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Plant Listings: a

Plants listed alphabetically by scientific names starting with the letter a.
Thumbnail Common name,
link to Portrait
Scientific name Native / Alien (1)
image Red Maple Acer rubrum Native
image American Yarrow, American Thousandleaf, Yarrow, Milfoil Achillea borealis Native
image Trailing Wolfsbane, White Monkshood, White Aconite Aconitum reclinatum Native
image Southern Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood, Appalachian Blue Monkshood Aconitum uncinatum Native
image White Baneberry, Doll Eyes Actaea pachypoda Native
image Black Cohosh Actaea racemosa (=Cimicifuga racemosa) Native
image Northern Maidenhair Adiantum pedatum Native
image Yellow Buckeye Aesculus flava Native
image Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia Native
image painted buckeye Aesculus sylvatica Native
image Scaleleaf False Foxglove Agalinis aphylla Native SR: Significantly Rare
image White Snakeroot Ageratina altissima (=Eupatorium rugosum) Native
image Mimosa, Silk Tree Albizia julibrissin Alien INVASIVE
image Colicroot, Stargrass Aletris farinosa Native
image Allegheny Onion Allium allegheniense Native
image Ramps Allium tricoccum Native
image Tag Alder, Hazel Alder, Common Alder, Smooth Alder Alnus serrulata Native
image Allegheny Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush Amelanchier laevis Native
image Coastal Plain Serviceberry Amelanchier obovalis Native
image Fly Poison Amianthium muscaetoxicum Native
image Dwarf Indigo Bush, Clusterspike False Indigo Amorpha herbacea Native
image Bluestar, Blue Dogbane, Willow Amsonia Amsonia tabernaemontana Native
image Sharp-lobed Liverleaf Anemone acutiloba (=Hepatica acutiloba) Native
image Round-lobed Liverleaf Anemone americana (=Hepatica americana) Native
image Wood Anemone Anemone quinquefolia Native
image Thimbleweed; Tall anemone Anemone virginiana Native
image pussy toes Antennaria plantaginifolia Native
image Mayweed, Stinking Chamomile Anthemis cotula Alien
image Puttyroot, Adam & Eve Aplectrum hyemale Native
image Wild columbine Aquilegia canadensis Native
image smooth rockcress Arabis laevigata Native
image Devil's Walkingstick, Hercules' Club, Prickly Ash Aralia spinosa Native
image Bog Rose Arethusa bulbosa Native E: Endangered
image Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium Native
image Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Native
image Red Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia Native
image Wild Ginger Asarum canadense Native
image Clasping Milkweed Asclepias amplexicaulis Native
image poke milkweed Asclepias exaltata Native
image fourleaf milkweed Asclepias quadrifolia Native
image Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca Native
image Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Native
image redring milkweed Asclepias variegata Native
image dwarf pawpaw Asimina parviflora Native
image pawpaw Asimina triloba Native
image Walking Fern Asplenium rhizophyllum Native
image false goat's beard Astilbe biternata Native
image False Foxglove Aureolaria laevigata Native
image St. Andrew's Cross Hypericum hypericoides = (Ascyrum hypericoides) Native

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