List of Plants you grow in the Ohio Valley

livingfossil(6a Dayton OH)July 30, 2008

Here is the list of plants I have growing in my yard or as houseplants. Some of these are weeds are other plants which just happen to find my yard. :)

Here is the master list:

MARCHANTIOPHYTA

Marchantia polymorpha Liverwort

BRYOPHYTA (MOSSES)

Ceratodon purpureus - Fire Moss

Tetraphis pellucida  Pellucid Four-tooth Moss

LYCOPODIOPHYTA

Selaginella kraussiana - KraussÂs Spikemoss

PTERIDOPHYTA (FERNS)

Adiantum pedatum - Northern Maidenhair Fern

Athyrium filix-femina - Lady Fern

Athyrium niponicum  Japanese Painted Fern

Sphaeropteris cooperi  Australian Tree Fern

Cyrtomium falcatum - Japanese Holly Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula - Hay-scented Fern

Dryopteris cycadina - Shaggy Shield Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern

Drtopteris filix-mas - Robust Male Fern

Dryopteris marginalis - Marginal Wood Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris  Ostrich Fern

Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea - Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda regalis - Royal Fern

Platycerium bifurcatum  Staghorn Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides - Christmas Fern

Polystichum polyblepharum - Tassel Fern

Polystichum setiferum - Soft Shield Fern

Polystichum tsus-simense - Korean Rock Fern

Rumohra adiantiformis - Leatherleaf Fern

Thelypteris decursive pinnata - Japanese Beech Fern

EQUISETOPHYTA (HORSETAILS)

Equisetum hyemale  Rough Horsetail

CYCADOPHYTA (CYCADS)

Cycas revoluta  Sago Palm

Zamia furfuracea  Cardboard Palm

GINKGOPHYTA (GINKGOES)

Ginkgo Biloba  Ginkgo

PINOPHYTA (CONIFERS)

I Pinaceae

-A Pinoideae

Pinus mugo  Mugo Pine

Pinus strobus  Eastern White Pine

-B Piceoideae

Picea abies  Norway Spruce

Picea glauca var. albertiana  Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea omorika - Serbian Spruce

Picea pungens  Colorado Blue Spruce

-C Laricoideae

Larix occidentalis  Western Larch

Pseudotsuga menziesii ssp. glauca  Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir

-D Abietoideae

Abies nordmanniana  Nordmann Fir

Cedrus deodara - Deodar Cedar

Tsuga canadensis  Eastern Hemlock

II Araucariaceae

Araucaria heterophylla  Norfolk Island Pine

III Cupressaceae

-B Sequoioideae

Metasequoia glyptostroboides  Dawn Redwood

Sequoiadendron giganteum - Giant Sequoia

-C Cupressoideae

Calocedrus decurens - Incense Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica  Japanese Cedar

Thuja occidentalis  Eastern Arborvitae

Thujopsis dolobrata - Hiba

Thuja plicata - Western Redcedar

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  LawsonÂs Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa  Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera  Sawara Cypress

Chamaecyparis thyoides  Atlantic White Cypress

Cupressus bakeri  Modoc Cypress

Cupressus à leylandii - Leyland Cypress

Juniperus chinensis  Chinese Juniper

Juniperus conferta  Shore Juniper

Juniperus communis  Common Juniper

Juniperus procumbens  Ibuki Juniper

Juniperus sargentii  SargentÂs Juniper

Juniperus sabina  Savin Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum  Rocky Mountain Juniper

Juniperus squamata  Flaky Juniper

Juniperus virginiana  Eastern Juniper

Juniperus x media  Old Gold Juniper

Microbiota decussata - Siberian Cypress

Platycladus orientalis  Chinese Arborvitae

Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress

-C Cephalotaxaceae

Cephalotaxus harringtonia  Japanese Plum Yew

-D Taxaceae

Taxus x media  Yew

IV Sciadopityaceae

Sciadopitys verticillata - Japanese Umbrella-pine

GNETOPHYTA

Ephedra major - Great Ephedra

Ephedra minuta - Chinese Ephedra

MAGNOLIOPHYTA (ANGIOSPERMS)

VI Austrobaileyales

Schisandra Chinensis - Magnolia Vine

IV Nymphaeales

Cabomba caroliniana  Green Cabomba

Nymphaea x - Waterlily

VII Magnoliids

-A Laurales

Calycanthus floridus  Sweetshrub

Laurus nobilis - Bay Laurel

Lindea benzoin - Spicebush

Persea americana - Avocado

Sassafras albidum - Sassafras

-B Magnoliales

Asimina Triloba  Common Pawpaw

Liriodendron tulipifera  American Tulip Tree

Magnolia macrophylla  Bigleaf Magnolia

Magnolia tripetala  Umbrella Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangeana  Saucer Magnolia

-C Piperales

Aristolochia tomentosa  Woolly Pipevine

Asarum canadense  Wild Ginger

Houttuynia cordata - Chameleon Plant

Peperomia clusiifolia - Radiator Plant

Peperomia caperata  Emerald Ripple Peperomia

VIII Monocots

-B Acorales

Acorus gramineus  Japanese Sweetflag

-C Alismatales

Arisaema triphyllum  Jack in the pulpit

Arum italicum  Cuckoo Pint

Colocasia esculenta  Elephant Ear

Elodea canadensis  Canadian Waterweed

Epipremnum aureum  Pothos

Lemna minor - Duckweed

Philodendron scandens - Heart Leaf Philodendron

Pistia stratiotes  Water Lettuce

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum  Peace Lily

Zamioculcas zamiifolia  ZZ Plant

-D Asparagales

Allium sativum - Garlic

Allium tuberosum- Chinese Chives

Asparagus setaceus  Asparagus Fern

Bletilla striata  Hardy Orchid

Chiondoxa forbesii - Glory of the Snow

Convallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley

Crocus vernus  Crocus

Dracaena fragans  Corn Plant

Dracaena marginata  Madagascar Dragon Tree

Gladiolus x - Gladiolus

Hemerocallis ? Â Day Lily

Hosta ? Â Hosta

Hyacinthus orientalis - Hyacinth

Iris x  Bearded Iris

Iris cristata - Crested Iris

Iris sibirica  Siberian Iris

Kniphofia uvaria  Torch Lily Red-hot Poker

Liriope x - Liriope

Manfreda virginica - False Aloe

Muscari x - Grape Hyacinth

Narcissus x - Daffodil

Nectaroscordum siculum - Sicilian Honey Lily

Phalaenopsis ? - Orchid

Polygonatum biflorum - Seal of Solomon

Sansevieria trifasciata  Mother-in-lawÂs Tongue

Scilla siberica - Siberian Squill

Sisyrinchium angustifolium - Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass

X Pardancanda norrisii - Candylily

E Dioscoreales

Dioscorea quinqueloba - Fivelobe Yam

-F Liliales

Fritillaria imperialis - Crown Imperial

Lilium lancifolium  Tiger Lily

Tricyrtis hirta - Toad Lily

Trillium erectum - Red Trillium

Trillium grandilforum - White Trillium

Trillium sessile  Toadshade Trillium

-G Pandanales

Carludovica ? - Jungle Drum

-H Commelinids

--1 Arecales

Chamaedorea elegans  Neanthe Palm

--2 Commelinales

Tradescantia ? Â Spiderwort

Tradescantia pallida  Purple Queen

Tradescantia zebrina  Inch Plant

--3 Poales

Arrhenatherum elatius  False Oat Grass

Arundo donax  Striped Giant Reed

Buchloe dactyloides - Buffalo Grass

Chasmanthium latifolium  Water Sea Oats

Cyperus esculentus  Yellow Nutsedge

Digitaria sanguinalis  Large Crabgrass

Festuca elatior - Tall Fescue

Imperata cylindrica  Japanese Blood Grass

Miscanthus sinensis  Japanese Silver Grass

Poa pratensis  Kentucky Bluegrass

Stipa tenuissima  Ponytail Grass

Tillandisa bulbosa  Air Plant

Tillandsia capitata  Air Plant

Tillandsia ionantha  Air Plant

Tillandsia recurvata  Ball Moss

Tillandsia velutina  Air Plant

Typha latifolia - Common Cattail

Zea mays - Corn

--4 Zingiberales

Canna x  Canna

Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamon

Musa Basjoo - Hardy Banana

Zingiber mioga  Myoga Ginger

VII Ceratophyllales

Ceratophyllum demersum  Rigid Hornwort

IX Eudicots

-A Buxaceae

Buxus microphylla var. koreana x sempervirens  Green Mountain Boxwood

Pachysandra terminalis - Pachysandra

-B Proteales

Platanus occidentalis  American Sycamore

-C Ranunculales

Aconitum anthora - Yellow Monkshood

Aconitum fischeri  Azure Monkshood

Aconitum x  Blue Lagoon Monkshood

Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine

Anemone canadensis  Canada Anemone

Anemone hupehensis - Japanese Windflower

Aquilegia caerulea  Colorado Blue Columbine

Berberis thunbergii  Japanese Barberry

Clematis x - Violet Charm Clematis

Epimedium grandiflorum  Barrenwort

Delphinium grandiflorum  Siberian Larkspur

Dicentra spectabilis  Bleeding Heart

Helleborus orientalis - Lenten Rose

Mahonia aquifolium  Oregon-grape

Nandina domestica  Heavenly Bamboo

Papaver alpinum  Alpine Poppy

Papaver orientale  Oriental Poppy

Papaver rhoeas  Corn Poppy

Podophyllum peltatum  American Mayapple

Ranunculus repens  Creeping Buttercup

-D Core Eudicots

--1 Caryophyllales

Dianthus gratianopolitanus  Cheddar Pink

Dianthis x hybrida - Eastern Star Dianthus

Fallopia convolvulus - Wild Buckwheat

Gypsophila repens - Creeping BabyÂs Breath

Mammillaria spinosissima subsp. pilcayensis  Bristle Brush Cactus

Opuntia humifusa  Eastern Prickly Pear

Perilla frutescens var. japonica  Beefsteak Plant

Phytolacca americana  Pokeweed

Pleiospilos nelii - Splitrock

Portulaca oleracea  Common Purslane

Sagina subulata  Pearlwort

Schlumbergera truncate  Thanksgiving Cactus

Silene dioica  Red Campion Catchfly

--2 Saxifragales

Astilbe ? - Astilbe

Echeveria elegans  Hen and Chicks

Heuchera ? - Coral Bells

Liquidambar styraciflua  American Sweetgum

Mukdenia rossii - Mukdenia

Paeonia lactiflora  Chinese Peony

Rodgersia aesculifolia - Rodgersia

Sedum reflexum - Reflexed Stonecrop

Sedum rupestre  JennyÂs Stonecrop

Sedum spectabile  Live Forever

Sedum spurium  DragonÂs Blood

--3 Rosids

---a Vitaceae

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata - Porcelain Berry Vine

Parthenocissus quinquefolia  Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus tricuspidata  Boston Ivy

Vitis riparia  River Bank Grape

-b Crossosomatales

Staphylea trifolia - American Bladdernut

---c Geraniales

Geranium maculatum - Wild Geranium

Pelargonium citrosum  Citrosa Geranium

Pelargonium x hortorum  Geranium

---d Myrtales

Eucalyptus cinerea - Argyle Apple

Gaura lindheimeri  Gaura

Lythrum salicaria - Purple Loosestrife

Oenothera biennis - Common Evening Primrose

Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii  FremontÂs Evening Primrose

Oenothera missouriensis  Ozark Sundrop

Oenothera speciosa  Mexican Evening Primrose

---e Europsids I

----i Celastrales

Euonymus alatus  Winged Burning Bush

Euonymus fortunei  FortuneÂs Spindle

Euonymus japonicus  Japanese Spindle

----ii Cucubitales

Begonia grandis - Hardy Begonia

Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum  Begonia

Cucurbita pepo  Yellow Squash

----iii Fabales

Cercis canadensis  Eastern Redbud

Coronilla varia  Crown Vetch

Gleditsia triacanthos  Honey Locust

Gymnocladus dioicus  Kentucky Coffee Tree

Lupinus polyphyllus  Garden Lupine

Medicago lupulina - Black Medic

Phaseolus vulgaris  Green Bean

Trifolium repens  White Clover

Wisteria fustescens - American Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis - Chinese Wisteria

----iv Fagales

Castanea dentata - American Chestnut

Juglans nigra  Black Walnut

Myrica pensylvanica  Northern Bayberry

Quercus alba - White Oak

Quercus muhlenbergii - Chinkapin Oak

----v Malpighiales

Euphorbia maculata  Spotted Spurge

Hypericum androsaemum  Sweet Amber

Hypericum calycinum - AaronÂs Beard

Ricinus communis  Castor Oil Plant

Salix matsudana - Corkscrew Willow

Salix purpurea  Purple Willow

Viola sororia - Common Blue Violet

Viola ? Â Pansy

----vi Oxalidales

Oxalis stricta  Common Yellow Oxalis

Oxalis triangularis  False Shamrock

----vii Rosales

Celtis occidentalis  Common Hackberry

Cotoneaster dammeri - Coral Beauty Cotoneaster

Dasiphora fruticosa  Shrubby Cinquefoil

Fragaria virginiana  Virginia Strawberry

Fragaria x ananassa x Potentilla palustris - Lipstick Strawberry

Malus ? Â Flowering Crabapple

Malus domestica  Apple

Morus alba  White Mulberry

Prunus virginiana  Chokecherry

Rhamnus cathartica  Common Buckthorn

Rosa x - Rose

Rosa ? Â Wild Rose

Rubus idaeus  Raspberry

Spiraea japonica  Japanese Spiraea

Spiraea x vanhouttei  Bridal-wreath

Ulmus pumila  Siberian Elm

Urtica dioica  Stinging Nettle

---e Europsids II

----i Brassicales

Iberis sempervirens  Evergreen Candytuft

Lobularia maritima  Sweet Alyssum

----ii Malvales

Abutilon theophrasti - Velvetleaf

Alcea rosea  Common Hollyhock

Hibiscus moscheutos - Swamp Rose-mallow

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  Chinese Hibiscus

Hibiscus syriacus - Rose of Sharon

----iii Sapindales

-----ï¡ Anacardiaceae

Cotinus coggygria  Smoke Tree

Rhus typhina  Staghorn Sumac

Toxicodendron radicans  Poison Ivy

-----ï¢ Rutaceae

Citrus aurantifolia  Key Lime

-----ï§ Sapindaceae

Acer negundo - Box Elder

Acer palmatum  Japanese Maple

Acer platanoides  Norway Maple

Acer rubrum  Red Maple

Acer saccharinum  Silver Maple

Aesculus glabra  Ohio Buckeye

-----ï¤ Simaroubaceae

Ailanthus altissima - Tree of Heaven

--4 Asterids

---a Cornales

Cornus florida  Flowering Dogwood

Cornus sericea  Red Osier Dogwood

Hydrangea macrophylla - Bigleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia  Oakleaf Hydrangea

---b Ericales

Ardisia humilis  Red Ardisia

Anagallis arvensis  Scarlet Pimpernel

Cyclamen x - Cyclamen

Franklinia alatamaha  Franklin Tree

Impatiens capensis - Spotted Jewelweed

Impatiens walleriana  Impatiens

Lysimachia nummularia  Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia punctata  Circle Flower

Phlox stolonifera  Creeping Phlox

Primula x polyantha  Polyantha Primrose

Rhododendron sect. Pentathera - Azalea

Rhododendron x - Rhododendron

---c Euasterids I

----i Boraginaceae

Lithodora diffusa - Lithodora

Mertensia virginica - Virginia Blue Bell

Myosotis sylvatica  Wood Forget-me-not

----ii Gentianales

Amsonia hubrichtii - Bluestar

Asclepias syriaca  Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa  Butterfly Weed

Catharanthus roseus - Madagascar Vinca

Galium odoratum - Woodruff

Gentiana paradoxa - Strange Gentian

Gentiana septemfida - Crested Gentian

Trachelospermum asiaticum  Asiatic Jasmine

Vinca major  Large Periwinkle

Vinca minor - Lesser Periwinkle

----iii Lamiales

Acantha mollis  BearÂs Breeches

Agastache foeniculum  Anise Hyssop

Ajuga reptans - Common Bugle

Buddleja davidii  Butterfly Bush

Forsythia à intermedia - Forsythia

Fraxinus pennsylvanica  Green Ash

Glechoma hederacea  Ground Ivy

Lamiastrium galeobdolon  Yellow Archangel

Lamium ? - Deadnettle

Lavandula angustifolia  Common Lavender

Lavandula x intermedia - Provence Lavender

Ligustrum ? Â Privet

Melissa officinalis  Lemon Balm

Mentha citrate  Orange Mint

Mentha spicata - Spearmint

Mentha suaveolens  Pineapple Mint

Mentha à piperita  Peppermint

Monarda didyma  Crimson Beebalm

Ocimum basilicum  Basil

Penstemon digitalis  Nutt. ex Sims talus slope Beardtongue

Perovskia atriplicifolia  Russian Sage

Physostegia virginiana  Obedience Plant

Plantago Major  Broadleaf Plantain

Pulmonaria x media  Lungwort

Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary

Salvia officinalis  Sage

Salvia splendens  Scarlet Sage

Salvia x superba  Sage

Solenostemon scutellarioides - Coleus

Stachys byzantina  LambÂs Ears

Syringa vulgaris  Common Lilac

Thymus pseudolanuginosus - Wooly Thyme

Veronica longifolia  Long-leaved Speedwell

Campsis radicans  Trumpet Vine

----iv Solanales

Capsicum annuum  Green Pepper

Capsicum annuum  Hot Banana Pepper

Capscium chinense - Habanero

Ipomoea pandurata Wild Potato Vine or Manroot

Petunia x hybrida - Petunia

Physalis alkekengi - Chinese Lantern

Physalis longifolia  Common Groundcherry

Solanum dulcamara  Climbing Nightshade

Solanum lycopersicum  Tomato

Solanum melongena - Eggplant

Solanum muricatum - Pepino

---d Euasterids II

----i Apiales

Aegopodium podagraria  BishopÂs Weed

Anethum graveolens  Dill

Daucus carota  Queen AnneÂs Lace

Hedera helix - Common Ivy

Panax quinquefolius  American Ginseng

Schefflera arboricola - Schefflera

----ii Aquifoliales

Ilex x meserveae  Meserve Holly

----iii Asterales

Ambrosia ? - Ragweed

Artemisia schmidtiana  Satiny Wormwood

Chrysanthemum à morifolium - Chrysanthemum

Cirsium arvense  Creeping Thistle

Conyza canadensis  Canadian Horseweed

Coreopsis grandiflora  Largeflowed Tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata  Lanced-leaved Tickseed

Dahlia x - Dahlia

Echinacea purpurea  Purple Coneflower

Gaillardia x grandiflora  Blanket Flower

Helichrysum ? - Everlasting

Leucanthemum coronarium - Garland Chrysanthemum

Leucanthemum x superbum  Shasta Daisy

Liatris spicata  Blazing Star

Platycodon grandiflorus  Chinese Bellflower

Eupatorium ? Â Joe-pye Weed

Rudbeckia hirta  Black-eyed Susan

Santolina rosmarinifolia  Santolina

Senecio cineraria  Dusty Miller

Tanacetum parthenium - Feverfew

Taraxacum officinale  Dandelion

Tagetes patula  French Marigold

Zinnia angustifolia  Zinnia

Campanula carpatica - Carpathian Harebell

Solidago x - Goldenrod

----iv Dipscales

Lonicera japonica  Japanese Honeysuckle

Scabiosa columbaria - Pincushion Flower

Weigela florida - Weigela

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alison(6b/OH)

Wow, that's a lot of plants!
I don't have a list of what I'm growing in my little gardens -- sometimes it takes me a couple of weeks in the spring to realize that that weird looking weed in the corner is something I've had for years. I just assume that more plants than not will grow in this area!

One of the more unusual plants I grow is agapanthus. Not a particularly hardy variety, this was simply a florists' plant my mother gave me four years ago. But it's come up reliably every year for the past three seasons in Central Ohio. It's planted against a south-facing brick wall with excellent drainage, and apparently doesn't realize it's not in zone 8+ anymore!

One of my mother's more spectacular plants is a 15 year old calamondin orange that arrived as a little "get-well" houseplant. It spends the winter on the unheated glassed in back porch in Cincinnati, and now stands over 6' tall in the pot, and is nearly 4' around. It always has flowers and fruit on it, and we've picked 200 ripe fruits at one time.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 12:47PM
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livingfossil(6a Dayton OH)

Wow, those aren't normally zone hardy. You are lucky. The Calla Lilies of my friends in Dayton came back. I may try that experiment myself. I have some Canna on a south wall and I want to see if it comes back. :) I have two cedars. I have one I planted last year that pulled through no problem and one I planted this summer. I have lost three in the past years. It is a fun experiment. :)

    Bookmark   August 7, 2008 at 1:53AM
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ohiopctech(6)

mark me down for another WOW on that list!

i just recently started gardening here out in the yard. so far i've grown... tomatoes, bush beans, lima beans, eggplants, turnips, radishes, bananna peppers, random salsa peppers, brussel sprouts, sugar snap peas, carrots, lettuce, spinach, celery, beets...

this spring i'll put all that in and i'm going to throw down 2 varieties of corn and blackeyed peas. the lettuce, spinach, turnips and celery (and one pepper plant should be alive and kicking all winter in the cold boxes i built.

for about 9 years indoors i've had a spider plant growing in the kitchen window along with a vine i have no clue what it is that is about 20 feet long now! wish i'd gotten into the gardening a long time ago, woulda kept me out of trouble in my younger days.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2008 at 8:12PM
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plantlover49(6B)

Hello
I am new to the Ohio Valley Form, I would just say WOW also
I grow what most people in zone 6B don't grow, Brugmansia's along with perrenials. once you smell the fragrance of the Brugmansia's you are hooked
Elizabeth

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 9:47PM
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