THE GARDENS

at the Lake Placid Public Library

A Cornell Cooperative Extension Essex County Master Gardener Visibility and Teaching Garden


             The Adirondack Woodland Native Plants Garden and Lakeshore Plantings feature native plants, shrubs and trees that are found in the upland areas of the Adirondack mountains. The woodland native plants are generally more shade-loving whereas the lakeshore plantings thrive in sunnier, drier locations. In this garden, native plants are considered to be those which occurred in this region without cultivation at the time of European settlement. The following native plants can be found in the garden:

FERNS AND CLUBMOSSES

Princess Pine

Lycopodium obscurum

Shining Club Moss

Lycopodium lucidulum

Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Bracken Fern

Pteridium aquilinum

Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis

Woodfern

Dryopteris spp

HERBS AND WILDFLOWERS

White Baneberry

Actaea pachypoda

Red Baneberry

Actaea rubra

Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Wild Sarsaparilla

Aralia nudicaulis

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Arisaema triphylllum

Blue Bead Lily

Clintonia borealis

Goldthreads

Coptis groenlandica

Bunchberry

Cornus canadensis

False Violet

Dalibarda repens

Trout Lily

Erythronium americanum

Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens

Blue Flag

Iris versicolor

Twinflower

Linnaea borealis

Canada Mayflower

Maianthemum canadense

Partridgberry

Mitchella repens

Wood Sorrel

Oxalis montana

Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum biflorum

Shinleaf

Pyrola elliptica

Blood Root

Sanguinaria canadensis

False Solomon's Seal

Smilacina racemosa

Rose Twisted Stalk

Streptopus roseus

Tall Meadow Rue

Thalictrum pubescens

Foam Flower

Tiarella cordifolia

Starflower

Trientalis borealis

Painted Trillium

Trillium undulatum

Red Trillium

Trilium erectus

Violet

Viola spp.

SHRUBS

Goatsbeard

Aruncus dioicus

Alternate-leaved Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia

Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus stolonifera

Sweet Gale

Myrica gale

Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

Meadowsweet

Spirea latifolia

Blueberry

Vaccinium spp

Hobblebush

Viburnum alnifolium

TREES

Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea

Striped Maple

Acer pensylvanicum

Shadbush (Serviceberry)

Amelanchier sp

Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera

Tamarack

Larix laricina

Red Spruce

Picea rubra

Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides

American Mountain Ash

Sorbus americana

Northern White-Cedar

Thuja occidentalis

Trillium Fruit
Trillium Fruit
Striped Maple
Striped Maple
Wood Sorrel flower
Wood Sorrel Flower

All of the gardens at the library are maintained by the Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.


For more information about the Master Gardener Program:

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Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension
P.O. Box. 388, 67 Sisco Street, Westport, NY 12993
518-962-4810
ecgardening.cce.cornell.edu