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Search for a specific plant or use the search filters below to identify plants. The list of plants will change as you make selections. As you select more filters your list will narrow. 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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Select based on whether your soil is wet most of the time, periodically wet or moist (medium-drained), or dry most of the time (well-drained). Learn more.

Make selections based on whether your planting areas are dry most of the time (including extended periods during which there is little or no rain) or if your planting areas have access to irrigation. Learn more.

If your property is in a coastal area and subject to salt spray or salt water (or if you’re planting along roadways frequently exposed to winter de-icing products), consider plants with high to medium salt tolerance. Learn more.

Plants

Photo of Antennaria plantaginifolia
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Antennaria plantaginifolia

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Pussytoes, Woman's Tobacco

Pussytoes is grown for its basal rosette of soft velvety leaves. Small bees and flies pollinate the small white spring blooming flowers.

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Euonymus americanus

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American Strawberry Bush, Bursting Hearts

Bright red textured fruit capsules split open in the fall revealing 4 glossy orange-red seeds, eaten by birds.

Photo of Asclepias verticillata
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Asclepias verticillata

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Whorled Milkweed, Horsetail Milkweed

Fragrant, white flowers bloom in small, flat-topped clusters atop unbranched stems and within the leaf axils, between June and September.

Photo of Dalea purpurea
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Dalea purpurea

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Purple Prairie Clover, Prairie Stalwort

Purple florets clustered around a cone-like bud bloom throughout the summer, June-August.

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Campanula rotundifolia

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Northern Harebell, Bluebell Bellflower

Loose clusters of delicate, blue or purple, bell-shaped flowers bloom intermittently atop slender stems from summer through fall.