Once a high-quality woodland garden, the Woodland Patch was disrupted after storm winds took down the trees that shaded it. Canada Goldenrod and invasive grasses have crept in with the increased light levels, displacing delicate, shade-loving natives. Since shade will not return to the area for a few years, any native plant introductions will have to tolerate sun and shade.

Ecosystem Model: Oak-Hickory Forest, Oak Savanna


Sun/Shade Tolerant (Prairie Moon):

(Not exhaustive)

  • White Snakeroot, Columbine, Poke Milkweed, Tall Bellflower, Common Wood Sedge, Palm Sedge (A), Bottlebrush Grass (A), Virginia Wild Rye (A), Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Woodland Sunflower, Virginia Waterleaf, Fringed Loosestrife, Virginia Bluebells, Sweet Cicely, Aniseroot, Wild Blue Phlox, Solomon’s Seal, Zig Zag Goldenrod, Heart-Leaved Aster, Drummond’s Aster (A), Calico Aster (A), Early Meadow Rue, White Vervain, Wingstem, Common Blue Violet



  • Burn Woodland Patch [Completed 03.03.23]
  • Plant trees and shrubs
  • Buy and spread Germination Code A seeds from the “Desirable Species” list onto burned ground
  • Plant excess plugs from other Stewardship Plans