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A Guide for Plants Damaged by Deer

Courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Westchester County, New York

PLANTS RARELY OR NEVER EATEN

Annuals and Biennials (Botanical Nam – Common Name)

Ageratum houstaianum——————————————— Ageratum
Antirrhinum majus—————————————————- Snapdragon
Begonia x semperflorenscultorum——————————– Begonia
Cleome hasslerana————————————————— Cleome
Dahlia spp————————————————————– Dahia
Datura spp————————————————————– Thorn Apple
Digitalis spp———————————————————— Foxglove
Gaillardia pulchella————————————————— Blanket Flower
Heliotropium arborecens——————————————- Heliotrope
Hypoestes phyllostachya——————————————– Polka-Dot Plant
Ipomoea spp———————————————————– Morning Glory
Lobelia erinus———————————————————- Edging Lobelia
Lobularia Maritima————————————————— Sweet Alyssum
Mirabalis jalapa——————————————————- Four-O-Clock
Myosotis sylvatica—————————————————- Forget-Me-Not
Ocimum basilicum—————————————————- Sweet Basil
Papaver spp———————————————————— Poppy
Pelargonium x hortorum——————————————– Zonal Geranium
Petroselinum crispum———————————————— Parsley
Salvia farineca——————————————————— Blue Salvia
Senecio cineraria—————————————————– Dusty Miller
Silybum spp————————————————————- Thistle
Tagetes spp————————————————————- Marigold
Verbena x hybrid—————————————————— Verbena

Herbaceous Perennials (Botanical Name – Common Name)

Achillea spp———————————————————— Yarrow
Allium schoenoprasum———————————————- Chives
Allium spp————————————————————– Ornamental Onion
Allium tuerosum—————————————————— Garlic Chives
Alyssum saxatile——————————————————- Basket of Gold
Amsonia tabernaemontana—————————————– Amsonia
Anemone spp———————————————————- Anemones
Angelica archangelica———————————————– Angelica
Aquilegia Canadensis———————————————— Wild Columbine
Arisaema spp———————————————————- Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Artemisia spp———————————————————- Wormwood
Aruncus dioicus——————————————————– Goatsbeard
Asclepias tuberosa—————————————————- Butterfly Weed
Astilbe spp————————————————————– Astilbe
Baptisia spp———————————————————— False Indigo
Bergenia spp———————————————————– Bergenia
Boltonia asteroids—————————————————– Boltoni
Buddeia davidii——————————————————– Butterfly Bush
Calluna spp————————————————————- Heater
Campanula carpatica———————————————— Tussock Bellflower
Centaurea spp——————————————————— Knapweed
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides————————————- Plumbago
Chelone spp———————————————————— Turtlehead
Chrysanthemum coccineum—————————————- Painted Daisy
Chrysanthemum x superbum————————————— Shasta Daisy
Chrysanthemum parthenium————————————— Feverfew
Cimicifuga racemose———————————————— Bugbane
Coreospsis spp——————————————————— Coreopsis
Dennstaedtia punctilobula—————————————— Hay-scented Fern
Dianthus spp———————————————————– Sweet William, Pinks
Dicentra exima——————————————————– Bleeding Heart
Dictamnus albus——————————————————- Gas Plant
Echinacea purpurea————————————————– Purple Coneflower
Echinops spp———————————————————– Globe Thistle
Erica spp—————————————————————- Heath
Eupatorium spp——————————————————– Joe-Pye Weed
Euphorbia spp———————————————————- Spurge
Filipendula spp——————————————————— Queen-of-the-Praine
Fritallaria imperialis————————————————- Crown Imperial
Geum spp————————————————————— Avens
Gypsophilia paniculata———————————————– Baby’s Breath
Helleborus spp——————————————————— Hellebore
Iberis sepervirens—————————————————– Candytuft
Kirengeshoma palmate———————————————- Kirengeshoma
Lavandula spp———————————————————- Lavender
Liatris spicata———————————————————- Spike Gayfeather
Lilium lancifolium—————————————————– Tiger Lily
Limonium latifolium————————————————– Statice
Linaria spp————————————————————– Toadflax
Linum perenne——————————————————– Perennial Blue Flax
Lupinus spp————————————————————- Lupine
Lythrum spp———————————————————— Loosestrife
Matteuccia struthiopteris——————————————- Ostrich Fern
Mentha pulegium—————————————————– Pennyroyal
Mentha spp————————————————————- Mint
Mitchella repens—————————————————— Partridgeberry
Monarda didyma—————————————————— Beebalm
Myosotis scorpiodes————————————————– Forget-Me-Not
Myrrhis odorata——————————————————- Sweet Cicely
Narcissus spp…——————————————————– Daffodil
Nepeta spp————————————————————- Catmint
Oenothera tetragona———————————————— Sundrops
Oenothera spp——————————————————— Evening Primrose
Onoclea sensibilis—————————————————– Sensitive Fern
Origanum spp———————————————————- Oregano
Osmunda cinnamamea———————————————- Cinnamon Fern
Osmunda claytoniana———————————————— Interrupted Fern
Osmunda regalis—————————————————— Royal Fern
Papaver orientale—————————————————– Oriental Poppy
Phalaris arundinacea ‘Picta’—————————————- Ribbon Grass
Platycodon grandifloras——————————————— Balloon Flower
Polemonium caeruleum——————————————— Jacob’s Ladder
Polystichum acrostichoides—————————————– Christmas Fern
Potentilla spp———————————————————- Cinquefoil
Primula spp————————————————————- Primrose
Pulmonaria spp——————————————————– Lungwort
Ranunculus spp——————————————————– Buttercup
Rheum spp————————————————————– Rhubarb
Rosmarinus officinalis———————————————– Rosemary
Salvia spp————————————————————— Sage
Saponaria spp———————————————————- Soapwort
Scilla spp—————————————————————- Scilla
Solidago spp———————————————————— Goldenrod
Stachy’s byzantine—————————————————- Lamb’s Ear
Thelypteris noveboracensis—————————————– New York Fern
Tanacetum spp——————————————————– Tansy
Verbascum spp——————————————————– Mullein
Veronica latifolia—————————————————— Hungarian Speedwell
Vinca major———————————————————— Greater Periwinkle
Viola labridorica—————————————————— Labrador Violet
Yucca spp————————————————————— Yucca

Perennial Groundcovers (Botanical Name – Common Name)

Aegopodium podagraria——————————————– Bishop’s Weed
Ajuga reptans———————————————————- Buggleweed
Asperula oderata—————————————————— Sweet Woodruff
Convallaria majalis————————————————— Lily-of-the-Valley
Epimedium spp——————————————————– Barrenwort
Lamium spp———————————————————— Dead Nettle
Pachysandra terminalis———————————————- Japanese Pachysandra
Vinca Minor———————————————————— Periwinkle

Perennial Vines (Botanical Name – Common Name)

Celastrus spp———————————————————– Bittersweet
Clematis spp———————————————————– Clematis
Lonicera spp———————————————————— Honeysuckle
Wisteria spp———————————————————— Wisteria

PLANTS OCCASIONALLY EATEN

Annuals and Biennials (Botanical Name – Common Name)

Achimenes spp———————————————————-Pansy
Helianthus annus——————————————————-Sunflower

Herbaceous Perennials and Perennial Vines (Botanical Name – Common Name)

Endymion spp———————————————————- Wood Hyacinth
Geranium maculatum———————————————– Cranesbill Geranium
Hedera helix———————————————————– English Ivy
Iris spp——————————————————————- Iris
Paeonia spp———————————————————— Peony
Rudbeckia spp——————————————————— Coneflower
Sedum purpureum ‘Autumn Joy’———————————- Sedum
Thalictrum spp——————————————————— Meadow Rue

PLANTS OFTEN EATEN

Annuals and Biennials (Botanical Name – Common Name)

Alcea rosea————————————————————- Hollyhocks
Impatiens spp———————————————————- Impatiens
Tithonia rotundifolia————————————————- Mexican Sunflower

Herbaceous Perennials (Botanical Name – Common Name)

Crocus spp————————————————————– Crocus
Hemeroallis spp——————————————————- Daylily
Hosta spp————————————————————— Hosta
Lobelia cardinalis—————————————————– Cardinal Flower
Phlox spp—————————————————————- Phlox
Rosa spp—————————————————————– Rose
Tulipa spp————————————————————— Tulips

PLANTS RARELY DAMAGED

Botanical Name – Common Name

Berberis spp———————————————————— Barberry
Berberis vulgaris—————————————————— Common Barberry
Betula papyrifera—————————————————– Paper Birch
Buxus sempervirens————————————————– Common Boxwood
Elaegnus augustifolia———————————————— Russian Olive
Ilex opaca————————————————————— American Holly
Leucothoe fontanesiana——————————————— Drooping Leucothoe
Picea pungens——————————————————— Colorado Blue Spruce
Piesris japonica——————————————————– Japanese Pieris

PLANTS SELDOM SEVERELY DAMAGED

Botanical Name – Common Name

Betula pendula——————————————————– European White Birch
Celastrus scandens————————————————— American Bittersweet
Cornus sericea——————————————————— Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus florida———————————————————- Flowering Dogwood
Cornus kousa———————————————————– Kousa Dogwood
Crataegus laevigata————————————————– English Hawthorn
Enkianthus campanulatus —————————————— Redvein Enkianthus
Fagus sylvatica——————————————————— European Beech
Forshythia spp——————————————————— Forsythia
Gleditsia triacanthos————————————————- Honey Locust
Ilex cornuta————————————————————- Chinese Holly
Ilex glabra————————————————————– Inkberry
Juniperus chinensis————————————————— Chinese Junipers (blue)
Juniper chinensis—————————————————— Chinese Junipers (green)
Kalmia latifolia——————————————————– Mountain Laurel
Kolkwitzia amabilis————————————————— Beautybush
Picea abies————————————————————- Norway Spruce
Picea glauca———————————————————— White Spruce
Pinus nigra————————————————————– Austrian Pine
Pinus rigida————————————————————- Pitch Pine
Pinus mugo————————————————————- Mugo Pine
Pinus resinosa———————————————————- Red Pine
Pinus sylvestris——————————————————— Scotch Pine
Prunus serrulata——————————————————- Japanese Flowering Cherry
Salix matsudana tortuosa——————————————- Corkscrew Willow
Sassafras albidum—————————————————– Common Sassafras
Syringa vulgaris——————————————————- Common Lilac
Wisteria floribunda————————————————— Japanese Wisteria

PLANTS OCCASIONALLY SEVERELY DAMAGED

Botanical Name – Common Name

Abies concolor——————————————————— White Fir
Acer griseum———————————————————– Paperback Maple
Acer rubrum———————————————————– Red Maple
Acer saccharinum—————————————————– Silver Maple
Acer saccharum——————————————————- Sugar Maple
Aesculus hippocastannum——————————————- Common Horsechestnut
Amelanchier arborea———————————————— Downy Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis————————————————— Allegheny Serviceberry
Campsis radicans—————————————————– Trumpet Creeper
Chaenomeles speciose———————————————– Japanese Flowering Quince
Cornus racemose—————————————————– Panicled Dogwood
Cotinus coggygria—————————————————– Smokebush
Cotoneaster spp——————————————————- Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster apiculatus———————————————- Cranberry Contoneaster
Cotoneaster horizontalis——————————————– Rockspray Cotoneaster
Cryptomeria japonica———————————————— Japanese Ceder
Forsythia (x) intermedia——————————————— Border Forsythia
Hamamelis virginiana———————————————– Common Witchhazel
Hibiscus syriacus—————————————————— Rose of Sharon
Hydrangea arborescens——————————————— Smooth Hydrangea
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris————————————- Climbing Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata———————————————– Panicle Hydrangea
Ilex crenata————————————————————- Japanese Holly
Ilex (x) meserveae—————————————————- China Girl/Boy Holly
Juniperus virginiana————————————————– Eastern Redcedar
Larix decidua———————————————————– Eastern Larch
Lonicera (x) heckrotti———————————————— Goldflame Honeysuckle
Ligustrum spp———————————————————- Privet
Magnolia (x) soulaniana——————————————— Saucer Magnolia
Metasequoia glytosboides —————————————– Dawn Redwood
Parthenocissus quinquefolia—————————————- Virginia Creeper
Philadelphus coronaries——————————————— Sweet Mock Orange
Pinus strobus———————————————————– Eastern White Pine
Potentilla fruticose————————————————— Bush or Shrubby Cinquefoil
Prunus avium———————————————————- Sweet Cherry
Pseudotsuga menziesii———————————————– Douglas Fir
Pyracantha coccinea————————————————- Firethorn
Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’—————————————– Bradford Callery Pear
Pyrus communis——————————————————- Common Pear
Quercus alba———————————————————–White Oak
Quercus prinus——————————————————– Northern Red Oak
Rhododendron spp—————————————————-Deciduous Azaleas
Rohdodendron carolinianum————————————— Carolina Rhododendron
Rhododendron maximum——————————————- Rosebay Rhododendron
Rhus typhina———————————————————–Staghorn Sumac
Rosa multiflora——————————————————– Multiflora Rose
Rosa rugose———————————————————— Rugosa Rose
Salix spp—————————————————————– Willows
Spiraea (x) brumalda————————————————- Anthony Waterer Spiraea
Spiraea prunifolia—————————————————– Bridalwreath Spriaea
Syringa (x) persica—————————————————- Persian Lilac
Syringa reticulata—————————————————– Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa villosa——————————————————— Late Lilac
Tilia Americana——————————————————- Basswood
Tilia cordata Greenspire’——————————————– Greenspire Littleleaf Linden
Tsuga Canadensis—————————————————– Eastern Hemlock
Tsuga caroliniana—————————————————– Carolina Hemlock
Viburnum (x) juddi—————————————————- Juddi Viburnum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum——————————————- Leatherleaf Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum tomemtosum——————————— Doublefile Viburnum
Viburnum carlesii—————————————————– Koreanspice Viburnum
Weigela florida——————————————————– Oldfashion Weigela

PLANTS FREQUENTLY SEVERELY DAMAGED

Botanical Name – Common Name

Abies balsamea——————————————————– Balsam Fir
Abies fraseri———————————————————— Fraser Fir
Acer platanoides—————————————————— Norway Maple
Cercis Canadensis—————————————————– Eastern Redbud
Chamaecyparis thyoides——————————————– Atlantic White Cedar
Clematis spp———————————————————– Clematis
Cornus mas————————————————————- Comelian Dogwood
Euonymus alatus—————————————————— Winged Euonymus
Euonymus fortune—————————————————- Winter Creeper
Hedera helix———————————————————– English Ivy
Malus spp————————————————————— Apples
Prunus spp————————————————————– Cherries
Prunus spp————————————————————– Plums
Rhododendron spp—————————————————- Rhododendrons
Rhododendron spp—————————————————- Evergreen Azaleas
Rhododendron catawbiense—————————————- Catawba Rhododendron
Rhododendron periclymenoides———————————– Pinxterbloom Azalea
Rosa (x) hybrid——————————————————— Hybrid Tea Rose
Sorbus aucuparia—————————————————— European Mountain Ash
Taxus spp————————————————————— Yews
Taxus baccata———————————————————- English Yew
Taxus brevifolia——————————————————- Western or Pacific Yew
Taxus cuspidate——————————————————- Japanese Yew
Taxus (x) media——————————————————- English/Japanese Hybrid Yew
Thuja occidentalis—————————————————– American Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis—————————————————– Northern White Cedar

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