Plants Native to the Property

One of the best things about hiking around our property is finding and identifying what we have growing here naturally. With each passing season, we find more we failed to notice the time before!


Common Name Latin Name
Paper Mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera
Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata
Pignut Hickory Carya glabra
Smoothbark Hickory see above
Red Elm Ulmus rubra
Slippery Elm see above
Muhlenberg Oak (Chinkapin) Quercus muehlenbergii
Red Oak Quercus rubra
Eastern Black Oak Quercus velutina
White Ash Fraxinus americana
Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana
Sassafras Sassafras albidum
Kentucky Coffee Tree Gymnocladus dioicus
Dogwood Cornus florida
Redbud Cercis canadensis
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Red Maple Acer rubrum
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
Box Elder Acer negundo
Sycamore Sassafras albidum
Black Walnut Juglans nigra
Pawpaw Asimina triloba
Pear Pyrus calleryana
Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
Persimmon Persimmon
Black Maple Acer nigrum
Beech Fagus grandifolia
Black Cherry Prunus serotina
Osage Orange Maclura pomifera
Hophornbeam[Hornbeam](Ironwood) Ostrya virginiana [carpinus caroliniana]
Sugarberry Celtis laevigata
Common Name Latin Name
Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa
Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata
Spice Bush Lindera benzoin
Honeysuckle Lonicera maackii
Coralberry Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
Wild Rose Rosa multiflora
Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis
Prickly Gooseberry Ribes cynosbati
Eastern Wahoo (burning bush) Euonymus atropurpureus
Common Name Latin Name
Wild Grape
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Poison Ivy Toxicodendron radicans


Common Name Latin Name
Snake Root(White) Ageratina altissima
Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica
Poison hemlock

Resources for Kentucky native plants.

Photographic list of Kentucky wildflowers