Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine is a plant species native to the New York area

Native Plants

Many gardeners are just beginning to understand the value of incorporating native plant species into their landscapes. In fact, some of the nation’s earliest gardeners like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson considered it their patriotic duty to plant natives. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service defines “Native” as: “With respect to a particular ecosystem, a species that, other than as a result of an introduction, historically occurred or currently occurs in that ecosystem.”

Why Native Plants Matter

Identifying Native Plants

Landscaping with Native Plants

Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants

Native Plants for Rain Gardens


Sandra Linnell
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
(518) 828-3346 ext 106

Last updated May 10, 2021