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List of Native Plants and Animals

Shrubs  
Amelanchier canadensis
Aronia arbutiflolia
Aronia melanocarpa
Ceanothus americanus
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Clethra alnifolia
Cornus amomum
Cornus racemosa
Cornus sericea
Diervilla lonicera
Gaylussacia baccata
Kalmia angustifolia
Lindera benzoin
Llex glabra
Llex verticillata
Myrica pensylvanica
Rhododendron periclymenoides
Rhododendron viscosum
Rhus copallinum
Rhus glabra
Rhus typhina
Rosa palustris
Salix discolor
Sambucus canadensis
Spiraea alba
Spirea tomentosa
Vaccinium corymbosum
Viburnum acerifolium
Viburnum dentatum
Viburnum prunifolium
Shadblow
Red chokeberry
Black chokeberry
New Jersey tea
Buttonbush
Sweet pepperbush
Silky dogwood
Red-panicled dogwood
Red-osier dogwood
Bush honeysuckle
Black huckleberry
Sheep laurel
Spicebush
Inkberry
Winterberry
Northern bayberry
Pinxter azalea
Swamp azalea
Shining sumac
Smooth sumac
Staghorn sumac
Swamp rose
Pussy willow
Elderberry
Meadowsweet
Hardhack
Highbush blueberry
Mapleleaf viburnum
Arrowwood
Blackhaw viburnum
Trees  
Acer rubrum
Acer saccharinum
Amerlanchier arborea
Betula lenta
Betula lenta
Betula nigra
Carpinus caroliniana
Carya ovata
Celtis occidentalis
Cornus alternifolia
Cornus florida
Franxinus americana
Franxinus pensylvanica
Hamamelis virginiana
Hamamelis virginiana
Liquidambar styraciflua
Lirodendron tulipifera
Llex opaca
Nyssa sylvatica
Platanus occidentalis
Populus deltoids
Populus tremuloides
Prunus serotina
Qercus palustris
Quercus alba
Quercus bicolor
Quercus prinus
Quercus ruba
Quercus velutina
Salix nigra
Sasafras albidum
Scirpus validus
Tilia americana
Red maple
Silver maple
Serviceberry
Black birch
Gray birch
River birch
American hornbeam
Shagbark hickory
Common hackberry
Alternate-leaved dogwood
Flowering dogwood
White ash
Green ash
American hophornbeam
Witch hazel
Sweet gum
Tulip tree
American holly
Black tupelo
American sycamore
Cottonwood
Quaking aspen
Black cherry
Pin oak
White oak
Swamp white oak
Chestnut oak
Northern red oak
Black oak
Black willow
Common sassafras
American linden
Graminoids
 
 
Andropogon virginicus
Calamagrostis canadensis
Carex crinita
Carex crinita
Carex pensylvanica
Carex stricta
Carex vulpinoides
Deschampsia cespitosa
Elymus hystrix
Juncus canadensis
Juncus effusus
Panicum virgatum
Schizachyrium scoparium
Scripus atrovirens
Scripus validus
Sorghastrum nutans
Broomsedge
Bluejoint
Crinkled sedge
Crinkled sedge
Pennsylvania sedge
Tussock sedge
Fox sedge
Tufted hairgrass
Bottlebrush sedge
Canada rush
Soft rush
Switchgrass
Little bluestem
Black bulrush
Great bulrush
Indian grass
Forbes
 
 
Asclepias incarnata
Aster novae-angliae
Aster novi-belgii
Caltha palustris
Chelone glabra
Eupatorium maculatum
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Eupatorium rugosum
Helianthus angustifolius
Impatiens capensis
Lobeilia cardinalis
Lobelia siphilitica
Penstemon digitalis
Rudbeckia triloba
Tradescantia virginiana
Vernonia noveboracensis

Swamp milkweed
New York aster
New York aster
Marsh marigold
Turtlehead
Spotted Joe-Pye weed
Boneset
White boneset
Swamp sunflower
Jewelweed
Cardinal flower
Great lobelia
White beardtongue
Thin-leaf coneflower
Spederwort
New York ironweed
 Fauna  
American and least bittern
Blue-winged warbler
Brown thrasher
Bullfrog
Common and hooded merganser
Common yellowthroat
Double-crested cormorant
Eastern chipmunk
Eastern cottontail
Grasshopper
Great,snowy and little blue egret
Green heron
Laughing gull
Limpkin
Mallard
Marsh wren
Mourning and common ground dove
Muskrat
Mute swan
Oriole
Painted turtle
Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-tailed hawk
Red-winged blackbird
Song sparrow
Sparrow
Swamp sparrow
Tree frog
Tufted Titmouse
Virginia rail
Willow flycatcher
Wood duck
Yellow and black-crowned Night-heron
Yellow warbler 
Selected list from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Group Native Species Planting Guide for New York City and Vicinity.