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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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Pinus serotina

Pinus serotina

Pocosin Pine, Pond Pine

Pinus strobiformis

Pinus strobiformis

Southwestern White Pine

Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus

Eastern White Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Scotch Pine

Pinus taeda

Pinus taeda

Loblolly Pine

Pinus thunbergii

Pinus thunbergii

Japanese Black Pine

Pinus virginiana

Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine, Spruce Pine, Poverty Pine

Pinus wallichiana

Himalayan Pine

Platanus occidentalis

Platanus occidentalis

Sycamore, Buttonwood, American Planetree, Buttonball-tree

Platanus × hybrida

London Planetree

Platycladus orientalis

Platycladus orientalis

Oriental Arborvitae

Populus grandidentata

Populus grandidentata

Large-toothed Poplar