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Plant Information

The purpose of UDBG’s living plant collection is to support its educational mission with emphasis on undergraduate education, outreach programming, and the horticulture industry. A diverse collection of plants displays unique specimens for comparative study, to inspire aesthetic design, and to illustrate ecological relationships. Its rich holdings include temperate plants from around the world, with strong emphasis on Holly (Ilex), Maple (Acer), Magnolia (Magnolia), Oak (Quercus), Viburnum (Viburnum), Snowbells (Styrax), and False Indigo (Baptisia). Selected representatives and locations are available on the Featured Plant Collections page.

The current Plant Inventory lists the accession number (first two digits are the year the plant was accessioned into the garden), scientific name, garden location (indicated by the bed code in the garden), common name, and plant family. The garden beds in the UDBG along with their associated codes can be found on this Location Map. Garden bed codes begin with the first letter of the garden they are located. The taxonomy of the Plant Inventory follows Michael A. Dirr’s Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, 6th edition, to provide consistency with plant materials courses and does not necessarily reflect recent taxonomic changes. Download to read the UDBG’s Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which evaluated UDBG’s plant collections stewardship.

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Liriodendron tulipfera

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tuliptree, Tulip Poplar, Tulip Magnolia, Yellow Poplar

Lonicera pileata

Lonicera pileata

Privet Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens Cedar Lane

Lonicera sempervirens

Winter Honeysuckle

Loropetalum chinense

Loropetalum chinense

Evergreen Witchhazel, Chinese Fringe-flower

Magnolia Elizabeth

Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’

Elizabeth Magnolia

Magnolia ‘Raspberry Ice’

Raspberry Ice Magnolia

Magnolia acuminata

Magnolia acuminata

Cucumbertree Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora flower

Magnolia grandiflora

Southern Magnolia

Magnolia sieboldii

Magnolia sieboldii

Oyama Magnolia

Magnolia stellata Waterlily

Magnolia stellata

Star Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana Verbanica

Magnolia × soulangeana

Saucer Magnolia

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Japanese Mahonia