Coastal Plain Sample Lists: Plants for Shade, Woodlands, or Woods Edges with Dry to Moist Soil



* designates plants for part shade (not for full shade)

Ferns:
Adiantum pedatum - maidenhair fern *
Asplenium platyneuron - ebony spleenwort
Botrychium virginianum - rattlesnake fern
Dennstaedtia punctilobula - hay-scented fern *
Polystichum acrostichoides - Christmas fern (evgr)
Woodwardia areolata - netted chain fern

Grasses and Grasslike Plants:
Carex glaucodea - blue wood sedge
Carex pensylvanica - sedge
Chasmanthium latifolium - wild (river) oats *
Elymus hystrix - bottlebrush grass
Elymus virginicus - Virginia wild rye

Groundcovers:
Asarum canadense - wild ginger
Carex glaucodea - blue wood sedge
Carex pensylvanica - sedge
Chimaphila maculata - striped wintergreen
Chrysogonum virginianum - green-and-gold *
Gaultheria procumbens - wintergreen
Hepatica americana - round-lobed hepatica
Maianthemum canadense - Canada mayflower
Mitchella repens - partridgeberry
Sedum ternatum - mountain stonecrop
Uvularia sessilifolia - straw lily

Herbaceous Plants:
Arisaema triphyllum - Jack-in-the-pulpit
Chrysogonum virginianum - green-and-gold *
Eupatorium hyssopifolium - hyssop thoroughwort
Eupatorium rugosum - white snakeroot *
Helenium autumnale - yellow sneezeweed
Houstonia caerulea - bluet, innocence *
Monarda fistulosa - wild bergamot *
Podophyllum peltatum - Mayapple
Polygonatum biflorum - Solomon's seal
Senna marilandica - Maryland wild senna *
Smilacina racemosa - false Solomon's seal
Thalictrum dioicum - early meadow rue
Thalictrum polygamum - tall meadow rue
Tiarella cordifolia - foamflower
Tradescantia virginiana - Virginia spiderwort
Trillium grandiflorum - white trillium
Viola pedata - bird's foot violet *

Shrubs (low):
Gaylussacia baccata - black huckleberry
Kalmia angustifolia - sheep laurel (evergreen) *
Lyonia mariana - stagger-bush
Rhododendron atlanticum - coast azalea
Viburnum acerifolium - maple-leaved arrowwood
Shrubs (medium):
Callicarpa americana - beautyberry
Clethra alnifolia - sweet pepperbush
Hamamelis virginiana - witch hazel *
Leucothoe racemosa - fetterbush
Lindera benzoin - spicebush *
Lyonia ligustrina - male-berry
Myrica cerifera - wax myrtle (evergreen) *
Myrica pensylvanica - northern bayberry *
Viburnum dentatum - southern arrowwood *
Shrubs (tall):
Ilex decidua - possom haw *
Kalmia latifolia - mountain laurel (evergreen)
Rhus copallina - shining sumac

Trees (small/medium):
Amelanchier canadensis - serviceberry
Castanea pumila - Chinquapin *
Cercis canadensis - eastern redbud
Chionanthus virginicus - white fringetree
Cornus florida - flowering dogwood
Crataegus crus-galli - cockspur hawthorn *
Magnolia virginiana - sweetbay magnolia
Ostrya virginiana - hop-hornbeam
Pyrus angustifolia - southern crabapple
Sassafras albidum - sassafras *
Trees (tall):
Carya alba (C. tomentosa) - mockernut hickory
Carya glabra - pignut hickory
Diospyros virginiana - common persimmon
Nyssa sylvatica - black gum, sourgum
Quercus marilandica - blackjack oak
Quercus prinus (montana) - chestnut oak
Quercus rubra - northern red oak

Vines:
Bignonia capreolata - crossvine
Celastrus scandens - American bittersweet
Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia creeper


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Last updated: 9/4/01