Use the tools below to search for one or more plants found in Delaware.  Search levels are intended to help you focus on the information most important to you.  Dropdown lists allow “one-click” access to the plants database, while the text blocks, check boxes and radio buttons are used to narrow your search based on desired criteria. Click “search” after setting your criteria. To select multiple items in a box, press and hold the or the keys while selecting.    For information about definitions and nomenclature used, please refer to the [glossary of terms]
Please note: you must enable pop-ups to see plant results.If you have questions or comments about the database, you may contact Bill McAvoy at the Wildlife Species Conservation and Research Program office.

These dropdown lists provide "one-click" access to plants: just choose your plant or group of interest from one of the lists to see results
Scientific name


Common name

Family scientific name

Family common name

Selection criteria:
Sort results by:Common namesScientific names
Division - Class
Carex Section
Life form
Life Form Modifiers
  Deciduous   Evergreen
  Semi-evergreen   Wintergreen
  Needle-leaf   Broad-leaf
  Dwarf   Aquatic
  Amphibious   Emergent (Aquatic)
  Floating-rooted (Aquatic)   Free-floating (Aquatic)
  Submersed-floating (Aquatic)   Submersed (Aquatic)
State status
Global rank
Federal status
Native Status
Invasive Status
Invasive watchlist
County Distribution
  New Castle
Physiographic Province
  Coastal Plain
Limit of Distribution
Wildlife Values
  Birds   Hummingbirds
  Quail   Turkey
  Waterfowl   Mammals
  Bats   Butterfiles, Moths, Bees
  Turtles   Fish
Flowering period
Geographic Affinity
Wetland indicator status
Medicinal Properties
  Has Medicinal Properties
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For more on the use and format of the database, and further contact information, visit the database overview page.  The links to the right provide more information, including a glossary of terms, description of Global and State Conservation Status, excluded plants, etc.