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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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Picea glauca

White Spruce

Picea pungens

Picea pungens

Colorado Spruce

Pinus cembra Pygmaea

Pinus cembra

Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus densiflora

Japanese Red Pine

Pinus flexilis

Limber Pine

Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis

Heldreich Pine, Bosnian Pine

Pinus koraiensis Morris Blue

Pinus koraiensis

Korean Pine

Pinus mugo

Pinus mugo

Mugo Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Pinus nigra Arnold Sentinel

Pinus nigra

Austrian Pine

Pinus palustris

Longleaf Pine

Pinus pumila

Pinus pumila

Dwarf Stone Pine, Japanese Stone Pine, Dwarf Siberian Pine

Pinus rigida

Pinus rigida

Pitch Pine, Northern Pitch Pine