Native plants at PEREC

Want to learn more about native plant species growing around the Potomac Science Center? This page provides information on numerous species found along pathways and other places where visitors can view signs that label scientific and common name, with a barcode that leads to each plant’s profile on the website. By providing a resource on native species, we at PEREC hope to both educate and potentially inspire you to grow some of these plants in your own gardens to aid in conservation efforts!


Confused about terminology? Each plant’s profile has pop-up descriptions for underlined keywords. However, if the pop-ups won’t display, or you just want to see the full list, check our glossary here!

Co-authored by Adrian Hagarty & Monica Marcelli (2023)