NY State Protected Native Plant List

Protected Native Plant List

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State Policy- March, 2004

Plants named on the New York State list, “Protected Native Plants” cannot be exhibited in competitive classes, except in Special Exhibits Division as an Educational Exhibit. Such plants must have been acquired in a lawful manner, and may be cut specimens and/or container plants.

Commercially developed hybrids or cultivars (not natural varieties) of plants on the NY list are permitted in competitive classes, but only when the distinguishing feature is evident (April, 1992).

Species Common Name
Arisaema dracontium Greendragon
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed, Orange Milkweed
Campanula rotundifolia Harebell, Bluebell of Scotland
Celastrus scandens American Bittersweet
Chimaphila maculata,

   C. umbellata

Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood
Drosera rotundifolia Sundew
Epigaea repens Trailing Arbutus, May Flower
Euonymus americanus,

   E. obovata

Strawberry Bush, Bursting Heart, Running Strawberry Bush
Ferns, all native species

(except Hay Scented,

Sensitive and

Bracken) including:




Maidenhair, Spleenwort, Lady, Ostrich, Christmas, Cinnamon, Interrupted, Royal, Rock, Common Polypody
Gentiana, all native species Gentian
Ilex, all native species


   I. glabra

   I. opaca
I. verticillata

Inkberry, American Holly, Winterberry, Black Alder
Kalmia, all native species Laurel
Lilium, all native species Canada Lilly, Wood Lilly, Turk’s Cap Lilly
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
Lycopodium complanatum,

   L. stichense

Clubmoss, Princess Pine
Malus glaucesens American Crab Apple
Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebell
Myrica pennsylvanica Bayberry
Opuntia humifusa Eastern Prickly-pear Cactus
Orchidaceae, all native


Ladyslipper, Pogonia, Twayblade, Ladies’ Tresses, Rattlesnake, Plantain Orchids
Orontium aquaticum Golden-club
Panax quinquefolius Ginseng, Sang

R. lapponicum

   R. canadense

   R. maximum,

   R. periclymenoides,

   R. prinophyllum,

   R. viscosum

Rhodora, Rosebay, Pinskster Azalea, Great Laurel, Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea
Sabatia, all native species Marsh-pink, Swamp-pink
Sanguinaria canadensis Blood-root
Sarrasenia purpurea Pitcher-plant
Silene caroliniana Marsh-pink, Wild Pink
Trillium, all native species Trillium
Viola pedata Bird’s-foot Violet

CGC March 2016 Meeting

At the Centerport Garden Club’s March 2016 meeting held at the Harborfields Library we introduced the new incoming executive board members and welcomed 4 new members to our club.

Incoming Executive Board: Kris Strandfeldt: Recording Secretary, Mary Ahern: Communications, Sally Lauve & Anne Wesp: 1st VP, Jan Kahn: President, Pat Brooks: Treasurer.

Welcome to our newest CGC members: Lyn Moodie, Silke Nitsch, Barbara Browne & Donna Rusinski.

There was also an excellent lecture given by Michael Tessitore speaking on “Dealing with the increasing deer population on Long Island.”

Our gorgeous floral arrangement was by our member Gail Berti.

Second District Conservation Plant List

Second District Conservation  Plant List

Scientific Name Common Name
Arisaema dracontium Green-dragon
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the Pulpit
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly-weed
Campanula rotundifolia Harebell
Celastrus scandens* American Bittersweet
Chimaphila maculata Spotted Wintergreen
Chimaphila umbellata Pipsissewa
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood
Drosera – all native species Sundew
Epigaea repens Trailing Arbutus
Erythronium americanum Trout Lilly
Euonymus americanus Bursting Heart
Euonymus atropurpureus Wahoo
Filices – all native species** Ferns
Gentiana – all native species All Gentians
Hydrastis canadensis Golden Seal
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Ilex opaca American Holly
Ilex verticillata Winterberry
Kalmia – all native species Laurel
Lilium canadense Canada Lily
Lilium philadelphicum Wood Lily
Lilium superbum Turk’s Cap Lily
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
Lycopodium – all native species All Clubmosses (including Princess Pine)
Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebell
Mitchella repens Partridge Berry
Monarda didyma Bee-balm
Monotropa uniflora Indian Pipe
Myrica pensylvanica Bayberry
Nelumbo Lutea American Lotus
Opuntia humifusa Prickly Pear Cactus
Orchidaceae All Native Orchids
Orontium aquaticum Golden Club
Panax quinquefolius Ginseng
Panax trifolius Dwarf Ginseng
Pyrus coronaria Wild Crab Apple
Rhododendron – all native species including:

   Rhododendron maximum

   Rhododendron nudiflorum
Rhododendron viscosum



Pinxter Azalea

Swamp Azalea

Rosa virginiana Wild Rose (New York State Flower)
Sabatia – all native species Marsh Pinks
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot
Sarracenia purpurea Pitcher Plant
Silene caroliniana Wild Pink
Trillium – all native species Trillium
Trollius laxus Globe Flower
Uvularia sessilifolia Bellwort
Viola pedata Bird’s Foot Violet


* RARE and not to be confused with Oriental Bittersweet (Calestrus orbiculatus) which is common on Long Island. No VARIETY may be used in a Flower Show.
**Native Ferns
cannot be exhibited in any Division of a Flower Show, except in the Special Exhibits Division, as an Educational Exhibit. Such plants must have been acquired in a lawful manner.