Plant List

of

Spring Hill Cemetery

 

SUNNY, MOIST CONDITIONS
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMENTS
DECIDUOUS TREES    

 

Persimmon Diospyros virginiana Woodpeckers, mockingbird, robin, cedar waxwing, bluebird
Beech Fagus grandifolia Wood duck, quail, woodpeckers, blue jay, tufted titmouse, chickadees, nuthatches
White Ash Fraxinus americana Finches, grosbeaks, wood duck, red-winged blackbird
Washington Hawthorne Crataegus phaenopyrum Impenetrable thicket; good for nesting purposes
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia  
 

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra Woodpeckers, chickadees, blue jay, warblers, junco, Carolina wren
Black Cherry Prunus serotina Thrushes, orioles, tanagers, crows, grosbeaks, woodpeckers
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica Wood duck, thrushes, woodpeckers, Eastern kingbird, cedar waxwing
River Birch Betula nigra Ducks, nuthatches, chickadees, finches, fox sparrow
EVERGREEN TREES    

 

 

White Pine

Pinus strobus Doves, woodpeckers, nuthatches, brown creeper, finches
American Holly Ilex opaca Thrushes, woodpeckers, catbird, mockingbird, mourning dove
Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Chickadees, crossbills
Eastern Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana Quail, woodpeckers, robin, bluebird, warblers, grosbeaks, cedar waxwing
UNDER STORY TREES    

 

 

Black Haw

Viburnum prunifolium Grouse, cedar waxwing, brown thrasher
SHRUBS    

 

 

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis Hummingbirds, ducks, rails
Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Grouse
Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa Woodpeckers, vireos, cardinal, finches, pine warbler
Spicebush Lindera benzoin Thrushes, catbird, Eastern kingbird
Pink Azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides Hummingbirds
Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis  
 

Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis Woodpeckers, blue jay, thrushes, grosbeaks
HERBACEOUS PLANTS    

 

 

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea Goldfinch
Bee Balm Monarda didyma Hummingbirds
Goldenrod Solidago rugosa Goldfinch, junco, sparrows
SUNNY, DRY CONDITIONS
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMENTS
DECIDUOUS TREES    

 

 

White Ash

Fraxinus americana Finches, grosbeaks, wood duck, red-winged blackbird
Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Finches, grosbeaks, wood duck, red-winged blackbird
Beech Fagus grandifolia Wood duck, quail, woodpeckers, blue jay, tufted titmouse, chickadees, nuthatches
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia  
 

Chestnut Oak

Quercus prinus Quail, turkey, grouse, ducks, woodpeckers, blue jay, brown thrasher, towhee, nuthatch
Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata Turkey, grosbeaks, woodpeckers, blue jay, nuthatches
Bitternut Hickory Carya cordiformis Woodpeckers, blue jay, nuthatches, warblers, cardinal
Pignut Hickory Carya glabra  
 

Black Cherry

Prunus serotina Thrushes, orioles, tanagers, crows, grosbeaks, woodpeckers
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica Wood duck, thrushes, woodpeckers, Eastern kingbird, cedar waxwing
EVERGREEN TREES    

 

 

White Pine

Pinus strobus Doves, woodpeckers, nuthatches, brown creeper, finches
American Holly Ilex opaca Thrushes, woodpeckers, catbird, mockingbird, mourning dove
Eastern Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana Quail, woodpeckers, robin, bluebird, warblers, grosbeaks, cedar waxwing
UNDER STORY TREES    

 

 

Black Haw

Viburnum prunifolium Grouse, cedar waxwing, brown thrasher
Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea

(A. canadensis)

Thrushes, brown thrasher, catbird, woodpeckers, orioles, tanagers, robin, junco, cardinal
SHRUBS    

 

 

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis Hummingbirds, ducks, rails
Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Grouse
Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa Woodpeckers, vireos, cardinal, finches, pine warbler
Spicebush Lindera benzoin Thrushes, catbird, Eastern kingbird
Pink Azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides Hummingbirds
Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis  
 

Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis Woodpeckers, blue jay, thrushes, grosbeaks
New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus (Nitrogen-fixing plant)
Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium vacillans

(V. recognitum)

Grouse, woodpeckers, Eastern kingbird, blue jay, robin, orioles, tanagers
HERBACEOUS PLANTS    

 

 

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea Goldfinch
Bee Balm Monarda didyma Hummingbirds
Goldenrod Solidago rugosa Goldfinch, junco, sparrows
Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch butterfly host plant
PARTIAL SUN, MOIST CONDITIONS
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMENTS
DECIDUOUS TREES    

 

 

Shagbark Hickory

Carya ovata Turkey, grosbeaks, woodpeckers, blue jay, nuthatches
Bitternut Hickory Carya cordiformis Woodpeckers, blue jay, nuthatches, warblers, cardinal
Sassafras Sassafras albidum Quail, catbird, flycatchers, mockingbird, pileated woodpecker
Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Chickadees, woodpeckers, cardinal, finches, hummingbirds
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica Wood duck, thrushes, woodpeckers, Eastern kingbird, cedar waxwing
River Birch Betula nigra Ducks, nuthatches, chickadees, finches, fox sparrow
EVERGREEN TREES    

 

 

White Pine

Pinus strobus Doves, woodpeckers, nuthatches, brown creeper, finches
American Holly Ilex opaca Thrushes, woodpeckers, catbird, mockingbird, mourning dove
Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Chickadees, crossbills
UNDER STORY TREES    

 

 

Black Haw

Viburnum prunifolium Grouse, cedar waxwing, brown thrasher
American Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus  
 

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida Quail, woodpeckers, cedar waxwing, vireos, cardinal
Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea

A. canadensis

Thrushes, brown thrasher, catbird, woodpeckers, orioles, tanagers, robin, junco, cardinal
Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana Wood duck, quail
SHRUBS    

 

 

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis Hummingbirds, ducks, rails
Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Grouse
Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa Woodpeckers, vireos, cardinal, finches, pine warbler
Spicebush Lindera benzoin Thrushes, catbird, Eastern kingbird
Pink Azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides Hummingbirds
Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis  
 

Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis Woodpeckers, blue jay, thrushes, grosbeaks
HERBACEOUS PLANTS    

 

 

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis Hummingbirds
Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica  
 

Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa Goldfinch, junco, sparrows

 

 

PARTIAL SUN, DRY CONDITIONS

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMENTS
DECIDUOUS TREES    

 

 

Red Oak

Quercus rubra Quail, turkey, grouse, ducks, woodpeckers, blue jay, brown thrasher, towhee, nuthatches
White Oak Quercus alba Quail, turkey, grouse, ducks, woodpeckers, blue jay, brown thrasher, towhee, nuthatches
Black Oak Quercus velutina Quail, turkey, grouse, ducks, woodpeckers, blue jay, brown thrasher, towhee, nuthatches
Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata Turkey, grosbeaks, woodpeckers, blue jay, nuthatches
Bitternut Hickory Carya cordiformis Woodpeckers, blue jay, nuthatches, warblers, cardinal
Pignut Hickory Carya glabra  
 

Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica Wood duck, thrushes, woodpeckers, Eastern kingbird, cedar waxwing
EVERGREEN TREES    

 

 

White Pine

Pinus strobus Doves, woodpeckers, nuthatches, brown creeper, finches
American Holly Ilex opaca Thrushes, woodpeckers, catbird, mockingbird, mourning dove
UNDER STORY TREES    

 

 

American Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus  
 

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida Quail, woodpeckers, cedar waxwing, vireos, cardinal
Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea

(A. canadensis)

Thrushes, brown thrasher, catbird, woodpeckers, orioles, tanagers, robin, junco, cardinal
SHRUBS    

 

 

Witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana Grouse
Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa Woodpeckers, vireos, cardinal, finches, pine warbler
Spicebush Lindera benzoin Thrushes, catbird, Eastern kingbird
Pink Azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides Hummingbirds
Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis  
 

Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis Woodpeckers, blue jay, thrushes, grosbeaks
HERBACEOUS PLANTS    

 

 

Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa Goldfinch, junco, sparrows
Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch butterfly host plant
Showy Aster Aster spectabilis  
 

Blue Phlox

Phlox divaricata Hummingbirds

 

 

Besides food sources (both direct and indirect), plants and trees are included for nesting, shelter and protection sites.

 

 

 

Handlan Chapter, contact:  Cindy Ellis 586-4135  ellis_6511@msn.com

 
    

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