Plants

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Monarda fistulosa

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Wild Bergamot, Beebalm

Wild Bergamot is a highly adaptable, wildlife-friendly perennial. Its showy, tubular, white, pink, or purple flowers form round, wispy clusters atop...

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Eupatorium perfoliatum

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Common Boneset

Common Boneset is a clumping perennial. Clusters of small white flowers bloom atop tall stems, July-September. Butterflies and bees value the...

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Lobelia siphilitica

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Great Blue Lobelia

Great Blue Lobelia features purple-blue, tubular flowers, which bloom July-September in whorled clusters atop tall, erect stems. This plant's nectar...

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Coreopsis rosea

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Pink Tickseed, Rose Coreopsis

Pink Tickseed is a multi-stemmed, clumping perennial with dense, green foliage. Small, pink-purple, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers are...

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Eutrochium fistulosum

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Trumpetweed, Joe-Pye Weed

Joe-Pye Weed is a tall, sturdy perennial with dark green leaves. Clusters of tiny, fragrant, pinkish-rose-colored flowers bloom July-September. The...

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Ammophila breviligulata

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American Beachgrass, Beach Grass

American Beachgrass is an evergreen grass, ubiquitous to the northeastern seaside landscape. Yellow, inconspicuous flowers bloom on spikes,...

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Panicum amarum

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Coastal Panicgrass, Bitter Panicgrass

Coastal Panicgrass is a clump-forming, warm season, perennial grass. The flowers become compact clusters of seed heads, September-February. Arching...

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Spartina pectinata

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Prairie Cordgrass, Sloughgrass, Ripgut

Prairie Cordgrass is a tall, stiff, warm-season perennial grass. Its clustered branches of yellow-brown flowers bloom on spikelets, July-August. ...

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Spartina patens

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Saltmeadow Cordgrass, Saltmarsh Cordgrass, Salt Hay

Saltmeadow Cordgrass is a warm-season perennial grass. The slender, wiry plants grow in thick mats. The action of wind and water can bend the...

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Aruncus dioicus

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Goat's Beard, Bride's Feathers

Goat's Beard is a tall perennial with astilbe-like flowers. Large feathery spikes of small, creamy-white flowers bloom April-June. This perennial...

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Use the search filters below to identify plants that will work in your yard. The list of plants at left will change as you make selections. Remember, the more filters you select the narrower your list will get. View the tutorial video if you are unsure how to search.

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New Jersey is divided into four main physiographic regions based on differences in relief, landforms, and geology – Ridge and Valley, Highlands, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. The boundary between each region is determined by a major change in topography and geology. For more information see New Jersey’s physiographic regions

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