Choose a season below to experience the unique beauty of our spring ephemerals and flowers, summer pollinator plants, and trees and shrubs from around the year. Click on the icons/links below.

Spring Summer Autumn-Winter Autumn Colors Winter Scenes

Native Places

Want to see native plants in the wild and in profusion? Take a vacation to New Jersey's very own pine barrens, the Great Smokys, or Isle Royale National Park located in Lake Superior. Click on the icons/links below.

The Pine Barrens The Great Smoky Mountains Isle Royale

Some references used on the photo pages

Standard references:

New Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada
Henry A. Gleason
The New York Botanical Garden, 1963
There is a newer version now.

Manual of Vascular Plants
Gleason & Cronquist

Gray's Manual of Botany
M. L. Fernald
American Book Company, 1950

Field Guides:

A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-central North America
Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968

Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
Lawrence Newcomb
Little, Brown and Company, 1977


New Jersey's diversity of habitat, in concert with four distinct seasons, blesses our state with botanical variety. From the stirrings of spring ephemerals through the forest litter, to the abundance for summer pollinator plants, to the turning of deciduous leaves, and then to the berries of winter, each season adorns New Jersey with a wonderful display of native flora.

Check Us Out on YouTube & Flickr

Visit the Native Plant Society of New Jersey Flickr galleries to see even photos of native plants and share images with your friends and colleagues.