Plymouth Mayflower

Epigaea repens*
(Native) Family: Ericaceae – Heath family
Trumpet Creeper: Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae – Bignonia family
Trumpet Flower: Narrowleaf Collomia, Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Mountain Trumpet

Collomia linearis*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Vetch: Crown Vetch, Purple Crown Vetch, Axseed, Hive Vine

Coronilla varia*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Waxweed: Blue Waxweed, Clammy Cuphea, Tarweed

Cuphea viscosissima*
(Native) Family: Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Wood Sorrel: Violet Wood Sorrel

Oxalis violacea*
(Native) Family: Oxalidaceae – Wood-Sorrel family

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Updated Apr 18, 2015