Plants for the Sloped Stream Bank

Winterberry thrives in moist soil, and its berries feed migratory birds returning in the Spring.

Note that the Plant List below is accurate, but the photos are not.

Shrubs

New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americana

Ecological Benefits: Cover for Wildlife, Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer, Food for Caterpillars

Winterberry (male)

Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy'

Ecological Benefits: Cover for Wildlife, Nest Site for Birds, Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer, Food for Winter Birds

Winterberry (female)

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

Ecological Benefits: Cover for Wildlife, Nest Site for Birds, Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer, Food for Winter Birds

Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Ecological Benefits:  Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer

Perennials

Blue Mist Flower

Eupatorium coelestinum

Ecological Benefits: Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer, Food for Caterpillars

Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis 

Ecological Benefits: Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer

Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Ecological Benefits: Cover for Wildlife, Nest Site for Birds, Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer, Food for Winter Birds, Food for Caterpillars

Narrowleaf Ironweed

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Ecological Benefits: Pollen Producer, Nectar Producer, Food for Winter Birds

Grasses

Purple Love Grass

Eragrostis spectabilis

Ecological Benefits: Cover for Wildlife, Nest Site for Birds, Food for Winter Birds

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Ecological Benefits: Cover for Wildlife, Nest Site for Birds, Food for Winter Birds

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