Rudbeckia triloba, or the Brown-eyed Susan, is a biennial (short-lived perennial) plant that grows best in full sun and moist soil. This hardy, long-blooming plant tolerates a range of growing conditions and supports a variety of wildlife.
Zizia aptera, known mostly by its common names Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders or Meadow Zizia, is an herbaceous perennial plant with heart-shaped leaves that grows in a variety of habitats from prairies to woodlands.
The state flower of New Jersey, Common Blue Violets adorn our yards in early spring, providing an important food source for emerging bees.
Clumping sedge with fine textured leaves that grows in wet conditions; wildlife friendly!
Colonies of Partridge Berry produce a groundcover of evergreen leaves on organically-rich sandy soil.
Lyreleaf Sage offers striking flowers, as well as patterned foliage, and is attractive to bees and butterflies.
Clusters of tiny white flowers adorn this fragrant spring blooming woodland plant that stands only 6 inches tall.
Petite yet stately, this spring wildflower will make an excellent addition to your woodland garden.
Virginia Chainfern, as its common name implies, is not a flowering plant, but a fern, which reproduces by spores. The leathery, evergreen fronds feature deeply-cut leaflets. It spreads aggressively in ideal conditions of wet acidic soils. Plant Virginia Chainfern in your rain garden or moist naturalized areas of the yard.
Summer Grape is a woody deciduous vine. Its flowers are fragrant, but not showy; they bloom May-June, and attract pollinating bees. Summer Grape is primarily grown for its edible, blue-purple fruit, but its foliage is also attractive in summer, and the shaggy bark of the woody vine provides ornamental interest in winter. The fruit provides a food source for birds and wildlife, September-October. Plant Summer Grape strategically to grow on a trellis, fence, or other structure in your yard. The flexible vines can be used to make decorative wreaths.