Plants & Fertilizers

Consider using native plants in yards, they require less pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.  They provide food and habitat for native wildlife, decrease the amount of water needed, are low maintenance, and help control erosion.  

Native Wildflowers

Native Ohio Plants

Native plants are trees, grasses, shrubs and flowers that have evolved over thousands of years in a particular region. They have become well-adapted to the physical features and climate of the area.
  • American Witchhazel
  • Bane Berry
  • Black Chokeberry
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Blue Lobelia
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Button Bush
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Common Ninebark
  • Day Lily
  • Fairy Candles
  • False Indigo Bush
  • Foamflower
  • Garden Phlox
  • Gray, Silky and Red Osier
  • Hydrangea
  • Lady Fern
  • Lowbush Berry
  • Nannyberry
  • Obedient Plant
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Pussy Willow
  • Red Chokeberry
  • Rosemallow
  • Siberian Iris
  • Spice Bush
  • St. John's Wort
  • Turtle Head
  • Wild Geranium

Invasive Plant Species

Invasive plants cause extensive damage and harm  natural resources. They have aggressive behavior that displaces the homes of native plants, insects and animals, reduced waterway capacity and reduced areas of biodiversity to monoculture areas.
  • Autumn Olive
  • Buckthorns
  • Bush Honeysuckles
  • Common Reed Grass
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Multiflora Rose
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Reed Canary Grass