Osborne Trail and Park Association

Plants: Pollinator Garden and Wildflower Listing

The Pollinator Garden

Our pollinator garden is both beautiful and meaningful. It’s designed and planted with specific nectar and pollen producing plants that attract pollinating insects known as pollinators.

Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are important to helping plants grow. Our food supply chain depends on it. To attract and support pollinators, we planted a variety of flowering native plants that offer nectar and pollen throughout the growing season (particularly milkweed), avoid the use of pesticides and place similar flowers close to one another. Check out our pollinator garden and learn more through two powerful educational posters.

Explore Indigenous Appalachian Plant Species

We are in the process of developing a catalog with photos and facts about the various trees and plants in the park. To reference the Plant Catalog effectively, botanical markers that contain the family, genus and specie name of selected plants and trees are placed in the park.

Wildflower Listing

Anemone virginiana – Thimbleweed (wiki, usda)
Aquilegia canadensis – Canada Columbine* (wiki, usda)
Arisaema triphyllum – Jack-in-the-Pulpit* (wiki, usda)
Aruncus dioicus – Goatsbeard* (wiki, usda)
Asarum canadense – Wild Ginger* (wiki, usda)
Aster cordifolius – Blue Heart-leaved Aster* (wiki, usda)
Aster divaricatus – White Wood Aster* (wiki, usda)
Caulophyllum thalictroides – Blue Cohosh* (wiki, usda)
Cimicifuga (Actaea) racemosa – Bugbane, Black Cohosh*
Claytonia virginiana – Spring Beauty*
Dentaria diphylla – Twin-leaf Toothwort*
Dentaria laciniata – Cut-leaf Toothwort*
Dicentra eximia – Wild Bleeding Heart
Eupatorium maculatum – Joe-Pye Weed*
Geranium maculatum – Wild Geranium*
Heuchera villosa ëAtropurpureaí –
Coral Bells (Pacific Northwest species)
Houstonia caerulea – Bluets, Quaker Ladies*
Hydrophyllum canadense – Maple-leaved Waterleaf

Hydrophyllum virginianum –
Virginia Waterleaf*Jeffersonia diphylla – Twinleaf
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells*
Mitella diphylla – Mitrewort, Bishopís Cap*
Phlox divaricata – Woodland Phlox*
Podophyllum peltatum – Mayapple*
Polemonium reptans – Jacobís Ladder*
Polygonatum pubescens – Downy Solomonís Seal*
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot*
Sedum ternatum – Woodland Stonecrop*
Smilacina racemosa – False Solomonís Seal*
Stylophorum diphyllum – Celandine Poppy
Thalictrum dioicum – Early Meadow Rue
Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia – Running Foamflower
Trillium grandiflorum – White Trillium*
Verbesina alternifolia – Wingstem*

* denotes Sewickley native

Learn more about Pennsylvania native plants through the Pennsylvania Native Plant Society.