Native Plants – Upstate NY
Anything and everything related to plants native to upstate NY, especially the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, and the Alleghenies–and also their arch-nemesis, invasive plants– is collected here.
Upstate NY - Native Plants
- Amandas Garden, Native Perennial Nursery, Woodland Wildflowers
Amanda's Garden Native Perennial Nursery has been providing high-quality nursery propagated native perennials to museums, botanical gardens, community, city and state parks, landscapers, professional gardeners and private homeowners for over 19 years.
- Catskill Native Nursery - Plants
This is a commercial native plant nursery, located in upstate NY, that also supplies information on native plants and maintains display gardens.
- Central New York Naturalist
"This web site is a survey of the natural area within a 25 mile radius around Cortland, New York, USA. Every species you see on this site has been found within the 25 mile limit shown here. It is bounded by Syracuse to the north, Ithaca to the west and Binghamton to the south. My intention in creating this site was to reveal the abundance and diversity of life, the hidden beauty that exists in such a relatively small geographic area."
- Environmental Resources from SUNY-ESF
Disease-Resistant American Elms, Making Maple Syrup, Soil pH, Tent Caterpillars, Use Native Plants and Explore Your Watershed are some of the informative topics available from this site.
- Fiddlehead Creek
We have 100% NY native plants. We carry herbaceous perennials, grasses, ferns, groundcovers, and shrubs. We specialize in plants native to New York State and the Adirondack Park that can be used for stream and lakeshore buffers as well as rain gardens. And of course our plants can also be used for regular landscaping purposes as well!
- Fiddlehead Creek
- Fletcher Wildlife Garden: The wildlife
Even though this garden is located in Ontario, their climate and native flora and fauna are very similar to that of upstate NY--especially the colder regions--so most of the information presented here will be applicable to upstate NY as well.
- Habitat Gardening in Central New York - Wild Ones Chapter
"In Habitat Gardening in Central New York, a Wild Ones chapter, we learn from our Central New York experts and from each other on such topics as: how to provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and other creatures; good (and poor) plant selections for Central New York; design principles for an attractive yard and habitat; water features; citizen science; being a habitat gardener - and a good neighbor, too! and MORE!
We also share plants and seeds, visit local Central New York backyard habitats and MORE!"
- Home Landscapes for Environmental Sensitivity: SUNY-ESF E-Center
" landscapes are often environmentally insensitive in a variety of different ways. They generally require more maintenance, chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and supplemental irrigation to achieve the desired aesthetic effect. These practices can contribute to a number of current environmental problems, from air and water pollution to consumption of fossil fuels. . . . By utilizing local plant species and arranging them in ways which imitate local ecological communities, natural landscapes usually require less maintenance and are substantially more environmentally sensitive." This webpage gives an introduction to creating a more environmentally sensitive landscape.
- Native Plants
Excellent introduction to the topic.
- New York Flora Association Blog
Author: NYFlora •
Location: Upstate New York •
- New York Natural Heritage Program
"The NY Natural Heritage Program enables and enhances conservation of the state's biodiversity by delivering high-quality information from field inventories, expert interpretation, and the most comprehensive database on New York's distinctive biodiversity. The following conservation guides are designed to help land managers, decision-makers, planners, scientists, consultants, and the interested public better understand the rare species and natural communities that characterize New York." They have plant, animal, and community guides.
- NYFA New York Plant Lists - Google Maps
- Pollinator Partnership
Invite pollinators to your neighborhood by planting a pollinator friendly habitat in your garden, farm, school, park or just about anywhere! Our ecoregional planting guides are tailored to specific areas of the U.S.
You can find out which ecoregion you live in by entering your zip code
These guides were funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the C.S. Fund, the Plant Conservation Alliance, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management with oversight by the Pollinator Partnership, in support of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.
- Stewardship Garden - My Backyard Wildlife Habitat
If you want to understand how to create a habitat for natural life in your backyard, go through this site carefully and you will be well on your way.
- Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Native Wildflowers and Grasses
"At Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, we carry a wide selection of native grasses and flowers. All our plants are started at our greenhouse in Ledgeview, Wisconsin using Upper Midwest seed sources. Our business is committed to the preservation of native species and their use in a homeownerâ€™s landscape design. These native grasses and flowers can be easily used in any perennial garden. Once established they require little or no watering, and no fertilizer or pesticides."
- White Oak Nursery, Native Trees & Shrubs
White Oak Nursery has been propagating and growing over 80 species of native shade trees and native flowering shrubs since 1995. W.O.N. grows the majority of woody species that are native to the northeastern United States plus the best ornamental trees from around the world. This choice of species allows you to design complete landscapes entirely with native plants but also to establish complete plant communities that benefit native wildlife.
Visits to the nursery are by appointment, generally on weekends or evenings. Please try to give at least 2 days' notice when you would like to visit the nursery.
- Wildflowers Advanced Search
Search for a wild flower based on search criteria. From University of Illinois Extension Service, so it only returns plants native to Illinois, but many overlap with NY.