Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Peconic-Friendly Plant Database

Use the search filters to search for plants. You should register if you plan to save or print your list.

View our tutorial video if you are unsure how to start.

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Add plants to your list by clicking on the wheelbarrow icon

Visit the Create a Peconic Friendly Yard page to learn about the benefits of planting natives in your yard.

Visit the Homeowner Rewards Program page to learn about the rebate program for native plantings.

Create a Plant List

Search Filters

Use the search filters below to identify plants. The list at right will change as you make selections. View the tutorial video if you are unsure how to search.

To search for a specific plant, enter common name or scientific name below.
Regional help text.
Select yes if you wish to narrow your list to native plants only.
Select if you would like plants that attract birds or pollinators like bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.
Select based on whether you have a problem with deer in your yard.
Make selection based the amount of sunlight or shade in the area you'd like to plant.
Select based on whether your soil is medium drained or periodically wet or moist, well drained or mostly dry or if your soil is wet most of the time.
Make selections based on whether your planting areas are dry most of the time (including extended periods during which there is little or no rain) or if your planting areas have access to irrigation.
If your property is located near the coast and subject to salt spray or salt water, consider plants with high to medium salt tolerance.

All Plants

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Abelia x grandiflora

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Glossy Abelia

Glossy Abelia is a semi-deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub with graceful, arching branches. Fragrant, bell-shaped, white or pink flowers bloom...

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Acer negundo

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Boxelder, Ashleaf Maple

Boxelder is a medium-sized, fast-growing deciduous tree. Its compound leaves are different from most other maples. Non-showy, yellow-green flowers...

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Acer nigrum

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Black Maple

Black Maple is a medium-tall deciduous tree with a rounded crown. Impressive fall foliage offers brilliant yellow and orange colors. The leaf and...

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Acer pensylvanicum

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Striped Maple, Whistlewood, Moosewood

Striped Maple is a shrubby deciduous tree. Small, greenish-yellow flowers bloom April-May. The leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. The...

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Acer platanoides Invasive: Do Not Plant

Norway Maple

Native Alternatives: Red Maple (Acer rubrum), Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica), Sweetgum...

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Acer rubrum

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Red Maple, Swamp Maple, Scarlet Maple

Red Maple is a medium-sized, cold-tolerant deciduous tree. It has attractive, bright red fall foliage. Clusters of red flowers, which bloom...

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Acer saccharinum

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Silver Maple

Silver Maple is a fast-growing, large deciduous tree. It gets its name from the silvery color on the undersides of its leaves. The leaves are also...

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Acer saccharum

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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple is a slow-growing, medium-sized deciduous tree that can tolerate shade. Non-descript, greenish flowers bloom in April, followed by maple...

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Acer spicatum

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Mountain Maple

Mountain Maple is a small, multi-trunked, understory tree that thrives at high elevations. Small, yellowish-green flowers bloom in clusters on...

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Achillea spp.

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Yarrow

Yarrow is a flowering perennial with fragrant, fine-textured leaves. Tiny flowers are clustered together in flat displays, layered on top of stems. ...

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