Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay Native Plant List
Compiled by Bob Bittenbender, Maine Audubon

Key: A= available in nurseries; R= recommended; NRA= not readily available

Common Name Scientific Name  
Speckled Alder Alnus rugosa A R
Smooth Alder  Alnus serrulata  
Servtceberry    Amelanchier arborea A R
Shadblow Serviceberry    Amelanchier canadensis A R
Running Serviceberry      Amelanchier stolonifera  
Bog Rosemary                   Andromeda palifalia A R
Common Bearberry          Arctostaphylos uva-ursi A R
Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa A R
Common Buttonbush      Cephalanthus ocddentalis A R
Summer Sweet                  Clethra alnifolia A R
Sweetfern Comptonia peregrina A R
Alternate-leaf Dogwood  Cornus alternifolia A R
Silky dogwood Cornus amomum A R
Bunchberry Cornus Canadensis A R
Gray dogwood                  Cornus racemosa A R
Redosier Dogwood         Comus stolonifera or sericea A R
American Filbert (Hazel)  Corylus americana A R
Leatherwood Dirca palustris  
Checkerberry (Wintergreen) Gaultheria procumbens A R
Black Huckleberry Gaylassacia baccata R
Dwarf Huckleberry           Gaylassada dumosa R
Dangleberry (blue huckleberry) Gaylussacia frondosa R
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virgineana A R
Smooth Winterberry         Ilex laevigata R
Common Winterberry Ilex verticillata A R
Common Juniper               Juniperus communis A R
Creeping Juniper               Juniperus horizontalis A R
Red Cedar Juniperus Virginiana L  
Mountain laurel                 Kalmia latifolia A R
Common spicebush       Lindera benzoin A R
Partridgeberry Mitchella repens NRA R
Northern Bayberry       Myrica pensylvanica A R
Virginia creeper       Parthenocissus quinquefolia  
Evening Primrose Oenothera Biennis  
Bush Cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa A R
Beach Plum Prunus maritima A R
Pin or Wild Red Cherry Prunus pensylvanica  
Common Chokecherry Prunus virginiana  
Rhodora Rhododendron canadense A R
Rosebay Rhododendron Rhododendron maximum A R
Swamp Azalea            Rhododendron viscosum A R
Flameleaf Sumac Rhus copaliina  
Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra  
Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhina  
Meadow Rose Rosa blanda R
Pasture Rose Rosa carolina R
Virginia Rose Rosa virginiana R
Allegany Blackberry Rubus alleghenienus  
Pussy Willow Salix discolor A R
American Elder Sambucus canadensis A R
Scarlet Elder Sambucus pubens (rubrum)  
Russet Buffaloberry Shepherdia canadensis  
Common Greenbrier Smilax rotundifolia  
Broadleaf Meadowsweet Spirea latifolia A R
Hardhack (steeplebush) Spirea  tomentosa A R
American bladdernut Staphylea trifolia  
Common Snowberry Symphoricarpus Albus  
Canada Yew Taxus canadensis A R
Eastern Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis A
Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium augustifolium A R
Highbush blueberry Vaccinium corybosum A R
American Cranberry Vine Vaccinium macrocarpon A R
Cowberry (lingonberry) Vaccinium vitis-ideaa A R
Mountain Cranberry Vaccinium vitis-idea minus A R
Mapleleaf Viburnum Viburnum acerifolia R
Hobblebush Viburnum alnifolium R
Arrowwood Viburnum Viburnum dentatum A R
Nannyberry Viburnum lentago A R
American Cranberry Bush Viburnum trilobum A R

Link to University of Maine Coopertive Extension Service – Conserving Maine’s Native Landscape