Native Species

The native species of Pennsylvania were changed with the introduction of plants brought here by settlers who knew them from other lands, and later by those hoping to improve upon nature.  Between the stress of alien plants and simple land changes brought about by industry and settlers, some varieties have been "extirpated" or lost from Pennsylvania. 

Each Pennsylvania native plant listed here will be either an endangered or extirpated native species which will be part of a project intended to hopefully bring back a colony of that species.  Should you have a favorite that you would like to work with then please contact us.  

We'll work to obtain seeds for members to grow for transplantation or for direct seeding in specified areas.  Hopefully we will be part of a meadow lands nature trail project in the future and members will have an opportunity to reintroduce native species to that area.  Some of those with which we are currently working are listed below.

  • Asclepias tuberosa
  • Butterfly Flower 
  • Chamaecrista fasciculata
  • Partridge Pea
  • Geum triflorum
  • Prairie Smoke 
  • Lobelia cardinalis
  • Cardinal Flower 
  • Parthenium integrifolium
  • Wild Quinine 
  • Ratibida columnifera
  • Long Headed Coneflower 
  • Ruelia humilis
  • Wild Petunia 
  • Silene regia
  • Royal Catchfly 
  • Silene stellata
  • Starry Campion 
  • Tradescantia ohiensis
  • Ohio Spiderwort

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