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Native Plants for Alberta

**Please keep in mind that a plant can occur in more than one category due to their varied nature.

 Native Plants That Grow In Sun

Abies balsamea - Balsam Fir
Acorus calamus - Sweet Flag
Agastache foeniculum - Lavender Hyssop
Agropyron smithii - Western Wheatgrass
Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion
Alnus incana ssp. Rugose - Speckled Alder
Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry
Anaphalis margaritacea - Pearly everlasting
Anemone Canadensis - Canada Anemone
Anemone multifidi - Cut-leaved Anemone
Anemone patens - Prairie Crocus
Aquilegia Formosa - Red Columbine
Astragalus Canadensis - Canada Milk Vetch
Betula papyrifera - White Birch
Bouteloua gracilis - Blue Grama Grass
Carex hystericina - Porcupine Sedge
Castilleja miniata - Common Red Paintbrush
Ceanothus velutinus - Snow Brush
Cornus sericea - Red Osier Dogwood
Crataegus douglasii - Black Hawthorn
Deschampsia caespitosa - Tufted Hairgrass
Dryas drummondii - Yellow Mountain Avens
Dryopteris cristata - Crested Wood Fern
Elaeagnus commutate - Wolf Willow
Erigeron annuus - Eastern Daisy Fleabane
Festuca altaica - Rough Fescue
Gaillardia aristata - Wild Gaillardia
Geum rivale - Qater Avens
Helianthus annuus - Common Sunflower
Houstonia longifolia - Long-leaf Bluets
Juniperus communis - Common Juniper
Liatris ligulistylis - Meadow Blazingstar
Monarda fistulosa - Bergamot
Oenothera biennis - Evening Primrose
Penstemon procerus - Small-flowered Beardtongue
Physocarpus capitatus - Pacific Ninebark
Picea glauca - White Spruce
Pinus contorta var. latifolia - Lodgepole Pine
Potentilla fruticose - Shrubby Cinquefoil
Prunus virginiana - Choke Cherry
Ribes divaricatum - Wild Gooseberry
Sambucus racemose - Red Elderberry
Symphoricarpos occidentalis - Wolfberry
Viola adunca - Early Blue Violet

 Native Plants That Grow In Full Shade

Acer glabrum - Rocky Mountain Maple
Adiantum pedatum - Northern Maidenhair Fern
Anemone quinquefolia - Wood Anemone
Aquilegia flavescens - Yellow Columbine
Athyrium filix-femina - Lady Fern
Calla palustris - Wild Calla
Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold
Cornus Canadensis - Bunchberry
Cornus sericea - Red Osier Dogwood
Disporum hookeri - Drops-of-Gold
Dryopteris carthusiana - Toothed Wood Fern
Dryopteris cristata - Crested Wood Fern
Hedysarum alpinum - Sweetvetch
Lysimachia ciliate - Fringed Loosestrife
Maianthemum racemosum (Smilacina racemosa) - False Solomon's Seal
Picea engelmannii - Engelmann Spruce
Ribes aureum - Flowering Currant
Sambucus racemose - Red Elderberry
Viburnum trilobum - American Highbush Cranberry
Viola Canadensis - Canadian White Violet
Viola glabella - Yellow Wood Violet

 Native Plants That Grow in Dry Soils

Agastache foeniculum - Lavender Hyssop
Agropyron smithii - Western Wheatgrass
Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry
Anaphalis margaritacea - Pearly Everlasting
Anemone multifidi - Cut-leaved Anemone
Anemone patens - Prairie Crocus
Aquilegia Formosa - Wild Columbine
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
Astragalus Canadensis - Canada Milk Vetch
Bouteloua gracilis - Blue Grama Grass
Campanula rotundifolia - Harebell
Ceanothus velutinus - Wild Lilac
Clematis ligusticifolia - White Clematis
Corydalis sempervirens - Pale Corydalis
Dryas octopetala - White Mountain Avens
Erigeron annuus - Eastern Daisy Fleabane
Gaillardia aristata - Wild Gaillardia
Geum triflorum - Prairie Smoke
Helianthus annuus - Common Sunflower
Houstonia longifolia - Long-leaf Bluets
Juniperus communis - Common Juniper
Koeleria cristata - Junegrass
Linum perenne lewisii - Blue Flax
Monarda fistulosa - Bergamot
Oenothera biennis - Evening Primrose
Penstemon procerus - Small-flowered Beardtongue
Polypodium virginianum - Polypody Fern
Rhus aromatic - Fragrant Sumac
Salix scouleriana - Scouler's Willow
Stipa comate - Needle-and-Thread Grass
Symphyotrichum leave - Smooth Aster
Trientalis borealis - Northern Star-Flower

 Native Plants That Grow In Moist Soils

Abies balsamea - Balsam Fir
Acer glabrum - Douglas Maple
Adiantum pedatum - Northern Maidenhair Fern
Agastache foeniculum - Lavender Hyssop
Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion
Alnus incana ssp. Rugose - Speckled alder
Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry
Andropogon scoparius - Little Blue Stem
Anemone Canadensis - Meadow Anemone
Apocynum androsaemifolium - Spreading Dogbane
Aquilegia Formosa - Red Columbine
Astragalus Canadensis - Canada Milk Vetch
Athyrium filix-femina - Lady Fern
Betula papyrifera - White birch
Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold
Campanula rotundifolia - Harebell
Cornus Canadensis - Bunchberry
Cornus sericea - Red Osier Dogwood
Cypripedium parviflorum - Greater Yellow Lady's Slipper
Deschampsia caespitosa - Tufted Hairgrass
Dryas drummondii - Yellow Mountain Avens
Dryopteris carthusiana - Toothed Wood Fern
Festuca altaica - Rough Fescue
Helianthus annuus - Common Sunflower
Iliamna rivularis - Mountain Hollyhock
Impatiens capensis - Spotted Jewelweed
Liatris ligulistylis - Meadow Blazingstar
Lysimachia ciliate - Fringed Loosestrife
Maianthemum canadense - Wild Lily of the Valley
Menziesia ferruginea - False Azalea
Mimulus guttatus - Yellow Monkey-Flower
Tiarella trifoliate - Foamflower
Symphyotrichum ericoides - Heath Aster
Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry
Solidago Canadensis - Canada Goldenrod
Shepherdia Canadensis - Buffaloberry
Sambucus racemose - Red Elderberry

 Native Plants That Grow In Rocky Areas

Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion
Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry
Aquilegia Formosa - Red Columbine
Campanula rotundifolia - Harebell
Corydalis sempervirens - Pale Corydalis
Dryas drummondii - Yellow Mountain Avens
Dryopteris filix-mas - Male Fern
Juniperus communis - Common Juniper
Lupinus sericeus - Silky Lupine
Penstemon gracilis - Slender Penstemon
Pinus albicaulis - White Bark Pine
Pinus banksiana - Gray Pine
Polemonium pulcherrimum - Showy Jacob's Ladder
Polypodium virginianum - Polypody Fern
Potentilla tridentate - Three-toothed Cinquefoil
Rhus aromatic - Fragrant Sumac
Shepherdia argentea - Silver Buffalo Berry
Vaccinium uliginosum - Bog Blueberry
Vaccinium vitis-idaea - Lingonberry
Xerophyllum tenax - Bear Grass

 Native Plants That Grow In Sandy Areas

Bouteloua gracilis - Blue Grama Grass
Elymus Canadensis - Canada Wild Rye
Juniperus horizontalis - Spreading Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum - Blue Juniper
Koeleria cristata - Junegrass
Pinus banksiana - Gray Pine
Potentilla tridentate - Three-toothed Cinquefoil
Rhus aromatic - Fragrant Sumac
Sisyrinchium montanum - Mountain Blue-eyed Grass
Yucca glauca - Spanish Bayonet Yucca

 Native Plants That Are Drought Tolerant

Agastache foeniculum - Lavender Hyssop
Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion
Andropogon scoparius - Broom Beardgrass
Bouteloua gracilis - Blue Grama Grass
Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania Sedge
Elymus Canadensis - Canada Wild Rye
Erigeron speciosus - Aspen Fleabane
Gaillardia aristata - Wild Gaillardia
Gaura coccinea - Scarlet Gaura
Houstonia longifolia - Long-leaf Bluets
Monarda fistulosa - Bergamot
Petalostemum purpureum - Purple Prairie Clover
Picea glauca - White Spruce
Ratibida columnifera - Upright Prairie Coneflower
Sedum lanceolatum - Lance-leaved Stonecrop
Shepherdia argentea - Silver Buffalo Berry
Solidago Canadensis - Canada Goldenrod
Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod
Stipa comate - Needle-and-Thread Grass

 Native Plants That Are Salt Tolerant

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
Juniperus communis - Common Juniper
Lonicera involucrate - Alpine Honeysuckle
Pinus banksiana - Gray Pine
Populus deltoides occidentalis - Plains Cottonwood
Prunus virginiana - Choke Cherry
Shepherdia argentea - Silver Buffalo Berry

 Native Plants That Are Deer Resistant

Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion
Aquilegia flavescens - Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia Formosa - Red Columbine
Campanula rotundifolia - Harebell
Cornus sericea - Red Osier Dogwood
Elaeagnus commutate - Silverberry
Equisetum hyemale - Scouring Rush
Iris missouriensis - Western Blue Flag
Juniperus communis - Common Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum - Rocky Mountain Juniper
Picea glauca - White Spruce
Picea mariana - Black Spruce
Pinus banksiana - Gray Pine
Pinus contorta var. latifolia - Lodgepole Pine
Ribes americanum - Wild Black Currant
Ribes aureum - Flowering Currant
Ribes divaricatum - Wild Gooseberry
Ribes lacustre - Black Swamp Gooseberry
Sambucus racemose - Red Elderberry
Viburnum edule - Squashberry
Viburnum trilobum - American Highbush Cranberry
Yucca glauca - Spanish Bayonet Yucca

 Native Plants for Ground Cover

Anemone Canadensis - Canada Anemone
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
Cornus Canadensis - Bunchberry
Dryas drummondii - Yellow Mountain Avens
Luetkea pectinate - Partridgefoot
Potentilla tridentate - Three-toothed Cinquefoil
Prunella vulgaris - Heal-all
Smilacina racemose - False Solomon's Seal
Tiarella trifoliate - Foamflower
Vaccinium uliginosum - Bog Blueberry
Vaccinium vitis-idaea - Lingonberry

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