These are the plants that we are growing that prefer shade; in some cases you will find plants listed on both this page and the sun section. Many of the native plants are flexible and adaptable, capable of handling light shade or filtered sun.
It is fun to experiment and see how different plants handle various conditions, in some cases a plant can adapt to full sun but the care and time necessary to keep it healthy doesn't justify the cost or effort. I have to remind myself that the beauty of native plants is; if they are in an area that suits them they will require less water and less care. Not zero care just less.