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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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ADCA Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern Maidenhair Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
ADPE Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
AEPA Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
AGPO2 Agarista populifolia Florida-hobblebush Perennial Shrub 6-15 feet detail
AMBR2 Amphicarpaea bracteata American Hog-peanut Annual, Perennial Vine, Forb/herb 2-8 ft. detail
AMTA2 Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern Bluestar Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ANVI6 Anchistea virginica Virginia Chain Fern 18-24 in. detail
ANVI3 Anemone virginiana Tall Thimbleweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
APCA Apocynum cannabinum Indian-hemp Perennial Forb/herb 1-4.5 ft. detail
AQCA Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ARTR Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
ARAT Arnoglossum atriplicifolium Pale Indian-plantain Perennial Forb/herb 3-8 ft. detail
ARAR7 Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
ASCA Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Perennial Forb/herb 2–8 in. detail
ASIN Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
ASSY Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
ASTU Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ASPL Asplenium platyneuron Ebony Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb 1 ft. detail
BAAU Baptisia australis Blue Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
CARA2 Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Perennial Vine up to 40 ft detail
CAFR3 Carex frankii Frank’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CAGR5 Carex grayi Gray’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid to 18 inches detail
CARO22 Carex rosea Rosy Sedge Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
CACA18 Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
CEAM Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
CECA4 Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Perennial Tree, Shrub 16–33 ft. detail
CHTH2 Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar Perennial Tree up to 50 ft. detail
CHLA5 Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
CHLA6 Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats Perennial Graminoid 2 ft. detail
CHGL2 Chelone glabra White Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
CHLY2 Chelone lyonii Pink Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
CHMA3 Chimaphila maculata Spotted Wintergreen Perennial Subshrub 4-8 in. detail
CHVI3 Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
CHVI5 Chrysogonum virginianum Green-and-gold Perennial Forb/herb 2-10 in. detail
CLVI5 Clematis virginiana Devil’s Darning Needles Perennial Vine detail
CLAL3 Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
COVE4 Conradina verticillata Cumberland False Rosemary Perennial Shrub detail
COAU Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail
CORO Coreopsis rosea Pink Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
COAM3 Corylus americana American Hazelnut Perennial Shrub 10-16 ft. detail
COOB2 Cotinus obovatus American Smoketree Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
CYPA6 Cyrilla parvifolia Littleleaf Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6 ft. detail
CYRA Cyrilla racemiflora Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
DEBA4 Decumaria barbara Climbing Hydrangea Perennial Vine Climbs up to 50 ft. detail
DIEX Dicentra eximia Wild Bleeding-heart Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
DIPO4 Dichanthelium polyanthes Small-fruited Witchgrass 2-3 ft. detail
DIPY Diplazium pycnocarpon Glade Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
DRLU Dryopteris ludoviciana Southern Wood-fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
ECPU Echinacea purpurea Eastern Purple Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
ELTO2 Elephantopus tomentosus Devil’s Grandmother Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
EUAM9 Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
EUPE3 Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
EUDI16 Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
EUMA27 Eurybia macrophylla Big-leaved Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 1/2 ft. detail
EUFI14 Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 5-8 ft. detail
FOMA Fothergilla major Mountain Witchalder Perennial Shrub detail
GAOBF Galium obtusum var. filifolium Carolina Bedstraw detail
GESE Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine Perennial Vine, Shrub Climbs 8-10 feet or more detail
GOPU Goodyera pubescens Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Perennial Forb/herb 4-15 in. detail
HAVE2 Hamamelis vernalis Ozark Witchhazel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
HEAN2 Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-6 ft. detail
HEHI2 Helianthus hirsutus Hairy Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2 1/2-6 ft. detail
HEAM6 Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
HEAR6 Hexastylis arifolia Little Brown Jug Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 in. detail
HELE2 Hexastylis lewisii Lewis’ Heartleaf Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 detail
HEMI13 Hexastylis minor Little Heartleaf Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
HYDE Hypericum densiflorum Bushy St. John’s-wort Perennial Shrub 4 ft. detail
HYFR Hypericum frondosum Cedar-glade St. John's-wort Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 4 ft. detail
ILDE Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
ILOP Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
ILVO Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-20 feet, or more detail
ILPA Illicium parviflorum Yellow Anise-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-10 feet detail
IRCR Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
KRDA Krigia dandelion Colonial Dwarf-dandelion Perennial Forb/herb to 12 in. detail
LIMI Lilium michauxii Carolina Lily Perennial Forb/herb 18 in.-3 1/2 feet detail
LIST2 Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
LITU Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip-tree Perennial Tree detail
LOSI Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
LOSE Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 ft. or more detail
LOAR7 Lorinseria areolata Netted Chain Fern 18-24 in. detail
LUAL2 Ludwigia alternifolia Alternate-leaf Seedbox Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
LUAC Luzula acuminata Hairy Woodrush Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
MARA7 Maianthemum racemosum Eastern Solomon’s-plume Perennial Forb/herb 10-24 in. detail
MEMU Melica mutica Two-flower Melic Grass Perennial Graminoid 1 - 2 ft detail
MEVI3 Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebells Perennial Forb/herb 12-28 in. detail
MIRE Mitchella repens Partridge-berry Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 4 in. (trailing 1/2-1 ft.) detail
MUCA2 Muhlenbergia capillaris Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
OEFR Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PAPR7 Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny-spurge Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
PAAU3 Packera aurea Golden Ragwort Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PAQU2 Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Perennial Vine detail
PEPA7 Penstemon pallidus Eastern White Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb detail
PESM Penstemon smallii Small’s Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 18-24 in. detail
PHBI2 Phacelia bipinnatifida Fern-leaf Scorpion-weed Biennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PHHE11 Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PHDI5 Phlox divaricata Eastern Blue Phlox Perennial Forb/herb to 20 in. detail
PHPA9 Phlox paniculata Summer Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
PIEC2 Pinus echinata Rosemary Pine Perennial Tree (15–)20–35(–45) m tall. detail
PITA Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
POPE Podophyllum peltatum May-apple Perennial Forb/herb 12-18 in. detail
POBI2 Polygonatum biflorum Solomons-seal Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
POBIC Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum King Solomon’s-seal Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
POAC4 Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PYTE Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
QUPH Quercus phellos Willow Oak Perennial Tree detail
QUTO4 Quercus ×tottenii Totten Oak Perennial Tree detail
RHAU Rhododendron austrinum Florida Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 feet Spread 4-6 feet detail
RHMA4 Rhododendron maximum Great Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
RHPR2 Rhododendron prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 ft.; width 4-6 ft. detail
RUFU2 Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
RUFUS Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Black-eyed-Susan 2-3 ft. detail
RULA3 Rudbeckia laciniata Green-head Coneflower Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
RUCA4 Ruellia caroliniensis Carolina Wild Petunia Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SCIN Scutellaria incana Hoary Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
SETE3 Sedum ternatum Woodland Stonecrop Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
SIASD2 Silphium asteriscus var. dentatum Starry Rosinweed detail
SMUV Smallanthus uvedalius Bearsfoot Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
SOCA4 Solidago caesia Axillary Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
SORU2 Solidago rugosa Rough-leaf Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
SPMA3 Spigelia marilandica Indian Pink Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SPHE Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed Perennial Graminoid detail
SYNO2 Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
SYOB Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Eastern Aromatic Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3 ft. detail
TADI2 Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Perennial Tree 50-70 ft. detail
THTH2 Thalictrum thalictroides Windflower Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
THKU Thelypteris kunthii Southern Shield Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
TICO Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 10-12 in. detail
TORA2 Toxicodendron radicans Eastern Poison Ivy Perennial Shrub, Forb/herb, Subshrub, Vine detail
TRHI5 Tradescantia hirsuticaulis Hairy Spiderwort Perennial Forb/herb 18-24 in. detail
TRCU Trillium cuneatum Little Sweet Betsy Perennial Forb/herb 6-11 in. detail
TRGR4 Trillium grandiflorum Great White Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 6-20 in. detail
TRLU3 Trillium luteum Yellow Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
TSCA Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
UVSE Uvularia sessilifolia Sessileleaf Bellwort Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
VIAC Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaf Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 5-6 ft. detail
VIDE Viburnum dentatum Southern Arrowwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-8 ft. detail
VIPR Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
WAFR Waldsteinia fragarioides Appalachian Barren Strawberry Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
XASI Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
ZEPU3 Zenobia pulverulenta Honeycup Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail