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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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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Lawson Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis thyoides

Chamaecyparis thyoides

Atlantic White-cedar, White Cedar False Cypress

Chimonanthus praecox Luteus

Chimonanthus praecox

Fragrant Wintersweet

Cladrastis kentukea

Cladrastis kentukea

American Yellowwood

Clethra acuminata

Clethra acuminata

Mountain Clethra

Clethra alnifolia

Summersweet Clethra

Cornus alternifolia leaves

Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus mas

Cornus mas

Corneliancherry Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia W Stackman

Cornus sericea

Redosier Dogwood

Corylopsis glabrescens flowers

Corylopsis glabrescens

Fragrant Witchhazel

Corylopsis pauciflora flowers

Corylopsis pauciflora

Buttercup Winterhazel